Review – Play On by Samantha Young


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Play On by Samantha Young

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Here I sit with my head still stuck in the clouds, stuck in a story that stole me away to another world. I’m still floating on Cloud Nine. Tears are still etched in my eyes, a soulful mix of swoon and sorrow. The feels won’t stop flowing. My soul is still stripped bare from this book. My heart still beats for a book that lifted me up from my everyday life and thrust me to another life across the pond…another world in Scotland. I’m still basking in the beauty of a book that held my heart hostage: PLAY ON by Samantha Young, a romance perfectly synched to my soul with a constant beat of the heart.

Samantha Young’s writing SUCKS YOU IN and makes you stay. Play On captivated me from the start. I was UNEQUIVOCALLY CONSUMED by this romance that penetrated every part of me. Play On is an MESMERIZING and MEANINGFUL MASTERPIECE, one I SAVORED like a fine wine, cherishing each drop. Play On, so HEARTFELT and HEADY, was MY DRUG and I was thoroughly ADDICTED. I WAS ALL IN…body…heart…soul…EVERYTHING!!!

Samantha Young crafted a PERFECTLY IMPERFECT hero and heroine with strength in spades, characters with whom I fell in fast love and ones that instantly claimed my heart. Both Nora and Aidan are beautiful inside out. This hero and heroine are beautifully broken but so perfect for each other, two broken halves that make a whole, so raw that they felt real.

Beautiful Nora O’Brien at a young age has had a tough life…to hell and back. A warrior woman, Nora forges on, gaining strength after each battle life bestows upon her. I greatly adored and admired this heroine!

Nora has been burned and is not looking for a relationship, but sometimes fate has other plans.

And I saw it. What I’d been trying so hard not to see. I saw that he wanted me … like I wanted him.

Aidan Lennox is tall, dark, and utterly handsome. He is a player, a music producer who travels the world with no time for relationships. I LOVED this complex alpha! 

“What am I to you?”

“You? You’re everything.”

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These words were EVERYTHING, so beautiful that I melted all over inside. I SWOONED so hard! I felt ALL OF THE FEELS!

Nora and Aidan don’t make sense together but like a moth drawn to a flame, they are drawn to one another. Two broken souls searching for solace. Two broken hearts longing to become whole. Two beautiful souls connected by feels and fate.

“Why are you fighting this when you want it?”

“Because—” His mouth crushed down on mine, silencing me.

The chemistry between Nora and Aidan is combustible and unstoppable! I felt the hero and heroines’ pull through the pages, a magnetic attraction. 

“I don’t have stubble burn on my cheeks, do I?”

“No. But you’ll most certainly have it between your thighs by tomorrow morning.”

HOLY HOT!!! Aidan’s magical mouth with heated words made me wanton! I was on FIRE along with the hero and heroine! 

Aidan Lennox was going to leave me in pieces.

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Play On POSSESSED every part of me, penetrating straight to the heart! The push and pull…the angst that bled had me ON EDGE—so ENTANGLED IN EMOTIONS—where I felt everything this hero and heroine did. I felt the unparalleled intensity and intimacy of this romance with the quick rise and fall of my chest, the way my breaths bated, my pulse pounded, and my heart beat out of its chest. 

“If you’re to be mine, I need you to be mine, because all of me is yours.”

Play On is a book that is HEARTBREAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL! Play On’s powerful and poignant words SHREDDED MY SOUL—where I felt stripped bare—as my emotions belonged to this beautiful book from beginning to end. This love story woven in fate and feels struck me so hard as it held my fragile heart in its hands, shattering it to pieces, and then sewing it back together so many times. I BROKE IN THE BEST BEST WAY!

A union of the heart, mind, and soul, Play On is PERFECTION…Samantha Young’s best work yet!!! The beauty of Samantha Young’s writing shines through this book, so full of life, love, and loss. Play On is a love story but SO MUCH MORE; it’s a story of self-discovery, unbridled strength, fate, and hard fought and forever love.

PLAY ON…oh did this STUNNING STORY play me like a beautiful harp—a MOVING MELODY that moved me so much that I still feel every word…every character…every sensation…EVERYTHING!!! This is a love story with so much heart and soul that you’re guaranteed to feel ALL OF THE FEELS!!! I dare you not to feel every word as this romance—so POWERFUL and POIGNANT—plays you in the best way. I FELL IN LOVE…SO MUCH LOVE…OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!!💜

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“Sometimes the most beautiful things in life are the messiest.”

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 heartbreakingly beautiful stars


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Nora O’Brien chased a dream from Indiana to Scotland, so sure it was the right thing to do. Three years later she was left in her adopted country with nothing to her name but guilt and regret.

Until Aidan Lennox entered her life.

Older, worldlier, a music producer and composer, the sexy Scot should never have made sense for Nora. But somehow, in each other, they found the light they were looking for, the laughter and the passion—the strength to play on despite their past losses.

But when life dealt Aidan another unlucky hand, instead of reaching for her he disappeared. The agonizing loss of him inspired something within Nora. It fired her spirit— the anger and hurt pushing her forward to take control and reach for her dreams.

Finally pursuing a career on stage while she put herself through college, everything is how Nora wants it. She’s avoiding heartbreak and concentrating on her goals.

Sounds easy but it’s not. Because Aidan is back. And for some reason he hates Nora.

He’s determined to be at war with her. And she has absolutely no idea why.



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Review  – Tate by Ella Frank 

6 stars

HOLY HELL!!!  This book gave me all the feels.  At one point, my heart stopped beating  and cracker in half.  This is probably the most emotional book in this series.  As always,  Ella delivers nothing but pure perfection. I can’t really say much more than to tell you that you need to set aside a day dedicated to this book because you won’t be putting it down once you start. Writing anymore than this could give away the story and I absolutely refuse to take all that emotions from other readers.  Just know that you will be completely consumed by Tate and Logan all over again. 

“The Temptation Series by Ella Frank was proof that if we open our minds and our hearts to love without boundaries, the result is nothing less than extraordinary.”

— Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Tate, the sexy new installment in The Temptation Series by Ella Frank is LIVE!!!

Tate (Temptation #5) by Ella Frank

Publishing Date: September 12th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary MM Romance

William Tate Morrison – The man who came into my life and turned my entire world—and me—on its ass.

Logan Mitchell has always been a man with a plan.

One for work. One for his relationship. And one for his life. Which is exactly the way he liked it—until recently.

Now with words like marriage and weddings floating around his head, Logan’s plans have suddenly changed course, and where they want him to go has him feeling somewhat distracted.

Tate Morrison knows Logan better than anybody else—or so he thinks. So when his lawyer is finding it hard to sleep at night, he chalks it up to the craziness that has recently descended on their lives.

Never in a million years would he guess what’s really on Logan’s mind.

Tate is the fifth book in the Temptation Series, and the next chapter in the lives of the two men we have all come to know and love.

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Review – Dirty Filthy Rich Love by Laurelin Paige

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Dirty Filthy Rich Love by Laurelin Paige

My rating: 6 of 5 stars

Here I sit two days after reading Dirty Filthy Rich Love by Laurelin Paige, SMITTEN, as I am still flying high from this whirlwind of a romance that was my HIGH. Alluring. Arousing. Addicting. Dirty Filthy Rich Love is one INTOXICATING DRUG!!! A splash of suspense, sky-high smolder, a sprinkle of sweetness and swoon, a little angst, and some thrills and chills make up this PERFECT ROMANCE: Dirty Filthy Rich Love. This HEADY HIT was MY perfect romance.

Laurelin Paige wrote the perfect mix of dominant alpha paired with fierce heroine in Dirty Filthy Rich Love, a love story that SEDUCES and SCORCHES like a powerful and passionate kiss. This is a tale that twists around you where you’re fully IMMERSED and highly INTOXICATED. This is a story that steals your mind, body, and soul. There is no other way to read this SINFULLY GOOD romance except to do a deep dive, sinking in until you can only feel the words. You have to go ALL THE WAY IN!!!

Oh Donovan ‘Kiss-Me-Now’ Kincaid…where do I begin?!? There are heroes in romances and then there is Donovan Kincaid: the ULTIMATE HERO who is PURE HEART-POUNDING PERFECTION!!! Donovan is the best mix of dark knight meets super hero, sinner and saint, an insanely hot and intense ALL ALPHA, and the sweet-sigh-inducing PROTECTOR! I couldn’t love his hero hard enough!

Beautiful Sabrina Lind is as smart as she is sexy. This heroine in strength in spades and she won’t let others walk over her. 

“You hold the cards right now, Sabrina,” he said, his nose almost touching mine. “But don’t begin to think I’ve forgotten who’s in charge.”


Sabrina now wields the most power. I loved how she relished and ruled her new role.

“You wanted to know what you are.”


“What you are is mine.”


SWEET SIGH!!! Donovan POSSESSED every part of me!!! His dominating words were a shot of heat straight to my thighs…so alpha and so HOT!!! The chemistry between Donovan and Sabrina is combustible, so electric that it’s a pull neither can fight…so ENTHRALLING! This hero and heroine are MAGICAL together! 

“There are still a thousand ways I intend to make you come, and another hundred thousand I haven’t thought of yet.”


I could not devour Donovan’s dirty and dominant words fast enough…SO INCREDIBLY HOT!!! 

His taste was the best drug, his lips so firm and familiar, it was like going to church.

This story reveals everything in this series’ enticing end. It’s time to lay all cards on the table and uncover secrets and sin so the truth can set this hero and heroine free. Dirty Filthy Rich Love spreads itself wide open and bares it all in one captivating cat and mouse game that must finally end. 

I couldn’t see inside him, but I could feel. He was making me feel everything he felt, and it was raw and jagged and dirty and hard.

Dirty. Filthy. Rich. Love. They all collide in one tantalizing tale that may be a fairytale after all. Dirty Filthy Rich Love is as SOULFUL as it is SCORCHING, so full of heart and the hottest of heat. I was thoroughly SEDUCED by this scintillating story that is simply FLAWLESS!!! Dirty Filthy Rich Love, and its Dirty Duet series, is now one of my ALL-TIME FAVORITE ROMANCES! I LOVED this brilliant book and series so hard!

Laurelin Paige has done it again and written a book that rendered me BREATHLESS and nearly brought me to my knees!!! This wonderful writer is a master at letting readers take a deep dive in characters’ heads, telling their secrets but keeping a sliver of mystery that lingers like a pending storm. With scenes that make you blaze and blush, Laurelin Paige brings you from reader to wanton woman in a frenzied flash. This author writes the most alpha of alphas, so deliciously dominant and dirty! I never thought I’d meet a Laurelin Paige hero as alpha as Hudson, but Donovan delivers it all: the sexy, the swoon, and the seduction!

Deliciously dirty, heart-stopping sexy, and soul-swooning, Dirty Filthy Rich Love DOMINATES. ALL. THE. WAY!!! I could not devour this sinfully sexy romance fast enough. My mind is still stuck in this tale, wrapped up in this mastery of words that wielded themselves straight to my heart like a sword. I am UTTERLY ADDICTED to this scintillating story and series that OWNED ME…so incredibly good! Unwavering. Unputdownable. Unforgettable. Dirty Filthy Rich Love still OWNS every ounce of me.

“I always wanted to be in your world.”

“You are my world.”

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I’ve discovered Donovan Kincaid’s secret.

It’s dirty and filthy and rich – as dirty and filthy and rich as he is – and it haunts me as much as he ever did.

Even after knowing what I know now, I still want to talk to him, to touch him. But there’s an ocean between us, and I’m not sure it can be crossed with something as easy as a phone call or a plane ride.

Yet I’m willing to try.

He doesn’t know this yet, but this time I’m the one with the power. And maybe – just maybe – if the air were cleared and all our secrets bared, there could still be a chance for us.

And this dirty, filthy thing between us might end up being love after all.



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Review – Drumline by Stacy Kestwick

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Drumline by Stacy Kestwick

My rating: 6 of 5 stars

If there is one constant in reading for me it’s the potent and pleasurable high, the giddy delight I get when meeting a new or new-to-me author’s words. That rush during that initial read is off-the-charts incredible! I just popped my Stacy Kestwick book cherry with Drumline that was more of an explosion because HOLY HOT and HEADY READ!!!

I rarely rate a new-to-me-author the highest for my blog—six stars—but HOLY WOW!!! Drumline was THAT GOOD! From the very first page, Drumline was my DRUG and I could not inhale this tale fast enough. Amusing. Arousing. Angst-filled. Addicting. Awe-inspiring. I was so CAPTIVATED and CONSUMED that I devoured—more like demolished—this romance in one night!!! After just a few pages, I six-starred this spellbinding story. One new-to-me-author … one book … one night … one sitting … and my world was ROCKED!!! Where has Stacy Kestwick been all of my book-loving life?!?

Oh where do I start with the hero and heroine who both stole my heart from the start?!? I adored and admired this cast of strong and captivating characters who felt real, characters Stacy Kestwick flawlessly brought to life. The hero and heroine are absolute PERFECTION together!

Laird. First let’s take a moment of silence in appreciation of that SUPER SEXY, Viking-God-like name: LAIRD. JUST hot…SO HOT!!! Green eyes, tall, cut, stubble, AND ink?!? SOLD to the blonde with matching green eyes licking her lips! (That’s me.) Laird had me at green eyes, the color of my own that I happen to love! This captain of the college Drumline team is not only melt-worthy in looks but his flirty and dirty-talking demeanor seals the deal! Just toss my ovaries in Laird’s lap now please!

Stacy Kestwick has written the perfect hero in Laird: a tall, inked, muscular, sweet, sexy, swoony, and dirty-talking alpha who is hot with a huge heart. PURE PERFECTION. Just YES!!!

One lucky gal has Laird saluting everywhere in attention: Reese. Beautiful, tall, and new recruit to Laird’s Drumline team, Reese, is totally off-limits. 

I’d already beaten thirteen guys at a game they didn’t think I could play.

Bold and badass to the bone, I was in awe of this tough heroine. Reese is winning at life!!! 

“Give me the words, Reese. Tell me off the field, I can have you. That you’re mine.”

“I can’t.”

“Can’t? Or won’t?”

The electricity that surges through Laird and Reese was INSTANTANEOUS, an intense attraction at first sight. Their chemistry is COMBUSTIBLE, an inferno waiting to ignite. The sexual tension is PALPABLE. Like a teacher to a student, they are off limits. 

“When I touch you — and make no mistake, it’s a when, not an if — you’re going to remember every fucking second of it. And it’ll be because you want it as badly as I do.”

Holy HOTNESS! Laird’s deliciously dirty mouth was a shot of sexy straight to my core. This ALL ALPHA OWNED EVERY OUNCE OF ME!!!

His mouth needed to come with a warning label. Danger. Highly flammable. But it was too late. I’d had a taste and I liked the burn.

Oh did Laird make me BURN everywhere! I was on fire, blazing at the heat that poured from this hot hero’s mouth. 

“I could eat you all day, every day and never get tired of your taste.”

HOLY HOT AGAIN! My e-reader was on FIRE and so was I!!! I could not take anymore of Laird’s panty-melting mouth! My involuntary thigh clenches were out of control. This sexy and swoony hero, Laird, RUINED ME!!!

“Tell me you don’t want this.”

Hot breath fanned over my cheek.

“Tell me your heart isn’t racing as fast as mine.”

“Tell me to stop,” he dared me.

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Don’t stop! Oh wait…I’m not the heroine here but I wanted to be! I wanted to climb into the story and climb on…well…I better stop. Let’s just say: If Laird were real, he would have so been my hall pass. 

At least if we’d crashed and burned, I’d have given it my all, no regrets.

I did not expect this college romance to WOW ME SO MUCH! Drumline is as SEXY as it is SIGNIFICANT. This romance is full of smolder, but the tender and tearful moments touched my heart the most. My heart shattered and soared, pounding through my chest like the beat of the Drumline. In a love story that is the sweetest of SURPRISES, Drumline simply BLEW ME AWAY!!!

Stacy Kestwick is my new author hero!!! She’s a super star writer who possesses the power to write the perfect humor-heat-heart trio. This author’s storytelling skills are SUPERB! Drumline‘s writing is perfection, a story I sank into like a warm bath … INTENSE, INVITING and INTOXICATING. With its laugh-out-loud humor, off-the-charts chemistry, passion, smolder, strength, sorrow, sweetness, swoon, soul, and sooo much heart…Drumline has everything you’d want in a romance…EVERYTHING!!!

Drumline is FIRE fused with FEELS!!! I did not expect this story to twist and turn itself around me where I FELT ALL THE FEELS. I did not expect to CRY sad tears along with my happy ones. I did not expect to feel so much. I FELT this love story stream through me, sweeping me away. I FELT the passion mixed with promise for this heart-worthy hero and heroine. I FELT every emotion: heartbreak, happiness, humor, and hope. I FELT IT ALL … EVERYTHING!!!

Heart-stopping sexy, pulse-pounding, and passionately poignant, Drumline is a romance that stays with you … simply UNFORGETTABLE and UNPUTDOWNABLE. I LOVED EVERYTHING about DRUMLINE!!! Fresh … fierce … and ALL THE FEELS! Drumline is all that and MORE!!! I need an encore now! ❤️

“You’ll never feel anything but right in my arms.”



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Traditions are important. Especially in the South.
College football. Rivalries. Tailgating. Halftime shows.
Some things just don’t change.
Until Reese Holland shows up with her long legs and no-bull***t attitude to audition for the prestigious all-male Rodner University snare line.
It doesn’t matter how much hazing she has to endure from Laird Bronson, with his narrowed green eyes and arrogant smirk. She wants that damn spot, and she’s more than good enough to earn it.
She expects there to be tension. Even friction.
But not sparks hot enough to burn the entire campus down.


The door opened. Laird’s scent reached me first, soap and bad ideas and fairy tales all mixed up in a pheromone cloud I was powerless to resist.

“I shouldn’t be here.” My voice sounded weak and a bit defensive as I looked at his neck, his chin, his nose—anywhere but his kryptonite green eyes.

“Wrong. This is exactly where you should be.”

His hand closed around my wrist and he pulled me out of the endless Alabama heat into the coolness of his townhouse, then crowded me against the wall. Before I could protest, before I could even take a breath, his mouth was on mine, desperate, hungry, and so damn hot. Rational thought fled my mind. My knees buckled and I clutched his shirt, letting his arm around my back support my weight.

“Right here. With me. In my arms.” The husky words hit me like bullets.

His tongue licked the seam of my lips, then plunged inside. A greedy noise spilled from my throat. I’d never get enough of the way he tasted, of the way my skin seemed to hum whenever he touched me. His other arm fell to my thigh, tugging my leg up to wrap around his waist as he arched my back. That dirty mouth of his wasn’t the only thing pressing against me.

I raised my arms to his wide shoulders, feeling his muscles bunch under my palms. My nails scratched along his scalp, and his answering groan had me shivering in wanton desire.

There was no spark, no slow build-up. This was an instant inferno of need.

“Laird.” I rubbed my cheek against his stubble, then tipped my head to the side as he trailed kisses down my neck. “We shouldn’t.”  It was my last attempt at logic, at sane reasoning.

“Says who?” His eyes bored into mine, snaring me in their frustrated heat. “You? You want this. I can feel how much you want it. Your nipples are already hard and begging, your mouth is swollen and pouting, and there’s no doubt in my mind, if I reached between those sweet thighs of yours right now, that you’d be wet and ready.”

He rocked his hips, his hard length obvious behind his zipper. “That’s just the start of what you do to me, Reese.”

Laird traced his fingers along my face, rubbing at the crease between my eyebrows with his thumb. “Tell me you don’t want to be here.”

Before I could open my mouth, he stopped me with a grunt and a sharp shake of his head. “No. Not whether you think you should be here, tell me you don’t want to be here. That you don’t want me to cook you dinner, and tell you how damn beautiful you look, and kiss you until you’ve been kissed every single way there is to kiss.”


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Review – Bait by Jade West


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Bait is a must read!

Dark and twisted. There was no putting this down once I started. Jade has written some of the dirtiest, kinkiest books I have ever read. But with this story, she has truly shown some incredible talent. Bait had me turned around, flabbergasted and craving more with each turn of the page. Leo and Abigail’s tale is not one for the faint of heart. This book will either draw you in completely or have you running as far away as possible. I chose to fall in with my mind and heart wide open, both feet totally jumping in for one of the best reads of the year.

Leo and Abigail both have a past filled with horrible losses. Both have an empty place in their hearts that can only seem to be filled by fulfilling their darkest needs. One desires to be prey. The other to be the predator. Abigail ran from the pain of her past but has always dreamed that she is being chased by the dark monster, one who uses her for his own dark desires once she is caught. Abigail believes that until she has the wish fulfilled she can’t move forward and sets a plan in motion to make her nightmare a reality. Leo, the Phoenix, is a single father with a child that refuses to speak after the loss of his mother, a brother who is a thorn in his side and a demon inside him. He is the dark monster. A past filled with angry unanswered questions has made him so. A chance meeting online with Abigail will change the course of his life in ways that he never dreamed.

Leo is big, tatted… just a beautiful man wanting to take care of his son, his sister and his business. He’s never been able to let go of the past, and he has the scars on the outside to prove it. Abigail is fragile and torn a part after her image of love and family was scattered into a million pieces. Her heart and mind have been damaged. I saw Abigail trying to get through the day, faking her way through her life until she could finally feel something. The emotions between these two are so real, so heartbreakingly close to the surface. Their story, their coming together so enthralled and captured me.

This is a fantasy unlike any that I have read in a very long time. It was brilliantly written, breathtaking and exciting. There was no staying away from this story. I had to see it through to the end. This was Jade West at her best. I was blindsided by how much I enjoyed this suspenseful, heart pounding tale of two people and their desire to find peace in the chaos, fulfillment in the emptiness of their pain and resolution so that they could move forward together. An amazingly powerful read! Absolutely stunning!

Six Dark Love Stars!




A stranger online. Dark hair and even darker eyes that knew my dirty desires before I did.
A fantasy that should never be spoken. But he pulled the confession from me.
And now he’s coming for me.
Rough. Dirty. Dangerous.
It’s supposed to be one night to get me off and make me forget.
He’ll make me his and I’ll pretend I don’t want him to.
I’ll run and he’ll chase.
Because I asked him for this.
I begged him for this.

Tonight, in the darkness, he’s the hunter.
And I’m the bait.

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Jade is as dirty as you’d expect from her novels, and talking smut makes her smile.
She lives in the Herefordshire countryside with a couple of hounds and a guy who’s able to cope with her inherent weirdness.

She has a red living room, decorated with far more zebra print than most people could bear, and fights a constant battle with her addiction to Coca-Cola.

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Review – Rebel by Rebecca Yarros

Rebel by Rebecca Yarros

My rating: 6 of 5 stars

Sometimes you can’t merely read a book; you have to live it. I LIVED THROUGH Rebel by Rebecca Yarros. The last story in the phenomenal Renegades trio, Rebel is a romance you live…breath…feel…experience. Oh did I experience everything! I FELT Rebel race through me…every single word!

Rebel is a HEADY HIGH, one I FELT the moment I began reading. This book made me BREATHLESS!!!There is no other way to read this stirring story except to do a deep dive, so I sank in until I could only feel the words. I plunged ALL THE WAY INTO this thrilling and tender tale, and loved every minute!

I’ve never been a toe-in-the-water kind of girl. I was a dive-headfirst-and-see-what’s-at-the-bottom girl.

I lived and breathed these characters that came to life before my eyes.

Bold, brave, beautiful, and badass to the bone, Penna may be my favorite heroine yet! Rebel is her name and it fits her like a glove! Penna holds her own in extreme sports, rivaling men in sport, smarts, and sass. Rebel has lady balls the size of balloons and I bowed to her! She gives as good as she gets and then some! I ADORED and ADMIRED this heroine so much!

I’ve never given a shit about rules. They called me Rebel for a reason.

I was IN AWE of everything Rebel! She was my idol!

I don’t go soft and doe-eyed for boys because I worked too damn hard to get where I am to be a piece of ass for some guy on the circuit.

Rebel has never had a man catch her eye until she meets gorgeous Cruz in Vegas one night where their attraction was unstoppable. Cruz is a gorgeous alpha and the perfect man fiery enough to capture this rebel gal, Penna. They would be perfect together if they weren’t teacher and student…off limits in every way.

“You’re everything I can’t have. Don’t you get that?”

The sexual tension is high. The pull is too palpable, too strong to ignore. I loved this most delicious angst!

If all I got was this one time to kiss him, to feel like he was mine, then I was taking advantage off every second. I kissed him back with everything I had.

That kiss was hot…on fire! It spoke so many words. That kiss was possibly the last. That kiss was EVERYTHING!

She was a magnet and I was a compass, my north facing wherever she moved to.

I MELTED from these oh-so-romantic words. I SWOONED so hard! Sweet and sensual are a lethal combination, one that hit straight to my core.

I thought Pax’s book was IT for me in this series until I met Rebel. Rebel was my KRYPTONITE, my ADRENALINE, my EMOTIONAL EXPLOSION, my EVERYTHING!

Maybe it’s because it was the last book, the last Renegades romance.

Maybe it’s because the Renegades, this family, felt like my family too.

Maybe it’s because of Rebel, truly a badass heroine among the best of the best!

Maybe it’s because the Renegades made me LIVE, leaping off cliffs into the unknown in a story and series that felt like a HUGE HIGH that never left.

Maybe its because that as I lived through this story, I felt so much too.

No…not maybe at all…but YES!!! YES to all of these and more! An all-consuming, adrenaline-filled adventure meets forbidden romance, Rebel hits the heart and slays the soul. Hot, heart-pounding, heady, and utterly hypnotizing, Rebel is the highest of highs meets the lowest of lows. Rebecca Yarros has outdone herself in a riveting ex-soldier/ teacher and an extreme sports superstar/student romance that ROCKED MY WORLD!!!

Rebel is a RUSH OF FEELS! Pulse-pounding meets passion in one sensual super star of a story! I felt this tale take me. I felt the angst tug at my heart, pulling me under. I felt the bitter sting of rejection. I felt heartbreak. I felt hope. I felt happiness. I FELT EVERYTHING!!!

We’d always been a family—able to conquer every fear, land every trick, and generally do the impossible when we were together.

I’m not ready to release the Renegades, these extreme sports daredevils who were my family. I am sad to say goodbye. If I were Rebel, I’d demand that Rebecca Yarros give us more Renegades because I’ll never get enough of this high. This free-fall of feels felt real, and I’m not done falling and feeling.

“That’s why you have me—to show you the parts of yourself that you can no longer see.”

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ‘shot to the heart’ supernova stars

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She’ll defy his every expectation.

She’s Penna Carstairs.

The Renegade they call Rebel.

FMX-treme Magazine’s sexiest female athlete of the year.

There’s no rule in extreme sports she hasn’t broken,

No gender barrier she hasn’t demolished.

She’s the woman I met in a bar in Vegas.

The woman I illegally BASE jumped for.

The woman I spent one insane, incredible night with.

But now I’m screwed.

Or rather…not screwed.

Because the woman I can’t get out of my head is the one woman I can never touch again.

I’m Dr. Cruz Delgado—the youngest professor on this campus,

And Penelope Carstairs just walked into my class.


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Review – Broken by JL Drake 

6 stars.  🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
JL Drake has just consumed my whole world with this series. I am thanking God that I can move on right away to the next book because this is one of those drop EVERYTHING and read straight through  series. 
 This author caught my attention  when I read her book Trigger.  I knew then that she took up a resident spot on my must read list.  As much as I loved that book,  this one has grabbed  my heart and mind and is holding them captive. 
I’m not going to write about anything that goes on in the story because you will be kept on your toes throughout and I wouldn’t dare ruin that go anyone. All I can say is this is a 6 star must read,  and the good part is you can finish the series because it’s already complete. 
Excuse me while I enjoy an extreme book hangover.

My name is Savannah Miller.

My father is the mayor of New York. One day after my twenty-seventh birthday I was grabbed from behind. A cloth sack was quickly pulled over my head, and I was taken from everything I’d ever known. 

I was beaten, starved, treated like an animal, and forced to live in a room with no windows. With no sense of time and no dignity left I finally gave up hope and made a promise to myself to end it all. Unfortunately, it was going to be a slow process.

Then one night an elite group of US Army soldiers came to my rescue. I was brought to a safe house and given two options:

One—Stay under their protection and follow their rules or…
Two—Leave and be guaranteed to be returned to the savages within a week. 

I chose option one. 

As I work with a therapist and begin processing my hellish ordeal things slowly begin to surface. With the help of new friends and a potential new love I fight to get my life back and make choices that will forever alter my future.

This is my story…




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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. 

When she’s not writing, she loves to spend time with her family, travelling or just enjoying a night at home. One thing you might notice in her books is her love for the four seasons. Growing up on the east coast of Canada the change in the seasons is in her blood and is often mentioned in her writing. 

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.



Review – Mercy by Debra Anastasia

Mercy by Debra Anastasia

My rating: 6 of 5 stars

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

When you both begin and end a story with tears streaming down your face from so many feels, you know it’s meaningful. Oh was MERCY by Debra Anastasia meaningful! Mercy is so much MORE than a romance; its salvation, redemption, hope, and destiny. Passionately poignant, soul-shattering, and devastatingly beautiful, Mercy hits the heart hard and slays the soul. Oh was my SOUL SLAYED!!!

Have you ever read a story that stole your soul and broke your heart on the very first page?

One page and…
Mercy hijacked my heart…breaking it…BREAKING ME.

One page and…
Mercy 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 sank so fast where I was drowning in these words that crashed into me like big waves.

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

This story was my DRUG and I could not take enough hits of Mercy. I was HIGH on these INTENSE and INTOXICATING words. I was UTTERLY ADDICTED!!! This story swirled around me like a hurricane, Mercy‘s MAGNETIC PULL holding me captive. Nothing else mattered.

Mercy is his street name. This intense and lethal man is a monster, a street vigilante. Tall, cut, and inked, Mercy is a beacon of light fused with dark, beautiful to those who know the broken boy inside the bold man. Mercy and his damaged heart, both I wanted to save. An all-alpha and protector, Mercy has to protect and save her. This man never wanted to be saved…until her.

I felt like looking at her was drinking and I would always be thirsty for more.

Becca is a dreamer with strength in spades. She is fiercely independent with a wild streak I loved! I admired this heroine so much! This beauty, inside and out, crosses paths with Mercy. Savior and sinner collide…perhaps by fate.

A connection, so big as if it beckoned from above, blazes between Mercy and Becca.

He kissed me like he was bringing my soul to life.

An aura of fire, fueled by fate, dances around them. Lighting them up. Lifting them out of the darkness…lifting me out of the darkness…if only for a little while.

I felt my heart taking off its armor.

Oh Mercy! I LOVED THIS MAN of many layers but with a heart of gold that penetrated those layers the hardest…penetrating my heart too.

“I’m in a field of wishes and you’re the only one I want to come true right now.”

I MELTED, feeling the power and passion as I nearly fell to my knees, these beautiful words wrapping around my heart and squeezing my soul.

If she wanted it, she could have it. My hand. My heart. My life.

I don’t know why I waited so long to meet Debra Anastasia’s wonderful and wondrous writing, but I was a fool to procrastinate. Debra Anastasia writes from the heart where her heart is poured into beautiful and brilliant words. I felt Debra Anastasia through her words, the salt mixed with pepper. Dark laced with light . I just now need to devour her other masterpieces so I can feel the rest. How could I not feel those too?

Mercy is as heartbreaking as it is beautiful. My heart was bare, as this book bared its beautiful words to me…breaking me…burning me…burying me in a pile of feels. I was wrecked—ruined—as I cried for a broken hero and a family scare for the heroine that hit all too close to home. This SOUL-SHATTERING story struck me hard, this emotional explosion in words where I felt every word…I FELT EVERYTHING!

When you read a story that cuts through you like a knife, gripping you, gutting you, and rendering you raw, bare, and breathless, you can’t help but feel every word as if each were a slice to your heart and a song to your soul. My heart is still split wide open, aching for Mercy, bared to this BOOK THAT BLEW ME AWAY! This roller coaster of a romance is a ride of thrills and feels fused by fate, one where I almost screamed for mercy. A HEARTFELT and HEART-WRENCHING love story, Mercy, is a MUST-READ and a new top 2017 book! Mercy BROKE ME IN THE BEST WAY, and I would let it shatter me again and again. I LOVED feeling Mercy bleed through me!!!

“I’d rather die in your arms right now than live a life without you for a hundred years.”


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He taught me to kill. Murder is in my blood now. It runs through my veins and though I hide the monster I see in the mirror with ink, it doesn’t keep him from coming out.


My street name is Mercy, but I never show any. Except for her. I watch Becca, though she doesn’t know. She saved me a long time ago; the day my father killed my mother. Her bravery turned her into a target.


My father holds a grudge and knife with the same proficiency, and Becca is the focus of his hatred. And I’m the only monster who can save her.









Debra Anastasia likes to write from her heart, her soul or her butt. The genres she dabbles in are examples of that. There are two paranormal romances in the Seraphim Series and now four contemporary romances in the Poughkeepsie Brotherhood Series and a stand alone in the same genre, Mercy. Fire Down Below and Fire in the Hole, Booty Camp Dating Service and Beast complete her comedy repertoire. The Revenger, a dark paranormal romance, is finally in the light, and the last, a novella called Late Night with Andres, is special because 100% of the proceeds go to breast cancer research. 


Debra lives in Maryland with her two kids, husband of twenty years and two dogs. The king of the house is clearly the tuxedo cat that is the size of a small donkey. Find about her latest adventures on











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Review – Life Plus One by Rachel Robinson 

Life Plus One by Rachel Robinson!

I am SO LUCKY to read the books I read! Some I get to read early. Some I buy. But when I read a book like Life Plus One by Rachel Robinson it solidifies my love for the adult romance genre. I’ve read some pretty incredible books this year and I’m sure I’ll read more before it ends but I can safely say that Life Plus One will sit in my top three of 2017 EASILY! 

This is not a book that can be read really quickly, for a fun sexy hit. No, this a book where you have to take your time. It’s a book that hits you SO DEEP in your soul that sometimes you feel there is no way out. Rachel stole a HUGE part of me and it’s left somewhere between the pages of Life Plus One with Ben & Harper. 

One thing I LOVE in my books is ANGST and Life Plus One had it in SPADES. I was on the edge of my seat, gasping and sighing and swooning and hurting in equal measure. My smile hurt my face, my pounding heart hurt in my chest, my tears hurt my eyes, my body burnt and ached with SO MUCH sexual tension and connection that was brutally battered by LIFE and missed opportunity. My emotions were everywhere, still are EVERYWHERE. 

To me, Rachel Robinson writes the best SEAL ROMANCES out there. They are littered with strong, sinful, sexy alphas that make you all dreamy eyed. Life Plus One had an alpha that was strong and sinful and super, super sexy, but he was also so sweet, so raw, so BEAUTIFUL. This man stole away with me. Don’t get me wrong there was a couple of times I wanted to slap him but it was his whole persona that just ended up making me love him more despite his “moments”. Ben was one in a million! 

This book also delivers an amazing friends to lovers trope! Honestly Rachel DELIVERS it so freaking good. I felt everything. All their love, all their jealousy, all their lust, regret, pain, anger, sadness, happiness. ALL OF IT. I connected to them both so easily, so quickly that I actually felt as though I was breathing their air, living side by side with them. And that’s all down to Rachel and how she DELIVERS this story and these characters. 

Cover to cover….Beginning to end… Rachel Robinson destroyed me, ripped me apart, splattered my soul and left me broken, but she also raised me up, filled me with love, breathed beautiful life back into me and left me so happy that it was all sooo worth it. 

I could go on forever. I could literally speak about this book for days and not her bored. There is SO MUCH to it, that just when you think you know what’s coming or going to happen, the rug is dragged from under your feet and you’re freefalling. But in the end, it’s an experience I’m SO GLAD I took and it’s one I will NEVER forget. 

6, but that’s not nearly enough, beautiful, stars!

Ben Brahms shed his glasses, gangly body, and a life long pact to attend an Ivy League college with his best friend the day the world took on a sinister hue. With his outward appearance matching his new career as a Navy SEAL, Ben is saving the world…literally, at the expense of everything he gave up. A whole life. 


Harper Rosehall honors the pact. She takes on, and then dominates college on the opposite coast. Always the geek, and always behind socially—especially with men, she blossoms. With her moral compass guiding her, she finds herself drawn back to San Diego and all she left behind. 


With memories from their pasts haunting every interaction and decision in their present—and future, their timing never seems to be quite right. 

A marriage.

A baby.


Some friendships last the test of time, can Ben and Harper’s stand the tests of life? 

Life doesn’t care what you love, it takes it away anyways.

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Review – Wish You Were Here by Renee Carlino

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Wish You Were Here by Renee Carlino

My rating: 6 of 5 stars

Have you ever read a book that has moved you so much and means more than you can pen into words? I’m still MESMERIZED—so UNEQUIVOCALLY MOVED—by Renee Carlino’s words in Wish You Were Here, a story that STUNNED ME SPEECHLESS. A story that made me melt…made me break…made me think…made me feel. Wish You Were Here made my HEART BLEED and my SOUL SOAR, and I can’t stop feeling this romance.

I knew right away that this story was SPECIAL. I knew that Wish You Were Here is the kind of story that sticks, the soul-stirring type that stays long after the last page is turned. I knew this tale would hold my heart in its hands forever, and I would let it take my heart as its own because Wish You Were Here OWNED ME and MY HEART FROM THE START.

This is a romance you have to experience and wholeheartedly feel for yourself—preferably blindly—as I did. Wish You Were Here is not a story but an adventure, a romance that is so much more: love but mostly life. This story, along with its hero and heroine, is strength in spades. Wish You Were Here is a journey of love and life; happiness and heartbreak; and so much strength.

It was like we already knew each other, like we had met in a previous life.

After a magical night together, Charlotte and Adam felt the force of fate, as if they were soul mates. I MELTED from the MAGIC of this couple. I felt their SPARK too. Together, this hero and heroine were the sun amid the storm.

“Love is a wordless secret; it’s an inside joke. Only the two of you have to understand it.”

I lost myself in Wish You Were Here, vanishing into this life-altering story, SPELLBOUND, as it seized every part of me: body, heart, and soul. Wish You Were Here is HEARTBREAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL, a book bleeding with feels. Oh did my heart break, shattering into pieces!!! Tears flowed like a river and I didn’t try to stop them…could not stop them. I UGLY CRIED, and it was catastrophic yet cathartic. The feels flowed feverishly where I FELT EVERY WORD ON EVERY PAGE. I felt every drop of sunlight, every drop of rain, every pull of my heart, and every slay of my soul. I FELT EVERYTHING!!!

The first thing I noticed about this story besides its stunning cover is that Renee Carlino weaves her work with detail, incredible descriptors that transport you right into the story. I was immediately thrust into the world of Wish You Were Here. This is my first Renee Carlino romance but I can feel how this incredible and new favorite author of mine poured her heart, blood, sweat, and tears into a breathtakingly beautiful and brilliant book. This PERFECTLY POIGNANT LOVE STORY is one that remains for a lifetime like that epic love we all seek.

Wish You Were Here is a story that is SO MUCH MORE than a romance. Wish You Were Here is taking that leap and living life to the fullest. Wish You Were Here is love against the odds. Wish You Were Here is happiness, hope, and heartbreak in a book bathed in beautiful words.

Devastatingly beautiful, passionately poignant, and life-changing, Wish You Were Here is a book that bleeds LOVE and LIFE. You can’t help but become touched by this love story and FEEL Wish You Were Here word-for-word and cover-to-cover.I’m still being touched by this romance. Tears are etched in my eyes, ones that still feel fresh from feeling so much. My HEART IS WIDE OPEN as it sits—SHATTERED yet SOARING—from this soul-searing story. Wish You Were Here is a romance I wish everyone would read. I’ll forever feel this masterpiece in vibrant color.


🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 but worth all of the stunning stars


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Charlotte has spent her twenties adrift, floating from interest to interest, job to job, and guy to guy, searching for a spark but never quite finding it. All she knows is that she won’t discover it working as a waitress at a pies-and-fries joint in Los Angeles or living with her fun but aimless best friend in a tiny apartment in the Arts District.

Then Charlotte collides with Adam, a gorgeous and soulful painter who seems just as lost as she feels. Their instant connection turns into a midnight drink… and a whirlwind night of champagne, Chinese food, and the kind of conversation that only happens in romantic comedies. But the next morning, Adam gives Charlotte the cold shoulder, leaving her confused and hurt—and wondering if the few odd moments between them the night before were red flags in disguise.

Months later, Charlotte hasn’t been able to shake Adam, so she decides to find out what happened the morning after their magical night together. This fateful decision rewrites their wild love story, but what Charlotte doesn’t know yet is that the ending has already been written.


“You’re making love sound tragic,” I said.

“No”—he shook his head—“I wouldn’t want it any other way. Tell me about us. What do we like to do?”

“Paint and sail and eat and drink. Just simple things.” “Don’t forget about sex,” he said.
“Yeah, lots of sex. Before the children were born we

“We were practically naked every second of the day.”

“I like that.”

“When they got older, we’d sneak away for weekends and leave them at my mom’s.”

“What are they like? Our children.”

“Happy. That’s all we wished for. We put our love first and it just spilled over into them and now they’re happy.”

Tears sprang from my eyes and ran down my cheeks. Isn’t that what we all hope for when it comes to our children?

His tone suddenly changed. “That’s beautiful, Char- lotte.” It was like he was waking up from the dream. I didn’t want to go back to reality yet, but I knew these fantasies were just to help Adam get his mind off things.

“I can imagine a long life with you,” he said. “I can imagine what a great wife you’d be.”

I pulled my hand out of his. “The story is about you and me.” He didn’t say anything; he just nodded and then continued to stare out the window. I bent and kissed the top of his head again, and whispered, “It’s about us. Don’t take that away from me.”






Renée Carlino is a screenwriter and bestselling author of contemporary women’s novels and new adult fiction. Her books have been featured in national publications, including USA TODAY, Huffington Post, Latina magazine, and Publisher’s Weekly. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog June. When she’s not at the beach with her boys or working on her next project, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate. Learn more at


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