Care to Take by Carly Phillips – Release

Care to Take by Carly Phillips – Release

Dare to Take by Carly Phillips

Date of Publication: May 3, 2016

Blurb

She was off limits,
But he couldn’t resist.

There are just some guys you don’t touch–even someone as innocent and inexperienced as Ella Shaw knows that. But when her brother’s best friend is up for grabs and willing, she can’t resist. After all, she’s wanted him for years…

On leave from the army, Tyler Dare WAS just looking for a little fun, but his best friend’s sister is off limits. Yet unable to deny how sexy and alluring she is, he finds it all too easy to succumb to a night of passion and heat that ends the next morning in the worst way possible.

Now years later, Ella is stranded on a tropical island with a hurricane bearing down, and only Tyler can save her. It’s his chance to make amends for the past and show the woman he’s never forgotten that he’s coming after her . . . in more ways than one.

 

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Princess Emma Reviews: When I’m With You by Harper Sloan

Princess Emma Reviews: When I’m With You by Harper SloanWhen I'm With You by Harper Sloan
on January 1st 1970
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4.5 Stars

Nate:
It’s nearly impossible to be surrounded by love but not understand it. My parents, my sister, and just about everyone around us has no trouble accepting that love. To give your trust to someone else and believe they would die before hurting you. I’ve witnessed it—I’ve seen the power of it—but I’ve also seen the pain. Because for me, I’ve only loved someone I could never have, and my biggest fear is that by giving her my love, all I would do is ruin her. I should have tried harder, but I’m not sure I can because I only feel complete when I’m with her.
Emberlyn:
The only time I feel like I belong is when he’s near. His infectious smile warms me straight to my bones. Any insecurities I have vanish with just a wink from him. A sliver of his attention makes me feel invincible. But all it took was one drunken night of truths for me to lose everything I had begun to crave. Now, I’m not sure how to move on because I only feel complete when I’m with him.
He said I was too young. I said he was perfect. He said our families wouldn’t understand. I said we could weather any storm. He said he would ruin me. And he was right.

Series: Hope Town #3

4.5 Crowns

When I’m With You is book 3 in the Hope Town series. This is a spin-off of the hugely successful Corps Security series, featuring their kids now grown up and finding love for themselves. You don’t need to have read that series to enjoy this one, and each of the books in this series could be read as standalones, but I highly recommend reading them all. These are great reads and if anything else you will get to know each and every character that much more.

Emberlyn Locke has been in love with Nate Reid for as long as she can remember. 6 years older than her, he was her first and only crush. Having grown up together along with their close group of friends and their parents, he has always made her feel comfortable and confident in her own skin. So when she decided to tell him how she really felt when she graduated high school, she hoped that their close friendship that had affected her so much had had the same effect on him. What happened that night was the second most awful experience of her life… the first came just a few years later.

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Nate Reid is the joker of the pack. Always game for a laugh and keeping life as light-hearted as can be. However, there is one person that can bring him to his knees. The one person he can’t have, but the one he wants more than any other. Emberlyn poured her heart out to him 3 years ago. She bravely stood and proclaimed her love and he had to stand there and tell her he didn’t feel the same. It was a huge lie and one that he has had to live with ever since, made worse by the fact that now he doesn’t even seem to have the gift of her friendship. He knows he hurt her, but he doesn’t realise just how much. Will he ever be able to make up for the biggest mistakes he ever made?

Blimey O’ Rielly, what a great read. I am a huge fan of Harper Sloan’s Corps Security series and indeed of the Hope Town series as well. I feel so invested in these characters that one page in and I am struggling to put it down. I kind of feel that I have watched them grow from little people in the original series, to young adults taking their fledgling flights into love. Having loved Nate in the previous books, I couldn’t wait to read his story. When I found out his love interest would be the formidable Locke’s youngest daughter Emberlyn, I was practically jumping in anticipation of the drama this pairing would create, and the effect it would have on the characters of these series as a whole.

Get ready for drama, love and a man that takes after his dad in the Alpha stakes. This is a great story and one that will not come as a huge surprise to anyone that read Unexpected Fate (#1). I kind of had a feeling that there was more to these two despite, their age difference, and indeed there is; and a little bit more.

As always, Harper’s writing encompasses a plethora of emotions, and whilst involving all the many characters she makes sure the stars of the book shine. My only negative or more a suggestion is that because there are many faces, both old and young, a family tree at the start of the book would be helpful.

 

If you loved Corps Security it is an absolute must. But for anyone that loves there romance to have steam, friendship, family and a touch of angst, this is one book, indeed series that you shouldn’t let pass you by. I can’t wait for the next one.

4.5 Stars
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Princess Elizabeth Reviews: Ladies Man (Manwhore, #3) by Katy Evans

Princess Elizabeth Reviews: Ladies Man (Manwhore, #3) by Katy EvansLadies Man (Manwhore, #3) by Katy Evans
on April 26th 2016
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4 Stars
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Tahoe Roth.Irreverent, cocky, playful and naughty.He’s not the guy you date.He’s the one night stand.The one your mother warned you about.The one your body craves.
You’d think the man who called me succulent would want to strip me down and spread me out on his bed—like he’s done with countless others.
But he passed on my offer….
Just like I’d once passed on his.
He’s wary, like I am.
He’s broken, like I am.
And everyone knows two broken parts can’t ever make a whole.
Tahoe and I are strictly friends.
So I distract myself with other men.
He doesn’t think my new man is good enough. This blond blue-eyed beast doesn’t think any man is—himself included.
But the more time we spend together, the more confused I feel. I'm trying to open myself to love.
Yet I'm quickly realizing that the only man I want is Tahoe Roth.The one man who will surely break my heart.
A sexy new Manwhore series standalone contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.

Also by this author: Legend (Real, #6), Commander in Chief, Commander in Chief

Tahoe Roth… hot damn…. just when I thought Katy couldn’t possibly make me fall for another broken boy, she effen’ creates TAHOE ROTH!!

He is all alpha, all raw, all hot and all little lost boy holding onto a pain so deep from so long ago he becomes #1 manwhore now that Saint is off the market! The women fall to his feet like rain from a storm.  He doesn’t even have to lift his little finger and they practically tie themselves to his bed.  What would a man who is richer then hell and have all the beauties at his beck and call want?  Even he isn’t sure, but it seems to be he wants the One.

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So Regina is part of the pack.  She is friends with the girls and hangs in the tiny circle of the Saints.  She is a broken and lonely girl who has had little experience in real life except for bad relationships with jerks.  She is pretty much alone in life and fends for herself by accepting she is broken and settling and trying to be something she is not.  She works very hard at that, and really feels she will never have true happiness.

She has been friends with Tahoe for while now.  She is pretty much the only one near him that has not had him.  They constantly seek each other out.  As if their souls know better than they do that they need each other.

This is not a story of “Instalove”.  This is not a story that makes your heart flutter throughout… it damn near drove me to drink!! lol  So many times the frustration of these bleeding hearts not mending was intense.  So just hang on to this beautiful ride and see the broken mend.

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FINDING HOPE FOR TOMORROW By Katherine McNeill Crane ♥ Release Blitz

FINDING HOPE FOR TOMORROW By Katherine McNeill Crane ♥ Release Blitz

Synopsis

Every person’s life tells a story.

Some are uncomplicated, straightforward, and easy. Things fall into place with a simplicity that boggles the mind.

Others twist and turn, and every day is centered on fighting and scraping, yet never finding victory.

And then there are those who gain an inch only to be knocked back a foot. They love. They fight. They stumble. They fall. But through it all, they stagger to their feet, step back on life’s path, and push through until they win. For these people, happiness is not an illusion. It’s a truth, a promise, worth any effort, any scars, but just out of arm’s reach. It stands at the end of the path, taunting and teasing, tempting them to take one more blow.

And in the end, the battles make victory sweeter. More valued. More precious than ever imagined. More than any one person could hope.

This is Liam’s story.
Loyal, protective, shoulders stronger than Atlas’.
Broken, worn, battered.
Win or lose, he’s ready to fight for what tomorrow brings.

Life. Love. Healing. Hope.

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Kathryn McNeill Crane – Finding Hope for Tomorrow – Release Blitz

Kathryn McNeill Crane – Finding Hope for Tomorrow – Release Blitz

Every person’s life tells a story.

Some are uncomplicated, straightforward, and easy. Things fall into place with a simplicity that boggles the mind.

Others twist and turn, and every day is centered on fighting and scraping, yet never finding victory.

And then there are those who gain an inch only to be knocked back a foot. They love. They fight. They stumble. They fall. But through it all, they stagger to their feet, step back on life’s path, and push through until they win. For these people, happiness is not an illusion. It’s a truth, a promise, worth any effort, any scars, but just out of arm’s reach. It stands at the end of the path, taunting and teasing, tempting them to take one more blow.

And in the end, the battles make victory sweeter. More valued. More precious than ever imagined. More than any one person could hope.

This is Liam’s story.
Loyal, protective, shoulders stronger than Atlas’.
Broken, worn, battered.
Win or lose, he’s ready to fight for what tomorrow brings.

Life. Love. Healing. Hope.

 

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Princess Elizabeth Reviews: Dirty Bastard by Emily Minton

Princess Elizabeth Reviews: Dirty Bastard by Emily MintonDirty Bastard (Grim Bastards MC Book 1) by Emily Minton, Shelley Springfield
on January 1st 1970
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3.5 Stars

She's a biker chick with an edge.Daughter of an MC president, Trix Slade is used to living on the wild side, but nothing prepares her for being kidnapped by the Grim Bastards MC. Hellbent on getting back home, Trix will do anything to get away from her captors--anything. There’s only one problem, Boz is as sexy as he is wild-- a tempting combination for a woman like Trix.He's a bastard with a soul.The Bastards’ president, Boz Creed, wants to bring Trix’s father down and knows the best way to get to him is by using his precious daughter. Determined to get the revenge he seeks, Boz is willing to do anything to get what he wants--anything. There’s only one problem, Trix is as sexy as she is stubborn--a deadly combination for a man like Boz.Can love between two rival clubs survive without someone taking the ultimate fall?

Series: Grim Bastards #2

There is some series drama going on between the Grim Bastard MC and the Satan’s Revenge.  Although they hold a mutual camaraderie that began years ago… this is just something that needs to be corrected regardless of the casualties.

Years ago a very young girl named Trix, daughter of the president of Satan’s Revenge, befriended a young man named Boz, son of the President of the Grim Bastard’s.  Through the years Trix built that friendship into a very strong crush that ruled her heart.  To the point where she was going to give Boz all of her.  Fate steps in and causes that friendship not only between Trix and Boz to fall apart.. but also between the MC clubs…

Time passes and Trix grows up and goes to college, Boz brows up and becomes the president of his MC.  Fate again steps in and causes Boz to make a rash decision or lose everything.  That he can not allow as he has worked too hard to turn his club around and make it legit.  So the only choice he has it to kidnap Trix!

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So what is Trix to do?  She is now in the clutches of the man she loves, but she is a tough daughter of an MC President.  Not only that, but her best friend was kidnapped with her!  She must keep her wits about her and guard her heart!

Boz on the other hand, won’t let Trix leave him.  He did something years ago to protect her, but that deal is off the table now that he has her near him again.  This is the woman that holds his heart and he needs to figure out how to save his club, have his woman, and stop a war from starting with her father’s club.

This book is fast paced with some twists and secrets that I did not see coming… Can not wait to continue reading about this MC Club!

3.5 Stars
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The Sound of Serendipity by Cynthia A. Rodriguez – Blog Tour

The Sound of Serendipity by Cynthia A. Rodriguez – Blog Tour

So many things can happen to a person on a Central Park bench.
For Emerson Kingsley, falling in love happened, despite her broken monster of a heart.
Emerson knows more about listening than she does about love, whether it’s listening to artists as a music producer or listening to stories as she people watches.
Months of watching Maddox Bailey from a park bench are to blame for her infatuation. In her mind, the moment they meet will be spectacular if she ever finds the nerve to speak to him.
But when the two share an awkward cab ride, she realizes that maybe fantasies are meant to stay that way.
The only problem is, now that they’ve met, he keeps popping up in her life. Each time he does, Emerson finds the real-life Maddox to be better than anything she could’ve dreamed—sexy, passionate, and sweeter than his chocolate brown eyes.
A woman in love with possibilities meets a man determined to make them happen.
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Release Blitz for Paper Dolls by Hanna Peach

Release Blitz for Paper Dolls by Hanna Peach

Blurb
My life comes down to this. Two faces. One choice.Salem is my twin sister. She loved me. She protected me. She forgave me, even after I failed her. I just got her back after searching for three long, lonely years.

Then there’s Clay. Sweet yet intense and nursing a dark past of his own, he’s all the redemption I don’t deserve. He wants to open me up and know the insides of my soul. I want to let him, but I’m scared he’ll run from what he finds.

But I can’t have them both.

My name is Aria. And today, I must choose. One of the two people I love has to die.

 

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Release Blitz for The Devil’s Wife by Gemma James

Release Blitz for The Devil’s Wife by Gemma James

Blurb
No one claims marriage is easy. That is especially true for Kayla Sutton, because she’s married to a sadist who takes the meaning of the word “dominance” to new heights. But Kayla should have known. She fell for his wicked ways after he blackmailed her, stayed after he kidnapped her, went back to him after he almost destroyed them both with his unpredictable fury.
Then she married him. 
A year has passed since Kayla agreed to love, honor, and obey. Day after day, she survives his volatile nature. On her knees at his feet, underneath him between the sheets, bent over the bed to receive the fiery lash of his belt. But she’s beginning to miss the one thing she promised Gage Channing when she married him: her freedom.
NOTE TO READERS: THE DEVIL’S WIFE is a continuation of THE DEVIL’S KISS SERIES. For a better reading experience, please begin with the Devil’s Kiss before reading the Devil’s Wife. For mature audiences only. Includes explicit and disturbing subject matter that may offend some readers.

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Princess Elizabeth Reviews: Inferno Glory MC: The Complete Series by J.A. Fredericks

Princess Elizabeth Reviews: Inferno Glory MC: The Complete Series by J.A. FredericksInferno Glory MC: The Complete Series by J.A. Fredericks
on January 1st 1970
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3.5 Stars

The entire Inferno Glory MC series in paperback (Leather & Lace, Pleasure & Pain, Torture & Agony, Death & Rage, Revenge & Love).
The day Harley Sonnick is released from a three year prison sentence for a crime she didn’t willingly commit, she returns to the only family she has left—the Inferno Glory MC. But the club’s president isn’t ready to forgive her for past sins and turns her away, forcing her to trust in a new club member who’s arguably the sexiest man she’s ever laid eyes on.
Colt Sawyer, a young military veteran like the other MC members, is elusive and doesn’t have much to do with the women throwing themselves at him until Harley comes riding into his life on her own motorcycle. Together with his best friend and fellow MC member Ranger, Colt will do everything in his power to remind Harley what it’s like to be pleasured by a man and make her feel at home despite the reluctance of the MC.
Things take an unexpected turn when Harley’s worldly possessions are ripped away, forcing her to rethink her future. But she isn’t a pathetic princess in need of saving and is reluctant to accept help. Prison made her hard, forcing her to guard her feelings at all costs. So when dark, blue eyed Colt does inexplicable things to both her body and heart, she’s forced down a dark path of passion and desire that threatens all the safeguards she’s set in place.

Love MC Books… this MC book is like a biker book in a blender!!

Sweet lord it is fast paced! Sort of SOA on a tilt-a-whirl! lol  Freaking love that it is about a tough biker chicky and in her POV.

So we have Harley who was the daughter of the founding member of they Inferno Glory MC.  She was framed and spent 3 years in jail.  She is now free, and out to get her life back and some revenge as well.  She is a HOT MESS!  She is emotionally broken and has no clue what to do and how to behave.  She gets herself in so many situations in less than a week that you honestly feel like she will probably be dead a day or two later.

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Thank God for Colt.  He is the hot alpha male that lays eyes on Harley the second she arrives at the compound.  She sees her and can’t see another.  He is perfect.. too perfect for her dysfunction. But is he?  Nothing is ever as good as it seems and Colt is hiding a trunkful of secrets that can destroy him and everyone around him.

Together they are sheer chaos, and there just seems to be no off switch on her crazy and his stubbornness.   They will either be perfect for each other or end up getting each other killed.  The twists and shockers in this book are fast and hit you like a sledgehammer… Not sure of it originally being a plethora of novelas, but is seems like every chapter is crazier than the one before it.  By about 70%, there seems to be a rhythm that starts flowing, and you get to breathe a little.  But it’s only to hold your breath because with this story, you are not exactly sure which direction it will take…

If you want a crazy ride and your brain blended with a super twisted story.. then read on!!

 

3.5 Stars
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Princess Elizabeth Reviews: Mercy by M.N. Forgy

Princess Elizabeth Reviews: Mercy by M.N. ForgyMercy (Sin City Outlaws, #2) by M.N. Forgy
Published by M.N. Forgy on April 4th 2016
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4 Stars

I’m an outlaw. I don’t fall in love and I sure as fuck don't run... Until Jillian McAdams.I fell for a law abiding Sheriff, breaking my vows to my own club, and turning her against her family of blue.An outlaw and a sheriff, it can only end in one way… Mayhem.Now we both have to pay the ultimate price for betraying our families.I swore to kill my brother, his allegiance sworn to another club, if I ever saw him again. Yet here I am running to him in hopes to save Jillian’s life…We both will have to rewrite the rules we know to stay alive.Even if it means we lose everything we had in doing so…

Series: Sin City Outlaws #2
Also in this series: Reign (Sin City Outlaws, #1), Mercy (Sin City Outlaws, #2)
Also by this author: Reign (Sin City Outlaws, #1), Reign (Sin City Outlaws, #1), Mercy (Sin City Outlaws, #2), What Might Kill Us (The Devil's Dust, #5)

This is book 2 from the Mercy series and starts immediately after book 1, Reign ends.

And we all remember that ending don’t we!!??

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Yup… Zeke and Jillian are on the run.  Jillian’s cop father has just been murdered by Zeke and Jillian is being set up to take the fall.  To Jillian it feels more like a kidnapping since her senses are overloaded having just witnessed her fathers death, and she does not want anything to do with Zeke, yet can’t get away.  Zeke is honestly just trying to save her, but where would your mind be in the same situation. You are in love with the man who murdered your father in front of you!  Brain in a blender!!

Zeke’s uncle is after them and they are trying to stay one step ahead of that evil man.  This story gets so twisted with shocking reveals that Jillian just can’t keep up.  Zeke never leaves her side though and makes sure to break through her walls to save her!

 

4 Stars
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Princess Elizabeth Reviews: One With You by Sylvia Day

Princess Elizabeth Reviews: One With You by Sylvia DayOne with You (Crossfire, #5) by Sylvia Day
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on April 5th 2016
Pages: 464
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4 Stars

Gideon Cross. Falling in love with him was the easiest thing I've ever done. It happened instantly. Completely. Irrevocably.
Marrying him was a dream come true. Staying married to him is the fight of my life. Love transforms. Ours is both a refuge from the storm and the most violent of tempests. Two damaged souls entwined as one.
We have bared our deepest, ugliest secrets to one another. Gideon is the mirror that reflects all my flaws ... and all the beauty I couldn't see. He has given me everything. Now, I must prove I can be the rock, the shelter for him that he is for me. Together, we could stand against those who work so viciously to come between us.
But our greatest battle may lie within the very vows that give us strength. Committing to love was only the beginning. Fighting for it will either set us free ... or break us apart.
Heartbreakingly and seductively poignant,
One with You
is the breathlessly awaited finale to the Crossfire® saga, the searing love story that has captivated millions of readers worldwide.

Series: Crossfire #5
Also in this series: One with You (Crossfire, #5)
Also by this author: One with You (Crossfire, #5)

Gideon Cross is my fave broken character.  I know I know.. choosing Grey or Cross is like choosing Batman or Superman.  For me… Cross wins hands down!

In this final chapter of the Crossfire series, you get the culmination of a very complicated love story.  Gideon and Eva, to broken souls that together find strength and make each other better, heal each other and find the deepest form of love that exists.  Epic Love Story!

With that said, this book divided me.  The story of Gideon and Eva.. I absolutely loved!! Omg 5+++++ crowns.  It is the perfect ending to that love story.  We have witnessed Gideon grow up before our eyes and this story is very satisfying to me on how they are left at the end.

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0%-75% in and I was a happy, cozy reader….  There was an amazing story line for them, and some other great story lines that had been developing that had me completely hooked to the book!  I was just amazed at where these stories were going!

Bam! The last 25%… just a complete rushed and felt like the author was on a schedule and did not follow through on the amazing twists these story lines were taking.  Like they needed to be wrapped up asap without fully giving the reader what could have been her best book of the series.  In all honesty, I feel that had this book been split into 2 instead of one, Book #6 would have been the best in the series.  Instead of fully going into more depth in the supporting storylines, they ended abruptly and then tied in a neat little bow.  This left me feeling a little sad.

Gideon and Eva’s story –  5++++++++++ Crowns

The rest of the book – 3 Crowns

 

4 Stars
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Princess Elizabeth Reviews: RoomHate by Penelope Ward

Princess Elizabeth Reviews: RoomHate by Penelope WardRoomHate by Penelope Ward
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on February 3rd 2016
Pages: 280
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4 Stars

Sharing a summer house with a hot-as-hell roommate should be a dream come true, right?
Not when it’s Justin…the only person I’d ever loved…who now hates me.
When my grandmother died and left me half of the house on Aquidneck Island, there was a catch: the other half would go to the boy she helped raise.
The same boy who turned into the teenager whose heart I broke years ago.
The same teenager who’s now a man with a hard body and a hardass personality to match.
I hadn’t seen him in years, and now we’re living together because neither one of us is willing to give up the house.
The worst part? He didn’t come alone.
I’d soon realize there’s a thin line between love and hate. I could see through that smug smile. Beneath it all…the boy is still there. So is our connection.
The problem is…now that I can’t have Justin, I’ve never wanted him more.
Author's note – RoomHate is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Also by this author: RoomHate

Amelia, a school teacher, has just inherited half of her grandmother’s summer house on the water.  This is a home that holds so many amazing memories for her. Also some painful ones.  And those painful memories are all wrapped up in the other owner of the summer house, Justin, her childhood best friend, and owner of her heart.  They did not part lovingly and Amelia has spent years avoiding him, and causing him the greatest hurt he could ever imagine.

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Their reunion is not one of happiness.  Amelia is just coming off of a bad relationship where her fiancé cheated on her.  She is vulnerable and being on the receiving end of Justin’s deserving wrath, is almost too much.  Will he come around?  Did her grandmother know what she was doing by making sure to have her hand in destiny by bringing these two together again?

Great story, unexpected twists, and lovely to read.

4 Stars
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Princess Elizabeth Reviews: Broken Girl by Gretchen de la O

Princess Elizabeth Reviews: Broken Girl by Gretchen de la OBroken Girl by Gretchen de la O
on January 1st 1970
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5 Stars

My name is ROSE NEWTON, and I sell my body on the streets of San Francisco. I’m what you call society's dirty little secret. On the outside, I'm in control, the woman who makes her own rules and gives nothing away for free. Inside, I’m broken and numb. Torn and shattered by my past, my life is nothing more than the lost fragments of what's left of me.
SHANE WEST represents everything that’s foreign to me. He’s brave, kind, funny, gorgeous and persistent. When fate brings us face to face, an undeniable attraction blazes between us. He becomes the constant I've never had and the only man I'll ever trust.
There is nothing simple about falling in love when you're keeping a secret like mine.
*Reader's discretion advised. Certain content might not be suitable for some readers.

This story is about Rose.  With a name representing beauty, you would think her life would be filled with it.  Sadly no, Rose’s life is fragile and full of thorns that have pricked her heart and soul.  She is so broken, that if she wasn’t as strong as she is, she would have been swallowed up by the darkness.  She is a prostitute.  She lives in the dregs of hell that most of us will never know.  She is a survivor! She has a broken support system who are all just trying to survive.

She guards her heart because once, although she lives in a very cruel and real world, she opens a little window and felt hope, fell in love.  She fell for the fantasy that someone would save her just like in a fairytale…  instead, she was broken even more.

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Shane is a good man who meets Rose one night as she is in a back alley.  He comes to the assistance of her and a friend.  Rose is stunned with him.. his beauty, his nobility, his sincerity.  Those types of people just do not exist in her world.  As hard as she tries, she can’t get him out of her mind. So she goes about in meeting him as her, just a girl, not a prostitute.  They strike up a sort of friendship, he is relentless, but the secret between them is just too much.  She knows he would be disgusted by the fact that she sells her body to survive.  Who would ever look past that shameful existence and see the actual soul within that same girl.  Absolutely inconceivable right?

I loved this book, it is original, raw and beautiful.  The journey that Mrs. de la O takes you on is filled with pain, anguish, and heartache.  It is also full of hope and love.

Do yourself a favor and read it!

5 Stars
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Princess Elizabeth Reviews: Paper Princess (The Royals #1) by Erin Watt

Princess Elizabeth Reviews: Paper Princess (The Royals #1) by Erin WattPaper Princess (The Royals, #1) by Erin Watt
on January 1st 1970
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5 Stars
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“This generation’s Cruel Intentions.” Jennifer L. Armentrout, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.
These Royals will ruin you…
Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone. 
Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.
Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.
He might be right.
Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees. 
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BOOK
Q: Is this really a YA? 
We recommend this for young adult readers, age 17 and up. We think it’s a book that will appeal to older teens and those adults who are in touch with their inner teen, like us.
Q: Is there a cliffhanger? I’ve heard there’s an awful cliffhanger! Why’d you write a cliffhanger?
We promise that we didn’t set out to write a cliffhanger, but Paper Princess does end in one. The good news is that the next book is up for pre-sale and it will be released July 25, 2016. 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Erin Watt is the brainchild of two bestselling authors linked together through their love of great books and an addiction to writing. They share one creative imagination. Their greatest love (after their families and pets, of course)? Coming up with fun--and sometimes crazy--ideas. Their greatest fear? Breaking up. You can contact them at their shared inbox: authorerinwatt@gmail.com
MORE PRAISE:
"Intense, haunting & hot—I can't stop thinking about Paper Princess!! The intriguing sexy characters draw you in and don't let go. A true must read!"Emma Chase, New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled and Legal Briefs series 
“Wickedly clever writing, deliciously provocative characters, & chilling final pages made Paper Princess impossible to put down! Confidently a 2016 Top Read!”—ROCKSTARS OF ROMANCE
“Gritty, angsty, steamy, and rife with scandal and secrecy, Paper Princess is the kind of book you hope EVERY book will be when you open it. The kind you can't put down, can't forget about. This book consumed me and thanks to that crazy ending, I won't be moving on from this book for a good long while.” Jessica from Angie & Jessica’s Dreamy Reads

Also by this author: 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)

OMG what a hell of a read!!!  This book sucked me in and did not let go of me until it was completely devoured in a couple of hours and left me reeling with emotions!!

Ella is a high school girl who is struggling to survive in real life.  She is alone and trying to complete school and work at the same time.  She has recently lost her mother, and never met her father.  She is just trying to get school finished and make something of herself one day.

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Out of the blue, her dad’s best friend appears and claims her as her guardian.  This is not something that Ella can even fathom, so she runs.   Well the Royals will have none of that and finds her and whisks her away to a very privileged existence that she never knew existed.  Not only has she been thrust into a realm of wealth and power, she now has to contend with some very extremely hot, and dominating Royal sons.

They of course loathe her… believe she is a gold digger and will just use their father.  Ella will have none of it and makes sure she holds her own against them, but not without receiving a few scars of her own.

This fantasy world that the author created just digs its nails into your skin and will not let go until you read every letter in every word on every page! This type of book is not my usual.  I stay away of high school romance, but my co-princesses, Emma and Kelly insisted that I read it, that I would love it… and I am sooooooo glad I listened!!! This book is amazing!! Days later and I am still feeling it!  The cliffy at the end of this book is HUGE!!! MAMMOTH!! Please don’t let that stop you from reading it.. it is so worth it!!

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Princess Emma Reviews: One With You by Sylvia Day

Princess Emma Reviews: One With You by Sylvia DayOne with You (Crossfire, #5) by Sylvia Day
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on April 5th 2016
Pages: 464
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4 Stars

Gideon Cross. Falling in love with him was the easiest thing I've ever done. It happened instantly. Completely. Irrevocably.
Marrying him was a dream come true. Staying married to him is the fight of my life. Love transforms. Ours is both a refuge from the storm and the most violent of tempests. Two damaged souls entwined as one.
We have bared our deepest, ugliest secrets to one another. Gideon is the mirror that reflects all my flaws ... and all the beauty I couldn't see. He has given me everything. Now, I must prove I can be the rock, the shelter for him that he is for me. Together, we could stand against those who work so viciously to come between us.
But our greatest battle may lie within the very vows that give us strength. Committing to love was only the beginning. Fighting for it will either set us free ... or break us apart.
Heartbreakingly and seductively poignant,
One with You
is the breathlessly awaited finale to the Crossfire® saga, the searing love story that has captivated millions of readers worldwide.

Series: Crossfire #5
Also in this series: One with You (Crossfire, #5)
Also by this author: One with You (Crossfire, #5)

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The fifth and final book in the bestselling Crossfire series. So, if you have been living under a literary rock, then I need to tell you that this book concludes a continual storyline. Therefore you must read the first 4 books before embarking on it. But I am guessing that if you are reading this review, like me you will be thinking that it has been a long time coming, and you can’t wait to bloody dive in.

So as with each book in this series, One With You starts off where Captivated By You (#4) finished. I am not going to go too much into storyline as I don’t want to spoil it. But in this book Gideon and Eva finally seem to find a groove that works for them. Obviously there are still bumps along the road, but there was much more meat on the bone in this book. Having been disappointed with both books 3 & 4, I was worried that the flame of interest that I had for both these characters would have been extinguished. I am so happy to say that it wasn’t. The magic and chemistry was back and I was so happy to feel it pour off the pages.

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Is it the perfect ending? I would have to probably say no. I do have to agree with many other reviews that question why other secondary storylines weren’t tied up. In most books that wouldn’t bother me, however the secondary characters and their storylines have played such an integral part of the overall series. It seems off that as a writer you leave unanswered questions given you have 5 full length novels to answer them in. But let’s not digress too much. This book does also have many positives. The sex is once again steamy and you get chapters from Gideon’s POV; how can that not be a huge positive. What the previous 2 books lacked in storyline, this one made up for. It is just such a shame that what was as a whole a great story was dragged over 5 books instead of 3.

Having loved books 1 & 2, books 3 & 4 were disappointing for me. For want of a better word, I found them boring. I so wish that this book has been combined with those and that a major storyline contained in this book had been explored more throughout. I am not going to go into it too much as it would be a huge spoiler, and whilst it came out of left field, I really enjoyed it. Had that been explored more, and the storyline of this and the previous 2 books been combined, the overall storylines in the latter part of the series would have had had more to them. Instead what was a great inclusion into the storyline was rushed in the final 25% of this book and that was a real shame.

 

So whilst I have my issues with the series, the biggest 1 being the time between each instalment… seriously years between some of the books. Really??? I look back at it and can say on the whole it has been enjoyable. It brought us the enigmatic Gideon Cross and the feisty Eva Tramell and I for one am glad to have read it. If you have been a fan of this series, this is a must read. Some questions will linger, but on the whole you will be happy with the place in which Gideon and Eva find themselves at the end.

4 Stars
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Princess Kelly Reviews: Dark Notes by Pam Godwin

Princess Kelly Reviews: Dark Notes by Pam GodwinDark Notes by Pam Godwin
Published by CreateSpace on April 6th 2016
Pages: 428
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5 Stars

They call me a slut. Maybe I am.Sometimes I do things I despise.Sometimes men take without asking.
But I have a musical gift, only a year left of high school, and a plan.With one obstacle.
Emeric Marceaux doesn’t just take.He seizes my will power and bangs it like a dark note.When he commands me to play, I want to give him everything.I kneel for his punishments, tremble for his touch, and risk it all for our stolen moments.
He’s my obsession, my master, my music.And my teacher.

Also by this author: Dark Notes

‘This brutal man is my home. His hell is my heaven. I’m his Ivory, and he’s my darkest note. No matter what happened, I will never resent this, I’ll never regret him.’ 

Pam Godwin never ceases to amaze me, I adore everything she writes because not only is it written exceedingly well but her art in tackling the darker elements of romance with such fearless honesty is admirable. Her words flow with poetic ardour, so tragic and heart-breaking, followed by a touch of bright side in the form of a romantic connection between two complex and beautifully nurtured characters creating the perfect balance between light and dark.

Dark Notes offered everything I want in a story. If you are a fan of Dark Romance that tackles very harsh, very real issues then you will not go far wrong with this book. In saying that though, put on your big girl panties because this book packs one hell of a punch right from the offset. There is no downplaying it, Ivory’s story is horrific – her home life is a day-to-day fight for survival.

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It wasn’t always like this, she once had a Father who idolised her, a bigger Brother who protected her, and a Mother who once held her hand, but everything was ripped away one fateful day in her Father’s piano bar. With his tragic death life as she once knew it changed forever when her Father put everything he had into an exclusive school that practices the musical arts. Ivory’s dream was about to come true, a last passing gift from Father to Daughter, unfortunately it left the family in dire financial circumstances which created a torrent of emotional anger and hate from those closest to her.

Emeric Marceaux is a walking mass of stern intimidation. His new post at this exclusive school is no accident due to his incredible talent and strong networking connections. Reluctantly, he has made a promise to push though the principle’s brat into an exclusive college in New York and it should have been an easy promise to keep, that is until the poor girl with the holes in her shoes shows him that you cannot buy talent, you are born with it. Through sheer fight, love and determination Ivory is a beautiful broken contradiction; she’s beautiful, talented, outspoken and infuriating – everything Emeric looks for in a woman. He becomes enamoured to the point of obsessed, and when Emeric wants something, he will go to any lengths to get it.

From an abusive home, and turning tricks to pay the bills, to becoming a permanent fixture in Emeric Marceaux’s life, Ivory’s story is not an easy one, and as much as she admires her teacher, Emeric is not an easy man – he’s a dominant. At first it is pure fascination, her new safe place, until it becomes so much more…

Emeric and Ivory may have found something unique and special. A relationship based on honesty and physical pleasure, but every day creates a new risk, exposure being the most dangerous one of all.

Keeping their relationship secret whilst battling Ivory’s demons is what made this story tick. Each new challenge was fought with sheer determination and a will to succeed. Ivory is a tortured heroine with soul and a strength that is unfounded and I wanted her to have her HEA, and the magic here is you just didn’t know or even guess which way it was going to go and I loved that.

Dark Notes in intense, darkly atmospheric, gripping and sinfully sexy.

Emeric can play me like a Steinway any day!

5 Crowns

5 Stars
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Unexpected by Ariadne Wayne – Release Blitz

Unexpected by Ariadne Wayne – Release Blitz

I’ve told a lot of lies in my life. Mostly lies of omission.
My best friends, Rebecca, Gemma, and Katya think I come from a rich family like they do.
I don’t.
We have a fancy lunch once a month at an expensive restaurant. I cut back on food the rest of the time to pay for it.
My car sits in the garage unless I’m spending time with my friends. It’s cheaper to catch the bus.
Now I have a new secret. The biggest of them all.
I’m in love with Rebecca’s father.
And I think he loves me back.

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