Review- Stay Awhile by Gia Riley

My rating is 6 out of 5 stars

Gia, I am literally a sobbing mess right now. What you did with this book was just off the charts incredible. I laughed. I cried. I fell completely and utterly in love with Garrett from square 1. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book with a man like him. He is in his own special class. No one can even come close to how he overtook my entire heart from the start.


So many twists. So many turns. So much heartache. So much utter despair. One man who can soothe a little girl more than her own father. He is no alpha, which makes this book so much different than most books. I know alphas are usually but we all want, but Garrett may have just  created a whole new breed of the perfect man.
My heart goes out to Megan and Laney for all the hurt they’ve had thrown their way over and over. One can only take so much before they break.Laney is one sweet precious angel that stole my heart. 


You think you know what’s going on and then the whole script is flipped, and I found myself grabbing my throat and gasping so many times. There’s no.other way to write this review than to describe the emotional journey you’re about to embark upon when you start at page 1. The ending just had me reading with my jaw dropped to the floor. I hope their will be a new story formed out of that ending and that’s all I’m saying.
This writing was impeccable. Easily a 6 star review. Definitely one of my top reads this year. You all are gonna want to jump on this one immediately. I promise you its worth every single second. 



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Release Date: March 16, 2017

Synopsis

Life can change in the blink of an eye.

And every choice can unravel more of the truth.

One split second decision after a lifetime of lies, has created a world so confusing, happily ever after isn’t guaranteed. Not even when the stars align and the pieces fit perfectly into the puzzle.

This time, she’ll have to fight for love with a vice clamping her heart and a gaping hole swallowing her soul––absence won’t make the heart grow fonder.

Lies and deceit.

Broken promises and disappointment.

Megan Campbell knows them all too well.

So far, the pain has won. But the pain doesn’t have to be permanent.


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Review – Dear Agony by Georgia Cates 

Dear Agony by Georgia Cates

My heart is pounding.

My hands are shaking.

Tears are streaming down my face.

I’m a balled up mess of devastating, beautiful feelings. Dear Agony by Georgia Cates is a must read for EVERYONE.

Dear Agony is so different to anything I’ve read by Georgia before. I absolutely love Georgia’s writing. Her books are ones I can easily lose myself in and not care that I’ve read away half my day. From the moment I saw the first teasers for Dear Agony and the minute I saw the cover I just knew I had to lose myself in this read too. And OH MY GOSH. I lost myself, in a intense, visceral journey that cut deep, blew me apart and then kept me open, hanging on by a thread to the very end.
If you love angst and tension in your books then this is the read for you. I feel I’ve been pulled and pushed, no, dragged, through so many emotions and feelings that I didn’t know which way was up. I was burnt to my very core and I freaking LOVED every second of it!! The journey that Georgia put Bash & Rose on was devastating, full of rawness, grit and intensity. They broke my heart, they fixed it back up. And then they ripped it right open again, but I wanted it, found myself craving it, needed the suspense and tension. I don’t care how crazy that makes me. I’m downright crazy over this book!!

Bash and Rose were fantastic. They were passionate, seductive, sensual. They were raw, brutal and devastating. They were love, light and happiness. Strange mix I know, but it worked. Perfectly.
I won’t say anymore. I truly believe you’d benefit reading by going in blind. Just shut the world away and get lost, trust the words, trust the characters. Trust Georgia. Because she delivers one hell of a devastatingly beautiful, breathtaking journey.

5 all consuming stars.

Dear Agony,

You’ve been my shadow, following me through childhood—filling my days and nights with terror and uncertainty. You cleverly disguised yourself as some form of pain or suffering as I grew into a young woman. We were unwavering companions … until I severed our ties.

I traded homelessness on the streets of New Orleans for a luxurious bed covered by the finest linens.

I traded dumpster diving for dinner in the finest restaurants.

I traded myself to a stranger—Bastien Pascal.

I have a good life within my platonic and mutually beneficial companionship with Bash.

He’s my friend. My mentor. My roommate.

Until everything changes.

I’m not supposed to get goosebumps when his hand brushes my skin.

I’m not supposed to be eager for his soothing touch following one of my nightmares.

I’m not supposed to think about what might happen if I reached out to him in the darkness.

Falling in love with him? Preposterous . . . unavoidable.

Agony, why are you back with a vengeance to rob me of this life I’ve come to love so dearly?

I’m finally happy. Don’t ruin this for me.

Always yours,

Rose

In this epic love story, Dear Agony forges a connection between an unlikely pair—a beautiful rose entwined in barbed wire and a shipwreck sinking into the darkest depths of the ocean. This agonizing romantic novel poses some gut-wrenching questions: What does a woman do when the man she loves is planning his own demise? And how far will she go to give him something to live for?

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Review – Pucked Off by Helena Hunting

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Pucked Off by Helena Hunting

My rating: 6 of 5 stars

You don’t find love. It finds you. It’s got a little bit to do with destiny, fate, and what’s written in the stars.

Love found me in Helena Hunting’s newest hockey romance, Pucked Off. Oh DID I LOVE THIS STORY!!! So deep and different…unlike any other story in the Pucked series…JUST WOW!!!

I started Pucked Off with a big smile on my face as the books in the Pucked series have been a mix of a lot of humor, heat, and heart and a little heartbreak. After a few words on the first page, I wiped that smile off of my face, replacing it with a mix of a serious meets sad face. My eyes were already ready to bleed tears. I KNEW from just one page that this book would break me, and that it did. Pucked Off BROKE ME IN THE BEST WAY!!!

After just a few pages, I was UTTERLY ENTHRALLED. Pucked Off was ADDICTION…MY ACHE…MY ALL!!! I did not want to…could not…stop devouring this soulful story. After just a few pages, I KNEW THAT THIS STORY WAS SIX STARS, A TOP 2017 READ.

You may think you know hockey player, Lance ‘Romance’ Romero, from the glimpses of this hot Scot who looks like a fiery Viking with his red hair, tall and muscular body, and piercing green eyes…BUT YOU HAVE NO CLUE!!! There is way more to Mr. Romance than meets the eye. Mr. Mystery is finally solved and you will be BESOTTED with his soul-searing story like I was SMITTEN!!!


I’m a legend. I’m the one people whisper about, even though half of the rumors aren’t true. I’m the man women with no inhibitions want. And I f**king hate it.

Lance collides with a beautiful ginger who is as sweet as pie. Her life is pretty routine until it’s uprooted by a certain hockey player.

The instant connection between this couple was palpable. It wasn’t just chemistry; it was a feeling of fate. 

I could kiss her forever. I could live in this memory – past fused with the present. This kiss would be my heaven.

This story sparked to life as magic poured from the pages. I SWOONED SO MUCH at these tender and touching words that kissed me as butterflies fluttered around my heart.

I want to be worthy, and I’m afraid I’ll never be.

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This broken man BROKE ME!!! I was GUTTED…UNGLUED by Lance as my heart was crushed along with his.


I have a broken boy who’s become a broken man, and as stupid and naïve as it may be, I want to be part of what heals him.

Lance is broken but light lingers through that dark exterior, ready to burst and break free, waiting for an angel to save him from the dark. 

“I think there are parts of me that can’t be fixed.”

Pucked Off was nothing I expected at all: it was MORE! So much more! This story stole, scorched, and shattered my soul. This book broke my heart, hitting it hard like a puck to the gut, shattering it like pieces of ice. Pucked Off is all of the heart and all of the soul! Heart-wrenching and heartwarming, this hockey romance will break your heart in the best way!!!

I felt every word I read in Pucked Off where I was left gasping for air, wading in an explosion of emotions. Pucked Off is sorrow…soul…swoon…sensations…SO MUCH OF EVERYTHING! Pucked Off OWNED EVERY PUCKING PIECE OF ME!!!

This devastatingly beautiful book is Helena Hunting’s most PUCKING PERFECT romance yet and a top 2017 read!!! Pucked Off BLEW ME AWAY!!! Pucked Off is the most heartfelt hockey romance I’ve ever read. Helena Hunting brought her A-Game in Pucked Off. This game is still far from over for me, as my heart is still pounding for Mr. Romance.

“You’re all the good things I didn’t know I was missing.”

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***A Standalone novel in The Pucked Series***

I’m NHL defenseman Lance Romero, AKA Lance “Romance.”

I’m notorious for parties and excess. I have the most penalty minutes in the league. I get into the most fights. I take the most hits. I’m a player on and off the ice. I’m the one women with no inhibitions want.

Not because I like the notoriety, but because I don’t know how to be any other way.

I have secrets. Ones I shared with the wrong person, and she used them against me. Sometimes she still does. I should cut ties. But she makes it difficult, because she’s the kind of bad I deserve.

At least that’s what I believed until someone from my past gets caught up in my present. She’s all the good things in this world. She lights up my dark.

I shouldn’t want her.

But I do.

I should leave her alone.

But I won’t.

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Armed with my clipboard, I walk down the hall to the waiting room. Lance is impossible to miss. Despite the fact that he’s wearing a sweatshirt and the hood is covering half of his face, he’s more than six feet of broad, hockey-playing man.

He’s so wide his shoulders encroach on the chairs on either side, which would explain why no one is sitting next to him. He’s slouched down so his head rests on the back of the chair, and his hands are clasped in his lap, a baseball cap hanging off one knee. His lips, plush and soft—I know since I’ve had them on mine; it might have been a decade ago, but I remember it clearly—are parted. He looks like he’s asleep.

I clear my throat. “Lance Romero?”

He doesn’t move.

Bernadette, the receptionist, gives me a meaningful look.

I clear my throat again and call his name a second time. He jolts awake and the hood falls back, exposing his face. It’s not in good shape. He has a black eye and bruises on his left cheek. There’s a fly bandage across one eyebrow.

Sadly, he’s still hot.

He blinks a few times, yawns, and smacks his lips, his tongue touching the split in the bottom one. His gaze sweeps the room and finally lands on me. Heat explodes in my cheeks and courses through my limbs, warming me from the inside out as he starts at my sneaker-clad feet and roams up over my yoga pants to my company-issued T-shirt before stopping at my face. I can’t look directly at him for more than a couple of seconds. I sincerely hope he doesn’t remember me. I cannot go there and also be professional.

I’m sure the smile he gives me has melted many a panty off a slutty bunny. Mine stay right where they’re supposed to, wedged up my ass.

I force a polite, professional veneer. “I’m ready for you now.”

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Review – Tainted by Love by Gillian Jones

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Tainted by Love by Gillian Jones

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I truly have no idea where to begin this review. I’m a little all over the place because of this book. I don’t know where to begin.
Gillian Jones is an author who’s books push the boundaries and tackles subjects that we don’t usually see. In Tainted by Love, Gillian gives us a story pushes the boundaries to the max.

First and foremost, I have to state that this book doesn’t end traditionally, Gillian tells us this herself.. I’m sure that because of this people might not want to read this book. BUT! And here’s the kicker. This book is so powerful. So emotional. So beautiful. That you simply MUST READ it. The journey, the development, the connection and the message underneath are all done impeccably. I won’t go deep into the storyline in my review. I won’t go into the characters in too much depth. I won’t ruin it. I just won’t. What I will do is explain MY emotion. My feeling in the hope that despite the warning you will give this book a chance.

From the very first page of this book, I developed a connection to Trinity. Her resilience, strength, passion and flare all poured out of this book and into me in the most incredible way. Despite everything she deals with Gillian has made her strong and a fighter and that power makes Trinity one hell of a lead character.

Hendrix. His raw, ruthless outlook on everything drew me to him like a moth to a flame. He’s raw, protective. But light and uplifting. He’s polished and rugged all at the same time. He was amazing. I Loved him.

Despite the underlying issue that is it at the core of this book, Tainted by Love flows. The love story it blossoms is powerful and heartwarming. Emotions are high, and they also run deep inside, infiltrating the heart. These characters, their strength, their friendship, their relationship just builds and builds and builds. I felt them, believed them. Loved them. They affected me in the best way.

Tainted by Love is a journey, through life, a life that isn’t plain sailing and easy. It’s about overcoming, having hope, looking forward, chasing dreams, finding love and keeping it. It follows a different set up and may not end the way everyone wants. But it ended the way the author wanted, it ended in a way true to all the characters. To me, now, the end is perfect. So like I said before, don’t let the warning put you off. Pick up this book, read it, be consumed by it, fall in love with it, but above all else feel and understand it. Like I did. Personally I think it’s Gillian’s best book to date.

5 beautiful, breathtaking stars.

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My name is Hendrix Hills.
When I was twenty-nine, I fell in love with a girl.
We loved fast. We loved hard.
But our love was tainted.

My name is Trinity Adams.
When I was twenty-seven, I fell in love with a boy.
We loved fast. We loved hard.
It’s too bad my blood was tainted.

Warning: Not your traditional HEA. May contain emotional triggers for some. There will be things that you won’t like and some you will, but I hope you have fun finding out!

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Review – Ruthless by Gina Maxwell

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Ruthless by Gina L. Maxwell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You’re the predator right up until you’re the prey.

Gina Maxwell’s latest heart-thrashing romance, Ruthless, was the predator and I was the prey. This scintillating and spellbinding story pounced on me, holding me in its clutches, where I could do nothing but submit to this UTTER BOOK BLISS that was Ruthless. Ruthless is a scintillating and scorching romance that burns the body and seduces the soul.

I fell in INSTANT LOVE with Ruthless, an achingly addictive love story that held me hard…captivating me…consuming me…claiming me. Ruthless quickly staked its claim; this story unequivocally OWNED ME. I bled in angst. I burned in need. I was engulfed in flames, a fire that sparked into a full inferno. I could not put this fierce and flaming tale down. Alluring. Amusing. Angst-ridden. All-consuming. I WAS ALL IN!

I knew I would love the blonde, blue-eyed, and long-legged Addison ‘Addie’ Paige when I met her in the previous book, Shameless. Addie is one of my favorite heroines ever!!! Beautiful, brainy, and badass, Addie is a hero with whom I identified immediately. She throws down sass like a fighter in the ring, and oh was she hilarious! My inner honey badger definitely approved!


“I’m like a f**king honey badger. Everyone knows honey badgers don’t give a s**t, and neither do I. Because if you tell me I can’t have something I want, I’ll only fight that much harder to get it.”

Addie has big lady balls and she knows how to use them! She knows what she wants and goes after it…or him. The he in the oh-so-hot equation is the cobra she wants to lure, Roman ‘Ruthless’ Reeves the best friend of her best friend’s boyfriend. Roman looks like a Roman god with his tall and chiseled body made of pure muscle, pierced in the right places, and sky blue eyes with black, and bed-head hair. A laced up law firm owner by day, Roman, and hot, pierced, bad boy at night, Ruthless. This beast doesn’t stand a chance against the ball crusher, honey badger, Addie…or does he?!? 

“You’re manipulation game is strong. I’m impressed.”

One point: Roman

“Ooh, you’re good. Then again, so am I, because here you are. Maybe you came out here because you want me as much as I want you.”

One point: Addie

“Don’t flatter yourself, sweetheart.”

One point: Roman

“Oh, baby boy. I don’t need to flatter myself. Your c**k is doing a great job of that all by itself.”

10 points to Addie for the win!!!

Roman fires off shots but Addie fires back in blazing banter. Their banter sizzled off the pages, and oh was it a HIGH! A blurred line lingers between predator and prey. The mix of sass and smolder was pure intoxication. 

“This woman is driving me insane. The wildcat actually taunted me then strutted away like there’d be no repercussions. My instinct is to give chase, to dominate my prey until it submits beneath me, is overwhelming. And Addison is about to learn what happens when you rouse the sleeping beast.”

The more the honey badger taunts the lion, the more he wants to play. This honey badger may have finally met her match, a lion who seizes the control she usually carries. It’s too bad that Roman is Addie’s boss and she’s the forbidden fruit he wants to taste. 

“There’s a voice in my head urging me to let go, and a big part of me that desperately wants to. I want to fall with this man who’s dominated my fantasies for months…All I have to do is be brave enough to trust that he’ll be there to catch me…and let go.”

Addie wants to cede control and let this beast have his way with the beauty, this boss who blazes her body across the room, the man who was hers for one night of the hottest sex of her life before she worked for him. Forbidden fruit be damned. 

“I feast on her p***y like a condemned man with his last meal and watch with depraved satisfaction as rapture devours the last of her inhibitions.”

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I. WAS. ON. FIRE. Roman’s dirty talk scorched me from head to toe even more. The heat set me ablaze, as I burned along with this sensual and seductive story. The forbidden fanned those flames of fire, sparking even more desire. Ruthless attacked me, as I tried to control my clenching thighs, pounding pulse, racing heart, and burning body. Oh my thighs was Ruthless OFF-THE-CHARTS HOT!!! 

“I realize that Roman hadn’t merely touched my soul…he’d claimed it for himself.”

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Their friendship has caught on fire, feelings loom, and the honey badger and the lion who have forever fought off love, may be helpless to its power. 

“I gave into the blue-green depths of her eyes, drop my defenses, and as we crash over the edge together, I offer her the only thing I have left to give. My soul.”

Smolder turned into SWOON as my head found its way into the clouds, my body that blazed before now floated on air. Oh did Roman POSSESS ME!!! This amazing alpha made me swoon and smolder. This man is pure perfection. I was owned by Roman. I was owned by Ruthless.

“The honey badger has been in hibernation for quite some time now, and at this rate, I’m not sure if she’ll ever be back.”

Will one of these predators or both become prey? Will both the honey badger and the lion relinquish control in the name of love?

Raw and ruthless…smolder and soul. Ruthless, oh what a sweet surprise you were! While I expected Ruthless to turn me into a minx, I did not expect the assault on my heart that happened when this sexy and soulful story stirred up the feels, a surprise storm of sensations. I LOVED THIS STORY SO MUCH!!!

Ruthless sizzles and slays in a seductive story of forbidden love that is PURE PERFECTION. The entertaining and enticing writing along with powerful metaphors were INCREDIBLE. The delicious and dirty talk along with combustible chemistry of the characters were HOT. The banter and angst were ADDICTIVE. The penetrating passion was INTENSE and INTOXICATING.

Ruthless was my anguish…my ache…my addiction. Ruthless was my drug and I could not get a big enough hit. I left this story wanting more…needing more. Ruthless…that it was as you don’t stand a chance not falling in love with this combustible and consuming book that Gina Maxwell penned to perfection and so brilliantly brought to life.

★★★★★ raw and ruthless stars

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People call me Ruthless for a reason.

Whether I’m in the court room or in the bedroom, my reputation is well-earned. I’m either working hard, working out, or working my way into some woman’s panties. But none of them share my particular kink, and I walk away feeling unsatisfied.

Until I met her.

She’s a friend of a friend, which makes her off-limits in my book. But then temptation had me by the balls and I had her up against a wall. She literally fucked my world off its axis, but it can’t happen again.

My plan was avoidance, but that got blown to shit when my firm hired her as a new junior attorney. Now I’m her boss, and I’m supposed to act like I don’t want to bend her over my desk every five minutes.

But I’ve never held myself back with anything before, so consequences be damned, it’s time to show her how damn good it feels…to be ruthless.  

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Review- Maddox by Alta Hensley and Maggie Ryan

My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
 am so excited for the rest of this series after reading this. I fell in love with Maddox and Adira. They are both extremely strong characters and Maddox is alpha as can be. I absolutely loved every bit of his dominant side. It was sinfully delicious.

Maddox Steele is from a family that includes 2 brothers and their father. They are essentially a lethal team that you don’t want to get on the bad side of. They are the good guys though. They have a safe house on their ranch that they bring people to keep them safe. They are on a mission that others believe is to buy stallions from a prominent family in Dubai. The real mission is to get Adira out and keep her safe. Maddox has no idea that he is a goner as soon as he lays his eyes on Adira.
Adira has no idea that she is in danger. When her world gets flipped upside down, she has no choice but to obey when Maddox gives her orders. The rest is history.
This was a great collaboration between two extremely talented authors. I will be counting down the days for book 2.


USA Today Bestselling Authors Maggie Ryan and Alta Hensley join forces in bringing you the first novel in this action packed, romantic suspense trilogy full of bad boys and the women who love them.

Maddox Steele, along with his two brothers and father, lives by one code: Help all in need. Even if it means saving those who walk among the most sinister criminals of the world. Known as The Black Stallions, their mission is simple—provide rescue and safety to the underground.

Adira Nazar has no idea her entire life is about to explode into a million pieces. With her life in extreme danger, her only choice is to hand over complete trust to a dark and mysterious man she has never met… Maddox Steele.

Just another job…

Someone to protect like all the others…

But when Maddox sets eyes on Adira, all bets are off. She is his save, and he’s determined to make sure that nothing happens to this exotic beauty trapped in a ruthless world.

Tucked away at The Black Stallion Ranch, and with the few clues they have, can the Steeles put together the pieces, or will they lose Adira to the clutches of darkness?

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Review – Jaded Hearts by Harper Sloan

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Jaded Hearts by Harper Sloan

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jaded heart how you will see. Once the fog rolls away, it was all just a fantasy. This heart jaded, never had to be. ~Jamie Ellen Christian

The best love is often the one that is unexpected, a firestorm of feels you never saw coming but one that steals your heart…your body…your soul. Books are like love; we get lost in them. We feel them. We live in them. Harper Sloan threw a curveball my way in a love story that rocked my world, one I did not see coming, but one where I INSTANTLY FELL HEAD OVER HEELS IN LOVE. Jaded Hearts stole my heart in a romantic rocker story full of smolder, swoon, and soul!

I plunged myself into Jaded Hearts with an itch that only a rock star story could scratch. This book buzzed with excitement, Jaded Hearts an enticing and edgy tale that I devoured with the hunger of a groupie at a concert. Pulse pounding like a drum. Body buzzing like a guitar. Emotions flowing like a moving melody. Soul singing to the music of this masterpiece.

Jaded Hearts buzzed with brilliance and hummed with heart. The words seduced me, lyrics of love that danced on my heart and sent my soul soaring to heaven, as I felt the music and magic of Jaded Hearts move through every part of me. I WAS ALL IN AND I WANTED TO STAY.

Wrenlee Davenport, the beautiful singer of Loaded Replay, is jaded. The fiery redhead with piercing blue eyes is done with people using her, those who only see the voice and not the person.

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No man has been worthy of a piece of Wren’s heart…no man until tall and muscular, dark-haired, blue-green-eyed, all-alpha god, Chance Nash, stormed into her life as her security guard. What Wren may need guarding the most is her heart as it beat for Chance from the start, an attraction beyond physical desire.

“You don’t want to go down that road, Wren. I’ll protect you from the world, but you need to protect yourself from me.”

Despite the intense attraction to the beautiful singing goddess Chance was hired to protect, he must keep his head in the game and fight the force of combustible chemistry that ignites like fire between them. Wren wants Chance, the first man who sees Wren along with Wrenlee.

“Oh, Chance, you won’t win. You might think you will, but mark my words, I will have you, and you’re going to love it. Every. Single. Second.”

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Oh now I wanted to be besties with Wren, one of the most badass heroines I could not help but love! This bold woman with brass balls is simply brilliant! Wren is determined to have this man who is slowly picking up the pieces of her jaded heart and making it whole.

“His mouth opens, and his tongue meets mine, no hesitation whatsoever, as he deepens the kiss.”

That kiss is the turning point. That passion permeates through them…through me…one so physically strong and heartfelt that it can’t be denied. Wren finally sees a man who wants her for Wren, the woman, not Wrenlee the singer…and she needs to convince Chance to take a chance on her…on love…and cure each other’s jaded hearts.

“Both of us wear the jaded scars of our past.”

Chance’s resolve is crumbling, Wren is breaking down his walls. Chance is woven in Wren’s web, and there is no going back. Oh did this book burn with passion and bleed with angst!

“The second I feel your body ripple against my c**k, you will be mine, Wrenlee…If we’re taking a gamble together, it’s all in, or we fold before the call.”

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I. WAS. ON. FIRE and Chance was the heat!!! Oh did Chance, this amazing all-alpha, melt me from head to toe. The heat set me ablaze, as I burned along with this sweet, sensual and seductive story.

“You’re going to destroy me.”

“We’re going to destroy each other and then put the pieces back together, so there aren’t any more cracks.”

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Wren knows what…who…she wants and that’s Chance. Her jaded heart is ready to become whole. Wren is ready to take a chance on Chance and not let the one man who sees the woman and not just the rock star go.

“You’re going to be my undoing, Wren.”

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I fell fast and hard for all-alpha, Chance, and beautiful and badass, Wren. I fell fast and hard for the secondary characters, the bandmates that included Wren’s brother and childhood friends. I fell fast and hard for Jaded Hearts, a fairy tale of a rocker romance where Cinderella grabs her Prince, and they rescue each other. I fell fast for Harper Sloan’s wondrous words as this author’s books only get better and better. I FELL FAST AND HARD…JADED HEARTS AND ALL!

Jaded Hearts is one enticing, edgy, emotionally-entwined tale of unexpected love. Oh did I LOVE EVERY MINUTE! Harper Sloan thrust me into the thrilling music scene, painting a vivid picture where I went on a virtual tour with the band, feeling the rush in a music world that became my world too. Jaded Hearts was PURE MAGIC—penned and painted to perfection—in a movie that played in my head while reading.

I smoldered. I sweated. I swooned. I felt this love story too. Jaded Hearts melted my heart with magic in a book that is UTTER BRILLIANCE. The perfect fusion of heat and heart in a hit of a rocker romance, Jaded Hearts ROCKED MY WORLD. My heart is now a bit jaded in that I have to say goodbye to this spellbinding rock star romance.

★★★★★ magically ‘must take a chance’ loaded stars

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Signing with Brighthouse Records was supposed to be everything we ever wanted—our better life. Our chance at everything we never had but always wanted. All our dreams would finally come true and we were on top of the world. It was our chance at the happiness we never had in life.

Our every desire was at our fingertips and the power of that feeling was all consuming. But then it took every dream we thought would come true and it slapped us in the face with the cold hard reality.

Dreams were just that…something that floated on the cusp of untouchable, taunting you with every graze of your fingertips before slipping even further away.

Happiness…that feeling is a joke.

In the end it became painfully obvious that each of us would always have each other, but we would forever be alone.

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Review – Endurance by Georgia Cates

Endurance by Georgia Cates

I absolutely ADORED the Sin trilogy and all its raw power and intensity. With Endurance, Georgia has matched it ALL and delivered WAY more than I could have imagined in Jamie and Ellison’s story..

From the very first page to the last Georgia wove a tale of angst, sex, sin, danger and forbidden love. 

Jamie and Ellison are like dynamite. A first initial strike was all it took for me to light up and burn with them. I sizzled as their wicked hot connection oozed from the pages. Everything went BANG! as Jamie and Ellison came together and refused to deny their feelings. The forbidden lust could be felt through the whole book, as it developed into an all consuming love that I would love! I mean Endurance. Proving his love. Give me a Jamie. RIGHT FREAKING NOW!

Jamie is raw, powerful, skilled and OH. SO. HOT. A protective alpha through and through. My love for him only grew with each page turned. I felt his love, I understood his concern over Ellison, no matter how sharp, sassy and sexy she was. 

Throw in the danger and suspense and of course, more Sin and Sophie was a very happy bunny! 

Endurance is simply not only good. Its, splendid. Spectacular. Sensational.

And worth ALL THE STARS!

I’m a doctor. Mobster. Killer.

My hands are covered in filth. I don’t have the right to touch anything as clean and pure as Ellison MacAllister.

I distance myself … always remaining obscure, composed, restrained.

Careful to never allow my eyes to linger too long.

Careful to hide my interest.

Careful to keep my burning desire buried beneath the surface.

I do it for her–suffer in silence–because it’s what is best for the woman I love.

And she has no idea.

She’ll be initiated as a Fellowship member soon. One of my mafia brothers will go through endurance so he’ll earn the right to claim her.

Make her his wife.

Kill. Me. Slowly.

I’m running out of time. Only a month remains before she’s beyond my reach forever.

I want to taste her. Share sleepless nights. Ride out her storm.

I want to give her the kind of nights she will still feel between her legs the next morning.

I want us to share the kind of passion that forms on our skin and drips down to saturate the sheets.

Between the sweat and the moans and the messy hair, I want her to know how hard she’s been loved.

To have her is to taint her.

I should stay away. But I won’t. I can’t.

I’m a selfish bastard.

A selfish bastard in love.

***Intended for readers ages 18+ due to sexual content, adult situations, and language.

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Endurance is a STANDALONE novel. It is the first spinoff of The Fellowship world introduced in The Sin Trilogy: A Necessary Sin, The Next Sin, One Last Sin.

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★★★ EXCERPT ★★★

Ellison’s POV

“I’m not as strong as you.” I don’t have an ounce of willpower when it comes to this beautiful man. Even now, I want to plead with him to have me. To claim me. To take me into the bedroom and make me scream his name over and over.

“I’m not as strong as you think.”

“You were strong enough to tell me no.” I ache in my chest as I recall him pushing me away. No man has ever hurt my heart the way Jamie did that day.

“You’re wrong. I’m so damn weak when it comes to you, Ellison.”

We’d be together if that were so. “We’ll have to agree to disagree on that one.”

“The Order takeover is scheduled to happen in three weeks. You’re going to belong to another soon after. And it’s making me lose my fucking mind.”

Is it wrong to be happy to hear him admit he’s going crazy? “You made your decision.”

“What if I don’t want to live the rest of my life not knowing how you look when you wake next to me in the mornings, or how you feel in my arms at night when we fall asleep, or how you smile in your sleep when you’re dreaming of happy things?”

He didn’t mention a word about claiming or marrying me. That means I fall into the third category of females in his precious Fellowship. Fuck-worthy. “You said you wouldn’t taint me.”

“You won’t be considered tainted in the eyes of the brothers if they don’t know we’ve been together. It would have to be our secret.”

We’d be hush-hush, keeping everything we share in the dark . . . like it’s dirty. Like it’s wrong. Like it’s depraved.

So, what? When we’re over, I have to watch him hop from one Fellowship whore to the next because he can never have a wife? I have to pick up my broken heart and simply move on with my husband? I don’t work like that. It’s not in my makeup.

“I deserve better.”

“You deserve the best.” My chest tightens when Jamie repeats the words my father spent years instilling in me.

“You think sneaking around with you behind the backs of the brothers is what I deserve?” I want Jamie but not that way.

“It’s all I’m able to give you right now.”

“But I want more.”

I want his body, but more than that I want his love. I want his forever. My feelings are stronger than ever so what happens when our time together ends and I can’t give him up?

A month with the man I love versus never knowing what it feels like to have him inside me. Never knowing what it feels like to wake with him beside me. Never knowing what it feels like to have him hold me while I fall asleep. It should be a no-brainer . . . except I know me. I’ll fall so deeply in love with him that letting go will wreck me.

“A month together and then we part ways? It’s just not that simple.” It would be excruciating to mourn the loss of him in my life.

“You won’t question how hard you’ve been loved when I’m done.”

When I’m done. I hate those words so much. “Don’t you see? That’s the thing. I don’t want to be done and a month together is only going to solidify that for me.”

“I don’t want to be done either. If I could give you the kind of protection you’ll need, I would claim you today and give you my forever. But I can’t do that, Ellison. It isn’t what’s best for you. And I’d rather not have you than place you in danger because I’m selfish and want you for myself.”

Review – Pucked Under by Helena Hunting

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Pucked Under by Helena Hunting

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

That moment when you’re reading a book and the world around you doesn’t exist anymore. Some stories…series…are shut-the-door, shut-off-the-world, do-not-bother me books, ones you know you’ll devour in one sitting. We lose ourselves in these brilliant books; we find ourselves too. I lost myself in Pucked Under by Helena Hunting and did not want to be found. This hockey story, like the series, was…is…my addiction…my ache…my ALL. I. CAN’T. GET. ENOUGH. I’ll never get enough.

Helena Hunting is one of my favorite writers and among my go-to authors FOR LIFE. Her words do so many things to me, melting me from the inside out. I love Helena’s writing so much I would put a ring on it if I could. I’ll just have to settle for dating her brilliant and blissful books, with Pucked Under the latest of crack in my Hunting expedition.

When I need a good laugh, the kind that makes me contemplate slapping on a Depends adult diaper due to the thorough laugh-to-bladder work-out, I’ll grab a Helena Hunting book. I’ll stalk these stories so hard that I could teach those wanna-be Hollywood stalkers outside celebrities’ homes a thing or ten. Once a story from Helena Hunting’s hot and hilarious Pucked series appears on my e-reader, I drop off of the earth or go missing for hours. I may be physically present, but my mind is stuck in a sensational sports series that is my delicious drug.

From the beginning to end, I WAS ALL IN. I was SPELLBOUND…SUNK…as I swiftly succumbed to Pucked Under that stole every piece of me. A big grin quickly formed, spreading across my face. I don’t know if I’ve ever loved a set of characters with charisma in spades—the perfect culmination of humor, heat and heart—as much as I do in this Pucked series. I was elated to be wrapped up in this witty and wonderful writing, a deep sea dive into Pucked Under, part of a hockey series that are not just stories but SO MUCH MORE.

There is no other series that makes me drunk girl giggle like Helena Hunting’s Pucked series and characters. Characters who not just make me laugh but make me LOVE…oh so hard. Characters with charisma in spades. Characters who have burrowed themselves in my heart where they will likely remain forever. Characters so raw and so real they feel like family; they are my family.

Ever since devouring Pucked Over with the hot bearded alpha, Randy ‘Balls’ Ballistic, and his now-girlfriend, the beautiful Lily Le Blanc, I’ve panted for more. Lily is a trip to the amusement park as she channel’s her inner Violet; both are spirit animals. I loved that Lily’s confidence has skyrocketed throughout this series and it’s due to her Balls or Randy worshipping her like the princess she is as she deserves his devotion.

Even after a year, Randy and Lily’s chemistry is still SMOKIN’ HOT and their relationship grows by leaps and bounds. My favorite Pucked heroine, the spitfire, Violet, sums up Randy and Lily’s chemistry perfectly, which has not waned and, if anything, has grown stronger.

“For the love of broken beavers, do you two ever take a break? Seriously. Is your vagina lined with leather? I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if one day your vagina fell right off.”

I can’t help but roll in laughter with nearly every word that wanders out of Violet’s mouth. Her humor knows no bounds…and I love every funny-filled moment!

I loved that the spark that still shoots through Lily and Randy, that passion permeating throughout the pages.

“Randy may be right; he has the incredible ability to get me off with very little physical contact. He’s rather cocky about it…He can make me come just by rubbing up on me. Our chemistry is ridiculous.”

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A bit cocky, fun, and blunt like Lily, Randy too is quite the fire cracker with lines laced in lust and laughter. Tall, muscular, bearded and gifted with a magic tongue, Randy is a woman’s wet dream and knight in shining armor rolled into one. I loved his dirty mouth…A LOT.

“You can tell me exactly what you liked best about my eating your pussy in the changing room and if there’s anything you’d want me to do differently next time.”

HOLY. HOT. Barely into the story and I am melting like molten lava. Holy mounds! I’m crowning Balls both King Clit and Magic Button Magician. From being a Chicago baller, Randy definitely knows his way around the Canadian beaver. Lily is one lucky recipient.

As dirty and delicious as Randy’s mouth is on Lily, what pours out of it made me melt in a sugary sweet way.

“Her touch is gentle, soothing. It’s what I need. She’s what I need. Sometimes it makes me nervous how much.”

The softer Randy swathed me in sweetness. I SWOONED HARD. This man is a HOT hockey GOD with a huge HEART that’s unleashed even more in Pucked Under, and I FELL EVEN HARDER FOR RANDY…my Balls for life.

Hot, hilarious, and heartfelt, I thoroughly loved getting Pucked Under. I CRIED HAPPY TEARS. I CRIED SAPPY TEARS. I CRIED A FEW SAD TEARS. The feels flowed through the lust and laughter.

Deliciously dirty, fabulously flirty, laced with laughter, and filled with feels, Pucked Under fully satisfies while seducing the senses. A hot and hilarious hockey story with huge heart, Pucked Under is PURE PUCKING PERFECTION. These Pucked stories make my soul sing, my gut giggle, and my heart happy. I can’t get enough of this achingly-addictive Pucked series, stories that will remain in my hockey-loving heart forever.

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★★★★★ Pucking Perfect Stars

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Randy Ballistic and Lily LeBlanc are head-over-heels, bed-breakingly, screaming orgasmically in love. But even they have their challenges, mostly outside of the bedroom.

With the off-season coming to a close and the boys gearing up for training camp, one more weekend of fun is the perfect way to welcome the new season.

The entire crew piles into vehicles and drives to Alex and Violet’s Chicago cottage for a few days of relaxation—and hopefully a chance for Randy to shake the anxiety that’s been plaguing him.

Accidental wardrobe malfunctions, typical Violet inspired overshares, and a whole lot of private time round out the perfect weekend getaway.

But the moment they return to the city all of Randy’s angst resurfaces with the arrival of a surprise houseguest.

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Review – Call Me by Gillian Jones 

Holy mother Hubbard in her cupboard. I just finished Call Me by Gillian Jones and it was SENSATIONAL. Without doubt one of the best student/teacher books I’ve read. Everything about this book is PERFECTION! From the likeable characters, to the all consuming connection that SIZZLES through this book, to the kick ass storyline that is written brilliantly. Call Me is a TOP, TOP September read for me. 

I absolutely loved everything about this book so I honestly don’t know where to start with my review. I probably could talk about it all day and not get bored, Gillian lit up this book with so many good points that electrified this bookworm all the way through. 

Call Me is seriously sexy, SUPER DUPER HOT! Ellie our lead female, who, may I add is absolutely amazing, works as a sex line call worker. Gillian played out Ellie’s role perfectly throughout this whole book, the initial uncertainty was written so well that I felt exactly like Ellie did. But Ellie’s development into her role was what I loved most and the calls were some of the hottest moments of the book. But here is where I must discuss Ace! Firstly, why didn’t I have a teacher like him to ogle at, at school? Everything about Ace is HOT! The initial description we get will give you the best visuals, his POV will make you fall deep in love with him and the sexy parts will leave you breathless, the man is pure, seductive SIN. The connection written between Ellie and Ace is electrifying, you feel it grow and burn with each and every chapter, add in the alter ego phone calls and WOW! Seriously a gym has never sounded so appealing!

What is also great about Call Me though is the underlying message Gillian writes in. All of Gillian’s books have touched on real issues that aren’t always talked about on a wide scale. While Ellie’s job a times in Call Me appears quite fun, Gillian manages to balance the good and bad throughout, keeping things real.

As I said Call Me is now one of my fave student teacher books. It’s light, it’s fun, it’s ridiculously hot and super sexy. There is no big drama but do you know what? It didn’t need it, Call Me is captivating and a huge 5 star read for me!

Some know me as Chanel69. 

But to my friends and family, I’m simply Ellie Hughes. 

A university student who’s in desperate need of money. A lot of money, and fast. 

I’m about to start a new job. 

Three nights a week I’ll be the star in your late night fantasies, bringing your fetishes and fucked up scenarios to life. 

Men will listen to my voice while they get off on their dirtiest desires. 

Truth be told…this job makes me nervous. Regardless of the money, I don’t think I can do it. 

But when he calls I feel an instant connection. 

Over time, he becomes my regular, my friend, and my confidant. 

The problem is…he seems familiar…I think I know who he is.

If I’m right, how will he react when he discovers that I’m Chanel69?

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