R E V I E W ➠ Fallen Saint by Monica James



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Just as this nightmare began, I once again find myself bound, destination unknown. However, this time, my kidnapper is the man who shattered my world beyond repair.
Aleksei Popov—Russia’s number one mobster, and the man I was sold to.
His intentions for me are clear—submit, obey him, and call him master—but I won’t surrender. I’m not like the other girls. Whether that’s a blessing or curse, I’ve yet to decide. The problem is, my disobedience intrigues my captor all the more.
When we arrive in Russia, the rules change.
Saint, the man who was once a sinner, is my only salvation. What was forbidden now gives me hope that there is light in the darkness. He will risk everything to set me free.
But behind these opulent walls, things aren’t what they seem, and when the fine line between pleasure and pain begins to blur, only one thing matters—saving my soul.
I will lie.
Cheat.
Steal.
I was once an angel, but now… I’m a fallen saint, ready to inflict my own pain and burn this hellhole to the ground.


…..

A single word in a cursive font tattooed on my flank. Saint was a sinner, and now, thanks to his name, I’m a saint.

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This is not my first review by the author. I also have read Book #1 from this, and let me tell you…I am not one for cliffhangers but I read the first book anyways, and I could not wait for this one!!!
I want to say that I fell in love with Willow in book 1 and here i am again, even more in love with her. Her characters, her actions…her feelings….give ME ALL THE FEELS! Book 1 was just preparing me for this one, I have been on the edge waiting for this and now I don’t know how to express my love for this book enough! It was everything I needed and wanted it to be! Monica James did not disappoint!
Now this is a little bit of a love triangle and yes I know I always say those are hard for me to read, but this isn’t in the sense of it but has the feel of it at times. I can’t explain it well enough but if I enjoyed it then you know. This DARK ROMANCE duo is everything, PREPARE yourself now that both are out, BING-READING time for sure!! The ending though…oh my heart *sigh* talk about having an emotional meltdown and reading faster on the edge to find out what will happen….don’t want to spoil it but PRE-PARE! Nothing is as it seems!

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦

R E V I E W ➠ Man Feast by Krista Sandor




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Denver’s hottest CEO is about to meet his match.

Billionaire workaholic Jasper Bergen calls the shots—and that’s just the way he likes it. Period.

As CEO of Bergen Enterprises, he’s dedicated his life to keeping his family’s mountain sports empire profitable. But sales have plateaued, and the company needs a jumpstart.

Enter Elle Reynolds.

She’s a bestselling travel writer whose celebrity adventurer status makes her the perfect choice to boost the company’s public image.

The perfect choice to everyone but Jasper.

Hired by the company’s founders, he has no choice but to work with the free-spirited author.

And while they clash at every turn, Elle can’t quit. Her accountant has swindled her out of millions, and she needs this job to get back on her feet.

But Jasper and Elle may have more in common than they think.

Thanks to their busy schedules, neither’s dated in ages.

Each is experiencing a sexual famine that can only be remedied by a feast— a MAN FEAST.

When they agree to a no-strings night of passion, their sexual chemistry is off the charts.

And these two opposites soon realize there’s a fine line between love and hate.


COMING: July 15th
ARC provided by: Author


Artists should pain this man. Sculptors should carve him out of marble. No longer clean shaven, Jasper Bergen with a little stubble was the definition of sexy on a stick. -Elle






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This is not my first read, I’ve had the honor of reading every single book this author has put out, well form the beginning, all 5 from the first series Langley Park and now this new series. That means I have already read Book #1, and will say that Krista has been one of my very firsts when I started bookstagramming, I enjoy her books so much I can’t wait for more!

Right off the bet, the book dives in. Where Elle is sitting in front of a high-priced attorney…not for the reason you may think. Her A-hole of a assistant did unspeakable things where Elle is not left with nothing to her name except what was paid up-front and is actually to her name. That doesn’t leave her much, so the deal she has with Bergen Enterprises she really can not miss out on that. It will help her, her mother and of course get her back on her feet.

Jasper Bergan, what do I say about this broody hunk of sexiness! Well that, and he is very responsible and hahaha Elle throws him off kilter. It’s the best thing ever! A big man like him, finally meeting his match in a lot of ways. Even though at the beginning he does a fantastic job of denying and putting his feeling or anything regarding Elle off.

The adventurous, the places, Krista is very good with details not too much and just enough to suck you right in a story. Her characters are always very well written, I think I enjoyed both of them in here. I always love me some broody sexy CEO man, duhh! Am i right?! Finally the stuffy suit wearing man let’s the carefree author show him what it feels to be carefree. Even their love making is unique, sexy yes but unique. He calls her by her full name and middle name which is so adorable and so Jasper. They are ALSO SWEET TOGETHER, he can really SWOON anyone, even if he is a stuffy-suit-wearing man. Their opposite attracts is magical! I think i really fell in love with that, not to mention the fact that they happen to have something so in common….*SIGH* no spoilers don’t worry!!

I really love these two together, something different and yet even the different sometimes the soul isn’t so much. If you want some fun, adventure, sexy and ALL THE FEELINGS, this is for you!!

TOP 2019 MUST READ List!
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended? ☑ HIGHLY
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R E V I E W ➠ The Celtic Cowboy by Jessica Marin


Adeline Murphy
In Texas, two things are gospel – football and rodeos. Growing up as the daughter of a football legend made me practically royalty, but it’s not a crown I’m interested in. Football life isn’t for me, no matter how hard my family pressures me with their motto of “If you can’t be them, marry them.” Living in the shadow of my football star brothers was exhausting and I eventually became invisible all together. I bide my time working at my family’s car dealership until I gather up the nerve to tell them that I’m living life on my own terms. I have my own dreams and they don’t include marrying a football player or a cowboy. 
My resolve was strong, until a cocky Celtic cowboy sauntered into my life. Ryan Kearney might not wear a football jersey, but wearing a cowboy hat and chaps was just as lethal. Devilish good looks with a mouth that could even charm the panties off a nun, I knew I was in trouble when he set his sights on me.

Ryan Kearney
As an up and coming bull rider, I’ve learned that rodeo life is grueling, but it’s the life I’ve chosen. The pounding of your heart and the thunder of applause that rings in your ears when that buzzer calls out the end of the eight seconds is a sound like no other. My dream to be a professional bull rider in the American Pro Rodeo Circuit is finally becoming a reality when my brother and I leave Ireland to compete for our shot at Nationals in Las Vegas. If I want the title of the best bull rider in the world, being mediocre isn’t enough. To be the best, you have to beat the best, which requires me living, breathing and sleeping rodeos. Being in a committed relationship isn’t even on my radar. So I do casual relationships and it seems my notoriety as the Playboy Cowboy preceded me to America. What can I say? The ladies love cowboys and I love the ladies.
Charming them into bed is my second favorite pastime, so when the warm brown eyes of Adeline Murphy lock on mine and burn with yearning, I know I have her right where I want her. Except I don’t. The sexy spitfire seems immune to my charm and makes me work hard for her attention. 

The chase has become a game – one that I’m determined to win and to make her mine. I wasn’t looking for forever, but I can’t imagine my life without her. 


Release Date: June 26, 2019


Ryan: I can’t wait to see your gorgeous face in the stands today. Dinner with your family after?
Me: Hell No! Straight to the hotel for congratulatory sex on your huge victory.
Ryan: My kind of woman.


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Not my first read by author, I have officially read every single book so far!

Ryan Kearney is the younger brother of Rhett, where Rhett is handsome in a rugged way, Ryan is on the pretty side if you wish. Having slept through half of Dublin, he and his brother are heading to America to compete in the Pro Rodeo Cowboy Circuit. A dream really, so this was a very exciting time for Ryan…could almost have been even more in the mile high club if his brother didn’t pull the responsible card on him. It’s going to be a LONG 9 months!!

Adeline is a girl who is pretty much always around family, she is there to work, help and just be. It is perfectly fine until she decided she is going to follow her own dreams, that don’t involve working for her family any longer. Easier said than done!

One evening changes it all, a meet and some sassy fiestiness later….what can go wrong? So this is where it would be great if you read Book #1 BUT no worries, this one gives out enough back-story and info that you will be fine. What I love about this book is that Adeline does not give…not an inch and makes Ryan work for it. Their situation is no ideal, considering why Ryan is in the States and the rules his brother made. Also Adeline, she has a plan, remember…yeah, ALL’S FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR! is all I am going to say!!

A QUICK SLOW BURN, but very SIZZLING once there! *fanning self*

Rating: 4.5★
Steamy: ♥♥♥♥
Recommended: ☑
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦

R E V I E W ➠ Resist by K. Bromberg



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Who says you have to play by the rules to get what you want?

Agreeing to meet Ryker Lockhart is my first mistake. Rich, handsome, and more than intriguing, he thinks blackmail will bend me to his will.

But he’s wrong.

I may have done a few things that weren’t exactly legal, but I have my own reasons for that. The last thing I’m going to do is let some high-powered divorce attorney come into my life, have my body, and rule my heart. Not to mention ruin everything that I have carefully built in just a short amount of time.

But as much as I try to resist him, and against my better judgment, there is something about him that has me agreeing to his proposal.

I’m putting everything on the line for him. I just hope I won’t lose everything when this is all over.


Release Date: July 30, 2019
ARC provided by: NetGallery / SocialButterfly PR





She tastes like wine and resistance. A resistance not to the kiss but to me, and fuck if it doesn’t turn me on more.



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First off, K. Bromberg is a huge favorite author of mine. Been reading her books and actually have read every single one, so far.

Vaughn is a BADASS woman!! From the very first pages, you’ll see why. I instantly fell in love with her character. After taking care of a little problem, Vaughn finds herself in the company of the handsome Ryker Lockhart.

Interesting choice of career for Vee (can’t say, I don’t do spoilers) but a brave one at that. But Vee has a goal, a plan…soon she will be able to hop that fence over to the green side.

Vaughn is a woman who wants to do the right thing, knows how to hustle to get though life but is still a woman… with feelings even if she hides behind that facade. Her childhood was beautiful, until she lost her mother, it all spiraled from there with well i can’t say but a lot. Be prepared to be surprised by Vaughn on every turn.

Now Ryker, is a peculiar creature. A successful high rise divorce attorney that not only has the money but power. Big names, big clients and always men only clients. His issues run deep and something that may not have been as dramatically as Vee’s but not less influential. I have to say that he is the ultimate-bookhusband because your pants will be swooned off. As arrogant and blunt he is, he is still alpha, in control yet reasons with Vaughn over the power.

Power struggle? Absolutely! But when Vaughn let’s her guard down even for a second, gosh it is beautiful. Secret’s are revealed, a sweet moment of unicorn scenes (will melt your heart) and danger. If you’ve read Bromberg before you know her style, so this is exactly what I would want from one of her books & more. I can’t really say much to be honest, it would be a huge shame to spoiler alert this because it’s worth a full focus read!! You’ll be hooked, I couldn’t stop and kept reading faster then slowing down because I didn’t want it to end. The ending, I kind of want to say I was expecting it but I did not expect how it happened. Shame on your Ryker!! I’m going to say this once and then deny it if anyone else asks me again but….I think i loved this book even more than DRIVEN *goes to hide under desk so lightning doesn’t strike me* phew, nothing yet! That said, this is huge and I am very much looking forward to BOOK #2!

p.s. Now, don’t get me wrong I know there were cover reveals of TWO books (hell I even took a photo just for it) but my stupid-head didn’t comprehend until i realized this is a CLIFFHANGER! *sigh*

TOP 2019 MUST READ!
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ PLUS!
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended? ☑ HIGHLY
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦

R E V I E W ➠ Million Dollar Marriage by Katy Evans




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If someone had bet Nell a million dollars that she would be saying “I do” to a complete stranger on national television, she’d have called them crazy, but with her crushing student loan payments sending her deep into the red, she’s out of options. This should be nothing more than a business transaction—until she sets eyes on her groom, and everything changes.
The game is on the instant Luke spots Penelope “Nell” Carpenter. He’s out for the money, yes, but getting a little dirty with Nell doesn’t sound too bad either. Everyone knows he’s not the marrying kind, so it’s a good thing it’s just for show. God knows he’s the worst guy his pretty wife should pick for real.
They have nothing in common, but if they want the grand prize, they’ll have to beat out eight other couples. Proving that total opposites attract should be easy enough…as long as they don’t fall in love in the process.

COMING: JULY 23RD
ARC provided by NetGallery


I need her like the air I breathe.
And I’ll be damned if I’m waiting until December 17 to tell her that.



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You know I believe I have read Katy Evans before but this was before I officially started a bookstagram so I don’t remember fully BUT I have been looking forward to reading this, also HOW GORGEOUS is that cover! *sigh*

This is a GAME SHOW book! THE MILLION DOLLAR MARRIAGE. I usually watch those so to read it, let’s just say I don’t get to too often and it was quiet fun to read. I have not read book #1 so kind of went in blind but I wasn’t worried about that because this book gave me enough to understand everything.

A opposite-attract because Nell and Luke couldn’t be more different. Nell is a shy nerd that has been working hard in her life to…well get a lot of degree’s but just not too sure on what she wants to settle with, hence needing the money, to pay off her loans. Luke on the other had who run’s his grandpa’s bar is A PARTY MAN, life of the party so to say. Rough, edgy and tattooed…but secret….he has a heart of gold. He needs the money to pay for his grandma’s facility and care. So what do they do, ummm marry a total stranger on live TV! Duhh!

When lines get crossed and blur…both Luke and Nell share this amazing chemistry, raw and just plain real! They must fight together against 8 other couples. The plot was great, a little as expected so it was a little predictable for me. All the characters were good, I especially loved Nell but Luke was right there with his bad-boy persona that holds that golden heart! Slow burn for sure so beware but the working up to it was great. I had a lot of fun reading this, lot’s of laughter and action.

Rating: 4.5★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended? ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ It’s Not Over by Kaylee Ryan and Lacey Black



Gwen

Lately, life definitely isn’t how I envisioned it. I had it all. The house, the job, the husband. Until one day, I didn’t. I don’t know when exactly things started to change between us, only that it did, and in a big way. So much so, I found myself standing before a judge and signing off on the end of my marriage. To the only man I’ve ever loved. 

Now, he’s back, fighting, and ready to prove to me that we made a mistake, that our love is worth giving this another chance. I’m not sure if he’s right, but I know what my heart wants, and it wants him. My ex-husband.

Harrison

Why is it that you don’t know the depths of your mistakes until you’ve already made them? I knew signing those papers was a bad idea, but I thought that’s what she wanted. The minute we stepped foot out of that courtroom, it hit me. She’s no longer mine.

That’s when I also realized that I would do anything to change the past. I have so many regrets. Not her. I could never regret her, but how we ended. We never should have ended. I’m in for the battle of my life to convince her to give us another shot. I have a plan, one that will prove to her that it’s not over.


COMING: JULY 23rd
ARC provided by Give Me Books PR
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“You kept my name,” I whisper, leaning in a little closer.
“Yeah, I just–”
She looks down for three heartbeats. I know because I counted them before she gives me her sad eyes. “I wanted to keep a piece of you, and piece of us.”



“You’re not exactly a big fan of bookstores.”
I shrug. “I’m a Winnie fan. Besides, I need a book myself.”



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This is not my first read by either author, I am familiar with their writing styles. That said, let’s jump right in because not only is the cover GORGEOUS but this story is a bit different than your usual!

Not your usual because it kind of starts from the end. When that paper is signed separating Gwendolyn and Harrison not just with each other but in the eyes of the law and god…that’s that. The end…GAH my heart guys, this was hard to read because it’s so realistic. This book is the highlight of SECOND-CHANCE romances for so many reasons!

Even though his best friend Chase is an asshole, the man has a point, either move on or fight for her! Makes sense right, well in this case when you set your mind to something especially Harris…what will he do when a wrench is thrown in the situation. What follows in events of life, anger, passion, secrets, lies and love…in all the messed up ways, still love. You wait, you will be IN LOVE with the hero Harrison, his swooning is on another level!

I don’t want to give out to much but will say that it was a one sitting read for me and it was beautiful but also hard to read, again, something about it that grips you and keep you hanging until you jump or sink! I think I was little frustrated by Gwendolyn because of her reasoning, but then again I also understood it in a little form. It was a fight for me in this book, as far as the plot and story go that was very smooth and also the transitions. Very well written and I enjoyed it, I hope Chase is next!k p.s. GINA is a bitch!

Rating: 4.5 ★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended? ☑ HIGHLY
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R E V I E W ➠ Total Surrender by Erika Wilde


Contemporary fairy tales with a dirty, sexy twist!
How far would you go to make the man that destroyed your family pay?

Maddux Wilder is a man consumed, a beast in a three-piece suit. Rich and powerful, he built his empire with one thought in mind: revenge.

After years of patience and planning, the wait is finally over. Tonight, Maddux will finally watch Theodore Cole’s kingdom crumble. At a lavish ball in the New York City castle the Wilder siblings call home, the man that killed their parents will atone for his sins. 

If only he’d planned for her. 

Arabella Cole is Theodore’s only child; his cherished and sheltered daughter. She’s an innocent, captivating beauty that would do anything to save her loving father, including sacrificing herself. 

With her freedom gone, she must surrender to a man she hates. A man that makes her want things she shouldn’t. A man that awakens deep, forbidden desires. 

But everyone knows that roses don’t bloom in darkness. 

Enter Maddux Wilder, a man that doesn’t believe in fairy tales. 

Can the beauty tame the beast or will revenge cost them both everything that matters most?


COMING: JUNE 25TH
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“He’s right, Bella. ‘m vindictive, merciless. And fucking ruthless.”



“Or maybe you’d like to sass me one more time and find out what I’d like to do to that warm, lush mouth to remind you who is in charge here?”


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Not my first read by the author, am very familiar with the style and absolutely enjoyed each book I’ve read from the author.

This book starts off strong and with insta action. Maddux Wilder Meets Arabella at a formal outing, where he proceeds to not be able to stay away from her. So they dance…I really love when a hero swoons in an alpha way, even form the beginning Maddux does that. Only for it to end with the village idiot interrupting! The trick is that Maddux is out for revenge, while Arabella is trying to still find herself in the whole ‘the mess my father has made my whole life.

Arabella is a brave one because she make a deal…THE DEAL…basically a deal with the devil himself. All to try and save her father, she was so brave. Just when Maddux thinks he got himself a sheep…she shows her real stripes and is strong, sassy and again very brave for someone in her statue. This book will have you sizzling, Maddux is not only ruthless and alpha but he enjoys outing punishments as well as pleasure if you know what I mean *smirk* that said, the sex scenes are off the charts hot! You know in some sense you will swoon in the too, it;s the best of both world with this hero!

But Maddux is out for retribution not playing house or having ‘feelings’. When you find out the why, you’ll understand that that man who is now ruthless, has no other way TO feel. It’s a beautiful story of revenge, danger, passion and love. This is the kind of book that I LOVE TO READ! Also why I love the authors books.

What happens when one innocence learns the real filthy and dirty? EXPLOSIVE ENDING is all I can say, be ready…it’s like being on the edge of a cliff and that feeling of almost falling…fan-freaking-tastic, a rush!! So many emotions from both characters, the truth did not set anyone free in this one but just made more realization.

A TOP 2019 MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥PLUS
Recommended? ☑ HIGHLY
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R E V I E W ➠ Where Forever Ends by K. Street



𝑴𝒚 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒔𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒕 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒘𝒐 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒔—𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒏𝒐𝒘.

Then:

I was a wife.

Married to a man who was my world and the father of my child. Then, one day, half of my heart was ripped out of my chest.

Now:

I’m a widow.

A single mom who has spent the last nine months trying like hell not to drown in an ocean of grief.

I survive in the in-between, but surviving isn’t the same as living, and I’m not sure what living looks like anymore.

That is, until Jase Turner, my older brother’s best friend and my former crush, comes back into my life.

We’re two people tethered together by strands of similar sorrow.

My husband had my past.

Jase wants my future.

𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒂𝒚𝒃𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒔 𝒊𝒔 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒂 𝒅𝒊𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒃𝒆𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈.

𝑴𝒚 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒔𝒑𝒍𝒊𝒕 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒘𝒐 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒔—𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒏𝒐𝒘.


COMING: JUNE 28th
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Leaving had been the last thing I wanted to do, but I couldn’t stay. Not when all I wanted to do was get wrapped up in her .


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I have read this author before but this is the first official review. Therefore a single-mom and older brothers best friend kind of romance is always intriguing to me, so here we are!

The beginning will gut you, the feelings, the words, the meaning behind them…that was deep!! I hurt for Saylor, but when she couldn’t lie to herself anymore, she makes a deciscion without looking back. Literally.

From The Book:
The only serenity I had existed in the ten seconds between the foggy haze of sleep and awareness. -Saylor

When she finally sees Jace again, memories on the first kiss mishap came flooding right back. But that way many moons ago, and besides they are adults now. She was mourning her husband, not trying to think about Jace. Right? Little did she know, both souls share an unfortunate fate. *got tissue* I really meant when I said this is highly emotional, I was not prepared for it at all. Realistic in a sense of feelings and actions.

This is a slow burn, beautiful in a sense that two souls are drawn to one another but have so much dark and baggage that maneuvering around is work on it’s own. I enjoyed the characters, I especially loved the hero Jace. I was okay with the heroine Saylor but her indecisiveness was a little too far off for me, and yes I know what kind of book this is, I am just saying that I had a little harder time connecting with her on a level. That said, this book will bring out all the emotions, so watch out! The ending was SO BEAUTIFUL GUYS, *sigh*

Rating: 4.5★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Recommended? ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Reckless by Evelyn Montgomery


R E C K L E S S

He’s rough, arrogant, sexy and irresistible as hell. The stereotypical ladies man that I swore I’d never fall for. He stole my heart once before when we were kids, and I promised myself I would never give it to him again. 
One night, a few drinks and memories neither one of us could escape lands me right back to where it all started, or should I say ended. But when push comes to shove, will he be ready to hear the truth about our past and face the secret I’ve been holding in for over 10 years? Or will he run like I always knew he would? The one reason why I never let myself get too close to him again. As they say, tigers can’t change their strips, and I won’t let him make a fool out of me trying. 
She’s stubborn, hot-headed and has a temper worse than any woman I have ever met before – but damn it if that doesn’t just make me want her more. Like an idiot I let her walk away from me before, but hell if I will let myself make that mistake again. She’s mine, and I won’t stop until she knows it. 
But moving forward means facing the demons in my past. The secrets I’ve never told her about that one night 10 years ago I planned to promise her forever and never showed up. A secret that has eaten me alive and kept me away from her all these years when all I have ever wanted was to hold her again. This time though, I won’t let go, and she has another thing coming if she thinks she is getting away from me that easy. As reckless as our love has been, I will never stop fighting for her. After all… her, me – that is all I know that is right in this world.

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He’s my Gatsby. My dreams from my past. The one man that will always over shine all the others.


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This is a NEW to me author & books! I was asked by the author to read/review upon which the blurb caught my eyes. Something I would read for sure, so I accepted & here we are!

After a wedding where Rex and Gwen end up at the same airport, one drinks leads to more and next thing you know, Gwen is sneaking out to talk the walk of shame. Why? Well, when you’ve been there done that, got hurt, learned lesson and moved on. Yeah, Gwen kept telling that to herself. Little did she know, that what she wanted to run away from…may show up after-all! But…a wrench is thrown in.

This was such a sweet story of second-chances and LOVE. Love always wins even when things don’t go as planned. The history they have between one another is BEAUTIFUL, SCARY AND REAL! You will not be prepared for this plot…just when you think you have it figured out…you don’t. The secrets and mystery in this…will keep you on the edge. I really, really enjoyed this story.

Rating: ★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended? ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Devoted To Love by Shayla Black


DEVOTED TO LOVE

He was sent to guard her body… he didn’t expect her to steal his heart.

Her sister’s wedding was hardly the place to find a hook up, but after one look at friend-of-the-groom and special operative Josiah Grant, small-town Texas beauty Magnolia West immediately fell in lust. After a stunningly sensual night together, Maggie is prepared for the two of them to go their separate ways. After all, she’s not a happily-ever-after kind of girl. But Josiah—and danger—change her plans.
Josiah isn’t looking for love…but Maggie rouses his body and stirs his heart like no other woman. She’s got a rocky romantic past, and a smart man would steer clear. But when the murder quotient in Kendall County rises and all signs point to a mysterious group nearby who have been harassing Maggie’s family, he can’t leave her unprotected—especially when he realizes he’s fallen hard for her.
As tension mounts and the menace closes in, Josiah will do anything to prove to Maggie that their love is real…but can they stay alive long enough to share it?



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If I were the sort of guy eager and capable of hanging on to a woman forever, he’s choose one like Magnolia. She was sweet enough to lure him, yielding enough to submit to him, uninhibited enough to scream for him, and sassy enough to keep him guessing.


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This author is one of my very first reads, actually I believe my third author ever. So therefore I have read her books before and am very familiar with the author’s writing style!

If you’ve read and are familiar with Shaylas’ writing style you’ll understand when I say this is such a Shayla Black book! The hero is mega alpha, (bdsm related) Dom, super sexy and brave of course! The heroine is beautiful, smart and strong with a hint of damsel in distress. My favorite kinds! That said, this book was a little of everything, and all i enjoyed!

Maggie meets Josiah at her sisters wedding. He was there to protect and she was there, well because her sister was getting married! They spend a sinful and amazing night together, only to think they will part the next day. Come to find out , they will be spending a lot more time together than anticipated. Josiah is guarding her while guarding his own heart!

Maggie is in a lot more danger than Josiah imagined. When he stays to guard her and find out what is happening in town, when he does find out, it’s a lot more threatening. When the danger gets closer, do does Josiah and Maggie. It’s kind of really beautiful, the way they are with each other. This is BDSM based and I LOVED EVERY PAGE OF IT! Shayla Black really writes that genre amazingly! So believe that the scenes are sizzling!

From The Book:
Baby, I took one look at you and was determined to have you whenever and however I could. Come here.

The characters are so intertwined, the plot fits well and everything is in order as far as reading goes. I did read this in one sitting because well, I just love her writing style and it captivated me and kept going. There wasn’t even a point where it was slightly slow! I will say that I did not expect the outcome, the ending and all. It has me on the edge reading faster to see what will happen, will it? hehe Like i said a reason why I liked this book so much, it’s got danger, mystery lots of actions and the romance since is swoon + kinky sex…so just saying!!


A MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 🔥PLUS!
Recommended? ☑ HIGHLY
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R E V I E W ➠ The Kiss Plot by Nicole French



BLURB

Jane and Eric de Vries.
Often enemies. Sometimes lovers. 
Husband and wife. Or are we?
I wore the dress. We said the vows. 
And somehow it became more than just a stunt to collect his billions. 
A promise bound by love, not hate. 
Until he humiliated me in front of all of New York and disappeared. 
Now my errant husband has returned, and it’s like I never existed. 
Except when he looks at me like he wants to rip my dress from my body. 
Something’s holding him back. And I won’t rest until I discover its cause. 
See, this wild heir is about to find out: karma’s a fickle mistress. 
My weapons? Batting eyelashes, high heels, and that red lipstick he can’t resist. 
I’ll break down his mask, little by little. And then I’ll make him pay for what he did. 
I just need to keep my heart in check while I do it.


COMING: June 26th
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“I love you, you ridiculous, romantic, infuriatingly beautiful fucking man. I love you, and I always will.”


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Not my first read by author and I have already read Book #1 and anticipated this one SO MUCH!

One of the reasons why is because the heroine Jane or Mrs. de Vries in this is bad-ass!! John Carson I mean can we just kill off a character, I would be okay with that because this man will do anything to keep Jane and Eric apart, I mean to a point where Jane has to start all over again what it seems and she struggles, fights and also is heartbroken, all.in.one. Gah, read this in one sitting, I also told myself I’d never do another cliffhanger BUT here we are, soo I definitely need more more more! So now it’s just the hurry up and wait! I highly recommend reading Book 1 for obvious reasons, at least you know there is a Book 2 after you fall right off the cliff.

Great characters again, the plot and side characters. Mystery, suspense and SO MUCH EMOTION! I was not ready for this book for sure!

Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended? ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ Bossy Brothers: JESSE by J.A. Huss



Jesse Boston has met his match.
Remember that perfect guy you crushed on hard when you were young and dumb?
And he said all those things to you?
And he made all those promises?
And then he… ghosted?

Emma Dumas does.

And so do three of his other ex one-night-stands.

Thirteen years later Emma and the exes are some of the richest bitches in the world. So when Jesse Boston goes on the auction block for charity she and her business partners decide they must have him. And not for the reasons you think.

But Jesse is a changed man and soon their crazy plan is falling apart and once again Emma is crushing hard on the handsome jerk who dumped her.

Until all his dirty family secrets come spilling out of that kissable mouth.

Bossy Brothers features a bachelor auction gone wrong, four smart ladies who botch a crazy revenge kidnapping, a power dream date with fast cars, private jets, and expensive yachts, lots and lots of hate f*cking, and a happily ever after that proves… sometimes the best man for the job is a woman.

Coming: JUNE 24th
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Then I kiss her hard.
I demand that kiss.
I own that kiss.
I fist her hair and palm her breast,
and she moans into my mouth as her hand
finds the door handle and then we go crashing
through — laughing and finding out balance
as we continue kissing.


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This is my official review by the author but not my first read ever. I got drawn to this book by the blurb!!

This is a story of a boy and a girl, they were wild together, fell in love, were young and reckless together…until the only boy she ever loved LEFT HER! Fast forward to 13 years and by a kidnapping and impromptus auction incident(s), they meet again. But now they are older, more mature and both very successful. Jesse get’s reminded who Emma really is, the sassy, strong and beautiful girl now turned bombshell woman. Their chemistry is undeniable and insane, but neither will budge. That is followed by their banter, mystery, drama, danger and so much laughter and fun!!

This story is sexy and intriguing. The sex scenes are steamy and the plot was adequate. Just when I thought I had figured it out, BOOM – TWIST! Jesse is total BOOKBOYFRIEND material, even if I wanted to sort of kill him at certain parts (especially the beginning). Never underestimate a heroine that has had her heart broken and out for revenge!! One sitting read and I am intrigued enough for Jonathon’s and Joey’s story.

Rating: 4.5★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended? ☑ HIGHLY
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R E V I E W ➠ Fight Dirty by Emily Goodwin



RELEASE DATE: June 27, 2019
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My eyes fall shut in a long blink, and India Manzel’s voice rings out through my earbuds, telling me it’s time to try defying gravity.



Next time I see her, I’m sweeping her off her goddamn feet.” -Owen




“I’m not that guy anymore, Charlie.” His brow furrows. “I promise you, I’m not.” “Prove it.”


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This is not my first read by author, she is a definite favorite!! So you bet your behind I was excited for this one!

The story starts of breaking your heart because Charlie really didn’t deserve what she got. After that, moving back or rather going back to her childhood home to slump out…was the best idea ever. Except her sister had other ideas. In sooo many ways, not only did she run into the Dawson’s minus the a-hole Owen but they are also building her sisters house. She just left one heartache, don’t need to walk into another…again! Can’t be worse than the tool Todd is, good lord…what. a. tool.

I absolutely love CHARLIE (heroine) I mean i fell in love with her the moment she told Todd to go F*ck himself! Still, what a tool! haha, anyways, she is trying to come out of all of this stronger, by moving on…and i applaud her for it. Yes, she wallowed in her old child bedroom for a while but we all are allowed that right! So now that she has a plan, things will get better….right? Well, if only Owen didn’t live in the same town, maybe!

From the Book:
Owen was my world. If only I was his…

Now Owen and Charlie have to co-exist. One still hurt by the other and the other beating themselves up because they left the one good thing in their life. The struggle!! When Owen proposes an offer, Charlie would be crazy to take it but the current situation she is in…probably wold be the latter. Maybe if he can just prove to her what kind of a man and changed man he is now, maybe he can not only fix her heart but his too. BUT…that is a huge responsibility for someone like Owen who is the easy-going laid back I-sleep-with-different-woman sometimes two at a time charmer. How can Charlie ever trust him after those many years ago, how can he all of a sudden want what she wants…*sigh* I don’t want to say too much but as fun as this story was, it’s very emotional, deep and heart wrenching! Watch out for that sweet slow burn that ignites a hell of a wall of fire when fueled! Not to mention the fact that Owen does PLAY DIRTY and I loved it, in a romantic sort of way too!!


A MUST READ!

Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended? ☑ HIGHLY

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R E V I E W ➠ Stay by Tia Louise


STAY

Stephen Hastings is a control freak. 
He’s arrogant. He’s smart as a whip and sexy AF.
He has too much money. He’s bossy, and he’s usually right. 
All I saw were his clear blue eyes, tight ass, and ripped torso. 
I gladly handed him my V-card that night, ten years ago. 
I was so stupid. I swore I’d never be that stupid again…

Emmy Barton works for a dry cleaner? 
Yes, that Emmy Barton—long, blonde hair, bright blue eyes, pretty smile… 
Sexy little ass. Smart mouth.
She was the only girl who interested me, but I was leaving to be an officer in the Navy.

Now I’m home, running my business, my life is perfectly ordered until I bump into her, divorced and struggling to make ends meet. 
I hate seeing her like this. I hate that she married Burt “The Dick” Dickerson. What an asshole.

She says she hates me, but when we fight, it’s all heat and lust.
I won’t leave her this way. 
She will let me help her and her son. She will stay… 
It’s a thin line between love and hate, and this line is on fire.


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“Stephen Hastings is one mistake I will not make again.”



I’ll give her this gift, and hopefully it will make up for the past.



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Not my first read by author, she is one of my very favorite authors! And I mean if you’ve read even one of her books you know how exciting it is to get a new book from her!! I WAS SO DAMN EXCITED!!!!


The beginning always gutted me, his heart! my heart! *sigh* Okay, now to the beginning beginning. I don’t know where to start, I mean I was expecting it but dang it, poor Emmy. Oh to be young and naive again! Too bad for her that this was more than a loss and heartbreak. She did say, give it ONE MORE try! p.s. Burt Dickerson…really Emmy…really?! *you’ll see when you read it*


After years of one huge mistake and life, Emmy finds herself working at a dry cleaning. Why? Because she had other reasons to worry about!! Now that mister fancy pants is back, and somehow ends up at her store, she is shocked at the feelings that blurb right up like it was ten years ago. Stephen now is older, more handsome and very rich. What’s a girl to do? Well… “This isn’t happening.” It’s the last words she speaks before our mouths collide.”Then Stephen offers the most ridiculous suggestions ever…ever!


The sheer connection between these two…it’s, you will feel it right down to your gut! Something about their chemistry I related to the most, it’s real and raw. Emmy is n little girl anymore and she because of circumstances grew up fast. But, really this is a seduction game of the hero and heroine! Also beware, Stephen is OH SO VERY SEDUCTIVE, more so ! *fanning one self!*


Then Burt happened! Idiot, WE hate him by the way so jump on board right now! I really did like all the side characters especially one in particular I can’t say! I don’t have to touch up on Tia’s words much because in each book they are different but yet same as in always flowing easy to read and so reletable, makes it fun to read! The plot is interesting and engaging, the sexy scenes now that is STEAMY & DIRTY the best kind. When right choices have to be made form both parties..where does that leave the hearts? *sigh*


A enemies-to-lovers second-chance romance you will gush over! Stephen is all man, tough and handsome but has a heart of gold and Emmy is a woman so beautiful her beauty shines within. You WILL NOT BE READY for what will come, and make sure to have tissues handy because I about cried my eyes off! Plain and simple a sexy, heartbreaking beautiful book!!

A MUST READ!!

Rating:★★★★★

Steamy: ♨♨♨♨♨ & DIRTY

Recommended? ☑ HIGHLY!

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EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEKPROLOGUE

Stephen Ten years ago…Stop crying, kid. Life isn’t fair.Humans invented fair as a pacifier, because they needed justice. Animals don’t know fair. In nature only the strong survive. You’re kind, loving, honest? Nice try.If you’re weak, you die.Or poor.“What are you thinking, Esteban?” Ximena lowers herself carefully into a dingy-brown, worn-out armchair, and I blink these thoughts away. “You were always the smartest boy in the room.”The gray strands outnumber the black in my old housekeeper’s hair. It’s thinner than it was when I was a boy, and she keeps it twisted in a low bun.“Now I’m a man.” I kiss the top of her head. “And I’d wager the whole city.”Her muscles tremble from exertion, but her eyes are bright. She still greets me with a smile, just like always when I visit. “Smartest man in the city. What is that like?”“It sucks.” I look around her crumbling one-bedroom apartment.It’s a second-floor walkup, outdated but clean. She works hard to keep it clean, even with the cancer eating her insides. Even with the years passing, drawing her closer to death.The thought of her dying fans the darkness inside me. “Where’s Ramon?”“He moved downtown. He got a good job, working at the shipyards.” Her accent is thick despite all the years she’s lived in Manhattan, her English sprinkled with Spanish.“That’s a long way from here.”He won’t visit. He might want to, but he won’t have the time or the energy to check on his dying mother.Her neighborhood is shady as fuck, and she’s too weak to climb stairs. And I’m leaving for a long time. I’ll have to count on her neighbors to do what I can’t.Slipping a fat business envelope from the breast pocket of my coat, I place it under a mug on her coffee table. “This should last a while. I’ll send more, but I won’t be able to check on you. I’ll be gone eighteen months, probably longer.”“I’m so proud of you. So proud.” Her cheeks rise, and she slowly shakes her head. “A Navy officer.”Every line in her face wrinkles with her grin. Her faded purple housedress is as thin and old as she is. I remember her fat and jolly, shining cheeks and hair, every word out of my mouth would make her laugh, even if it wasn’t funny. I didn’t understand her, how she gave love so generously to a boy who wasn’t hers. To the son of a man who didn’t even consider her worth his time, who thought he was doing her a favor hiring her to keep his oversized brownstone.She takes my hand from where she sits, and I take a knee beside her. Every time I visit she’s smaller, slipping away. Her grip tightens, and the scent of her drugstore perfume drifts faintly around us, dried flowers and talcum powder. It draws a memory of me as a little boy sitting on her lap, crying against her neck after the death of my mother. She would hug me against her soft body, rocking and humming a sad song I didn’t recognize.“Your father will cut you off if he finds out you’re giving me money, Esteban.”I exhale a disgusted laugh. “Thomas is too proud to cut me off. It would make him look bad at the club. Unruly boys are to be tolerated, bragged about even.”Her eyes close, and her head leans back as she exhales a weak chuckle. “Men are the same everywhere. Machismo.”Pissing wars. I rise to standing in one fluid movement. “I’ll never forgive him for doing this to you.”I blame him for her illness. I blame him for her deteriorating health. I blame him for her inability to find work after he ruined her reputation. No one would hire her after he branded her a thief in his home. All the Upper East Siders shut their doors in her face, and she was left to scrounge a living wherever she could.I’ve brought her money from my allowance for five years, and I’d love him to come at me for it. Pompous bastard. So worried about his appearance. So offended by a missing watch.“He did what he had to do.” Ximena still defends my father’s actions. “My son stole from him. Your father could not keep me in the house after he stole.”“Ramon stole to buy you medicine. He didn’t steal to party or do drugs.”He might’ve gotten away with it, too. If only he hadn’t stolen my father’s favorite Rolex—not one of the other seven he never wears.“He did not put my son in jail.” She nods her head, as if my father, Thomas Hastings has the ability to throw anyone in jail.He’s just a grown-up trust-fund brat who knows how to invest the massive wealth he inherited from our bootlegger ancestors. At least he’s good for something.Pride beams in her eyes when she looks up at me. “Now you will go and be a hero. So handsome, serving your country.”I smooth my hand down the front of my jacket, contemplating hypocrisy. “It’s what my mother always wanted. Her father was in the military.”“Yes, and she can see you from above. She is so proud of you. Just like I am proud.”I study the woman who filled my mother’s role for a little while. I can’t heal her. I can’t change her situation, and I want to leave her with happiness, not bitterness.“Thank you, mamá. I love you.”“I love you, Esteban.” She takes a slow inhale and forces a chuckle. “Now why are you here with an old woman? Why are you not out celebrating with friends? You have too much spirit. You should be with a girl tonight, release some energy.”Energy. She’s encouraging me to go out and get laid. “I’m not looking for a girl.”“A boy then!” My eyes snap to hers, and I see a joking sparkle.After all the medicine, the chemotherapy, the drugs, she refuses to be beaten. She still manages to tease me. She’s the only person who can get away with it.“I’m not gay. I’m leaving in the morning.”“Which means you have all night.” She carefully rises out of her chair and takes my arm, pulling me to the door. “No more hanging around here. Go out and live your life.”I wrap my arms around her in a long hug. The feel of her bones beneath thin cotton is physically painful to me. “I’ll find someone to check on you while I’m gone.”“I have my friends. I have my neighbors. Stop worrying about me.” She shoos me away. “When it’s my time, I’ll be ready.” Touching my cheek, she says her final words to me. “Be brave, Esteban. Laugh often. Take care of yourself.”“Take care of you.” I kiss the top of her head and hesitate one last time before I go.It’s the last time I’ll ever see her…* * *Emmy“Harley Quinn is way sexier than Black Widow any day of the week.” Burt Dickerson’s voice is too loud.He’s on one of his DC versus Marvel fan-boy rants, and I’m staring into the bottom of my empty red solo cup. I need refill number four.“Fuck that. Black Widow. Hands down.” My older brother Ethan yells at him, but he’s only yanking Burt’s chain. Ethan doesn’t give a shit about comic universes. “Give me a redhead any day. Fire crotch.”My nose wrinkles, and I want to punch my brother in the junk. “She was a blonde in the last movie. You just like Scarlett Johansson.” Why am I’m still standing here listening to them?“What’s wrong with that?” He pokes me in the ribs, and I’m ready to call it a night.It’s almost midnight, and I’ve been watching the door so hard, my eyeballs hurt. Ethan threw this big college-graduation-slash-summer kick-off party for all his old school friends, and I made sure Stephen Hastings got an invitation.Stephen Hastings… the love of my life.Ethan said he wouldn’t come. He laughed at me and said Stephen hates most of these guys. It looks like he was right.God, I’m such a fucking moron. How long can I save myself for a guy who doesn’t even know I exist? I’m a college woman now. Time to ditch the crush and start living my life.I just…I hoped.With a sad exhale, my mind flies through all my cherished spank-bank memories of Stephen growing up… Tall, lean, dark, wavy hair that looks like he never touches it, but it’s always just perfect. He was on the rowing team with Ethan, and when he’d take off his shirt… holy shit, my core clenches at the memory of his broad shoulders, his perfectly sculpted arms… So muscular and tanned. The lines in his stomach would flex, and my mouth would water like Pavlov’s dog.I’m ready to trade this beer for a pint of Ben & Jerry’s, curl up in my bed, and cry.He’s not coming.Walking down the steps, away from the landing at the door, I’ve reached the edge of the crowd when my brother’s voice freezes my insides.“Stephen! Hell, I don’t believe it.” Ethan laughs, and a few of the guys join in greeting him. “Didn’t think you’d come.”“I didn’t either.” Stephen’s low baritone tickles my lady bits, and I turn slowly to look up at him.He’s wearing a brown tweed jacket over a white button-down shirt and dark jeans. He hardly ever wears jeans, but shit, his ass is so fine in them. He always seems just a bit impatient, and when he scans the crowd, his blue eyes seem to glow from under his dark brow.He’s so fucking hot.My heart beats faster as I contemplate my next move. He will see me tonight, dammit. I’m giving myself one last chance.He turns again to Ethan, and the muscle in his square jaw moves. “I’m pulling out in the morning.”“Last day as a free man. Sucks to be you.” Ethan shoves a whiskey in his hand.He inspects the glass. “I thought it demonstrated my good character.”“Good character.” Burt’s loud voice interrupts them, and Stephen visibly cringes. “Still think you’re better than us, Hastings?”“Only you, Dick.” Stephen takes a long drink. “Only you.”Girls actually swoon over Burt all the time, but he’s nothing compared to Stephen.“Let’s join the party.” Ethan puts his hand on Stephen’s shoulder, and they start down the stairs in my direction. “Find a chick and get your dick wet.”“Right. That sounds like me.” Stephen shrugs off my brother, and Ethan staggers away.He pauses at the bottom, scanning the crowd with a frown. I follow his gaze over the mob of former classmates. Most are buzzed. Most are familiar. We passed each other daily at Pike Academy four years ago—until he left for Yale. Tonight we’re reunited.Girls sway in colorful silk dresses with thin, spaghetti straps, practically lingerie. Their hair hangs in waves over their shoulders and their eyes sparkle as they listen to guys tell exaggerated stories of their prowess, either in the stock market or on the playing field. The guys evaluate their breasts, their hips, their lips. I’m sure they’ll be fucking like good little rabbits before the night ends. Our classmates can be so predictable.All I know is Stephen is wide open. It’s now or never.“That’s a fierce scowl.” I’m amazed at how confident my voice sounds, loud and commanding. Thanks, beer. “Don’t like what you see?”I hop up on the bottom step beside him. It puts my head at the top of his shoulder, and I lift my chin, looking over the crowd with a scowl, imitating him. “You’re right.” My nose wrinkles, and I meet his gaze. “They’re a bunch of horny assholes.”I manage to come off casual, teasing, and his frown morphs into a narrow-eyed grin. “Emmy Barton. Ethan didn’t say kids would be here.”His voice is like warm butter, and I’m thrilled he remembers me. “I’m not a kid anymore, Stephen Hastings. I started at Sarah Lawrence last year.”“Bully for you.” He takes a drink of whiskey, but I’m stronger than his sarcasm.“I wanted to stay close to home.”“Why the hell would you want that?”Blinking up at him, I smile, going for honesty. “I miss my dad. I miss Ethan. I guess family feels more important when you lose someone.”“Oh, right. Sorry.” He looks down at his tumbler, and his expression darkens.My mom lost her long battle against lung cancer a few years ago. It was devastating watching her suffer, and her death was a mixture of heartbreak and relief she was out of pain. It still hurts if I think about it too much…Stephen’s mother died of cancer when we were kids, but I remember how it changed him. How he smiled less, played less.“We have that in common, don’t we?” My voice is gentle.“It’s not so fresh for me.” His softens, and I’m encouraged. I’m not inside the wall, but I’m closer.“Here you are.” Burt appears at my side, putting his hand on my lower back. What the hell?Stephen’s eyes go to where he’s touching me, and all I can think is Fuck no.“You’re drunk.” I shove Burt’s hands off my short denim skirt.He immediately puts both hands on my waist and turns me to him, leaning closer. “You’re not blowing me off for this asshole are you?” His breath smells like vodka, and his flat brown eyes are intoxicated.He makes a move like he’s going to kiss me, but I duck and twirl away, moving to stand beside Stephen, holding his arm. “Stephen and I are having a nice chat. You need to call it a night.”Burt’s attention turns to Stephen, and his brow lowers. Stephen is ready when Burt lunges at him. His strong arm shoots out, gripping Burt by the shoulder and holding him back.“Walk it off, Dickerson.” It’s a low growl, and I know Stephen could wipe the floor with Burt’s drunk ass.“Don’t tell me what to do, Hastings.” Burt grips his wrist.Stephen’s fist rises, and I hold my breath. I’ve never seen Stephen fight, and my heart is flying. I’m sure it’s about to go down when Ethan and a big guy appear. They corral Burt, dragging him to the right, and I take my chance, catching Stephen’s arm and pulling him into the crowd.He stops and straightens his jacket, jaw clenched. “That asshole. I’m taking off.”“Wait!” I gently pull his arm again. “I know where we can get a refill… away from all this.”He hesitates a beat, then our eyes meet and his shoulders relax. I quickly lead him past everybody, waving at old friends as we weave through the crowd.Ethan put a keg out on the terrace near the wet bar, and Stephen goes to refresh his whiskey while I step over to the corner balcony overlooking Central Park. It’s a beautiful night, and I can see the moon and a few stars. I make a quick wish.Warmth at my side causes me to turn. He’s standing beside me in the moonlight, dark hair, blue eyes, that dimple in the side of his cheek. “So, what’s your major?”The way he says it makes me laugh. I push a strand of long, wavy blond hair behind my ear. “Art history.”The scene flips. He actually groans, rolling his eyes and turning his back to the railing. “Not planning to work after college?”His disgust offends me. “I most certainly am. I want to get a job at Sotheby’s or at one of the museums downtown. Maybe something in SoHo. Or maybe I’ll move to London!”A moment’s pause, and he slants an eye at me. “Is that so?”“It is.” My feathers are still ruffled, and I straighten my button-up cropped top. “What will you do now that you’re out? Take a job with your dad? Have a wife in New Haven and a mistress in the city?”Two can play the stereotypes game.He drifts a little closer, and my pulse ticks faster. “Is that what we do?” His voice is low, and his eyes drop to my lips.My voice is softer, higher compared to his. “Isn’t it?”A slight grin from him, and that humming is back in my veins. “You’re smarter than I gave you credit for.”“Is that a compliment?”“It’s actually an apology. I underestimated you.”Now it’s my turn to hesitate. Still, it’s not like I didn’t know Stephen was arrogant. It’s one of the things I love about him.“Apology accepted.” Reaching out, I trace my finger down the front of his blazer. “Now. Wasn’t that easy? You don’t have to fight with everybody.”Taking a chance, I put my hand on his chest. It’s firm and warm, and he covers my hand with his. It’s a gentle touch, but it radiates heat to my chest, fanning out into my belly, warming the space between my thighs. I want this so much… I’ve dreamed of it. I know if he’ll let me in, everything will change. He’ll change.My voice is just above a whisper. “When you look at me like that, I wonder what you’re thinking.”Our eyes hold, and I know he feels it, this pull between us. My breath stills, and I’m humming with desire.But he throws on the brakes. “I’m thinking I’ve had enough whiskey.” His tone is level, and he releases my hand, moving away.I have to stop him.I can’t lose this moment.“What do you want?” I’m sassy, flirting. “Do you even know?”He stops, giving me the full force of his scowl. “Not a wife in Connecticut, and I definitely don’t need a mistress in the city.”Closing the distance, I put my hand on his waist this time, sliding it back and forth, working my way lower. “Maybe you need me.”He stops my downward progress with a strong grip. “You’re playing with fire, Emmy Barton.”“I’d rather be hot than cold.”His grip on me tightens, and he pulls me against his chest. I can barely breathe, but I blink up to his lips, slipping my tongue out to touch mine. His erection is against my stomach, and I’m so wet.“Are you drunk?” His voice is a rough whisper.“No. Are you?” Stretching higher, I touch my lips to the scratchy stubble of his jaw.Leaning down, he kisses me fast. His lips shove mine apart, and his tongue invades, finding mine. My knees start to give out, but his arm is around my waist, scooping me up against his chest.It’s a rough kiss, not kind or gentle, and my fingernails scratch up to his shoulders. A little noise escapes my throat, and he rumbles in response. Heat floods my panties.Our mouths break apart with a gasp, and his blue eyes are blazing. “Do you want this?”Nodding, I step back, holding out my hand. “Come with me.”He hesitates as I go to the glass doors leading to Ethan’s dark bedroom. When I pause and look back, he’s watching me like a predator. His hair is messy from my fingers, and his lips are parted with his breath. He looks like pure sex.“This way.” I’m holding still, hoping, until…He follows me inside.My shirt is ripped open. Stephen doesn’t bother removing my bra. He shoves the cups down under my small breasts, and devours me, pulling a taut nipple into his mouth and giving it a bite, sending electricity straight to my core.“Stephen…” I whimper as his large hands cup and kiss me.I’m on fire, threading my fingers into his hair. His mouth feels so good against my skin, and he lifts me like I weigh nothing, perching my ass on the edge of the sink.We’re locked in my brother’s small half bathroom, and he’s making my dreams come true.“You still want this?” His voice is hot at my ear as he shoves my skirt up to my waist.“Yes.” I gasp, gripping his neck. God, yes…His belt clinks, and I wait as he rolls on the condom. Our eyes meet once more, and his burn with desire. Everything’s going to change after this. He’s going to fall in love with me. I just know it.Large palms go under my thighs, lifting them, and I feel the tip of his cock touching me, probing… It’s about to happen… Then all at once…Oh, holy shit! My eyes squeeze shut, and I bite my lower lip hard, letting out a little moan of pain.“Fuck, Emmy,” he groans in my ear. “You’re so fucking tight.”I make a little noise of assent, gripping his shoulders. His massive cock rips through my virginity, and it hurts so much more than I expected. He has no idea, of course, and I have no intention of telling him. I know for certain Stephen Hastings would not deflower me so roughly.Rotating my hips, I do my best to accommodate this distinct sense of fullness. My eyes are squeezed shut, and I focus on his scent, spicy sweat and fresh soap. It’s warm and good. He groans again, thrusting faster at my movements.“Yes…” His lips find mine, kissing me quickly, a touch of his tongue leaves me wanting more. “Like that.”His face is in my hair, and as he moves faster, somehow the pain begins to subside. It transforms into numbness, until gradually, gradually, the smallest flicker of warmth blooms in my lower belly.“Come for me.” Hot breath is at my ear, and my forehead tightens. Can I?Warm hands cup my ass, lifting me off the sink and turning us to the wall. The pain is gone, and my body slides up and down against his hard pelvis. His cock glides in and out, the ridge of its head working my insides. My clit is against his shaft, and something begins to happen. Prickling warmth starts to grow. It gets stronger, and I forget everything but chasing it down.My thighs tighten around him, and I’m pumping my body up and down on him, riding him, wanting that tingling heat to keep getting hotter. I’m desperate, gripping his skin and moaning as the orgasm creeps higher up my thighs.“Fuck, Emmy.” He groans, fucking me harder.“Yes…” It’s almost there. “Yes!” It’s right there… the tightness in my lower stomach.It bursts through me, and I moan so loud. It’s like a million fireworks shooting through my veins. My vision goes white. I’m flying, and I feel it when his orgasm breaks, pulsing deep inside me as he comes with a loud noise.I’m shaking. My thighs shudder and grip him, and he holds me. He holds still as we both fly through space together, soaring past galaxies, touching the stars. It’s amazing.Gradually, I blink open my eyes, and through the haze, I see us in the mirror, our bodies molded perfectly together. It’s just like I dreamed it would be. My arms are around his neck, our bodies flush. It only lasts a moment.The noise of the party outside creeps into our little cocoon. He reaches between us, lowering me to my feet as he grips the condom and quickly disposes of it. I feel like a newborn colt, my legs are so shaky.His back is to me, and his shoulders broaden as he takes a deep breath. Then he moves to the sink to wash his hands. “It’s been a while since I’ve done that.” He sounds apologetic.Shoving my skirt down, I straighten my bra, struggling to get a grip. “What? Bathroom fucked at a party?” I’m shook.He cuts off the water and dries his hands on the towel as I button my shirt. I’ve managed to get myself together when he steps to me, putting one hand above my head on the wall and leaning close. “Had sex, period.” Leaning down he kisses my cheek. “You were great.”He steps back, and just like that, he’s ready to go.“That’s it?” I’m confused. The devastation hasn’t hit me yet.“I think I’ll head on home.” He reaches out and pats my upper arm. “Good luck at school.”I recoil from his touch. Are you kidding me? Good luck at school?Loud banging startles me. A female voice shouts through the door, “Hurry up in there!”The banging grows louder, and I go toward it, looking over my shoulder but not meeting his eyes. “Seems I overestimated you.”Pushing through the door, I run into the crowd. The party surrounds me like a wave, and I let it pull me under, drowning my tears in noise and sweeping us apart.


R E V I E W ➠ This Is Crazy by Natasha Madison



THIS IS CRAZY

Zara Stone

All my life, I’ve said I will never date a hockey player. I know better because I’ve seen and lived it all. My father is a hockey god, my brother is the captain of the most successful NHL team in the world, and my brother-in-law also plays in the league. 

Their lives are complicated, so I went in the opposite direction. 

I fell in love with a scholar. But instead of proposing marriage, he broke up with me.

Three months later, I saw his engagement picture on Instagram. I couldn’t let him get away with that. No, it didn’t matter what, I was going to make that man see that I did not need him. 

Evan Richards

I was in the running to pass my point record from last year, ready to claim the number one spot in the league. On top of my game, I was riding my career high wave. 

Then, Hockey’s Princess, Zara Stone tweeted me. She wanted me to crash her ex’s wedding. 

The worst that could happen? A PR nightmare. The best? A fun night with a beautiful woman. 

It started out as a game—something I’m good at. Her crazy idea twisted into something I wasn’t looking for, something neither of us wanted. 

When push comes to shove, one thing runs through my mind: 

This is Crazy. Also, this is crazy right.


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“It’s a dangerous place.” “What is?” I ask when I’m finally able to speak some words. “Your eyes,” he says. “I can get lost in your eyes.”



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Not my first read by the author! To be honest I’ve read book by the author before but this will be my first official review!!


Right from the start i fell in love with Zara’s twin sister, along with Zara. Couple of girls being girls until well…until he showed up and turned the whole fun day into shit. Stupid men and the “i think we’re going to fast” *ugh* anyways. after Zara’s boyfriend dumps her, she is in shock. She really loved him…or so she tells herself! Let the mourning comments. p.s. be ready for Vivi, i definitely want to be her when I grow up!


This is the best reaction I have ever read to a “my ex is getting married after he broke up with me saying it was too fast” I loved every minute from that section. Not just Zara but her whole family. Warning right now, not only will you fall in love with Evan the hero but SWOON hard over him! He is the perfect combo of handsome, sweet, smart and sexy! *swoon* The little cat and mouse game they play si just so SWEET. I love everything about the hero and how he is with the heroine. All the side characters are equally fun and great NOT to mention the writing that is smooth and easy to read!


He calls her SWEET ZARA, do you know how just SWEET that is, you’ll see when you read it but coming from Evan just sounds so romantic *gah* Their entire together-ness is do damn romantic, in a beautiful way! The way Zara is with his family, *sigh* i just want to live in this book forever, seriously just plain beautiful, so respectful and fun. Of course with every little fun there is a DEBBY DOWNER and her name is Candace, what a Q-B..woman like her *shaking head* I am glad to report that Zara is respectful even though she wants to throat punch her haha. All in all, this was a realistic, beautiful story. The words, the characters…re-read worthy! A book that will stick with me for a very long time! I am honestly looking for more very very much!!Sports-New-Love-Romance Book, Swoony, Dreamy, Sexy & Sweet


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Rating:★★★★★PLUS

Steamy: ♨♨♨♨♨ & SEXY!

Recommended? ☑ HIGHLY!

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