Review – The Bars Between Us by A.S. Teague

My rating is 5 out of 5 stars

What a read. It’s almost like solving a mystery. You can’t put the book down because you need to know if you’re right about what comes next. Everytime I thought I had it figured out, it changed. I loved every minute of it. 
I love the fact that Grace is a strong independent woman despite the hand she was dealt in life. She is also the most kind hearted person ever. When her job takes her to a new location, she never expect hurricane Bronnson to head her way.
Bronn has had a tough life. He played the bad boy, wild child card for years. Then he grew up and was trying to change his life around. Then….boom. Here comes Grace.
These two have fire ans passion. They love fiercely and fight fiercely. They are about to be put through the biggest test ever when their worlds are turned upside down. 
That’s all I’m saying because you dont want the book ruined before you have a chance to read it. It was another 5 star read from A.S. Teague.

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Title: The Bars Between Us

Author: A.S. Teague

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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I don’t have a damn thing in common with the beautiful rich girl who walks in to my bar. She’s southern class, fancy cars, and designer shoes.

I’ve got a drunk for a mother, a cheater for a father, and a reputation for trouble I’ve more than earned.

I look the other way, pretending I don’t notice how perfect she is. She wouldn’t give me the time of day anyway. Until she shatters that first impression and shows me she’s so much more––everything I never thought I deserved.

After a lifetime of being a disappointment, I want to prove to her that I’m better than my past.

We have one tragic thing in common, and the thread that binds us together will tear us apart as it unravels.

Are we strong enough to break through the Bars Between Us?

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Review – After by Anna Todd

After by Anna Todd

My rating: 6 of 5 stars

Sometimes you read a story that strikes you hard where you’re drifting in the haze left from characters who clenched every part of you. After by Anna Todd rendered me SPEECHLESS for the first time ever after finishing a book. I was left in a DAZE, my mind SPINNING. My heart pounded fast like drums in my chest. I was struck so hard by this TORNADO of a TALE that twisted and turned my heart so many times that I could barely breathe. After removed me from everything where I did nothing but LIVE this book.

After started out slow but a burn built that beckoned me right into the flames as my heart caught fire, a slow burn seeping into my soul. My emotions were heightened, swirling around in my head like a hurricane, waiting to hit. My feels flooded…all over me. After is thigh-clenching, adrenaline-inducing, emotional-exploding edge-of-your-seat exhilaration in words.

Tess is a beautiful and innocent…a good girl. Her focus is on school and she doesn’t need any distractions, even if it’s the beautiful disaster of a bad boy named Hardin.

Hardin is like a drug; each time I take the tiniest bite of him, I crave more and more.

After was MY DRUG and I CRAVED this story the more I read…like air needed to breathe.

Hardin is my favorite type of hero: a hot, inked, cocky, built, and broken alpha. I loved him. I hated him. Often, I didn’t know how I felt about this devastatingly beautiful but mixed-up man.

I am a moth to his flame, and he never hesitates to burn me.

Tess and Hardins’ story was my FIRE with flames that blazed and burned…DETONATING ME. The chemistry between Tess and Hardin, polar opposites in looks but kindred souls, is COMBUSTIBLE. Hardin is smoldering inked perfection, a man who commands, where you can only succumb to the desire.

“Do you want me fingers or my tongue?” he whispers seductively.


“As you wish.”

Oh did Hardin’s words POSSESS ME.

He makes me laugh and cry, yell and scream, but most of all he makes me feel alive.

After, this EXHILARATION in words, made me feel ALIVE.

Tess…this heroine gains more strength with the turn of each page. This heroine grows up so much in this story. I wanted to high-five her a few times for standing up for herself.

“You…you make me want to be good, for you…I want to be good for you, Tess.”


Tess and Hardin are fire and ice. The push and pull between them is PALPABLE. I both loathed and loved Tess and Hardin together. I wanted to both hug and hit some much-needed sense into them.

“You promised you wouldn’t ruin me.”

Just WOW!!! I was WRECKED!!! My kindle almost didn’t survive this story and neither did I. Anna Todd’s After RUINED me!!! After is DEVASTATINGLY BEAUTIFUL. This book is bittersweet and broken love at its best.

Anna Todd is my newest LITERARY HERO!!! Her words are LIFE!!! Anna Todd delivers ALL THE ANGST in After that makes you FEEL ALL THE FEELS!!! Oh did I feel every word in After where I was a PRISONER to its words.

After was my HIGH…its angst my ADRENALINE and ADDICTION. I smiled … swooned … cried … frowned …sighed … and wanted to gut-punch a character or two. This ROLLER COASTER of a ROMANCE was my RUSH, this riveting ride in words, where I could do nothing except hold on tight as my soul soared and shattered so many times. This book BROKE ME IN THE BEST WAY!!!

After crashed into me with a force I never saw coming, one where I COULD ONLY FEEL, which made me splendidly succumb to this story over and over again. I not only LOVED THIS angst-ridden love story, After, I NEEDED IT!!! I CRAVED this book that is angst and adrenaline meets POWER and PASSION. After was my DRUG and I need more, as one hit was not enough.

If I could only feel one thing for the rest of my life, this would be it.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ‘but worth all of the’ soul-slaying stars

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Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way.

But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.

But he’s also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.

He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.

Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin’s prejudice about nice girls like her?

Unless…could this be love?

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Review – Battle of the Sexes by Adriana Locke


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Whew! Mercy…

If you must go to battle, let it be with someone as deliciously devious as Carver Jones. Handsome, confident and passionate. Determined to run the business his father left him in charge to run. Not as President. Oh no. As the rightful CEO of Jones + Gallum. He’s a shoe end for the job,or so he believes. Carver Jones certainly was not planning on Amity Gallum to step up to challenge him when her father decides to step aside.

Amity and Carver have a history of friendship, shared conversations and humiliation. A humiliation that changes Amity and her outlook on relationships, love and men for a very long time. Hurts are always more magnified when we are teenagers. But Jones + Gallum is something that she wants just as much as Carver. No way will she let anything stand in her way… including a body made for sin, mind drugging kisses and a mind so very sharp.

Oh, this was one little burning hot office romance. I hated when it was over. It seemed we were just getting to know Carver and Amity and then we had to say goodbye. Steamy, dirty fun. Carver has a mouth that made my toes curl and had me re-reading everything he said, but even with his amazing looks and charm, Carver had his moments of doubt and insecurity. Not to mention regret. Amity has a fierceness and drive that made me want to stand up and cheer! Talk about GIRL POWER! But the strongest, most intelligent woman wants to know that she’s loved and appreciated.

This was so much fun, seriously sexy and a great read! A fast paced page turner that’s engaging from the very first paragraph, Adriana has written another winner! Fantastic!

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Carver Jones’ partner at Jones + Gallum had to step down for medical reasons. He’s absolutely devastated. He swears. Just ignore his cheeky grin, okay?

When word reaches his fancy corner office that Gallum is replacing himself with his daughter, Amity, Carver is ecstatic.

For real this time.

Jones squashes men in the business industry flat. A woman? Pfst. He’ll be completely in charge in no time, doing whatever he wants. He’s so ready for this.

But is he ready to fight the hardest fight of his life? No, not the one to maintain control of his company. The one to keep control of his heart.

The battle may begin in the boardroom, but the war will definitely be won in the bedroom. May the best sex win.


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“There’s a woman here to see you, Mr. Jones,” Marisa chirps through the line.

“Send her in.”

Swiping a set of files from the corner of my desk, I spread them in front of me in a haphazard, I’ve-been-doing-this-all-day, kind of way. Not that I haven’t been working since before the sun came up. I have. But that’s not the point.

The point is this: first impressions matter most. It sets the stage for every other interaction, regardless of the relationship. And the relationship I’m about to have with Amity Gallum, as co-CEO’s of Jones + Gallum, will be the most important one in my life.

Hell, it might be the only one in my life, but that’s irrelevant.

The door handle flicks. I bow my head and appear to be so invested in the numbers in front of me that I don’t hear it. I’ll force her to break the ice. I don’t break for anyone.

My stomach begins to knot as I wait for her to say something. I imagine her standing in the doorway, a load of binders in her hand, as she looks at me over the top of those clunky glasses she wore when we were kids. I hope to God she upgraded those in the last twenty years.

Frustration grows with each second she doesn’t bother to speak, and after more moments than I care to admit, I finally look up.

Holy. Shit.

One thing is clear—this isn’t Amity Gallum. There’s no way this stunner is the braces-wearing, freckle-faced, nerdy little girl I knew in elementary school. No. Freaking Way.

After making a quick mental note to tell Marisa to not assume I know who is here to see me, I feast my eyes on the voluptuous visitor. My lips twist into a smirk as I try to keep myself composed. “Good afternoon,” I say smoothly.

“Yes, it is.”

It takes every bit of effort I can manage to keep my jaw from dropping. Even after all this time, I recognize that voice.

Black stilettos do nothing but extend long, lean legs that are capped off with a black skirt. A white top, rounded at the chest by a full set of tits, has a tailored black jacket on top. Loose, blonde curls touch her shoulders.

She. Definitely. Upgraded.

“Can I help you?” I grin, rifling through all the ways I can–and hope to be–helping her later.

Her blue eyes pin me to my chair, clearly unamused by my reaction to her “fuck me” body. “No, but I can help you find a restraining order if you don’t stop looking at me like that, Carver.”

“Like what?” I grin.

“Like you’re a ten-year-old boy that wants to pick me for Seven Minutes in Heaven.”

“You still think about that?”

“Yes,” she smiles. “You come to mind any time any guy is being an asshole.”

With a half-laugh, I try to rebound. “That’s no way to talk to your boss.”

A fire lights up her eyes. “Let’s get one thing straight: you are not my boss. We are co-CEO’s of this company.” Her narrow shoulders throw back, her mouth forming a tight, thin line. “If you think you’re going to bend me over, you have another think coming.”

“Do you prefer another position?”

“I don’t like you,” she glares. “I won’t like you. And,” she says, storming in and getting comfortable on the sofa across from my desk, “if you get in my way, I will make you pay.”

Challenge accepted.

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Review – No Broken Bond by Angel Payne and Victoria Blue

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I am such a HUGE fan of Angel Payne, Victoria Blue and this incredible series. The Secrets of Stone had from No Prince Charming. I have devoured each book as the series has only gotten more intense, more intriguing and so very sexy. Tolly, Fletcher and Drake’s unique love story only adds more spice to an already seriously decadent series!

Talia Perizkova has found herself in love with two men. Best friends for as long as they can recall, Fletcher Ford and Drake Newland have shared everything. Now they share a love for their beautiful Tolly. They have had to overcome much in their time together – an orthodox family, doubts and insecurities. They are building a life together and then with one devastating event, everything changes.

This book… I was heartbroken, angry and ultimately so in love with these three incredible people. More in love than even in their previous stories in the series. There is so much love and such an amazing connection between the three of them. Despite conventional norms, society’s idea of an ideal relationship, or their own misguided attempts to make a triangle to a straight line, Tolly and her two loves’ fight to have it all was inspiring. They could have it all but it meant getting out of their own way and relying what they knew to be true – they were meant to be together. No broken bond.

Angel and Victoria, you ladies continue to wow and amaze me with this stunning series. This story is so beautifully written, angsty and sensuous. I read this with my hand to my chest, laughter and sighs on my lips and clenched thighs. Fantastic, dynamic duo! A well earned five stars!


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Can we keep our bond intact? Do we have the courage to find out?


It’s just the beginning of what Fletcher Ford and Drake Newland have done to my world—and my soul—since igniting my desires, answering my dreams and filling every inch of my heart. I am rocked. Changed. Freed. A woman in love…

With two incredible men.


Not that the adjustment has been easy, and not just for my orthodox family. Falling for one dazzling, commanding billionaire is complicated enough. Wading through dysfunctions, judgments and emotional baggage from all sides, we’re searching for the perfect balance of our love, and nearly find it, when disaster slams again—threatening to permanently cripple us this time.


With our bond in shreds and our spirits in tatters, can we find the glue to keep our bond intact, our love whole? Are we broken…or just bent? Do we have the courage to find out?


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USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne has written for four publishing houses, and is also independently published. She loves to focus on high heat romance starring memorable alpha men and the women who love them. She has numerous book series to her credit, including the Suited for Sin series, the Cimarron Saga, the Temptation Court series, the Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue), the Lords of Sin historicals, and the popular WILD Boys of Special Forces series, as well as several stand-alone titles. She’s excited to be one of the inaugural authors for Waterhouse Press’s MISADVENTURES series, launching in Fall 2017. Currently, she is serving as the Vice President of Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Ink Chapter. She lives in Southern California with her soul mate husband and beautiful daughter.

 Vitoria Blue

Victoria Blue

Victoria Blue lives in her own portion of the galaxy known as Southern California. There she finds the love and life sustaining power of one amazing sun, two unique and awe inspiring planets and three indifferent, yet comforting moons. Life is fantastic and challenging and everyday brings new adventures to be discovered. She looks forward to seeing what’s next!


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Review- Completely Captivated by A.D. Justice

My rating is 6 out 5 stars

6 stars
This book was perfectly titled because I was Completely Captivated through the Whole story. It was a perfect mix of angst, heat, heartbreak, and the strongest love ever. Angel has just became one of my must read authors.
Christa had such an awful upbringing with a drug addict for a mother and a father who ran out on her. Despite it all, she still made something of herself owning her own successful cafés. One day Aaron Walks in and sweeps her off her feet. She doesn’t believe it’s real because no one has ever wanted her in her past. 

Aaron was so unhappy in his job with his brother who bossed him around even though they were partners. When he stepped in that café and his eyes landed on Christa, he knew he had to have her and nothing would stop him.

They do have to deal with a childhood friend who Christa hasn’t seen in 7 years. He is back in town and his goal is to go after the woman he’s wanted for years.

One trip. One fall and Christa’s world is flipped upside down. You can’t help but feel for her. She was strong though. I was feeling her pain and was so Happy when everything came together the way it was supposed to. 

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Christa was the exact opposite of every woman who’d shared my bed for a night.

All I could think about was getting to know her intimately. She completely captivated me.

Then, as usual, I screwed up everything.

My life. Her life. Our love.

Now her old crush is back in town, and he set his sights on Christa. But she’s mine. I’ll be damned if he gets her.

I will win her back before he wins her over.

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Aaron breezed into my coffee shop and right into my heart.

He was gorgeous, confident, and sexy.

Out of all the women who threw themselves at him, he wanted me.

Against my better judgment, I took a chance.

Then he took our new life away.

When I was at my darkest, my lifelong friend Jared pulled me through, only to tell me he wants to take Aaron’s place.

But can I give my heart to Jared when Aaron already stole it? 

The moonlight shone directly through her bedroom window, casting its silvery light across her naked body. Her eyes glistened with unshed tears that she quickly blinked back. My hands reached out to her and cupped her face to kiss her deeply. I tasted the faint sweetness of alcohol. With my intensity increased, I poured every bit of my love into the kiss, willing her to feel it and take her fill of it. I gently pushed on her shoulders, silently instructing her to sit, and then I helped her move up to the head of the bed.

I started at her feet, kissing, licking, sucking, and nipping my way up and down each leg. I took my time loving her, worshiping her entire body, and pouring my whole heart into her. Then I worked my way back up her leg, stopping momentarily at her core to meet her gaze. My chest clenched at her expression. It was a mixture of the worst pain, the purest bliss, and the deepest love I’d ever seen. That expression would haunt me—later. I’d berate myself for causing her so much pain and confusion, but for as long as she’d let me stay, my sole focus was to make her feel better.

I dipped my head and sucked her clit into my mouth. She gasped and grasped my hair in her fingers. Intermittently, I sucked on it lightly then gently ran my tongue over, under, and around it repeatedly. I moved slowly at first, savoring her natural flavor and every sound of approval she made. The intensity inside her was building to massive levels. She was so close but not quite there yet—but she would be there many times before I was done.

“I fucking love how you taste. And the sounds you make. The way your tiny fists pull my hair just before you come. Your breathy voice when you scream my name.” Her body melted under my touch, my words only adding to her need for more.

I increased the suction on her clit then scraped my teeth across it. Her hips bucked upward involuntarily. Her grip on my hair increased, slightly tugging on it and pulling me closer to her at the same time. Her hungry moans were sexy enough to push me over the edge before she even touched me, but I retrained my focus on her pleasure.

I wrapped my arms under and around her legs and pulled her core to my mouth, and I hungrily lapped her up. After a quick dart of my tongue in and out of her pussy before rolling it inside her, she almost sat straight up from the intensity. When she fell back against the pillows, I continued assaulting all her senses. My hot, wet tongue found her nub once again before my lips closed around it and my finger thrust into her waiting entrance.

As I pushed it in, her moans became louder and her grip became tighter. I deliberately moved my finger in and out of her at a leisurely pace. The need to see her almost matched my need to have her, so I raised my eyes to watch her. Her neck was arched back, her eyes welded shut, and her mouth was agape, with her sexy moans involuntarily escaping at my ministrations. With an added second finger filling and stretching her, I increased the pressure and crooked them to catch the spot that sent her over the edge.

“Aaron,” she screamed, and it was the sweetest music.

I pressed on until she rode the last wave of her orgasm and soaked my hand. When I pulled my fingers out of her, she opened her eyes in time to see me put them in my mouth and lick her essence off them. Her lips parted and her eyes widened. The pulse in her neck jumped in time with her pounding heart. She tried to pull me to her, but I gently nudged her back down, silently shaking my head side to side.

Her responding grumble made me smile against her skin as I continued licking, nipping, and sucking my way up her stomach and ribs until I reached her breasts. The stubble of my unshaven jaw rubbed against her soft skin, leaving light red abrasions like they were my own personal branding iron. My possessive side appreciated the fact that her skin held my mark. She was mine, after all, and I was determined to win her back. When I reached her breasts, I took one into my mouth, sucking and biting on her nipple while my hand kneaded her other breast. My thumb and middle finger closed around the taut peak of her nipple, and I continued my double assault on her. Her fingers gripped my shoulders and back, her nails dug into my skin in response to the powerful sensations.

“Aaron,” she panted.

I raised my head to meet her eyes, yet I was afraid to speak the words that were on the tip of my tongue. Afraid the words would break the spell, and she’d tell me to leave. That she’d realize this wasn’t just a dream she’d later wake up from and instantly regret her middle-of-the-night phone call.

“Aaron, if you don’t take me now, I will leave and find someone else who will!”

Her words struck a chord in the hidden chasms of my mind. I knew her declaration was part bluff and all frustration, but that very thought had tormented me countless times every night. The thought spurred me to speak my mind, my response leaving no room for discussion or argument.

“The. Hell. You. Will. You are mine, Christa. For better or for worse. Till death do us part. And it’ll be over my dead fucking body that any other man touches you–or it’ll be his fucking death.” I meant every word of it.

Her eyes widened in surprise, studying my face and partly losing the glazed look of desire. I sensed my fear was about to come true—she was on the verge of realizing our rendezvous was a huge mistake and making me leave. So I decided to finish what she asked me to start. I aligned the head of my cock at the entrance of her wet core then slowly pushed into her, giving her body time to adjust to my size.

Once I’d pushed in to the hilt, burying myself fully inside her, I curled my hips and thrust slightly harder into her. I straightened my arms and looked directly into her eyes, holding hers captive. The glazed look returned to her eyes, and her hands moved to my chest, gripping, holding, and stroking me as I thrust into her harder and harder.

When she closed her eyes, I immediately issued an order. “Open your eyes and look at me. See me, Christa. You were made for me and only me. You are like a finely tuned violin, custom-made to be played only by my hands. Your body wraps around and fits me perfectly. I know every sound you make, when your breathing changes, and only I can give you what your body craves. I am the only man who can answer its call. You. Belong. To. Me. And I belong to you.” I kept my voice low and let it flow across the air between us. Her inner walls quivered and squeezed me as her body shuddered at my words.

I pulled her legs up, wrapped my arms behind her knees, and increased the angle and depth of my penetration. Christa grasped at the sheets, writhing beneath me in sheer ecstasy. Harder and harder, I thrust into her over and over until her orgasm completely took her over the edge. When she screamed out my name again, I felt her tightness squeezing around me, holding me inside her and milking me for everything I have. I gladly gave it to her, emptying myself deep inside her and groaning with complete satisfaction as I said, “You have all of me.”

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A.D. Justice is the USA Today best selling author of the Steele Security Series (Wicked Games, Wicked Ties, Wicked Nights, Wicked Intentions), the Crazy Series (Crazy Maybe, Crazy Baby), the Dominic Powers series (Her Dom, Her Dom’s Lesson), and two stand-alone books, Just One Summer and Intent.

When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her own alpha male character in their north Georgia mountain home. She is also an avid reader of romance novels, a master at procrastination, a chocolate sommelier, a twister of words, and speaks fluent sarcasm. An avid animal lover, A.D. Justice has three horses, two dogs, and one cat.

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Review – Personal Delivery by Ainsley Booth

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I was never more happy to open a newsletter every week! Knowing that Jake would be there waiting, when Ainsley would annouce in her group that more of Jake would be coming I would refresh my email until there he was. I absolutely loved everything Jake and Jana!

Jana is an illustrator with a thriving business. She has the perk of being able to work from home and she has her adorable cats to keep her company. Still her love life is all but nonexistent. That is until the delivery man makes his way into her life. Who would have thought getting crazy packages from her well meaning friends would change her life forever?

Jake is a billionaire in disguise. He’s not just a SwiftEx delivery man dropping off packages on a route with the beautiful, eccentric artist as one of his routine stops. Oh no… Jake has a secret that can change everything. He never expected to fall for Jana and her horde of cats but he does – and he falls hard. But he’s afraid that his secrets will change everything.

This was so fun! Just the best fun to read. Jana is feisty and eccentric. Jake is swoonworthy and just… yummy. Together these two kept me in stitches and running for a fan to cool off. The chemistry between these two kept me happily returning each week for more. It’s always fantastic to see the quirky girl get the supremely hot guy and on the icing on the cake? He’s a billionaire! I just loved this! Absolutely loved this book! Sweet but steamy… romcom at its best. Great job, Ainsley!

5 SwiftEx Stars!
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She has a crush on the delivery guy. He has a billion-dollar secret.

I recognize the sound of his truck turning off in front of my building.
Not only do I recognize it, but my pulse picks up and I get all hot and bothered. Then I hear the low growl cutting out, followed by the clank of metal as he pulls up the back door to grab my package….
Grab my package?
That sounds so dirty.
Which is probably appropriate given some of the fantasies I’ve had about him.
My obsession with the new, mysterious delivery driver is crazy. Intense. Distracting.
The last thing I need is to be crushing on a six-foot-something distraction with a dirty grin.
But my friends have other plans.

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Review ~ The Line by Amie Knight.

Review ~ The Line by Amie Knight. 

5 Play me a Memory Stars. 
This book has stole my heart, my breath and my soul, from the first pages this book grabs hold of your emotions and shakes them, the prologue tugging on your heart strings, stirring the emotions, transporting you to that time and place, the words touching your soul. 
Cole and Everly share a bond that stems from the darkest time in Everly life, a time she wants to forget, a place she doesn’t want to be in but a face she cannot forget. Her cowboy. 
Cole…. now he’s a cowboy I could ride away with. One cold and quiet night was all it took for Everly to impact Coles world, and despite time and life Cole never forgot his Peaches. 
Summer brings about surprises, life changing moments, tears, heartbreak, acceptance, and most of all Love. You will laugh and cry your way through the emotions that pour from the pages of this book. Amie has weaved a story that tangles everything inside you deep into this story, I fell in love with Cole, admired Everly’s sheer strength and determination and adored the supporting characters of this book… Oh my does Colby need his own book. 

A stunning read from Amie. 


I was a thief.  


The invisible girl only he could see.  


The woman who wanted to be more.  



He was the mark.  


The extraordinary cowboy who stole my sixteen-year-old heart.  


The damaged man who still owned it, even four years later.



The Line was where we began.


Where fates collided.  


Where truths derailed.


The place where our love story ends.

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Review – Stand by A.L. Jackson 

Stand by A.L. Jackson

My rating: 6 of 5 stars

Have you ever wondered if each day of our lives is purposed? If every step we take is exactly where we’re supposed to be?

Have you ever read a story or series that means more than you can ever pen into words? It’s almost as if fate had a hand in matching you to the perfect story…YOUR perfect story or series. It’s as if those words are meant for you. Every feel from every word…YOURS.

You don’t have to look hard to see the beauty that bleeds into A.L. Jackson’s words, so wondrous…so WOW. Every word that this author writes is FULL OF FEELS. Every word is mesmerizing and meaningful. Every word means everything. Every word is EVERYTHING. Stand is the newest roller coaster of a rock star romance from A.L. Jackson’s Bleeding Stars series that is PURE BEAUTY IN WORDS. Stand shatters and SINGS to the SOUL, making the heart both soar and bleed.


I don’t know if I can stand right now, my body wrecked, my soul shattered, and my emotions wrung dry from a story that was both the ultimate heartbreak and the ultimate happiness. This book BROKE ME in the BEST WAY!!! Stand was both my sunshine and storm.

Knowing it’s the final Bleeding Stars story left standing made me want to savor every word slowly.

Knowing that this last Bleeding Stars story would be a soldier ready to battle with my heart, I willed myself to stay strong while reading…I FAILED as my feelings wholeheartedly took over.

Knowing that Stand is the last Bleeding Stars story left standing had me teary-eyed before I even began.

I tried my hardest to savor each word but I devoured them like a hungry lion. These words were the predator and my emotions were the prey. The Prologue GRIPPED and GUTTED ME, my heart gripping every carefully-penned word. So powerful. So poignant. So EVERYTHING.


I would try to stand or stay strong so I could swallow this soul-searing story…word to word…heart to soul.

Eyes, already teary from mourning this last Bleeding Stars book, bled with more tears that gushed like a rainstorm. Zee’s story BROKE ME from the Prologue alone. I was on edge where I would remain, my emotions entangled around these words, willing the tears to flow.

I could feel the world splintering around me, my foundation crumbling beneath my feet. Opening to reveal my wrong. It tosses me headfirst into a bottomless chasm. Endless. Purgatory.

After the Prologue, I had to stop reading. I had to catch my breath and reign myself for what would be a battle of emotions. Like the rest of the series, Stand made my heart bleed, breaking it in the best way. I was powerless to stop this emotional wreckage, this story wielding its power over me, but this was a wreck I wanted because I knew I would FEEL EVERYTHING.

Zachary ‘Zee’ Kennedy. Quiet and sweet Zee, Mr. Mystery, it’s finally time for your story. Oh Drummer Boy, big, beautiful, bronze-eyed, and inked Zee. Hidden under that quiet demeanor is a damaged heart, a broken boy I wanted to save. A man who has paid what he believes to be his penance for too long. A man who has never wanted to fight…until her.

Alexis Kensington. Beautiful, blonde, blue-eyed, and petite crosses paths with Zee, perhaps by fate. He becomes her savior but she saves him too. Two broken souls shoved together at the right time. Two beautiful hearts that need to stand.

“Sometimes it gets old, living in the shadows.”

“Is that what you feel? Like you’re invisible?”

“Because you’re the only thing I see.”

These words, both tender and tear-filled, struck my soul. Happy fused with heartbreaking tears flowed fast and furiously. These words…so much MORE.

“You make me remember.”

“What did you forget?”

“You make me remember what it’s like to feel.”

“And you’ve made me feel that way for the very first time.”

Oh Zee! His and Alexis’ words made me swoon so very hard! I LOVED THIS MAN of many layers but with a heart of gold that penetrated those layers the hardest…penetrating my heart too.

A connection, so big as if it beckoned from above, blazes between Alexis and Zee. 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.

His mouth crashed against mine. Devouring. Destroying. Demanding. Taking everything I had to offer.

One kiss with passion and power in spades. One kiss that I felt penetrate through me too. One kiss that meant so much more.


I wanted to stand, stay in this moment, soak up these powerful and poignant words, soak up this sun and slay the storms cast over this couple. Zee and Alexis’ connection and chemistry were combustible, a force of fate. I could not help but smile a grin filled with hope as I was sucked into a wave of passion, one of soulmates, one of love powerful as those flames that ignite between them. I felt every burn…every blaze…every beautiful and brilliant word…I FELT IT ALL.

“I want to fall. I want to feel it. I want to see stars. Float with them and fall with them.”

“I can feel it. Can you?”

There is so much beauty in these words, as if sent from above, where I saw these beautiful stars in the sky while reading.

“Fight for me.”


It’s time for Zee to fight. Fight for Alexis. Fight for him. Fight for his life. Stand for love. Stand for LIFE.

When you read a story that cuts through you like a knife, gripping you, gutting you, rendering you raw…bare…breathless, you can’t help but feel every word as if each were a slice to your heart and a song to your soul.


This story stood all over me, stomping over my heart and sending my soul soaring and shattering. I CRIED the WHOLE TIME READING, tears etched into my eyes, soul forever imprinted by this STORY that SLAYED ME. I didn’t expect Zee’s story to storm on me, shattering me the hardest, but that severe storm was worth surviving to see the sunshine and the stars. Starshine that was heaven.

No author makes me unequivocally feel every word I’m reading like A.L. Jackson. No words are a trifecta of power, passion, and poignance like hers. A.L. Jackson writes from the heart and you can tell her heart is poured into every beautiful and brilliant word. Her heartfelt writing hit my heart hard like a hurricane in every single story of this Bleeding Stars series. EVERY WORD MATTERS. Meaningful. Mesmerizing. Magnificent.

Stand sang to my soul in a beautifully broken book that bled stars into my eyes, an epic love story worth the whole constellation that will always hold my heart. Sunder started with Baz in a A Stone in the Sea, a storm of emotions that like the second book in this duet, left me Drowning to Breathe.

Where Lighting Strikes struck my heart hard, Lyric’s story stealing my soul that bled all the angst.

What I was most anxious for was Baz’s little brother, Austin’s story, my favorite second-chance type of romance, which became my favorite Bleeding Stars book and was well worth the Wait.

Stay struck me by surprise, my emotions entangled so deeply that I wanted nothing more than to stay in Ash’s story.

Stand, the last Sunder story about the mysterious and sweet Zee, stood tall on its own, a story of sun and storms that was the most bittersweet as it’s where the Bleeding Stars shine for the final time.

I got lost in Sunder. In the music. In the connection that was so clear in the four of them…So wild I couldn’t tell if it was my spirit or my feet that had been truly swept away.


I’m standing tall and proud, giving the biggest applause to Sunder, a band in a book that is so raw and real to me. This Sunder family and their music, these devastatingly beautiful books, OWN MY HEART FOR LIFE. There has never been a series that has meant more than this one. Sunder has been my life for years, so unequivocally entangled around every part of me, and I’m sad that it’s time to say: The End. The finality of this soul-shattering series strikes a chord of sadness through me. My heart is still in harmony with the BEST SERIES EVER, these devastatingly beautiful books, the Bleeding Stars. My soul will forever sing to Sunder.

These bad, bad boys meant something to these people. They had created something no one else could. Had a chemistry that could only be found in their bond. This mixed up, mismatched family.

Curtains down. Exit stage. The Sunder show is over for good.

I am seriously mourning the end of the Bleeding Hearts books, this ALL-STAR series, one that has now risen to my TOP SERIES of ALL TIME. How can it not with words that make me feel the whole time reading?!? Bleeding Stars should be renamed Bleeding Hearts because, with every book, my heart bled harder. My heart will forever bleed and beat for the Bleeding Stars, sank in Sunder. My soul will always sing to and soar with this soul-slaying series. Sunder, this beautiful band, a family that became my family, I FEEL YOU…now and forever.

No fear. Just life.

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A Bleeding Stars Standalone Novel

“PURE BEAUTY IN WORDS. Stand shatters and SINGS to the SOUL, making the heart both soar and bleed.” ~Karen, Bookalicious Babes Blog

Zachary Kennedy has never been known as a fighter, but he’ll never regret fighting for her…

I’m Zee Kennedy.

Quiet. Reserved. Predictable.

When my brother died, everyone thought I was just the good guy who stepped up to take his place in the band.

No one knew what I was hiding. The one thing I’ve been fighting for.

For seven years, I’ve never lost focus.

Not until one chance encounter with Alexis Kensington.

Now she’s become my greatest temptation.

I knew better than to touch her, but now that I’ve had a taste, I can’t get enough.

Her kiss becomes my air. Her body my salvation.

She needed a savior and somehow she became mine.

Taking her was a betrayal. But keeping her means risking everything.

One look at Alexis Kensington, and I know she’s worth the fight.

Will my past continue to keep me down or will I finally find the strength to pull myself up and Stand… 


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Review – Swear by Adriana Locke

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Of all the books in the Landry Family series, Ford’s book is definitely the one that I looked forward to the absolute most. We’ve heard about the mysterious Ford Landry since Sway, finding out that he served proudly in the military and lost the love of his life before he left. Now with Ford home in Savannah working in his own company, SWEAR tells the story that we’ve all be so anxiously awaiting.

Boy, was it worth the wait.

He’s let his brother’s girlfriend meddle with his dating life and has gone on some of the most boring but at least sexually gratifying dates – all so he can use a yoga studio. Who knew that his last set up would be the one that would bring the most important person he has ever known back to his life. It was supposed to be a quick favor to his brother. That favor would bring Ellie Pagan back to his life – and this time he’s not going to let her go.

Ellie wasn’t the same girl who Ford left so long ago. She’s grown up and moved on. She has a business to run and a chance to have everything she has ever wanted. But there is no mistaking the feelings that Ford Landry stirs in her heart and the heat he brings to her body. Still Ellie remembers the pain of him leaving her behind when he enlisted. Willful and stubborn, no way is Ellie going to risk her heart to this man with the body of a god and eyes that saw into her soul. No way is she going to let his touch affect her decision to simply stay away.

Don’t doubt a Landry. Ford wants Ellie back and he will do whatever it takes to make her see that they have to be together. Watching him fight for Ellie and for their future is heartwarming, endearing and totally swoon worthy. Throw in the rest of the Landry clan and prepare for laughter, heartfelt tears and the greatest unbroken bond of family… real family.

This story is astounding, and I couldn’t stop once I started. This is one of the most perfect second chance love stories. These two love each other so very much even with misunderstandings, heartbreak and ten years of hurt between them. Ford Landry is just one of the good guys that you root for with all your might. Ellie is right to have her misgivings about him, but she’s even more right to see if love can heal old wounds and make their relationship that much stronger. Gosh, I just loved these two together! Do they have just the hottest spark? Yes, oh my goodness, YES! But they have so much more. Time and distance hasn’t changed that. If anything, it’s made what they have so very special.

Truly wonderful! When I finished this book, I sighed with happiness and felt it all over. It was good, good, SO VERY DAMNED GOOD to be back in Savannah. Fantastic, Adriana!

5 Pinkie Swear Stars!


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Ellie Pagan has a list of reasons to stay away from Ford Landry.

It’s a mile long and was so much easier to stick to when he was a world away. Now that he’s standing in front of her—body hard and chiseled from a stint in the military, suit cut to perfection, and a smirk she could never resist—remembering all the reasons why just got a whole lot harder.

Ford gets Ellie isn’t his biggest fan. He just doesn’t care.

Standing in front of him, giving him hell, she’s even prettier than he remembered. All he can think about is how she felt in his arms, the taste of her kiss, the sound of her giggle in the middle of the night. He may not know how to win her back, but he does know this: he may have let her go once, but that’s one mistake he won’t make again.


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Our breathing quickens, the blues of his eyes growing stormy. A chill tears through me as he accidentally-on-purpose brushes his arm against mine. It’s like muscle memory, my body remembering exactly what to do around his.

My knees dip, my mouth waters, and I fight the ache in between my thighs as he looks down at me like it’s me he wants for dinner.

“What if I throw breakfast in afterwards?” he prods. “Does that make me, I mean it, more appetizing?”

That’s all it takes, that one little hint of arrogance, that brings me back to reality.

I flip him a smile. “It makes it less, actually.”

His own smile wavers. “I get that you probably hate me.”

“You’re right. I do.”

“I want the chance to explain.”

“You have the same chances of getting the chance to explain as I do of getting what every woman wants.”

“What’s that?”

I lean in, like I’m going to tell him a secret. Whispering, I say, “Being able to eat all the pizza and not gain an ounce.”

Turning on my heel, I head to the back as his chuckle fills the room. “That was good. I’ll give you that.”

I shrug and keep walking.

“You can at least let me apologize.”

The authority in his tone, like I owe him something, stops me in my tracks. I whirl around to face him. “You don’t deserve a chance to apologize to me.”

“I didn’t say I deserved it,” he says earnestly. “But I would love the opportunity to do so.” He forces a swallow, my eyes glued to his lips. “I would appreciate the chance to get to see you again.”

The snicker that comes from me is unexpected by both of us. “So charming. I forgot how good you are with words.”

“Does that mean that’s a yes?”

“That means that’s a no,” I smile. “That means I’m not about to let you come in here and look at me with those bright blue eyes and make me forget what it felt like to have you rip my heart out.”

He flinches. “I didn’t mean to do that, Ellie.”

“Don’t act surprised,” I laugh angrily. “There’s no way you thought I just went on with my life after you left. I dated you for four years, Ford. And after what we went through …”

It’s me gulping now, the anger so palpable that I almost have tears in my eyes. My hands shake as I remember the fight that ensued after he told me he was enlisting.

“You left me,” I repeat, shaking my head. “So leave me again. There’s the door. Should I hold it open for you this time?”

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Review – Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny by Cindi Madsen

Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny by Cindi Madsen

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ve been around the hockey romance book block a few times and have never seen a former puck bunny’s perspective. What a fresh and fun story! Sweet and sexy, Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny is a slow burn of a romance that oozes angst and pounds with passion!

Ryder and Lindsay’s explosive electricity was unstoppable! I felt their chemistry fused with angst combust! The passion fanned those flames of fire, sparking even more desire. How could I not fall for this amazing alpha who has a sweet side buried beneath all the sexy?!? With a hot, charming, caring, wealthy, and sweet alpha of a hero, Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny felt like a Cinderella fairy tale.

Like some of the most powerful drugs, all it took was one hit to be hooked—because I was definitely already addicted to the way Ryder Maddox kissed.

As much as their attraction is off-the-charts hot, Lindsay needs a delay in the game before she gets hurt like in the past. Her heart needs to be protected like a hockey puck, or Ryder will never score in this game of love.

What if we crash and burn?

I SWOONED HARD, my soul soared high, and my heart was hit like a hockey puck over this sweet and smoldering story. Cindi Madsen thrust me into the thrilling hockey world, painting a vivid picture where I was at the games feeling the ache of these characters and the adrenaline rush of hockey, and it was one enthralling experience. I WAS ALL IN AND IT WAS SO PUCKING GOOD!

“If things were different…I could really see myself slipping.”

“Just slip.” I reached up and ran my thumb across her bottom lip, my blood pumping hotter at her sharp exhale.

“I’ll catch you.”

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Confession #1: I used to be a puck bunny, but after a hockey player broke my heart, I gave up all things hockey. Now I’m just focused on finding a way to pass my math class so I can graduate college.

Confession #2: Ryder “Ox” Maddox’s deep, sexy voice sends fuzzy tingles through my entire body, and I’m powerless to stop it. Which is a big problem since the hot, surprisingly funny hockey player is my new math tutor.

Confession #3: I can’t stop thinking about how ripped Ryder is from all his hockey training, and how fun it’d be to cross lines with him.

Confession #4: I kissed a hockey player and I liked it.

Confession #5: If I’m not careful, I might relapse and fall for Ryder, and then I’ll be totally pucked.

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Cindi Madsen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting, revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a pretty new pair, especially if they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music and dancing and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.

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