Review – Awaken Me by Alex Grayson 



5 out of 5 stars

 This series has been one of the best ever, and I’m so sad to see it go. We all knew leading up through the previous 3 books, that this book was going to be the hardest. I was so right. I suggest tissues and to be ready for an ugly cry. 
Alex quickly became a go to author to me, and after this series, I will never miss a book of hers again. We got to see the pain and torment going through Nick throughout the whole series. He was headed down a oath of destruction, so lost. I felt for him and knew his book would be the death of me. 
Chris, oh poor Chris. Bless her heart. She loved that man so much but you can only be pushed so far. No matter what, she was always there for him. 
I really won’t spoil the story for anyone because this was in my opinion, the most anticipated book of the series. Well done Alex. Well freaking done! 


 The highly anticipated conclusion of The Jaded Series, featuring the beloved Nick and the relentless Chris. Be prepared to experience an emotional roller-coaster of a life time!


What do you do when you lose the single most important thing in your life? You grieve. You sink so deep in a hole, you can no longer see the top. All you see is dark. Your life becomes dull and dreary. You withdraw from your friends, lash out at the ones you’re closest to, and become so absorbed in your pain, you feel the only way out is to end it permanently. Your heart no longer pumps properly and you can never get enough air in your lungs. You drink, you neglect your health, and you rent dirty hotel rooms with the sole purpose of ending your pain in them. Guilt eats at you for not being at the one place you were needed the most. And you become angry because you were left behind.


Or at least, that’s what I did. Until she came along…


Chris, the bane of my existence. She’s always there in the background, watching me, trying to ‘be there’ for me. But I don’t want her help. I don’t need her to butt in where she’s not wanted. I just want to be left alone in my dark world. But she’s not giving up, even when I’m a bastard to her. Every time I turn around, there she is. And what’s worse, she’s starting to make me want things. Things I never thought I could have again. She’s making me forget the pain and bringing color back into my life with her fiery red hair, bright green eyes, and the silly faces she makes at herself in the mirror. But what happens if I let her in? Could I be brave enough to open myself up, knowing the possibility of having it snatched away again. Once I know the feeling of touching Chris, of having her heart and soul blend with mine, I would never survive losing that.


Can I take the chance of her being my savior, even knowing that she could also be the one that could push me other the edge of self-destruction?

Awaken Me can be read as a stand alone, but it is HIGHLY recommended to read at least the first in the series, Shatter Me. Through Shatter Me, you will understand the emotional ties between Nick and Chris and why Nick is the way he is. Without reading Shatter Me, Nick’s behavior may seem too harsh for some readers. This is not a light read. Deals with mental abuse through extreme grief. Intended for readers 18+.



  The darkness of grief has consumed him. Can he trust anyone to help him heal?

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  Alex Grayson is the bestselling author of heart pounding, emotionally gripping contemporary romance including The Jaded Series, The Consumed Series, and two standalone novels. Her passion for books was reignited by a gift from her sister-in-law intended to distract Alex and help her pass the time while her husband was away for work. After spending several years as a devoted reader and blogger, Alex decided to write and independently publish her first novel in 2014 (an endeavor that took a little longer than expected). The rest, as they say, is history.


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Review – The Spring Girls by Anna Todd

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The Spring Girls: A Modern-Day Retelling of Little Women by Anna Todd
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

”Never, ever, let anyone take your strength. Don’t let anyone make you feel less than whole, and if they try, show them who you are.”

A CHARMING and COMPELLING coming-of-age saga that paints a vivid picture of sisterhood and the strong family bond, The Spring Girls grabs you and never lets go. This Little Women-inspired read is so RIVETING and RELATABLE. The setting of New Orleans and Germany were places I’ve lived or heavily frequented. I instantly related to the mother, Meredith, an Army wife of four children like me. I saw some of myself in each of the Spring girls. Each sister is so UNIQUE and CHARISMATIC that you’ll be pressed to choose a favorite Spring girl. I LOVED EVERYTHING about this spellbinding story of sisters.

We were a force of nature, the four of us Spring girls.

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The Spring Girls is a POWERFUL and PASSIONATE story of love, acceptance, and identity discovery. This tale is brilliantly told with multiple heroine viewpoints that flawlessly flow into the overarching family saga. The Spring Girls is fresh, fun, and full of feels. I couldn’t put this book down. What an ENTHRALLING and EVOCATIVE journey!!! My only problem is that I NEED MORE!!!

I loved the plot twist. I loved the entire idea that people were never who we thought they were.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 strong ‘sisterhood’ stars

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Four sisters desperately seeking the blueprints to life—the modern-day retelling of Louise May Alcott’s Little Women like only Anna Todd (After, Imagines) could do.

The Spring Girls—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—are a force of nature on the New Orleans military base where they live. As different as they are, with their father on tour in Iraq and their mother hiding something, their fears are very much the same. Struggling to build lives they can be proud of and that will lift them out of their humble station in life, one year will determine all that their futures can become.

The oldest, Meg, will be an officer’s wife and enter military society like so many of the women she admires. If her passion—and her reputation—don’t derail her.

Beth, the workhorse of the family, is afraid to leave the house, is afraid she’ll never figure out who she really is.

Jo just wants out. Wishing she could skip to graduation, she dreams of a life in New York City and a career in journalism where she can impact the world. Nothing can stop her—not even love.

And Amy, the youngest, is watching all her sisters, learning from how they handle themselves. For better or worse.

With plenty of sass, romance, and drama, The Spring Girls revisits Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little Women, and brings its themes of love, war, class, adolescence, and family into the language of the twenty-first century.

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Meet the Springs

Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,” Jo declared from her spot on the rug.

She sat at the feet of her oldest sister, Meg. Jo’s long brown hair was unruly, as it always was. She was my strong girl. She was the only one of my girls who didn’t hog the bathroom. Her delicate fingers, the black polish on their nails chipped, picked at the frayed edges of the Afghan rug under her folded legs.

The hand-woven black-and-red textile had once been bright and beautiful, and I remembered when my husband had sent it to our house back in Texas from his former post in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

In my head, Denise’s scratchy voice reminds me to use proper military lingo: my husband’s FOB in Kandahar. The biggest forward operating base in Afghanistan, she would also necessarily add. Denise was always on my case. Come to think of it, she even had comments about the rug when I got it. She said he could have sent it to the base and paid no fee.

None of that mattered to my girls. From the moment it arrived, they loved that rug as much as I did. When I ripped open the package from their dad, who had been living across the world for the past eight months, the girls—particularly Jo—were excited to own such a beautiful, culture-filled treasure from the other side of the world.

Meg loved that we now had a lavish handcrafted object in our simple home. She was my most materialistic daughter, but I always knew that if I tried to teach her right, she would use her love of shiny things to do something magical and worthwhile with her life.

Amy was too young to really care about the rug, and of course Beth knew it was coming because her daddy knew that she was the only Spring Girl who could be trusted to keep the secret. Plus, on a more practical level, since Beth was basically homeschooled, Frank knew she could watch out for it.

Later, he explained to me that he wanted to mail the package straight home so that we could be treated with the rug as a surprise on our doorstep, rather than as a pickup chore on the base. I’m not sure if I told Denise that she would understand.

Of late, our beautiful rug wasn’t as beautiful anymore. Dirty shoes and heavy bodies had worn it down, and the colors blended into a mud brown that I tried my best to clean, but the color just wouldn’t come back. We loved it not one bit less.

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A native of Ohio, Anna was a voracious reader all her life, citing Pride & Prejudice, Wuthering Heights and Fifty Shades of Grey as some of her favorites. In 2012, after discovering the world of fanfiction for fandoms like Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, The Mortal Instruments, Anna began writing as a way of continuing the stories she so loved from fanfiction community.

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Review – Can’t Let Go by Barbara Freethy 



5 out of 5 stars

 This was my first venture into a Barbara Freethy book, and I was pleasantly surprised. The development of the characters and the way they contrasted each other kept for an intriguing story. 
Annie is from a large family of FBI agents, cops, and firefighters  but she didn’t inherit that gene. She’s the curious artsy free spirit. She lands in a beach town sub letting a house on the beach for a friend that’s out of town for 6 months. She’s hoping it will get her creative juices flowing again. One day she decides to try to overcome her fear of water, which leads her in a huge predicament… Shark!!  She gets rescued by the gruff sexy surfer  Griffin who skips out before she can thank him. She is determined to find him and express her gratitude. 
Griffin is a quiet guy that keeps to himself and for good reason. When the feisty Annie tracks him down, he knows no good could come of it. He has to push her away while at the same time fight the attraction he’s feeling. These two lead us on quite a journey. 
It was an excellent read that I definitely recommend. You don’t have to read the others in the series to read this. 

 CAN’T LET GO

Callaway Cousins #5

By Barbara Freethy

Release Day: DEC 26, 2017

From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes another stunning blend of heart-warming romance and spine-tingling suspense in her popular Callaway Series…

Talented graphic artist and animator Annie Callaway has been commissioned by a Hollywood studio to create the next superhero blockbuster movie, but a bout of creative block has Annie searching the Southern California beach scene for inspiration. A local Irish bar in an old train depot, run by the ruggedly attractive and somewhat mysterious Griffin Hale, piques her interest, and she finds herself weaving fantasies about not only Griffin but also the quirky characters who work there.

The last thing Griffin Hale needs at his bar is a nosy artist looking for personal stories to turn into movie plots. He has carefully cultivated a scene of complete normalcy for people who need it more than Annie could possibly imagine, and it’s his job to protect them. But the beautiful redhead with the compelling green eyes is difficult to turn away. Annie’s fantasy world where good always conquers evil is not the life that Griffin has lived, and he can’t help but think she’ll never be satisfied with anyone less than a superhero.

After a string of bad relationships, Annie willingly admits that most real men don’t live up to her muscle-bound, cape-wearing protectors of the world, but when her stubborn curiosity propels her into a danger she never expected, she begins to realize that some heroes work in the dark…and a man who fights for you is a man worth fighting for.

While Griffin is determined to keep Annie alive, he’s not at all convinced he can give her the happily-ever-after she’s looking for. But then some stories take an unexpected turn… 


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Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of 60 novels ranging from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women’s fiction. Traditionally published for many years, Barbara opened Fog City Publishing in 2011 and has since sold over 7 million books! Twenty-three of her titles have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Lists, including one title, SUMMER SECRETS, which hit #1 on the NYT. In 2014 Barbara was named the Amazon KDP Bestselling Author of all time! She was also the first Indie writer to sell over a million books on Barnes and Noble.

Known for her emotional and compelling stories of love, family, romance and suspense, Barbara is a six-time finalist and two-time winner in the Romance Writers of America acclaimed RITA contest for her novels DANIEL’S GIFT and THE WAY BACK HOME.

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“Powerful and absorbing…sheer hold-your-breath suspense.”– NYT Bestselling Author Karen Robards on Don’t Say A Word


“A fabulous, page-turning combination of romance and intrigue. Fans of Nora Roberts and Elizabeth Lowell will love this book.” NYT Bestselling Author Kristin Hannah on Golden Lies

“In the tradition of LaVyrle Spencer, gifted author Barbara Freethy creates an irresistible tale of family secrets, riveting adventure and heart- touching romance.” — NYT Bestselling Author Susan Wiggs on Summer Secrets

“This book has it all: heart, community, and characters who will remain with you long after the book has ended. A wonderful story.” — NYT Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber on Suddenly One Summer

“Freethy has a gift for creating complex characters.”– Library Journal

“Barbara Freethy is a master storyteller with a gift for spinning tales about ordinary people in extraordinary situations and drawing readers into their lives.” — Romance Reviews Today

“Freethy’s skillful plotting and gift for creating sympathetic characters will ensure that few dry eyes will be left at the end of the story.” — Publishers Weekly on The Way Back Home

“Freethy skillfully keeps the reader on the hook, and her tantalizing and believable tale has it all– romance, adventure, and mystery.”– Booklist on Summer Secrets

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A man walked into the bar. He wore dark-gray slacks, a white button-down shirt, and a striped navy-blue tie. His brown hair was cut very short, his face cleanly shaven. And he was the last person Griffin wanted to see. But whatever Paul Daniels had to say needed to be said with a bit more privacy.

He tipped his head toward a table in the corner, then poured two shots of bourbon and walked around the bar, sitting down across from a man who inspired both loyalty and frustration whenever they met up. “Could you look more like a fed?” he asked.

“I didn’t have time to change,” Paul Daniels replied. He took the shot with a swallow of satisfaction. “Smooth.”

“You must be off the clock.”

“Almost.”

That answer didn’t make him happy. “I told you we need to take a break.”

“And we did. It’s been two months,” Paul replied. “Megan is a twenty-four-year-old woman. She’s jittery, fragile, and isn’t doing well in isolation. She needs people around her that she doesn’t have to lie to. It won’t be for long—a week, maybe ten days.”

“You always say that.”

“And I’m mostly telling the truth.”

He drank his shot, breaking his own rule about not drinking while working, then said, “Where is she?”

“In the car.”

“Alone?”

“Rob is with her.” Paul paused, resting his forearms on the table, as his brown-eyed gaze settled on Griffin’s face. “She’s not any happier about this than you are, but I think this would be a good place for her.”

“Where is she from?”

“A long way from here. I’m not worried about danger finding her; I’m worried about her cracking or running. Some people can live a lie with no problems. Others can’t.”

He knew that better than anyone.

The door opened again, and for a split second he thought it might be the person Paul had brought to the bar, but the woman with reddish-blonde hair and sparkling green eyes was much more familiar and even more disturbing. She’d been very attractive in the orange bikini she’d had on yesterday, but it had been hard to get past the enormous fear in her eyes. Today, wearing white jeans and a clingy blue top, she looked beautiful and back on her game.

But why was she here? He couldn’t believe it was a coincidence.  

“Damn,” he muttered.

“Ex-girlfriend?” Paul asked, raising an eyebrow as he followed his gaze.

“No, but not someone I wanted to see.”

“You never want to see anyone. I’m still surprised someone as unfriendly as you decided to open a bar.”

Sometimes—like today—he asked himself the same question. But while there were a lot of people in the bar, he didn’t have to interact with very many of them.

As the redhead’s gaze lit on him, a smile spread across her face. He felt like he’d just been struck by a hot, bright ray of sun. It warmed up places in his body that had gone cold a long time ago.

“I’m going to get Megan and bring her in,” Paul said, getting to his feet. “I’ll let you deal with whatever this is.”

“What?” he asked, a little distracted by the woman making her way across the bar.

“I’ll be right back.”

He had a lot more he wanted to say to Paul, but his friend was already gone, and the woman he’d pulled out of the ocean yesterday was almost at his table. He stood up, his nerves tightening. He could sense danger from a mile away. He didn’t know why this woman was trouble; he just knew that she was. 

Review – The Lady Is A Thief  by Aimee Nicole Walker 



 5 out of 5 stars

 Wow. Aimee nailed her first M/F book. This was an absolute riot. It made you laugh at all the shenanigans and it kept you on your toes with all the mysterious murders still going on in Blissville. It was like going back in time and getting glimpses of some of our favorite characters from the Curl Up and Dye series plus a bunch of new characters. 
I loved Maegan. She was a riot and she wasn’t one to be messed with. She was hell on wheels. I love that in a female main character. She is a successful business woman along with her brother Milo. She is unlucky in love until the huge hunk of mam meat who happens to be her neighbor but also a cop comes barrelling into her life. Her libido goes haywire 
Elijah has had a rough go at love and has sworn off relationships for good. Who can blame him after coming home to find his wife pregnant by his brother. I mean seriously?  I would kick his a** if I could jump in those pages. 
A seriously dangerous situation comes up that throws Maegan and Elijah together and it gets harder and harder to fight that attraction. Their chemistry is off the scales. It’s only a matter of time until they combust. We get a HEA for now, and I will be eagerly waiting for book 2. 



 

THE LADY IS A THIEF

THE LADY IS MINE TRILOGY, BOOK 1

AIMEE NICOLE WALKER

ROMANCE

RELEASE DATE: 12.16.17

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Detective Elijah Markham has decided to trade big city danger for sleepy town charm. He quickly learns that small towns harbor deadly secrets, and the biggest threat to Elijah may prove to be the sexy lady who lives next door. Guarding his turbulent heart could be his biggest challenge if he falls captive to her irresistible charms.

Maegan Miracle seemingly has the perfect life. She has a successful career, amazing friends, and a family that adores her, but it’s not enough to erase the loneliness she hides behind a brilliant smile. Maegan’s world is turned upside down when she becomes a potential target in a twisted killer’s cat and mouse games. The only man who can save her is the same one that threatens her peaceful existence.

Passion and lust override doubt and suspicion, igniting a flame that’s hot enough to consume them and torch the town. Something that burns so hot and fast won’t last…or will it? If they want a chance to find out, they’ll need to stop a killer before it’s too late.

The Lady is a Thief is the first book in The Lady is Mine Trilogy. It’s a scorching-hot story filled with humor, mystery, and lovable characters that will make you want to pack your bags and move to Blissville.




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“Open up, Freckles,” Elijah said as he pounded on the door hard enough to make it rattle in the frame. He didn’t sound angry though; he sounded… horny.

    Yes, my body cried out. I shook so hard from anticipation that I practically vibrated through the house instead of walked.

    “I know you’re awake. I saw your bedroom light on! Open up this door before I—”

    I yanked the door open before he could finish what he was going to say. “Huff and puff and blow it down?” I asked sassily, finishing for him. His pulse pounded wildly in his neck, matching the tempo of my heart trying to beat its way out of my chest. “What the hell is your problem?”

    “I got something for you to blow.”

    “You wish,” I retorted.

    Elijah’s eyes lowered to my unbound breasts and stayed there. He wasn’t the least bit ashamed that he was staring at my girls. Okay, so the nips were saluting his soldier, but that didn’t make it right. What woman doesn’t whip off her bra as soon as she comes home for the night? It wasn’t some part of a grand scheme to lure that jackass back into my bed. I’d settle for a wall-banging.

    I crossed my arms beneath my chest, but that only plumped them up more for him. Elijah’s delighted smile should’ve pissed me off because I was not the kind of girl who opened her doors and legs for a guy at whim. What an asshole! Who did he think he was… Oh, fucking forget it. I grabbed his scarf and pulled him into my house and shut the door.




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Review – Unveil Me by Alex Grayson 



5 out of 5 stars

 Alex has delivered another amazing book in this series. The first two books were incredible and,  I could not wait for Andrew to get his story. I fell in love with him instantly upon meeting him in this series. He is kind, caring  and hilarious. How can you not love him? 
He is hiding a secret from his friends. I don’t want to give the secret away so I won’t go into detail about that, but when he finally meets Jase, he realizes Jase is keeping secrets of his own too. They could be detrimental to a whole lot of people. 
These two are smoking hot together and are adorably cute together. They have obstacles to overcome if they want their HEA. This is a definite must read even if you’re not a mm fan. 



 Andrew Donovan is the outrageous goofy guy that everyone loves. In any setting he’s in, he takes front stage and makes everyone laugh; from his ridiculously funny t-shirts, to his naughty jokes, to his shameless flirting with anything that walks, both men and women. But what you see on the outside can sometimes be deceiving. Andrew has a secret. A secret that’s slowly withering away the fun loving guy that everyone knows. A secret that even his closest friends know nothing about.


When he first sees Jase in a picture, he knows instantly that he’s found the one person who will be his forever. He’s just impatiently biding his time for him to get to Jaded Hollow. Andrew is torn. On one hand, he’s finally found the other half of his soul, while on the other hand, he’s slowly dying inside. Tragedy is on the horizon and there’s nothing he can do to stop it.


Jase Matthews comes to Jaded Hollow a dead man walking. He knows it’s only a matter of time before they find him. There is no way they’ll let him live. At his first sight of Andrew, he’s instantly drawn to him, but he refuses the connection, knowing his days are numbered. However, it’s not long before he realizes the pull Andrew has on him is something he can’t fight.


Can Andrew find the courage to reveal to his loved ones the secret he’s kept for years? Will Jase be the man to help him overcome the grief he feels inside? And what happens when Jase’s past catches up to him and threatens to take away the man Andrew’s waited forever to meet?


 A love that feels fated meets a fate determined to keep two souls apart.

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 Alex Grayson is the bestselling author of heart pounding, emotionally gripping contemporary romance including The Jaded Series, The Consumed Series, and two standalone novels. Her passion for books was reignited by a gift from her sister-in-law intended to distract Alex and help her pass the time while her husband was away for work. After spending several years as a devoted reader and blogger, Alex decided to write and independently publish her first novel in 2014 (an endeavor that took a little longer than expected). The rest, as they say, is history.


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


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Review – The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

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The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

My rating: 6 of 5 stars

Sometimes the most beautiful people are beautifully broken.

Here I still sit in a dream-like state, floating in a SOULFUL STUPOR, tears still streaked all over my face. After embarrassingly and now regrettably hoarding The Law of Moses for three years, I CONSUMED this LIFE-ALTERING tale in less than 24 hours. This book left me EMOTIONALLY BARE and BLEEDING long after I turned the last page. The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon took every smile … every sigh … every swoon … every tear …. every feel … EVERYTHING!!!

There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion. ~Poe

After just a few pages…
My heart split open where every emotion absorbed every word.

After just a few pages…
I FELT this story’s spirit seize and squeeze my soul.

After just a few pages…
I KNEW that this broken and beautiful book would BREAK ME, and that it did.

After just a few pages…
I KNEW that The Law of Moses was a life-changing journey, one I would forever feel.

After just a few pages…
I was ready to bestow The Law of Moses ALL OF THE STARS as it already had ALL OF MY HEART and ALL OF MY SOUL.

The Law of Moses is a STUNNING, SOULFUL, and SPIRITUAL second-chance romance—a POETIC and POWERFUL journey of love, loss, and life. This is a story of a beautiful and unabashedly fearless girl, Georgia, whose heart seeks out a beautiful but broken boy, Moses.

”Maybe we’re all cracked. Or bent.”

Moses is a beacon of light fused with dark, beautiful to those who know the broken boy inside the bold man. I LOVED this man of many layers. Moses and his damaged heart—both I wanted to save—and help walk him to the light so he can see how he’s a gift. This broken boy never wanted to be saved … until her. Until Georgia crosses his path and he never was the same.

He was like water—cold, deep, unpredictable…and just like I’d done all my life, I jumped in head first…but this time, I drowned.

Beautiful Georgia is a dreamer with strength in spades. She is fiercely independent with a wild streak I loved but also so tender-hearted! I admired this heroine so much!

”Georgia, you better run.”

“What would I do that, Moses? When I want you to catch me?”

The connection between this hero and heroine is powerful and passionate, as if they were fated together to claim each other’s hearts. Moses and Georgia are beautiful inside out and beautiful together. Just MAGICAL. Soul mates whose story touched me so deeply that I felt their connection in my soul.

Sometimes within the rubble is resilience. Sometimes within the broken is the biggest gift. Only in the darkness can you see the light, stars that beckon from above, beacons of hope and healing after heartbreak.

”I wasn’t trying to hurt you. I was trying to save you.”

The Law of Moses is as heartbreaking as it is beautiful. This tale takes your emotions on an extraordinary journey. Painted in incredible detail with powerful and poignant words so full of life, The Law of Moses bleeds ethereal and emotional beauty. An omnipresent spirit and soundness seep through The Law of Moses like raindrops on a dry day, a magical existence all over. This story is so SPIRITUAL … so SOULFUL… so SPECIAL.

It doesn’t take long to discover that Amy Harmon’s stories are MEANINGFUL. This incredibly gifted author’s words MATTER. This author pours all of her heart and soul into her words. It’s as if Amy Harmon’s words are stamped with a spirit—perhaps something supernatural—that imprints on your soul.

The Law of Moses seeped into my soul… sweetness … sorrow … swoon … all of the senses!!! This SOUL-SHATTERING story struck me hard—this emotional explosion in words—where I felt every word. I FELT EVERYTHING!

This book is so HEARTBREAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!! I knew this story would hold my heart in its hands forever, and oh does The Law of Moses still have my heart in its grasp. After breaking me into many pieces again and again, The Law of Moses mended me in the most beautiful of ways. An INSPIRATIONAL and EMOTIONALLY-CLAD JOURNEY, The Law of Moses is ALL THE GREATS. I will FOREVER FEEL and LOVE this heartbreakingly beautiful book. This story’s spirit will forever remain etched into my soul.

It was a great story, after all. A story of before and after, of new beginnings and never-endings. A story flawed and fractured, crazy and cracked, and most of all, a love story.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ’but worth all the’ beautifully broken stars

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If I tell you right up front, right in the beginning that I lost him, it will be easier for you to bear. You will know it’s coming, and it will hurt. But you’ll be able to prepare.

Someone found him in a laundry basket at the Quick Wash, wrapped in a towel, a few hours old and close to death. They called him Baby Moses when they shared his story on the ten o’clock news – the little baby left in a basket at a dingy Laundromat, born to a crack addict and expected to have all sorts of problems. I imagined the crack baby, Moses, having a giant crack that ran down his body, like he’d been broken at birth. I knew that wasn’t what the term meant, but the image stuck in my mind. Maybe the fact that he was broken drew me to him from the start.

It all happened before I was born, and by the time I met Moses and my mom told me all about him, the story was old news and nobody wanted anything to do with him. People love babies, even sick babies. Even crack babies. But babies grow up to be kids, and kids grow up to be teenagers. Nobody wants a messed up teenager.

And Moses was messed up. Moses was a law unto himself. But he was also strange and exotic and beautiful. To be with him would change my life in ways I could never have imagined. Maybe I should have stayed away. Maybe I should have listened. My mother warned me. Even Moses warned me. But I didn’t stay away.

And so begins a story of pain and promise, of heartache and healing, of life and death. A story of before and after, of new beginnings and never-endings. But most of all…a love story. 

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Review – Noah by Cristin Harber 



5 out of 5 stars

 I knew from the brief meeting with Noah in Zane, that I was going to love him. Cristin has one again worked her magic to give us an amazing story with lovable characters. 
Noah,  who planned on living his whole life as a SEAL, suddenly finds himself raising a little girl after his cousin dies. He is in over his head, but with the help of a strong woman, they persevere together. 
This is a book full of all the feels and full of self discovery. It will leave you feeling happy and content. Just another amazing book by Cristin Harber! 



 Navy SEAL Noah Coleman knows how to do two things well: underwater demolition and hand-to-hand combat. So renewing his enlistment is a no-brainer until he receives a message about his cousin’s aggressive terminal cancer. A quick trip home confirms the worst, which means his niece Bella will become his responsibility.

Elementary school guidance counselor Teagan Shaw has known Bella since her son announced the two were best friends. The shy little girl is also on Teagan’s radar because of Bella’s early signs of gifted aptitude. But Teagan is more concerned about the military man thrust into the role of single parent.

While Noah adjusts to civilian life and Eagle’s Ridge, he and Teagan begin forging a friendship. But Teagan has a secret, a shadowy figure from her past who is intent on returning to torment her.

Fall in love with seven sexy and irresistible soldiers who find their courage and heart tested like never before in the battle for love! This multi-author collaborative series of contemporary romance novels is brought to you by bestselling authors Barbara Freethy, Roxanne St. Claire, Christie Ridgway, Lynn Raye Harris, Julia London, Cristin Harber and Samantha Chase. You won’t want to miss a single one!


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Review – Misadventures With A Super Hero by Angel Payne

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She’s given us wonderful alpha military men, divine princes on a secluded beautiful island, political thrillers and all around great reads. With each release, Angel Payne stretches her talents just a little bit further and never fails to deliver heart stopping, swoony reads. Misadventures with a Super Hero is no exception – but it is. This story is so outside the norm of what we would expect from Angel. She stepped outside of her comfort zone and embraced something so different. That’s why it’s such an AMAZING read!

Reece Richards was a playboy. Adonis body, beautiful face… the world was at his feet with a world size ego to match. He could have any possession that he wanted. Any woman in the world was at his beck and call, but it was an encounter with one woman – one seriously sinister woman – that would change his life and everything he knew forever. He soon finds himself isolated in one of the five star hotels that he operates for his family and harboring a secret.

Emmaline Crist is the newest member of Reece’s hotel staff, joining the eclectic group working the night shift. What makes her work so wonderful? Bolt sightings. He’s the mysterious man in black leather and electric hands cleaning up crime on the streets of LA. The other thing that makes her work so wonderful? Encounters with her mysterious boss. The night crew thinks that he is weird. Emma thinks he’s amazing and well, electric. One night with him and she knows he’s the one.

Funny…. so does Reece. He’s overwhelmed by what he feels for her, the depth of his emotions and just how fast they came. He is consumed by his Velvet, just as he is consumed with fear for her safety. There are some seriously bad people after Reece. He’s such a unique leading man. He’s funny, jaded, beautiful and special. He’s has such a romantic heart and his love for Emma is breathtaking and instant. Emma is intriguing, just as passionate for Reece as she is for Bolt and spunky. Man, she is a spitfire in a pair of heels! I loved her!

I didn’t go into this read expecting to find Thor or Iron Man or Captain America. I wasn’t planning to read a rehash of Superman or Batman, either. What I did get was a book that is so amazing and very different from the other books in the Misadventures series. It’s so crafty and appealed to the comic geek that I am! This story has an irresistible hero and feisty leading lady with a love story that dragged me under from the first page. I was mad when there was no other pages to turn to but thrilled to learn that Emma and Reece will be back! That ending alone is a reason to beg for more from these two. Emma and Reece are perfection! GO TEAM BOLT!

Excelsior, Angel!

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Working the night shift at a five-star hotel in downtown Los Angeles, I get my fair share of weirdos. But none of them prepared me for the night I met Bolt. He saved my life.

Now, he’s my super hero—the hunk I’m yearning to thank in more creative ways than a damn kiss on the cheek. Too bad he’s actually Reece Richards, my full-on nerd of a real-life boss.

He’s got some commitment issues thanks to his evil ex and global empire—and from having to save the city from a maniac out to destroy everything he loves.

But there’s something that just may interfere with all those plans. My heart.

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Angel Payne has been passionate about creating stories since third grade, when she received a blank journal for Christmas, then filled it with a handwritten novel. Since then, she’s written for five publishing houses, and is also independently published. She most enjoys writing high heat romance with deep emotional twists. When not writing, Angel honors her native Southern Californian roots by getting outside with family and friends, and enjoys pop culture fan cons as a proud cosplay mom.

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Review – ROOMIES by Christina Lauren

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

ROOMIES is the latest romance written by the dynamic duo, Christina Lauren, and it’s a DAZZLING HIT!!! Christina Lauren FLAWLESSLY weaves a MOVING and MASTERFUL tale of unconventional love threaded with family loyalty. This romance, easily devoured in one sitting, is DELICIOUSLY DELIGHTFUL. ROOMIES is simply IRRESISTIBLE!!!

Centered around a musical theatre in the Big Apple, ROOMIES closely follows aspiring novelist, Holland, as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery where her selfless act of family loyalty sets the stage for love. During her self-discovery, the beautiful and newly emboldened Holland finds her muse in a marriage of convenience, wedding a musician, Calvin. The handsome Irishman may be the luck and love her life has been missing.

Why on earth does it feel like I nearly want to leap without looking?

I ADORED the quirky and animated Holland and her lovable family. The family dynamic is endearing, so tender and touching that I could not help but feel like a part of this close-nit collection of characters too. Calvin is as sweet as he is sexy. Calvin’s friendly and flirty demeanor along with piercing green eyes and ruggedly handsome looks were mesmerizing. I fell head-over-heels in love with this MELT-WORTHY HERO. These characters felt genuine…so REFRESHINGLY REAL.

ROOMIES is FRIENDSHIP ON FIRE!!! Holland and Calvins’ attraction is fused with angst, an adrenaline rush that made me feel ALIVE. This hero and heroines’ chemistry is UNDENIABLE. Their relationship is so sweet, so smoldering, so passionate, so perfect.

“I think you might be the best girl there ever was.”

“I think you’re the best boy there ever was, too.”

This romance is no rapid fire; ROOMIES is a sweet, smoldering, and soul-stirring SLOW BURN. This story is a spark of fire that turns into hot flames, flames that set friendship on fire where the hero and heroine can’t fight their chemistry. ROOMIES is a HEADY and HEARTFELT story of slow-burning love and fierce family loyalty, one I LIVED, FELT, and LOVED. I felt every emotion that the hero and heroine felt; their unconventional love story was MINE. I lost myself in ROOMIES, vanishing into the Big Apple Broadway life, SPELLBOUND, as it seized every part of me: body, heart, and soul.

“I don’t like to think of you playing a side part in a story. You’ve suddenly become a very large part of mine.”

This SPELLBINDING ROMANCE springs to life!!! Christina Laurens’ FRESH and FLAWLESS writing with vivid detail, an original plot, and compelling and charming characters pull you in, wrapping you around this story where you’ll never want to leave. ROOMIES is a romantic journey, a FULL-BLOWN IMMERSION, one that I could not help but picture as a movie playing in my head while reading. I was BESOTTED with this book!!! The final-wrap of this passionate production of slow-burning love is so worth the wait. ROOMIES merits a big round of applause for a romance felt from beginning to end.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 slow-burning and soul-stirring stars

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Marriages of convenience are so…inconvenient.

Rescued by Calvin McLoughlin from a would-be subway attacker, Holland Bakker pays the brilliant musician back by pulling some of her errand-girl strings and getting him an audition with a big-time musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway—until he admits his student visa has expired and he’s in the country illegally.

Holland impulsively offers to wed the Irishman to keep him in New York, her growing infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves from awkward roommates to besotted lovers, Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway. In the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting, what will it take for Holland and Calvin to realise that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?

ROOMIES IS LIVE!

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Review – As Long As You Hate Me by Carrie Aarons

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With every single release, Carrie Aarons grows in her talent. As Long As You Hate Me shows just how far she has come in her time as an indie author. This story of a bad boy rocker trying so hard to get back the girl that he lost but never really let go captured my heart from the very beginning. Kara and Dean have a true love story that is filled with good memories, bad decisions and a heartfelt need that has never been truly satisfied.

Many things have changed in seven years. Dean Jacobs left his abusive home and his girl behind after he finished high school to pursue his dreams as a musician. Since he couldn’t have her he poured all his love for Kara into his music and she became the inspiration for every word, every chorus that he sang. She made him famous and very rich. He thought that he was protecting her from his rock star madness by leaving her behind. But he couldn’t really leave her behind when he sang to her every night. Kara has gone on with her life and pursued her own career path. She’s happy and settled… maybe not as happy as she could be. One thing for sure is that she never wanted to see Dean Jacobs again. Neither of them have a choice when Dean’s bad boy present collides head on with his best forgotten past. Dean needs Kara and is willing to make a deal in order to get out of trouble and save his career. But leave it to Kara… she’s not going to make things easy for him. At all.

The course of true love never ever runs smooth, especially when the public, paparazzi and the painful past try to run that love off the road.

This book reminded so much of my seventeen year old self. At that age, you fall in love so deeply and it is an all encompassing, all consuming endeavor. It is rare to meet your forever at that age. It is more likely to meet your right at that moment and enjoy the moment for all that it’s worth. Still, there are those lucky ones that meet their forever in the confusing teen years and manage to navigate the crazy twenties with that love intact. Dean so loved Kara, even at a tender age and no matter what it would cost him, he wanted that love back. He wanted the songs to be for real. Try as hard as she could, there was no denying for Kara that Dean’s place in her heart would never be filled by career or anything else but him.

I loved this story! Oh, there were moments that I wanted to throttle them both. Their fighting and snide remarks made me want to scream! All credit certainly goes to Carrie for creating a story that pulls on the reader’s heart and soul. It’s hard not to fall for the bad boy who pours everything he feels for the girl of his dreams into his music and then shares it with the rest of the world. Dean may be flawed but he is perfect. Kara may be stubborn but she’s also very wise. The heart can be fooled and she chose to be mindful of that. I had to admire her strength and her belief in Dean.

This was just GOOD reading! I miss Dean and Kara and their second chance to get love right. Fantastic storytelling, Carrie!

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Kara 

High school sweethearts. What a load of bull.

He might have been my first love, but it never meant I wanted to hear lyrics containing my name, love story, and *cringe* how I lost my virginity peddled out for the masses to digest.

Seven years later, and I’m still being haunted by his photo in every magazine, his music on every radio station. I thought breakups meant that you never had to see the person again. Especially when they ripped out your heart and made hamburger meat with it.

But when a chance encounter ends up going viral, I’m tied to him in a way I’ve always dreaded. And the last person on earth I’d want to spend an hour with, much less a lifetime, makes me an offer I can’t refuse. I might just be desperate enough to take it.

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The girl in the song is real. And she’s made me a rich man.

I’ve been dedicating choruses to her for a decade, she’s the muse she never wanted to be. Off of our love, I’ve become famous … and a complete egomaniac.

When another one of my flings goes off the rails, and lands me in hot water with the media, my recording label is less than thrilled. And so comes the marching orders from my agent; devise a scheme to transform into a squeaky clean good guy.

Coming face to face with her is something I’ve only dreamed about. If not to win her back, then to at least apologize for the ways I’ve exploited her. Instead, I rope her into my madness, proposing a deal only a masochist would accept.

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Author of romance novels such as Red Card and All the Frogs in Manhattan, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoon-worthy, sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book, and can’t imagine a better or more maddening profession.

A lover of good manicures, Riesling and the beach, she enjoys chasing her puppy through the dog parks of New Jersey, or trying to make her husband binge watch the latest Netflix craze.

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