Review – St. Helena Getaway by LK Collins

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LK Collins shows her softer, sweeter side with a just a tiny touch of dirty thrown in for good measure in this quick trip to St. Helena and the wine country of California.

Hope has been running from everything – her past, her hurts, and definitely the ex that broke her confidence and belief in love. Since leaving Portland, Oregon, Hope has been filled with wanderlust simply trying to find the place that she calls home. As a freelance journalist she can work anywhere and has. Her wondering leads her back to the place that she lost the most important person in her world – her mother. But sometimes you truly cannot go home. Loaded with her mother’s prized laptop, Hope heads to St. Helena and encounters a man named Chase who will change her life.

I did so love Chase’s case of insta-love. It was magic from the time he locked eyes on Hope. There was no slowing down once these two kissed. It was as sweet as it was steamy and I had so much fun falling for these two. Hope has had so much heartache – from the death of her mother to the ending of her relationship with a man she believed was her forever. The happily ever after she and Chase catches is very well earned.

Now as for that brother of Chase’s? Colt, oh you bad boy! I cannot to read your story! Great job, LK!

4.5 Wine Country Stars!

4.5 stars

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For Hope Allanis, life has always been filled with regret. The decisions she’d made have put her into bad situation after bad situation. Leading right up to this moment. With the open interstate in front of her, she drives away from the life she once knew. Needing to get away from this place, from this life, and most of all . . . from him. But when her journey on the open road takes Hope to California’s wine country, it feels different.

For the first time in forever, it feels right.

Chase Hayes has searched for the purpose of life for as long as he can remember. Now, with Hope in town and their instant connection, he feels like he might have found it. The problem is, St. Helena is just another stop for Hope along her journey, not her forever, or is it?

Will Hope’s St. Helena getaway lead to the place she can finally settle down and call home, or will it be just another X on the map marked with regret?

*This novella is part of Marina Adair’s St Helena Vineyard kindle world*

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Prologue

“Hope!” he yells my name, his desperate words piercing my ears as I slam our front door closed. My blood is boiling in a way it never has before, my emotions all over the place, fighting between anger and rage. Everything I was once so sure of, now all washed away because of one decision he made.

Getting into my car, I shut the door and look back at our house. There had been so much promise behind those walls. No, we don’t own it, but we had plans. Plans to one day get married and start a family there.

My knuckles are tight around the steering wheel as I remember actually why that dream just died. Betrayal is a nice way to describe it. I grip harder, wanting to take my anger out on something, pretending as if it’ll solve my problems even though I know it won’t. There is not a thing that will solve or fix this.

As I drive away, my eyes keep glancing to the rear view mirror, to the house I just stormed from, to the house I will never step foot in again. He lied to me beautifully and had done it for so long that I think he believed what he was doing was okay. I don’t think he realized it wasn’t okay until I caught him and all the lies came crashing out into the open.

God, I had not been anything but a puppet in his game of life.

Well, not anymore.

Anxious to get away from this place, this city, this life . . . from it all, I turn onto the onramp for the interstate and don’t want to ever look back.

My mom’s voice rings in my head, “Please don’t go, Hope.” I should’ve listened to her and never left in the first place. If I had, this never would have happened.

It is one of the last things she ever said to me before she had the massive stroke that took her from this world and from me. Her words and panic over my moving away with a man I’d barely known now make so much sense. Had she known how horrible of a man Mitch was and that I’d end up heartbroken? Probably. She also probably stayed silent because she knew I wouldn’t have listened.

Or had she begged me to stay because she had known her time was short? I didn’t know if that was something a person knew or not, but I sometimes wondered if my mother had a feeling deep inside her and that was why she wanted me to stay so badly.

Regardless, nothing is going to bring her back, and nothing is going to change what Mitch did.

My cell phone rings, and when I glance down to see his name and deceitful face across the screen, I roll my window down and impulsively toss the phone out. It bounces against the pavement of the highway. Belatedly, I glance to my mirrors, worried about a car having to swerve to avoid flying projectiles. Thankfully, since it’s so late, there aren’t any other cars around.

Pressing harder on the pedal, I wish I could go home. I wish I could crawl into my mother’s arms, but I can’t. My current destination is unknown, and even with the fear of having nowhere to go, the farther away I get from Portland, the better I feel. Ever since moving there to be with Mitch, something inside me hadn’t felt right.

God, what I’d do to feel right in my own skin again.

I should’ve listened not only to my mom but also to that feeling deep in the pit of my stomach. If I had, maybe then I wouldn’t be in the pain I am now.

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LK Collins is the naughty alter ego for the husband-and-wife duo behind multiple bestselling and international bestselling novels. This real-life couple is downright dirty in the bedroom, which bleeds through the pages of their steaming hot stories. While LK writes the books, Mr. Collins, the tattooed god himself, is the mastermind behind so much of the page-turning sexiness.

If you are looking for a scorching read with chemistry so intense it jumps off the pages, then an LK novel is for you. From standalones to series, their stories will have you blushing and panting, ready to reread them the moment you’ve finished. The heroes are alpha, demanding, filthy-talking men that will do anything for their girl…or to get them.

 

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Review – Perfect Match by Lila Monroe

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Perfect Match by Lila Monroe

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lila Monroe has created the perfect light, laugh-out-loud, and oh-so-lovable romance again! Sex in the City meets Match.com in Perfect Match, a fresh and flirty romantic comedy that is as sweet as it is sexy. This is a guaranteed smile-on-the face story!

The hot and heartbreaking hero, Jack, is one you’ll both love but loathe at times. Hot, arrogant, shrewd, compassionate, and caring, kind, and temperamental, this is one billionaire Brit you still have to LOVE!!! Who doesn’t appreciate a hot bloke with a British accent?!?

Jack was fine with playing the field until a beautiful matchmaker encroached his territory. 

He’s got a Sexy British accent— -of course he does. Why shouldn’t he hit every “panty-melting” criterion there is?

Beautiful McKenna is out to prove she has what it takes to elevate her revolutionary matchmaking app, one that could knock the dating world off its axis. I adored and admired this heroine as McKenna is tough and tenacious.

When Jack and McKemna end up partnering together, sparks fly. Their intense connection is PALPABLE, their banter both playful and passionate. Together, they were MAGNETIC!!! 

“It’s that moment when you look at a person, and they look back at you, and you know they’re in that moment with you.”

This SLOW BURN of a story had me ON EDGE, awaiting a love connection with angst and anticipation. The push and pull was HEADY, a force that made my head spin. The sexual tension lit me on fire. I wanted to shove this heroine and hero together so many times! 

Desire. He feels it too, right there in the air between us.

When a hero is about to bolt but does a one-eighty, changing his mind, and takes that risk, kissing her in a kiss with the power of a thousand winds, that is HERO GOLD!!! Freaking kryptonite!!!

“F**k it.” Before I can even react, he closes the distance between us and kisses me, hard.

That kiss POSSESSED ME, blazing and burning, lighting me on fire. I felt the passion and promise permeate the pages. 

“I can’t wait to hear you come for me.”

Holy hot!!! You can’t help but think this hot Brit’s blazing and breathless-inducing words are for you. That mouth on Jack…just YES!!! 

“Let go. I’ve got you.”

Perfect Match is fun, flirty, fire-hot, and a feel-good romance guaranteed to make the heart dance.This story is so well-written—witty writing infused with humor and heart in all the write places—with a natural feel that sucks you in and keeps you wanting more. Perfect Match is a match made in heaven.

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I have sixty days to make this maverick billionaire fall in love… with somebody else!

Jack Callahan has the hottest smile in tech. And as for his ass…ets – well, there’s a reason he’s the biggest playboy in town. But thanks to douche-bro investors and my snake of a college nemesis (don’t ask), he’s also my last shot to take my new dating app from kick-ass idea to world-conquering, million-dollar reality.

There’s just one problem: he doesn’t believe you can make a program for love.

With my future on the line, I set him a challenge: if I can use the app to find his soulmate, he’ll invest in my company. Simple, right?

Wrong.

It turns out, Jack’s cocky attitude pushes my buttons – in all the sexiest, most infuriating ways. My research tells me he’s the absolute worst guy in the world for me… so why can’t I keep my hands off him?

And with my deadline approaching fast, how will I choose between my big break – or a broken heart?

Find out in the latest laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from Lila Monroe!

Lucky in Love series:
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2. Bet Me
3. Lovestruck
4. Mr Right Now
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Perfect Match
6. Christmas with the Billionaire (coming November 30)

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Review – The Bed Mate by Kendall Ryan

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The Bed Mate by Kendall Ryan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sometimes the best things come in small packages. Sometimes what lacks in length may be full of depth. Sometimes a little story delivers a lot. Kendall Ryan’s latest sensation is a short story, The Bed Mate, but oh did this little tale DELIVER BIG-TIME! The Bed Mate is a FEEL-GOOD friends-to-lovers romance that makes the heart dance all the way to Cloud Nine!!!

Hands down, when I began The Bed Mate, it was INSTANT LOVE!!! The witty writing, believable plot, compelling and charming characters, and overall fairytale feel of this romance were EVERYTHING!!! I was BEGUILED!!! The Bed Mate latched onto my heart and never let go.

Gorgeous Sam and beautiful Maggie are best friends, always there for one another. Anywhere. Anytime. Any place. Until one weekend. Until one weekend crosses the friendship line and the friend zone is an open field of pent-up passion and possibilities.

Okay, so yeah, he was sexy. That was a no brainer.

A handsome man with a good muscular build putting his shirt on

GAH!!! Hot. Sexy. Sweet. Caring. Protective. Sam is the ULTIMATE PRINCE CHARMING!!!

Perhaps when the stars align and Sam and Maggie find themselves suddenly single, these friends were meant to be more.

We just fit together. We always had. Like we were fated to be.

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The Bed Mate is a friends-to-lovers fairytale fused by fate with FIRE and FEELS!!! This hero and heroine are magical together! I was ENRAPTURED with this love story. SO UTTERLY DREAMY!!!

Don’t judge this book by its steamy title as The Bed Mate is so SWEET and SWOONY! The off-the-charts chemistry, the pent-up passion, the promise of more, the love that was buried but brought to life, the sweetness, the swoon, and heart and soul make The Bed Mate the PERFECT ROMANCE. ROMANCE BLISS!!! Just YES!!! Kendall Ryan has written her most ROMANTIC ROMANCE yet!!! ALL THE SWEET SIGHS!!! ALL THE SWEET STARS!!! 

”What do you want, Maggie?”

“You, Sam. Always you.”

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kendall Ryan comes a new story in her Room Mate series… 

I might be a typical guy, but these last few years, my love life’s been anything but. From crazy ex-girlfriends to one night stands who are stage-five clingers, my relationships go bad faster than the milk in your fridge. The only constant has been my best friend Maggie.

Fresh off a bad breakup of her own, I invite Maggie to my guy’s skiing weekend knowing she needs an escape from reality. But then something funny starts to happen. I start noticing things about her that I never noticed before. 

She’s beautiful and doesn’t know it, she’s funny without even trying, and now she’s suddenly single for the first time in forever. 

Sharing a hotel room with her proves to be the tipping point in our very platonic friendship. Suddenly I want to put my hands, my mouth, and my … other parts … all over her gorgeous body. I want to claim her, make sure no man touches her ever again. But then her groveling ex shows up, and Maggie’s torn. 

Am I ready to screw up the best relationship I’ve ever had for a shot at something more?

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

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I said a silent prayer of thanks to Ben, Jerry, and Jose Cuervo as I blearily made my way to Sam’s bedroom. He hadn’t bothered to make his bed before he left this morning, but I didn’t mind.

Instead, I snuggled into the space where I knew he slept, breathing in deep so I could smell his shampoo on the pillow, and closed my eyes. Sam would never do what Trevor had done to me.

Never.

I drifted off to sleep for what felt like roughly three seconds before I woke up to find my thigh vibrating and the late morning sun streaming through the window.

“What the…” I sat up, rubbing my eye with one hand as I grappled down into the sheets where my cell phone rested. I found ten missed calls—seven from Trevor, three from Sam.

Sliding my thumb over Sam’s name, I called him back and pressed the phone to my ear.

“Hello?” I asked, my voice cracked and groggy.

“It’s eleven there,” he said.

“Yeah, yep. I knew that,” I said, trying to make my voice sound less like it had just gone through a wood chipper.

“So why are you still asleep?” he asked.

“I’m not allowed to sleep in?” I asked lightly, the pounding in my head making me a little nauseous with its intensity.

“No. You never do. What’s going on?”

He sounded suspicious and for a moment I fought with myself over whether to tell him the truth. One way or another, he was going to get it out of me; he knew me too well for me to lie to him for long.

“Look, could I stay at your place while you’re away?” I asked.

“What? Why? Did something happen to your apartment?” he demanded, the worry clear in his voice.

“No, nothing like that. I just… I need a break for a couple of days.”

“That’s not cryptic or anything,” Sam scoffed.

I sucked in my cheeks. Okay, here we go. Like a Band-Aid.

“I need to be someplace where Trevor can’t find me.”

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Review – Misadventures On The Night Shift by Lauren Rowe 


6 out of 5 stars 

 Lauren Rowe hits yet another home run in a book filled with humor, wit, emotion, and 100% sexy.  This book will draw you in with it’s heat and witty banter but then keep you mesmerized as it gets a lot deeper emotionally.  
I really don’t want to give a detailed review of the plot because it’s an adventure in and of itself. The last half of the book had me on edge and almost in tears (I won’t say good or bad. Sorry not sorry).  My heart was pounding and I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see how it all would end. An absolute must read!


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Hotel clerk Abby Medford has always enjoyed the quiet solitude of the night shift. The long, boring hours allow her time to study her law books. But when bad-boy-rocker Lucas Ford checks into the penthouse suite one night and demands Abby personally deliver his room service request, her formerly quiet nights are quickly filled with Lucas’s erotic games.

But as Abby soon learns, if she thinks she can indulge her innermost desires with Lucas without giving him her heart, she’s dead wrong.



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Review – Scandalous by LJ Shen

Scandalous by LJ Shen

Forget the top read of the year.
Forget the top read of the month.

Scandalous by LJ Shen is the TOP READ of my LIFE. 

I have never read a book like this before. I have never been so addicted to a book before, while it engraved itself in my BLOOD. Scandalous swam through me, pulsed through the deepest parts of me and sent me to a WHOLE other world. 

THIS is how a book should be written.

THIS is how a book should be delivered. 

THIS is how a book should make you feel. 

THIS is how it’s fucking DONE! 

The Sinners of Saint series is without doubt one of the best series out there. LJ has a way with words that just attack the mind, body and soul. She’s also the BEST at writing really hot, alpha males that we shouldn’t really like very much, aka Hotholes. In Scandalous though, for me, she wrote one of her most formidable HotHoles yet, with her BEST writing to date.

I felt WAYYYY too much reading this book, so much so, that it’s impossible to put WHAT I actually felt into proper words that make sense, but I’m gonna try. It made me CRAZY. ADDICTED. OBSESSED. As words coursed through my veins, emotion clogged my throat, and angst, angst ripped apart my heart and demolished my soul. Cover to cover my whole body was TINGLING. My stomach was TIGHT and yet, somehow, FLUTTERING, uncontrollably. My heart, SCREAMING, ACHING, POUNDING. OWNED. 

Scandalous, is raw, gritty, fierce and chock full of filthy, forbidden lust, hottttt, intense passion and need. #thatfirstkisstho! Trent and Edie are ugly and raw and filthy, yet somehow utterly irresistible. (Yes I borrowed a line, it makes so much sense). Their connection is OFF THE CHAIN. They are an explosion, their push and pull, dangerous but all consuming! I fell for them both, together and as individuals. They rocked my world.

There isn’t really anything more I can say at this point bar, read it! If you’re looking for a book that will hook you, grip your heart and soul, steal your breath, while it sets you on fire, then this is your book. If you’re looking for a book written stunningly with seamless perfection, and so much creativeness, this is your book. If you’re looking to be owned and all together consumed by the best book EVER, then this, THIS RIGHT HERE, is your book! There will never be enough stars to ever do this book justice. They simply don’t accommodate for books as breathtaking and as brilliant as this. It’s most definitely, one of a kind!

They call him The Mute for a reason.

Hard, cold and calculated, he rarely speaks.

When he does, it’s with disdain.

When he does, his words aren’t meant for me.

When he does, my stomach flips and my world tilts on its axis.

He is thirty-three.

I am eighteen.

He’s a single dad and my father’s business partner.

I’m just a kid to him and his enemy’s daughter.

He’s emotionally unavailable.

And I am…feeling. Feeling things I shouldn’t feel for him.

Trent Rexroth is going to break my heart. The writing isn’t just on the wall, it’s inked on my soul.

And yet, I can’t stay away.

A scandal is the last thing my family needs. But a scandal is what we’re going to give them.

And oh, what beautiful chaos it will be.

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Review – Ride Wild by Laura Kaye 




 6 stars 
This is hands down my favorite Laura Kaye book yet. I have been waiting for Slider’s story since we met the Ravens Riders and it was beyond every expectation!  It was well worth  the wait. 
Slider is swimming in grief and inner turmoil after his wife died a few years ago. He no longer participates in club activities and hasn’t even pulled out his bike. His whole life revolves around taking care of his boys and wallowing in self pity. He is a broken man in every sense of the word 
Cora feels like she is all alone even though she is surrounded by a whole biker club and her best friend, but since her best friend found love with the president,  she feels even more like she has no place in this life. Her whole life revolves around taking care of Slider ‘s kids and trying to save money to be a veterinarian  one day. 
As things start to go downhill at home,  things drastically change between Slider and Cora as he watches how she cares for his boys and how much they love  her. He finally starts letting down his walls. But of course trouble isnt far,  and they have to get through the war to find their happily ever after! 



  New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Kaye brings you the third novel in her Raven Riders Series, RIDE WILD. A sexy contemporary romance series, and a spin-off from Laura’s Hard Ink world, about a different kind of motorcycle club with a protective mission. The Raven Riders Series takes you on an adventure and kicks it into overdrive! RIDE WILD is the hot and emotional story of a sexy single father wild with grief over the death of his wife several years before and the strong survivor he hires to be his nanny. Order your copy of RIDE WILD today!

 

 

 

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Brotherhood. Club. Family.
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Wild with grief over the death of his wife, Sam “Slider” Evans merely lives for his two sons. Nothing holds his interest anymore—not even riding his bike or his membership in the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club. But that all changes when he hires a new babysitter.

Recently freed from a bad situation by the Ravens, Cora Campbell is determined to bury the past. When Slider offers her a nanny position, she accepts, needing the security and time to figure out what she wants from life. Cora adores his sweet boys, but never expected the red-hot attraction to their brooding, sexy father. If only he would notice her… 

Slider does see the beautiful, fun-loving woman he invited into his home. She makes him feel too much, and he both hates it and yearns for it. But when Cora witnesses something she shouldn’t have, the new lives they’ve only just discovered are threatened. Now Slider must claim—and protect—what’s his before it’s too late.

 

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 Cora had such an easy way with Ben. With both of his kids, really. God, Slider admired that about her. Especially when nothing about him was easy, and hadn’t been in years.

Ben yawned and peered up at Slider. “You’re gonna stay with me, aren’t you? “

“You better believe it, Benji. And remember what we talked about. Nurses are going to come in a couple of times throughout the night. Just to check on you. I’ll be here the whole time,” Slider said, leaning over the boy so he could look him in the eyes. There was nothing like the unconditional love and admiration of a kid. But that didn’t mean Slider shouldn’t have to earn it. And he hadn’t done nearly enough these past few years, had he? He pressed a kiss to his son’s cheek. “Now shut those peepers.”

Ben giggled. “Your whiskers tickle Dad.” Slider ran his hand over the facial hair on his jaw. One more piece of evidence of the mess he’d become. But at least it made Ben laugh. The boy looked up at Cora next, his hand snaking into hers and tugging her closer. “You’re staying too, right?”

“Wild horses couldn’t tear me away,” she said, squeezing his hand.

Ben made a face. “There are wild horses here?”

Cora chuckled and Slider shook his head. “Peepers. Closed. Now,” he said.

The boy was asleep in an instant.

After not sleeping much today himself, Slider probably wasn’t far behind him. Still, he nodded at the small sleeper sofa and quietly said to Cora, “You can take that. Nurse said there are pillows and blankets in the closet.”

She shook her head. “No way. You haven’t slept. And I’m kinda attached here,” she said, glancing at where Ben still clutched her hand. “Seriously, Slider. Get some sleep while you can.”

Frowning, he pulled out the sleeper, which was only a little wider than a twin-sided bed, found the bedding, and lowered the lights. “How ‘bout this. We’ll take shifts.”

She smiled. “Sure.”

On a bone-deep sigh, Slider sat on the bed’s edge and kicked off his boots, and then he went horizontal still wearing his jeans and T-shirt. Cora laid her cheek against her arm, her face turned away from Slider toward Ben, her blond waves a soft cascade against the white hospital blankets.

And damnit all to hell, but it played with uncomfortable things inside his chest to see her like that. Things he didn’t want played with. Not ever again.

So he closed his eyes. And woke up two and a half hours later when the nurse came into the room to check Ben’s vitals. The kid hardly stirred, but Cora was still awake and making small talk with the woman about how her night was going.

“Your turn to get some sleep,” Slider said when they were alone again.

“Don’t worry about it. Go back to sleep.”

“We had a deal,” he said, his voice like gravel. Years of exhaustion did that to a man.

“Later,” she said, her expression soft with sleepiness. He forced himself into a sitting position, his stiff movements making him feel ancient. “You need it more than I do.”

He shook his head and pushed to his feet. “I’m not hogging the bed all night while you sit up in that hard chair.”

“Don’t be stubborn,” she said. “Sleep.”

He arched a brow. As much as he wanted to lie back down, he wasn’t doing it at her expense. “It’s your turn.”

“Slider—”

“Cora—”

She sighed. “I’m trying to take care of you, too.”


 Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and upcoming Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day. 



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Review – Hard Wood by Lauren Blakely

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Hard Wood by Lauren Blakely

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lauren Blakely continues to captivate readers in a rom-com collaboration that is LAUGH-OUT-LOUD FUNNY meets LUST-FILLED LOVE with a cast of charming characters who feel like family, making these interwoven stories come to life. A FUN, FLIRTY, and FEEL-GOOD friends-to-lovers tale, HARD WOOD is as HEARTWARMING as it is HOT—achingly sweet and addictive like s’mores.

This story is one you’ll read with a permanent smile painted on your face. You’ll do a Hard Wood happy dance when characters so perfect for one another come together in the most magical of ways!

Patrick is a MAN’s MAN: one tall, fit, and HOT Tour Outdoor Guide Extraordinaire. This hot god is mega crushing on his friend, Mia. If he crosses the friendship line of no return, he will have to contend with his good friend who is Mia’s big brother. What a HARD dilemma Mr. Outdoors Man God, Patrick, is in … so hard.

I won’t be satisfied with snacks of Mia. I’ll need the full meal.

Mia is as smart as she is stunning, so sweet and independent…the perfect catch. Her brother’s friend doesn’t feel so friendly anymore as it is something more that could backfire.

The SWOON factor is HIGH…

”Everything crackles when I’m with you.”

The SIZZLE is even higher…so HOT!!!

”Get on me now.”

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Patrick is pitching a different kind of tent down under with a frequent hard wood situation that is also HOT…FIRE-HOT!!! Petite beauty, Mia, hot bearded beast, Patrick, are are made for each other!!! I ADORED them both and lovable fur ball, Zeus, too!!!

”I don’t know how to stop wanting you.”

This Big Rock series can’t end!!! I’m not ready to say goodbye to these spellbinding characters who I’ve grown close to, who feel like friends, whom I LOVE SO MUCH!!! This series is one of my top rom-coms, as it has all the laughs and all the love!

Hard Wood is FRIENDSHIP ON FIRE!!! This story sizzles with smolder and swoon!!! With its FLAWLESS FUSION of heat, humor, and heart, Hard Wood is the perfect ROM-COM!

How would you feel if you never took the chance?

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 s’mores good stars

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Women often say a good man is hard to find. And a hard man is even better.

That’s why I’m quite a catch– good, hard, loaded, and wait for it…I’m ready to settle down too. But the woman I want to pitch my tent with lives clear across the country. Neither of us wants to get lost in those woods. All I have to do is resist her for the week she’s in town.

I try. I swear I try. But yeah, that doesn’t work out. 

And after one fantastic night with my good friend Mia, I’m ready to give her years of nights under the stars. What’s a few thousand miles when love’s involved? But there’s a hitch in my plans — she just hired my adventure tour company. If there’s one thing I’m committed to, it’s running a squeaky clean business. Number one on my list of iron-clad rules?

Don’t screw your customers.

But what’s a guy to do when she’s so hard to resist? How hard can it be to keep our hands off each other for a quick group tour down the hills and over the trails? I’m about to find out, and I have a feeling I’m going to need a new badge of honor because things are about to get very hard in the woods.

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I let go of her hand and thread my fingers through her hair. “Get on me.”

Then I grab her hips and move her so she’s straddling my lap. She gasps, a sexy noise that turns into a moan as she sinks down on my hard-on.

I hiss because it feels so fucking good.

“I wanted to come over the other night. After dinner. After the elevator,” she blurts out.

“Yeah?”

She nods. “Dinner ran late, but I couldn’t stop thinking about you.”

“What were you thinking?”

“That we didn’t get to kiss, and I wanted to so badly.”

“I can fix that problem right now.”

I take her face in my hands and bring her to me. Then the world spirals away as I kiss Mia Summers for the very first time.

It’s extraordinary. Her lips brush against mine, and she wastes no time. She slides closer, rubbing on my dick as she presses her chest to me. It’s as if she’s climbing me, and God, how I want this. How I want her like this.

I thread my fingers through her hair, pulling her closer, kissing her deeper. Tasting her. Her mouth is soft and sweet, and she makes these little sounds—whimpers, sighs, gasps—that make me nearly lose my mind.

I’m kissing Mia. I’ve been crazy for her for so damn long, and she’s on my lap, rubbing against my erection, kissing me as if her every last breath depends on it. Her tongue tangles with mine, and in a hot second, the kiss become furious. Greedy. Like two people who are mad about each other. I curl my hands around her head, wanting to get as close as I can, but she bats them away.

I break contact for a moment and raise a questioning eyebrow.

“My turn.” She lifts her hands, cups my cheeks, and then she strokes my jaw. Reverently. Hungrily. And I know what she’s doing. She’s feeling my beard. She’s touching my stubbled jaw with eager fingers, as if she’s wanted to get her hands on me for as long as I’ve wanted to touch her.

I don’t stop her. I drop my hands to her hips, and I guide her along, moving her so she grinds against my cock, and she’s gasping and murmuring as she kisses me.

We consume each other. We are ravenous. My brain turns to static, firing pleasure signal after pleasure signal to every nerve in my body. I want to live in this moment for the rest of the night. I don’t ever want to forget how good it feels not only to kiss her, but to be kissed by her.

She rocks harder, goes faster, murmurs louder, then she separates and looks at me with desperate eyes. “You have no idea.”

I shake my head. “I do. I have every idea.”

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Review  – Brash by JC Valentine 



5 out of 5 stars

 I didnt realize until just now that this was book 4 in the series. That being said,  I would’ve never known had I not just came to write this review. It makes sense now that I think about because there is a lot of history there, but I read through the story without feeling lost in anyway.
 Each chapter was different characters other than Taco and Bambi which fills you in completely on the story taking place. I definitely free a need to go back and read the first 3 books now. 
Bambi and Taco had a rollercoaster ride of a relationship. Fireworks definitely exploded in so many ways. I’m not talking about just in the bedroom. Secrets are uncovered and hearts are bared.  I definitely will be waiting for book 5.



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She has a secret she’s desperate to keep…

With danger looming on the horizon, former FBI agent turned bunny, Bambi Lane, isn’t taking any chances. Taking refuge in a nearby town, she builds a new and comfortable life under the radar, but when trouble comes knocking on her door, she finds that the one thing she’s worked so hard to protect is about to be exposed.

He has a desire that won’t be denied.

Curtis “Taco” Nash, the Spartan’s road captain, has always marched to the beat of his own drum, his only loyalty to that of his brothers and the club. Only one person has ever successfully clawed their way under Curtis Nash’s skin, and when she disappeared from his life without so much as a goodbye, he wrote her off—at least, he tried to. One mention of the one who got away, and he’s consumed with desire—and anger. He wants answers. He wants her. He’s about to get a lot more than he bargained for.

As the war between the cartel and the Spartans heats up, Taco has to decide if he’s going to protect his brothers or the new life that’s waiting for him. When everything hangs in the balance, one thing is clear: No one is safe. Will Bambi and Taco be able to come together and find the strength to take a leap of faith before time runs out?

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Gabby Morgan isn’t looking for love. Not even a little romance. Following a rocky past that she’d just as soon forget, she’s determined to focus on the future. One that most certainly doesn’t involve the tough-as-nails, short-on-words, hot-as-hell biker…or his kid.

Blake Mahone may not be done with women, but he’s finished with relationships. Then Gabby Morgan enters the picture. She’s flawless, refined, and as his kid’s teacher, way out of his league. She acts like she hates him, but her eyes tell a different story. Before he knows it, Blake finds himself hot for teacher, and he’s more than ready to learn all her secrets. Now all he has to do is convince her to give him a shot…without getting them both killed in the process.

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Talia McKinnon said goodbye to love the day she signed the divorce papers and moved across the country looking for a fresh start. With work occupying her days and nights, a relationship is the last thing on her mind, until a run-in with a hot-as-Hades, leather clad biker changes her mind. He’s everything she shouldn’t want but has to have. The problem is, he’s not that easy to catch.

Tucker “Country” Abrams believes in two things: brotherhood and women. He takes his job seriously and his women hard, but at the end of the day, the only loyalty he has is to his club. So when a night with a beautiful stranger threatens to change everything, he’s quick to apply the brakes. But when a little detective work reveals that Talia may be much more than a one-night stand, Tucker is tasked with an impossible decision. Will he push her away, or go against every instinct he has and pull her closer?

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After escaping an abusive marriage, Spartan Riders bartender Ginger “Red” Mercury is determined to live life on her own terms. When the club’s VP declares her untouchable and stakes his own claim on her, she finds herself ready to wage war.

A year after inoculating the threat from notorious cartel leader Ricky Cruiz, Garrick “Repo” Stone, the last-standing original member of the Spartan Riders MC, has his focus on something else: monogamy. Having decided to settle down and take an ol’ lady, he has his sights set on Red…and he has his work cut out for him if he hopes to win her.

When a new threat makes itself known, threatening everything the brothers stand for and care about, they’re left scrambling to find out who’s behind it before it’s too late. With the high-stakes game of war looming over them, will Red be able to open her heart to love before outside forces pull her and Repo apart?

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 EXCERPTS: BRASH, A Spartan Riders MC Romance by J.C. Valentine

EXCERPT #1

Lucina Cruiz was the devil. Wow, how many times had she heard that sentiment before? It always made her laugh though. She so enjoyed the fear in a man’s eyes before she cut them out. Even more, she enjoyed their screams, especially those last frantic pleas for mercy. The only thing she loathed was the constant lack of creativity.

One would think that staring death in the face would inspire some originality. Hell, it always inspired her, but then, she was the one doling it out, so maybe that was the difference. Still, she was a little bored with the whole “devil” nametag. It was becoming…cliché.

Perhaps she could hold a seminar about it.

Dressed in a brand new white satin negligée, Luciana stood over Manuel’s sleeping form. In her hand was the push dagger he kept in the top drawer in the table beside the bed. He had another under his pillow and a gun to go along with it.

Manuel had toys stashed all over the house, and she knew where every single one of them were hidden. No one did anything under her nose without her knowing about it.

As she did almost every night, Luciana waited for Manuel to fall asleep, and then she took out that dagger and stood over him, watching him sleep as she wondered how and when she’d do it. Kill him, that is.

It was on her to-do list, so it would happen. It wasn’t a matter of if, but when.

Just as she did every night, she lost track of time. Hours passed while she stared at him, memorizing his lithe form, those thick, muscular thighs and tight abs. He had the most beautiful face she’d ever seen on a man, but he was a killer. Just like her.

Two killers, both with ambitions, couldn’t coexist side by side. One day, it was going to come down to survival, and Lucina was determined to come out on top. She wasn’t called the Mantis for nothing.   

EXCERPT #2

Who the fuck was this douche canoe? Taco had been sitting outside the little ranch-style house with the ugly box hedges and stone and weed planter boxes debating what to say once he saw Bambi when Khaki Man came strolling up the walkway.

At first, Taco thought he was a salesman, but it became quickly obvious that he was there for something more personal. Maybe it was the grocery store flowers and the bag of goodies that tipped him off. Taco was observant like that.

Douche canoe must be the new boyfriend, he thought with disdain as he watched him barter, and knowing Bambi, he had been certain the next course of action would be seeing Mr. Khaki do the walk of shame.

But she’d welcomed the fucker inside.

That had made Taco’s blood boil. He didn’t like the idea of her with another man, and he sure as shit didn’t like seeing another man with her. That he was in her house at all sent Taco’s thoughts spiraling down into a dark place.

He had to exercise every ounce of patience to make himself stay planted in his car, a newly rebuilt IROC. He’d figured it would be better to roll up in a car than on a motorcycle, especially if she had a kid. Made him look more responsible.

Shit, why did he even care what she thought? It wasn’t as if she was waiting around for him, pining away. She had a fucking man in her house, and he was the one sitting outside like a damn stalker.

Taco had his hand on the key, about to start the car and get the hell out of there, when Khakis came strolling out carrying a car seat in one hand and a baby in the other. Bambi was hot on his ass, and she was glowing.

She was wearing a pair of blue jeans and a pink, V-neck T-shirt that showed off a lot more cleavage than he remembered her having. Taco looked her over a little closer, noting that her hips seems a little rounder, her stomach a little softer, and her thighs a little heavier.

Damn, she looked good. She’d always been sexy, but now she was…hotter. Sexier.

“Shit,” Taco hissed. No way was she just babysitting that kid. All those new curves? Those were from pregnancy. She’d run off to have a fucking baby.

The question now was, whose kid was it, his or Mr. Rogers?

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He wanted his answers—now. Grabbing the handle, he twisted the knob and went inside.

Bambi was laying the baby down in a white, lacy bassinette beside the bed. When she looked over her shoulder at him, it was with pure malice. “I just got him to sleep. Don’t make a sound. Don’t even breathe,” she whispered.

Taco wasn’t sure what to do. He suddenly found himself out of his element. He’d been around kids before, of course. They were crawling around the compound like cockroaches every weekend, especially during the daylight hours. He always tried to steer clear of that chaos. He didn’t dislike kids, not at all. But he didn’t have an affinity for them either.

Bambi backed away slowly, as if she were trying not to detonate a grenade. She moved so slowly and carefully, Taco rolled his eyes in exasperation.

“We need to talk,” he told her.

The instant his voice hit the room, the kid started shifting around, and Bambi froze in place. Taco didn’t see what the big deal was. He stepped farther inside and took a closer look at the wiggling person.

Bambi’s arm shot out. “I told you not to make a sound.”

“What’s the big deal?”

Then the kid started squirming in earnest, little mewling sounds squeaking out here and there, gaining in frequency and momentum until it was outright fussing, verging on a full-on tantrum.

“He’s a light sleeper,” Bambi said, her voice thick with irritation as she went back to the bassinette and tried to soothe the baby with a gentle hand on his belly. It wasn’t working. The more she tried to soothe, the more it squirmed.

“I don’t think it’s working,” Taco told her helpfully. Except the look she shot him told him his input wasn’t appreciated.

That’s when the baby started crying in earnest. “Thanks a lot,” she snapped at Taco as she scooped the baby up into her arms. “Do you have any idea how long it takes me to get him down for his nap?”

“Should I?”

Her mouth opened, but whatever she was going to say, she didn’t. Instead, she stormed up to him and thrust the red-faced human at him. “Here, I need to go to the bathroom.”

Taco’s reaction was to step back several paces. “What the hell am I supposed to do with it?”

She came at him again, matching each of his steps until they were back in the living room. “You hold him. That’s what you do.” She shoved the kid at him again, forcing it against his chest, and the look in her eyes said she wasn’t going to relent until he did.

Hesitantly, Taco’s hands slowly rose and latched onto the baby’s waist. It was solid and squishy, squirmy like an earthworm, and it was very, very unhappy. “Is it supposed to look like that?”

It is a boy, and he’s just upset. He’ll calm down in a minute. He just needs to be held.”

“I’m not sure about this. Can’t you just…take him with you?” The kid was looking at him, eyes all red and watery, lips pouty as he tried get a hold of himself.

“Well get sure. I’ll only be a minute.” Bambi stalked off, and for some reason Taco was pretty sure that she was going to take her sweet time.

When she was out of sight, he looked at the kid again. Held at arm’s length, they stared at each other, one stoic while the other did that sniffle-hiccup thing. “Yeah, I feel ya, buddy. I kind of feel like crying right now too. But ya know what? It looks like we’re stuck with each other for a few, so you gotta man up. This world isn’t made for criers.”

The baby just stared at him, but he was pulling it together, his face returning to its normal peachy color, eyes the same shade of blue as his own clearing.

“Glad to see we understand each other.”

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She’d witnessed the good, the bad, and the ugly of club life, and she’d gotten close enough to the flame to get burned. She should know better by now not to put her heart on the line, but it was already too late for that.

Hips flexing involuntarily—or maybe completely on purpose—Curtis didn’t even try to hold back his pained moan. “I want to fuck you so goddamn hard.”

“Then do it,” Bambi urged, surprised at herself for encouraging him when there was no way this could end well. They had so much water under the bridge, broken trust being among the biggest of their problems. But she wanted him. God help her, she wanted him so bad. It was as if all of those nights she’d tossed and turned, dreaming of this moment had finally come true. How could she turn him away now, when it was within her grasp?

“I don’t think you understand,” he said darkly. “I want to ram my cock in you so hard, you see stars. I want you to scream in pleasure and in pain. I want to hurt you, dollface, just like you hurt me.” He squeezed her breast again, releasing a warm rush of milk that soaked his hand and her shirt. “I want to see your pretty face stained with tears while you beg for more.”

Yes! God yes, she wanted it. She wanted his rough hands on her body, his harsh words in her ears. She wanted this man and all his brutality. She welcomed the punishment, needed it.

“Is that what you want? Because if it’s not, say so now, and I’ll walk back out that door.”

Her eyes widened in panic, remembering when he’d left early and how much that had hurt. She didn’t want that to happen ever again.



 J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.

Living in the Northwest, she has three amazing children and far too many pets. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.

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Review – Cuffed by K. Bromberg

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Cuffed by K. Bromberg

My rating: 6 of 5 stars


We forget the memories and just chase the moments.

When you read a story and you can feel the author’s heart in her words…well…it’s the best feeling in the world! K. Bromberg can make you FEEL ALL THE THINGS! I FELT K. Bromberg in CUFFED, her latest romance entailing a hot cop hero with a huge heart and the woman he forever saves.

I fell in love with Cuffed from the Synopsis alone. I had not even sunk myself into the story but I KNEW it would be a heart-thrashing hit. Then the Prologue both melted and shattered my heart, and I was a GONER!!! After the Prologue, I realized: Cuffed is not simply a hot cop story with a little heart; it is a heartfelt and heart-wrenching tale with ALL THE HEART!!! My emotions took wind of their own and flew where I lost control, control of which I would have willingly surrendered.

HEAD UP. WINGS OUT.

Through her emotionally-woven stories like Cuffed, K. Bromberg drags readers through the dark and then shines the light, so PROMISING and POWERFUL.She portrays the good that grows from bad that triumphs over evil. It’s the strength in spades from this compelling author’s characters who survive severe storms, breaking free from the pain of the past to finally stay in the sunshine, which RESONATES long after the last page. With heroes and heroines who are as bold as they are beautiful, K. Bromberg’s characters in Cuffed and her other work are like her words: as MESMERIZING as they are MEANINGFUL.

Beautiful and broken, Emerson has been knocked down in life, her spirit and soul shattered. Her heart is practically encased in armor, protecting it…protecting her. Emerson has lost trust in the world, one that has constantly let her down. Oh did I want to hug this heroine whose heartbreak became mine, a heroine I quickly adored!

Emerson’s wings are broken until one hero swoops in from her childhood…

”I don’t need a hero.”

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A persistent hero who helps her fly.

HEAD UP. WINGS OUT.

Officer Grant Malone is one HOT cop with a huge heart! He is fierce, flirty, and oh-so-sexy! Grant is a hero in every way who does the right thing, even if it risks his life and puts his job on the line.

This collision of past with present, dark with light, and a whole lot of fate was INEVITABLE. 

”So sure of yourself, are you?”

“You’ve never been able to say no to me, Emerson.”

The banter BURNED me!!! Grant and Emerson possess the perfect of amount of passion and playfulness that had me HOOKED on them! Just MAGICAL together!!! This story SPARKS to life!!! 

”You make me feel when I don’t want to feel.”

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Grant, this hot cop and heartfelt hero, POSSESSED ME!!! Grant helps Emerson mend her wings that were destroyed, and I LOVED how he helps Emerson save herself. I LOVED everything about this alpha with all the heart! I was SMITTEN with Emerson, so beautiful and brave, with strength in spades. I LOVED this heroine as much as the hero! 

”You always say I’m the hero, but you’re the one who saved me.”

Cuffed is not simply a hot cop romance; it’s so MUCH MORE!!! This SOUL-SHATTERING story shows that beauty can bleed from the ugly. It’s a tale that tackles tough issues—so thought-provoking—that forever remain. It’s a story about hope after heartbreak and happiness after hope. It’s a story of STRENGTH and SURVIVAL, one that stomps on your heart and steals your smiles along with your breath. Cuffed is about taking that leap of faith…living for the moment…living life now.

”You have to be all in or get all out. There is no halfway when it comes to love.”

Cuffed lightens with banter while bringing battles to life—conquering demons deeply within—in one HEAVY and HEARTFELT story. Sexy yet sweet. Dark yet light. Turbulent yet tender. Broken yet beautiful. Cuffed is a fusion of fire and ice, a riveting romance that hits and holds the heart until the end. Oh was my heart hit!!! My soul shattered and soared!!! This story stole my breath and took my tears. I felt it all in this HEART-POUNDING JOURNEY, one that leaves a permanent mark on the heart!!!

HEAD UP. WINGS OUT.

I’m still flying…SO HIGH!!!

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 heart-soaring stars

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From the New York Times bestselling author, K. Bromberg, comes a new series about three brothers, the job that calls them, and the women who challenge them.

“I hate you. I never want to see you again.”

Grant Malone is not the reason I moved back to Sunnyville—at least that’s what I tell myself. Yet, those parting words I said to him back in third grade, ring in my ears every time a townsperson brings up one of the Malone boys. I thought time had healed my wounds. I was wrong. Nothing could have prepared me for how I felt when I finally saw him again.

Twenty years does a lot to turn a boy into a man. One who hits all my buttons—sexy, funny, attractive, and a police officer. But Grant is off limits because he knows too much about my past.

But I’m drawn to him. That damn uniform of his doesn’t hurt either. It’ll be my downfall. I know it.

What’s one night of sex going to hurt . . . right?

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I’ve always loved Emmy Reeves.

That’s why I’m shocked to see her all these years later. The shy girl I once knew is all grown up.

Adventurous and full of life, she owns my heart now, just as much as she did back then. Convincing her of that is a whole different story.

I’ll give her the one night she asks for—like that’s a hardship—but when it comes to letting her walk away after, she has another thing coming. There’s no way in hell I’m letting her go this time without a fight.

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A MUST-READ & TOP 2017 ROMANCE!!!

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New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hateHeadShot Color and hate to love.A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow.

Since publishing her first book in 2013, K. has sold over one million copies of her books and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over twenty-five times.

In April, she’ll release The Player, the first in a two-book sports romance series (The Catch, book 2, will be released late June), with many more already outlined and ready to be written.

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Review – Dignity by Jay Crownover

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Dignity by Jay Crownover

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


”The things we have to work for are the things we appreciate the most.”

With each story that Jay Crownover pens to life in The Point/Breaking Point series, I FALL HARDER IN LOVE!!! With each story, I sink so far into this saga that is the best fusion of villains and heroes! With each story, the line is blurred among the Marked Men and those dark heroes of The Point where I am almost hard-pressed to choose a favorite.

Dignity struck my soul like a match, lighting it on fire, as I burned in anger as much as I bled tears. This broken hero and heroine made me break, shattering into pieces, where I wanted justice for them. I wanted revenge. I wanted to avenge … every wrong … every piece of past and present pain that hit these characters … EVERYTHING!!!

Stark, this dark hero supposedly without a heart, stole my heart! This hot nerd has all the intelligence and power. His pain was mine. Stark set me on fire! My body was on fire while my heart bled. This alpha was my addiction. 

No one was ever really sure if I was friend or foe.

Stark tows the line between hero and villain. His heart is made of ice until one woman made it melt.

”Sometimes you find the person who makes you want more, and you have to decide how much you’re willing to give.”

Noe is as equally brave as she is beautiful. This heroine has strength in spades but her smarts stand out most of all. I loved her strength and admired her courage to risk it all for justice like the superhero she has become. 

The guy was a monster and I loved everything about being pinned and held against all that strength.

A fight for justice mixed with a quest for survival bring Now and Stark together. United against evil. 

”What makes you think this is a fight we can win?”

“Because I can’t afford to lose again.”

Though it’s the fire that burns between Noe and Stark that is impossible to ignore. Their intelligence ignites as much as that fire where I felt an UNDENIABLE PULL between this hero and heroine. 

He became the only thing I could see. The only thing I could feel. The only thing I could think about.

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Together, Noe and Stark are mesmerizing … just magical! This is a couple fighting fate and all the odds. I loved watching them conquer their demons! Stark and Noe have a shared bond that neither can grasp nor get….one not of merely lovers but of intelligent and powerful equals…one of perhaps soulmates. 

”I don’t have much … but I want to give all to you.”

Dignity is a deep dive of mind and matter where every word matters!!! Brains are even sexier than beauty and brawn. I loved the ultra smart hero and heroine who were even stronger superheroes together. In this SOUL SLAYER, intelligence rules and is a weapon of reckoning that wrecks havoc in an ALLURING world where heroes are and villains are heroes.

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Bad has never been so good!!! Jay Crownover makes you love the ‘baddest’ of bad boys in her powerful The Point and Breaking Point novels, the men who sway from criminals to heroes, the boyfriends that mothers would hide from if you brought them home, the boys you should probably run from too…but you won’t, as you can’t help but adore these saints and sinners.

Jay Crownover’s writing reaches inside deeply, grabs your heart, holding it in its hands, and then both hits and hugs it so hard. Her stories—as insightful as they are emotional—make you THINK as much as FEEL. This visionary writes words that delve deeply into complex characters that are always so much more than their names, reputations, pasts, and more.

People were always something more than a simple label.

With each story Jay Crownover brings to life, I fall deeper into her spell that I’ve dubbed ‘Crownover Crack’ since meeting this author’s first masterpiece, Rule, years ago. This author opens your eyes with her words where you will find yourself quickly removing any preconceptions you may think or feel. I’ll never stop loving the best blend of black and white that Jay Crownover writes.

Dignity is ELECTRIC—an EXHILARATING RUSH of a romance that bleeds black and white into the perfect shade of gray. This SOUL-THRASHING story leaves judgement at the door and shows the finest of lines that exist between good and evil. Dignity hit my heart hard, wrecking it—wrecking me—in the best way!!! I LOVED this romantic thriller!!! Both haunting and heroic, Dignity is a HEADY and HEART-POUNDING JOURNEY worthy of its title and more!

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 deliciously dark and dignified stars 

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Looks can be deceiving.

I knew that most people took one look at the ink and the impossibly big and strong body it covered and decided I was a brawler…a bruiser…a beast. However, I was hardwired to be a thinker, not a fighter—my mind being my greatest weapon and my biggest weakness.

I should have chosen to use my brain and talents to be one of the good guys, a hero, a man with dignity and worth.

I turned my back on dignity and sold my soul to the highest bidder, deciding to dance with the devil, instead.

I couldn’t figure out how to help myself, so there was zero chance I knew how to save someone else.

That someone else was Noe Lee. She was the unkempt, unruly thief who was just as smart as I was and twice as street savvy. She was annoyingly adorable beneath the dirt and grime and she was in trouble. In way over her head, I told myself it wasn’t my job to keep her from drowning. In the Point, it was sink or swim and I wasn’t the designated lifeguard on duty.

I had shut the door in her face, but now she’s gone…vanished…disappeared without a trace. It took less than a second for me to realize that I wanted her back.

When a woman comes along that melts all the frozen, hard things you’re made of, you’ll do anything you have to, to bring her home.

What you see is not always what you get…and with a man like me there is more than anyone ever bargained for.

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Protective and possessive instincts coiled around my gut and rage felt like it was going to choke me. I was so used to being cold and numb, I didn’t know what to do with the fire that was licking at my insides.

“I saw him take her out of the trunk when they got to the docks. He moved like a cop. Not the kind who is there to actually protect and serve, but the kind who pulls you over for no reason and slaps cuffs on you to prove a point. I was locked up for a lot of years, boy genius. I know what a dirty cop looks like. He had a busted-up nose and stitches on the side of his face. Should be pretty easy for Titus to identify him.”

Titus King was Bax’s half-brother and the only law enforcement officer in the entire city any of us slightly trusted. He was one of the few men the Point hadn’t tainted. He was a good guy, trying to do right by the people in our city, and he wouldn’t hesitate to throw Goddard’s dirty cop under the bus. But I didn’t want anyone going after the Mayor. His sadistic ass was all mine.

“Do you think they made it out of the container after you hit it with the truck?” That had been my idea. Nassir was only sending in Booker and Benny to get Noe out, but I didn’t think it was enough fire power. Since he refused to let me go, even siccing Chuck on me as a babysitter until the job was done, I made Benny go over the plan with me no less than a hundred times until I came up with a better one. Knocking the container sideways with one of the big semi-trucks that littered the area would give Benny the time he needed to get Noe out and distract the outside security detail enough that Booker could do his thing. It was a risk because the people inside the container—including Noe and Benny—might have ended up injured when the thing flipped, but the odds of them making it out were much higher than if Benny tried to take on everyone on his own.

“If Benny made it out, we won’t hear from him again. That was the deal he made with Nassir. He would get your girl and then disappear, so he can go and live happily ever after with his. As for the rest of them,” he shrugged, “I guess we’ll find out soon enough. Your girl said someone had a gun, so if they were shooting at Benny, he would do whatever he could to make sure they stopped. He’s not about to catch a bullet for any of us. I know you want that asshole alive for your own reasons, but honestly, it’s better if Benny popped him.”

It was better, but it wasn’t what I wanted. A bullet between the eyes was way too easy for a guy like Goddard. People would bemoan how bad the Point had become, how Goddard had been a staunch supporter of crime prevention measures. He would die a martyr and a legend. I couldn’t stand the thought of that. I wanted who Goddard was, who he really was, out in the open. I wanted his mansion doors flung wide open and every skeleton inside the walls exposed and thrown out on the perfectly manicured lawn for the entire world to see. I hated people who hid behind the law. I hated when men in any position of power got off on using their elevated status to jerk the helpless and hopeless around. Death wasn’t the answer. Devastation was.

I closed my eyes and squeezed the cold, still hand that was clasped in mine. Failure weighed heavy on my shoulders and fury lit up my blood like popping and sizzling firecrackers.

“When do we ever end up with anything that’s better for us?” That wasn’t how the Point worked. That wasn’t how we worked.

Booker grunted and I felt him move behind me. “It happens. It doesn’t seem like better should be able to find a foothold in this place, but despite all odds, it does.”

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A MUST-READ ROMANCE!!! 

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Jay-Crownover-author-pic-200x300Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, the Point Series, the Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.

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