Category: Princess Kelly’s Reviews

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

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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5 Stars

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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4 Stars

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

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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5 Stars

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

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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

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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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 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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Princess Kelly Reviews: Twisted Palace by Erin Watt

Princess Kelly  Reviews: Twisted Palace by Erin WattTwisted Palace (The Royals, #3) by Erin Watt
on October 17th 2016
Pages: 370
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5 Stars

These Royals will ruin you…
From mortal enemies to unexpected allies, two teenagers try to protect everything that matters most.
Ella Harper has met every challenge that life has thrown her way. She’s tough, resilient, and willing to do whatever it takes to defend the people she loves, but the challenge of a long-lost father and a boyfriend whose life is on the line might be too much for even Ella to overcome.
Reed Royal has a quick temper and even faster fists. But his tendency to meet every obstacle with violence has finally caught up with him. If he wants to save himself and the girl he loves, he’ll need to rise above his tortured past and tarnished reputation.
No one believes Ella can survive the Royals. Everyone is sure Reed will destroy them all.They may be right.
With everything and everyone conspiring to keep them apart, Ella and Reed must find a way to beat the law, save their families, and unravel all the secrets in their Twisted Palace.
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Q: Are you trying to kill us?
No, but we love Ella so much and her adventures with the Royals that we needed to write this third book. You’ll see when you read it.
Q: Who’s in this book? And don’t say Ella!
Ella, the five Royal brothers, and a few more huge surprises.

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), Fallen Heir (The Royals, #4), Fallen Heir (The Royals, #4)

5 Star perfection yet again from the dynamite duo! 

These Royals will ruin you, but you will enjoy every second of it!

This third book is almost impossible to review without planting spoilers because it really answers many questions whilst raising new ones in the form of ‘who did it’ that gave this book a high dose of suspense, differing in style from the previous two.

Ella has become a real favourite heroine of mine. She’s a ballsy character who has had to pick up the pieces time and time again – firstly as a young child; with a flighty Mother and little money, resilience has always been key but nothing tested her more than becoming embroiled with the Royals after her Mother lost her battle with cancer. Those precarious times are over in respect of her position within the family as she is now settled and loved by all, but none more so than Reed Royal.

Reed knows his heart, and in order to protect the ones he loves, he is desperately trying to keep Ella out of the brewing shit-storm that had been unleashed at the end of book two. Now a murder suspect, Reed’s innocence is jeopardised due to his love of fighting and reputation of carrying a short fuse, finding that proving his innocence is harder than it seems.

Ella is petrified of the investigation outcome and decides to do some detective work of her own – unfortunately it means getting close to the she-devil and a man she has only ever heard of by name.

With a boyfriend looking at jail time, a newly found over-bearing Father throwing his weight, and Brooke’s killer still very much walking the streets, for Ella and Reed it seems time is running out and only the innocent will suffer.


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I really enjoyed this third installment and it was a great way to end the epic love story between Ella and Reed, albeit it was no easy ride. Twisted Palace certainly felt different to the other two books – where they focused more on Ella’s new twist of fate and the many issues plaguing the Royal boys in the aftermath of their Mothers death, this book was about coming together and finding answers, which ultimately helped them all grow closer as a family.

The secondary characters are great, and I can’t get enough of Easton, him and ‘filter’ just don’t go hand in hand and I love that about him. I’ve also been told that he will be getting his own book next which makes me a very happy bunny indeed.

But if I could take a vote (or beg…. are you listening, ladies?), I would love to learn more about Gideon. He is still very much a dark horse and closed off from the rest of the family, but after an event that transpired in this book, I’m hoping it will open doors for him and set him free, and I wanna see that man fly, (and get naked).

These Royals will ruin you, but trust me when I say, you will love every damn second of it.

5 Royal Crowns

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Princess Kelly Reviews: Unsuitable by Samantha Towle

Princess Kelly Reviews: Unsuitable by Samantha TowleUnsuitable by Samantha Towle
on January 1st 1970
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5 Stars

From New York Times bestselling author, Samantha Towle, comes a new sexy, romantic suspense standalone novel...
Daisy Smith has spent eighteen months of her life paying for a crime she didn’t commit. Now out of prison, she has only one focus—to get back custody of her younger brother, Jesse, who is deep in the foster care system. Desperate to rebuild her life and show the system that she is responsible enough to care for Jesse, she takes on the only job available to her—working as a maid at the Matis Estate.
On day one of her new job, Daisy meets Kastor Matis, the only son of the owners and her new boss. An enigmatic, handsome Greek god of a man, Kas is closed off, cold, and…well, kind of a bastard.
The more time Daisy spends around Kas, she starts to see there might be more to him than just his cold, bastard ways. He may actually have a heart beating in that frozen chest of his.
But Kas has secrets, too. Secrets that he’s determined to keep.
Secrets make Daisy curious.
And you know what curiosity can do…

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, Wardrobe Malfunction, Wardrobe Malfunction

‘Unsuitable is unique, compelling, emotional and packed with tantalising suspense making it one incredible un-put-down-able read. One of my favourite books of 2016!!’ – Kelly, Perusing Princesses Blog.

From that heart in your throat Prologue to the closing sentence this story had me tethered tightly within its clutches and two days later is still refusing to let go.

Daisy Smith is my hero. As far as heroines go she is up there with the best of them. Her strength, determination and loyalty is admirable given the harsh hand she had been dealt in life. I cannot tell you how many times my eyes welled up reading her story, for me she was the ultimate female lead and I loved everything about her.

Kastor Matis on the other hand is a closed book. A dark, brooding, cold, sexy bastard who treated his new ex-con maid with so much unjustified disdain that I wanted to junk punch him so hard in the early chapters. His closed off persona compared to Daisy’s willingness to succeed made an interesting and entertaining combination, albeit an emotional one too.
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Kas isn’t all mean though as gradually those layers start to peel and what you find beneath is truly unimaginable, giving this book a true dramatic and suspenseful theme that had me turning each page in awe.

Samantha Towle has pulled no punches with Unsuitable. It is packed with injustices, heartbreak and loss whilst retaining that glimmer of hope and a promise of second chances. Her characters completely won me over and Kas and Daisy’s story is not one I will forget anytime soon.

5 ‘mayday’ stars

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Princess Kelly Reviews: Salvation and Secrets by L.A Cotton

Princess Kelly Reviews: Salvation and Secrets by L.A CottonSalvation and Secrets (Chastity Falls, #2) on January 1st 1970
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5 Stars

Chastity Falls was supposed to be Ana Parry’s fresh start. But what started as her salvation soon became her undoing.
Four months after losing the very thing that gave her reason again, Ana is back at Chastity Falls. Holding on by a thread and trying hard to forget about Jackson isn’t easy when she’s determined to uncover the Donohue’s biggest secrets.
Jackson Pierce knew he was playing with fire when he pursued the girl with pain in her eyes. But there was something about her and he just had to know more.
Walking away from Ana was the hardest thing he’s ever done, and four months on, he refuses to forget. He can’t. Rising tensions with Reibeckitt Valley mean Ana is still in harm’s way and, this time, Jackson is determined to protect her—at all costs.
Loyalty drove them apart, but will secrets piece them back together? Or tear them apart for good?
Salvation will be earned, secrets will be unveiled. Welcome to Chastity Falls.

OMFG!!! What an ending. I am in love with this series. My review will come later, I need book 3, right the fuck now!

Two days later:

*And breathes*

This was a fantastic sequel that paved the way to stronger characterisation and a notch up on the danger scale. Jackson’s decision to walk away in the hope to protect Ana was a painful one, and with the added male POV, it really helped getting inside the head of the young man who has so much to lose in loving the broken girl from Florida.

Ana is going through the notions. The man who put her back together has walked away, and the pain from her past rears its ugly head. The need to distract herself from her internal suffering is manifesting into self-harm, reverting back to bad coping mechanisms that got her through last time. Luckily for her, she has friends who notice and just as she is getting her head back in the game, he is suddenly everywhere.

Ana and Jackson can only take so much, and desperation to be with the one you love outweighs the fear of being caught. Consequences be damned, but Braiden is watching, and it’s only a matter of time before the cards fall, and Jackson and Ana make a decision that make or break them for good.

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I am really enjoying this series, and the double POV narrative was a welcome addition to this sequel in the Chastity Falls Series, if anything it highlighted Jackson’s position and the dilemma he faces in letting an outsider into the corrupt family fold.

Ana, having a deep interest in investigative journalism is on a quest for answers, and they don’t come easily, but when they do the story goes from dramatic to dangerous which creates a power ending / gripping opener for book three – I just had to dive straight in.

READ IT!

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Princess Kelly Reviews: Loyalty and Lies by L.A Cotton

Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls, #1) on January 30th 2015
Pages: 250
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4.5 Stars

Eighteen-year-old Savanah Parry just moved three thousand miles across state to escape. The memories…the whispers…the pain.
Chastity Falls Academy is supposed to be her fresh start; her salvation. And when Ana meets mysterious Jackson, she begins to think it is. She hasn’t smiled in almost sixteen months; not since the night her life changed forever, and despite her guilt…her loyalty, Ana can’t deny that Jackson is breathing life back into her. With Jackson by her side, Ana wants to believe she can heal and move on. But she isn’t the only one living a lie, and the small private Academy has secrets of its own. All is not what it seems, and Ana is about to find herself in a tangled web of lies; fighting for survival, again.
Loyalties will be tested, lies will be told. Welcome to Chastity Falls.

It’s been a while since I’ve enjoyed a college romance and this book, by far has got me back in to full swing with young love and the emotional and dramatic consequences that come with it.

From the offset, I knew our heroine had gone through a pretty tough ordeal. Her closed off persona and reluctance to push forward with new people in one of the most important and life changing moments in a person’s life was a sure tale of buried secrets and irreparable heartbreak that told of a broken girl battling demons at a pivotal time of her life.

Savannah Parry could play her part well but nothing was getting past her new and feisty Latina roommate, Elena. To keep up the pretense Ana has no choice but to attend the college parties and initiate herself as a fully fledged freshman in one of the smaller colleges in rainy Oregon. Leaving behind her life in Florida this new start could only be a good thing, that was until him…

Braiden Donohue is a household name. Captain of the Fallen football team he is not to be messed with, or turned down by a pretty girl he has his eye on for that matter. Terrified of his obnoxious advances, Ana is saved by a man hidden in the shadows, the best friend and right hand man of the one whose family holds power over the town.

Jackson is a sweet English major who befriends Ana, proving that not all college guys are out for one thing. Never has she been made to feel again since the accident that destroyed her world but his love for Shakespeare and poetry calls to her as a very private love story unfurls. 

Braiden doesn’t forgive easily and as underground family business threatens the safety of those close, Ana finds herself stuck between a rock and a hard place when her world looks to crash around her for a second time. 

And WOW… what a story this was! Yes, there is a real semblance of a deep and profound love story here but there is also a real underlying threat throughout that gave this book real dramatic impact and I’m still reeling from it.

At one point I wasn’t even sure if that undercurrent of fear was of the paranormal kind which proves that this story did keep you a little on your toes.

Jackson and Ana’s story is very much a modern day Romeo and Juliette, the likes of which I have come to adore but also hate due to hidden circumstances that threaten the very foundation of it. Life doesn’t always have happy endings but you literally hope and pray these characters find it.

L.A Cotton has done a fantastic job in creating a college romance with a twisted dark undertone that appealed even to a mature reader – I’m already halfway through the sequel and it only gets better. 

4 Crowns

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Princess Kelly Reviews: Author Anonymous by E.K. Blair

Author Anonymous: A True Story by E.K. Blair
on January 1st 1970
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4 Stars

A TRUE STORY told through the voice of New York Times Bestselling author E.K. Blair. *an intoxicatingly risqué stand-alone book
She’s an author. She’s a mother. She’s a wife. She’s a fraud, a woman marked and bound by her own deceit.
Experience the astounding tale of how Anonymous battled through a year of scandals and betrayals, how her world fell from its axis with a single choice, and how she lost herself between reality and fantasy.
This is a stand-alone true story tangled in lust, heartbreak, and contrition.

Also by this author: Author Anonymous

Dear E.K Blair

This is a new concept of book reviewing for me, but I felt the need to do something different, therefore I’ve decided to write you a letter.

I’m going to start off by saying you are one incredibly gifted, gutsy lady and I applaud you for writing such an honest, deep, and at times shocking account of the ultimate betrayal.

Reading this felt like diving into that little black book, a sexual diary with no filter and a total disregard of the consequences.

Did I love our Victoria aka Madilyn Kline? No, I didn’t. Like many readers, her betrayal was a bitter pill to swallow and not one I can condone, but what I will say is as a woman I could understand her need of escapism. Victoria is a writer, a weaver of words and a fantasist, to act upon those fantasies and taste the bite of forbidden fruit is not a crime, but a personal choice. That choice came with consequences, such as excitement, pleasure, guilt, lies and ultimately heartbreak. The way you weaved this story into one of sexual obsession was a real page turner and I take my hat off to you for taking the bull by the horns and putting this story out there. This author, whomever she is, was right to trust you with her story. And you know what, even if this is a marketing ploy which many have accused you of, it’s a genius move. Only you know the truth, and girl, hold onto it as tightly as you can.

As for our male counterpart, I could respect his penchant for honesty but I was never really sure what to make of him. His opening conversation of ‘why so secretive’ was ironic in a sense, because that was how I felt about him, he was pretty much a closed book whilst being a killer in the sheets. I can’t say he didn’t intrigue me, because he really did and stone me dead but I saw the appeal, I got it even though I believe she was more invested emotionally. I say emotionally, she lost herself completely and she will be the first to admit that.

Author Anonymous is that book that get tongues wagging and speculation coming from every corner, but from what I can tell the backlash has been unprecedented and completely unjust. This is a story that you had every right to tell, and even though it states this is a true story, it doesn’t mean that every reader has automatically gained a key to unlocking the mystery because that’s not what this story is about. Yes, I admit it won’t be to everyone’s taste, and for many cheating is a hard limit but that’s life. Life isn’t always sunbeams and rainbows, sometimes it’s challenging and hard. Many of us live each day best we can but that doesn’t mean someone or something is going to come along one day and throw you completely off your axis, turning your world upside down – that is what this book represents to me; it is a story of life’s trials and the concept that acting on ‘more’ may not necessarily be better; in this case it was a sure recipe for disaster and heartbreak.

There are no monsters here, just humans.

With utmost respect.

Yours Sincerely

Kelly – Perusing Princesses

 

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Princess Kelly Reviews: RAVAGE by Tillie Cole

Princess Kelly Reviews: RAVAGE by Tillie ColeRavage (Scarred Souls, #3) by Tillie Cole
on August 16th 2016
Pages: 336
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4.5 Stars

Is finding one's true love worth committing the greatest sacrifice of all?
Taken as a teen, prisoner 194 was stripped of his name and freewill, meticulously honed to be a ruthless machine. Even as he tries to fight his captors hold on him he knows that obedience is the only way to save his sister, who is the one person that keeps him from turning into a monster.
As a young girl Zoya Kostava barely escaped the brutal attack that killed her entire family. Now twenty five she lives in secrecy. That is until she hears her brother also survived and is living with their greatest enemy.
Zoya risks her safety and anonymity to find the brother she thought dead and is captured by a beautiful, brutal man. A man who both captivates and scares her, in him she sees a soul as lost as her own.
They both have so much to lose will they be able to save each other…and survive.

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), A Veil of Vines, A Veil of Vines, Damnable Grace (Hades Hangmen, #5), Damnable Grace (Hades Hangmen, #5), Sick Fux

Ravage is a compelling, twisted and addictive dark read and another great instalment in the Scarred Souls series.

‘I had survived the massacre that took my family, but lying here, I realised that the years spent away in hiding I was simply existing. And it took a monster to revive my heart. It took a killer to touch my soul.’ – Zoya

It all started with RAZE; my beautiful broken Bratva, it continued with REAP as we saw two notorious Russian crime families unite in the name of forbidden love, and now Tillie has given us our most tortured character of all in RAVAGE.

At only 12-years-old, Valentin swore to protect his 4-year-old sister from the monsters in the night. Having been subjected to neglect due to a junkie Mother, Valentin and Inessa were two forgotten children living out their days in an orphanage; a place that should have protected them.

They came in the night, the woman in black and the night wraiths that took innocent children away never to be seen again. Valentin head the whispers and for many months managed to thwart the gang by hiding in a secret place with his little sister, until one night his plans where scarpered.

Subjected to severe abuse and slavery and drugged with a manmade cocktail of narcotics that made him obey the most repulsive commands, Valentin became just another number in the underworld of death, that number was #194.

Brutal, scarred and a walking nightmare, #194 also had a secret; he never forgot who he was and what his Mistress has put them through, and one day promises revenge on them all. One last mission, one last hit and the promise of freedom may be in vain but it’s all he can hope for, for his sister’s sake – anything to get her out of the clutches of the Master.

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Zoya Kostava is a Georgian princess. Having watched her family die in a massacred attack and barely getting out alive herself, she has been living in fear and secrecy her entire life. When she hears that her only blood relative and favourite Brother has been found alive and in the company of the enemy, Zoya puts her own safety aside as she seeks out to meet him. Her plans go awry when a fearsome scarred monster captures her spying on his new target.

#194 puts the strange girl through her paces, knowing that one day soon she will break and tell him who she really is, but he never expected her story to resonate so deeply with him.

Two scarred and lost souls find each-other in the most terrifying and darkest of circumstances, as they fight for the freedom they never had and a love believed forever lost to them both.

RAVAGE was another compelling, dark, brutal and twisted read that still managed to capture an innocent and deeply passionate light. Wherever Tillie Cole goes, I am sure to eagerly follow as again, I cannot recommend this series, or her work highly enough.

The Bratva and Georgian fight is on but things are starting to take an exciting and detrimental turn, all in the name of love, brotherhood and ultimately…. Revenge.

I can’t wait for Inessa’s story, coming next!

 

5 ‘Kotyonok’ Crowns

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Princess Kelly Reviews: Deep Redemption by Tillie Cole

Princess Kelly Reviews: Deep Redemption by Tillie ColeDeep Redemption (Hades Hangmen, #4) by Tillie Cole
on January 1st 1970
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5 Stars

ONLY THROUGH BLOOD CAN THE DEEPEST REDEMPTION BE FOUND…
He was born to ascend.He was destined to lead.He was never meant to fail.
Prophet Cain lies broken and defeated on the floor of his cell. A cell he has been thrown into by the one person who was supposed to stand by his side until the end. His flesh and blood, his only companion. His beloved twin brother.
Cain has sacrificed everything for his people. He left the safety and security of his life of study to infiltrate the infamous Hades Hangmen. He lived with them, rode with them, and then betrayed them. All in the name of a faith he can now feel slipping away from him. Like everything else he once held dear…
But then his isolation is broken. Another prisoner is brought to the cell next to his. A woman fighting her own demons and fears. A woman who Cain understands needs him, as he needs her.
As the connection between them grows, so does Cain’s resolve. He will right the wrongs he has done. He will atone for the evil acts carried out in his name. He will save the one he loves…
… Even if the battle takes him to the gates of hell itself.
Contemporary Dark Romance. Contains explicit sexual situations, violence, sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language, and mature topics. Recommended for age 18 years 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, Ravage (Scarred Souls, #3), A Veil of Vines, A Veil of Vines, Damnable Grace (Hades Hangmen, #5), Damnable Grace (Hades Hangmen, #5), Sick Fux

It has been two days since I finished Deep Redemption and I haven’t picked up another  book since. It is no secret that I adore Tillie Cole; her ability to bleed words onto the page make for an unforgettable reading experience and Deep Redemption did not disappoint, proof that this series just goes from strength to strength.

Rider’s story was the one that I knew would come with a health warning. You cannot betray your MC Brothers and turncoat without going unpunished for your sins. Rider knew it, has accepted there can be no going back and yet as he sits in a dark cell, ashamed, broken and betrayed by his own blood, the prospect of ever finding freedom and being part of a family again turns his destined dream into a living nightmare.

The thought of such abhorrent child abuse acted in gods name within the commune he was destined to lead defies everything he is. Regardless of the Order teachings, Cain could never condone such brutality and in turn has branded him a traitor.

Judas has duped the commune and stolen his twin Brothers identity in order to enact revenge on the Hades Hangmen MC for killing the Elders in the previous book.

Desperate to escape and protect the innocent from his Brothers madness it seems all hope is lost, until her.

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Harmony has arrived from another commune and upon being branded a cursed is thrown in the cell next to Cain. Never revealing his true identity he gives her his road name, Rider as they become acquainted through the wall with quiet whispers.

Harmony may be a cursed but coming from a different commune their ways differed vastly from this new one in Texas. Living in a dark cell may not have been the welcome party she hoped for but Harmony didn’t come alone, she has friends, and those may be their only chance.

But escaping a cell is one thing, bringing down the commune and helping the innocent is another entirely. There may be a way… One way, but for Rider it will be like opening the gates to hell itself.

And OMG I have to say, out of all the Hangmen MC books, Rider is the character who is the most fearless and compassionate. His connection with Harmony is based on trust, hope and a determination to survive the unjust horrors thrown upon them since birth. To escape a world within a world knowing the outside could still prove just as damning.

This book is a non stop fight for freedom and survival whilst nurturing a love story that becomes so vivid and beautifully passionate I just couldn’t put this book down. The depth of emotion, pain and guilt makes way for strength and unrivalled determination as we see this series give birth to our strongest heroine yet. This woman isn’t no pushover, her love for Rider literally turns her into a force to be reckoned with and I absolutely loved her. Compared to the quiet Maddie, tortured Lilah and voice of reason, Mae, Harmony is the spine, the crutch that holds it all together and as a huge fan of this series  it was much welcomed.

Rider,  I can’t tell you what this guy goes through but I can tell you he’s my hero. I cried for him, I learned to respect him, he certainly redeemed himself in my eyes and pushed a brilliant series to a whole new level. I didn’t think much would rival Flame and Maddie’s story but this is up there as one of the best. Tillie Cole does it again!

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