Review – Sexy Beast by Piper Rayne

Sexy Beast by Piper Rayne

Sexy Beast is just that. A sexy beast of a read that is EASILY Piper Rayne’s BEST BOOK YET! 
This book is super sexy. I loved EVERY MINUTE  of it. Garrett is my FAVE single dad yet! Lordy, that man was insanely hot, moody, broody, delicious and hella dirty! 

His relationship with Charleigh was EXPLOSIVE. The undeniable attraction and chemistry between Garrett and Charleigh was palpable. 

This story well and truly packed a punch though, with an intense slow burn, alongside a heartbreaking past that Garrett endured, my emotions were well and truly stirred up. Mix that with a forbidden aspect of best friends little sister romance and Sexy Beast was a WINNER! 

I absolutely ADORED these two as a couple and breezed through their story with blissful ease.

I loved this sexy, sinful romance and cannot wait for more Piper Rayne goodness.

It’s time.

Time to get a life.

Time to start over.

Time to move beyond the past.

The guys in the Single Dads Club would tell you it was time years ago, but until recently, the risk of hurting my little girl outweighed the benefit of getting a piece of ass.

Now that I have a tween daughter on my hands? It’s becoming more apparent with every poster hung on the wall, every fight over wearing make-up and every uncomfortable conversation about puberty, that at least one of us needs a female touch in our lives.

Jesus. I can’t even think the words ‘female touch’ without thinking of her.

Charlotte Rose. Charlie.

She’s everything I shouldn’t want, but someone needs to tell that to my damn libido because every time she’s around I have a constant case of blue balls.

There’s a list of reasons why I shouldn’t give into what I feel—she’s my best friend’s little sister, she’s seen me at my most vulnerable, and the biggest one—she’s the first person in twelve years who has the potential to break me.

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Review – The Unrequited by Saffron A Kent

The Unrequited by Saffron A Kent

Incredible. Absolutely INCREDIBLE. I’m speechless. 

That was the first line I wrote for this review and then sat for 2 hours thinking about what I could actually say. I’m still a little all over the place and lost for words. This book is ANGSTY PERFECTION. For me that was an absolute winner. But, that’s not all. This is a student/teacher romance *fist bump*. It’s taboo and raw and gritty. It’s uncomfortable in places then it’s simple and easy in other places. The flow and masterful mixing of all the subject matter is done with delicate precision. It’s so obvious to see that these characters meant so much to the author and she took her time making their story as true as it was. As brutal as it was. As breathtaking as it was.

“I’ll pour the gasoline, light the match, and watch you burn, Layla—and trust me, you’re going to love it. I’m going to ruin you for every other man out there and you’re going to love every second of it.”

I want to say that I shouldn’t have loved Thomas as much as I did. I shouldn’t have liked him at all. I won’t say why because I’ll give too much away but trust me I just shouldn’t have liked him. But, and here is where Saffron blew me away.. I slowly fell in love with a broken, beast of a man who shut himself off and pushed everyone away. I fell in love with his undying devotion to EVERY character in this book. It’s a contradiction I know, but, that push and pull from him alone was done so well, it’s where a lot of the angst came in and I loved it. I fell in love with HIM. And Saffron made that possible.

“Because I’m a girl who’s not supposed to be the love of someone’s life, not with my selfishness. I was meant to live in the shadows and secrets. I can be Thomas’ secret, for a little while, at least— until I absorb all of his pain and set him free.”

Saffron also made it possible for me to adore Layla. The crazy, messed up, beautifully broken Layla. This woman may not click with everyone, some may find her way too crazy. But the beauty of all this was in the way Saffron wrote Layla making her beliefs honest, so gut wrenchingly honest. 

Anyone who has been in love knows that love can make you crazy. Anyone who’s been in love and not had it returned can make you crazy. It’s a fact that love does make us crazy and while The Unrequited focuses on that crazy side of love and the raw, brutal journey it can take you on, it also focuses on the beauty, the hope and the strength that can develop from love. 

“The tiny words on the paper seem to have risen and attached themselves to my skin. I feel them everywhere, all the time, as if I know them.”

This quote contains SO MUCH TRUTH. This book is under my skin, coursing through my veins. The Unrequited is not your sweet and flowery romance. It’s not boy meets girl, fall in love all sweet and swoony. No, this book is raw, it’s brutal, it’s gritty and uncomfortable it’s dangerous but it’s filled with intensity, explosive passion, heat, honesty and all consuming love. And it will stay with me for a long time and quite easily become one of my TOP reads of 2017.

Layla Robinson is not crazy. She is suffering from unrequited love. But it’s time to move on. No more stalking, no more obsessive calling.

What she needs is a distraction. The blue-eyed guy she keeps seeing around campus could be a great one—only he is the new poetry professor—the married poetry professor.

Thomas Abrams is a stereotypical artist—rude, arrogant, and broody—but his glares and taunts don’t scare Layla. She might be bad at poetry, but she is good at reading between the lines. Beneath his prickly façade, Thomas is lonely, and Layla wants to know why. Obsessively.

Sometimes you do get what you want. Sometimes you end up in the storage room of a bar with your professor and you kiss him. Sometimes he kisses you back like the world is ending and he will never get to kiss you again. He kisses you until you forget the years of unrequited love; you forget all the rules, and you dare to reach for something that is not yours.

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REVIEW ~ COMING CONSUMED By RENEE HARLESS


Coming Consumed (Welcome to Carson, Book #3)

Cover Design: Porcelain Paper Designs

Genre: Standalone, Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 18, 2017
Coming consumed has to be favourite welcome to Carson book yet. Although each book connects to the rest they are written as a standalone and can still be enjoyed if you haven’t had the pleasure of book 1 and 2.
Sydney is a character that you instantly relate too and Dylan’s charms will have you smiling to yourself as you read. This book is filled with moments that you have to go back and re read because you can’t believe you just read that and where did that come from. Although this is a sweet and happy read that takes you away from reality it is also filled with times that it not only Sydney’s kitchen that is full of heat, the chemistry between the pair hot. Dylan is a strong, protective, alpha male that will charm you and win your heart.

The surprises and twists within this story keep you captivated and enthralled and leave you wanting to know more about the supporting characters, here’s hoping there is many more welcome to Carson stories to be told. 
A fabulous read and can’t wait for the next instalment from Renee. 

 


Sydney hates liars, despises them really, so what is she to do when the man her heart wants most turns out to be the biggest betrayer and deceiver of them all?

 

Sydney never finds herself in trouble. She always listens to her parents, follows the rules, and does what is expected of her, but in one moment, that all changes. The day she meets a campus police officer and keeps their relationship a secret from her family, her life takes on a dark turn…

 

Now scarred and tormented by nightmares, Sydney hides her fears from everyone as she moves back home and takes over her mother’s bakery.

 

Just when she believes she has a handle on her life, a mysterious man waltzes into her shop and turns her world upside down. Behind the beard and silver eyes Sydney knows he’s hiding something, but is the attraction worth losing herself again?

 

Dylan Bennett knows he is in trouble the first time he lays eyes on Sydney. Behind her wavy blonde hair and flour-covered clothes he knows that she holds the key to his undoing, but he can’t risk it.

 

As an undercover agent, Dylan lives his life by strict codes and calculations. He knows one wrong move could put Sydney in danger, but something about her draws him in and that may prove to be the biggest risk he has ever taken. What happens when she finds out the lies behind those silver eyes?

 

Will the deception become too much for Sydney or will she fight alongside Dylan to bury the one person who brings her past back to the surface?

 

 

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Renee Harless is a romance writer with an affinity for wine and a passion for telling a good story.

 

Renee Harless, her husband, and children live in Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She studied Communication, specifically Public Relations, at Radford University.

 

Growing up, Renee always found a way to pursue her creativity. It began by watching endless runs of White Christmas- yes even in the summer – and learning every word and dance from the movie. She could still sing “Sister Sister” if requested. In high school she joined the show choir and a community theatre group, The Troubadours. After marrying the man of her dreams and moving from her hometown she sought out a different artistic outlet – writing.

 

To say that Renee is a romance addict would be an understatement. When she isn’t chasing her toddler or preschooler around the house, working her day job, or writing, she jumps head first into a romance novel.

 

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Review – Jilted by Sawyer Bennett 

Jilted by Sawyer Bennett

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I just died and went to ROMANCE HEAVEN, Jilted there by LOVE…so much LOVE for Sawyer Bennett’s latest love story!!! Second-chance romances are my weakness, and Jilted was my DREAMY DRUG. I am still HIGH on this romance!!!

This story…I did not expect it to UTTERLY CAPTIVATE and CONSUME ME from the very first page. Jilted paraded its pages in front me like Miss America, flaunting its Hollywood glitz and glamor while DAZZLING ME with small town charm. A Southern hero and heroine sealed the deal for this Southern gal, as like loves like. There is nothing sweeter than a small town romance, especially one of soulmates.

Eden, a small town-turned Hollywood starlet with one of my favorite names, is as beautiful as she is bold. This heroine is a mix of strength, sweetness, and sass. I bowed to her ‘take no prisoners meets Southern lady’ character.

Cooper is ALL-ALPHA PERFECTION: tall, built, sexy, smart, strong, stubborn, and sweet. This alpha is a Southern gentlemen by day and delicious dominant at night with both a dirty and sugary sweet mouth that is bound to make you melt.

A playboy, his one love got away when they were still young.

“I’ve been ruined for anything but Eden.”


When Eden and Cooper collide many years after their childhood romance broke apart, it is one fireball of an explosion of fiery tempers and nostalgic feels. The heat is off-the-charts combustible, a chemical storm neither can deny.

“I’m going to possess every part of you.”


HOLY HOT!!! I SMOLDERED at Cooper’s all-alpha words that POSSESSED ME.

“Please say you want me and you’ll stay.”


I SWEATED and PLEADED with the pages that this couple would finally find their way and stay…together.

“I believe I was put on this earth for the sole purpose of loving you.”


Hollywood glam meets the small town South in Jilted, an epic love story that is hot-as-sin sexy and sweet-as-pie swoony. I SWOONED, sunk into this second-chance romance, rooting for two halves of soulmates to become whole again. This story SWEPT ME AWAY!!!

Jilted is my new favorite Sawyer Bennett romance, as it’s the perfect blend of smolder, sweetness, and swoon.Jilted is an ENCHANTING ESCAPE. With its Sweet Home Alabama vibe, it’s like watching and reading this epic love story of soulmates. Prepare to MELT from the MAGICAL words of Jilted, a story heavy in heat and heart, as you bask in the glow of second-chance love. I’m still floating on Cloud Nine.

“True love always finds a way.”


💋💋💋💋💋 ‘first and last love’ kisses 

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Hollywood hath no fury like a woman scorned. In this fun, flirty second-chance romance from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett, an aspiring starlet reconnects with her first love.

“Sawyer Bennett never fails to deliver heroes I fall hard for and heroines I adore.”—Violet Duke

Eden Goodnight went to Los Angeles to make it big, not to be publicly humiliated by her cheating fiancé at a red-carpet premiere. But when Eden returns to her hometown to put the scandal behind her, she can barely find a sympathetic shoulder to cry on. Turns out the locals are worse than the paparazzi, and they all think she’s turned into a spoiled brat. But in a strange twist of fate, the one person who seems to understand what Eden’s going through is Cooper Mayfield . . . the boy she left behind.

Small-town charm is no match for the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. At least that’s what Coop’s been telling himself all these years. As Eden’s old flame—and the landscaper for her family’s historic home—Coop feels some responsibility for getting her out of her funk. But as soon as he sees that million-dollar smile, he’s a goner. Soon they’re making out like teenagers again. But when a life-changing role falls into Eden’s lap, Coop just hopes she doesn’t give up on a love that’s meant to be.

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Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released more than 30 books and has been featured on both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists on multiple occasions.

A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active toddler, as well as full-time servant to two adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or a combination of the two.

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Review – How to Date a Douchebag: The Failing Hours by Sara Ney 

The Failing Hours by Sara Ney

My rating: 6 of 5 stars



The sunflower. A surprising strength, this optimistic flower rises up from the ground, turning its petals toward the sun. It breathes life into its presence. Bright. Radiates happiness.

Sometimes, when you least expect it, just like love, a book or series throws a curveball your way. Sara Ney’s How to Date a Douchebag series was my curveball…my SWEET SURPRISE. This series and latest story, How to Date a Douchebag: The Failing Hours, snuck up on me, SEIZING ME unpredictability like love, and STEALING MY HEART.

I became one with this Douchebag, DRAGGING this book everywhere I could go with my kindle. I did not want to stop the RUSH felt while reading. So I held onto this high, this EUPHORIC HIGH from the DRUG I devoured called How to Date a Douchebag: The Failing Years, serious WORD CRACK by Sara Ney.

Always a sucker for a broken and beautiful alpha, Sara Ney created my kryptonite in the complex, cocky, and crestfallen hero named Zeke. Zeke immediately had me thinking, ‘Oz who?!?’



My friends call me merciless; they claim cold blood runs through my veins, that I’m impossible to get close to. But I like it that way.


Zeke wears a mask that I wanted to uncover…strip away that loathing and look for love. The most complex and completely frustrating of douchebags but broken alphas speak to my soul, and Zeke spoke to mine. Zeke…tall, built, brooding and beautiful. Oh is he one of the biggest, arrogant of arses…worse than a douchebag.

God I’m a douchebag. I know this. But I can’t stop.


Violet is a waif-like, ethereal beauty who is beautiful and kind though she has weathered so many storms. An angel who is light and life. A heroine so strong that I had to admire and adore her.



I doubt she even likes me — no one does.


Oh GAWD!!! This man!!! This man?!? Zeke tore my heart apart…this broken beauty…this big grinch…and my heart hurt like his.

“Violet.” He sighs. Zeke is…He’s sighing my name. I want so badly to kiss his handsome, broody face all over. Kiss his deep frown lines away.


Heart to heart.
Soul to soul.
Broken sees broken.
Like recognizes like.

He never had to say it with words; Zeke Daniels gets me. Looks past all my imperfections and sees that deep down inside, we’re kindred. We bear similar scars.


I have a new Douchebag I love: Zeke.
Broken…beautiful…MINE. 


“You’re not jaded — not like me. I’m a beautiful mess.”

“You’re just beautiful.”

Zeke and Violet, opposites in looks and demeanor, are kindred spirits. These two shattered souls MELTED ME. Their…this story is bleeding angst meets heartfelt MAGICThis love story is a SLOW BURN, a book that blasts all the emotions like an explosion. I laughed. I cried. I cringed. I smiled. I swooned. I fumed. I felt. I felt every word. I FELT IT ALL.
However…God bless Oz for rescuing my tears with his humor. He was my emotional life raft. 

My FEELS flowed the whole time reading, this book blasting through me where it pounded my emotions like a wrestler to a mat. Light to dark…push to pull…angel to devil…this story tugged at my heart. Words—so powerful and poignant—reached in and HELD MY HEART where it both BROKE and BLOOMED. 

How to Date a Douchebag: The Failing Hours is stunning and strong, a heartbreaking and heartwarming story that is so much MORE than its title. This story is hard-fought love. This story is heart and healing. This story is a TOP 2017 READ. This story is EVERYTHING!!!

“No one chooses me.”

I do. I CHOOSE Zeke, this perfectly imperfect douchebag. I choose this emotionally-wound story, How to Date a Douchebag: The Failing Years. I choose the ACHINGLY ADDICTIVE and PASSIONATELY POIGNANT writing of Sara Ney…EVERY TIME.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 broken and beautiful ‘kindred spirit’ stars

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Zeke Daniels isn’t just a douchebag; he’s an a**hole. 

A total and complete jerk, Zeke keeps people at a distance. He has no interest in relationships—most a**holes don’t. 

Dating?  

Being part of a couple? Nope. Not for him.

He’s never given any thought to what he wants in a girlfriend, because he’s never had any intention of having one. Shit, he barely has a relationship with his family, and they’re related; his own friends don’t even like him. 

So why does he keep thinking about Violet DeLuca? 

Sweet, quiet Violet—his opposite in every sense of the word.

The light to his dark, even her damn name sounds like rays of sunshine and happiness and shit.

And that pisses him off, too. 

A MUST-CLICK ROMANCE!!!

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Review – How to Date a Douchebag: The Studying Hours by Sara Ney

The Studying Hours by Sara Ney

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Why did I wait so long to meet the ADDICTIVE WRITING of Sara Ney and her BOOK CRACK called How to Date a Douchebag?!? Count me in as a FANGIRL for LIFE!!! I bow to this author!!! Sara Ney’s words SCREAM: I. DARE. YOU. NOT. TO. FEEL. ME!!!

How to Date a Douchebag is WHOLEHEARTEDLY INTOXICATING!!! After a few pages, Sara Ney propelled to my list of TOP AUTHORS!!! After a few pages, I was HOOKED as I fell HEAD-OVER-HEELS IN LOVE with Sara Ney’s words and one completely cocky and deliciously dirty douchebag. After a few pages, I was a GONER, so SUNK into this story!!! I had to force myself to put my kindle down.



This guy? He’s a douchebag—one with a capital D.


The incredible man I wanted to hate but had to love, Oz, OWNED every OUNCE OF ME!!! Oz is gorgeous, cocky, and pure alpha perfection. That mouth on Oz is a sin. He owned my panties and heart. I’ll date this Douchebag anytime!!! 



She’s a nobody, and I don’t screw nobodies.


James is smart, sassy, and a beautiful firecracker of a female heroine. Both Oz and James SHOCKED me in a great way, as there is so much more to both than meets the eyes.

“A little friendly advice?” Her pouty lips part and I’m drawn to them as they mutter, “Never judge a girl by her cardigan,” just loud enough for me to hear.

Oz and James’ banter was on fire and so was I!

“You could turn a tidy profit selling that body of yours.”

“That sounds oddly like a compliment. Do you want to be my first paying customer?”

The audacity of Oz is highly entertaining. James puts him in his place and I sucked every shot of sass down like shots on a night out clubbing. James and Oz are just MAGICAL together.

“Wonderful and awful. Beautiful and forgettable. That’s how you make me feel, all at the same time.”


I laughed and lusted like a loon. I smiled and swooned like a romantic. I blushed like a school girl. I bled tears like a broken heart holder. My ovaries and hands both applauded this romance that I LOVED so HARD!!!

THIS BOOK!!!! A MUST-READ!!! BEST. DOUCHEBAG. EVER!!! How to Date a Douchebag is laugh-out-loud funny, hot-as-sin-sexy, and soul-swooning goodness.This douchebag romance by Sara Ney SWEPT ME AWAY with writing that SLAYS humor and heart. This book BUZZES with excitement. Sara Ney’s writing is serious SORCERY that casts one SPECTACULAR SPELL!!! How to Date a Douchebag is ALL OF THE THINGS!!! UNPUTDOWNABLE. UNFORGETTABLE. UTTERLY PERFECT. ❤️

He’s everything I don’t want. And yet… Somehow he is.


🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Delicious Douchebag Stars


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CRUDE. ARROGANT. A**HOLE.

No doubt about it, Sebastian ‘Oz’ Osborne is the university’s most celebrated student athlete—and possibly the biggest douchebag. A walking, talking cliché, he has a filthy mouth, a fantastic body, and doesn’t give a sh*t about what you or anyone else thinks.

SMART. CLASSY. CONSERVATIVE.

Make no mistake, Jameson Clarke may be the university’s most diligent student—but she is no prude. Spending most of her time in the hallowed halls of the library, James is wary of pervs, jocks, and douchebags—and Oz Osborne is all three.

She’s smart, sarcastic—and not what he expected.

…EVERY DOUCHBAG HAS HIS WEAKNESS.

He wants to be friends.

He wants to spend time with her.

He wants to drive her crazy.

He wants…

Her.

A MUST-READ ROMANCE!!! 

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Review- Talen by Rebecca Zanetti

My rating is 4.5 stars

Another great book from Rebecca. I absolutely love this series full of 100% pure alpha males and strong take no crap heroines. You always know you’re going to be reading an action packed adventurous book. 
Cara and Talent have an extremely strong relationship. He likes to dominate and she likes to defy every order. It makes for good reading. 
Not only was this book adventurous but it was sexy as well. I’ve come to expect nothing less from these realm vampires. I will never tire of them.

She’ll love him forever . . . but he can’t make her obey . . .

The war is over. Danger has passed. Cara Kayrs is healed after decades of illness and ready for a break.

Too bad her brooding, alpha vampire husband can’t seem to change gears. In their twenty-five years together Talen Kayrs has learned to sense every shiver of her body, to ignite her desire with a word or a look. She would think he could learn she’s not some fragile damsel in distress.

But Talen is on edge, watching their backs, treating her like she’s made of glass. Like there’s something following them, a deadly threat that somehow none of their intelligence has uncovered. It’s enough to drive a woman crazy, and Talen has plenty of those tendencies already.

But what’s even more maddening is that he seems to be right . . .

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti has worked as an art curator, Senate aide, lawyer, college professor, and a hearing examiner – only to culminate it all in stories about Alpha males and the women who claim them. She writes contemporary romances, dark paranormal romances, and romantic suspense novels.

Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides in the wild north with her husband, children, and extended family who inspire her every day—or at the very least give her plenty of characters to write about.

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Review – The Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young 

The Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young

My rating: 6 of 5 stars

Sometimes you read a story that you KNOW from the start will stay with you forever. A story that just sticks. A story that swiftly works its way into your heart. A story that means the world while becoming your world. Entrancing and emotionally-charged, The Impossible Vastness of Us is an inspirational story of young love that imprints on the heart and soul.

I delved into rare territory, a young adult romance, and oh was The Impossible Vastness of Us an incredibly MOVING and MESMERIZING journey. The fierce and fiery angst of this teen romance made my pulse pound and my heart beat out of my chest. The characters are full of fire with a story so heady, harrowing, and heartfelt.

India is the youngest and strongest heroine I’ve encountered in a long time. A warrior, India is young but has already lived a life of hell. This beautiful girl bravely hides a shattered soul. I admired India a lot!!!

I was probably insane to even think about him — this beautiful, rich boy — but he was getting to me. Nobody got to me.


Finn is gorgeous, tall, athletic, and insanely rich. He, like India, is broken but wields a sword of bravery in spades. I LOVED this hero so much!!!

Broken sees broken, and Finn and India are two shattered souls trying to be whole.

I saw him. I think he was the first person I’d ever truly seen and I couldn’t help it — I wanted him to see me, too.


Passion penetrated me, these words so poignant. I cried so many tears of sadness and sweetness. I felt each word slice through me, my emotions enveloping me where I was ALL IN this story.

“Most of the time I feel like I can’t breathe inside my own life. Like I’m just existing. Not with you, though. I feel like I’m breathing fresh, clean air whenever I’m with you. I feel alive.”


Finn and India’s connection is MAGICAL!!! I loved this heart-wrenching and heartwarming romance that made ME FEEL ALIVE!!!

“Freedom is bigger than us.”

The Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young was not what I expected; it was a million times MORE!!! The Impossible Vastness of Us is an EPIC young love story and beyond!!! This book is strength in spades. This book is healing after heartbreak. This book is accepting and embracing differences and diversity. This book is hard-fought freedom. This book is selfless love. This book is EVERYTHING, and I NEED more of Eloise, Finn, and India, as I feel their story has only begun.

Heart-pounding, butterfly-fluttering, soul-shattering, feels flowed through me fast and furiously as The Impossible Vastness of Us touched me every part of me. Like a gaping wound, this story cut me open as it bled angst, exposing every emotion. All of the words made me FEEL ALL OF THE THINGS!!!

The Impossible Vastness of Us is an emotional explosion that BLEW ME AWAY from beginning to end. I was OBSESSED with and OWNED by this romance. Samantha Young brilliantly brings characters to life that captivate through a journey of heartbreak and healing. You NEED to get touched by this UNIQUE and UNPUTDOWNABLE ROMANCE. HEARTBREAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL and UTTERLY BRILLIANT, The Impossible Vastness of Us is an unforgettable coming of age love story you’ll feel forever.

“If something bad happens to you, it’s up to you how you let it change you — you either become more compassionate or you let it make you bitter.”


🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 heartbreakingly beautiful stars



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“I know how to watch my back. I’m the only one that ever has.”

India Maxwell hasn’t just moved across the country—she’s plummeted to the bottom rung of the social ladder. It’s taken years to cover the mess of her home life with a veneer of popularity. Now she’s living in one of Boston’s wealthiest neighborhoods with her mom’s fiancé and his daughter, Eloise. Thanks to her soon-to-be stepsister’s clique of friends, including Eloise’s gorgeous, arrogant boyfriend Finn, India feels like the one thing she hoped never to be seen as again: trash.

But India’s not alone in struggling to control the secrets of her past. Eloise and Finn, the school’s golden couple, aren’t all they seem to be. In fact, everyone’s life is infinitely more complex than it first appears. And as India grows closer to Finn and befriends Eloise, threatening the facades that hold them together, what’s left are truths that are brutal, beautiful, and big enough to change them forever…

“India, I’m not using her. I mean, I am, but it’s not like that. Eloise is getting what she wants out of this relationship, as well.”

“Like what?”

“I can’t tell you.”

“You are using her.”

“I’m not.” His chair screeched as he pulled it closer so our knees touched. His dark eyes moved over my face and I sucked in my breath at the open appreciation I saw there. “I’m not using her…but we are in a relationship together. I guess it just never occurred to me that I might actually meet someone in high school. Someone I…”

That feeling in my chest, that thick, hot feeling, threatened to overwhelm me at all the things he wasn’t saying. “Finn, Eloise is going to be my family.”

He looked so forlorn it took everything within me not to reach for him.

“What is it you’re hiding?”

“I can’t tell you. Please, just trust me.”

Hurt and frustration swept through me in equal measure but I tamped it down. It wasn’t my place to demand his secrets.

My frustration was suddenly mirrored in his eyes as he looked up at me. “I wish things were different.”

But they weren’t different. And yet they were the same, history repeating itself. I cared about someone and they didn’t care enough about me back to be honest about what was really going on.

I didn’t know if I was angry at Finn or just angry that nothing ever seemed to be easy for me. Everything was always a fight.

It felt like I lived in a constant clusterfuck.

I gave a huff of laughter. “Story of my life.” I shook my head, grabbed up my bag and, unable to look at him, said, “Thank you for your help tonight.”

“You’re not leaving without me.”

His protectiveness confused and pissed me off even more. “I’m not? Funny, it looks like that’s exactly what I’m doing.”

His familiar scowl was back in place at my sarcasm. “You’re also not going home alone after what happened here. I’ll give you a ride.”

“Finn.” I slumped, suddenly feeling exhausted. “I don’t think that’s a good idea.”

Sadness flittered through his eyes before he managed a carefully blank expression. “I think I can handle driving you home.”

Still a trembling mess after everything that had happened, I gave in and followed Finn out to his car.

The tension that we’d shared before was nothing compared to how it was now. Now that Finn had in a roundabout way admitted he liked me and I’d realized that what I was feeling for him was attraction, the tension could not be mistaken for anything else but sexual.

I’d never felt anything like it before—it was the most frustrating, scary and exhilarating feeling in the world.

When we eventually pulled up outside the house, the guilt washed over me. I shouldn’t be feeling this way about Eloise’s boyfriend and he certainly shouldn’t be feeling this way about me.

I felt like we were to blame for the whole thing but I didn’t know why.

I hadn’t asked the universe to make Finn like me.

And I had definitely not intended to like him in return.

“India,” he said just as I moved to get out of his car. “I’ve never really cared what anybody thought of me before…but I really don’t want you to think I’m a bad person.”

I stared into his beautiful eyes. “I can’t imagine ever thinking you’re a bad person. I meant it earlier…thank you for coming for me tonight. I’ll never forget it.”
“This feels weirdly like a goodbye,” he said with a bitter twist to his gorgeous lips.

“Maybe it is. I guess we’re both just a complication the other doesn’t need.”

Slowly, so slowly my heart had time to increase in hard, steady thumps, Finn slid his hand over the center console between us and stroked his thumb along the side of my hand. I felt that simple touch in every nerve, my body reacting to it in a way it never had to the touches and deep kisses that had come before it.

I stared at our hands for a moment, wondering how different my life could be if Finn wasn’t Eloise’s boyfriend, if we’d just met as strangers at school, felt the inexplicable bond between us and were free to do something about it.

Suddenly very aware of how long I’d been sitting outside the house in his car, I fumbled for the door handle. “See you around, Finn.”

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Samantha Young is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of adult contemporary romances, including the On Dublin Street series and Hero, as well as the New Adult duology Into the Deep and Out of the Shallows. Every Little Thing, the second book in her new Hart’s Boardwalk series, will be published by Berkley in March 2017. Before turning to contemporary fiction, she wrote several young adult paranormal and fantasy series, including the amazon bestselling Tale of Lunarmorte trilogy. Samantha’s debut YA contemporary novel The Impossible Vastness of Us will be published by Harlequin TEEN in ebook & hardback June 2017
Samantha has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for On Dublin Street, Best Romance 2014 for Before Jamaica Lane, and Best Romance 2015 for Hero. On Dublin Street, a #1 bestseller in Germany, was the Bronze Award Winner in the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2013, Before Jamaica Lane the Gold Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2014 and Echoes of Scotland Street the Bronze Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2015.
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Review- Luca by Sarah Castille



My rating is 6 out of 5 but worth 100 

6 stars but 100 if I could give them.
I thought you couldn’t get any better than Nico. I WAS DEAD WRONG!!!  I’m so sorry Nico but Luca has replaced you as my favorite mobster ever. Pure ovary explosion. 100% pure alpha male that loves fiercely. Who can turn that away? Definitely not me. This book is definitely in my top 5 of the year. Need I say more? Probably not, but I’m going to.
Luca is a Capo who has worked his butt off to restore the Rizzoli name after his father disgraced them by getting in the drug trade. He has been through his fair share of heartache from family and lovers but he still has a huge heart that I instantly fell in love with. 

Gabrielle is a cop whose husband was brutally murdered and was left hanging upside down in his home. She came home and found him. How does one get through something like that? She has made it her life’s mission to find Garcia and bring justice for David.

When Luca and Gabrielle meet, there is no denying the sparks are gonna fly. And fly they did. When Luca finds out she’s a cop, he still can’t let her go even though he knows it could equal death for him. 
These two fight the good fight and that’s as many details as I’m giving because while I started having suspicions, I truly was floored when this story started unfolding. I was beyond blown away, and I know you will be too. 


Luca is the second book in a full-length, standalone series by New York Times bestselling author, Sarah Castille, set in Las Vegas and featuring deliciously sexy mafia bosses and the women who can’t help but love them.

 

Luca Rizzoli was nearly destroyed by a brutal betrayal that cost him his family. Now a ruthless crime boss in Las Vegas, he lets nothing touch his frozen heart…until a smoldering encounter with a beautiful stranger ignites his passion. One night isn’t enough for a man who takes what he wants—and Luca will do whatever he can to possess his mysterious temptress…

 

Police detective Gabrielle Fawkes lives for revenge. She lost everything at the hands of an unforgiving ruler of the Vegas underworld. Now she wants to see him six feet under. But when a near-fatal attack leads her into Luca’s arms, what was meant to be one night of unbridled passion becomes something forbiddingly more. Luca has his own agenda, but when strong, determined, kick-ass detective Gaby sets her sights on her target, Luca feels compelled to stand by her side and protect her at all costs. However, pursuing danger comes at a high price—and both Gaby and Luca must work together in order to eliminate the dark enterprise that threatens them.

 

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Review – Redemption by Stephie Walls

Redemption by Stephie Walls

Two things! 

Omg HOLY FREAKING EMOTIONS.

Omg DAN! 

If you have never read a Stephie Walls book before you are MISSING OUT. Stephie has this magical ability to rip out your heart and tear it to pieces while breathing life into your soul. Her books are emotional, so, so emotional. They touch on every nerve ending, they make you feel almost as much as the characters do. Her words are like poetry formed in breathtaking verses that sing. Her passion to not only her words but her characters and their stories is clearly visible at all times. How Stephie writes these books I’ll never know but I urge her to never stop.

From the start of Redemption we are thrown into heartbreak and devastation. The suspense of the past claws at you while reading, it pulls on every internal string, enveloping. The flashbacks make you wonder and hold your attention so vividly. And when it all becomes clear it’s a shock. So brutal and it makes you fear for Lissa’s future.

Meshed in with this past is the present. A stunning, highly charged present filled with hope and love and redemption. Dan & Lissa are truly mesmerizing, they come together so well and they are HOT. They are raw, carnal and intense. They breathe hope into the most broken parts. They are amazing. Dan is amazing. A love that fierce is what every person dreams of having.

Through it all, the pain, the past, the love and the present, something fierce grabs onto you and DOES NOT LET GO. Everything pounds into you and just holds you captive. 

Redemption is a raw tale of life becoming what you make it. There is always love, always hope. You just have to go out and find it. 

5 emotional, intense, inspirational stars!

One decision. 

One horrific mistake. 

One lifetime of hell. 

Everything I got was justified, and all I lost warranted. No matter where I went, the hell of my past followed. There was no forgiveness, no reparation—I would spend the rest of my days trapped in purgatory. His pain was mine. 

And then came Dan. 

Followed by hope. 

And possibly redemption.

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