Princess Emma Reviews: Love Rehab by Louise Bay

Princess Emma Reviews: Love Rehab by Louise BayLove Rehab by Louise Bay
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4.5 Stars

Ever wanted to fast forward to your happily ever after?
My name is Mackenzie Locke and I’m a loveaholic. I haven’t got a handle on men. Not even a little bit.
So I staged an intervention and booked me and my two best friends into Love Rehab, complete with a love shaman, horse therapy and a bunch of stones that promise to change my life. I’m not leaving until I’m cured.
Lesson #1: the first night of your stay, don’t have a one night stand with the hottest guy you’ve ever seen in your life.
Fail.
Lesson #2: make sure your one night stand isn’t planning on sticking around, teasing you, tempting you right back into his Levis.
Big Fail.
Lesson #3: Whoops. I forgot this one. I was too busy daydreaming about Blake McKenna’s mouth on mine and the way his five o’clock shadow feels on my thighs.
Epic Fail.
So maybe I’m not the best student. Maybe I wasted my time and money on Love Rehab. But I can’t help that I want to spend every minute with Blake, naked under the stars. Perhaps he can teach me every lesson I ever needed to learn.

Also by this author: King of Wall Street: a sexy, standalone, contemporary romance, Park Avenue Prince, Duke of Manhattan, Hollywood Scandal

4.5 Crowns

Love Rehab is a standalone and does not relate to any other titles by this author.

MacKenzie is at a crossroads in her life. A self-confessed loveaholic, she has just be dumped by her 3rd fiancé and is perplexed at how she seems to be getting it so wrong. In a last ditch attempt to stop rushing into relationships that go nowhere, she stages her own intervention and heads to Oklahoma with her 2 best friends in the hope that Love Rehab will give her the answers she seeks. What she doesn’t expect is to fall at the first hurdle and have a one night stand with Blake, who she meets in the town’s only bar. And when a one night stand turns into more, is she falling into old patterns? Or is Blake going to teach her more about herself than Love Rehab actually is.

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I really enjoyed this book. I am going through a bit of a Louise Bay binge after reading King of Wall Street, and I am loving all her work. Love Rehab is a bit of a departure from the previous books of hers that I have read. Where they take place in big cities like London, New York, Chicago, Love Rehab’s back drop is a back water in Oklahoma. I loved how 3 girls from Boston struggled to adjust to country life and the back to nature rehab of camping, horses and shamans; I found myself giggling away on more than one occasion. But obviously, although in the most light-hearted, this is a romance about 2 people from different backgrounds who have so much in common and have both reached crossroads in their lives, so it is more than just a fluff fest.

So as much as I loved the secondary characters in this book, Louise Bay makes sure that Mackenzie and Blake shine bright. They both find a kindred spirit in the most unlikely of places and at a time that isn’t the best. It is romantic and will give you that warm feeling in your belly, before making you hot with their sizzling chemistry. But don’t expect a straight forward, cookie cutter HEA, this book has more about it than that.

 

Another great read from an author that is becoming an automatic 1-click for me.

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Princess Emma Reviews: Road To Nowhere by M. Robinson

Princess Emma Reviews: Road To Nowhere by M. RobinsonRoad to Nowhere (Road to Nowhere, #1) by M. Robinson
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5 Stars

From USA Today Bestselling Author M. Robinson
A new MC standalone series. Synopsis and cover coming soon.

Series: The Good Ol' Boys Spin-Off #2
Also in this series: Alejandro Martinez: A Good Ol' Boys Spin-off
Also by this author: Undo Me: The Good Ol' Boys, Complicate Me (The Good Ol' Boys, #1), Complicate Me (The Good Ol' Boys, #1), Alejandro Martinez: A Good Ol' Boys Spin-off, Alejandro Martinez: A Good Ol' Boys Spin-off, Ends Here (Road to Nowhere, #2)

5 Crowns

Road to Nowhere is a spin-off from the fabulous Good Ol’Boys series. You do not need to have read these books or indeed El Diablo which is the previous book in this spin-off series, however I recommend you do. All these books have been 5 Crown reads for me, and you will be invested in the characters immediately if you have read them all.

Creed Jameson’s life has been mapped out for him whether he likes it or not. Born into an MC, his father is the President of the Devil’s Rejects and expects all 3 of his sons to fall into line. The darkness he has experienced is not what he wants for his life, or for the lives of his 2 younger brothers. He watches his mother suffer at the hands of his philandering father and tries to protect them by exposing himself to the life he hates even more. The Fog of his life continues to get denser as one tragedy after another follows him. But one little girl always make the sun shine through.

Mia is the youngest of 3 siblings and the only girl. Even at 9 years old she feels suffocated by her overbearing and protective father and envious of the freedoms her older brothers Bo and Mason get. When she meets one of her oldest brother’s best friends, he fascinates her. She is drawn to the sadness that drips off him. Everyone says she has the ability to be everyone’s friend and she is determined to be Creed’s.

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And so begins an innocent friendship that continues for years. Until one day things change for them both.

So I have literally been on tender hooks for this book since the brief introduction to Creed and Mia in the latter part of El Diablo. I am not going to say anything about that, however if you have taken my advice and read the previous books you will know exactly what I mean. This book goes way back to the beginning of their relationship. This is very much Creed’s story with snippets of a young, innocent, frustrated girl who is mature beyond her age and who harbours a crush on the much older man. Don’t be getting your panties in a twist, it is a very innocent and sweet friendship. Creed doesn’t look at Mia in any other way than a cute little girl who understands him way more than she should.

So anyone that has read Monica’s books will know we can always look forward to a full backstory to the characters and that they tend to be told over several or many years. So major things happen along the way that have massive impacts on Creed’s life and how he deals with his MC as well as the issues with his family. I loved him. He is a total bad boy, but one that would so love to be good. He feels he will never be good enough for anyone and he is very destructive with the choices he makes. But he is also a good man at heart, if only someone can pull that out of him. As for Mia, well it was lovely to see her grow into a young woman on the cusp of becoming an adult. The crush she has on Creed never dies, even though sometimes it can be years between seeing him. But it is not until she reaches 15 that she decides that she needs to open up to him, even if it may result in breaking her heart.

Bit of a warning. As I got closer and closer to the end I had a funny feeling in my gut. The book was either going to be rushed at the end to conclude their story or it was going to end on a cliffhanger. Now anyone that loves M. Robinson’s books as much as I do will know that there is no way she could rush a storyline, it just isn’t her style. So alas, it does mean you get the dreaded “To Be Continued….” Arghhh!!!!

There are so many twists and turns in this beautifully written book and lots of questions I need answers to. Monica assures readers we won’t be left hanging for too long and I believe her. This is one author who never lets me down with her stories, and I may be hating her a little bit now, but in the best possible way. Her stories kick arse, and Mia and Creed’s story isn’t one that could be kept to one book.

 

Another great story from this very talented writer. If you haven’t already, you MUST read her books.

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Princess Emma Reviews: A Veil of Vines by Tillie Cole

Princess Emma Reviews: A Veil of Vines by Tillie ColeA Veil of Vines by Tillie Cole
on November 27th 2016
Pages: 352
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5 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

5 Crowns

This is a standalone romance unrelated to any other book or series written by Tillie Cole.

Caresa Acardi has always dreamt of marrying a Prince. Having been born in Italy to a blue blooded Italian family, she has lived most of her life in Manhattan. Also known as the Duchessa di Parma, royalty and all the hierarchy that goes with it has long since been abolished in her native Italy. But make no mistake, they still hold considerable clout in the landowning gentry that still respect its traditions. Of course part of that tradition is marrying into a family that matches the status of your own, and Caresa soon find herself being shipped back to Italy, to the beautiful Umbrian countryside to marry her fathers’ business partner’s son, Prince Zeno. He is the direct descendant of the crown of Italy and following the recent death of his father, he will be King and she his Queen; albeit in name only.

So finding herself at the House of Savona’s beautiful estate, full of the vineyards that generate their riches, both she and Zeno are resigned to a marriage of convenience… Until Archille.

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Yep folks, you are so not getting any more from me; okay, well maybe a little.

Let me start by saying that this is a beautiful, classic love story. Once again Tillie Cole switches sub genres and kicks arse. Seriously is there anything she can’t write? Every book she releases shows her growth as a writer. The passion she puts into her books transcends the pages and her writing always reaches out to me, practically yanking into the world she has created. This books is a very atmospheric book, and man does she give you all the feels. I am always so amazed at her talent for being detailed in her storytelling without being wordy. How she can tell you every little detail without boring you. She is in my opinion a genius and this book only cements that for me.

A very unique storyline, I loved the dynamics between all the characters. For all of you thinking this crosses into the offensive for some love triangle situation, be assured that it doesn’t. I never had any doubt that Caresa and Zeno were completely wrong for each other. This is to shore up there wine business and it is what is expected of them. It is the world they were born into and they know they have no other options, despite their misgivings.

Archille is a wine maker and completely different to anyone Caresa has ever met before. She is as fascinated in him as he in her. Of course no good story comes without the twist and although it is a twist, you are led in the way the story is told to not be so shocked by it. That is not a bad thing, it would have thrown the beautifulness of the story if there had been this never saw that coming moment; once you read it, you will totally get where I am coming from.

 

So again, Tillie Cole gives us perfection. I itch to give this author less than a 5 crown rating because how can she keep generating such amazing, beautifully written stories. But she does and I can’t ever see that changing, so I will keep writing her 5 Crown reviews for her amazing books. A talented writer, who excels in every story she puts out there. Big up Tillie Cole, you have done it again – A MUST READ!

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Princess Emma Reviews: Lucas by Jay McLean

Princess Emma Reviews: Lucas by Jay McLeanLucas (Preston Brothers, #1) by Jay McLean
on November 1st 2016
Pages: 354
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4.5 Stars

In a sprint, every millisecond counts.  When you’re waiting for love, those milliseconds can feel like eons. 
High school senior Lucas Preston has it all: star of the track team, a scholarship waiting for him, an apartment to himself and a revolving door of girlfriends. He also has an older sister, five younger brothers and a father who relies on him to make sure those brothers don’t kill each other.  His saving grace? Lois “Laney” Sanders, a girl he started to fall in like with when he was just eleven. A girl who became his best friend, his confidant, his courage. 
It took only sixteen clicks and eight seconds for Lucas to realize that his like for Laney had turned into love.   Eight life-changing seconds.  It’s also the exact length of time it took to lose her.

Series: A Preston Brothers Novel #1
Also by this author: Kick, Push, Kick, Push (Kick Push #1)

4.5 Crowns

Book 1 in A Preston Brothers Novel series. This book is a spin-off from the brilliant More Than series, however you do not need to have read that series to enjoy Lucas.

Lucas Preston is the typical all American High Schooler. Star of the track team and super popular with the girls, he is also the oldest of 5 Brothers who look up to him. Following the death of his mother and the departure of his older sister Lucy to College, Lucas really had to step up to the plate to support his Dad and of course his younger brothers. Always by his side though is Lois Sanders; or as she is known to the Preston’s, Laney. They have been best friends since they were 11, and whilst Lucas has become Mr Popular, Lois has always been happy to sit in the background harbouring a secret crush that she has had on Lucas since the first minute she laid eyes on him.

As they mature feelings between them grow and shift. The friendship that has been so important to them both becomes something so much more. Will they be able to grow with the changes? Or will the friendship that has been everything to them be ruined forever?

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So I, along with many others, first met Lucas in the More Than series, which features his sister Lucy. But actually we got to know the whole Preston family and their story in More than Forever. I seriously loved the Preston’s. They were this huge family of 6 kids who had to deal with the death of the mother they adored and a father who grieved so deeply. This left Lucy and her boyfriend Cameron, alongside Lucas having to step in to the void to care for the younger kids. So when I found out that each of the brothers would be getting their stories I was super excited. I really enjoyed the original series, and couldn’t wait for what Jay had in store for 5 very different brothers. Lucas as the oldest gets to kick it off and it is a brilliant start to what looks to be an equally brilliant and addictive series.

One thing I have come to learn about Jay McLean is that she loves messing with our emotions. But that is what makes her books such a joy to read. I was laughing one minute, swooning the next, onto wanting to throw my kindle, before wiping the tears from my eyes. This story has everything. It is a love story that deals with the pressures of family, friendship as well as some tougher issues that sadly effect many people daily.

You will adore Lucas. He has a heart of gold, but as with everyone he isn’t perfect. He makes mistakes along the way and the person most effected by his mistakes is Lois. Lois adores Lucas and has watched from his side as he goes form girl to girl never fully confidant in herself to let her true feelings for him show. When eventually their feelings are out in the open they both make mistakes and the communication that has never been a problem for them suddenly becomes their biggest obstacle; but not the only one. I loved their connection and rooted for them even if the odds were stacked against them. Of course though, this isn’t a book just about them, it incorporates the whole family, and we get a glimpse at each brothers’ character and it just left me wanting more.

 

So as I said right at the start, reading the More Than series isn’t essential. But if you want to be immersed in this world as much as I was, I recommend you do. It was like falling in with old friends that you haven’t seen for ages. I loved this book and can’t wait to read the next 5 brothers stories.

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Princess Emma Reviews: Say You Want Me by Corinne Michaels

Princess Emma Reviews: Say You Want Me by Corinne MichaelsSay You Want Me by Corinne Michaels
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4.5 Stars

There’s no way I’ll fall for Wyatt Hennington.
He can keep his Southern drawl, irresistible smile, and those pick-up lines all to himself. I made the mistake of sleeping with him not once, but twice. I’m not stupid enough to give him round three, especially after he left me in the middle of the night so I could see myself out. I vow to return to Philadelphia and forget him.
It proves easier said than done.
When the doctor informs me I’m the winner of door prize number two, I put my life on hold and head back to Bell Buckle. Three months and if we can’t make this work, I’m gone.
The problem is—when the cards are stacked against us, and I can’t bring myself to leave him, I’ll finally know if he truly loves me or if all my fears were real . . .

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4.5 Crowns

This is a standalone book, but if you have read Say You’ll Stay you will recognise these characters as well as the quintessentially southern town of Bell Buckle. In my personal opinion I think it is well worth reading it before embarking on Wyatt and Angie’s story.

Wyatt Hennington is hot. No surprise there, hell all the Hennington brothers are. But he is also charming, kind and irresistible. What was a one night stand with Angie, turned into two, but Angie didn’t take kindly to waking up alone, so she hightailed it back to Philadelphia before he charmed her into his bed for a third time. It was all so easy, until she realises she is pregnant. But returning to Bell Buckle isn’t so bad when her best friend and nephews are there, it’s just having to face Wyatt that may be difficult. But he deserves to know he is going to be a father, even if Angie is determined that she will do it alone and several states away. What she doesn’t plan on doing is sticking around. Wyatt might be irresistible, but he is also capable of breaking Angie’s heart and she isn’t going to let him.

I so enjoyed going back to Bell Buckle. Being British, you have ideas of what the Deep South is like. Bell Buckle is exactly what I though. Full of busy bodies with hearts of gold, families linked for generations and of course the hot cowboys full of southern charm who work on the ranches.

You are going to love Wyatt Hennington. Of course if you have taken my advice you have read Say You’ll Stay at this point, so you will be in love with him already. He is such a loveable character. He and Angie are really thrown together, but of course the attraction was there and through a lack of communication it has taken this unexpected surprise to get them to where they are now. Angie makes it hard for him and I can understand why. She has her own issues with self-confidence and can’t quite believe that Wyatt, the ladies’ man wants her just for her, rather than because she come with his baby. Be prepared to swoon ladies, but also be prepared to go through it with these 2 great characters. As expected with Corinne Michaels, there story isn’t plain sailing. She couldn’t write a story without creating drama that is real life and love.

 

Another great book by Corrine. Once again her writing, characters and storyline will suck you in. I now can’t wait for my next trip to Bell Buckle and the eldest Hennington brothers’ story.

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Princess Emma Reviews: Black Swan Affair by K.L Kreig

Princess Emma Reviews: Black Swan Affair by K.L KreigBlack Swan Affair Goodreads
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I’ve loved him as long as I can remember.
The gangly boy with big brown eyes and unruly hair who grew up into an intoxicating man. He wears scruff like he invented it and ambles with a swagger that makes panties drop.
Killian Shepard.
Shep.
We grew up together. We played Ghost in the Graveyard. Had our own rock band. It didn’t matter that he was five years older than me. It didn’t matter that he looked at me as a kid sister even as I grew into woman. It didn’t even matter when he left me behind to go to college and start his adult life.
He’d be back. He was always meant to be mine.
He came back, all right. But instead of smelling of promises, he stunk of betrayal. And he destroyed me—us—the day he married my sister instead of me.
So I did the only thing a girl like me in my position could do.
I got my revenge. I married his brother, Kael. Now we’re one big happy f*cking family.
***mature content appropriate for 18+

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This is a standalone book and doesn’t relate to any other books by K.L Kreig.

The day you marry should be the happiest day of your life. But how can you be happy when your heart belongs to somebody else? To a man that is ingrained in your very soul? This is the dilemma that faces Maverick DeSoto. Does she walk away from Kael Shepard, her best friend and protector? Or does she marry him knowing she is still in love with his brother Killian? The man she has loved for as long as she can remember, who also happens to be married to her sister and who shattered her heart into a million pieces?

So that is as far as I can go with a story overview as you really need to go in as blindly as I did. If you do you will finish the book with your heart having been ripped out, stomped on a few times and then put back together. So folks, avoid those pesky spoiler reviews, they really will ruin what is a brilliant journey.

So before any haters start, this isn’t a love triangle per se. Yes there are 3 characters involved in this love story, but no cheating goes on in the flesh. This is more about how you mourn a love, whilst trying to build a love with someone else. How you mend a broken heart to fall in love with someone else. Poor Maverick really has had her heart broken by Killian. Could she really build a love with his brother Kael? Someone that has always stood by her side and loved her more than she will ever know?

This journey is an emotional one. You will want to slap a few heads and you will will her to choose the right brother. But the twists and turns will come unexpectedly and it isn’t until the end when you find out what choice she makes. The author notes at the end that readers will be very much placed in 2 camps and I wholeheartedly agree with her. My camp won (btw), but the person who ultimately won in this book was Maverick.

This is my first K.L Kreig book, and admittedly it has sat on my kindle for a good few weeks. But aren’t they always the best books? They sit there, and you keep eyeing it up, but then a favourite author drops a book and your eyes are swayed. DO NOT MAKE THAT MISTAKE. This book is EPIC and deserves to be read ASAP.

It should be everything I hate as I am not a great fan of shifting time lines, but I have to say the author got it spot on with this story. It layered the story beautifully, and because of differing POV’s it had me all twisted up inside. Seriously… this book puts the capital A in angst.

 

An original story that is written beautifully and will keep you guessing right until the end. An absolute MUST 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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5 Stars

"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 Elizabeth Reviews: One Step Closer by Kahlen Aymes

Princess Elizabeth 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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Again, Kahlen gives us a story that is anything but ordinary. She takes her eloquent words and pulls you deep within the story. She gives you passionate and in depth characters that you just want to read about forever.

In this story you get Caleb and Wren, step siblings. But these are very broken souls due to their losses and the pain they live in daily thanks to parents who are beyond dysfunctional and take every opportunity to make their children suffer. Very early on, Caleb takes Wren under his wing, to protect and provide for her. This gives him a purpose, an outlet to focus on. And just when you think that their hearts will finally heal, he makes a catastrophic mistake that sets them on a collision course of pain, doubts and distance.

Can Caleb ever right the wrong?

Well fate has a funny way of not even giving you a chance to hide forever, and with the death of his father, Fate again deals her hand, whether it be a good hand or not, you have to read this story in order to find out!!

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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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Video game coder, Harley Kelso, thought a tandem skydive would help her make her latest game more realistic. Instead, it literally put her in the arms of the sexiest man she’s ever seen. Geeky to the core, Harley is the polar opposite of big and burly Beckett, but that doesn’t stop her from wanting to play more carnal games with the sexy soldier.

When Beckett “Coach” Ralston offers to fill-in at a friend’s skydiving club, he doesn’t suspect he’ll meet a woman who will change his life—and he definitely doesn’t expect her to save it. But that’s exactly what happens when an accident mid-air forces Harley to land them both safely. She’s earned Coach’s complete gratitude, and even more, sexual interest…

Until she disappears without a trace.

With Harley missing, a happy ending might not be in the cards for the man who loves her—especially when he becomes the main suspect.

** Rescuing Harley is the 3rd book in the Delta Force Heroes Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.

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Princess Elizabeth Reviews: To Save Him by Jade C. Jamison

Princess Elizabeth Reviews: To Save Him by Jade C. JamisonTo Save Him by Jade C. Jamison
on November 21st 2016
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A new look at the May-December romance…
She said she would do anything to save him...but will it cause her to lose herself?
What if she was wrong?
What if Brandon Abbott is not who he says he is?
Kimberly Cooper’s emotional compass has been off since her bitter divorce and the death of her oldest son, so when young soldier Brandon shows up at her door, she invites him to be part of her family’s life. He says he was friends with her deceased son…
But things don’t seem to add up.
And then, when she becomes sexually attracted to him, all bets are off.
When her heart trumps her brain, will she know if she was wrong or will she learn the truth after it’s too late?
(Please note: this book had the working title December Lust.)

Also by this author: Locked and Loaded (Bullet, #6), Locked and Loaded (Bullet, #6), Lies (Nicki Sosebee, #10)

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WOW!!
Jade takes a story about a May-December romance and knocks it out of the park with her beautiful writing style, the intricate storyline, and the amazing characters she pens to life that she not only has you read about them, but she always makes you feel like you are present in the story, right in the room with them… Well done again and again!

In this amazing story, not only does she deliver in the Hot Hot Hotness factor as usual, but she gives us a very very deep story with so much suspence I just could not put it down!!! This was a brave venture from her Rocker books, and I am on my knees thanking her for her amazing creative brain!!

Kimberly is the divorced mother of 3. She is trying to put one foot in front of the other as she tries to raise her children, be the breadwinner, and not lose herself in the process. She is a very organized woman and loves her routine. She needs this to survive, because she is not only trudging through life after a bitter divorce with no support, but she is reeling in the loss of her oldest child, Gabriel, who was killed in the service. There is not a minute not accounted for in her routine so she doesn’t drown in grief.

In the midst of what is now her life, there comes an intrusion. A stranger appears on her doorstep who says he is a friend of her deceased son. A former soldier as well, who is keeping a promise to her son. Now whether this intrusion is welcomed or not is yet to be revealed…. and Holy Hell what a ride it is to find out that revelation!!

Omg.. there is soooo much I want to say about this story.. But I will not spoil it for you!! Just know… this stranger… this intrusion… this beautiful broken soul… he’s mine… I have licked him so stay away!!!!! lol

Jade has such a beautiful writing style… and this unique twist of a May-December story is an absolute must read!!! Go get your copy now!!!

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A new look at the May-December romance…

She said she would do anything to save him…but will it cause her to lose herself?

What if she was wrong? What if Brandon Abbott is not who he says he is?

Kimberly Cooper’s emotional compass has been off since her bitter divorce and the death of her oldest son, so when young soldier Brandon shows up at her door, she invites him to be part of her family’s life. He says he was friends with her deceased son…

But things don’t seem to add up.

And then, when she becomes sexually attracted to him, all bets are off.

When her heart trumps her brain, will she know if she was wrong or will she learn the truth after it’s too late?

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A white hot Standalone novella from USA Today Bestseller Lili Valente

“Bend over and lift your skirt. I’m going to show you what it’s like to spend Christmas on the naughty list…”

Let’s get one thing straight–I’m not your usual bad boy billionaire. I’m actually a nice guy. A very nice guy who also enjoys turning a woman over my knee and spanking her ass until she begs for mercy–AKA a good, hard, hold-her-down-and-teach-her-who’s-boss f*ck.

I’m a gentleman in the boardroom and a Dominant in the bedroom. I’ve also been secretly in love with my sweet, sexy, too-innocent-for-her-own-good executive assistant, Jane, for the better part of two years.

But like I said, I’m a gentleman. Any woman on my staff is strictly off limits.

Until the night I’m snowed in at the office with Jane…

The same night I discover she’s a submissive looking for a teacher…

The night I decide to make her mine…

“Are you ready to be possessed? If so, get on your knees, beautiful. The game is about to begin. Tonight, you’re mine.”

WARNING: This red hot holiday read contains spanking, dirty talk, and a Dominant alpha male who will melt your panties off–he doesn’t care how cold it is outside. Hotness level–five hot toddies, four roaring fires, three turtleneck sweaters, two chestnuts roasting, and a spanking with a switch from that old pear tree.

 

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From the bestselling Blue Phoenix rock star romance series. Forever Sky is the conclusion to Dylan and Sky’s story and the final book. The books contains spoilers for the other books in the series and must be read after Summer Sky and Falling Sky.

Sky and Dylan have found their forever, wrapped in a world away from rock star Dylan’s fame. For Sky, a future with Dylan is a life with the man who closed the book on his past for a future with her.

The deeper into her new life Sky goes, the harder she finds dealing with the public scrutiny and holding onto who she is. When a third person enters her new life with Dylan, Sky also struggles to meet the expectations she has of herself.

Dylan believes in fairytale endings and his unwavering love for Sky, and he will fight anything that threatens their life together. But the world can throw curveballs that even the strongest couple would struggle to dodge. Including a face from the past.

Forever Sky is a look at Dylan and Sky’s life in the months after Falling Sky, and the challenges fame and money can’t protect them from. Dylan and Sky fought to be together and now they need to fight for their happy ever after.

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Hot New Release! ~Release Blitz for Fail to Fight by Maci Dillon

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An emotional story of unrequited love…

Chloe

Now, I ask you not to condemn the man I loved without knowing all the details. What he did was inexcusable and unforgettable, yes, but I wanted to forgive.

What I struggled with was why he left me scared and broken, without a fight.

With no goodbye, no closure.

And without closure, there was no moving on.

Will

Visions of her would haunt my dreams for all eternity. That night destroyed my world and changed my life forever.

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Princess Elizabeth Reviews: The Trouble With Before by Portia Moore

Princess Elizabeth Reviews: The Trouble With Before by Portia MooreThe Trouble With Before by Portia Moore
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Our history made things harder.
We were associates out of convenience.We tolerated each other.I never saw her that way.She never saw me that way.She and I were never meant to be friends.
You’re not supposed to fall for your best friend’s enemy, even if the enemy is YOUR ex-best friend.
This isn’t the story of falling in love with your best friend.It’s about falling out of hate.

Also by this author: What Happens After, What Happens After, The Trouble With Before, Before I Break (If I Break 1.5), Almost Broken (If I Break #2), Beautifully Broken (If I Break #3), If I Break (If I Break #1), If I Break #4 Shattered Pieces, He Lived Next Door, If I Break #4 Shattered Pieces

OMFG…. 6 books in 6 days!!!
I am in love with Portia Moore…
I want to hug her and bop her and love her and slap her…. watch out beautiful…
I may super duper fangirl.. but I will still want to hurt ya’ a lil’

You have given me the most amazing series ever… I never knew which way you were going to go intertwining all of these characters lives so tragically and beautifully that I can’t even grasp all of my emotions to this series!!! I just know that I will never get over these books… this book hangover is 100% permanent…

My lovelies, I have desperately wanted to tell you so much about these stories… share my emotions and details over everything my soul has experienced.. but I can’t… I just can’t whisper a single word about it and ruin the sheer perfection of it.

What I can do is BEG BEG BEG you and my knees to read this entire series… it is one of the most original series I have ever read… there are no words to express my love for it. I was told by friends to read it.. and they stayed on my TBR for a long while… My deepest apologies for not listening… Please don’t make the same mistake I did and not read these books ASAP!!!!!

Portia… high five, huge standing ovation!! F**king LOVE these books!!!

STOP what you are doing and READ them NOW!!!!

 

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Princess Elizabeth Reviews: If I Break (If I Break #1) by Portia Moore

Princess Elizabeth Reviews: If I Break (If I Break #1) by Portia MooreIf I Break (If I Break #1) by Portia Moore
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This is not your typical happily ever after...
Lauren Brooks wants to do three things: Escape the small town she grew up in, get accepted to her dream school in Chicago, and graduate without drowning in debt. Now she’s working her ass off to do just that.
With a full course load and a waitressing job at one of the hottest night clubs in Chicago, she does not have time for distractions; namely ones who only want to get into her pants. She’s been burned before. Only a fool goes for a second round... With just two semesters left until graduation, everything’s on track.
Until she meets Cal. Enter distraction.
At six-foot-two, with ebony hair, deep grey eyes, and a smile that could only hide an agenda, she knows he’s trouble. And for the first time in her life, a little trouble might be just what she needs.
No. What she wants.
It isn't like she’d ever marry the guy. Until she does.
What she thinks will be her happily ever after, is only the beginning. Cal has a secret. One that makes loving him come with a price, and being his wife cost more than she bargained for.

Also by this author: What Happens After, What Happens After, The Trouble With Before, Before I Break (If I Break 1.5), Almost Broken (If I Break #2), Beautifully Broken (If I Break #3), The Trouble With Before, If I Break #4 Shattered Pieces, He Lived Next Door, If I Break #4 Shattered Pieces

OMFG!!!! Portia Moore is an evil genius!!!
This.. this… this omg.. this story is freaking amazing!!!!!
It is like nothing I have ever read… it completely took me by surprise!!

Diving in to the next one now.. can’t even write a decent review with my rush to get into the next one.. Just READ THIS NOW!!

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Hot New Release! ~ The Chemist by Stephanie Myers!

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In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life.

She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.

Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They’ve killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it’s her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous.

Resolving to meet the threat head-on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of.

In this tautly plotted novel, Meyer creates a fierce and fascinating new heroine with a very specialized skill set. And she shows once again why she’s one of the world’s bestselling authors.

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Princess Elizabeth Reviews: Beautifully Broken (If I Break #3) by Portia Moore

Princess Elizabeth Reviews: Beautifully Broken (If I Break #3) by Portia MooreBeautifully Broken (If I Break #3) by Portia Moore
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The conclusion to the If I Break Series.
Cal’s back and his arrival changes everything.
Lauren knew it was coming but what she didn’t think he’d bring with him was an ultimatum.
A choice.
One that Lauren feels trapped under. A choice she’s unsure will make a difference but could possibly change everything.
The ultimatum isn’t the only thing Cal’s got with him but answers. The ones Lauren so desperately craves. But the truth won’t only affect the lives of him and Lauren but everyone around them…and not everyone wants the truth to come out.
The thing is Cal doesn’t give a F…
…There are two sides to every story. In this one there’s three.

Also by this author: What Happens After, What Happens After, The Trouble With Before, Before I Break (If I Break 1.5), Almost Broken (If I Break #2), If I Break (If I Break #1), The Trouble With Before, If I Break #4 Shattered Pieces, He Lived Next Door, If I Break #4 Shattered Pieces

Ok… 4 books in 4 days… this should express how amazing these books are!

Portia has weaved an exquisitely unique story, that just hooks you from the beginning… it does not let go… it throws you in so many directions you do not know which way is up.. and you don’t care.. because you just want to keep reading and wishing it never ends!!!

I felt broken several times while reading this series… I felt like it was too much for my mind to wrap around but I had to know… I just wanted to feel everything and I wanted my fragile soul to be cocooned in a beautiful blanket of peace and happiness for the characters. And Portia, even after the torture she put me through in this series.. she did just that… she gave me my HEA wrapped in a beautiful bow.

This series has moved to the top of my faves EVER!!!! There is just nothing like it… And my book hangover is going to kill me… I just want to go back and re-read every beautiful and insane word!

Please Please Please… read these books!!!

Onto the 4th one…. I feel I won’t survive the 5th one as I want it to never end…

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Princess Elizabeth Reviews: Almost Broken (If I Break #2) by Portia Moore

Princess Elizabeth Reviews: Almost Broken (If I Break #2) by Portia MooreAlmost Broken (If I Break #2) by Portia Moore
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Authors Note:This is the second book in the IF I BREAK series. I would highly suggest reading the series in order. The first book in the series is currently free.
Lauren Brooks fell in love with Cal Scott at 21, married him at 22 and had her heart broken at 23 when he walked out of their marriage. At 25, though raising his daughter on her own, Lauren was finally moving on with her life. Until, she learned the reason for Cal's abandonment, the walls she’d carefully built around her collapsed..
The day she meets Chris, all those feelings she thought she had bottled up come spilling out. She can’t afford to give into her heart’s desire again. Love nearly broke her once, and her daughter doesn't need two broken parents.
Christopher Scott is in love, newly engaged to Jenna, who saw him through an illness he didn’t think he could survive. He’s finally settling into the life he’s always wanted, making plans he only dared to dream before now.
Until, a woman named Lauren arrives on his doorstep.
She’s intriguing, beautiful and, try as he might, he can’t stay away. The closer he gets to her, the more his rock-solid plans begin to crumble. All he knows is that Lauren is the missing piece to a puzzle he must solve. For him to put all the pieces in place, he’ll have to follow his heart, and that might cost him everything...

Also by this author: What Happens After, What Happens After, The Trouble With Before, Before I Break (If I Break 1.5), Beautifully Broken (If I Break #3), If I Break (If I Break #1), The Trouble With Before, If I Break #4 Shattered Pieces, He Lived Next Door, If I Break #4 Shattered Pieces

Holy Hell Portia!!! You are killing me…
Almost Broken is the perfect freaking title to this…

This tangled story.. is just unreal!!! It’s blowing my mind…
And my gawd!! Poor Lauren!! how she doesn’t lose her mind dealing with all this is beyond me!

I can not say too much about the stories because I do not want to give a single thing away.. but literally read this and the other two asap!!!

 

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