Hot New Releases! ~ Jan 30

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Plus One by M.N. Forgy

No feelings.
No lies of calling the next day, and no empty promises of not banging anyone’s mother.
If I could act like I’ve never met a set of twins I screwed on the same night, thinking they were the same person, then I could do this.
It was the perfect set up for a fake relationship and it was simple.
We faked our smiles, we faked our laughs; hell, we even faked our love. It wasn’t real.
But that kiss was anything but fake, and the orgasm was anything but pretend.

Somehow my plus one had become more, and now I’m standing here with my underwear around my ankles wondering what in the hell to do next.

EXCERPT:

“The BBQ lobster looks good,” she mutters, biting her finger. My eyes drift toward the seafood side of the menu finding the lobster. The price is a hard fifty bucks.

“That is expensive for a fucking bottom feeder,” I scoff eyeing her.

“I’m not buying. You are. Remember?” She closes her eyes and gives a bitch smile.

Instead of wanting to fuck her, I now want to strangle her.

“Nice.” I shake my head. I almost forgot how much fun the whole girlfriend thing was.

“We’ll call it a deal after you eye fucked me from across the room and then didn’t even have the nerve to compliment my dress,” she sasses.

Touché.

“You look nice,” I state dryly, but in all fairness she does look fucking stunning.

“Why thank you!” she show tunes like I complimented her all on my own accord.

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FAKE ENGAGEMENT, REAL TEMPTATION by Joya Ryan

Oh. My. God. Carrie Morgan can’t escape her cheating ex fiancé. She goes on her Hawaiian honeymoon fantasy vacation to prove she’s over him—but he’s there with his mistress in tow. Good thing Carrie’s annoyingly over-protective friend Blake came with her. How’s she going to prove to her ex she’s over him? Easy. One… Two… Three… She grabs Blake and kisses him.

Blake Harris isn’t about to let anyone take advantage of his heartbroken friend Carrie. And that includes himself, even if she’s sexy as sin in that bikini. Then she kisses him—and he’s on fire. Damage done, but he can back off. Except he sees that broken look in Carrie’s eyes. No. Hell no. New plan. He intends to show her ex just what he’s thrown away.

The kisses? For show. The heat? Part of the performance. The private practice sessions? Uh-oh. Those are starting to feel a bit too real…

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Intertwined by Sasha Brümmer

Amplified emotional highs have been my downfall. I’ve lost parts of myself to the dark corners of my heart because of the damage others have inflicted.

Whiskey might be able to ease the burn of one’s soul, but this time it might not be enough to survive. Instead of letting me wither in the cracks of my desiccated soul, he pushes me to appreciate the scars, instead of avoiding the bruises.

I’ve had more than my share of sanctioned hell, and I am through living in a limbo between who I should be and who I am. I won’t allow myself to become a casualty of my own mind again.

I am no longer carrying the obscurities of my life around with me when he chooses to stand and fight beside me.

With him, I finally see what it means to be living.

This novel contains mature themes, strong language, violent circumstances, and sexual situations. It is intended for adult readers.

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For Finlay by J. Nathan

Finlay Thatcher is a lost soul, guilt-ridden after the death of her twin brother. When Alabama’s football coach gives her the opportunity to work for him, she knows it’s her chance to move on, even if it means living her brother’s dream.

Caden Brooks is Alabama’s star quarterback. He’s got it all. The attention of adoring fans. A girlfriend who’d do anything to hold on to him. And a future in the pros. He’s getting along just fine until Finlay steps into his life, despising him at first sight and pushing his buttons like no other.

Unfortunately for Finlay, and her attempt to keep Caden at arm’s length, there’s nothing Caden loves more than a challenge. The problem with this challenge is she comes with a secret that has the power to destroy everything.

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Bound to Me by Christy Pastore

We set the rules…

 

Well, I set the rules… he agreed.

 

I left before we could break them, or so I thought I had…

 

Ella Connolly is looking forward to starting a new adventure in her life. After putting her party girl, headline-grabbing tabloid exploits behind her, she has become a responsible and successful entrepreneur. Moving across the pond to Manhattan, she’s determined to make the dream for her boutique to become an international retail brand come true.

 

While in the States, her overprotective brother insists she have a full-time security detail. This complicates Ella’s plans in more ways than one.

 

Alex Robertsen’s life is in shambles. After losing the woman he loves to his brother, he’s been on a steady diet of booze and easy women in an effort to make himself numb. Things needed to change.

 

Change is good.

Good, that is, until Alex finds himself thrust into an all too familiar situation.

He’s obligated by a professional oath to protect Ella at all costs.

She’s vowed to not let distractions, even the ruggedly handsome ones, keep her from her goals.

But old habits die hard…

We’d broken the rules… more than once.

We were bound to… and we agreed it was worth the risk.

He left before it shattered us both… or so we thought.

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No Fear by Jess Bryant

Every small town has that one family that’s more savage than civilized. The ones that are more myth and legend than man. In Old Settlers, Oklahoma that’s the Bomar boys. Wild, reckless and vicious, they skirt the line of criminal and trip over it more often than not. They are their own punchline: white trash but proud beyond compare. Dirty and dangerously sexy, it’s best to steer clear of them or else risk your life… and your heart. These are their stories.

Rachel Grant lives every day in fear. Scared that she’ll always be the kind of girl that nobody notices. Scared that her brother will figure out quiet doesn’t mean deaf or stupid and put together that she knows far more than she should. And what she knows has her fearing for her life because in a small town like Old settlers everybody knows that you don’t cross the Bomar boys.

She needs help. Somebody she can trust. Somebody strong. Somebody that can protect her… and she knows just the guy.

Remy Bomar ran away from what being a Bomar meant when he was eighteen. Ten years later, he’s finally come home and he’s sworn that he’ll do anything to take back his place within the family. He didn’t protect the people he loved when he was young and he won’t make the same mistake again.

When the cute, shy, girl next door looks up at him with fear in her eyes, what he feels is far from simply protective. He wants her safe but he also wants her to be his. Being a Bomar, those two things have a tendency to be mutually exclusive, particularly since his family has a traitor hell bent on hitting them where it hurts.

What happens when the truth comes out? When Remy finds out she knows far more about the threat to his family than she’s been letting on? When Rachel has to choose between her family… or his? Will they find the strength they need to overcome their fears once and for all?

*No Fear is the third book in the Bomar Boys series but can be read as a stand-alone. Each book features one couple and a HEA but will build on each other so they are best read in order.

**Warning** – This book contains explicit language, sexual scenes and violence. Though not depicted, mentions of domestic violence are key to the story and can be a trigger for some.

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Hot New Releases! ~ Jan 29

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The Sex Club Diaries - James Grey by James Grey

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind closed doors at those parties? The salacious ones people never speak about? Based on real events, The Sex Club Diaries reveals the answers by taking you into a series of swinger venues around the world. Brace yourself for the delicious vice that goes hand in hand with an open mind and shelved inhibitions…

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Class of Love (Letters From Home Series Book 1 by Maryann Jordan

Class of Love

 

When Letters From Home make all the difference.

 

Ethan Miller, an Army Apache Helicopter mechanic, was on tour in Afghanistan, biding his time as he worked hard and played hard.

 

Brooke Thompson, a fourth grade teacher, was leading her class in a project to write to a soldier.

 

Through the letters and gifts, Ethan grew to care for the group of children…and their teacher. Making plans for meeting after he comes home takes a back seat when the war intervenes. Can two people, who’ve never met, find love?

A standalone, no cliffhanger, and an HEA. For language that some may consider crude and for scenes of a sexual nature, mature (18+) readers only.

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The Boss by J.L. Perry

A sexy standalone Novella with a HEA, by #1 International Bestseller of Bastard, Hooker and Jax.
Hanna Scott … she’s been my obsession since I was seventeen.
She’s the object of every dirty thought I’ve ever had.
I’m consumed.
I lust over her … albeit from afar.
She has no idea how I feel.
And my secret can never come out,
because there’s one major hurdle standing in our way …
she’s my best friend’s little sister.
When she offers to stand in as my temporary secretary, I’m torn.
Will I be able to risk the temptation?
Or will I succumb and lose everything that I hold dear?

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New York Nights (Heart of the City #2) by C.J. Duggan

Sarah Williams is a spirited, independent Aussie who has always dreamed of New York City. So when a job opportunity arises to become an au pair for a successful businessman in the heart of Manhattan, Sarah jumps at the chance to follow her dream.

What she didn’t bet on was a beautiful newborn and a distant, abrasive man whose eyes hold a million anguished secrets. Determined to care for his daughter and face the challenges of the impossible Ben Worthington, Sarah was always prepared to follow her heart; she just wasn’t prepared to lose it to a complicated man like Ben.

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Hot New Releases! ~ Jan 24

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Preppy Part Two: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater (King Series Book 6) by T.M. Frazier

Preppy finds himself back in a world he once loved, but no longer recognizes. His dim smile can’t hide his inner turmoil and the people he views as family all suddenly feel like polite strangers.

Except for one person. A girl with dark eyes and even darker hair.
A girl who isn’t even an option.

At least, not anymore.

Dre can’t decide who she’s going to listen to. Her heart, her head, or her body. Because two out of those three things have her heading right back to Logan’s Beach. Closure is what she tells herself she’s seeking, but when she unlocks doors that were never meant to be opened she soon discovers that when it comes to Samuel Clearwater, closure might NEVER be an option.

This is book six in the King Series and the second part of Preppy and Dre’s story.

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Dark Hearts (Light in the Dark #3) by Micalea Smeltzer

I’ve learned that not everything is what it seems. If you start to look too close, you uncover things people don’t want you to see. It’s why I hide. It’s why no one knows the real me. But he sees me. He sees the darkness in my heart but he’s not afraid, because he’s like me. They say opposites attract, but we’re proof that like-and-like are a far more potent combination.

Novalee Clarke is hiding from a past she wants to leave behind, and Jacen Kensington is running from his.

The thing about hiding and running is eventually the thing you’re trying to escape catches up to you.

And when it does?

It changes everything.

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Pakhan's Salvation (Pakhan #2) by V.F. Mason

Rosa

My life changed in the span of twenty-four hours.

My family had tried their best to make my world as familiar as possible yet something about their touch and words always felt wrong.

Only in my dreams, in the arms of the amber-eyed stranger, I found solace.

Until the Pakhan of Bratva showed up, claiming I belonged to him.

Pakhan

Rosa Giovani became mine.

Only I’d failed to protect her from the evil neither of us expected.

Pakhan of Bratva lost the desire to keep his sanity intact and settled in the darkness, so consuming he never wanted to come back from it.

Until we could meet again, I vowed to destroy everyone and everything in my wake for shattering our hearts.


Warning: It is necessary to read first Pakhan’s Rose, before starting Pakhan’s Salvation. This book concludes the Pakhan Duet series.  

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Princess Emma Reviews: Preppy Part Two: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater by T.M Frazier

Princess Emma Reviews: Preppy Part Two: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater by T.M FrazierPreppy: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part Two by T.M. Frazier
Published by Everafter Romance on February 6th 2017
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4.5 Stars

Preppy finds himself back in a world he once loved, but no longer recognizes. His dim smile can’t hide his inner turmoil and the people he views as family all suddenly feel like polite strangers.
Except for one person. A girl with dark eyes and even darker hair. A girl who isn’t even an option.
At least, not anymore.
Dre can’t decide who she’s going to listen to. Her heart, her head, or her body. Because two out of those three things have her heading right back to Logan’s Beach. Closure is what she tells herself she’s seeking, but when she unlocks doors that were never meant to be opened she soon discovers that when it comes to Samuel Clearwater, closure might NEVER be an option.
This is book six in the King Series and the second part of Preppy and Dre's story.

Series: King #6
Find the Author: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Amazon
Also in this series: King (King, #1), Lawless (King, #3), Lawless (King, #3), Soulless (King, #4), Soulless (King, #4), Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part One (King, #5), Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part One (King, #5), Preppy: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part Two
Also by this author: King (King, #1), Lawless (King, #3), Lawless (King, #3), Soulless (King, #4), Soulless (King, #4), Soulless (King, #4), All the Rage, All the Rage, All the Rage, Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part One (King, #5), Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part One (King, #5), Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part One (King, #5), Preppy: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part Two

4.5 Crowns

Preppy Part 2 is book 6 in the amazing King series. Although not essential to read the first 4 books I highly recommend that you do. It is however, essential that you read book 5, Preppy Part 1. This book is a continuation and so this review will contain some spoilers if you haven’t read Part 1. My advice, stop reading this and go start on the beginning of Preppy’s story.

So holy cliff hanger, Part 1 really did leave us teetering on the edge wondering exactly where T.M. Frazier was going to go with this book. Well let me assure you that straight off the bat, we are immersed into life back at Logan Beach, Florida, and I couldn’t have been happier.

So where Part 1 really gave us parts of Preppy we didn’t know from the past, specifically his relationship with Dre, as well as glimpses of his time spent in captivity, Part 2 centres on the here and now.

Preppy is free but in a seriously bad way, both physically and emotionally; but he isn’t the only one back, so is Dre. A stranger to the people closest to Preppy, they want answers; they are not the only ones, so does Dre. Amongst all of the questions they have though is Preppy. Gone is the happy, always joking, pretty boy psycho. Preppy is back in body, but his mind and emotions are back in the dark hole he was kept and tortured in for so long. So while his friends’ lives have moved on, Preppy’s has stayed still. He is struggling, and no one understands. This book is less about romance and more about the aftermath of his miraculous resurrection. But make no mistake, this book won’t answer all his questions or ours; we will have to wait for Preppy Part 3 for that.

A great, dark, essential part of Preppy story. This is a character that is loved by many and someone that will stick in your mind because of his complex personality and behaviour. Violent, dark, but with a sweetness and humour that makes him super unique, I can’t wait to find out how his story ends. Roll on Preppy Part 3: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater.

4.5 Stars

About T.M. Frazier

T.M. Frazier resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and baby girl.

In the third grade she wrote her very first story about a lost hamster. It earned rave reviews from both her teacher and her parents although her spelling could have (and could still) use some help.

It only took her twenty years to start the next book.

The Dark Light of Day was her debut novel.

King will be released June 15th 2015.

She LOVES talking books with her readers.

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Princess Elizabeth Reviews: Preppy Part Two: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater by T.M Frazier

Princess Elizabeth Reviews: Preppy Part Two: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater by T.M FrazierPreppy: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part Two by T.M. Frazier
Published by Everafter Romance on February 6th 2017
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4 Stars
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Preppy finds himself back in a world he once loved, but no longer recognizes. His dim smile can’t hide his inner turmoil and the people he views as family all suddenly feel like polite strangers.
Except for one person. A girl with dark eyes and even darker hair. A girl who isn’t even an option.
At least, not anymore.
Dre can’t decide who she’s going to listen to. Her heart, her head, or her body. Because two out of those three things have her heading right back to Logan’s Beach. Closure is what she tells herself she’s seeking, but when she unlocks doors that were never meant to be opened she soon discovers that when it comes to Samuel Clearwater, closure might NEVER be an option.
This is book six in the King Series and the second part of Preppy and Dre's story.

Series: King #6
Find the Author: Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Amazon
Also in this series: King (King, #1), Lawless (King, #3), Lawless (King, #3), Soulless (King, #4), Soulless (King, #4), Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part One (King, #5), Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part One (King, #5), Preppy: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part Two
Also by this author: King (King, #1), Lawless (King, #3), Lawless (King, #3), Soulless (King, #4), Soulless (King, #4), Soulless (King, #4), All the Rage, All the Rage, All the Rage, Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part One (King, #5), Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part One (King, #5), Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part One (King, #5), Preppy: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part Two

4 Crowns

This is the 6th book in the King Series.  It is the 2nd part of a 3 part Preppy story.

And we all know where our girl T left us after the first book… yeah you know.. absolutely in shock!! screaming at our kindles… needing part 2 immediately!!

T does us a solid and gets us right back into the thick of things and just has us hang on for the ride she creates!  She gives us Preppy… a broken Preppy… a Preppy you just want to cuddle and whisper sweet promises that things will get better….And he needs to get his head in the right place to have Dre in his life.  A very difficult task for a broken boy inside a broken man’s body and soul.  How do you move on when your life stopped?

This book is an amazing bridge to what I am sure is going to be an epic book 3!  It is definitely the meat of the sandwich.  Giving us so much insight into what made Preppy, well Preppy…  A definite must read!

4 Stars

About T.M. Frazier

T.M. Frazier resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and baby girl.

In the third grade she wrote her very first story about a lost hamster. It earned rave reviews from both her teacher and her parents although her spelling could have (and could still) use some help.

It only took her twenty years to start the next book.

The Dark Light of Day was her debut novel.

King will be released June 15th 2015.

She LOVES talking books with her readers.

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Princess Elizabeth Reviews: Commander in Chief by Katy Evans

Commander in Chief by Katy Evans
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4 Stars
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Series: White House #2
Also in this series: Commander in Chief
Also by this author: Legend (Real, #6), Ladies Man (Manwhore, #3), Commander in Chief

4 Crowns

This is Book 2 in the White House series by Katy Evans.

Matt and Charlotte’s steamy behind the scenes secret romance is not over.  Matt has won the election… and lost the love of his life.  Charlotte loves Matt enough to stay away, and let him succeed in the role that he was born for.  He won’t let her heart be a distraction for him.  The country is more important than her pain.

So Charlotte flees the country… she knows she can not be even in the same continent as Matt.. she is not that strong.  And she gives a very valiant effort to stay away… but she can not stay away from his inauguration nor attending one of the inaugural balls.  But she has chosen the least likely one that he would attend… right??  Of course he will keep his distance…. right??????

Soooooo… my girl Katy.. She is freaking rocking the political hotness with this continuation…

I mean.. MATT omg.. hot hot and powerfully hot!  Charlotte is one strong chick attempting to stay away from him.  But Matt… has an agenda… not only the political one… but definitely the romantic one.  And he lays claim and doesn’t even give her a day to breathe it all in!

I don’t want to say anymore… because you have to experience every little detail!

Read it NOW!!!

Book 1:

4 Stars
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Princess Emma Reviews: Commander in Chief by Katy Evans

Commander in Chief by Katy Evans
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4 Stars
Series: White House #2
Also in this series: Commander in Chief
Also by this author: Legend (Real, #6), Ladies Man (Manwhore, #3), Commander in Chief

4 Crowns

Book 2 in the White House series, this book is a continuation of the brilliant Mr. President and is the conclusion of Matt and Charlotte’s story. Do not read this book without reading that first, or indeed this review as it will contain spoilers to book 1.

Having conducted a very steamy and secret affair during Matt’s campaign for presidency, both Charlotte and the President Elect decided to call time on a relationship that could potentially cause a scandal and damage the incoming President’s reputation before he has even entered the Oval office. The public would only see a politician in bed with a young woman from his campaign staff. So as soon as Matthew won, Charlotte took off to Europe to create distance and mend her heart because the man she loved she could never have.

This book starts as Matthew is preparing to take his oath of office. Still missing Charlotte after 2 months without her, he knows he can’t give her up. Can he be the man the country needs as well as the man Charlotte deserves?

Charlotte is heartbroken but determined to watch Matthew become the President that she knows he will be. As she prepares to attend a celebratory ball, she knows that all she can do is offer her heartfelt congratulations before turning her back on that part of her life forever… for him. But that won’t be nearly enough for the Commander in Chief.

So before I go any further, I have to say how much I have enjoyed this 2 book series. Being British, I was a little concerned that it would be too immersed in a political world that I don’t understand; happily this isn’t the case. The politics’ are just a backdrop to what has been a beautiful love story. If I am being completely honest, book 2 didn’t quite have the same magic for me as book 1, but only because I am a complete angst junkie. Whereas that book was a will they won’t they story, this was more about how they face the challenges of office whilst still finding time for each other. There were a few plots that I thought might have been explored a little more, but having said that it didn’t stop me enjoying the book. Look forward to plenty of steamy White House encounters.

 

If you are looking for a love story between a powerful man and the woman he can’t be without, the White House series is one I highly recommend. If only we had Matthew Hamilton to look forward to instead of bloody Donald Trump; I know who I would have voted for.

Book 1:

4 Stars
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Princess Kelly Reviews: A Veil of Vines by Tillie Cole

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

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

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

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

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

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

4 Stars
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Hot New Releases! ~ Jan 23

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Stay (Bleeding Stars #5) by A.L. Jackson

From NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson comes the next sexy, gripping Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel…

I’m Ash Evans.
The life of the party.
Hot. Rich. Charismatic.
A tattooed rock star with the world at my feet.
I burn through women faster than the strike of a match.

I’ve embraced my lifestyle and live it to the fullest.
Until the day my lifestyle caught up to me.

Willow Langston found me at my lowest.
Literally.
Facedown in a puddle of my own blood.

I owe her my life and I have three months to repay that debt.
What I never should have done was touch her. Kiss her. Take her to my bed.

Love wasn’t supposed to be a part of the equation.
I gave up that nasty complication a long damned time ago.
Now I want her more than my next breath.
But she doesn’t know what I know.

Do I leave to protect her? Or can I face my demons and ask her to Stay?

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Hot New Releases! ~ Jan 20

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Cirque Act 2 (Cirque #2) by A. Giannoccaro

Without my box I can’t be me
Kidnapped by a clown close to the sea
He’s torn inside where one equals two
One I hate, the other I love true

Secrets and lies become alibis
Sivan is damaged, it’s in his eyes
Riddles unravel when you know who masters
Now Imogene’s only home is Masters

An eye playing spy held me together
When I broke, he broke, two ends of frayed tether
We’re joined by the past like twin souls in hell
Innocent angels molested, and fell

I escaped it, but need to go back.
To love the man with his face painted black.
The circus is known for its eternal magic
Our tent of freedom is simply tragic.

Once a little girl fell, then she fell for me
I’m a fool, and she’s a fool for me
There’s a clown inside us all; a purpose
But this life, it’s all just a circus.

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BaddAss (Badd Brothers #2) by Jasinda Wilder

I was a Sixty-Eight Whiskey—a combat medic. So when I hear someone shout “MEDIC!” training just kicks in. It’s automatic, immediate. I don’t think I even saw the guy whose leg I tended to, not really. All I saw was him. Zane Badd. His tuxedo fit him like he’d been sewn into it, and his eyes reflected the fury and the hardness of a combat veteran, but when he looked at me, he just…softened. By the time I had his brother patched, Zane and I were both covered in blood, and I knew I had to have him.

The trouble with Zane isn’t getting him, it’s keeping him.

And the trouble with me is, even if I could hold onto a man like Zane, I wouldn’t know what to do with him. It’s not in my nature, and if life has taught me anything, it’s to not trust anyone, least of all men like Zane. He’s a warrior through and through, hard, muscular, gorgeous, tenacious, and yet oddly tender toward me.

Experience and instincts are telling me to run from Zane Badd as fast as possible, but my heart and my body are telling me to stay, to hold on and not let go. Yeah, it’s a conflict as old as humanity itself, but it’s brand new for me.

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Life as Navy SEAL doesn’t exactly prepare you for normality. Yeah, I can tend bar and goof off with my seven crazy brothers, but what do I do when the woman of my dreams—dreams I didn’t know I’d had until I saw her—explodes into my life like a frag grenade? I’m trained to attack, to win, to survive at any costs, and figuring out what to do about a woman like Amarantha Quinn will take every scrap of tenacity and courage I possess. Combat is easy, it turns out, in comparison to facing your own fears and scars.

And then sometimes, just when you think you’ve got it finally figured out, fate throws you a screwball and sends everything FUBAR.

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Running Mate by Katie Ashley

Barrett

The name’s Barrett Callahan. Yeah, that Barrett Callahan—the one the press dubbed “Bare” after those naked sexting pictures surfaced. At twenty-five, I was armed with an MBA from Harvard, an executive position at my father’s Fortune 500 company, a penthouse, and a different piece of delectable eye candy in my bed every weekend. I had a life most men dreamed of. But then my father decided to run for president, and my playboy lifestyle became a liability to his campaign that was built on family values. My “makeover” comes in the form of a fake fiancée who I don’t even get to choose–one who is an uptight, choirgirl acting priss but also sexy-as-hell.

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My latest relationship had gone down in flames, and I was drowning in a sea of student loans when in true Godfather status, James Callahan made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. Seven figures for seven months on the campaign trail pretending to be the adoring fiancée of his son, Barrett. As soon as he won the election, our engagement would be dissolved amicably for the press, I was free to ride off into the sunset a million dollars richer, and because of the NDA, no one would be the wiser. Sure, I’d never met the guy, but I’d been a theater nerd in high school. I could pull off any role from Lady Macbeth to Maria Von Trapp. But that was before I met my fake fiancé—the infuriating, self-absorbed, egotistical, drop-dead-sexy King of the Manwhores.

The race will be a fight to the death finish, and that’s not even the actual campaign.

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Delivery Girl by Lily Kate

Good things come in extra-large, smoking hot packages.

Things like pizza. 

The very pizzas that I deliver for my dad’s restaurant, Peretti’s Pizza. It’s a temporary job, something to pay the bills until I graduate from school, but it does the trick. In fact, it’s working quite well until Ryan Pierce of the Minnesota Stars decides to order a pizza from me, and life as I know it turns upside down.

You see, Ryan Pierce doesn’t just open his front door. He opens it buck naked. And suddenly, I’m not the one boasting the biggest, hottest package in the room. However, it’s what happens next that gives me butterflies whenever my phone beeps. Ryan starts to call, and then text, and then fifteen pizza deliveries and one fantastic night later, we’re friends with benefits.

So when he asks me to be his fake girlfriend at his brother’s wedding, I’m happy to help. But the longer we pretend, the more I worry that this is one package I might not be able to handle.

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This is a full-length, standalone romantic comedy with an HEA. It is intended for audiences 18+ due to mature content including romance, language, and ridiculously fun times.

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Rebecca Grace Allen - Taming Sugar

A modern day, BDSM, Taming of the Shrew.

After being dropped from the best role she’d ever gotten, actress Roxy Cavanaugh is on a week’s vacation to work on her patience. Being holed up in a little cabin isn’t doing much to help her, and neither is meeting sexy property manager Hunter Finn. Unfazed by her willful determination, Finn might be the first man strong enough to take her…if they don’t kill each other first.

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Friction by Emily Snow

Former overachiever Lucy WillIams sucks at adulting.

Recent divorce, check.

Pending lawsuit, check.

A move back to Boston to live with her mother, triple check.

It can’t get much worse, right?

When she starts her new marketing job at EXtreme Effects, she’s positive shit’s stopped hitting the fan. Sure, what she’s advertising is a little … unorthodox, but it pays the bills. And since she’s seconds away from becoming Lucy Williams: Wednesday Night Bingo Enthusiast, she needs money to get the hell out of her mother’s house.

The only problem is her boss, Mr. Extreme himself: Jace Exley. He’s everything any sane woman dreams of—alpha, successful, ridiculously gorgeous. He’s also Lucy’s worst nightmare. Because like every overachiever, she has that underachiever she brushed off. The slacker who, once upon a time ago, was the object of her dirtiest schoolgirl fantasies.

Jace Exley—with his sarcastic smirk and delicious accent—just happens to be that guy.

And the friction between them?

Well, that’s the only adulting Lucy seems to be winning at.

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Taking Turns (Turning #1) by J.A. Huss

I’ve never been afraid of the dark…but that doesn’t mean I wanted to live in it. And maybe everyone wants what they can’t have, but I should’ve thought it over before I accepted the key and unlocked the door to their forbidden world.

Number One is mostly silent. He watches me with them very carefully. His gaze never wanders. His interest never wanes.

Number Two is mostly gentle. But it’s the other side of him I like best. The wild side.

Number Three is mostly reserved. He refuses to cross the line. Even when I beg.

It was carnal, it was sensual, and it was erotic. That’s it. That’s all it was supposed to be. A trip into the dark. A peek into the forbidden.

I just didn’t expect to like them.

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I heard the door open and close and said nothing. And the footsteps coming down the hallway towards the bedroom. I even heard him say, “Hey.” So softly. “You awake?” Like he didn’t want to wake me.

I listened as he stepped into the closet. There was that slick sound a man makes when he pulls his tie through his shirt collar. I heard the unclasping of his watch. The jingle of his belt buckle and the shuffle of his pants as they dropped to the floor.

I even heard his moan as he stood over me. I could feel his shadow from the streetlamp outside like it was heat.

Then the bed creaked, the mattress sank. And his warm, hard body straddled me.
Still, I said nothing.

I just buried my face in the sweet scent of the pillow and closed my eyes, feigning sleep.

“Rochelle,” he whispered, leaning over me. His fingertips gently brushed the hair away from my shoulder. His mouth pressed against my skin. “Did you miss me? God, I’ve missed you. Two weeks is too long. We need to renegotiate.”

He nipped my neck. Kissed it. Licked my ear as he positioned himself to begin.

And I said… nothing.

Even though my name is not Rochelle.
That’s why I’m here. Tied up and gagged inside the closet. Sitting in the dark as three men on the other side of the door argue about where Rochelle went, why I was in her bed, and what they should do next.

I should be scared but I’m not.

I should be screaming, but I won’t.

Because this just feels very, very right.

And the only thing on my mind is… what will happen next?

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Scott Hildreth's - Dirty

Lex Monsters come in all shapes and sizes.

Mine came in the form of four Calle 18 members, southern California’s most ruthless drug gang.
They kidnapped me, locked me in a room, and ripped the life from my very soul. The things that happened to me were unimaginable, even in my most vile of nightmares. Then, one night he opened the door.

His name is Cholo and he slays monsters.

Cholo Monsters come in all shapes and sizes.

Mine came in the form of fearing failure. So, I made sure everything I did, I did better than any other man. The only thing I didn’t do well? Commit to a woman.

The son of a Hispanic mother and an Irish father, I grew up known as a ‘half breed’. The Hispanics saw me as white and the white’s called me a Beaner. Soon, I found a place where I fit in, and fit in well. 

With the Filthy Fuckers MC.

I had no idea that one night I’d stumble upon a room filled with kidnapped women, or that one of them would steal my heart.

She did, though. Her name is Lex and she saved me from my monsters.

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Dirty Secret by Chelle Bliss and Brenda Rothert

STANDALONE – ENEMIES TO LOVERS ROMANCE

Agent: Kennedy Barnes
Target: Phoenix ‘Nix’ Ash
Crimes: Hacker and Heartbreaker
Mission: Get Close and Survive

After living her life in the shadows as the daughter of a congressman’s secret affair, Kennedy Barnes joins ‘Project Greenlight’ – a clandestine intelligence organization. She’s out to prove she’s more than her father’s dirty secret.

One of her first assignments is simple. Get close to Phoenix Ash, collect enough evidence to put him away for life, and get out unscathed.

Phoenix Ash is a world renowned hacker. He’s pulled off some of the biggest heists in modern history, but never leaves a trace. He knows people are after him and that every day may be his last, but when he meets Kennedy Barnes everything changes.

Lines are blurred and secrets are exposed as Phoenix and Kennedy both discover they do have a weakness – for each other.

This is a STANDALONE novel, but is interconnected with Dirty Work, which is now available.

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Neighbors (A Twin Estates Novel) (Volume 1) by Stylo Fantome

Things a good neighbor can do for you:

1. Give you a cup of sugar

2. Let you borrow his lawnmower

3. Water your plants while you’re on vacation

4. Make your eyes roll back in your head

Katya Tocci has never paid much attention to who lives next door – her career always kept her too busy. She’s a good girl, working her way to becoming the most sought after cake designer in all of San Francisco.

But even a good girl’s gotta cut loose once in a while, right? So one fake dating profile later, and she’s ready to tarnish her squeaky clean image. Little does she know, her fun time is closer to home than she ever imagined.

Throw in a neighbor who wants to corrupt her, and another who just wants to own her, and her entire world is flipped upside down.

Who knew neighbors could be so helpful?

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Real Good Love by Meghan March

From USA Today bestselling author Meghan March comes a sexy new duet with a hero you won’t want to miss.

I’ve had my fair share of bad boys, but nothing prepared me for what it was like to be with a real good man.
Logan Brantley changed everything.
Somewhere along the way, what started as a fling became the best part of my life.
He makes me want all the things I’ve never had, like forever and happily ever after, but nothing worth having comes easily.
Everyone is betting on us to fail, but I’m ready to fight for this real good love.

Real Good Love is the conclusion of the Real Duet and should be read following Real Good Man.

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Next To Never (The Fall Away Series) by Penelope Douglas

New York Times bestseller Penelope Douglas introduces Quinn, younger sister to Jared, Madoc, and Jaxon, in the latest novella in the series that began with Jared and Tate in Bully….

Quinn Caruthers has several problems.

Her father, Jason, and her three older brothers, Jared, Madoc, and Jaxon.

Under the close watch of the men in her family, Quinn has found it nearly impossible to spread her wings—or even date—without them jumping in to hover. And when a family friend—several years older—from her childhood captures her heart, she knows they’re going to be a problem. Lucas Morrow is a man—experienced, sophisticated, and important. And knowing her brothers, he may as well be forbidden.

But Lucas left town years ago and shows no signs of returning. Quinn knows she shouldn’t wait for him anymore.

But then a package turns up on her doorstep with no return address and its contents reveal family secrets that threaten to turn Quinn’s world upside down. She’s never asked about the tumultuous path of her parents’ romantic history, but she soon learns their happy marriage had a very rocky and passionate start.

As she begins to see things around her with new eyes, Quinn will have to make tough choices about whether she’ll keep waiting…or finally go after what she really wants.

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Home Run (The Boys of Summer Book 2) by Heidi McLaughlin

LOVE ISN’T A GAME . . .

I’ve given up everything for the chance to play major league baseball. Everything. Now I’m so close I can practically hear the crowd chanting my name. There’s nothing that could take my dream away from me . . .

Unless I lose focus. And Ainsley Burke is the most beautiful, distracting woman I’ve ever met. When I’m with her, I can’t think of anything else.

But no matter how much I want Ainsley, there’s no room for love in my game plan. I can give her a quick tour of the bases, but that’s it. Then I have to let her go. If she wants to think I’m a love ’em and leave ’em player, fine.

All dreams require sacrifice. I just wish this one didn’t mean tearing out my own heart.

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The Rule Maker (Rule Breakers) by Jennifer Blackwood

Ten Steps to Surviving a New Job: 

1. Don’t sleep with the client. It’ll get you fired. (Sounds easy enough.)
2. Don’t blink when new client turns out to be former one-night stand.
3. Don’t call same client a jerk for never texting you back.
4. Don’t believe client when he says he really, really wanted to call.
5. Remember, the client is always right—so you can’t junk punch him when he demands new design after new design.
6. Ignore accelerated heartbeat every time sexy client walks into room.
7. Definitely ignore client’s large hands. They just mean he wears big gloves.
8. Don’t let client’s charm wear you down. Be strong.
9. Whatever you do, don’t fall for the client. You’ll lose more than your job—maybe even your heart.
10. If all else fails, see rule number one again.

Each book in the Rule Breakers series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.

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Love in Lingerie by Alessandra Torre

I hired her to fix my company, to bring Marks Lingerie back to life. I didn’t expect her to become my friend. I didn’t expect to fall in love with her.

The first rule of business is to never touch your employees. I think there is another rule about not falling for your best friend—a rule against imagining the curves of her body, or the way her breathing would change if I pulled down her panties and unzipped my pants.

Now, I can’t wait any longer. I’m tossing out the rules.

Damn the company.
Damn our friendship.
Damn my fears.

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Egomaniac (Tight Spaces) by Vi Keeland

A new standalone novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Vi Keeland.

The night I met Drew Jagger, he’d just broken into my new Park Avenue office.
I dialed 9-1-1 before proceeding to attack him with my fancy new Krav Maga skills.
He quickly restrained me, then chuckled, finding my attempted assault amusing.

Of course, my intruder had to be arrogant.
Only, turned out, he wasn’t an intruder at all.

Drew was the rightful occupant of my new office. He’d been on vacation while his posh space was renovated.
Which was how a scammer got away with leasing me office space that wasn’t really available for rent.
I was swindled out of ten grand.

The next day, after hours at the police station, Drew took pity on me and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. In exchange for answering his phones while his secretary was out, he’d let me stay until I found a new place.
I probably should have acted grateful and kept my mouth shut when I overheard the advice he was spewing to his clients. But I couldn’t help giving him a piece of my mind.
I never expected my body to react every time we argued. Especially when that was all we seemed to be able to do.

The two of us were complete opposites. Drew was a bitter, angry, gorgeous-as-all-hell, destroyer of relationships. And my job was to help people save their marriages.
The only thing the two of us had in common was the space we were sharing.
And an attraction that was getting harder to deny by the day.

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Finding Kyle by Sawyer Bennett

When you’ve lived your life as a criminal…
When you’ve done unspeakably evil things …
When your soul has become dark and stained…

The path to redemption begins where you least expect it.

Kyle Sommerville is in hiding and doesn’t want to be found by anyone. Certainly not by his quirky, free-spirited neighbor who’s managed to push her way past the walls he’s built around him. But Jane Cresson’s indomitable will and insatiable curiosity about her reclusive neighbor makes it impossible for Kyle to stay immersed in his dark world.

Little by little, she claws through his shell.
Day by day, she gets him to smile a little more.
Night by night, they both find pleasure they never knew existed.

When Kyle’s secretive past is exposed, Jane begins to think she’s in over her head. Can her love for this broken man finally clear his path to redemption, or will Kyle’s darkness finally extinguish every bit of hope she’s put into him?

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Menace (Scarlet Scars Book 1) by J.M. Darhower

Once upon a time, there was a guy who got so fed up with life that he resorted to murder and mayhem just to feel alive.

Lorenzo Gambini is bored. So f*cking bored. Most people either annoy him or avoid him, afraid to face him. Figuratively. Literally. With his face partially disfigured, scarred, he looks every bit the monster the stories make him out to be: the notorious Scar. They say he’s a sociopath. Maybe he’s a psychopath. Whatever path he’s on, people tend to stay far away from it.

Until one day, a young woman bumps right into him–a woman just as fed up with life, but for much different reasons. With a Scarlet Letter inked on her wrist and secrets buried deep in her soul, Morgan Myers is running from something… or maybe somebody. Lorenzo isn’t quite sure.

You can bet your ass he’s going to figure it out, though.

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Beauty is a Bitch by DD Lorenzo Cover Reveal!

OMG!! The Princesses are so excited to read this book!!

Have you read the Depth of Emotion Series by DD Lorenzo???

You have too!!! Beautifully written! This story hooks you and does not let go!

Get your copies here: Amazon

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I’m Marisol Franzi Vallega.

Have you heard of me?

I’m a survivor and I take what I want, when I want, and from whom I want.

If it’s true that only the good die young …

I’ll live forever.

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My Peace (The Beautifully Broken series Book 5)

Happy endings must be worked for.
Pax Tate used to be an effed up asshole, but you’d never know it now.
He’s got a sexy wife, their own little family, a cozy home, and a successful career.

Everything is perfect.

Until his past rears its ugly head.

Pax will do anything to protect his family,
even if he destroys himself in the process.

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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

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.

4.5 Stars
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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

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.

5 Stars
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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
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 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

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!

5 Stars
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Princess Emma Reviews: Lucas by Jay McLean

Princess Emma Reviews: Lucas by Jay McLeanLucas (Preston Brothers, #1) by Jay McLean
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 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.

4.5 Stars
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