Category: Princess Kelly’s Reviews

Princess Kelly Reviews: Reckoning by Jessica Ruben

Princess Kelly Reviews: Reckoning by Jessica RubenReckoning (Vincent and Eve Book 2) by Jessica Ruben
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4 Stars

Vincent: Forgetting about Eve was the plan. Finding her at a party on my college campus was the last thing I expected.

But letting her go again isn’t an option—not this time. Juggling the life I want with the one I was born into may be near impossible, but for her, it's a risk I'm willing to take.

My world has turned into a house of cards, where one wrong move can send it all crashing down…and us with it.

Eve: Finally at a prestigious university—and on the path to living my dreams—I’ve left the darkness of the Blue Houses behind. Still, a whole new host of problems await me.

Vincent is here.

He's king of the school, complete with a society princess by his side. I thought I wanted to know what he was hiding, but unlocking his biggest secret leads me into entirely new territory laced with danger
and lust...one I’m not sure I’ll survive.

RECKONING is book two of the Vincent and Eve Trilogy. You will need to read RISING, book one in the Vincent and Eve trilogy, in order to enjoy this sexy and heart pounding romance.

Also by this author: Rising (Vincent and Eve #1)

“I’d kill for you. To make you a part of me, I’d do anything. I’m a selfish man, Eve. I’ll never let you leave me.” 

This second instalment gave me all the feels,… and frustrated me to no end.

I love Vincent; he’s dark, dangerous and sexy as sin but the secrecy surrounding his true identity and his feelings for Eve were brutal. I hated his position – shackled to the sorority hell bitch princess in the name of family business was tough to witness for our Eve and my heart broke for her.

Starting college and escaping the blue projects is a dream come true for Eve. All her hard work is paying off but when she realises Vincent Borignone is in the same vicinity her new start and resting of past demons raises its head as she becomes more embroiled in the arms of a man she knows she should stay away from.

Love becomes obsession, as third parties threaten to destroy the beauty of what they have. Eve must fight for the man she loves, whilst Vincent makes a decision that could potentially destroy everything!

Set in College this story for me lost some of its edge. I liked the grittier form of book 1 but there is no denying this was still a great read that sprung one hell of a surprise at the end. I have no doubt that book 3 will be epic and I cannot bloody wait!!!

Read this series!!!!

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Princess Kelly Reviews: A Wish For Us by Tillie Cole

Princess Kelly Reviews: A Wish For Us by Tillie ColeA Wish For Us by Tillie Cole
on June 11, 2018
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5 Stars

From the author who brought you A Thousand Boy Kisses comes the new emotional novel, A Wish For Us.

A story of music. A story of healing. A story of love conquering all.

Nineteen-year-old Cromwell Dean is the rising star of electronic dance music. Thousands of people adore him. But no one knows him. No one sees the color of his heart.

Until the girl in the purple dress. She sees through the walls he has built to the empty darkness within.

When Cromwell leaves behind the gray skies of England to study music in the South Carolina heat, the last thing he expects is to see her again. And he certainly doesn’t expect that she’ll stay in his head like a song on repeat.

Bonnie Farraday lives for music. She lets every note into her heart, and she doesn’t understand how someone as talented as Cromwell can avoid doing the same. He’s hiding from his past, and she knows it. She tries to stay away from him, but something keeps calling her back.

Bonnie is the burst of color in Cromwell’s darkness. He’s the beat that makes her heart skip.

But when a shadow falls over Bonnie, it’s up to Cromwell to be her light, in the only way he knows how. He must help her find the lost song in her fragile heart. He must keep her strong with a symphony only he can compose.

A symphony of hope.A symphony of love.A symphony of them.

Standalone Mature YA/ New Adult Novel. Suitable for ages 15 and up.

Also by this author: Reap (Scarred Souls, #2), Reap (Scarred Souls, #2), Raze (Scarred Souls, #1), Sweet Hope (Sweet Home, #4), Souls Unfractured (Hades Hangmen, #3), Sweet Soul (Sweet Home, #4; Carillo Boys, #3), A Thousand Boy Kisses, A Thousand Boy Kisses, A Thousand Boy Kisses, Deep Redemption (Hades Hangmen, #4), Ravage (Scarred Souls, #3), A Veil of Vines, A Veil of Vines, Damnable Grace (Hades Hangmen, #5), Damnable Grace (Hades Hangmen, #5), Sick Fux

Tillie Cole is a must read author for me, I love everything she does and the versatility in her craft is quite simply astounding, however, this book was on a whole new level.

A Wish For Us was an emotional and sensory overload treat. A story awash with colour and song, creating a deep and personal read with in-depth characterisation based on personal loss, guilt, love and everything inbetween. From start to finish, ‘A Wish For Us’ is the perfect literary symphony that melds to your book loving beating heart and refuses to let up until the final chord. Even an hour later, I can’t get Cromwell and Bonnie out of my mind. Their journey is, at times, beautiful… and arduous.

Love has the power to conquer all, but at a cost…one neither could ever have anticipated, which is what also made this book a tear-jerker of epic proportions.

A lost and heartbroken English boy finds acceptance and solace in the arms of a sweet American girl who shows him the real meaning of soul shattering acceptance, bringing colour, music and irrevocable love into his life, only for time to be working against them.

A Wish For Us is perfect in every way; beautifully written, emotionally charged with a deep poignancy as it focuses on some more serious subject matters offering impact and a sense of realism.

If you pick up any book this summer, ‘A Wish For Us’ is it!

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Princess Kelly Reviews: Rising by Jessica Ruben

Princess Kelly Reviews: Rising by Jessica RubenRising (Vincent and Eve #1) by Jessica Ruben
on May 1, 2018
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5 Stars

As the bus approaches my stop on the Lower East Side, I raise the hood of my black sweatshirt. Anonymity is key in my neighborhood—particularly as a lone female walking at night.

All I want is to leave my crime-ridden shadow of a home in New York City. I’ve done everything I can to keep my head down and focus on my studies. College is my only goal; love has never been on the map…That is, until my sister brings me to an underground fight, where I meet a gorgeous and mysterious man: Vincent.

He is the ghost in my shadows, showing up to feed me pieces of his upper-crust life, then evaporating into darkness until his next visit. I’m falling hard and fast. How can I trust him amidst the depth of his secrets?

Vincent may be even more dangerous than the dark world I’m trying to escape.

Also by this author: Reckoning (Vincent and Eve Book 2)

Wow! Rising is a stunning, addictive and unmissable read as we delve deep into the depths of a young girls struggle to live in a crime-ridden New York neighbourhood where poverty and fight for survival dictates, and dreams are only for the weak.

Eve is a smart girl who has a dream. One that alienates her from her Blue Housing project peers. Her only support is her older sister who works hard in a salon to keep a roof over their head and food on the table as their alcoholic working girl mother goes on regular M.I.A.

Dreams are foolish in the projects but Eve is determined to escape by working hard and applying for college scholarships.

After a very harrowing run in with a deadly gang leader Eve finds herself fighting against borrowed time.

Unknowingly walking into an illegal underground fight ring, Eve is shocked to learn her sister is a regular patron. Initially she feels scared and wants nothing more than to get away – violence a regular theme in her life, this is one she can choose to play a part in and she wants out. That is until she sees him..

Vincent aka The Bull is a powerful, respected and unstoppable force. Not only is he undefeated but he’s the most beautiful young man she has ever set eyes on.

Suave, sexy, seductive, dangerous – Vincent is everything she doesn’t need right now, and everything she wants.

Eve is an innocent. An angel disguised lurking in a crowd of monsters. She is everything he can’t have, and everything he could ever hope for.

This book is quite simply AMAZING!!! A relatively short read that gave a little bit of EVERYTHING! I need book two in my hands NOW!

If you like a little darkness, a lot of sexy and a passionate, determined, albeit very sweet heroine, then make this your next read!!!

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Princess Kelly Reviews: Beautiful Victim by Claire C Riley

Princess Kelly Reviews: Beautiful Victim by Claire C RileyBeautiful Victim by Amy Jackson
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5 Stars

The perfect villain… or the perfect victim?

Growing up, Carrie was Ethan’s one true love, his fixation and his constant obsession. Friends to the bloody end, they were each other’s rocks whilst navigating through their dark and monstrous childhoods together. But then Carrie died and Ethan was almost destroyed by the secrets that were revealed in her wake.

It’s now fifteen years later and Carrie is back from the dead… and Ethan is forced to confront a truth he’s tried to deny himself for all these years.

With his obsession renewed, the situation rapidly spirals out of control as their story escalates towards a dark and startling conclusion. Because now Ethan has a singular focus;Keep the girl, no matter what the consequences!

The truth should set you free, but what happens when the truth is the one thing that can destroy you? Can Ethan’s obsession for the girl he’s always loved ever really be more than that? Or is the idea of her the only thing left to fight for… because perhaps, the illusion of Carrie was the only thing he ever really had.

#thriller #suspense #romance #stalker #obsession #psychological

Carrie was a victim, and her circumstance was life. And mine was thinking I could ever save her.” Ethan Cowells

Beautiful Victim is one of those books that lures you in, pulls you deep within its clutches and doesn’t let go.

There are no heroes here, only broken souls created through unjustified evil perpetrated by others; a puppet on a string, dictating, luring, causing unspeakable actions, as innocence shatters.

Carrie and Ethan’s story is no fairy-tale but a darkened and shocking view into a dirty window. A deeply dark and twisted tale as past and present collides where lies, secrets and crimes take their toll on the once innocent, paving way for a life shrouded in destruction and toxicity.

It could have been so different for these kids, and this story with the way it is so beautifully written is the perfect thriller. You feel for the characters, despise them even, hate others, think you have them worked out, then you start to question everything only then to have the proverbial rug pulled from beneath your feet wondering what the hell just happened.

Victim turned monster, Saviour turned criminal. Both broken. Both a victim of life circumstance. Both trying to find freedom in a jaded world, but it comes at a price, that is until you realise… you’ve never really been free at all.

I can’t go into a full story overview because it would be an injustice, you must get inside Ethan’s mind and travel this journey alone. Granted it’s not always pretty but my goodness, was it a page-turner and trust me when I say this is one story you won’t forget in a hurry!!

5 Crowns!

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Princess Kelly Reviews: Ball Peen Hammer by Lauren Rowe

Princess Kelly Reviews: Ball Peen Hammer by Lauren RoweBall Peen Hammer: A Standalone Morgan Brothers Book by Lauren Rowe
on July 25th 2016
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5 Stars

From the USA Today and Internationally bestselling author of The Club Series, Lauren Rowe, comes a sexy standalone romantic comedy: Ball Peen Hammer.

Keane Morgan wouldn’t return any of my calls or texts, and I was pissed as hell about it. I didn’t want to drive from Seattle to L.A. with the guy any more than he wanted to drive with me, but I had no frickin’ choice in the matter--at least, not if I wanted to use his brother Dax’s coveted parking spot at UCLA.

Okay, so it turned out Keane was objectively gorgeous, and, fine, pretty funny, too. But did he have to be so damned in love with himself? I mean, jeez, the cocky way he flashed those dimples was just so orchestrated. And, honestly, what kind of guy uses the phrase “baby doll” with a straight face? Oh, that’s right: the kind of guy who’s a male stripper.

Yup, the cocky jerk turned out to be Seattle’s answer to Magic Mike, a stripper known as “Ball Peen Hammer”--which meant Keane Morgan was emphatically not the kind of guy I’d ever fall for.

Not. At. All.

No freakin’ way.

Well, until Keane convinced me to fall for him, that is.

Which I did.

Hard.

NOTE:Ball Peen Hammer is a full-length, standalone sexy romantic comedy about Keane Morgan (one of four Morgan brothers introduced in The Club Series) and Maddy Milliken (the little sister of Hannah Banana Montana Milliken). This book is a standalone book in The Morgan Brothers Series, a spin-off of THE CLUB SERIES, and can be read as a complete standalone. The Morgan Brothers books are intended to be read in any order.

Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Also by this author: Captain, Misadventures of a College Girl (Misadventures, #9)

I’m officially a pickle that wants to jump out the jar and embrace the crazy that is Keane ‘peenie’ Morgan. That sexy little shit just rendered this nearly 40 year old speechless… and turn into a mushy pile to goo.

I don’t know whether to jump his bones or make him lasagne like his ‘Momma’ used to make, all I know is I totally adore him!

This book is the perfect, light-hearted, off-the-wall, bat-shit-crazy escapism I needed.

Being completely honest… at first I wasn’t sure. The very Americanised OTT Jock style dialogue didn’t sing to me in the first couple of chapters, and then it just clicked when an older Brother jumped into the conversation and I literally rolled. I will forever love Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum fuck for as long as I shall live. From then on this comedic offering proved that Lauren Rowe is truly a literary genius. I’m pretty sure she’s a young male testosterone infused jock disguised in a hot woman’s body, (I’ve met her, shes great) because how she managed to portray these characters in the manor she did was incredible.

It’s been a while since I’ve really laughed out loud reading a book whilst in the same breath been enamoured by a YA/NA storyline. I need to read more from this author because I LOVED this book.

Everything about it was sexy, fun and refreshing whilst holding on to those deep fundamentals that still make a person good inside. Both Keane and Maddy made this trip entertaining and I loved spending my Sunday with them both.

…I feel this is one fictitious family I could love the most.

Thank you Emma for being on my case about The Morgans, I regret not reading this sooner!

5 ‘Peenie’ Crowns

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Princess Kelly Reviews: Jackson by Tracie Podger

Princess Kelly Reviews: Jackson by Tracie PodgerJackson by Tracie Podger, Karen Hrdlicka
on December 4, 2017
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4 Stars

Jackson“It’s time to get my shit together. Time to tell her that I love her. Time to right wrongs and put the past behind me. But I have an addiction, one that haunts me, that takes over my body and mind. One that leaves scars.”Summer“It’s time to get my shit together. Time to tell him that I love him. Time to move on from my past. But he has an addiction, one that scares me, one that I don’t feel capable of dealing with.”

Jackson - Son of a wealthy, abusive man finds peace in art. Whether that art be on his body or walls, it gives him an outlet.Summer – A woman in mourning, finds peace in the arms of her friend.Together they can fight their demons, they can put the past behind them – or can they? Can two broken people have the love they both desire? Or will dangerous, harmful outlets and loss forever consume them?

Jackson is a standalone with The Passion Series.

Angsty romance for over 18’s. This novel contains scenes that could be a trigger for some. Please feel free to contact the author or refer to the Trigger Warning section on the author’s website – www.TraciePodger.com

Jackson is a wonderfully written story of two good people finding shelter and love in one another whilst battling hurt and the inner demons that plague them.

Jackson is such a deep, beautiful multifaceted character that his moods and actions not only gave me the proverbial whiplash but had my heart hurting. Child abuse is never an easy subject and it is touched upon sympathetically here through clever writing, although the impact it creates for our main protagonist is devastating, making Jackson volatile and self-destructive.

His outlets are private, hidden behind his stern inked-up bad-boy exterior – only a select few know what Jackson is really trying to overcome and helping him in anyway they can, but his one balm, that one saviour is his best friend’s grieving widow, Summer.

Summer had it all; a nice apartment, a husband she loved and the best friend a girl could ever ask for, until one night changed everything proving all she ever believed was a lie.

Trying to overcome the ultimate betrayal has been hard but her solace comes in her best friend; he is her rock, his arms cradle her pain, the connection they share the only thing that keeps her grounded… yet what happens when that rock leaves without a word? No trace. No indication of running leaves Summer baffled and upset.

Jackson’s triggers are becoming harder to deal with, he had to leave for her sake as he moves from the busting life of London city to the warmth and golden sands of California, starting anew even as he mourns for the woman he can never have.

Summer does not do running away, as she follows Jackson to California in the hope of answers and reconciliation, but what she finds is the real man, the one who has been hiding in the shadows of his own personal hell…and it’s just about to be unleashed!

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What a book this was!! Jackson will destroy you before slowly putting you back together again.

Summer is a broken heroine facing a monumental dilemma when the friend she falls in love with proves her biggest challenge yet.

This is a story of pain, and yet from it born something profoundly beautiful.

If you love romances with grit, a touch of danger and anti-heroism with sex appeal off the charts, then yeah… Jackson is your next read!!!

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Princess Kelly Reviews: Undefeated by Stuart Reardon by Jane Harvey-Berrick

Princess Kelly Reviews: Undefeated by Stuart Reardon by Jane Harvey-BerrickUndefeated by Stuart Reardon, Jane Harvey-Berrick
on December 11th 2017
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4 Stars

A Rugby Romance

Also by this author: The Traveling Man (Traveling, #1), Dazzled, Slave to the Rhythm (The Rhythm #1), Slave to the Rhythm (The Rhythm #1), Dangerous to Know & Love, One Careful Owner: Love Me, Love My Dog, Behind the Wall

Undefeated is a story of strength and determination whilst grappling with the possibility of failure.

A dream can only come true if you work hard and make certain sacrifices, that eventually help pave way for success. Nick Renshaw is no stranger to working hard. Finally it’s paying off and he’s in a good place – A new contract for a premiership rugby league club in the bag and a fiance on his arm; a positive outlook for a young man fulfilling a life-long dream… that is until a major injury brings his dreams crashing to a halt, followed by heartbreak when his girl and best friend are caught in a very compromising position.

Nick loses it and ends up being arrested for assault and battery – his promising career in tatters makes way for a major fall into the pit of despair.

Help is at hand when an American sports psychologist is hired by the club to help aid in Nick’s recovery – a new found ally and a friendship based on honesty is born… until that line between doctor and patient blurs and unstoppable forces set out to destroy everything they have both worked for…

And oh my goodness, what a joy this book was. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect as I’m not much for sport (Although I do enjoy a bit of rugby from time to time) but I found myself falling deeper in love with Nick and Anna’s plight – not just for the connection and love they shared, but for the sport itself.

A bloody hard slog with the scars to prove it showed so much passion that it was impossible not to get sucked in and that can only be contributed to Stuart Reardon’s passion and drive for the game. His portrayal of the industry and the public persona that comes with being a sporting celebrity has the ability of raise as well as destroy a person’s life and career. All it takes is one false move, one mistake and it’s ‘game-over.’

I also love a well rounded, smart and strong heroine and Dr Anna Scott had all of those keen attributes.

If you love sports romance with a good dose of reality in a world governed by social media, psycho ex partners and a thirst for success when the odds are stacked against you, then make this your next read!!

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Princess Kelly Reviews: Fallen Heir by Erin Watt

Princess Kelly Reviews: Fallen Heir by Erin WattFallen Heir (The Royals, #4) by Erin Watt
Pages: 295
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5 Stars

These Royals will ruin you.

Easton Royal has it all: looks, money, intelligence. His goal in life is to have as much fun as possible. He never thinks about the consequences because he doesn’t have to.

Until Hartley Wright appears, shaking up his easy life. She’s the one girl who’s said no, despite being attracted to him. Easton can’t figure her out and that makes her all the more irresistible.

Hartley doesn’t want him. She says he needs to grow up.

She might be right.

Rivals. Rules. Regrets. For the first time in Easton’s life, wearing a Royal crown isn’t enough. He’s about to learn that the higher you start, the harder you fall.

Also by this author: Paper Princess (The Royals, #1), Paper Princess (The Royals, #1), Paper Princess (The Royals, #1), Broken Prince (The Royals, #2), Broken Prince (The Royals, #2), Broken Prince (The Royals, #2), Twisted Palace (The Royals, #3), Twisted Palace (The Royals, #3), Twisted Palace (The Royals, #3), Fallen Heir (The Royals, #4)

Easton and Hartley’s story is complex and deeply moving as bad boy meets good girl in this 4th instalment of what has become my favourite YA series of all time.

They said these Royals will ruin you, and they were not joking because as much as I love the other Brothers, it was Easton whose dangerous and carefree persona that captivated me the most, and not because he was the good to be bad Brother who took things to be extreme, but because it was obvious that he was also the most complex and damaged.

This is the book that flays open those layers and gives us a true glimpse into the twisted, hilarious and often heartbreaking make up of Easton Royal, the middle child, as he embarks on a new journey of self discovery.

Often surrounded by admirers, Easton has the world at his feet, yet most of the time he feels alone and alienated due to his addictive and often self destructive personality that started at a very young age. He’s a whirlwind that takes flight and crashes in the next, the wayward son, who when left to his own devices becomes his own worst enemy.

Hartley Wright is an enigma, a recluse. A small, ordinary girl happy to walk within the new school corridor shadows; that is until she opens the wrong door and comes face to face with the Royal boy with a bad reputation up to no good. Even though she promises to keep what she witnessed a secret, Easton is aware of the consequences and makes it his mission to plant himself firmly in the path of the exasperating girl who berates, disregards and refuses to engage in any funny business with one of the most eligible batchelors in town.

He’s a distraction she doesn’t need, and she’s the new addiction that he just can’t get enough of.

What happens when two young people hit an impasse? Well, they become friends, and best friends at that. Easton and Hartley both find themselves on a steep learning curve when it comes to trust and unravelling of secrets, ones that will have your heart in your throat and your brain coming to all sorts of viable conclusions as to who this girl really is and what is she hiding? The suspense is off the charts and just when you think these two kids have it all sorted, another blow hits knocking them sideways.

Through it all one thing becomes highly apparent in that Easton isn’t all what he seems to be…behind the camaraderie is a heart of gold and a lost boy missing his Mum. There were times I wanted to slap him, hug him and kiss him at the same time and I felt Hartley wanted to do the same which is what made this story work so well.

Easton is at a crossroads and Hartley is the driving force, surely they were made for a happily ever after, right? Well…. with that ending all I can say is there is no way their story is over and right now I’m still reeling over it. I haven’t slept all night and I haven’t stopped thinking about it all day – a true testament of an epic 5 star read.

The dynamite duo have done it again, and yes…. I’m Ruined!

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Princess Kelly Reviews: Behind The Wall by Jane Harvey-Berrick

Princess Kelly Reviews: Behind The Wall by Jane Harvey-BerrickBehind the Wall by Jane Harvey-Berrick
on May 26th 2017
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4 Stars

Prison.

The place where dreams fade and hope dies.

That’s what it’s meant for the five years that Garrett has been behind bars. But now hope is on the horizon and he’s daring to dream again: small dreams, small hopes.

Getting his GED would be a start. If only his prison-appointed teacher Miss Ella Newsome wasn’t so damn sexy.

As Garrett and Ella start to play a dangerous game, the price could be higher than either of them have guessed.

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This story first appeared in the anthology HOT FOR TEACHER in 2016. It has since been extended with new scenes, more heart ache and even more heat.

Also by this author: The Traveling Man (Traveling, #1), Dazzled, Slave to the Rhythm (The Rhythm #1), Slave to the Rhythm (The Rhythm #1), Dangerous to Know & Love, One Careful Owner: Love Me, Love My Dog, Undefeated

A beautiful short story of redemption, acceptance and love. I enjoyed every moment of this book and it’s safe to say that I will never look at a broom cupboard quite the same way again!

If you love a touch of the forbidden, then dive into this baby, you won’t regret it!

Behind The Wall is a teacher and student romance with a touch of danger and a hell of a lot of desire. Ella and Garrett are both likable characters trying to find the missing piece, they just never expected to find it in a prison classroom.

Another great read from Jane Harvey-Berrick!

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Princess Kelly Reviews: A Life Less Beautiful by Elle Brooks

Princess Kelly Reviews: A Life Less Beautiful by Elle BrooksA Life Less Beautiful by Elle Brooks
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4 Stars

Ellis Hughes has loved the girl next door since he was ten-years-old. She was his sun, moon, and every visible star in a clear night sky. She was also his biggest regret.

When a terrible accident rips Ellis and Harlow apart, it shatters both their hearts beyond repair. More than a decade later, Ellis has paid his penance, but his regret still lingers, and the love he once harbored for his childhood sweetheart has never faded.

What Ellis believes has been destroyed forever, slowly comes back to life, only for a cruel twist of fate to intervene. Knowing he cannot live his life without Harlow in it, he faces the ultimate test of selflessness.

He must sacrifice his own heart to mend hers.

Also by this author: A Life Less Beautiful, A Life Less Beautiful

Ellis and Harlow will melt your heart in true classic romantic style and break it in the next. A childhood friendship turned teenage lovers with hopes and dreams of a content and happy future, turns to shock and bewilderment when one moment of anger and judgement changes their course.

Harlow is a sporty, fun loving, tough girl who has a luster for life. The final piece of her content jigsaw came in the form of a beautiful 11 year old boy and new neighbour, Ellis Hughes. Their initial meeting ended in tears when she shot him but that was soon forgotten when tears turned to an unbreakable bond of friendship.

Ellis never wanted to move but finding out that their were older boys next door was an exciting prospect. Although, the youngest sister made a painful impression, her empathy shone, as did her lust for fun and ability to give the boys a run for their money, alas a new friendship is born.

A chunk in the armour of what was an impenetrable relationship comes a little later when Harlow collapses. Frantic, Ellis undoubtedly saves her life only to be told that the love of his life has a heart condition that strips her of the athletic lifestyle she loves.

With her condition monitored closely and life back on track, laugher, love, the prospect of college and a happy future still beckons, that is until one moment destroys everything and that unbreakable bond is severed for ten years.

Now he’s back…

I can’t give you anything else in terms of plot overview but what I will say is I thoroughly enjoyed Elle Brooks new and deeply moving offering in A Life Less Beautiful.

Told in double POV in past and present tense, this book brought light, laughter and all things considered, a stunning love story to stand the test of time.

For me personally, I felt the first half of the book flowed better and I loved how two kids found solace and a commitment so young. Although, the second half was a good read, I had a couple of issues with the end which is very subjective. I prefer a well rounded, undeniable finale and I felt this to be more of a questionable cliffhanger hence the 4-stars. This is a personal thing because my blog sister loved how clever it was and gave it a 5 so don’t let this cloud any judgement when it comes to reading this book as it really is a wonderful story.

Yes there is angst and heartbreak, but most of all and enlightening and breathtaking tale of survival and love revival in the aftermath of tragedy. Soulful and beautifully written; A Life Less Beautiful is this summer’s read!

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Princess Kelly Reviews: Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas

Princess Kelly Reviews: Punk 57 by Penelope DouglasPunk 57 by Penelope Douglas
Pages: 341
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5 Stars

“We were perfect together. Until we met.”
Misha
I can’t help but smile at the words in her letter. She misses me.
In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed.
It didn’t take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever…
And that was the start. For the next seven years, it was us.
Her letters are always on black paper with silver writing. Sometimes there’s one a week or three in a day, but I need them. She’s the only one who keeps me on track, talks me down, and accepts everything I am.
We only had three rules. No social media, no phone numbers, no pictures. We had a good thing going. Why ruin it?
Until I run across a photo of a girl online. Name’s Ryen, loves Gallo’s pizza, and worships her iPhone. What are the chances?
F*ck it. I need to meet her.
I just don’t expect to hate what I find.
Ryen
He hasn’t written in three months. Something’s wrong. Did he die? Get arrested? Knowing Misha, neither would be a stretch.
Without him around, I’m going crazy. I need to know someone is listening. It’s my own fault. I should’ve gotten his number or picture or something.
He could be gone forever.
Or right under my nose, and I wouldn’t even know it.

Also by this author: Corrupt

I adored this book and I’m now fully initiating myself into the Pen Douglas fan club. I loved Corrupt and felt the burning need to jump into another book by this author, and after just finishing Punk 57, there is no denying that she can write contemporary romance with a good dose of twisted suspense. This book was a well formed, addictive and riveting read with a really important message.

This book highlights the trials of young people trying to find themselves, whilst trying to fit into a mould of the ever growing need of being popular. A fickle but necessary action of making the days go by easier, whilst losing a little part of your soul in the process.

Ryen Trevarrow never wanted to be branded as the mean cheerleader, and neither did she help herself in proving she could be better because self-preservation and a need to fit in outweighed the hurt and loneliness of being an outsider – yes… Welcome to the hell gates of high school.

However, persona can be an act but there is one person who knows a little more about the girl behind the mask and that is her accidentally paired pen pal, Misha Lare.

One guy, one girl, and seven years of lyrical exchanges, bouts of honesty and an unbreakable bond that these two faceless friends can be proud of, until one night everything changes…

And my goodness what an epic journey this was. Misha and Ryen are those characters that are riddled with faults, and at times not necessarily likeable but wow, did they feel real.

Every action was met with a burning undertone of sexual awareness, and the tension exploded in a cascade of lust, hate, admiration, and love, all wrapped together in a wicked package with a fabulous twist that I didn’t see coming until towards the end.

As a seasoned and more mature reader of contemporary romance, this book being set in high school worried me a little but I needn’t have been because this has made my best book list of 2017, because it was honest, raw and hotter than what should be branded legal, and I bloody loved it!!!

Give me the delinquent outsiders any day… this is my tribe!

5 crowns

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Princess Kelly Reviews: Spark in the Ashes by Nikki Groom

Spark in the Ashes (Steel Souls MC Book 1) by Nikki Groom
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Sadie Foster is consumed with revenge. The quiet beauty she portrays on the outside disguises the rage bubbling within her. Because on the inside, her desire for retribution dominates her every waking thought, until him...…
Ramsey Dalton is an outlaw. A criminal that will do whatever it takes to get what he wants and to keep his MC brothers safe. He didn't know there could be more to his life than sex, drugs and death, until her...
Their meeting is pure chance. Their connection undeniable. But what neither of them know, is that their relationship threatens to uncover far more than they could have imagined.
Secrets and lies are best left buried, but sometimes they’re too real to stay dead.
(Book 1 of 2)

Also by this author: Against the Tide, Headstrong (The Kingdom Book 4), Spark in the Ashes (Steel Souls MC Book 1), Spark in the Ashes (Steel Souls MC Book 1)

Spark in the Ashes is a fantastic initiation for Nikki Groom into the dark and gritty world of MC contemporary romance. This book delivered in droves, as it held many elements that make a good book great including suspense, violence, sex and the best part… likable (even though a little fucked up) characters.

From chapter one this book makes one hell of an opening impact with a young woman who has made a very conscious decision to walk the dangerous path of revenge. Her reasoning becomes very apparent as the story unfolds, and one that kept me riveted until the end.

Ramsey is enamored with the young beauty who carries herself so calmly, whilst holding a gun that just ended a renowned local lowlife, but unfortunately her actions have caused him somewhat of a problem. He was owed a debt, and now it seems it will have to be paid by another – the very female walking away from her new kill.

Sadie and Ramsey’s first meeting ends in a car wreck and many unanswered questions. But if there is one good thing Ramsey Dalton, Vice President of the Steel Souls MC is good at, and that is getting answers – he just never expected a feisty female with personality traits close to his own. This is no wannabe MC whore like he’s used to, Sadie ‘Raven’ Foster is a whole new ballgame.

Sadie is a ticking time bomb, her promise to do the job she set out for doesn’t as much come under scrutiny but understanding, making her realise that the life of a bikers old lady could have its merits, and yet she never envisioned that life with Ramsey could prove more dangerous than the life she set out for herself when a rival MC finally shows their hand and will stop at nothing to take the reins and their territory.

And oh my goodness what a fucking ride this book was! I can’t tell you how many MC books I’ve read, but I can tell you that this one stood out for many reasons, but none more so than having two strong, brave and undeniably hard-core characters at the helm. There are no shrinking violets here ladies, and for that alone it was absolutely awesome!

There is a deeper backstory here that moulds both our characters into what they are today, and yet there were still rules, lines you didn’t cross that were admirable. There was no violence for the sake of it which many MC books I’ve read lately seem to have made a theme. I felt most actions were justified even if one in particular was a little gruesome, it wasn’t overdone – and that ending will have you shouting HOLY HELLS BELLS with that wicked little twist, and no, I didn’t see it coming!

I can’t wait for the sequel. Write like the wind Nikki, I need it now

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Princess Kelly Reviews: Damnable Grace by Tillie Cole

Damnable Grace (Hades Hangmen, #5) by Tillie Cole
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EVEN THE BROKEN, THROUGH LOVE, CAN FIND GRACE...
Secrets never stay hidden.
The burden of guilt never lifts from the heart.
Born and raised in The Order of David, Sister Phebe knows nothing but cult life. Head of the Sacred Sisters of New Zion, Phebe was groomed from childhood for one purpose: to seduce. Prized as a harlot, as a New Zion whore, Phebe is taken from the doomed cult by Meister, the notorious leader of the Aryan Brotherhood. Taken as his possession. Taken to be the woman who will obey his every sexual demand. Under his heavy hand, Phebe finds herself in a place much worse than she could ever have imagined... with absolutely no one to help. And no glimpse of hope.
Xavier ‘AK’ Deyes is content with his life as Sergeant-At-Arms of the Hades Hangmen. Leader of the infamous ‘Psycho Trio’ and ex-special ops sniper, AK knows how to fight. Experienced in warfare and schooled in military operations, AK is vital to the Hangmen. When his Vice President needs help retrieving his missing sister-in-law, Phebe, from a Klan-funded trafficking ring, AK volunteers to go in. AK remembers the red-head from New Zion. Remembers everything about her from the single time they met—her red hair, blue eyes and freckled face. But when he finds her, heavily drugged and under Meister’s control, her sorry condition causes him to remember more than the beautiful woman he once tied to a tree. Saving Phebe forces hidden demons from his past to return. A past he can never move on from, no matter how hard he tries.
As AK fights to help Phebe, and in turn she strives to help him, they realize their secret sins will never leave them alone. Kindred broken souls, they realize the only way they can be rid of their ghosts is to face them together and try to find peace.
Despair soon turns to hope, and damaged hearts soon start to heal. But when their deep, painful scars resurface, becoming too much to bear, the time comes when they must make a heavy choice: stay forever damned; or together, find grace.
Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, disturbingly sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and very mature topics. Recommended for age 18 and over.

***NOT a standalone. MUST be read as part of The Hades Hangmen Series***

Also by this author: Reap (Scarred Souls, #2), Reap (Scarred Souls, #2), Raze (Scarred Souls, #1), Sweet Hope (Sweet Home, #4), Souls Unfractured (Hades Hangmen, #3), Sweet Soul (Sweet Home, #4; Carillo Boys, #3), A Thousand Boy Kisses, A Thousand Boy Kisses, A Thousand Boy Kisses, Deep Redemption (Hades Hangmen, #4), Ravage (Scarred Souls, #3), A Veil of Vines, A Veil of Vines, Damnable Grace (Hades Hangmen, #5), Sick Fux, A Wish For Us

AK will blow your mind in this new 5th installment of the Hades Hangmen series by the wickedly talented Tillie Cole.

Raw, gritty, dark but undeniably extraordinary, AK and Phebe’s story is a tough read, but like every other book in this series, it holds a redeeming quality that just has you falling for the MC bad boy.

AK’s backstory was gripping and heart-breaking. We learn about his family and his close relationship with his Brother that saw them both touring together with the Marines – what follows from his time as a dead-shot sniper is the crux to this slow burn love story that is thwarted with gory and horrifying details of the trials both these characters have faced. It’s no easy or pretty read, but a great addition to the series that reunited me with some of my favourite characters.

The character however that shone for me on this occasion was Vike. The guy is hilarious and I cannot wait for his book. He’s really grown on me and out of the Psycho Trio he’s the one that can put a crazy smile on your face whilst questioning your own sanity.

I didn’t love this book as much as Ky or Flames story but it was a great read nonetheless and I’m really excited to see how this series progresses in the future as some new young blood has been added into the mix. My hope is Tillie keeps going, if there were ten books I wouldn’t mind as I would happily read every single one.

If you’re not easily shocked and can handle graphic scenes of torture and female degradation then put those big girl pants on and start this series!

This must be read in order for character and plot progression. These books, in my opinion, are not standalone novels.

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Princess Kelly Reviews: HIM by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Princess Kelly Reviews: HIM by Sarina Bowen and Elle KennedyHim (Him #1) by Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy
on July 28th 2015
Pages: 360
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5 Stars

They don’t play for the same team. Or do they?
Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wise-cracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were eighteen? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died.
Ryan Wesley’s biggest regret is coaxing his very straight friend into a bet that pushed the boundaries of their relationship. Now, with their college teams set to face off at the national championship, he’ll finally get a chance to apologize. But all it takes is one look at his longtime crush, and the ache is stronger than ever.
Jamie has waited a long time for answers, but walks away with only more questions—can one night of sex ruin a friendship? If not, how about six more weeks of it? When Wesley turns up to coach alongside Jamie for one more hot summer at camp, Jamie has a few things to discover about his old friend... and a big one to learn about himself.
Warning: contains sexual situations, skinnydipping, shenanigans in an SUV and proof that coming out to your family on social media is a dicey proposition.

Also by this author: The Goal (Off-Campus, #4)

Jamie and Wes’ story was consuming, empowering, honest, and hotter than hell! Holy hockey pucks and purple skittles did I fall head over heels in love with this love story. – Kelly, Perusing Princesses

I was on the fence for so long because I will be the first to hold my hand up and say that M/M has never really done anything for me in the past. However, two very good author friends told me nearly a year ago that I had to read this book and after some deliberation, I finally jumped in! Alas, I’m converted because my reservations have been silenced with this book.



Jamie and Wes’ story was consuming, empowering, honest, and hotter than hell! Holy hockey pucks and purple skittles did I fall head over heels in love with this love story.

Wes was always aware of his sexual orientation from a young age, and his battle to keep his true feelings hidden from his best friend was honourable and I loved him for it.

Jamie has never had to work hard for female attention but when one drunken night presents an opportunity to experiment he doesn’t shy away from his best friend, and from that moment on questions and confusion rears its head for Jamie, but what was so pleasurable about this read was there was no disgust by any of it, just a quiet, almost diplomatic realisation of personal self awareness that was embraced with sympathetic maturity on a scale that isn’t often seen in ‘fictional’ life changing circumstances.

Witnessing these two talented and beautiful young men manifest into more was a really beautiful reading experience that made me want to bitch slap myself for not delving in sooner.

US is the sequel and I can’t wait to get back on the rink with these boys to see what happens next.

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Princess Kelly Reviews: Mists of the Serengeti by Leylah Attar

Princess Kelly Reviews: Mists of the Serengeti by Leylah AttarMists of the Serengeti by Leylah Attar
Pages: 360
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Once in Africa, I kissed a king...
"And just like that, in an old red barn at the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, I discovered the elusive magic I had only ever glimpsed between the pages of great love stories. It fluttered around me like a newborn butterfly and settled in a corner of my heart. I held my breath, afraid to exhale for fear it would slip out, never to be found again.”
When a bomb explodes in a mall in East Africa, its aftershocks send two strangers on a collision course that neither one sees coming.
Jack Warden, a divorced coffee farmer in Tanzania, loses his only daughter. An ocean away, in the English countryside, Rodel Emerson loses her only sibling.
Two ordinary people, bound by a tragic afternoon, set out to achieve the extraordinary, as they make three stops to rescue three children across the vast plains of the Serengeti—children who are worth more dead than alive.
But even if they beat the odds, another challenge looms at the end of the line. Can they survive yet another loss—this time of a love that’s bound to slip through their fingers, like the mists that dissipate in the light of the sun?
“Sometimes you come across a rainbow story—one that spans your heart. You might not be able to grasp it or hold on to it, but you can never be sorry for the color and magic it brought.”
A blend of romance and women’s fiction,
Mists of The Serengeti
is inspired by true events and contains emotional triggers, including the death of a child. Not recommended for sensitive readers. Standalone, contemporary fiction.

Mists of the Serengeti is a beautifully written and inspiring tale of courage in the wake of loss and newfound love in the aftermath of tragedy. 

Rodel and Jacks’ story is a beautifully woven, poetic masterpiece that not only transpires a deep resonance within the reader, but intertwines a serious, more disturbing subject giving our two lead characters heroic status. Their journey delivers a dramatic impact making one hell of an intense, addictive read.

From the English countryside to the vast African Serengeti, Ro’s life not only changed with the devastating death of her sister, but in the wake of her loss, a new journey opens itself up. Unlike the old ‘down to earth, safe and scarcely spontaneous’ Ro, she spreads her wings and takes it, however she’s not quite prepared for her life, as she once knew it, to change forever.


Jack Warden is a force to be reckoned with, a looming hunk of a man who is devastated at the loss of his Daughter in a premeditated attack – that day broke him. Afraid to move on, or let anyone else in, Jack has become a shadow of his former self. His love of life and his coffee farm snuffed out the day the shopping centre fell, but this new stranger looking for answers is an enigma, and a distraction he wasn’t quite ready for.

Survival becomes key in a race against time, as two grieving people bound together to save the innocent. Through the mist arises strength, and a timeless ‘once in a lifetime’ love story to rival the best.

Mists of the Serengeti is one not to miss.

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Princess Kelly Reviews: Wardrobe Malfunction by Samantha Towle

Princess Kelly Reviews: Wardrobe Malfunction by Samantha TowleWardrobe Malfunction by Samantha Towle
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5 Stars

From New York Times bestselling author, Samantha Towle, comes a new standalone romantic comedy.
Vaughn West, Hollywood heartthrob, has been at the top of his game for years. He thinks he’s untouchable—until a betrayal brings him spiraling down. Now, everyone pities him, and if there’s one thing Vaughn hates, it’s pity.
After a few months of working his way through every available actress, pop star, model, and waitress in California, Vaughn needs to get his life back on track and focus on what he does best—making hit movies.
Charlotte Michaels is in love. Just not with one person. Louis Vuitton…Christian Dior…Valentino…Gucci…And the list goes on.
Sadly, Charly’s limited bank account doesn’t allow her those luxuries, and the closest she gets are lucky finds in charity shops and working closely with some of those names in her job as a wardrobe assistant.
Now, Charly has landed the mother of all jobs—working on the new Vaughn West movie. Excited doesn’t even cut it.
Only things don’t go as planned, and it turns out that Vaughn is actually a jerk. A hot jerk, but a jerk nonetheless.
So, why do their clothes keep falling off whenever they’re around each other? And why can’t Charly keep her mind in the closet and off Vaughn?
Getting mixed up with a smart-mouthed, fashion-obsessed wardrobe assistant is the last thing Vaughn needs.
Getting mixed up with an arrogant, self-centered, obnoxious, jumped-up actor who has a lack of respect for fashion is the last thing Charly needs.
Things are about to get hot, dirty, and messy in Hollywood. Very messy. Especially if Charly’s closely guarded secret falls out of her closet.

Also by this author: When I Was Yours, When I Was Yours, The Storm (The Storm Series Book 4), The Storm (The Storm, #3.5), The Ending I Want, The Ending I Want, Unsuitable, Unsuitable, Wardrobe Malfunction

It all started with a twerk, a precariously misplaced pin and a cock warmer…

And ended with me hugging my kindle in glee because not only is this romantic comedy a jovial, fun and sexy read but it was the perfect lighthearted escapism that I never knew I was craving until now.

I’m a sucker for Hollywood romances and yes, I’ve read a few but Wardrobe Malfunction by far is now one of my absolute favourites.

Vaughn and Charly’s story is a laugh a minute but it has so much heart and honesty that you cannot help but fall in love with them in equal measure. Yes, our hero is gorgeous, witty and highly amusing but it was Charly who I admired as she held her own admirably given her position and I do love a strong heroine who isn’t afraid to take a gamble on Hollywood’s golden boy.

I don’t want to go into a story overview because this is one you have to just delve in and enjoy for yourself as you travel from New York, to Vegas to Oregon and back. Charly and Vaughn’s journey is a pleasureable, fun and lighthearted read that will put a smile on your face and another notch on the romcom favourite list.

Samantha Towle does it again!

5 shiny pins.

… I mean Crowns.

 

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Princess Kelly Reviews: One Careful Owner by Jane Harvey-Berrick

Princess Kelly Reviews: One Careful Owner by Jane Harvey-BerrickOne Careful Owner: Love Me, Love My Dog by Jane Harvey-Berrick
on January 2nd 2017
Pages: 234
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4 Stars

WARNING!This book will break your heart!
From the best-selling romance author of THE EDUCATION OF SEBASTIAN comes a sexy, heart-breaking and heart-warming story about one man and his dog. (Standalone)
Alex is lost and alone, with only his dog, Stan for company. He doesn’t expect kindness from anyone anymore, but sometimes hope can be found in the most unlikely places. He has a second chance at happiness, but there’s a dark side to Alex, and a reason that more than one person has called him crazy.
Single mother Dawn is doing just fine. Except that her ex- is a pain in the a**, her sister isn’t speaking to her, and her love life is on the endangered list.
At least her job as a veterinarian is going well. Until a crazy-looking guy arrives at her office accompanied by an aging dog with toothache. Or maybe Alex Winters isn’t so crazy after all, just … different.
Dawn realizes that she’s treated him the same way that all the gossips in town have treated her—people can be very cruel.
* * * * * * * * * * * *"You know that feeling you get in your stomach when you drive over a hill really fast? That's what I felt." T. Allen
* Contains scenes of an adult nature. *

Also by this author: The Traveling Man (Traveling, #1), Dazzled, Slave to the Rhythm (The Rhythm #1), Slave to the Rhythm (The Rhythm #1), Dangerous to Know & Love, Behind the Wall, Undefeated

Another strong, beautifully executed love story by Jane Harvey-Berrick.

Even though this wasn’t my favourite book of hers, I thoroughly enjoyed the dynamics of Alex and Dawn’s story. It wasn’t rushed or even portrayed as being an easy, all consuming love story but one that teetered precariously with unsurety and caution.

The allure of an outsider hiding within the shadows calls to our heroine as she sees the best in what the gossiping small town locals regard as a strange lost cause.

Dawn is a vet and a single mother who is trying to make the best of a rather difficult situation. Estranged from her sister due to a past indiscretion which resulted in her daughter, Katie, Dawn has been the focus of local gossip more than she can count, so when a stranger enters the town and is shunned by the locals, she can’t help but be intrigued.

Alex is a recluse. Renovating an old log cabin in the woods, with only his best canine friend Stan for company, his severe stutter keeps others at a distance as his level of communication with strangers proves difficult.

When Stan requires a vet, Alex has no choice but to go into town and get him some help which is where our story starts as two guarded characters find a friendship and connection in one another.

There were times when I wanted Dawn to open up a little more and take a chance, but her guarded persona was justified in her circumstances. I did find it a little difficult to connect with her at times, she was all very normal.

I liked Alex, he had a dark air about him and it was fascinating to see him starting to fight that darkness and come out of his shell.

Katie was adorable and her energy gave good balance to the story. Her innocence and honesty was a breath of fresh air.

Stan is the man! I loved that mutt. He was a fundamental part of the story and even had his own voice in a chapter or two. It was fitting to the backdrop of the darker twist towards the end of the book and I commend Jane on touching on a despicable and upsetting subject. It was hard to read but I will never dismiss a raise of awareness. Very brave.

4 Crowns.

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Princess Kelly Reviews: A Veil of Vines by Tillie Cole

A Veil of Vines by Tillie Cole
Pages: 290
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4 Stars

To most people, princes, princesses, counts and dukes are found only in the pages of the most famous of fairytales. Crowns, priceless jewels and gilded thrones belong only in childhood dreams.But for some, these frivolous fancies are truth. For some, they are real life. On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, people have always treated me as someone special. All because of my ancestral name and legacy. All because of a connection I share to our home country’s most important family of all.I am Caresa Acardi, the Duchessa di Parma. A blue blood of Italy. I was born to marry well. And now the marriage date is set. I am to marry into House Savona. The family that would have been the royals had Italy not abolished the monarchy in 1946. But to the aristocrats of my home, the abolition means nothing at all.The Savonas still hold power where it counts most.In our tight-knit world of money, status and masked balls, they are everything and more. And I am soon to become one of them.I am soon to become Prince Zeno Savona’s wife…… or at least I was, until I met Achille. And everything changed.

Also by this author: Reap (Scarred Souls, #2), Reap (Scarred Souls, #2), Raze (Scarred Souls, #1), Sweet Hope (Sweet Home, #4), Souls Unfractured (Hades Hangmen, #3), Sweet Soul (Sweet Home, #4; Carillo Boys, #3), A Thousand Boy Kisses, A Thousand Boy Kisses, A Thousand Boy Kisses, Deep Redemption (Hades Hangmen, #4), Ravage (Scarred Souls, #3), A Veil of Vines, Damnable Grace (Hades Hangmen, #5), Damnable Grace (Hades Hangmen, #5), Sick Fux, A Wish For Us

A beautifully told classical love story with all the feels. Tillie Cole has presented herself as a true master of the written word, she can literally put her hand to anything and A Veil of Vines is a true testament to her diversity.

From Italian royalty and riches to a poor winemakers son, this book was a truly beautiful romance providing the perfect escapism. I enjoyed every moment.

If you hold a love for the more whimsical, classic, atmospheric romance without angst and strong sexual references, then make this book your next read.

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Princess Kelly Reviews: Royally Screwed by Emma Chase

Princess Kelly Reviews: Royally Screwed by Emma ChaseRoyally Screwed (Royally, #1) by Emma Chase
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"Passion, pleasure, and princely responsibilities make this sexy fairy tale a real page turner." —Audrey Carlan, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Calendar Girl
Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka “His Royal Hotness,” is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant―hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you.
Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn’t bow down. Instead, she throws a pie in his face.
Nicholas wants to find out if she tastes as good as her pie, and this heir apparent is used to getting what he wants.
Dating a prince isn’t what waitress Olivia Hammond ever imagined it would be. There’s a disapproving queen, a wildly inappropriate spare heir, relentless paparazzi, and brutal public scrutiny. While they’ve traded in horse drawn carriages for Rolls Royces and haven’t chopped anyone’s head off lately―the royals are far from accepting of this commoner.
But to Olivia―Nicholas is worth it.
Nicholas grew up with the whole world watching, and now Marriage Watch is in full force. In the end, Nicholas has to decide who he is and, more importantly, who he wants to be: a King... or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.

Also by this author: Appealed (The Legal Briefs, #3), Appealed (The Legal Briefs, #3), Sidebarred (The Legal Briefs, #3.5), Royally Screwed (Royally, #1)

pp-review-kellyRoyally Screwed is a funny, sexy, lighthearted read that provides the perfect escapism. I am in awe; totally enamored with this story of duty, love and what one is willing to sacrifice in the wake of finding that soul fulfilling happiness, even if it goes against everything you have been taught.

For Nicholas Pembroke being next in line to the throne comes with huge responsibility and a respect for royal tradition. Sowing wild royal oats is a perk that has a lingering sell by date when the Queen demands he soon find a wife born from nobility and from their birth home of Wessco.

Prince Henry, the ‘spare’ has been on a permanent bender since he took leave from the armed forces. Nicholas has been given the task to bring him home, along with attending some charity events on behalf of the Queen in New York.

Olivia is a hardworking coffee shop owner in Manhattan struggling to make ends meet. When a charismatic, good looking, drunk arsehole propositions her to spend the night with him for $10,000 instead of biting his hand off, she throws pie in his face and asks him to leave. Nicholas, upon being sober realises his mistake and goes back to apologise. He is pleasantly surprised that she has no clue who he is.

Olivia can’t help but be attracted to his honest arrogance, and it’s not long before she can keep saying no to his advances, even knowing his stay is only for a short while.

From here the story really heats up with some incredibly hot scenes that are lighthearted and fun, but intimacy paves way to emotions and Olivia knows that no matter how close she gets, their time together is temporary. She cannot keep him, and Nicholas knows she can never truly be his. The heart wants what it wants, but the Crown will always come first.

This story takes our heroine from the hustle and bustle streets of New York to the elaborate Royal Palace of Wessco, but living the fairy-tale is never as it seems when a country that Nicholas was born to rule, could never open their hearts to a foreign commoner.

Love, Loyalty, Heartbreak and Sacrifice are all here, as well as the comical injection of genius that Emma Chase is known for – this book has a little bit of everything and I fell in love with it from epilogue to prologue. Unleash your inner princess and fall in love with a royal or two… trust me, you won’t regret it.

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Princess Kelly Reviews: One Step Closer by Kahlen Aymes

Princess Kelly Reviews: One Step Closer by Kahlen AymesOne Step Closer by Kahlen Aymes
on October 15th 2016
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5 Stars

STEPSISTER.
He hated that f*cking word.
When their parents got married, the only thing Caleb Luxan had in common with Wren Brashill was that they both hated their parents. When he was sixteen, Caleb discovered Wren's closely guarded secret and vowed to protect her: from that day forward she became the reason for every decision he made.
Jealousy and long-suppressed desire overpowered Caleb's fierce protectiveness and they spent one forbidden and unforgettable night in each other arms, but the aftermath left Caleb panicked, Wren heartbroken, and their relationship in shambles. In the time since that fateful night, he’d only seen her once and had only managed to make the situation even worse.
The sudden death of his estranged father calls Caleb home and face-to-face with Wren for first time in years. He is presented with a choice that forces him to confront the painful memories of his youth and his many regrets with Wren.Like it or not, his father's last, hard lesson, will demand Caleb deal with his long denied emotions for Wren, or let go of her forever.

Also by this author: One Step Closer

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‘One Step Closer is a titillating, sexy, addictive read that will leave you begging for more. An absolute knock out!” ~ Kelly, Perusing Princesses Blog

If you love second chance romances then this book is for you! 

Let’s be honest here for a moment… it’s no secret that Step Brother romances have saturated the market in the last year or so, and I’ve read a few. Yes, I’ve enjoyed them, the dynamics and how that kind of relationship can change a family and put strain on the young couple destined for love is an interesting one, and One Step Closer is a truly worthy top runner.

Caleb and Wren’s story is more about protecting that love, even if it means walking away from it. Their union comes as a result of grief, emotional abuse and loneliness wrapped in wealth.

Caleb is in turmoil. His Mother being diagnosed with cancer when he was only 12, he became her rock and carer whilst his Father shunned responsibility and buried his head in work at the later stages of her illness has made Caleb angry and unforgiving of his neglect. That is only made worse by the arrival of a money grabbing new wife and her strange, introverted goth Daughter who hides in the shadows.

As time goes by, Caleb comes to realise that Wren is as lonely and angry as he is, but whereas his grudge comes from a quiet neglect, Wren’s is more sinister and Caleb vows to be her protector.

Playing the big protecting Step Brother comes with complications, the hardest one of all, is falling in love…


And my goodness, what a beautifully written journey this was. Kahlen really knows how to pull at those heartstrings and deliver a love story with substance.

Caleb and Wren’s journey is a long one that comes with complications, heartache and dedication that was a joy to behold and I implore anyone that enjoys this genre to read it!

5 ‘Superman’ Crowns

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