Review  – No Filter by Nora Phoenix 

6 out of 5 stars

 To say  that I loved this book is an understatement. You do have to be open-minded while reading because of relationship dynamics that are unconventional, but there is absolutely no cheating involved. Plain and simple this is a love story filled with heartache, past pain and regrets, and 3 strong but broken men. Their story just completely sucked me in and left me hanging on every word. I turned pages so fast that I thought I’d break the kindle. 
I had no idea this was a debut novel for this author. She definitely showed her strength in writing this absolutely beautiful book. I will be counting down the clock for book 2.

 No Filter

No Shame Series Book 1

Nora Phoenix

M/M Romance

October 26, 2017

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Indy will do anything to prevent his mobster ex from finding him. Their last encounter left Indy recovering for months in the hospital, and ever since he’s become an expert at hiding in plain sight. Determined to stay under the radar, he takes on a new identity and moves from place to place. His life has no room for friendships, let alone love, so he keeps his heart firmly closed. After all, he has nothing to offer but a damaged body and a broken soul. Plus, he’s so done with men. Until he meets the man who breaks through all his defenses.

Former Army Medic Noah came back damaged from his last tour—in more than one way. Between supporting his best friend who’s struggling with PTSD, dealing with his own issues, and the stress of his job as a physician assistant, rebuilding his life seems impossible. There’s little time for what Noah needs, let alone for what he wants. When he meets Indy, Noah discovers what he wants more than anything: for Indy to stay.

Indy never expected the strong, confident Noah to be as damaged and broken as himself. But what will happen if he starts letting Noah in? Indy knows he should run to protect himself and Noah.

Noah needs Indy to stay more than anything. But will what little he has to offer be enough to make Indy trust him and stay?

No Filter is a steamy M/M romance that ends with a HFN, but with the promise of a HEA. It’s the first book in the No Shame Series, and is not a stand-alone novel. It contains hot sex, a hint of a ménage, lots of talk about hot sex, flashbacks of said hot sex, and…Oh well, you get the idea. Also: trigger warning for mentions of sexual abuse.

 Dressed in a T-shirt and flannel PJ bottoms, Indy made his way downstairs. Autumn had started, setting the trees in the yard on fire in an explosion of red, orange, and yellow, and bringing cold nights, but downstairs it was comfortably warm. Noah was reading the paper in his usual spot, but Josh was nowhere to be seen.

“Morning,” Indy said, always a bit shy at first when it was only him and Noah.

“Hey. How are you feeling?” Noah never failed to ask Indy this, and it wasn’t a polite question.

“Good. Haven’t my felt my ribs in two days, so I’m officially pain free.”

Indy grabbed a bowl from the cabinet.

“Perfect. We’ll cut off your cast today. I didn’t think you’d want to do an official hospital visit for that, right?”

Indy shook his head, carefully cutting a banana on a cutting board with one hand and putting it in the bowl. He took yogurt from the fridge. “Not if I can avoid it.”

“Well, you’re lucky you have a highly skilled medical professional at your disposal, who’s willing to do a house visit.”

Indy grinned as he sprinkled crunchy granola on top of his yogurt. “Don’t know about the highly skilled part, but at least he’s free.”

“That hurt.” A smile tugged at the corners of Noah’s mouth. “My price just went up.”

“Double times nothing is still nothing, you do realize that?” Indy took a bite of his breakfast. He loved these verbal matches with Noah almost as much as not having to worry about what to eat for breakfast every day.

“Who says it was free to begin with? I only offered my skilled services, never said they were free.”

“So what’s your price?” Indy asked, expecting Noah to launch another joke.

“I want you for the entire day,” Noah said.

Indy frowned, quickly chewing to empty his mouth. “What do you mean?”

Noah reached out and circled Indy’s good wrist with his right hand, gently pulled until Indy was standing between his legs. “It’s my day off, and Josh has some special therapy session, so he’s gone all day. I want to spend the entire day with you, and you have to do exactly what I tell you.”



 When she was a little tot, Nora’s mom got a library subscription for her. That, as they say, was that, and a lifelong love for books was born. Nora never stopped reading and doesn’t exaggerate when she says she devours books, rather than plain reads them. She started writing stories as soon as she could hold a pen, and wrote her first full book as a teen (on a typewriter!). It took her waaaay too long to follow her dream to become a romance author.

Nora writes M/M romance, because hello, sexy boys, and likes her men flawed, strong, and a tad broken. She appreciates a little kink, but insists on a happy ever after.


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Review – The Other Brother by Meghan Quinn


The Other Brother by Meghan Quinn

My rating: 6 of 5 stars

”The harder you love, the harder you fall.”

Sometimes you don’t have to read but a few lines or pages of a story to fall hard in love. When you end the first and last chapters of a tale in tears, tears that remain etched in your eyes the whole time reading, you know you’ve met your emotional match. Meghan Quinn’s The Other Brother was MY EMOTIONAL MATCH. Edge to edge. Feel to feel.

I have a WEAKNESS for second-chance love stories and I didn’t have to read but a few minutes for The Other Brother to OWN ME!!! Heart. Soul. Mind. All taken by this thief of a story. The Other Brother, this second-chance romance full of fire and feels, was my soulmate. My kryptonite. So perfect. SO PERFECT FOR ME.

From the minute I was reunited with Aaron, AKA ‘Smalls,’ in The Other Brother, he HAD ME…ALL OF ME. This gorgeous man, so beautiful and broken, broke me while holding my heart in his hands. Aaron is the perfect man—gorgeous, witty, sweet, brooding, broken, sexy, strong, and so caring. What I love the most about this hero is his vulnerability. I fell so HARD for this amazing alpha whose heart is as beautiful as the man himself.

Sometimes couples need to grow separately before they come back together. 

She was my rock, the one solid feature in my life. She was also my downfall.

Amelia is beautiful, sassy, and smart. When she returns to her hometown, she never expected to collide with her first love, Aaron. Aaron broke her heart once and she finally put the pieces together.

”I’ve chosen to forget about it . . . forget about you.”

These words CRUSHED ME, bursting hope like a popped balloon, as I hoped these soulmates would reconnect.

Can she feel how fast my heart is beating? Can she tell how much she still owns me?

I SHATTERED, breaking from these heartbreaking words. Words that pierced my heart. Words that shot straight to my soul. Words that meant so much. Aaron TOOK MY TEARS and STOLE MY HEART!!! I felt his heartbreak, emphasized with his struggles, and knew this man was everything!!!

I never got over him. I don’t think I ever will.

Sometimes love wasn’t sure to sustain the first time. Sometimes love needs a second chance as it wasn’t ready the first time. 

”I feel this pull between us. It’s real.”

I felt this pull too, this hero and heroines’ IMPENETRABLE CONNECTION, so caring and combustible. The passion penetrates between Amelia and Aaron, as their love is still raw and real. A love that never died. 

”You’re so confident,” I state, trying to calm my racing heart.

“I am. For once in my life, I’m sure of one thing. You’re mine.”

Oh Aaron! This is a hero who life constantly knocks down but keeps persevering, never giving up and I greatly admired his perseverance. Aaron has a beautiful soul, one as stunning as he is inside and out. If only Aaron would see his value, the light through the dark, the light that is Amelia, his shining star who has guided him for a lifetime.

”I’m not very good at seeing my worth.”

“I see the worth in you.”

I LOVED Amelia and Aaron together, and LOVED their story soooo hard! This couple felt REAL and their story is RELATABLE, as if their story could really happen, and that makes The Other Brother even more special. This tale of first love, the kind from soulmates, the one you root for to last forever, had me rooting for this couple to last a lifetime.


Megan Quinn has, hands-down, written her BEST BOOK YET: The Other Brother !!! This is one of my FAVORITE SECOND-CHANCE ROMANCES EVER!!! The Other Brother’s writing is PHENOMENAL: a magnetic mix of swoon and sorrow infused with hits of humor in a second-chance story woven in love. HEARTFELT MAGIC!!! I’m sorry Racer and Tucker, but Smalls delivered the biggest!!! With a broken hero with a beautiful soul and the strong and stunning woman who heals him, this story is a storm that strikes the soul!!! The hero and heroine were carved for each other like this soul-slaying second-chance romance was for me.

The Other Brother, this love story with all the heart that stole my heart, is EVERYTHING!!! This tale of broken love TOUCHED ME SO HARD!!! Words…mere WORDS…rendered me so full of FEELS where I still felt and am feeling everything long after the story has stopped. There are not enough words and not enough stars to capture my love for this emotionally-woven, second-chance romance…MY KRYPTONITE. The Other Brother is HEART-POUNDING PERFECTION!!!

A TOP 2017 read!!! 

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I got the call. The dreaded call every child fears. My dad wasn’t well, and the man who had always been my everything needed me.

There was only one thing to do; pack up and head back to my hometown. I had finally made my dream life in the city with the great job and loving boyfriend. But was there really a choice not to go?

I found a wonderful job, a quaint house to rent, my boyfriend was working on joining me in Binghamton, and my favorite pizza place was only miles away. Life was good.

Until I met my neighbor.

It’s been three years since I’d seen Aaron Walters, and my God is he all kinds of sexy gorgeous. Figures. He was supposed to be my forever, the man I grew old with, but he had different plans. How can a man who ripped my heart apart still trip me up? How can he make me still want him now more than ever?

I’m tempted, I’m drawn toward him, I’m completely and utterly unaware that I’m dating his biological brother.

Now two men own my heart. The question is, which brother will I choose?



Right on time, I’m impressed.

She doesn’t get out of her car right away, so I give her a second but then realize maybe she’s not exiting the vehicle because I have the key to the house and she has nowhere to go.

Wanting to make a good impression and seem approachable since I’m the property manager, I run my hand through my hair and adjust my jeans. I’m not wearing any fancy shit, but at least I don’t have holes in or paint stains on my clothes. I hop off my front porch and make my way toward her car, slowly, not wanting to scare her.

There is muffling coming from her car, voices I can’t quite hear, but I get the idea she’s finishing up a conversation, so I slow my pace drastically. That’s when I see her tilt her head down and look at me. From the reflection of the light off her windows, I can’t make out her features. I can only see a silhouette.

I lift a friendly hand in her direction to let her know I come in peace and make my way to her driveway. There is no wave back, but I do hear the telltale sound of her opening her car door. She steps out and when I round the vehicle, I catch the sun off her driver’s side window, temporarily blinding me.

Blinking my eyes a few times to calm my retinas, I bring her into focus.

“Aaron . . .”

Every hair on my body sticks straight up and my body goes still from that voice, that unmistakably sultry voice.

When she finally comes into view, I am met with a pair of hazel eyes I haven’t been able to get out of my head since the day she left town for bigger and better things.

“Amelia.” I clear my throat and take a step forward. “Wow, I uh . . .” Tongue-tied, that’s exactly what I am right now. “Didn’t expect to see you get out of that car.” I laugh nervously while I pull on the back of my neck, trying to comprehend what’s going on. I point with my thumb toward the house and ask, “You’re the new tenant?”

She nods and looks me over, taking her time with her perusal, her eyes burning a hole right through my clothes like they used to. When her eyes meet mine again, she asks, “You’re the property manager?”

I nod and swallow hard. “And neighbor.”

She presses her lips together, thinning them out. “What are the chances?” She laughs nervously.

“Yeah, especially since I thought your life was in the city.” I didn’t mean for that to come out rude, but it did. Gentling my voice, I ask, “What brings you back home?”

Staring at the ground, clutching her purse to her side, she says, “My dad. He’s, uh, not doing well.” Duh, Mrs. Ferguson mentioned something like that. I’m so damn overwhelmed and shocked right now though, that entire conversation I had with Mrs. Ferguson is not registering in my mind.

“Oh no.” My brow pinches together in concern. “What happened?”

She waves me off. “Nothing you need to worry about.” And just like that she shuts me down. Honestly, I’m surprised she said that much to me after how we ended things between us.

Yes, there was an us, a perfectly beautiful, love-filled us. Amelia Santos was the best thing to ever happen to me, and yet, she was also the worst. During a time where my heart broke from every uncaring glance from my mom, Amelia resurrected me from the ashes I would have otherwise drowned in. She was my rock, the one solid feature in my life.

She was also my downfall.

She was going places, and I wasn’t. She had opportunity, and I had none. She wanted me to move with her, and I couldn’t, but no way in hell would I hold her back. I barely made it out of my mom’s house. There were many days when I tried hard to earn a buck so I could find a place to live other than the homeless shelter where I spent many lonely nights. Amelia deserved better than that, so I pushed her away to achieve her dreams. Little did I know, breaking up with her would send me in the biggest downward spiral of my life. The only reason I’m the man I am today is because after hitting rock bottom, I knew things needed to change, and it was up to me to make something of myself. So I worked my ass off. And now at thirty, I can say proudly that I’m a co-owner of an up-and-coming construction company as well as the proud owner of a house in the heart of Hillcrest, a beautiful two-story house. I’m doing well for myself . . . at least that’s what I thought until Amelia stepped out of her car.

Now I’m questioning every little thing about my life leading to this point.



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Review  – Ruthless King  Meghan March 

My rating is 6 out if 5 stars
 Can you say 20 stars?  I know I’m going to have to alter this review for Amazon to accept it,  but HOLY FUCKING SHIT! What have you done to my sweet little Meghan?  This book just took her writing and elevated it to a whole new level,  one I never would’ve expected from her. This book is a testament to the extreme talent she possesses to tackle any and everything. I will be waiting with baited breath for book 2. You just went and changed the whole game. 

This book is dark and gritty and I believe the sexiest book ever written by Meghan. It pulls you in and has you hanging on every word waiting to see what Mount is up to next and believe me,  I never saw this ending coming. Omg.  I’m just on an adrenaline high right now after that last page. Come on book 2!


By Meghan March

Release Day October 17

Mount Trilogy Book 1

Get ready for the darker and dirtier side of New Orleans with a brand new alpha romance from USA Today bestselling author Meghan March.

New Orleans belongs to me. 
You don’t know my name, but I control everything you see—and all the things you don’t. 
My reach knows no bounds, and my demands are always met. 
I didn’t need to loan money to a failing family distillery, but it amuses me to have them in my debt. 
To have her in my debt. 
She doesn’t know she caught my attention. 
She should’ve been more careful. 
I’m going to own her. Consume her. Maybe even keep her. 
It’s time to collect what I’m owed. 
Keira Kilgore, you’re now the property of Lachlan Mount.

*Ruthless King is book one of the Mount Trilogy*


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Review & Exclusive Interview – Most of All You by Mia Sheridan


Most of All You by Mia Sheridan

My rating: 6 of 5 stars

Focus on the good things. Even when they’re simple. Then bury them deep so only you know where they are.

There is eternal and ethereal beauty in Mia Sheridan’s words. Beauty that breaks. Beauty that bleeds. Beauty that bonds. Beauty that breathes in every word. I was BREATHLESS after breathing the broken beauty, Most of All You. From the moment I began Most of All You, my heart was stripped bare—both shattering and soaring—as this story held my heart in its hands. Tethering itself to me, this tale twisted itself around my heart and never let go.

Beautiful and broken, Eloise, has been knocked down her life, a life of constant loss. Her heart is practically encased in armor, protecting it…protecting her. She has lost trust in the world, one that has constantly let her down.

Eloise had given up on hope until an angel crosses her path.

An angel named Gabriel…

Something about her…called to me.

Strong. Soulful. So beautiful inside and out. Gabriel has survived hell but lives as if he were in heaven…seeing the light among the darkness. I LOVED this hero so much, an angel who held my heart in his hands!!! I ADMIRED this hero’s tenacity and tenderness, such a stunning combination for a stunning soul.

He was asking too much, and I had so little to give.

A force pulls an angel to a broken soul—light to dark—a force of FATE. Gabriel sees the inner beauty shining through the pain…the promise…the potential. I MELTED from the MAGIC of this couple. I felt their UNDENIABLE CHEMISTRY and CONNECTION. I felt this hero and heroines’ SPARK too—their spiritual presence—as if they were soulmates. 

”You have the hands for creating beauty.”

“I don’t create beauty, Eloise, I just reveal what’s already there.”

These words?!? Through the heartfelt characters that Mia Sheridan flawlessly brings to life, I felt every emotion of theirs as mine. This book’s beauty bled through me, straight to the heart and soul. Most of All You is full of passion, poignancy, heartbreak, hope, healing, and a piece of heaven from above. I felt so many emotions entangle around every part of me. I FELT every word. I FELT EVERYTHING!!!


”And you, most of all, you…You get my heart, Eloise. You. And, God, I hope you want it. But if you don’t, I still won’t regret giving it to you.”

After the storm comes the sun. Where there is darkness, there is light. Where there is heartbreak, there is hope. Where there is hope, there is healing.

I was lost and the only one who could save me was myself.

My soul?!? Oh did my soul SHATTER and SOAR!!! This soul-shattering and soul-slaying story brought me to tears as every emotion was felt…every feel…EVERYTHING!!! Each broken character broke off a piece of my heart that Mia Sheridan mended in the most beautiful of ways. Most of All You is so HEARTBREAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!!

A visionary, a romantic, a dreamer, and a believer, you can’t help but feel Mia Sheridan’s heart and soul through her writing. With wondrous words filled with passion, promise, and poignancy, Mia Sheridan makes you believe in love against the odds…believe in light after darkness…believe in a spirit on earth…believe in the impossible. I forged a DEEP CONNECTION to this beauty in words, one so spiritual and soulful, where it felt as if I were dreaming while reading. Most of All You made me melt…made me break…made me think…MADE ME FEEL.

Sometimes that’s all hope is—just a sliver of distant light.


Complex yet simple. Dark yet light. Heartbreaking yet healing. Through symbolism and a spiritual presence infused with fate, Mia Sheridan brings hopeless to hopeful and love to life with words so full of PASSION that you can’t help but feel their POWERFUL PULL and tender touch. This story is SPECIAL—not just a romance but a life-altering journey that marks the heart and soul. Most of All You, has left an everlasting imprint on my heart…my soul…me. I’m tethered to this tale that is so touching, one that made my heart both fall and fly. Most of All You became most of all me.

Tell me I’m going to soar, Ellie.


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A broken woman . . .

Crystal learned long ago that love brings only pain. Feeling nothing at all is far better than being hurt again. She guards her wounded heart behind a hard exterior and carries within her a deep mistrust of men, who, in her experience, have only ever used and taken.

A man in need of help . . .

Then Gabriel Dalton walks into her life. Despite the terrible darkness of his past, there’s an undeniable goodness in him. And even though she knows the cost, Crystal finds herself drawn to Gabriel. His quiet strength is wearing down her defenses and his gentle patience is causing her to question everything she thought she knew.

Only love can mend a shattered heart . . .

Crystal and Gabriel never imagined that the world, which had stolen everything from them, would bring them a deep love like this. Except fate will only take them so far, and now the choice is theirs: Harden their hearts once again or find the courage to shed their painful pasts.



What would you be if you weren’t a writer? What or who gave you the inspiration to write this book? What food could you eat every day and still love? What show is your guilty pleasure? Describe your ideal ‘me’ day.

If I wasn’t a writer, I would still be a graphic designer (which is what I was in my “previous life”). 😀 But if I had to start all over again, I’d love to be an interior designer. I could spend ALL day looking at paint colors! 😀

  1. A quote I read last year (often attributed to Bob Marley) was the initial inspiration for this story. It goes: ” If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you won’t give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy. Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.” It totally knocked me for a loop and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Crystal and Gabriel were formed from my musings on those words.
  2. Potatoes in any and every form. I never met a potato I didn’t love.
  3. Teen Mom. (I know, I know, don’t judge!) 😀
  4. Sleeping in! A leisurely workout (I don’t love it during, but I always love it after and my whole day seems to go better when I fit one in). A peaceful shower, a large cup of coffee, hugs from my babies and husband, a little bit of work on some project or another around my home. After that I don’t need much more than a great book and a cozy spot to curl up in. ❤


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Review – Storm Runner by Nara Malone 


 3.5 stars 
I really thought the idea of an interactive story was extremely intriguing. You get 3 different roads to go down and then you Read to see how it all turns out. You could go back and choose different paths if you choose to for more  options. 
I chose the 2 geeky gamers and it was quite a hot scene.  Throw in a huge bus accident in the snow,  and you have some action thrown in. 

 A Pick-Your-Passion Interactive Romance

Trella gambled on hitting the big time as a singer/songwriter, vowing she’d be a star in a year. She wound up hungry, homeless, and jobless, with only a charity bus ticket to get her home. With a blizzard rolling in and planes grounded, the last bus out of town is a last chance to reach destinations for a host of strangers almost as desperate as she is.

When the storm leaves everyone stranded in a small town waiting out the blizzard, Trella takes the opportunity to turn her burgeoning fantasies into reality—and you’ll get to choose which path Trella takes to find the happy ending she desperately needs.

Will it be:

Bus line owner/driver, Greyson, who looks like he could double as the lead singer in a heavy metal band, and tempts her to explore the darker side of love.

Wounded warrior Diana, with her voice as sweet as Cajun honey, luring Trella to her with an erotic tale of southern heat on the bayou.

The two sexy gamer guys who enchant her with a VR fantasy world where two handsome knights wait to serve her every desire.

Where will love take you?

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 Whether it’s a shapeshifter romance exploring the primal power of the wild feminine, or BDSM romance where love digs into a character’s shadows, Nara believes romance should open the door and push lovers into a new dimension: sexually, emotionally, and sometimes physically. 

Nara Malone is an award winning novelist and poet. As a freelance journalist and writer, her feature profiles on women entrepreneurs and her romantic short stories have been published in newspapers, magazines, and digital publications.

Nara lives on a small farm in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains. When she’s not writing, she loves to run, hike, bike, and kayak. Every story she tells incorporates her love of animals, nature, and adventure.

Review – From This Moment by Melanie Harlow


From This Moment by Melanie Harlow

My rating: 6 of 5 stars

There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky. And you ask, “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, “What if you fly?”
~Erin Hanson

Have you ever read a book that has moved you so much that your heart and soul are still stuck in the story? I KNEW From This Moment by Melanie Harlow wouldn’t have to steal my heart; I’ll willingly surrender it along with my soul. Oh did I surrender everything as these heart-hitting words held me so hard!!! From the moment I began From This Moment, my heart was stripped bare—both SHATTERING and SOARING—as this story held my heart in its hands.

Witty. Strong. Beautiful. Broken. Beautiful Hannah was dealt one of life’s toughest blows. Now a widow with a young daughter, she must go on and cling to the sliver of hope that she will heal. She never expected a constant reminder to crash into her like a hurricane: the identical twin of her late husband.

I knew it wasn’t me she was seeing. No matter how much I wished it was.

Gorgeous. Caring. Funny. Sweet. Sexy. Wes has returned to his hometown to help his family but did not expect his twin brother’s late wife to uncover feelings buried along time ago. 

I wanted to go back and do it all over. Everything. From the very beginning. I wanted to make her mine.


Hannah and Wes can’t fight the force of fate that connects them, as if they were soul mates. I MELTED from the MAGIC of this couple. I felt their UNDENIABLE CHEMISTRY and CONNECTION. I felt their SPARK too. Together, this hero and heroine were the sun amid the storm.

”Christ, Hannah.” His voice broke. “You’re killing me.”

And you’re bringing me back to life.

These words?!? Their beauty bled through me, straight to the heart and soul. The passion, poignancy, heartbreak, and hope—I felt them all! I FELT every word. I FELT EVERYTHING!!!

”Say you love me. Say we still have a chance.”

Where there is darkness, there is light. Where there is heartbreak, there is hope. Where there is hope, there is healing. 

”Love is a risk…but it’s always a risk worth taking.”

I’m still MESMERIZED—so UNEQUIVOCALLY MOVED—by Melanie Harlow’s words in From This Moment, a story that STRUCK MY SOUL. A story that made me melt…made me break…made me think…MADE ME FEEL. From This Moment made my HEART BLEED and my SOUL SOAR. From This Moment is not simply a romance; it’s a story about heartbreak, hope, and happiness. It’s a story about LIFE AND LIVING. It’s about overcoming tragedy…taking that leap of faith…living for the moment…living life now. From This Moment makes every moment count, and oh did this STUNNING STORY mean the world!!!

Oh did I FALL HARD for From This Moment, another top 2017 read from Melanie Harlow because this romance made me FEEL the whole time reading. My heart and soul were intertwined in this book from beginning to end. From This Moment is passion meets poetry, and I was WOWED by its wondrous words!!! This book is so HEARTBREAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!! This book BLEW ME AWAY!!! From This Moment is heart-pounding, passionate, and poignant, a beautiful book of love, loss, and life that will hold your heart forever. I. CAN’T. STOP. FEELING. THIS. ROMANCE!!!

We were always headed for this moment.

Another 6-star sensation from the incredible heartfelt-word magician, Harlow!!!

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It was like seeing a ghost.

When my late husband’s twin brother moves back to our small town, I want to avoid him. Everything about Wes reminds me of the man I lost and the life we’d planned together, and after eighteen long months struggling just to get out of bed, I’m finally doing okay. I have a new job, an amazing support group, and a beautiful five-year-old daughter to parent. I don’t want to go backward.

But I’m drawn to him, too. He understands my grief and anger and guilt like no one else—and I understand his. Before long, that understanding becomes desire, and that desire becomes uncontrollable.

He says he doesn’t care what people think, and love can never be wrong. But life has taught me its cruelest lesson–love doesn’t always win.

If only my heart would believe it.




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Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak. Melanie is the author of the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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Review – Strip Me Bare by M. Never

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When I think that I have gotten a handle on M. Never’s ridiculously incredible talent, she always manages to throw me for a loop. She’s written about the dark dirty that men do and women who are some of the strongest I have ever read. Still I didn’t expect this. Strip Me Bare is something so heartfelt yet complex and absolutely spellbinding.

It certainly doesn’t hurt that there’s a hot stripper with moves that rival Magic Mike.

Alana Remington is a good girl from old money. She’s been given every opportunity but is missing the one thing that she has always longed for – the unconditional love of her father. Since losing her mother, he has been all that she had but he has kept her arm’s length. Unlike her uncle and cousin who have done everything they can to show her the true meaning of family, Judge Remington feels that he must shield himself from emotions and has endeavored to make sure that Alana is steeled and prepared for the future. All of that changes the summer she meets him. Ryan Pierce changes everything. He’s sexy, steamy and completely devoted to her happiness. She gives him everything. Then he’s gone.

Fast forward five years and Alana is preparing to finish college and enter law school. She never expected to see Ryan again and there is he in the flesh. Literally. Ryan is Jack The Stripper at a club called Culture and just as beautiful, just as electric as he ever was. Ryan is shocked to see the love of his life in the club, but for him, nothing has changed. He still loves her, still wants her, still needs her so desperately in his life. But Ryan has a history and a past filled with regrets. A poor boy from New Jersey, he has made decisions to protect the only thing he has -his family, dysfunctional as it is. Now that he has a second chance, he cannot ruin the chance to have her and his career. He knows the dancing and its pitfalls won’t last forever, that it’s simply a step in his plans for the life he is determined to give Alana.

The odds are certainly stacked against them. Knowing her father holds all the cards to her future, Alana and Ryan have to make hard decisions. Alana’s heart is filled with insecurities. Ryan’s sense of obligation to his family will either destroy him or destroy his fragile reunion with Alana. These two experience as much angst as they do elation. Add to the mix intense passion, soul shattering heartbreak and a bond that defies wealth, societal norms and family influence.

This was a fantastic second chance romance! The romance of it sizzled. The swoony alpha hero and his strong sensational leading lady branded my heart. Even filled with a lifetime of hurt, Alana is amazing. This is the tremendous story of a young man determined to have true love and redemption despite the circumstances of his past and the consequences of the chaos. I turned the pages praying and hoping for his happiness, still knowing trouble wanted to infringe on his second chance. I didn’t want this one to end even as I turned the pages as fast I could to get more of this delicious romance! I was hungover and disoriented for days after finishing this book. It’s just that good.

Great job, lady!

Five Second Chance Stars!


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“I may have had more lovers than you, and I may take my clothes off for countless women, but you are the only one who can strip me bare.”

Do you ever stop loving someone just because they’re gone?

Five years ago, Ryan Pierce disappeared from Alana Remington’s life without a trace. He was the one she gave her heart to, her soul to — and her virginity to. So, imagine her surprise when she finds him dancing at one of NYC’s hottest male revues as ‘Jack the Stripper.’

Ryan never stopped loving Alana, and now that she has serendipitously dropped back into his life, he’s vowed never to lose her again. But being together has its costs, and challenges Alana isn’t sure she can handle. She finally has Ryan back. But how in the world is she supposed to share the love of her life with half of the women in New York City?

Strip Me Bare is a second chance, standalone romance. It contains angst, heat, humor, heartbreak, and one seductive male stripper who will not only have you handing over your panties, but also your heart.

You’ve been warned.


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SUGAR by Mandi Beck

Sugar by Mandi Beck

Cover to cover, Sugar by Mandi Beck is PURE, ROMANCE PERFECTION! I am IN LOVE with this whole story, with every single page and every word penned. 

Mandi is an author, to me, that is ALWAYS, worth waiting for. She DELIVERS. EVERY single time! This novel was another hit! I devoured it, from beginning to end. 

Beau & Addy are A-MAZING! A couple that lit me up from the inside out with their intense connection and sizzling, flirty banter. I swooned SO, SO HARD! I just loved them. 

In a month that is heavy with releases, Sugar is one you definitely DO NOT want to miss!


Country’s hottest bad boy. 

That’s what they call me. My label ate it up until I became “too bad” for the good folks of country music. That’s when Hard Candy Records picked me up and took a chance on me. Probably not their smartest move, but I won’t tell them that. Especially when they’ve assigned me a babysitter to try and keep my ass out of trouble. One smart-mouthed, unimpressed, sexy as homegrown sin, Addy Mae Masterson. 

She likes to pretend that she doesn’t like me and I like to let her. 

I may have a past that haunts me and she may have a habit of getting attached, but damn if I don’t want to show her just how good this bad boy can be. 



Review – After Our Kiss by Nora Flite



After Our Kiss by Nora Flite

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The giddy delight I get when I meet a new or new-to-me author’s words is BOOKWORM BLISS! That rush during that initial read is off-the-charts incredible! I just popped my Nora Flite book cherry that was more of an explosion because HOLY ADRENALINE-FILLED ADVENTURE!!! After Our Kiss is HAUNTING and HEART-POUNDING, a hard-fought love story that will render you BREATHLESS!

The After Our Kiss Prologue broke my heart, sending it and me into a black hole in a story that sank into my soul from the start. As a mother, I was petrified. As a reader, I was utterly enthralled. As a romantic, I was hopeful.

This the tale of a man labeled a monster and a kidnapped girl who are thrown together, perhaps by fate, as they battle good and evil while wading through the dark to see the light. 

I sensed his self-hatred. I recognized it because I’d worn the same uniform for years.

I broke for both a boy and girl robbed of a childhood….robbed of a family…robbed of innocence. 

If I did end up in Hell, at least I’d find him there.

Insanely inked and muscular, hot, raw, caring, and devoted, Conway is a fusion of sinner and savior. He is all alpha. Intense and intoxicating, Conway is a force that filters dark with the light. 

“You’re a monster.”

“Yes,” he said calmly. “I know.”

I wanted to loathe Conway, but I could not help but love this mixed-up man.

A collision of chemistry cements with a kiss between the an abductor and his abducted. A kiss that says what words can’t. A kiss of hope and heart. A kiss I felt slice through me.


Conway made me BURN!!! A fire lit inside of me by his smoldering kisses and words while this broken boy-inside-a-man’s heart called to me. This fallen alpha is possessive and passionate, and oh did Conway POSSESS me!!! I was owned by this devastatingly beautiful and broken hero. I WAS HIS!!!

“Nothing changes! Nothing can change. Do you get that?”

“It’s too late.”

After our kiss, everything had changed.

Conway may be Georgia’s worst nightmare or her biggest salvation. A wolf disguised in sheep’s clothing or a saint to set her free. 

“You’re going to ruin me.”

From the very first page, After Our Kiss is a RIVETING RUSH OF A RAW READ! The INTENSITY cuts like a knife! This story split me wide open, tearing my heart apart and shattering my soul, where my emotions bled everywhere. The push and the pull built me up and then broke me again and again. Heartbreak … hope … happiness rotated like a Russian roulette wheel. The angst bled over the pages, bleeding over me, and I LOVED every tortuous and tender minute! I only wish that Georgia and Conways’ story was a longer as I needed more background before they met and a longer ending as it was abrupt with the closing coming too soon.

After Our Kiss PUSHES EVERY EMOTION TO THE EDGE in a dark roller coaster of a romance that soars straight to the heart. Scintillating and smoldering, After Our Kiss is the SWEETEST TORTURE!!!Hot, heady, haunting, and hopeful, you must get touched by After Our Kiss. This kiss of a romance leaves its mark everywhere.

“If you searched every star in the sky, you couldn’t find one more glorious than you. Not if you looked for a thousand years.”

💋💋💋💋 deliciously dark kisses

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I was thirteen when I was kidnapped.

Fourteen when he helped me escape.

Twenty-three before I ever saw him again.

His face is all over the news: he’s a wanted man, now. Maybe my memory played tricks on me… but he looks so different. The boy who saved me years ago had a shy smile and dark, soulful eyes full of secrets.

This man has a hard jaw and a harder mouth. Lips that could never whisper sweet promises.

I knew him as a hero—my savior. I refuse to believe he could become a villain.

Not him.

Then he abducts me, proving me wrong.

He tells me he’s going to take me apart and put me back together again. Make me what he needs me to be: a plaything for a monster.

It’s the fate I escaped when I was fourteen. And that’s when I finally understand.

He was never my hero.

He’s the man who’s going to break me.


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Review – So Good by Nicola Rendell 

So Good by Nicola Rendell 

So sweet.

So sexy.

So romantic. 

So charming.

So HOT. 


So Good is without a doubt, one of the best friends to lovers romances out there. These two characters are literally the best of friends, with a deep, soulful connection that the reader feels immediately. I can’t even begin to describe how much these two lit me up and made me smile and swoon. 

Nicola Rendell is one of the best as writing romances that are sweet and sexy but oh so hot. Her males are the best kind, ones that scream ALPHA but are also super sweet and romantic. I fell in love with Max! 

As always, there are comedic touches in this novel that have you laughing out loud or smiling so much it hurts!! Cupcake and Julia are HILARIOUS side characters. 

I loved EVERYTHING there is to love about this novel! There is a reason why Nicola Rendell is a FAVE of mine and this book solidifies that reason!

On the roof of a house outside Truelove, Maine, master carpenter Max Doyle looks down through a skylight and sees the most beautiful woman he’s ever laid eyes on. She’s naked, she’s gorgeous, and everything about her is perfect, down to the ball-busting tattoo of a rose that wraps around her hip. But it isn’t just any woman making his knees buckle. It’s his best friend, Rosie Madden. And as he stands there, mesmerized and precariously close to toppling off the roof, he knows he’ll never, ever be able to look at her the same way again.

Rosie can’t help but notice that Max is suddenly acting very strange—lots of long stares, totally tongue-tied, and not at all like the slightly cocky hunk she’s proud to call her best friend. She can’t figure it out, until later that night when Max rescues her from the world’s worst date, challenges her to a game of pool, and shows her just exactly what she’s got him thinking about. Repeatedly.

But life is complicated. Rosie’s cat, Julia Caesar, wants to eat Max’s dog Cupcake for an afternoon snack. A dream job threatens to pull them apart. And another glance through the skylight changes everything, one more time. Yet try as they might, they can’t go back to being just friends, because falling in love with the one you’ve always adored?