Not everyone knows about The Club, which is by design. The main floor entertains the elite. There are dim lights, stolen touches and the liquor flows to ensure the guests get exactly what they want. There are high profile clients, cuffs and collars, contracts and secrets in every corner. But it’s what lies beneath these floors, down the spiral staircase, that intrigues me the most. There’s a man who stays in the corner of the darkest rooms. In this world of sinful tastes, he is the ruler, the devil, the boss. Declan Cross. I knew him once when times were different and the years have changed everything. He makes me an offer, one that speaks to the very soul of my desire. One I can’t say no to and one that changes everything. Tease Me Once is the beginning of a series. Prepare for everything seductive and beautifully dark.
RELEASE DATE: October 26, 2021
Not my first time reading the author but it has been a very long time. I dived into this kind of blind and was just going with the flow. And the flow took me to BDSM-ALPHA-TOWN *insert drooling emoji*
I also want to let you all know that I did not figure out nor look hard enough to know this would be a cliffy so there is that. This is a form of office-romance where the heroine is a little clueless and the hero is a lot dangerous! It’s hot, steamy, sexy, romantic and captivating! The hero is one of the big guys, owner, boss whatever you want to call him he calls the shots, the heroine is just trying to get by…enter her working at the same club as her best friend and ending up being the boss’s personal pet. As much as there is heat in this equally there is danger, secrets, mystery and lies. The cliffy-end is INTENSE!
Can’t wait for Book #2!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Beginning of a Series Type: All Tags at bottom of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
I wasn’t supposed to kiss a stranger. But I did. I definitely wasn’t supposed to like it. But I did. And now I’m all caught up in the excitement of it. The thrill and the anticipation of experiencing it again…with him. Noah Alexander. But there’s a whole list of reasons I should stay away from him, One – he works for my father. Two – he’s much older than I am. Three – he told me to. Yet there’s only one reason I shouldn’t… because I don’t want to. I’m addicted to the fire that burns between us whenever we’re close. I’m addicted to the way he looks at me as if he desires and hates me at the same time. Call me a masochist, but the sound of his voice when he tells me all the things he wants to do to me right before he asks me to leave—it’s thrilling. No matter how many times he warns that he’ll hurt me, I can’t stay away. I won’t.
RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 13, 2021
Not my first read by the author, she is still a little NEW to me so I am getting used to the style. This is most def a DARK ROMANCE with twists. Also this is a cliffy in which I did not pay attention or bother to research so it was a surprise cliffy to me. I don’t usually mind them but they are not my favorite and I should have known since this author is known for them.
Before I get into the the rest I want to call out the heroine and say that it took me a while to get used to her. She is 20 and immature at that age on certain scenes and action, I was hoping for a more stronger heroine in a sense of acting older than her age but it did work out in it’s own. Just had a hard time feeling her fully. She is very verbal, foul mouth and acts tough that might have played a part that annoyed me about her.
To me this was a dark romance with a twist and the twist being that it could very well be a not dark romance just a age-gap steamy romance, but the circumstances made it dark. You wouldn’t put a construction worker as a dark hero but boy was he dark. His past was equally exciting as hurtful. I really don’t want to give out too much but will say key words like ‘kink & bdsm fire hot sex’ that’s all about that. There is a lot to this and I can’t wait to read the rest and hope they get a happy ending a delicious romantic sexy ending that is because these two together are CHEMISTRY OVERLOAD loved loved loved them together! It’s got danger, angst, spice and realness to it, again can’t wait to read more of these two!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: Almost Rape – Kidnapping – Abuse Standalone/Series: Standalone Type: All Tags at bottom of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
For years, I watched her. Drank her in as she performed in front of an empty theatre, pretending every seat was occupied, the cello settled between her legs as her dainty fingers made love to the strings…one beautiful note after the other. She thought she was alone, that no one heard her play. But I did. I heard every note, every tune, every vibrato. It drowned out the voices. Silenced the demons. It gave me peace. I’d hide in the shadows so I could get high on the music that stemmed from her soul. It was entrancing. Beautiful. Utterly hypnotic. She has no idea that I exist—that I live for the nights she performs for me, and me alone. But she will. Soon she’ll realize how important she is to me. My cellist. My soloist. My Requiem.
RELEASE DATE: May 3, 2021
“This is the only reason I won’t be killing the man who had you first.” I whimpered as he leaned down, his lips brushing gently against mine. “Because now there’s no need for me to be gentle. I can do what I want to do.” He kissed me –no tongue, no open mouth, just a tender kiss. “And right now, I want to fuck you, my sweet, beautiful cellist. Now, be a good girl and turn around. Get on your hands and knees.”
Not my first read by the author but I have only read one other and it’s been a while. So I dove into this as new to me. And BOY WAS I NOT READY. I don’t read dark romance often but this blurb and cover just had me wanting to reach through the screen. So glad I picked it up and had the chance to read it early. As you can see below this did make it on my TOP 2021 MUST READS!
she was a job. a contract. nothing more.
My feels: The book really starts of with a bang….and after that I was not expecting anything but going with the flow. It was emotional right of the bat and only got more emotional and intense. Suspenseful, addicting, dangerous and heartbreaking. That is the best way to describe this whole book. The heroine was just plain beautiful, quiet, dealt a really shitty hand in life, lost her mother and the only thing that she has left is a old cello that she plays at night when the theater is closed (she works at that same theater) but little did she know the devil himself was watching her, listening to her melody she produced that soothed his soul. I really was not prepared on what will happen when they actually first met, I won’t be giving away too much even though I want to because it was so ALL THE FEELS. I felt every single emotion, the connection between H&H, the hurt in Hero’s life and his alpha-ness (is that a word?) I mean he was strong, assertive, sexy, dark, mysterious, demanding yet with the heroine strict in a romantic but stern way. I just really fell in love with everything from page one, my idiot self did not look well enough to know this is a 2 or more book part and so when the cliffhanger came I was not ready and DMed the author asking her how she dare haha. CANT’T WAIT FOR MORE for sure!
p.s. this is ANTI-HERO HEAVEN!!
About the book: This is a dark-mafia romance, there is killing and more. The hero is THE MUSICIAN and the heroine his LITTLE CELLIST. It’s two different souls that happen to be more related than they think. The hero is very good at what he does, but his weakness is the heroine and the music she produces. One night when he makes the mistake of gifting the heroine something and speaking with her. She spooked and things proceeded to go a lot faster than planned. After all the hero has known the heroine for a few years, she just didn’t know any of it. After losing her mother and not having a father in her life, she really just lives minimal and tries to take it day by day. Sad, depressed, alone, lonely…but day by day. When things seem to pick up THEY REALLY pick up, you are catapulted into a world that might scare you a bit but you want to be part of!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
TOP 2021 MUST READ! Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: Killing Standalone/Series: Book 1 Type: All Tags at bottom of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
Fashion fanatic Mabel Muldowney loathes every part of her life in a farm town. And worst of all is her brother’s best friend, the infuriatingly broody Cal Horner. The man makes her want to spit nails. What’s an aspiring fashionista stuck in the sticks to do? Fly the coop and head to the city. Success in the world of haute couture is within her grasp when a scandalous secret takes her down. Now, there’s nowhere left to go but back to the one place she doesn’t want to be—the farm. But the town is in trouble—big financial trouble—and Mabel’s got the skills to help. The kicker—she’ll have to work with Cal if she wants to get paid. If the town makes a profit, she will, too. It’s her one-way ticket off the farm. But the longer she’s home, the harder it is to resist Cal’s tantalizing kisses. Will Cal’s warm embrace persuade her to stay, or will the temptation of her big-city dreams be too hard to ignore?
RELEASE DATE: March 25, 2021
Not my first read by the author. Krista and I go way back, but it seems like yesterday when I read her first book and here we are many books in and I still get excited to read her releases. This one is a duo and I was surprised we were getting that from Krista do I was naturally excited.
A little about the book: Hero and heroine share a past as in they have know each other since they were kids. The hero is the heroine’s older brother’s best friend. A boy that had always ignored her, even as they grew up into the teens and early 20’s. Have tissue right up front because it’s starts of with a event that will have you tear up and cry, but when tragedy strikes Mabel does what she’s always dreamed of and sets off. Her idea of a life is in the big city, being involved in the influencer life, traveling the world. Bigger and better things than the small town she is in. The hero is a home-boy he wants to stay in town and change the world starting with his town, make a name for himself and grow the town. After all it wasn’t only his dream. 4 years later and the infamous Mabel is back from the big city, with her tail between her legs. Mabel ended up exactly where she ran from and what’s worse that a lot had changed in the four years from her own father, to the farm, to Cal the hero and his family and situation. When Mabel and Cal have to work together, they really do work together well but of course tension is at it’s highest. Cal had already rejected Mabel once, can she risk herself again for the same outcome?
*I want to say after reading the book, okay, so I waited to finish book 1 in hopes that it might change a little for me, the way I feel about the heroine. So here we are. This is not a negative towards the boo but a personal feeling. I want to address that in the very beginning there wasn’t much of the H&H, I didn’t get that connection I was looking for so that started the rocky feeling for the heroine for me. In the end she was just really mean, to me. Like I understand someone would want to leave a small town and be in the big city, but her dream was to make it as a influencer, do the whole like&follows to travel the world style and personally, I can not stand those type of people because usually they just come off as city snobs. And well, she definitely acted like a city snob and just I don’t know heartless and mean. Again, I did not get that connection between H&H before all this so when the author put them together, it was more awkward for me to read them together. I guess I was missing the emotional connection between the two. Really bummed because I’ve read all of Krista’s books and had that connection so this took me by surprise. Again could just be me, but I cringed reading her because she just came off a bitch to me. Again really sucks because I freaking enjoyed everything else, the idea the plot the words and scenes. There is no sexy scene in this book (aside from a 1/4 one) so very slow burn, and of course it’s a cliffy. Fingers crossed the heroine can somehow redeem herself for me in book 2. I feel bad for not loving her because I really enjoyed the story I just couldn’t connect with her at all. (Don’t kill me Krista I was shocked actually that she came out of your writing 😉
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥 Triggers: Personal Standalone/Series: Book 1 in Duet Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑
Everything Ellie thinks she knows is about to change. Despite his dangerous past, billionaire Devlin Saint finally has Ellie Holmes in his life—and in his bed. Yet shadows still cling to Saint, obscuring his dark secrets and the confidences he swore never to reveal. An investigative reporter, Ellie is certain the man she loves hasn’t told her everything. And when she starts receiving anonymous warnings about Devlin, she vows to investigate. Soon it becomes clear that Devlin isn’t the only one with things to hide, and the more Ellie learns, the more she realizes how dangerous it is to love Devlin Saint. His touch is her sin…
RELEASE DATE: January 26, 2020
Not my first read by the author, and I have read Book 1 in this and have been super excited for this book!
I have had this ARC for a while now and jumped right into to, I couldn’t wait to be back with Ellie and Devlin! That said I have had this review sitting in my head for a little while now waiting to get closer to release to review it. I couldn’t put it down, I read it in one sitting and may or may not have stayed up until 1am to finish it. (p.s. I did do a re-read of book 1 just to get myself refreshed, then dived right in, it was soooo great to be able to do that made it into one large book for me) The best part about this book is that it starts off right where it left off in Book 1 so it captures you in right away and it only keep going…better and better! I was on the edge form the start because I wasn’t sure who to root for or who to trust or believe, we know that Devlin had some more secrets and well Ellie wasn’t ready and neither will you be. It was sexy, romantic, exciting, dangerous and so real. One thing I love about Julie’s books is that it just feels real. I don’t want to give out too much as usual all my review’s are spoiler-free. This is more of a adventure, along the way you learn more about the hero and heroine, some things from book 1 will make more sense or better sense and of course all the SUSPENSE you can love! I can not wait to see what will happen next!!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Book 2 Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
His touch is her sin. Her love is his salvation Charismatic. Confident. Powerful. Controlling A brilliant investor with a Midas touch, Devlin Saint turned a modest inherited fortune into billions, and now operates one of the world’s foremost international philanthropic organizations. He’s a man determined to help the underprivileged, to fight injustice, and to make the world a better place. And that, at least is true It’s not, however, the full truth Because Devlin Saint is a man with a dangerous secret. One he’ll do whatever it takes to protect. And when investigative reporter Ellie Holmes turns her attention to an unsolved murder, she finds herself caught in a web of intrigue and passion as Devlin draws her closer and closer. But as the intensity and sensuality of their relationship grows, so do Ellie’s suspicions. Until she is no longer certain if the heat between her and Devlin is real, or only a facade he constructed to hide his dark and twisted secrets.
RELEASE DATE: September 15, 2020
Not my first read by the author. She’s actually one of my first 5 author’s I read gosh many moons ago so to say I am very familiar with her writing is little to say. I am aware of her style and do enjoy both the suspense and BDSM kink style she does well.
I am not going to lie but this almost turned me off completely. It’s one thing for the heroine to have something with another random guy but just her being THAT type of woman, is a HUGE turn off for me. Sets the mood for me for the rest of the book and something I don’t look forward to because any ‘romantic’ relationship with the hero is tainted for me. Personal opinion so not saying someone doesn’t like that type of debacle at the beginning of the book. To say I was surprised it didn’t turn towards the ‘me cringing if they sleep with other people is an understatement. I was actually expecting it while the heroine is strong yes but to me at times overbearing, I mean fits perfect since she is an ex-cop turned reporter. But the heroine is definitely hard I will say that, stubborn and yet at the end of part one (YES THIS IS A CLIFFY) we see a very vulnerable side of her. The hero is two faced and no not in the way you’re thinking. I don’t want to give out anything since this is a mystery suspense Romance with a lot of Angst, i will say that. It’s catching and entertaining, I was a little put off at the beginning won’t lie, but throughout the book I was swept away from the suspense and mystery. Everything you think is ISN’T. p.s. the cliffy kind of was not a WOW to me, I went in forgetting it’s one and predicted the ending once I realized. Also we have to wait till January 2021 so like 4 years in reader world for part 2! Will be worth it because this book is a J. Kenner through and through!!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Book 1 of Series Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
When we were only kids, Sam Harris and I made a promise we’d marry each other if we were still single when we turned thirty. Well, my thirtieth birthday has come and gone and I’m still as single as ever. And as far as I know, so is Sam. But it’s been ages since we’ve seen each other, and after what he did to me our senior year of college, I wouldn’t put his ring on my finger even if he begged me to marry him. Never mind his devilish good looks. Or the fact that the playboy partier is a doctor now. Nope, I’m sticking to my guns with this, and when I go back to my hometown of Silver Ridge for the first time in years, I won’t pay him the slightest bit of attention. Well…until he convinces me to go out for drinks to catch up. I knew it was a bad idea the moment I agreed to it. And then he brings up our childhood promise. It might be fun and games to him, but it’s not to me. Because as much as I don’t want to admit it, Sam has always been my first choice. And I don’t want to be nothing more than his backup plan.
RELEASE DATE: August 24, 2020
Not my first read by the author, and I have read a lot of her books so am familiar with her writing style. That said I have also read the Dawson Series and the hero in here we have met before in that very series. I was excited to see His and Chloe’s story start a new Series!
I want to point out that although I really enjoyed the sexy here in here, Chloe took the cake for me. Something about her being so relatable, sweet, truthful, true to herself no matter how much of a ‘un-cool’ person she may look. And she gave Sam a run for his money and I LOVED it! Even though we met Sam previously this story you get the FULL gist of him, his past and family. Sam and Chloe lost touch after a horrible incident in high school and well, just because she sees him again doesn’t mean she will ever give him the chance to hurt her again. Even if they did make a bet that if they both aren’t married by thirty, they will get married to each other. But so much time has passed, can the old feelings morph into new and for them to move on together? I had a lot of fun reading their story and look forward to more.
p.s. this is a CLIFFY!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Book 1 of Series Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
An ancient grudge. A forbidden love The only thing worse than being a demon is being a Valari. As an undergraduate at Los Angeles’s Alameda University, Kara Valari can sometimes succeed at forgetting she’s both. Lost between the pages of the classics and tucked into the shadows of lecture halls, she can dodge the paparazzi’s lenses as well as her family’s publicized dramas—not to mention their private expectations. She has one more year to feed her true passions. Then she’ll be expected to fulfill a much darker destiny Cursed with inexplicable strength and god-like stature, literature professor Maximus Kane knows all about darkness. Every day he’s reminded of the missteps of his childhood and the devastating consequences they’ve had on those dearest to him. To atone, Maximus spends his nights alone and his days submerged in the quiet life of academia. His existence has become a study in control, and he’s become a master at it—until Kara Valari walks into his toughest course Viscerally, Kara’s everything he craves. Logically, she’s everything he rejects. She’s a starlet of privilege. She’s also a student. And after one touch, he can’t deny that she’s awakened something in him that may never go dormant. Nothing about her makes sense, but everything about her feels right. Especially in the deepest strands of his DNA, which are still shadows of mystery to him—a mystery Kara seems determined to uncover She’s Hollywood royalty. She’s forbidden fruit. And he’s pretty sure she could be the answer to everything.
RELEASE DATE: August 25, 2020
…I realize that I’m not breathing. There is something bizarre and forbidden and different about Kara Valari. But something warm and familiar and right too. So damn right…
Not my first read by both authors, though Angel I have not read in a very long time. Meredith’s books I’ve been in love with since my very first reads many moons ago so naturally I was excited to be able to try my FIRST PARANORMAL ROMANCE so that also got me excited. I really always wanted to try it and couldn’t think of a better author duo to dive into.
Not my first read by both author’s, I have read all of Meredith’s books and Angel Payne’s it’s been a while since I’ve read one of her books. WHAT A POWER COMBO they both are. This is my FIRST PARANORMAL romance though, and I mean REALLY FIRST…I’ve always wanted to try it and here I am. IN LOVE WITH THIS from the first page. Now, I don’t know what’s right or wrong or normal or not when it comes to this but from what I’ve read, I liked it ALL.
Professor Maximus is a man that has lived always wondering…always wondering, what happened, why him, what he is…what’s the truth?! Always in the back of his head but he found himself lost and able in books. Something he couldn’t hurt, and that was structured..with a happy ending. That’s all until Kara walks into his course. He isn’t sure what the pull is or fascination. When Kara walks into the course Maximus Kane teaches, she keeps to the back…better that way. Now this is where the part of I am not sure whats right how to word it but Kara is a Demon and she can sense and feel people, but Maximus gives off something else, something unknown to her but the pull is too strong to not want to explore it.
I don’t want to get into detail of the book because I still think you need to have that excitement I felt reading it. But I want to say since this is my first time reading paranormal, I don’t know if it’s the ladies and it was heavy on the Romance (which I love) but gosh, I couldn’t put it down. The Demon and her side of the family, hell, god like creature and so forth really just worked for me in this. This is a cliffy and well I’ll just be hanging over here waiting for Book #2 which I will be anticipating very much! So happy I gave this a try!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
A MUST READ! Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: NA Standalone/Series: Book 1 i(Cliffhanger) Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
I was feared. Respected. Worshiped. But all of that changed when the impossible happened—I fell in love. Only those feelings weren’t reciprocated, because who could love a monster like me? My empire crumbled. People died. I went from being a victorious leader to lurking in the shadows, planning revenge on my half-brother who now reigns in my place. An orphanage is where I find sanctuary, but when she walks into my world and evokes a yearning I thought long dead, my demons are awakened and want what they can’t have—her. Sooner or later, I knew I’d need to feed the darkness inside me. Mayhem, power, and control course through my veins. I will use them to regain my crown, my throne, and then claim her, despite what solemn vows she might’ve made. I will break them…and her.
**All The Pretty Things Trilogy Spin-Off**
RELEASE DATE: July 21, 2020
We’re like desperate, starved animals pawing at one another, wanting to rip the other apart.
Not my first read by the author, and I am a huge fan of her dark romance and well all her books but the dark, she does it well!! So happy and honored to be on her ARC team and received this first hand! I dived right in with no expectation BECAUSE I have a love.hate deal with Alek (please ALL THE PRETTY THINGS Trilogy) I can’t say it fully because it will ruin it. But because of that, I’ve bene on the fence about Alek…
Alek is ruthless and I mean that in all the forms in EVERY form, but even from the trilogy I learned something about him…his heart (or a piece of it that’s left) is HUGE! I don’t care what you say but his weakness may be common in someone eye’s but beautiful to me. Definitely have a weak spot for him, aside from all his bad-ness! This was sinfully delicious! And I say that with respect to “HIM” but talk about being all kind of ways of fucked up after this…
This is all I am going to say about it because I just finished and I like writing my reviews just as I finish so it’s fresh in my mind and my emotions. I was a MESS. An utter mess by the end, what’s worse is HOW DOES ONE WAIT TILL SEPTEMBER for more? As tragic as it was, dangerous, sexy, sinful, deadly…in a way Alek’s story truly is a forbidden act. I am leaving it at that, it’s a cliffy so yeah!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
TOP 2020 MUST READ! Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: Killing Standalone/Series: Part One Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑
Reese Cooper Reeves was the boy-next-door. Every milestone, every memory of my youth was entangled with his. We were inseparable… until college. It wasn’t his friends, girls or even sports that came between us— it was me. Tired of being in the friend zone, I finally made a move. Turns out it was the wrong one. Cooper walked away to play his first year of professional football and left me behind with a broken heart. Cooper It’s always been her. Even before I really knew what love was, Reese Latham was by my side, making me swear we’d be best friends forever. And we were… until one night changed everything. I knew how she felt because I felt it too, but I pushed her away to save our friendship. The longer we’re apart, the more I realize she’s not only my best friend, Reese is the love of my life. I was kidding myself thinking I could let her go because now I know that living without her is the worst kind of agony.
RELEASE DATE: June 18, 2020
Not my first by the author and I have read all her books and absolutely love the author’s style and words. That said, this is something a little bit different and new from her and so I was just jumping in. I will say that it does contain a slight trigger of mine, I say slight because I managed to get past it pretty fast and continue reading, without eeven blinking back.
Reese and Cooper are two people who have been inseparable through out their whole life, heck even their parents are best friends and in each other’s lives at all times. Their chemistry always is sparkling but Cooper does not want to do anything to ruing their friendship that means the world to him even if he might feel more for Reese and Reese doesn’t know how he feels the same for her. It’s basically a thin line that they both walk, because on one hand it would be so easy to fall into place and the other, no one want’s to risk losing a person. After all, their relationship is not just a friendship but a soul mate type of relationship in all the ways!
This will make you laugh, swoon and even fall in love with both hero and heroine but it will also break your heart, make you want to yell at them and mend it all together. For the first time I was not ready for the author to surprise me in the best way possible. This is a Cliffy and so be prepared because after Book 1 I am not sure which way it’s going to go. Very SLOW-BURN and I don’t want to give out too much but definitely need Book 2 already, like now!
Rating: 5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 My Triggers: Mild Love Triangle Standalone/Series: Book #1 of Duet (Cliffy) Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑
Top Shelf Romance represents the best of the best in romance. There are no cliffhangers. These are simply must-read novels for readers looking for the best in happily ever afters. Make Me Yours is a collection of four best-selling novels including: The Birthday List by Denvey Perry The Player & The Catch by K Bromberg In Peace Lies Havoc by Amo Jones Enshrine by Chelle Bliss
RELEASE DATE: June 09, 2020
I have read three out of the 4 author’s featured. One of them is a new to me author so I was not fully informed into the story(s) but I rather enjoyed it.
K. Bromberg: First off this is a cliffy and I still loved it equally, anything by K. Bromberg is a must read! Easton Wylder is the hero and Scout the heroine, their fair share of fun in this was a MUST READ! Devney Perry: This was a very beautiful and heartfelt read, just as all my reads from the author are. I enjoyed every scene!! Amo Jones: New to me author and books so I was kind of going on blind. I was blown away at how much I liked this!! Chelle Bliss: I have read thi author before but it was been a very long time. Forgot how much heart and pain this author brings out.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: N/A Standalone/Series: 4 Standalone’s Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑
Rose My husband is gone and all that remains are his clothes, his shoes, our memories. The bathroom is filled with his shaver, his toothbrush, his hair brush. But the last thing he left behind was a folded flag that now sits in the living room. My children will never know their father. I will never know how it feels to grow old with him. All that I have left are the voices. The voices that haunt me day and night and never leave me alone. The ones telling me I’d be better off six feet under instead of him. But they stop when he comes along. Justin Gatz. My boss. My new best friend, and a savior I never expected. Justin I left Knoxville for a reason. I promised myself I’d never get close to anyone ever again. All I do is ruin, damage, destroy everything I touch. But she sees me. Through me. To the place I don’t let anyone into. She sucks me in with her light. Suddenly, I find myself playing house with her and her two kids wondering how the hell I got here and when I am finally going to stop. All I do is ruin. I know all too well the demons she fights, having served my country like her late husband and still hiding secrets of my own. I watch her fall apart. I watch her wrestle with her mind. I see her struggle and know I have to help, if only for a while. Rose Gables. I can’t get enough of her. She might need a savior, but what she doesn’t know is she is the one doing all the saving and I’m a damn fool to think I can ever walk away again.
RELEASE DATE: May 29, 2020
Not my first read by the author, and I had the amazing chance to make this and BOOK #2 cover. A sweet slow-burn!
“Always have. Always will. Forever, Rose.”
Justin Gatz is a former Military and the heroine Rose is a widow to a military man, but they share more than that…they both share a haunted and broken soul. What helps them try and get through…it’s being together, even if they fight it hard, they can’t seem to run away from their broken souls needing one another to mend. It’s more than that though, their guilt it different for each and will they be able to conquer that together is the question!
“Our broken pieces fit together perfectly.”
Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
Romance: ♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Triggers: N/A Standalone/Series: Book 1 of Duo Type: All Tags on top of this page! Recommended: ☑
Swallowing lies has never felt so good. Reed freaking Rivers. I wouldn’t trust a word out of the arrogant music mogul’s mouth if his gold-plated tongue were notarized. The Man with the Midas Touch would say anything to get me into his bed, and I know it. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want him to succeed. Indeed, the moment I laid eyes on Reed while he was speaking at an on-campus event I’d crashed, my body physically ached to feel his golden fingers—and tongue—all over me. Unfortunately, though, I can’t give into my powerful craving to jump Reed’s cocky bones. Not until I’ve figured out my best strategy with him . . . The truth is Reed has something I desperately want. Something my heart desires even more than my body craves one night of delicious fun with the yummiest man alive. Reed assumes he’s running this game of seduction. He thinks he’s a thirty-four-year-old big cat on the prowl, and I’m nothing but a blushing twenty-one-year old field mouse with stars in my eyes. Yeah . . . no. As Reed is about to find out, he’s not the only cat on the hunt in this game of cat-and-mouse . .
BAD LIAR is the first book of the standalone REED RIVERS TRILOGY. The full trilogy is BAD LIAR, BEAUTIFUL LIAR, and BELOVED LIAR, to be read in order.
RELEASE DATE: February 24, 2020
Not my first read by author, the reason I signed up for this truly because the blurb promised so much (also i love dark romances) but the cover as well, I mean you can’t go wrong with Joseph. Sadly from the first few pages it did not live up to the blurb for me already. I don;t know how to put it but the atmosphere for me was not pleasant. I don’t know how to explain the feeling but if you’re an avid reader you might understand when reading something that just rubs you the wrong way. It’s a story of a older man that had something, then lost it all so young only to work his way back up all alone and his hard work paid off. The heroine is a younger woman just graduating college, in the same field as the hero. They first laid eyes on one another when the hero held a speech at the heroine’s college.
I don’t know but I was expecting a little bit more romance and not just an arrogant and asshole hero and a sex crazed immature young heroine. I really do get the idea and the whole thing but for me, not my cup of tea and I was really excited for this one. I know other people may enjoy this type of read, and I want to emphasize on MY OPINION not everyone’s that said, I wish i the best but I will not be seeking an ARC for book #2 or #3. The one amazing thing for me is the author’s writing, it was smooth transitions, beautiful words that flowed together, and I can always appreciate that.
Things that made me not enjoy the book: -In the first pages the hero is young (meaning the previous) which is fine but he was rather engaged in other activities that obviously did not involve the heroine — so okay, I moved on past that. -Then we get another woman who has meaning in hero’s life along with being an ex lover or current whichever way you want to look at it, and that one turned me off from the hero right away. And the fact that I got THAT before he even met the heroine. -Let’s talk about the heroine, from the beginning I did not like her, she seems immature and sex crazed to me, I don’t like woman like that and it turned me off. Just not my cup of tea!
Rating: ★★★★ Romance: ♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Type: Book #1 of Trilogy ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
Rick Savage, but they call him Savage and for a reason. He can make you laugh and then rip your heart out. No one knows that more than me, Candace Marks, the woman he left bleeding from the heart. I loved him. Lord help me, I’ve never stopped loving him. Now, I’m engaged to another man, a brutal man I’m trapped into marrying, when to my shock, Savage returns home. Savage who I haven’t heard from in years. I want to hate him. I have every reason to hate him, but I can’t. I still love him and I fear he will save me just to leave me bleeding one last time. He stirs my desires, a dark, delicious, and dangerous man destined to hurt me and leave me. This time I’m not sure I’ll survive.
RELEASE DATE: December 17, 2019
“Why are you here, Rick Savage?”He fixes me in a deep blue stare, and I swear I’m drifting in a sea of this man’s making. “To meet you. I just didn’t know it yet.”
Not my first read by the author, the blurb in this is what caught my eye. Dark Romance lover and all! Also forewarning this is a cliffhanger…there are two more books to come.
Now without giving out too much, this is a dark romance…a very ROMANTIC dark romance that has a lot of beautiful scenes as well as sexy, passionate, hateful, love….it kind of is a full dark romance package. I was pleasantly surprised to have really enjoyed this, a lot!
There are back and forth parts, meaning, you get a look of the past and present. The heroine and hero are so beautiful together, when that is torn apart…even a decade can’t keep them apart…even though it just might kill them this time…will they be able to come back together? The cliffhanger is dramatic enough but book #2 takes off right where it ended. That’ll be another review, but definitely would recommend this start!
Rating: 4.5★ Romance: ♡♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Type: Book #1 of Trilogy Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦
There’s no turning back. I can’t go home a failure–again. Everyone wants to use me, make me their pawn, but I have other plans. I will win this election or die trying. Randi Sawyer It started with a shady business proposal I should’ve turned down. Now here I am pretending to be someone I’m not, and bonus, I’m at the mercy of a man whose joy comes from my failures. The deeper I sink into DC’s seedy political scene the more I realize I can’t trust anyone if I’m going to make it out alive. Until him. Secret Service agent Trey Benson is bitter, jaded, and oh so hot with his mischievous smirk and cocky attitude. He hates me, just like everyone else, but he might just be who I need to survive this mess I’ve landed myself in. Trey Benson Forced onto her protection detail, I’m certain she’s just another Political Barbie in this city. I should know–I’ve dated most of them. Except she’s not. Funny, foulmouthed and crazy as hell, not to mention drop-dead gorgeous, Randi Sawyer just might be the one person who can make a difference in DC–and in me. Too bad the boss says she’s off-limits, that it’s too risky for her career and mine. Good thing I’ve never been great at sticking to orders.
Power Play is the first book in the five-book Power Play series. Each book cannot be read as a standalone. All five books follow one main couple’s relationship as it grows through a five-year time period. It’s suspenseful, steamy, and oh so unputdownable. If you’re a fan of Tiffany Snow, Meghan March, and Skye Warren then this series is for YOU!
RELEASE DATE: January 20, 2020
Stuck with a dangerously hot man nearly around the clock is tonrture in itself.
Not my first read by author and I am very honored to have received this ARC very early!! I can’t wait to see more in this series because after this one I AM NOW HOOKED!! Also little about the author from how I perceive her: her books are different, in a REAL sense, so it’s not your typical romance and it’s always real to a point you forget your reading. So, this is a political-real-life-romance, enemy-to-lovers, angsty, suspenseful, mysterious, action packed, funny and sweet at times also. Slow burn for sure, but with some teasing! When hero and heroine meet it’s under not so good circumstances. What’s worse is that Randi was shocked by the man’s size and beautiful eyes, until the harsh words that come out of his mouth. How do you change someone perception of yourself when it’s a lie to yourself too.
Trey Benson is part of Randi’s security detail, and the man is a grumpy one. Sexy, but grumpy! Considering he got himself and his team in the situation they are in in the first place. I think it’s funny that he already made up him mind about Randi, but he has NO IDEA!! Trey and Randi are more intertwined than they know, small world if you will. Beware and that’s saying it light of K Y L E! Oh my gosh, did I want to stab him then suffocate him with his own pillow a few times! *grrrr* This is a VERY REAL LIKE political life, and boy did the author do some good research which ever way!!
Two people whoa re polar opposite, lies, wrongs, deception and real life. It’s when Trey realizes a little who Randi really is, every day it’s something new and he can’t believe his eyes because, not a minute ago she was this polished, clean beautiful and shark woman in a world of powerful men. This is a DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY IT’S COVER through and through. I really really flipping fell in love with Randi, her past, her upbringings, her push through life…it’s admirable and not believable at times but in here you will understand that, really not everyone is as they seem. But throughout all this, she stays true to HERSELF even if the rest of the world sees her as this perfect Political Barbie!
While these two try and figure out WHO THEY ARE to themselves, while living this life of polar opposite yet so very much alike…it’s a on the edge of the seat, glued to your book type of story. As much as the political world is arrogant, there is a way to navigate, the question is will Randi trust her new found friend Trey to help her with that, and will Randi put himself back out there for someone he essentially had pegged already?!
Prepare for that ending & thereafter…seriously, a fight to the end?
A MUST READ! Rating: ★★★★★ Romance: ♡♡♡ Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥 Type: Book #1 of Series [CLIFFHANGER] Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY! ⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦