R E V I E W ➠ Mr. Smithfield by Louise Bay




BLURB

Wanted: American nanny for an adorable four-year old. Must be able to handle a moody, brooding, sexy British boss.
I’m a single father, a lawyer and some say the most serious man in London. I’m completely focused on raising my four-year-old daughter.
Since my wife walked out three years ago, the only woman who has ever caught my eye is the strictly off-limits sister-in-law of my best friend, Autumn Lumen.
But temptation is easy to resist because Autumn is only visiting London from Oregon.
Until she moves to London. The nanny quits. And she’s the only woman for the job.

RELEASE DATE: April 13, 2021


Not my first read by the author but I haven’t read a lot of her books, this one basically stole my heart. I loved everything about it. So happy I gave this a try and ended up falling in love with the characters and story line!

This is as simple as the blurb is, a billionaire romance with a twist. I will go ahead and tell you right now that you will need tissues because this was so heartbreakingly beautiful, gah even though at the time I was screaming NO at the heroine, I so understand why she did what she did in the end. To love somebody that mush to sacrifice it all (send me that man my way please) These two are super sweet because the hero is a grumpy British billionaire with a daughter he loves more than anything. The heroine is his best friend’s little sister that yes has had a crush on him, or even more if you will. Their relationship just is so easy and fun and sweet and romantic and agitating…but it’s one you will fall in love with. There is a twist towards the end and no you won’t see it coming, that’s all I am saying about that. Wish there was more as always when I fall in love with a book but highly recommend this one!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone Interconnected
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R E V I E W ➠ 365 Days by Blanka Lipińska




The sexy and deeply romantic internationally bestselling novel that inspired the blockbuster movie.
Laura Biel and her boyfriend are on a dream vacation in beautiful Sicily. On the second day of their trip, her twenty-ninth birthday, she is kidnapped. Her kidnapper is none other than the head of a powerful Sicilian crime family, the incredibly handsome, young Don Massimo Torricelli, who is determined to possess her at all costs. Massimo has his reasons. During an earlier attempt on his life, a vision appeared before his eyes: a beautiful woman, identical to Laura. After surviving the attack, he vows that he will find the woman in his vision and make her his own. No matter what.
For 365 days, Massimo will keep Laura captive in his palatial estate and attempt to win her heart. If she doesn’t fall in love with him during this time, he will let her go. But if she tries to escape at any point, he will track her down and kill her entire family.
Soon Laura develops a fascination with her handsome and powerful captor. But as a precarious, risky relationship forms between them, forces outside their control threaten to tear them apart…

RELEASE DATE: January 26th 2021


NEW to me author and books. This is going to be a lengthy REVIEW I am just putting this out there from the start. I have watched the movie and this is my first time reading the book, fair warning I have read many review’s about the original language books and was kind of hoping the English version would pump it up a little. Little background so I am foreign myself and speak 6 languages and I have read in many different languages when it comes to romance, this has the potential for romance but it’s more a European version of a book JUST put together. I can’t say that I speak the language of the author so maybe in the natives language the book itself is more enriched, but I will also say that I did not enjoy the movie. Yes the actor was dark and sexy, and the heroine beautiful but I always base my opinions based on the book, hence why I am here reviewing the book. I am hugely disappointed in the translation portion of this story/book…I mean HUGELY disappointed! To be honest the fact that this was a big market movie that shook the nation a little, I was expecting perfection in the English version, what I got it the knock of version, and I don’t say that to be mean just realistic, when reading it was really hard to keep focused, to keep engaged and it actually made it worse for me the more I read. To be fair this does contain a huge huge TRIGGER for me, the hero/heroine being with other people so that didn’t help either.

We all know the actual story because I am certain a lot of people have seen the movie, and yes though the movie was very sexual, the book did contain it as well just not very well. Here is why: the hero comes off as a douche-waffle in the book, there are scenes where he is the weak one, scenes where he is the slimy one, scenes where he is the heartless one and scenes where he is the sweet one. It did not flow well for me therefore all I remembered from the book is how uncoordinated the hero came off. We all loved Massimo the actor but I for one was an ever more lesser fan of Massimo in the book.

p.s. Should have kept the original “You seem to be lost” instead of “Are you lost babygirl”

I want to very much touch base about the heroine in the book. Having watched the movie, wow what a difference and I mean the heroine in the movie is 10 times better than the actual heroine in the book. I want to emphasize on the fact that this heroine has a heart condition, I didn’t get what kind until they kept giving her meds to go under her tongue (Nitroglycerin) is a medicine used to treat Angina (a symptom of coronary artery disease) to which yes what the heroine was feeling was correct BUT taking alcohol in which the heroine DOES A LOT and I mean A LOT in the story, can cause harm. That said, I really wish the author gave us more about her condition in the beginning, to me it just seemed made up like, ‘oh she ha s a heart problem’ like what, who where and when. Maybe that’s just the American way of me by living here too long but I would like to know that type of things when reading. I could not stand the heroine through out the whole book she was fake to me, blotchy, unstable, weak, just plain weird. The things she did, thought and went through in her mind, I would never want to read about nor meet a person like that. That to me was unstable and unattractive in a heroine.

Aside the fact that I HATED that the hero did things with other woman, okay yes this is a dark mafia style romance so I can kind of get it, not for me but I get it. Massimo kept leaving Laura through out the book, then they would fight, then Laura would smack Massimo SO MUCH it made me angry, at one point in the scene Massimo begged or asked her to hit him, it was not attractive because it just came off at a weird time. Every scene the heroine seems to retaliate, but then it would turn around and they were sweet one each other. The time line was not straight for me, I felt like being the little ball in a ping pong game, transitions I can’t even remember because I was so focus on it being EVERYWHERE. That’s what I remember from this I WAS EVERYWHERE, and not just in the story line but the power struggle as well, between Don Massimo and Laura.

P.s. Could not get with Laura calling Massimo ‘Man in Black’ and ‘Don Massimo’ which I know if a native way of calling a Mafia Boss.

I was truly disappointed because again watching a Movie and reading to me are two different lives, and this was for sure, Unfortunately both for me were in the NO GO ZONE. I get this got a lot of hype and I am sure some will get mad at my review but I am always an honest reviewer no matter who you are, big author, small, new, famous, popular. I don’t care, I read books because I want to truly experience them, whether that is good or bad. I am not bashing anything but simply expressing my feelings towards this. I really was holding out hope for the book and understand that this is originally made and published in the author’s native language, that said, I have also read many books in different languages, some loved some did not, this to me was not well translated, I couldn’t get hooked or stay hooked and some of the words threw me off as well as some sentences.

The following are two scenes that both REVOLTED me:

I need to have her. Laura. I need her to be mine, I thought, straightening and impaling Anna with my throbbing cock. She bent her back into an arch and then lowered herself to the wooden table, now wet with sweat. I fucked her hard, keeping my gaze fixed on Laura. It won‘t be long now. Soon, those black eyes will look at me as she kneels before me. “You bitch!” I clenched my teeth, feeling Anna’s body go rigid. I pushed myself inside her hard and aggressive, heedless of the orgasmic waves rippling all over her body . I didn’t care. Laura’s eyes made me want more, but at the same time I couldn’t last any longer. I needed to feel more. Experience everything fully. I slid my cock out of her pussy and slammed it into her tight ass. I heard her scream wildly in pain and ecstasy and felt her tighten around me. My prick exploded with cum, but the only thing I could see was my Mistress.

&

“When you were asleep that first night, I ordered it implanted. I didn’t want to risk anything. It’ll work for three years, but you can remove it after the first,” he explained with a smile.

The book does give you more yes, and if you ignore the red flag and warning signs and enjoy this style just to enjoy it then yeah, I can see someone loving this of course and again in the native language it may come off different, I’ll never know but for me it is a hard NO, I wanted to give this a full shot and didn’t DNF it right away, I truly believed that the book was going to give me more light than the movie. Best of luck to everyone either way.

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Hero/Heroine with other people, Killing
Standalone/Series: Book 1 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Hard To Hold by K. Bromberg


(Play Hard #2)


The contract with Major League Soccer was supposed to help repair my damaged reputation
Then I discovered that I’d made a deal with the devil: the player I’m supposed to recruit is none other than the bad boy, star Premier League footballer, Rush McKenzie
British. Tattooed. Sexy. A man currently at the center of a huge scandal
The goal? To convince him to stay in the States
But what’s wrong with a little fun in the meantime? No strings. No sweet nothings. Just a way to pass the time while we’re both struggling to prove our true selves to the world
If someone found out our relationship was anything more than professional, it would only serve to prove all our critics right.
I never should have agreed to take the fall
But I did and I’m a man of my word
Even if it means risking everything I’ve worked for
The only bright side is Lennox Kincade
Gorgeous. Defiant. Rumor-tainted. Totally off-limits
Sharing a house with the gorgeous sports agent should have been a fun distraction from the turmoil. Someone to help pass the time while the tensions back home die down
But what started as nothing, ends up as something I never saw coming.

RELEASE DATE: December 1, 2020

Not my first read by the author, she is a favorite and I’ve read every single one of her books including book 1 in this series! This one took me by surprise!

So, this series definitely has a theme since it revolves sisters that each get their story. In book 1 I wasn’t fond of the overly strong heroine and we also get it here except this one is a rebel on top and very out going. So basically it’s more action and focusing on the story line. Which is fine, but it’s a turn off for me when the heroine is careless, rebel and just a ‘fun’ type of woman, takes away from the romance and little vulnerability for me. That said, here is what I enjoyed from this book I loved that the hero wears his heart on the sleeve, that the heroine may be strong and not a relationship but she really is trying to prove herself to make it in the world of men, the story line fits so well and smooth from book 1, that the hero and heroine when they have their “moments it melts my heart.

The hero ran away to the states to LAY LOW. I can’t say what happened but after an occurrence, he was told to lay low long story short he is here at the same location as the heroine who in fact herself was kind of thrown in the same area and around the same people for other reasons. watching these two dangle each other in front of each other then try to figure out their own reasonings along with trying NOT to fall for one another is an adventure on it’s own.  but after finishing it all, everything really isn’t as it seems, the heroine stubbornness but big secret heart and the hero’s slowness, it all won me over for good. The sweetest outcome after a long hard road filled with obstacles!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 2 in Series
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Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Wicked Truth by Jodi Ellen Malpas


(Hunt Legacy Duology #2)


A desperate passion, a dangerous love story…
Eleanor Cole had no idea that when she met the charmingly irresistible Becker Hunt, she was putting her life on the line. So when she discovers his secrets, escape seems to be her only option – but Becker isn’t ready to let Eleanor go.
She knows better than to fall into his corrupt world again, but how long can she resist when he’s stolen her heart?
Eleanor must make a choice, to stay and follow Becker into the heart of the danger…or risk losing him forever!
Becker Hunt is back and this time he’s not letting Eleanor walk away…

RELEASE DATE: November 12, 2020

Not my first read by the author and luckily I have read the first part of this (not a standalone) and wow I do remember the ending of book 1 and I was SHOOOOOOOOOK! So I have been waiting on this to see what will happen! It did not disappoint!

The reason this story is incredible is that it takes you through a journey of two people, life happenings and love. When reading Jodi books you get lost fully into the book, this is one of them. Like I said earlier read together and beware of the book 1 ending and I gotta say I was not disappointed with the beginning of book 2! I loved both the characters, side characters a few I was not fond of and wouldn’t have been mad if they accidently fell off a roof. When I said adventure I mean ADVENTURE, the hero is not only alpha and sexy but smart SO SMART and sweet at times but also ruthless when needed. A genius. The heroine, at a certain time I had a little fuss with her because of her actions but putting myself in her shoes I think back and I’d act the same. I enjoyed this from page one in book 1 to the end. I won’t say too much because let me tell you when I say this needs no warning but just DIVE IN!

Adventure, excitement, romance, suspense, action…just plain brilliant!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 2 in Duo
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R E V I E W ➠ Liar Liar by Donna Alam




My first mistake?
Causing the sexy Frenchman a concussion.
My second?
Telling the hospital staff that I was his girlfriend.
In my defense, he didn’t speak English.
My third?
Taking him home, letting him sleep in my bed. Naked.
I never said I was Florence Nightingale . . .
He gave me a night I’ll never forget but when I wake, he’s already gone.
I tell myself it’s his loss, that I wasn’t expecting him to stay forever anyway,
And my life moves on.
I get a new job. A fresh start in a new country and I stop counting my mistakes.
Until those striking green eyes meet mine across the office,
And it all comes rushing back.
But he’s not that man anymore.
Gone are his jeans and his playful attitude.
Rich and powerful, he’s now sin in a suit.
And his English is perfect.
Were his kisses also lies? His caresses meaningless?
I feel like such a fool—I want to wrap my hands around his neck.
Though not to hug him,
Because the man is a force of nature.
A master manipulator.
He’s also my new boss.
And I already hate him.
The biggest lies are the ones we tell ourselves.

RELEASE DATE: July 19, 2020

Not my first read by the author, and I have read many on/off. So far it’s been 50/50 with the author’s books but I keep coming back because the ones I have loved I REALLY loved. This one was something different for me from the author.

I was on the fence about this one, it really started promising for me but the more I got into it the more I was feeling overwhelmed, it starts of in the US and migrates to France which I don’t have a problem with but I sadly have to say that there was TOO MUCH French and accent for me…I don’t mind it at all but this was overwhelming for me. The heroine is a easy going, sassy, true american and the hero is a Frenchman on a mission, rude, broody and very handsome. This is a office-romance type of feel, unfortunately I did not feel this one, just couldn’t connect fully, I kept trying to fully understand all the French and well the heroine just rubbed me wrong, she was just too simple and the hero there was huge potential there. *Just because it did not work for me doesn’t mean it won’t work for you.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Awakened by Him by Eyta Jade




Falling into him was a dance with destiny; little did she know it would be her unravelling.Zina at 24 and fresh out of the academic world, arrives in London for a new paralegal job. She is thrown for a loop when her chance at something new and uncomplicated is threatened from the moment she meets business magnate, Niklaus Clarke.
He wants more from her than she’s willing to give, because giving him more means undoing her past which she’s been running from. Unable to resist the undeniable attraction she feels or the allure of the unyielding billionaire who didn’t get to where he is by giving up, Zina surrenders.
What should have been a mere awakening turns into blurred lines and shattering of boundaries. Until their secrets, lies and half-truths threaten the gravity that pulls them toward each other.
Bridges will be crossed, bridges will be burnt. But, will bridges be rebuilt? 

RELEASE DATE: August 6, 2020

NEW TO ME AUTHOR & BOOKS. I was contacted by the author for a read/review and after reading the blurb it sounded like something for me. I am glad that I gave this a chance, I really enjoyed the read. Also I really loved the heroine’s name.

Zina the heroine is a interesting character, she is actually compelled with her life, at least to what she thinks. And Niklaus is a wow hero, he really is set on Zina and to prove himself and win he rover. This fast-pace romance was exciting, fun, romantic and even a little suspense and mystery. Diverse characters and it’s set in London, which I always enjoy reading about, in this you really get the view of London (very well researched and or experienced) little bit a different tone than I am used to but I was able to connect. So I do want to say that I was a little A LOT hesitant of the hero, he definitely works hard for it but there were a lot of moments I simply wanted him to accidentally fall off a cliff BUT a huge BUT Zina put it all together for me and HELD it together. Powerful read! There is a sequel to this book coming November 2020!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book #1
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Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Tease Me by J. Kenner



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Entertainment reporter Jamie Archer knew it would be hard when her husband, Stark Security Chief Ryan Hunter, was called away for a long-term project in London. The distance is difficult to endure, but Jamie trusts the deep and passionate love that has always burned between them. At least until a mysterious woman from Ryan’s past shows up at his doorstep, her very presence threatening to destroy everything that Jamie holds dear.
Ryan never expected to see Felicia Randall again, a woman with whom he shared a dark past and a dangerous secret. The first and only woman he ever truly failed.
Desperate and on the run, Felicia’s come to plead for his help. But while Ryan knows that helping her is the only way to heal old wounds, he also knows that the mission will not only endanger the life of the woman he holds most dear, but will brutally test the deep trust that binds Jamie and Ryan together.

RELEASE DATE: March 10, 2020

“Mostly, I love you, Jamie Archer.”
“Jasmie Archer Hunter,” I correct.
“And thank God for that,” he says.

He pulls me close and kisses me, sweet and tender, as if sealing the vow between s all over again.

-Jamie

Not my first read by the author and she is one of my firs reads along with being a top favorite author. That said, yes I have read all of the Stark books from one to lasts. This is Ryan and Jamie story, well another one hehe. And with that I will say this can not be read as a standalone since this couple is already established. It’s a fun and exciting story about a part of their life. Which by the way I love about all this, we get glimpses of their lives after the fact.

It jumps right in of course. When a past of Ryan’s re-appears it really does shake everything up. After a spontaneous trip that Jamie takes, turns into a un-forgetting adventure filled with sizzling moments, mystery, danger, past and trust. Really intense and after my Bestie Amy talked me down with me threatening to throw things at people at the gym if it was what I though it was, I really really enjoyed it.

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Stark International Trilogy #5
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Perfect Chaos by Jodi Ellen Malpas



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It starts like any other Monday for Ty Christianson. Fifty laps in his pool, a suave suit, a chat with his mum on the way to his office, dodging countless calls from women, and his faithful yet cynical assistant waiting for him with a coffee. Then a meeting with his business partner and life-long friend, Sal, upends everything. Sal’s hired a new assistant without so much as consulting Ty. That’s a cardinal sin in their world, but it’s the least of Ty’s worries. Sal hasn’t just hired a new personal assistant, he’s hired an absolute goddess. And she’s off limits to Ty.
Lainey Summer drives Ty crazy with her savage beauty, her effortless sexiness, and her unfathomable veneer. She plays her cards way too close to her chest, and doesn’t that just make her more enticing?
Unlucky for Lainey, Ty’s notoriously irresistible.
Unlucky for Ty, Lainey can resist him.
Or . . . can she?
As Ty sets on a mission to break Lainey, an intended conquest becomes a fixation.
And in the process, he’s thrown into perfect chaos.

RELEASE DATE: February 18, 2020

Not my first read by the author, not only is she one of my top 5 favorites but also the 2nd read ever many moons ago when I started reading and reading romance! That said I have read almost every single book she has put out and this was a beautiful surprise because one: i love anything by Jodi but also because I’ve been having streaks of ‘not my cup of tea’ books and this is a life saver! So here we go…and what a start, hello arrogance at it’s finest!

The best part to this was the first meeting of Ty & Lainey PERFECT meet, I am so glad that a woman made him feel off kilter, the man-whore Ty being seduced by a woman who didn’t even say a word to him or pay him much attention! And then it turned a little touch and go for me, while I enjoy a man chasing a woman he can’t have or that sizzling attraction between the hero and heroine, this was a lot of “other” conquers if you know what I mean and you only get glimpses of the heroine which is not much besides a few things that I didn’t really like..there I say it but this is a HIS POV only and so I am only going off of what we got from the heroine and I’m only 27% in. It was just a little slow and repeat for me for a while actually. I really hope it picks up and we get more of WHO the heroine is because so far, I just don’t know what to think of her. Alright we are at around 50% and I wish I could say that it got better for me, but sadly it did not. The issue I had until now is that 1. we don’t get much about the heroine but a few things 2. his pov only 3. the hero fucking (excuse my language) but I got really fed up and irritated with the hero fucking everything possible – there just sin’t an easier way to say this 4. the hero want’s her but she doesn’t until she does. 5. we wont get a glipse of even a little more of the heroine until 42%

All that said already, I am not even finished and I must say now that the ‘romance’ and them kind of together is happening, I am too turned off…I don’t know how to enjoy them together. Really disappointed but I am always truthful on my review’s and that’s what you’re getting. My point of view and thoughts! Here is something that really pissed me off:

The silence stretched as I searched my failing brain. What the hell do I say now? Yes, I was a manwhore, but I want more with you? Or, Yes, you saw me take another woman home to fuck last night, but I was so fucking done with your games.

-Tyler

I just had a really had time connecting with either one of them after this, because Lainey is so indecisive and confusing because we don’t now her well and the angst in this, for me, is overbearing. It was fun in the beginning but then it got old for me and started to get irritating, so you can imagine how my reading went with that type of feeling. I am not a fan of indecisiveness of either character to a breaking point along with the hero fucking other woman in details this many times. I won’t be sorry for what I do not find romantic or enjoy reading, but I guess we will see. I will end this once I am done reading. I’ve got about 40% left. p.s. I also can’t look past this one: (Sorry but I do not find that romantic and it throws me off, if anything just pisses me off to think of all the conquests that he has had)

Last night I fucked a girl I could easily never see again. I hate that she was in my bed. At least, I hate it now. But if anything, it proved categorically to me that I really wasn’t done with Lainey. Not by a long shot. And she so isn’t done with me.

-Ty

Towards the ending, TY really get’s swoony, like the type I wish he was at the beginning, wish I didn’t have to fight my feelings for time this late in the game, because when he wants he can be so dreamy, funny and swoony. Ty was a complex character but I enjoyed him more than anything, smart, successful, a man-whore yes but deep down you’ll understand why. Nothing like that can be said about the heroine, maybe the not having her POV played a huge factor but I did jot like her, bits and pieces ans thats it. And then I got thowards the very end and, wow (that’s not a good wow) this messed me up in all the ways of reading romance and not in a good way. I’m speechless at the fact that this came from Jodi Ellen Malpas. Unfortunately did dropped to a 3.5 for me because wow, that was not cool, the explanation, the way the heroine was all about it, the way the hero is…wow just wow. THE END!

Rating: 3.5★
Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Mythical Creatures by Annie Dyer



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𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯 𝘧𝘭𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨: 𝘧𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘯 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘊𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘶𝘮 𝘊𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘢𝘨𝘩𝘢𝘯.

The confident playboy who never promised more than one night.
Back in college he was my friend, and the boy who could’ve broken my heart, if I’d trusted him with it. Instead, I chose his best friend. The last time I saw him, he looked at the heart I held in my hands and walked away.
It hadn’t been my heart.
It had been his.
A decade later, Callum and I are thrown together under the African sun. We’re here to save animals, but this could be a second chance with the boy whose heart I still hold.
But can I trust him with mine?

*𝗠𝘆𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗮𝗴𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱-𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗲.
𝗙𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘆 𝘀𝗰𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘀𝘂𝗻, 𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆 𝘁𝗲𝘅𝘁, 𝗮 𝘁𝗼𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗻𝗴𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮 𝘀𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮 𝗛𝗘𝗔 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗻𝗼 𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴!

RELEASE DATE: November 22, 2019

This is my first read since the author is NEW to me. Thank you to the author for reaching out to me for a READ+REVIEW. This book is definitely something different from what I read normally, but in a good way. They both have share a link from their past but also HAD a not so good past they lived through. Now as adults, it’s a whole new game.

Wren is presented with a lifetime opportunity but also the ability to leave behind what she ‘oh so’ needs to get away from. She might have wished for that back once she found out that she will be working with Callum. She can’t blame him fully, she also ran all those years ago, but here…it’s different they are grown up, been through a lot more and of course working together puts them in a close proximity at all times. Of all places, in one of the most beautiful animal lands, Africa.

Things I didn’t expect in this: the heroine to be very rough and thorny. I mean, it was okay but I gad points where (because I didn’t read the previous books, I am assuming you get a glimpse of her before) so I wasn’t ready for Wren that all is! The hero Callum was arrogant, sexy, super smart and of course deep down had the kindest heart…

I will have to read the other books in the series, yes I know backwards but I don’t mind. I am now also curious about them. I really enjoyed this one!

Rating: 4.5★
Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ DISARM by Karina Halle



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Seraphine Dumont seems to have it all: she’s gorgeous, brilliant, and part of one of France’s most illustrious dynasties. But underneath the facade, Seraphine struggles to hold it all together. Besides grieving her adoptive father’s suspicious and sudden death, she also shares a tenuous role in the family business with Blaise, her in-name-only cousin. As tumultuous as their history is, he may be the only member of the deceptive Dumont family she can trust.
Seraphine is a temptation Blaise can’t resist. The torch he’s carried for years still burns. It’s his secret—a quiet obsession just out of reach. Until his brother demands that he spy on the increasingly cagey Seraphine, whom their father considers a dispensable Dumont outlier. But the more Blaise watches her and the closer he gets, the more he sees Seraphine may have every right to be suspicious. And she could be the next one in danger—from his own family.
As blood runs hot and hearts give in, Seraphine and Blaise have only each other. But can their love survive the secrets they’re about to uncover?

RELEASE DATE: November 19, 2019

She’s not telling me to stop. She has a war inside herself too.

Not my first read by author, and I have read Book #1 DISCRETION in this series, which I would recommend reading first and I enjoyed very much!
In this book I had a harder time connecting, I don’t know if it was the characters together or the story but it just felt off a little for me. Little disappointed since I loved Book #1 very much.

This slow-burn, taboo, enemy to lovers was not what I expected, there were lot;s of parts where I was on the edge reading but other parts where I got little lost and read off. This is a VERY SLOW-BURN or rather foreplay notion between the hero and heroine. This is where I would recommend reading Book #1 for it to really make all the sense. Lot’s of drama and suspense too. The epilogue is little short, wish there was more and like I said earlier, great read I just…felt little off for me. Not your normal plot line. I appreciate the chance to have gotten an ARC from NETGALLERY for this!

Rating: ★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Book #2 of Series
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Blindsided by Amy Daws



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What happens when an almost thirty-year-old virgin agrees to let her Scottish footballer best friend give her some lessons in seduction?
Lots of banter, awkwardness, jealousy, and heat.
Midfielder Maclay “Mac” Logan is a loud-mouthed, tattooed ginger content with focusing on football. But when an adorably-freckled seamstress comes barreling into his life, he finds Netflix-And-Bickering with her to be his new favorite pastime.
Freya Cook is used to being the invisible woman with a needle and thread, offering cheeky punchlines as she helps dress London’s finest. She’s plus-sized in body and spirit, and other than her friendship with Mac, talking to the opposite sex is one skill she never mastered.
However, after one innocent game of Never Have I Ever, Mac offers to play Love Coach for Freya.
What neither of them see coming are the feelings that develop when the clothes come off.
Now they’re both about to learn the biggest lesson of all: Don’t fall in love with your best friend.

RELEASE DATE: November 21, 2019

“Now ride me hard and fast, treasure. Ride me like you mean it.”

-Mac

Not my first read by author and the blurb got me on this but then she came out with the cover and HELLLLOOOO THERE!!!!! After reading some heavy books in a row it was nice to jump into a fun and sweet rom-com.

Freya, there is something so innocent and sweet but full of sass and backbone about her. I instantly fell in love with her. A woman that has put herself in a class and just living through life, when enough is enough and she wants to do something about it. That’s where Mac comes in!! Also it’s the best when Freya calls sex “the sex” haha!

Mac suggest a great idea because they are best mates and nothing can go wrong. WRONG! Everything went wrong in all the sense. When lines are blurred and crossed, are these two going to be able to hold strong? This is a whole new level of SCOTTISH talk and sexy Scottish talking!! It’s really a light-hearted read but with so much deepness to it, it touches on a lot of basic but important issues.

BEWARE OF THE CAR-WASH *smirk* and Plus size Cat PJ’s!
The sweetest HEA!

Rating: ★★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ The Italian by T.L. Swan



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They say there are three things you should do at least once in your life:
Dance like nobody’s watching.
Travel the world.
And fall hopelessly in love.
I aimed to do all three.
I went to Italy to find myself.
But he found me.
It was like a story book, our eyes met across a crowded room.
He asked me if I needed help reading the menu.
We ate, we laughed, we danced, and I fell.
Unfortunately, things didn’t go to plan, and we parted ways.
Two years later, our eyes meet across a room again.
Only this time I was on a date with another man.
He went crazy in a jealous fit.
But the man I met then is different now.
He’s colder, harder, and officially one of the most powerful men in Italy.
Dare I say it, even more enticing.
But if you dance with the devil, you get burnt.
And the fires in Italy are scalding hot. 

RELEASE DATE: October 28, 2019

He’s a player. I’m a good girl. The boundaries are set. No false pretenses.

-Olivia

Not my first by the author and I have always loved every book I’ve read, that said don’t hold it against me if I say that I just, it was hard for me to connect with this book. In the beginning it seemed fine for me, I was enjoying it and then it all just kind of shifted for me. The hero and heroine just felt off, and I had the hardest time connecting with the Heroine. To me she was a little too immature and indecisive, there were great moment I won’t lie but unfortunately I did not connect with this book fully. I’ am always honest in my review’s therefore I can’t sugar coat anything that I did not enjoy. To each it’s own. I think my main issue was the dynamic between the main characters. Again, times of great moments and then not so great.

Aside from that, this is a whirlpool romance. Australian native Olivia is on a Europe vacation by herself where she meet’s handsome, sexy, tall and dark Enrico Ferrara, who whisks her off to a beautiful romance. Only for it to burn and crash hard. Forward two years, Olivia finds herself back in Rome for a job opportunity, when she run’s into Enrico again, all kinds of feelings on both end come bubbling up. What continues next is very STEAMY I won’t lie because the sexy scenes: MY GOSH THE HOTNESS!

Enrico Ferrara fucks with his body but he kisses with his whole heart.

-Olivia

This is also a lot of suspense and mystery, after all Olivia didn’t even know who Enrico REALLY was until much later. Danger, suspense, romance, sexy steamy love and lot’s of arguing later (hehe) these two find a way to one another again. Like I said earlier, I really enjoyed the story, there were a lot of scenes and action..but just that connection for me with the characters was lacking a lot. That won’t deteriorate me from reading another book by the author, sometimes you just have hit & misses!

Rating: ★★★★
Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Type: Standalone
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ All The Forbidden Things by Lesley Jones



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When all that you want, is all that’s forbidden… 
I’ve known him my entire life. 
Before marriage. 
Before fatherhood. 
Before betrayal. 
Now, he’s one of rock’s bad-boys trying to be good. 
Trying to be the best father he can for his daughter. 
He’s my brother’s best friend. 
He’s my boss. 
He has a wife. 
Max isn’t mine to have, but I want him all the same. 
And I haven’t survived all that I have to not go after what I want. 
Her story is a tragedy, mine’s a publicity disaster. 
Just when I needed her most, she walked back into my life, and the timing couldn’t be worse. 
With a newborn baby, a divorce, an album to record, and a world tour to plan, I don’t need the distraction. 
She’s off limits. 
She’s my best friend’s little sister. 
She’s my nanny. 
Billie’s a golden drop of sexy sun on a grey autumn day, tempting me into the light and a life full of possibilities. 
A life not meant for us.

RELEASE DATE: September 12, 2019

“If I kiss you there’s no going back. Not for me.”
“Then I really want you to kiss me.”

Not my first read by the author but my first official review & more. The blurb alone is what caught my eye along with the sexy cover of course, but something about single-dad always draws me in!!

Right off the bat your heart will melt and swoon all in one, because Max is the ultimate swoon dad, who is well still marries so hang tight! What a QUEEN-B the one that’s ends in CH! Wow, what a bomb that was thrown at Max from his wife Whitney. I myself wanted to smack her! The first chapter will gut you, not even bother to repair that tear…my heart went out to Max and he was so strong, only lost it a few times hehe considering what he just found out and all…well, that’s acceptable!

The whole story kind of shifts because it involves a beautiful little girl, a bitch-of-a wife and a career which keeps everything and everyone in the limelight. Max just wants to move on with his life while Whitney has made it her mission to make his LIFE a living hell. Then you throw in Billie as the nanny and things create tears and take wrong turns. Not to mention that Billie is 22 and Max is 38. This is a story of a famous singer and a best-friends-little sister who grew up into a woman. Now they just have to be careful and plan it accordingly…should be easy right! Billie has always been not secure in herself, look wise, and has had a crush on Max every since she could remember, so when they are grown up now she still thinks of herself at that little red headed girl with braces. It was sweet of her, because that made her so innocent and what she went through to have taken her to Max in the first place. The main characters really were perfect for one another.

I was kind of 50/50 on this book because YES the blurb caught me but the hero to me was the perfect rocker-hero but I was kind of hoping little more from him [aside from being an amazing dad] i guess it just comes down to that I couldn’t fully connect with the story. TO ME it felt a little all over the place, I guess I am used to reading more about focus on, things like if he is a musician and dad I kind of wanted a little more focus on a few things rather then a lot happening if that makes sense, nothing bad like I said the plot was spot on and it flowed very nice, just something to me. It was straight on and just what I’d read from a Rock-star Romance I just couldn’t feel it. Both POV’s, age-gap and sizzling sexy scenes. *side note: my review’s are always honest, although I don’t intend to ever bad-mouth or be rude about a book or author, please understand that the review is from my POV and how I felt, doesn’t mean someone else wouldn’t like it.

Rating: ★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Her Dirty Secret by Melanie A. Smith


(The Safeguarded Heart Series Book #4)

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Emily Hoyt is often referred to as a “free spirit,” but she knows that’s just a nice way to say “flake.” Thick-skinned and stubborn, she doesn’t let it bother her — she simply does what makes her happy. It’s a hard thing to pull off living in the shadow of her perfect big brother, who does everything right. So when big brother Bryce unexpectedly announces he’s married his perfect match, Emily once again feels the pressure to be more than the meandering musician she is.
At exactly the moment she needs it, an opportunity presents itself in an unforeseen way. Alessandro Giordano is the lying, selfish bastard who once hurt her brother’s now-wife. Emily had him pegged as bad news. But when they meet at the engagement-turned-wedding celebration, they’re both looking to escape, and the instant chemistry they have pushes them together.
Is their attraction just a diversion, or could it really be more? Is Alessandro truly capable of the selflessness committing to one woman requires? And will that really be the deal-breaker for Emily, or is it the idea of being tied down that will get in her way? The pursuit of love can devastate us, or it can liberate us — if only we can get out of our own way.
Note: This is a novella and the fourth book in a steamy contemporary romance series. This book includes mature content, and as such is not recommended for readers under 18 years of age, or those who might be offended by such material.

*Note: This is a novella and the fourth book in a steamy contemporary romance series. This book includes mature content, and as such is not recommended for readers under 18 years of age, or those who might be offended by such material.

RELEASE DATE: September 10, 2019

“You have a fire in you,”

-Alessandro

Officially my first read by the author but I do have the previous books also, which I am getting to. So, yes I am jumping ahead but I think it’ll be fine. Also, this author has been a long time follower of all my everything’s and I want to thank her for always being there and this ARC!!

This was rather short obviously being a Novella so one sitting read and it was really steamy. Started off with Emily feeling like things in life may not happen to her…the relationship and marriage type. When she attends her brother’s engagement party she runs into the infamous Alessandro and things kind of just GO from there on. From thinking of him of all the things she has heard and see her soon to be sister in law go through, she had him pegged one way and to a delightful surprise he was nothing like.

When Alessandro takes her home and doesn’t follow what she is offering a IN THE MOMENT happens where she ends up going to Italy with him on a whim. Then the ADVENTURE begins! It’s a short but sexy story and for it being my first read, it was very enjoyable. Like I said at the beginning I do have the whole series to catch up on too!!

Rating: 4.5★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ To Have And Hate by Donna Alam



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BLURB

Beckett. Let me count the ways I loathe him.
1. He’s the bane of my existence. 
2. A thorn in my side. 
3. I’m pretty sure he’s the devil in disguise
Or he at least has him on speed-dial.

So why am I standing here, bouquet in hand, about to become his wife?

He calls it a business proposition.
I call it blackmail.
He says our fighting is foreplay.
I say he should be on meds.
He says he has the power to destroy my company,
I say with a husband like him, who needs enemies.

But I can survive this six-month calamity. 

All I have to do is keep hating him . . .

RELEASE DATE: August 8, 2019

‘I still hate you,’ I whisper into his kiss.
His chuckle is love and rough as he rasps, ‘I’m counting on it.’
His kiss becomes deeper, wetter, as one of his hands curls around my hip.

‘You look good for an old man,’ I whisper, resolutely keeping my gaze on the form.
‘And you’re angling to be pulled over my knee, young lady.’

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New to me author & books, BUT definitely made it on my 2019 TOP list because this book was everything I love about a HERO & HEROINE in a Office-enemy-to-lovers romance! All happening in London and part New York!

Let’s start with Olivia the heroine who is not only sassy but willing, strong and soft under it all. She is the perfect heroine when it comes to characters and story. Opinionated, stubborn, sassy, beautiful and loving. Now our hero Beckett who is tall, sexy, broody, mysterious, well spoken, comes form old money and one of the HOTTEST HERO’S in 2019! He might be beautiful and sexy but he has a mouth on him. Equal part to Olivia, because their bickering and back and forth is honest foreplay for any heart.

[He waves off my protest. ‘The companies on the thirty-fifth floor all deal in business finance some sort. Meanwhile, we’ve also determined that I’m on first-name terms with Satan, that I think you’re rather lovely, and that I might like to kiss you.’]

Olivia runs her own company, one it involves the world of the rich and of course, suits. So when she goes on her dream-date with a man she’s been waiting to be available, things kind of go south…well for her it happens a lot…literally. The girl can’t keep her balance for shit, it’s actually how she met Beckett, at his feet. Olivia’s tardiness knows no bound but also it’s not fully her fault as everything seems to always happens o her no matter where she is off to. Meet Cute? Not so much cute, but sexy more like it.

When she is propositioned someone that not even in her dreams she would accept, she isn’t left of much with option, therefore being the sassy strong-headed woman, she jump in. But I will warn you this is not the normal office romance type, and you’ll see. Things are more THERE and HAPPENING. After all, she did marry the one man she loaths in lots of different ways.

I can’t say more but it’s a ride YOU WANT TO TAKE. The feelings I usually chase when reading ARE DEFINITELY HERE & SOME. Something about their duo was fantastic, side characters also, the time line lined up perfectly and the transitions were very smooth! I will briefly touch on the sexy scenes and say that hands down THIS AUTHOR HAS IT DOWN!!

‘Your skin is like moonlight,’ he whispers, his voice rasping and raw.
‘And your freckles are constellation.’ His words are almost pondering as his hand trails across my collarbone, his eye following.
‘And I’m going to cover them in cum.’

I am leaving THAT at THAT. Very sizzling, the chemistry and romance very beautiful. The only thing that was wrong with all this, I NEEDED MORE! I feel like a 2,3 or 4th epilogue is necessary please!! Front start to end, this book will keep you engaged, on your toes, angry, scared and happy!! All the feels for sure!

TOP 2019 MUST READ LIST!
Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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