Review – Rebel by K.M. Neuhold and Nora Phoenix

5 out of 5 stars

Omg. What a collaboration!! As an avid lover of both Kyleen and Nora’s work, I was extremely excited to see them collaborate on this. I was definitely not disappointed. They lived up to every expectation I imagined. Extremely hot and sexy while still being meaningful and emotional.

Troy is pretty much a loner only seeking one night stands which he bails from as soon as the deed is done. After being dropped off by his mother at a police station and put into the system, he trusts no one and refuses to let anyone close. He barely makes end meet to live and pay his tuition which he supplements by breaking up with people for those who don’t want to know it themselves. When he takes a job breaking up with someone dressed as a banana, he has no idea how much his life is about to change.

Rebel is the super hot, most requested porn star at Ballsy Boys. He has trouble maintaining a relationship because people can’t handle what he does for a living. When “banana boy” shows up at his doorstep he can’t resist him. He doesn’t care that he’s there to humiliate him by dumping him for his ex.

The chemistry is off the charts from the start with these two. They burn up the sheets and may even burn up your kindle. Be careful. As time passes, things start to get to serious and it scares Troy. He does everything he can to keep his walls up, but how long can you resist when you find someone who truly loves you?

REBEL

BALLSY BOOK 1

K.M. NEUHOLD & NORA PHOENIX

M/M ROMANCE

RELEASE DATE: 01.31.18

COVER DESIGN: K.M. NEUHOLD

“I don’t do relationships, I break them.” ~ Troy

If there’s one thing life has taught me it’s that everyone eventually leaves. But that’s okay because I have a strategy: no friends, no boyfriends, limit repeat hook-ups, no sleep overs, and above all leave them before they leave me. I’ve put my break-up skills to work doing others’ dirty work for them.

The last thing I expected when I agreed to do an embarrassing breakup song and dance was to end up on the doorstep of the very recognizable—and stupidly sexy—Rebel. When you meet a man like Rebel you’d be insane not to make a move. And just because he has me tossing out every single one of my rules doesn’t mean I’m in trouble, right?

“I’m everyone’s friend, but no one’s everything.” ~ Rebel

I love working for Ballsy Boys, but when you make the kind of videos I do relationships are pretty damn impossible. Besides, guys find me sexy and want to either be with me or be me, but no one has ever cared enough to see the real me.

Until I meet Troy. He has no problem whatsoever with my job, but he’s determined to keep me at a distance. For the first time, a hook-up alone is not enough. I want more with him. Hell, I want everything. But he resists at every step until I’m about ready to give up. What do I need to do to show him that this is real and worth fighting for?

***Rebel is the first book in the Ballsy Boys Series and is a super sexy MM romance with plenty of good times. While this book and this series do contain some instances of sex outside of the main relationships, they DO NOT contain cheating.

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“You really don’t have to come up. I have a shitty little apartment. It’s nothing like your place,” I tell Rebel. “Plus, I’m obviously not up for fooling around.”

“I don’t give a shit.”

I scoff and shake my head but don’t argue further. If we keep hanging out without fucking around, what does that make us? Friends? Something else?

In my apartment, I cringe inwardly, imagining what Rebel must be thinking as he steps into the one room that holds my whole life. Usually when I have a guy in here, we’re too busy getting naked for me to worry what they think of my living space. And, beyond that, I can’t imagine I’d care what any of those randoms think anyway.

“If you don’t have tea, how about I make you some soup or something?”

“Why are you doing this?” I eye him skeptically.

“What? Do you want something more substantial? I can make a sandwich.”

“No, I mean why are you being so nice?”

Rebel’s eyebrows furrow, and the corners of his lips tug down in a frown. There’s a sharp sadness in his striking blue eyes that makes me want to shove him away or crawl into bed and hide for a week, anything to get away from the pity.

“We’re friends, right?” Rebel asks.

“You’ve had your dick in both my mouth and my ass.”

“So…best friends?”

I want to laugh, but the pain meds are starting to wear off, and my nose is starting to throb. “I’m not usually friends with guys I fuck around with,” I explain for what I feel like is the hundredth time since meeting Rebel.

“Then who are you usually friends with?”

My mouth opens and closes like a dumbass fish. I’m not sure if he was trying to throw shade, but damn if he didn’t get me. “I don’t have friends,” I finally admit with a little bite in my tone. I don’t want friends, and I don’t need friends.

“We’re friends; deal with it. Now, soup?” He skirts around me into my kitchen, leaving me at a loss for words. “Why don’t you lay down on the couch and find something for us to watch? I’ll bring you some food, and we’ll get a dose of the painkillers the ER prescribed into you, and you can sleep through the worst of the pain.”

I almost ask again why he’s doing this, but decide that whatever his motivation, it feels nice to be taken care of for a change. I settle onto the couch and put on the second season of Stranger Things.

It’s not long before Rebel brings me a bowl of soup, a second dose of the painkillers, and a glass of water.

“Thank you.”

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Review – Broken Beautiful Hearts by Kami Garcia

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars


”A striker has to have guts and take risks. You have to know when to pass or take the shot.”

There’s nothing more THRILLING than meeting an author’s words for the first time. It’s a HUGE HIGH. In a matter of minutes after meeting her words, Kami Marin Garcia rose to the top of my list of favorite YA romance authors and is a new top author of mine.

When you end a story crying, you know it’s a story that speaks to the soul. Kami Garcia’s words SLAYED MY SOUL!!! I couldn’t put Broken Beautiful Hearts down! An outstanding young adult meets mixed martial arts romance, Broken Beautiful Hearts gently explores broken trust, the lasting effects of inner scars, and the power of friends and loving family to help in the healing. Broken Beautiful Hearts is YA romance at its BEST!

”So this thing between us is a mistake?”

His eyes search mine.

“Because the way I feel when I’m with you feels like the opposite of every mistake I’ve ever made.”

Broken Beautiful Hearts is an ACHINGLY ADDICTIVE story of love, family, friends, heartbreak, and delicious angst. Peyton and Owen are two broken hearts trying to heal as they become whole together. I adored and admired this hero and heroine who are warriors in the battle of life.

”I’ll do whatever you want, Peyton? Haven’t you figured that out by now?”

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This book is BROKEN BEAUTY. Broken Beautiful Hearts is a slow burn that blasts through your heart— setting it ablaze—where you feel every flame igniting inside you, you FEEL EVERYTHING. I swooned. I smiled. I shattered. I cried. I craved more. Broken Beautiful Hearts is RAW and REAL, and I LOVED IT with every piece of my heart!

I’m not looking for a happily ever after. I want a happily even after. The kind of happiness you have to earn.

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From #1 New York Times–bestselling author Kami Garcia comes a red-hot romance that will break your heart and put it back together again.

Her heart has to break before it can open.

When star soccer player Peyton Rios receives an offer from her first-choice college, senior year starts off exactly as planned. But when Peyton uncovers her boyfriend’s dark secret, she confronts him—and finds herself falling down a flight of stairs. Peyton’s knee—and maybe her dream of going pro—is shattered. Everyone is talking: Was she pushed, or did she fall? Peyton knows the truth, even if no one believes her.

He has to let someone in before it’s too late.

With her future on the line, Peyton goes to stay with her uncle in a small Tennessee town to focus on her recovery. Dating is the last thing on her mind—until she meets sweet, sexy Owen Law.

But Peyton doesn’t trust her heart, especially when she senses that Owen is hiding something. When their secrets are finally exposed, Peyton has to decide if love is worth fighting for.

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This is not how I envisioned celebrating my big news. I reach for my phone to check the time, wondering if it’s too early to head home. But it isn’t in my pocket. Nothing but lip balm, house keys, and Reed’s car keys. God forbid he carry anything except his phone. I pat down my coat. “I lost my phone.”

“It’s probably in the car, like the last three times you lost it. I need to run to the bathroom and then I’ll help you find it,” Tess says.

The line for the bathroom is six people deep. I can’t wait that long. “All my voice mails are on it.”

Tess knows that by all I really mean one—the last message from my dad. It’s the reason I’ve had the same phone for a year and a half, even though it barely holds a charge.

“I bet it’s in the car,” she says. “Don’t worry.”

“I’m just going to run out and check.” I leave through the back door.

Outside, a stone retaining wall snakes down the hill beside the house. The wall separates a paved footpath from the long driveway. My arm scrapes against the rock as I rush toward the steps at the end of the walk- way that lead down to the street.

Reed parked his car across from the steps, and I can’t get it unlocked fast enough. I search for my phone in the front seat and between the crevices of the center console.

Nothing.

Think. Retrace your steps.

When we got in Reed’s car I tossed my jacket in the back seat. My phone could’ve fallen out of the pocket. I lean between the front seats and grope around.

Come on. Please be here.

What if it’s not?   

My chest tightens. I can’t lose Dad’s message.

Reed’s car is full of junk—hand wraps, sparring pads, sweaty T-shirts, and empty energy drinks. His smelly gym bag is open on the floor. I dig through it until my fingers hit something rectangular and smooth.

A box.

I take it out of the bag, expecting a cheap plastic box like one Reed uses as a first aid kit. But this box is glossy black cardboard, like a gift box.

Reed doesn’t do surprises, and he thinks presents are a waste of money. The only gift he has given me in the seven months we’ve been together was for my birthday. And Tess and Mrs. Michaels don’t have birthdays anytime soon.

My stomach bottoms out.

All the time he’s been spending at the gym . . . What if Reed hasn’t been there every night?

Things have been off between us for a while and I’m not a fan of his recent mood swings, but I’d never cheat on him. That doesn’t mean he wouldn’t.

The box doesn’t have a store name or logo printed on it, and it’s a weird size—too big for a bracelet and too deep for a necklace. A watch, maybe?

I open the lid.

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Audio Review – From Ashes by KM Neuhold

5 out 5 stars

This book absolutely 100% stole my heart. I was instantly in love with Knox and Adam. They both have the sweetest, kindest hearts and souls. This was also my first book by this author. I will tell you that after listening to this audio book, I will either be reading or listening to every book K. M. Neuhold writes! She is now on my must read list.

We meet Knox in the most unimaginable state. He has withstood so many hardships at such a young age that noone should have to go through. He is so vulnerable but meeting Adam on an app gives him hope. He just has to go through hell to get to him.

Adam lost his younger brother to a drug overdose, and now feels such guilt over the secret he’s been hiding his whole life, being bisexual! He feels that maybe if he had told him that he wouldn’t have felt so alone. This leaves him feeling the need to help anyone that reminds him of his brother. When he meets Knox online, he immediately is drawn to him, but when Knox suddenly disappears he feels hopeless and like he let someone else down. He believes Knox is dead.

When Knox shows up at Heathens Ink, Adam has no idea who he is but will not turn away a soul in need. He soon finds out that this is his Knox and the rest is history. This book is so good that you can’t get enough. The past never goes away though and it may just bring everything they have crashing down on them.

FROM ASHES

HEATHENS INK SERIES, BOOK 3

K.M. NEUHOLD

M/M ROMANCE

AUDIO RELEASE: 01.18.18

NARRATOR: Kenneth Obi

COVER DESIGN: K.M. Neuhold

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“When the broken man with scarred skin walked into Heathens, askedfor a job, and showed me a sketch of a phoenix, it felt like fate.”~ Adam

It started with an anonymous post by someone who didn’t want to live anymore. I read it over and over again, unable to get it out of my mind. What if my brother Johnny had posted something like this before he’d taken his own life? Would someone have been able to save him?

I’ve been living a lie for 16 long years and I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be able to keep it up. And when a beautiful, broken man walks into my tattoo shop asking for a second chance at life, I know I’ll never be able to turn him away.

“When I was so far down I couldn’t even see the light, a stranger reached in to save me”~ Nox

I didn’t have anything to live for, until a kind stranger pulled me back from the brink. With physical and emotional scars I have nowhere to turn now but to that same stranger who saved my life without realizing it. But as my feelings for Adam grow, will I ever be anything other than a surrogate for the brother he couldn’t save? Am I even worthy of his love?

**From Ashes is the third book in the Heathens Ink series, each book in the series CAN be read as a standalone.

CAUTION: this book contains graphic descriptions of domestic violence and drug use that may be disturbing to some readers.

The afternoon flies by as quickly as the morning had with a combination of appointments and walk-ins filling up my schedule all the way until closing time.

While Nox and I clean up my workspace Gage pops his head in.

“Hey, I’m going to be heading over to Rainbow House tonight, won’t be home ‘til late.”

“Okay, tell everyone I say hi and that I’ll do my best to stop by soon.”

“Is Rainbow House a bar or something?” Nox asks once Gage is gone.

“No, it’s a halfway house for LGBTQ teens who don’t have anywhere to go.”

Nox’s lips part on a quiet gasp and his eyes glaze over slightly.

“That’s so amazing. You volunteer to help homeless LGBTQ teens?”

“It’s no big deal,” I shrug off the awe in his voice. I love working with the kids down at R.H., but it’s not enough. Nothing will ever be enough.

“It is a big deal. You are like a real-life superhero,” Nox insists.

I feel myself blush and wave off his praise.

“I’m no superhero,” I argue. “I’m just doing what I can so no one has to feel as helpless and alone as Johnny did.”

“I’m going to have to think of a superhero name for you,” Nox carries on as though he didn’t hear my protest. “Hmm, let’s see…what about lumberjack man?”

“What? That’s terrible, what would my superpower even be?”

“The ability to chop wood super-fast.”

“I feel like there’s a sexual innuendo in there somewhere.”

Nox barks out a laugh.

“I’d love to go help out at Rainbow House sometime,”Nox says casually, but his expression is anything but. I can tell it would mean a lot to him to help some kids who are in a position he’s familiar with.

“Do you mind my asking how you ended up on the streets? Were your parent’s dicks about the gay thing or what?”

“It’s kind of embarrassing.”

“You don’t have to tell me if you’re uncomfortable. I was being nosey, forget I even asked,” I backpedal, realizing what a dick question that was.

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Review – Combust by K. Bromberg

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Combust by K. Bromberg

My rating: 6 of 5 stars


”Love is rarely pretty. It’s messy. It’s complicated. It’s often ugly, but that’s how you know when it’s right.”

When you read a book that MOVED YOU SO MUCH that you’re not sure if you can put your feels into words, you have to JUST JUMP and pour your emotions into a review that can do the beloved book justice. K. Bromberg’s knack for humor, wit, soul, and sensitivity shines in her latest heart-hitter of a love story, Combust. COMBUST TOUCHED ME DEEPLY. I FELT SO MUCH!!! Combust made me melt. Made me feel. Made me break. Made me believe. Made me think. Made me value life. Made me want to always fight for love. Made me want to find my strong and conquer some important things I’ve brushed aside. Made me believe. MADE ME LOVE … so very much!

This is the story of a big-hearted and unabashedly beautiful woman who is learning to love and value herself, and a gorgeous and generous man who is learning to finally rise after falling. This is the story of a song-writer, Dylan, and a fire-fighter, Grady, who forge a deep connection more powerful than the sun. This is the story of two broken beauties, two broken hearts learning to be whole together. This is the story that BROKE ME IN THE BEST WAY, and I’d let Combust break me again and again.

A broken hero and heroine drawn are together.

Broken sees broken.
Darkness sees darkness.
Like sees like.

”We drive into the dark.
Crash into the wall.
How do we find our way back from this endless free fall?”

Grady defines HERO in every way! Grady is gorgeous, humorous, and kind, a beacon of light fused with dark. I LOVED this man of many layers. Grady and his damaged heart—both I wanted to save. He couldn’t be saved until her. Until Dylan crosses his path and shows him the light in the dark.

Take.
Her kiss.
Her breath.
His patience.
My anger.

From the first page of the Prologue, I loved the fierce and feisty Dylan, and I never stopped. Beautiful Dylan is a dreamer with new-found strength in spades. Her spirit has been shattered but Grady is helping her put together the pieces. I admired this tender-hearted heroine so much!

”Oh, the man can talk a good game.”

“It isn’t talking the good game you should be worrying about. It’s if a man can back it up with his actions.”

K. Bromberg creates the best characters, contradictions of hard and soft, and dark and light. Dylan and Grady are HERO AND HEROINE PERFECTION!!! This hero and heroines’ humorous and heated banter with innuendos was INTOXICATING!!! The witty writing made me chuckle. I loved these kindred spirits so much who MELTED ME with their darkness mixed with light! These two imperfectly perfect and shattered souls made each other whole.

”Tell me you want this.”

Combust hums with a razor-sharp INTENSITY that cuts like a knife, slicing through the soul. My heart beat out of my chest, pulsing in rhythm to the tension pounding throughout the story. Delicious tension, tension so thick I could cut it with a knife. I loved this angst that Combust delivered. I needed it. I craved every bit. I CRAVED EVERY WORD OF COMBUST.

”You are my shot in the dark.
The flame I can’t put out.
The dream I need to walk away from.”

Combust is as scorching HOT as it is HEARTFELT. This story strikes you with a match, heating your body, as your FEELS ARE ON FIRE! Combust is a romance that blazes your body and ignites your feels in flames but it’s so much MORE. It’s about slaying demons and surviving. It’s about facing the past and embracing the future. It’s about continuing to fight for yourself when you’ve lost all the will. It’s about embracing your flaws and seeing that they make you the most beautiful—PERFECTLY IMPERFECT. It’s about learning to love yourself. It’s about rising up after you fall down.

”It’s okay to forget what hurt you, but just remember to never forget what it taught you.”

Like Macallan whiskey, K. Bromberg infuses shots of potent and powerful wisdom in her words. Bits of truth that you can’t help but take to heart and feel with all your heart. It’s no surprise that K. Bromberg’s heart-hitting stories always do more than entertain: THEY INSPIRE. Combust is a story that will inspire and empower you while warming your heart. K. Bromberg’s words bring hope to hopelessly-seeming heroes and you can’t help but soak up that hope too. You can’t help but be infused with that Macallan, that whiskey in words. You can’t help but want to fight those fires burning your soul and holding you hostage from life. You can’t help but want to JUST JUMP. Rise after life made you fall.

”Face everything and rise.”

A superbly told tale of scorching heat meets heartbreak and healing, Combust is a journey felt until the end. This story is FEELS ON FIRE! Every FEEL was on fire as I BURNED from this book!!! I FELT EVERYTHING!!! I had tears in my eyes nearly the whole time reading as my emotions combusted all over the pages. I profess my mad love for COMBUST!!! There are not enough stars for this soul-stirring scorcher. I CAN’T LOVE COMBUST ENOUGH!!! It’s heat. It’s heart. It’s heartbreak. It’s hope. It’s healing. It’s heroism. It’s so much more than I can pen into words. COMBUST IS EVERYTHING!!!

This quote sums up how hard Combust hit me:

”You’re under my skin.
You’ve tattooed my soul.”

A TOP 2018 & LIFETIME READ!!!

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From New York Times Bestselling author, K. Bromberg, comes a new standalone book. Just how hot will firefighter Grady Malone turn up the heat?

Songwriter Dylan McCoy has been burned.

By her boyfriend she found in her bed . . . with someone else. 

By the contract she signed that obligates her to work with him until the songs for his new album are complete.

By her agent when she asked Dylan to keep their breakup on the down-low.

When she finds herself in Sunnyville, she refuses to let her new roommate burn her too. Still . . . a rebound has never looked so good.

That’s her first thought when she sees firefighter Grady Malone. 
Sexy. Charismatic. Unapologetic. He’s a man who carries his own scars—the ones on his back, the survivor’s guilt on his soul, and the fear in his heart.

When an unexpected visitor puts their roommate status to the test, will their undeniable attraction burn out, or will they both take a chance and play with fire?

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A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow.

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Since publishing her first book in 2013, Kristy has sold over one million copies of her books across sixteen different countries and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over twenty-five times. Her Driven trilogy (Driven, Fueled, and Crashed) is currently being adapted for film by Passionflix with the first movie slated to release in the summer of 2018.

She is currently working on her Everyday Heroes trilogy. This series consists of three complete standalone novels—Cuffed, Combust, and Cockpit (late spring 2018)—and is about three brothers who are emergency responders, the jobs that call to them, and the women who challenge them.

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Review – Midnight Blue by LJ Shen

Midnight Blue by LJ Shen 

My rating: 6 out of 5 stars

Before I start I want to make it abundantly clear that I could only choose 5 stars for this review but actually NO AMOUNT of stars could ever rate this book.. I’ve sat on this review for days now. Not because I didn’t know what to say, it was because I feared I’d say to much. Midnight Blue is not one of those books that you can read and easily sum up. The book it’s self has SO MANY hidden layers and depths that even attempting to fully convey everything I loved so much about this book will be impossible. 

If you don’t know LJ Shen, have never picked up one of her books and fallen deep into her stories, then I beg of you, please do so. You cannot go wrong with any book of hers that you read but something about Midnight Blue made an already incredible author a truly PHENOMENAL author. LJ Shen has this way of RUINING you with her words but it’s a good kind of ruin. A beautiful burn shall we say? Seriously she’s an author who’s books I could ONLY EVER read and I would never tire of them. 

From the very start Midnight Blue is a consuming, complex novel that burrows itself deep into the heart and soul and BURNS, the most incredible, beautiful burn. The angst and feeling and emotion and depth of this book is out of this world. How LJ Shen wrote this book how she did is beyond me. There is intensity and passion and power, darkness, anger and pain, lust, love and beauty. It just about covers every emotion, every feeling. 

Alex and Indie are a couple that are forever unforgettable. There will NEVER be a couple like these ever again. I cannot even begin to tell you how epic they are, together AND individually. Together they are DYNAMITE. Individually they are the spark, the initial fire, the inevitable burn. Together they got under my skin, flowed through my blood. Individually they invaded my heart, head and soul, tattooing themselves on me forever. I loved them, their story, their amazing highs and devastating lows. Following the journey of a couple like Alex & Indie has never been so captivating. 

I honestly could say more, spill more about what makes this book good, great in fact. I could talk forever, the book hangover after Midnight Blue is REAL. The only problem with me talking too much is that YOU, the person reading this now learns too much about the book. I went into Midnight Blue with the blurb and the knowledge that a few book friends had read it and loved it. I really want the same for YOU. THIS book is better devoured with no other knowledge. But if you must know something about this book know this…

This book IS phenomenal. 

This book WILL ruin you.

This book is LJ Shen’s BEST.

BEST storyline, BEST characters, BEST love, BEST EVERYTHING! And that’s coming from me who had Scandalous as my FAVE book of all time.  Now Midnight Blue is in that position and let me tell you it’s going to take A LOT for another book to even get close to this one.

From bestselling author L.J. Shen, comes a new, standalone, contemporary romance.

It should have been easy.
I needed the money. He needed a babysitter to keep him from snorting himself to death.
I was cherry-picked especially for him. Responsible. Optimistic. Warm. Innocent.
The worst part is that I should have known better.
Alex Winslow. British rock star. Serial heartbreaker. Casanova with whiskey eyes.
“Don’t get near the devil in a leather jacket. He’ll chew you up and spit you out.”
Guess what? I didn’t listen.
I signed the contract.
World tour. Three months. Four Continents. One hundred shows.
My name is Indigo Bellamy, and I sold my soul to a tattooed god.
Problem was, my soul wasn’t enough for Alex Winslow. He ended up taking my body, too.
Then he took my heart.
Then he took my all.

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Review – Keep Her Safe by K.A. Tucker

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Keep Her Safe
by K.A. Tucker

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I just finished KEEP HER SAFE by K.A. Tucker in an hours-long marathon read. I never read the blurb and dove in blindly. When I picked up this book and began reading, I wasn’t sure if this crime-solving story was for me. I was uncertain whether I could get into this tale of more thrills and chills than romance. Then after just a few pages … BOOM! I was BREATHLESS as I was UTTERLY BEGUILED with this book!!! Like fireworks on the Fourth of July, I was ALL IN! I’ve was never into crime-solving suspense until now. Now I was glued to a novel that suddenly gripped me hard, holding me in its clutches. Keep Her Safe CLICKED and I was HOOKED!!!

I was UTTERLY SPELLBOUND … SPINNING from this sea of suspense where I was rendered SPEECHLESS!!! My HEART POUNDED with each page as I felt the current of Keep Her Safe flow through me. Keep Her Safe kept me turning the pages, anxious for answers. I began solving the crimes with these characters as this suspense slowly unfolded. I was immersed into this story as a detective solving the crime … the mystery. Keep Her Safe gives voices to victims where I not only wanted but NEEDED justice for these characters and story that FELT REAL.

”I sold my soul for what I did and there ain’t no coming back from that.”

A hero and heroine, childhood friends, want answers as they solve a crime that involved their police officer parents. A hero and heroine risk danger for justice. A hero and heroine risk everything for everything and somehow forge a deep connection along the way.

I kiss her like I want her to pine over me. I kiss her like I want to remember this moment in case we never have another chance.

With its keen level of detail and elements of danger, Keep Her Safe leaps to life so vividly, as if you’re watching a movie your head. This is a MASTERFULLY TOLD mystery meets thriller threaded with romance. Keep Her Safe is a HEART-POUNDING PUZZLE—unfolding with precision—with pieces you’ll put together to the end. A rich, stunning suspense with sharp twists, you’ll be dying to talk about the book with a reader or ten. Keep Her Safe appeals to the thrill seeker, the mystery solver, and those who love a lot of excitement with their romance. EXPLOSIVE and ENTHRALLING, Keep Her Safe is ROMANTIC SUSPENSE at its best!!!

”Keep her safe, will you?”

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 heart-pounding suspenseful stars

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Making a Murderer meets Scandal in this story of police corruption, family secrets, and illicit affairs from bestselling author K.A. Tucker, celebrated for her “propulsive plot twists and searing seduction” (USA TODAY).

Noah Marshall has known a privileged and comfortable life thanks to his mother, the highly decorated chief of the Austin Police Department. But all that changes the night she reveals a skeleton that’s been rattling in her closet for years, and succumbs to the guilt of destroying an innocent family’s life. Reeling with grief, Noah is forced to carry the burden of this shocking secret.

Gracie Richards wasn’t born in a trailer park, but after fourteen years of learning how to survive in The Hollow, it’s all she knows anymore. At least here people don’t care that her dad was a corrupt Austin cop, murdered in a drug deal gone wrong. Here, she and her mother are just another family struggling to survive…until a man who clearly doesn’t belong shows up on her doorstep.

Despite their differences, Noah and Gracie are searching for answers to the same questions, and together, they set out to uncover the truth about the Austin Police Department’s dark and messy past. But the scandal that emerges is bigger than they bargained for, and goes far higher up than they ever imagined.

Complex, gritty, sexy, and thrilling, Keep Her Safe solidifies K.A. Tucker’s reputation as one of today’s most talented new voices in romantic suspense.

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Review – Bad For You by J. Daniels

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Bad for You by J. Daniels

My rating: 6 of 5 stars


”Good deeds hold more weight, especially when they aren’t motivated or asked of a person. They show true character. The person you are deep down.”

With a big smile on my face and tears etched in my eyes, I BASKED IN THE BEST BOOK BLISS from Author J. Daniels’ BAD FOR YOU. I DEVOURED this STUNNINGLY SHATTERING STORY in less than 24 hours and Bad For You devoured me. This love story is a SLOW BURN that blazes in a fire of feels. EMOTIONAL. EXPLOSIVE. ENDEARING. EVERYTHING!!!

One page and…
Bad For You hijacked my heart and struck my soul.

One page and…
Bad For You consumed me, claiming every part of me, commanding every feel.

One page and…
I was ALL IN…body…heart…soul…everything.

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

”I was nothing to nobody. That’s who I am.”

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I’ve not only wanted but NEEDED Stitch’s story since I last met him in Hit the Spot. Sean, AKA, Stitch, this big, gorgeous, grizzly, gritty beast of a man holds a beautiful heart hidden beneath that rough exterior. Oh did Stitch burrow himself into my heart. I LOVED HIM!! This broken and beautiful man CAUGHT and CLAIMED every ounce of me! Stitch WRECKED ME … OWNED ME … making me feel this beautifully broken man so hard!!!

”You need to quit lookin’ at me like I’m worth lookin’ at. I’m not. I’m nobody. I’m nothing to nobody.”

Shayla is an angel, a beautiful spark of sweetness, strength, and sass who is Stitch’s soulmate. She is cool and fun. I admired her courage and tenacity most of all. I ADORED this big-hearted beauty! Stitch needs Shayla’s sweet sunshine in his gloomy world.

Light bleeds with dark …
Sunshine eclipses the storms …
Hope springs to life.

”You deserve to be wanted. I want you. I want you so much.”

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An ALL-CONSUMING and AWE-INSPIRING roller coaster of a romance, Bad For You dances between dark and light, shredding the soul and hypnotizing the heart. Bad For You is so realistic that it’s hard to believe it’s fiction through the end. This story tears you in half and then stitches you back together.

Bad For You rendered me EMOTIONALLY BARE and BLEEDING as it BROKE MY HEART IN THE BEST WAY!!! This soulful story TOUCHED ME DEEPLY!!! I was MOVED as a friend, as a lover, as a sister, as a wife, as a mother. Bad For You stole every smile … every sigh … every swoon … every tear …. every feel … everything! The FEELS … Bad For You has ALL THE FEELS! Bad For You was EVERYTHING!!! Bad For You was my KRYPTONITE and I NEED MORE.

”You were never nothing.”

A TOP 2018 READ!!! Bad For You is J. Daniels’ BEST BOOK EVER!!! Bad For You will BLOW YOU AWAY!!!

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 beautifully broken ‘kryptonite’ stars

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Shayla Perkins isn’t the kind of girl who makes the same mistake twice, especially when it comes to Sean “Stitch” Molina. So when he gives her the world’s biggest rejection, that’s it—she’s done. Until the sexy, silent, unavailable Sean makes Shay a very personal offer. Of course, it still doesn’t mean he’s interested in her. Or does it?

Sean has done things in life. Bad things. And he’s paid the price. All he wants now is to make up for his past by doing good in the present. And no one deserves more good than Shay. Beautiful on the inside and out, Shay is the kind of woman who should be cared for and protected—especially from a man like Sean. He’s tried to keep his feelings for her in check, but a single, reckless impulse pulls them closer than ever before.

Soon the two are sharing their biggest dreams and satisfying their deepest desires. But what will happen if the only way to truly give one another want they want most . . . is to let each other go?

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Review – xo, Zach by Kendall Ryan

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xo, Zach
by Kendall Ryan

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


”If it’s meant to be, maybe we’ll meet again.”

Dear Zach,

I LOVE YOU!!! I really do!!! You’re so down-to-earth that I will swear you’re real. Your smoldering looks with green eyes that match mine along with that sweet and sexy side?!? You’re the whole package, baby! You ooze romance and I felt it and you, I really did. You, my Zach, are the ultimate hero and oh did I fall for you … so hard. I really did. I still am falling.

xo,

Karen

xo Zach

Kendall Ryan delivers a slow burn of a love story spiked with heat and heart, and threaded with the most delicious angst in xo, Zach. The witty writing is simply SPELLBINDING! xo, Zach will have you practically shoving this charmingly stubborn hero and heroine together. This slow burn will drive you wild and its delicious sexual tension will heat every ounce of you. xo, Zach is as endearingly sweet as it is enticingly hot.

”I was so far in this that backing down wasn’t an option once we locked eyes.”

You’ll fall hard for Zach and Poppy along with the charming secondary characters too!!! This hero and heroines’ addicting cat-and-mouse game will have you glued to this story to uncover every piece. Poppy and Zach just melt together!!!

”Do you know how you affect me? I don’t think you do.”

It’s SWEET. It’s SWOONY. It’s SIZZLING. It’s DOWNRIGHT PERFECT! xo, Zach is an old-fashioned, feel-good love story that is a MUST-READ ROMANCE for the die-hard romantic. I LOVED this love story!!!

Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
Oh xo, Zach,
I’m still thinking about you.
~ Karen

”If given the chance, I think I could love you.”

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The first time we met was at a party.

Your ex arrived to show off the person he’d left you for last month, and you asked me to pretend to be your date.

I was more than happy to help. You were attractive, smart and witty–and that kiss we shared? It left me wanting you for days.

The second time we met was in my office on campus where we were both surprised to discover you were the new master’s degree student in poetry that I would be working with. You promised to be professional. I did no such thing.

The late nights and intense study sessions spent alongside you majorly throw me off my game. I want you, and I fight with myself daily over this fact.

I know I’m crass, that my sexual innuendos and dirty mouth annoy you, but I live for those two bright spots of color in your cheeks. If that’s the only reaction I can get out of you, I’ll gladly take it.

You hate Mondays so every Monday I slip an anonymous poem into your bag and your smile gets me through the week.

I think I’m falling for you, and I know it’s wrong. I know that I’m only supposed to be the adviser to your program and nothing more, but here’s the thing. I think you’re falling for me too.

xo, Zach

 


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Review – Relay by Layla Reyne 

4 out of 5 stars 

 I have been anticipating this book for months. It’s not everyday that you come across a swimming series and after Irish and Whiskey, I just knew we were in for a treat. I had one tiny issue with the book that explains why 4 stars instead of 5. I felt the ending to abrupt, but I know we’re getting getting another book that will provide some of the pieces I felt we missed at the end. 


It was definitely a second chance almost haters to lovers. There was alot of animosity between Alex and Dane. A showdown 10 years in the making. It made for a hell if a ride as they navigated all the battles thrown their way. I’m definitely looking forward to book 2.


 “Layla Reyne does a fantastic job portraying the pressures and delights of being an elite athlete, and how questing for the gold and going after a second chance at romance with the man you never fell out of love with are complex, emotionally intense pursuits. I was rooting for Alex and Dane from the beginning to the end, both in and out of the pool.”

-Tamsen Parker, USA Today Bestselling author of the Snow and Ice Games series

Title: Relay

Series: Changing Lanes #1

Publisher: Riptide Publishing

Release Date (Print & Ebook): January 8th, 2018

Length (Print & Ebook): ~ 63,000 words

Subgenre: M/M Contemporary Sports Romance

Link: Publisher: http://riptidepublishing.com/titles/relay

Book Blurb:

Captain is not a title Alejandro “Alex” Cantu takes lightly. Elected by his teammates to helm the US Men’s Swim Team, he proudly accepts the role, despite juggling endless training, team administrative work, and helping out on the family farm. And despite his ex-lover, Dane Ellis—swimming’s biggest star—also making the Olympic Team.

Dane has been a pawn in his celebrity parents’ empire from crib to pool, flashing his camera-ready smile on demand and staying deeply in the closet. Only once did he drop the act—the summer he fell in love with Alex. Ten years later, Dane longs to cut his parents’ strings, drop his too-bright smile, and beg Alex for another chance.

Alex, though, isn’t ready to forgive and forget, and Dane is a distraction he doesn’t need on his team, until an injury forces Alex to accept Dane as his medley relay anchor. Working together, their passion reignites. When Dane’s parents threaten reprisal and Alex is accused of doping, the two must risk everything to prove Alex’s innocence, to love one another, and to win back their spots on the team, together.


 

 Dane’s gaze shot to Alex’s reflection in the mirror, and he dropped the razor. He was sure it clattered against the sink, but he couldn’t hear it for the blood whooshing in his ears. Blood that beelined south as his gaze made a similar journey down Alex’s body. The mesh top showed off his broad chest better than Dane had imagined, and those ratty jeans fit just shy of decent. It wasn’t like he hadn’t seen Alex shirtless and in jammers daily, but that was Alex the swimmer.

Unreachable. A safe distance away.

This was Alex the man. Standing five feet behind him.

Looking like everything Dane had ever wanted.

His gaze swept back up and met Alex’s in the mirror. He held the heated stare until it burned, then cast his eyes aside with a muttered “Fuck.”

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Author Layla Reyne was raised in North Carolina and now calls San Francisco home. She enjoys weaving her bi-coastal experiences into her stories, along with adrenaline-fueled suspense and heart pounding romance. When she’s not writing stories to excite her readers, she downloads too many books, watches too much television, and cooks too much food with her scientist husband, much to the delight of their smushed-face, leftover-loving dogs.

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Review – The Thing About Love by Kim Karr

The Thing About Love by Kim Karr 

“He was the Ying to my crazy Yang. He was my perfect. He was my soulmate.”

The Thing About Love is a beautiful, HOT, enemies to lovers, romance between two incredibly charismatic characters that are just MADE FOR EACH OTHER. 

Jake & Juliette have a sizzling connection. From the start these two start a fire and only burn hotter as the book progresses. Their whole story is brilliantly paced and believable. It is also emotional in some places, adding in a beautiful aspect that just makes this story what it is. 

I am forever a fan of Kim Karr. Her males are always spot on and so, so easy to fall in love with. Her females always have the perfect balance of sass and insecurity that make them real and connectable. Kim is most definitely kicking of 2018 with a great book and I urge everyone to read it!

An emotional and unforgettable new romance from New York Times bestselling author Kim Karr.

The whole stethoscope-and-white coat thing isn’t my cup of tea. 

I prefer a man with an artistic vein in his body. 9 – 5 hours. And I can definitely do without the half-lidded, sleepy bedroom eyes. (Okay, so those are kind of sexy.)

Tall, dark, and handsome doesn’t change the fact that he’s arrogant, cocky, and rude.

Not that I care, but he’s made it clear he wants nothing to do with a quirky girl like me, which is why he said no.

Turns out no isn’t an option.

I have a quickie wedding to plan, and Dr. Jake Kissinger doesn’t have a choice. He looks at our situation like he’s stuck with me, but in reality I’m stuck with him. Stuck with his pouty mouth. His long, lean body. And stuck with those loose, low riding scrub pants. (Okay, so the doctor thing is growing on me.)

When spending time together turns into more than it should, I know I’m in trouble.

He isn’t supposed to make my heart pound.

I’m not supposed to make him look twice.

And we aren’t supposed to spend the night together. (Okay, so he has more than one artistic vein in his body, and other places.)

Falling for him is definitely a mistake.

Here’s the thing…

Jake is unavailable, and I know it.

Just not in the way you might think.

I guess you can’t have your cake and eat it too.


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