R E V I E W ➠ More Than a Hope by Kennedy L. Mitchell

(More than a Threat #3)


The thrilling and sizzling final installment in the More Than A Threat series.
Can their hope for forever be enough to get them through the final mission?

This was the worst plan ever. Putting her on the front line, smack in the middle of the danger, went against every protective instinct ingrained in Casey Weston. Identifying the human trafficking group, rescuing the victims, and keeping Kate unharmed was potentially too much for even the highly trained team to achieve. One thing was for certain: if they made it out it alive, Casey intended to keep Kate in his life–forever.
What in the heck did Kate sign herself up for? At least this time she had Casey and the others by her side. When the carefully crafted plan imploded into an epic gun battle, Kate found herself in over her head and unable to tell friend from foe. Captured and weak, Kate’s only focus was on survival. Because if she made it through alive, she was determined to never let Casey out of her life ever again.
A threat brought them together; her independence nearly tore them apart. Will their combined hope for a future together be enough for a happy ever after?

More Than a Hope is the third and final book in the More Than a Threat series. This series should be read in order starting with Book 1, More Than a Threat. Please note this series is intended for mature audiences due to foul language, detailed intimate scenes, and violence.

RELEASE DATE: June 28, 2021

Not my first read by the author or the series, I have read them all. And I kind of knew what I would be getting in this final series book and was worried it would be a 50/50 for me, unfortunately it ended up being that. I just wasn’t able to connect fully to the book. So the previous books also contained the same BANG you get here but I was able to connect with the characters. This has a lot to do that Kennedy really knows how to write good STRONG heroines but this one was overly for me. I wasn’t able to connect to her at all which was frustrating to myself. So it all came down to me enjoying the whole feel with connecting with the heroine.

The action in this is fantastic Kennedy really knows how to also write that, I enjoyed the plot line and story. It’s dangerous, suspenseful, action packed and romantic. The romance was less than I would have liked but that’s just my personal preferences. I did love the devotion the hero and heroine had for one another. They both have a connection due to an incident I won’t get into that at all, I would recommend reading the books in order for sure. The hero’s love for the heroine was the glue that held me really!!! Action packed like I said before, touches on maybe some touchy subjects but it was so well written that I was able to enjoy the story and learn some too. Happy I was chosen for an ARC and a great ending to a fantastic series!

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: Killing
Standalone/Series: 3 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Kitty Kitty by Lani Lynn Vale

(Souls Chapel Revenants MC #5)


This is the story of a man falling in love with a woman.
A man that was supposed to be a role model, and a woman that was just barely twenty-one.
A man who should’ve known better, and a woman that didn’t know that she was destroying his career word by word, innocent touch by innocent touch, smile by smile, until it had already imploded.
The world collapses around Absinthe ‘Sin’ Solomon, and the only thing he can do is try not to take her down with him.
The moment the inevitable happens, and the gavel bangs signaling that he will spend the next nine years in prison for attempted murder, Sin tries to let go. But Blaise Mackenzie has never, not ever, been one to give up without a fight.
Her military career might be over, but her career as a prison guard is just about to get started.
And her favorite prisoner? A pissed-off older man, a drill sergeant dishonorably discharged from the Army that tells himself daily that the new ‘Kitty Kitty’ female prison guard is not for him.
After following him around for years, watching over him from afar in any way she can, Sin is released early. And the first person that he’s going to see? A stubborn little blonde-headed female that should’ve known better than to trust a man like him.

RELEASE DATE: June 29, 2021

Not my first read by the author and I have read all the books in the series. And unfort this one was not my taste. It was still a great read because I love the uniqueness that Lani brings to books and the characters but just wasn’t fully for me. But that does not mean it’s not for you!

This series alone if you’ve read any of them is unique and fun! It revolves around the hero’s doing time, different reasons and so forth. This one was unique because it involved a hero that actually rescued the heroine but paid the price. But not without having to always see her. Yes that’s where the fun really begins. To be honest I would too if I had someone rescue me from what had almost occurred. They truly did have a bond that neither could explain but it was beautiful and sweet and very real! They encounter a few hick up’s and some surprises but after all end up only getting stronger…that’s until another incident that shakes them both almost breaks it all apart! Again if this is your first read, it’s worth the full read and I enjoyed the whole process, characters, story line and actions! This is more on the action side of what happens rather than romance, there is heat in there but it’s more raw and real and fast! I am looking forward to the next!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 5 Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Perfect Night by Terri E. Laine


Emma Hawkins is sure her life is set. She’s finally leaving Mason Creek behind, the small town she’s lived in her entire life.
That is until her former high school crush, Aiden Faulkner, strides back into town. The hot new Deputy Sheriff still gives her butterflies and is in a perfect position to help as she deals with the mystery surrounding tragedy that has struck her life.
When she asks for his help, she knows it’s a lot for him to keep her request a secret. Only, the time they spend together doesn’t go unnoticed. Rumors threaten everything, including their growing connection.
Undeniable attraction has never been their problem.
Timing is.
With her not so perfect fiancé in the rearview mirror, it becomes impossible for Aiden and her to remain just friends.
They say love is patient.
And Aiden’s been patiently waiting to give Emma that one perfect night.

RELEASE DATE: May 20, 2021

New to me author. I have so far read all of the books in the series and have been excited about this one, but only a few chapters in I realized that this is my least favorite, more like hate, trope: love triangle.

Without giving out too much the heroine and hero have history from young age but never were together. Neither knows each others feelings for one another. now the heroine is engaged to another man, happily so until circumstances but she never breaks it off with him before she kind of dies things with the hero even if they may be part innocent. and that alone makes me gag, it’s unattractive to me and a huge turn off. I wanted to DNF the book right then. 

I couldn’t enjoy any of the now happening because there was a mystery suspense theme which I love,  but when the H&H were getting  with one another, it wasn’t a good transition for me because of the 3rd party(s), so I ended up skipping a lot of pages to still read and then I gave up. It just is not sweet to me that a woman wears a engagement right even after “breaking things off” even though she had told him taking a break, but to wear the ring just because it’s easier than to answer questions from people, is unattractive to me. Then there is the hero’s ex problem, that also slept with the heroines’s ex fiancée. *cringe cringe cringe.* Then the final straw is when the hero came home after a shift that went wrong and the ex showed up at his house, the heroine and the ex did a oh he chose me shit, and the hero *gag* even had a thought of how it might have been fun to have both at the same time for that moment blah blah blah sorry but I just couldn’t finish it. For this being a small town sort of sweet with happy HEA this was not something I expected, and wouldn’t read any of the authors other books because that’s probably what most contain. It only got worse for me the longer I tried to read it, even writing this review made me cringe. Not for me and honestly I’m questioning the rest of the books in this series after this one. so disappointing because the first 3 were very amazing. 

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: Personal
Standalone/Series: (Mason Creek #4)
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R E V I E W ➠ That Day by Karen Deen


A day, like no other.
They happen once in a lifetime, they say.
So why am I ‘lucky’ enough to have more than one?
Here I am living life, minding my own business.
Until the man I’d been fantasizing over for a year.
Ends up in my bed.
The sensual words he whispers late at night.
His touch on my skin, ignites my inner vixen.
Making me want things I’ve only ever written in words.
And when our bodies unite,
the electricity is more powerful than lightning.
Kurt Dolan is fast becoming the calm of my storms.
The man who will be my forever
Well so I stupidly thought …

RELEASE DATE: May 16, 2021

BRAND NEW to me author and books. I saw this cover first and then read the blurb and really wanted to give it a try, sounded like something I would enjoy reading. Although the writing style was nothing something I was able to click with I did enjoy the story and characters very much. It was fun, cute, suspenseful, romantic and sweet. The H&H are very different yet same in sort of ways. The hero is very protective, alpha and man-ly if you will while the heroine has been keeping to herself and alone, but the heroine in this was very strong as in kept herself going and up during everything she has and is going through. There is a little but of a adventure in this and some twists. All in all I am glad I gave it a shot and wish the author the best.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Delayed by Nathan Kingsly


There’s a reason they name storms after people.
Liam’s sister calls, begging him to come home. He hasn’t been home in six years, but with things starting to unravel, he feels he has no choice but to face his demons.
Missing his connecting flight, a hurricane raging, and the hotels full, he’s stuck at the airport. Taking a woman’s offer to share a hotel room is the least of his problems, or so he thinks. Sometimes, the right person shows up, only to leave.
Liam never understood the thrill of chasing storms, until he found one in Emma. Despite him wanting to go after her, the only way to save his future is to fix his past.
Will he catch up to her before his past does?

RELEASE DATE: April 24, 2021

BRAND NEW to me author. He reached out regarding a honest review and after reviewing the blurb and asking a few questions I was very interested in reading. So glad I gave this a chance, it was something different for me and my normal reads but in a good way.

It is more of a suspense-romance which are my favorite and this contained a good amount and more. Liam Marone the hero is a very interesting but normal guy, he works, he has friends, does all the normal things a man would….but somehow he is very interesting, like the fact that he keeps a gun next to his bed and his paranoia is in the high percentage. When he gets a call from his twin-sister, he is on the first flight out back to LA to help with their mother. Emma Christine Baker the heroine is a event-planner and flying home for her brother’s wedding and happens to be in the same airport at the same time. I was a little 50/50 on Emma and Liam’s meeting and attraction, Emma was not his type, even though he was physically attracted still to her, not sure how I felt about all that part. That said, when Liam misses his flight and there is a huge upcoming storm, Liam is stranded and runs into Emma again…that’s when things get interesting because she offers to share her hotel room (there were none available anymore) and they spend 3 days holed in the room. They really get to know each other and more, but on the 4th day Liam wakes up alone with just a note from Emma. But the questions is, is Liam ready to go after her? Ready to peruse anything with a woman? That’s where you find out and more.

This was a very well written book, I say that because not many times can I click with the writing style no matter how good the story is. This kept me engaged and transitions were very smooth so I enjoyed just reading, simple as that. The characters are complex enough to where you want to know more about them. The chemistry between h&h is different but good, and their adventure together is equally to their own lives that you get a glimpse of. Again, I am glad I gave this a chance and it also so happens to be my first male author (in a very very long time) that I have read and enjoyed. Thank you Nathan!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Little Lies by Elena M. Reyes (TOP 2021 MUST READs)


A truth imprinted onto my skin—its sharp vines digging into my flesh as our bond strengthens with each shallow intake of breath my love takes. Her life is intertwined with the devil, a man who hungers for depravity and death, and yet, I bend my knee for her.
Only her. Always her.
She is mine and I will kill to protect. Kill to own her.
Gabriella Moore will never leave me. Not by choice or circumstance.

RELEASE DATE: May 13, 2021

“You taste like Heaven and sent from Hell. Which one are you, sweet girl? My prize or my incarceration?”


NEW to me author but I have had a few of her books in my TBR for a while, this one I saw on a sign up and just had a feeling, and I AM SO GLAD I DID! Gosh, I was up until almost 1am finishing this. I never wanted it to end. I also did not know this had a PARANORMAL feel to it as well, and I was happily shocked how much I loved it in every aspect.

My View: I don’t even know where to begin because I rather not spoil anything because in the end the beginning will make so much sense. This had all the dark and suspense feels, the alpha hero, the young heroine that was lost…in reality and her mind. She does not have any family and a best friend that is both a friend and foe. She is a artist with a unique eye and there is a reason behind it. She can’t seem to fall asleep without pills and when she does, she has horrific nightmares but also arousing ones. That’s all I am going to say about that, because nothing is as it seems and when you think you maybe have it figured out, you don’t! The paranormal in this really took me by surprise at how much I liked it. Everything was a suspense, mystery, unknown yet I couldn’t take my eye off of the pages. I connected with everything this book is. THE HERO, I want to talk about him only a little because well we don’t want to give out to much. He is the tall, dark and handsome AND LOYAL man that you want. A anti-hero if you will but with reason, he would never hurt his PRETTY GIRL. There are events happening in this book that even though I do not have triggers regarding this but it’s gets pretty gruesome in a beautiful way if that makes sense. Really wish this was a trilogy, I’d be happy with that for sure but I can’t wait to read more from this author.

“I’d do anything for you. Even if it means breaking you, to bring you back to me.”


Little about the book: This is a dark, suspense, mystery, paranormal ROMANCE. The heroine is a young talented and beautiful woman. A woman lost in her own mind and dreams, a woman with a unique look into art and a love for animals. She has this cute little dog who is just plain adorable through out the book. She is living a life she thinks is normal, when nothing is as it seems. She doesn’t have a lot, no family, n real friends, but she was left something at least, from her late uncle who she has never met but she is thankful for, to be able to live out her dream as a artist. The hero is everything you want from this style of book, dark, mysterious, all about the heroine, smart, mighty and handsome. Their dates are the sweetest and the SLOW BURN in a real burn! If you want to hang onto every page and not know what’s coming or know what anything is, mixed with beautiful pain, love and sexy?! This is for you, I would ever so highly recommend this book!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Killing
Standalone/Series: Standalone
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R E V I E W ➠ Reckless Refuge by Catherine Cowles


There were shadows I was running from.
Ones that haunted and taunted.
Ones that made it so I had no choice but to disappear.
I’d spent years hiding from the world.
My little island haven, the only assurance of safety.
It all changed the moment he showed up at my door.
The hint of pain in his eyes told me that something haunted him, too.
And I couldn’t help but be drawn closer.
But finding the person I needed most came with risks I never expected.
And when our ghosts find us again, neither of us may make it out this time.

RELEASE DATE: May 11, 2021

Not my first read by the author and I have read all the previous books in the series, and wow this one again blew me away. I didn’t know what to expect out of this couple but it sure was a adventure in both heartbreak pain and love.

My thoughts:
This was most definitely not what I expected, knowing which couple was coming, I wasn’t sure which way it would go because of the heroine. She is young, alone on an island, a caretaker of the island and secluded in every way. The hero is a artist that comes with baggage and buying an island he wasn’t expecting the caretaker to be so young and beautiful. They really, it was a gradual love between them. It’s most definitely a SLOW BURN but a sweet one. I like to say that because the anticipation and build up is amazing, this has so many layers to it that it will make you question if you assumptions of what’s coming next is correct. Heartbreaking, so painful, raw, sweet, passionate…basically I would like to buy an island now!

Little about the book:
The heroine is a young caretaker on an island, she has been secluded and with good reason, she liked her sanctuary and alone-ness…that’s until the current island owners decide to sell and when she see’s the new owner, she is drawn to him in a sharing the same kind of pain way. The hero is a early 30s artist that really is not running away but needing to be away from his current predicament. He has few friends but real friends, well except Lara (we hate Lara ) who is his manager for a decade now. When he moves to the island and decides to build a studio room, Shay the heroine is shook because her sanctuary is about to be invited. Things progress pretty fast from there, Shay gradually opens up to Brody but only because he is a little demanding but with good intentions and heart. It’s really sweet them together, you’ll fall in love with them right away. This has suspense, deep down to soul pain, heartbreak, loss, romance, sweet kisses, chickens and a kitchen counter that you will look at differently *smirk*

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Killing
Standalone/Series: (Wrecked #4)
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R E V I E W ➠ The Musician by Bella J.


For years, I watched her. Drank her in as she performed in front of an empty theatre, pretending every seat was occupied, the cello settled between her legs as her dainty fingers made love to the strings…one beautiful note after the other.
She thought she was alone, that no one heard her play. But I did. I heard every note, every tune, every vibrato. It drowned out the voices. Silenced the demons. It gave me peace.
I’d hide in the shadows so I could get high on the music that stemmed from her soul. It was entrancing. Beautiful. Utterly hypnotic.
She has no idea that I exist—that I live for the nights she performs for me, and me alone. But she will.
Soon she’ll realize how important she is to me.
My cellist.
My soloist.
My Requiem.

RELEASE DATE: May 3, 2021

“This is the only reason I won’t be killing the man who had you first.”
I whimpered as he leaned down, his lips brushing gently against mine.
“Because now there’s no need for me to be gentle. I can do what I want to do.”
He kissed me –no tongue, no open mouth, just a tender kiss.
“And right now, I want to fuck you, my sweet, beautiful cellist. Now, be a good girl and turn around.
Get on your hands and knees.”

Not my first read by the author but I have only read one other and it’s been a while. So I dove into this as new to me. And BOY WAS I NOT READY. I don’t read dark romance often but this blurb and cover just had me wanting to reach through the screen. So glad I picked it up and had the chance to read it early. As you can see below this did make it on my TOP 2021 MUST READS!

she was a job. a contract. nothing more.

My feels: The book really starts of with a bang….and after that I was not expecting anything but going with the flow. It was emotional right of the bat and only got more emotional and intense. Suspenseful, addicting, dangerous and heartbreaking. That is the best way to describe this whole book. The heroine was just plain beautiful, quiet, dealt a really shitty hand in life, lost her mother and the only thing that she has left is a old cello that she plays at night when the theater is closed (she works at that same theater) but little did she know the devil himself was watching her, listening to her melody she produced that soothed his soul. I really was not prepared on what will happen when they actually first met, I won’t be giving away too much even though I want to because it was so ALL THE FEELS. I felt every single emotion, the connection between H&H, the hurt in Hero’s life and his alpha-ness (is that a word?) I mean he was strong, assertive, sexy, dark, mysterious, demanding yet with the heroine strict in a romantic but stern way. I just really fell in love with everything from page one, my idiot self did not look well enough to know this is a 2 or more book part and so when the cliffhanger came I was not ready and DMed the author asking her how she dare haha. CANT’T WAIT FOR MORE for sure!

p.s. this is ANTI-HERO HEAVEN!!

About the book: This is a dark-mafia romance, there is killing and more. The hero is THE MUSICIAN and the heroine his LITTLE CELLIST. It’s two different souls that happen to be more related than they think. The hero is very good at what he does, but his weakness is the heroine and the music she produces. One night when he makes the mistake of gifting the heroine something and speaking with her. She spooked and things proceeded to go a lot faster than planned. After all the hero has known the heroine for a few years, she just didn’t know any of it. After losing her mother and not having a father in her life, she really just lives minimal and tries to take it day by day. Sad, depressed, alone, lonely…but day by day. When things seem to pick up THEY REALLY pick up, you are catapulted into a world that might scare you a bit but you want to be part of!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Killing
Standalone/Series: Book 1
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R E V I E W ➠ Smolder by Emma Renshaw


One night changed an entire town. 
And it wrecked my life. 
It was built with secrets. Secrets I kept from nearly everyone. Things no one would expect from the sweet,  smiling girl with a flower shop. Besides my family, there wasn’t a person in this town that knew what I’d been hiding. I’d kept it locked away safely since the fire. 
I never expected to be faced with my shame, to have my darkness exposed in the light of day. I never thought Colt, the man who invaded too many of my thoughts, would be the one to bring it crashing down. He asked too many questions and saw straight through me, down to my soul. He unravelled me with one smoldering look. That’s all it took for my carefully guarded world to begin to crumble. 
When everything begins spinning into chaos, Colt promises to be there. I want to believe him. I want to get lost in his strong embrace, but I know I don’t deserve him. And he deserves more than all my fractured pieces. 
I should have known all along that keeping secrets would burn down my entire world.

RELEASE DATE: April 27, 2021

Not my first time reading the author. I have read about all of her books and I have been invested in this series, very seriously hehe. So I was a little skeptical of this one because I knew who the heroine is and well, sadly it just did not click with me. I don’t know what it was exactly about the heroine but over-all I just could not connect with her. As you know if you’ve read any of my reviews, I am a emotional reader and I really invest myself into the characters and even though this story broke me, I think it was the lingering of the past that really just didn’t sit with me. At one point I understand and at another to me it was prolonged too long and the H&H’s relationship status for a while (that broke me most because to me it seemed like the hero was begging the heroine and she just couldn’t make up her mind). This is a very emotional story on both the heroine and hero, so grab some tissue it will sting the heart a bit! The reason this book for a 4.5 instead of a 4 is because I love Emma’s writing and I have read every book in this series and loved them, so I know this was just more my personal preferences.

A little about the book: Makenna Clarke is now a woman that has a LONG and painful past. Not one just many, and so far she has been able to live under the radar all until one afternoon when Colt the hero shows up at her door with someone. It all changes from there, Colt knows part of her secret but there is more. Colt is a man that himself has a difficult past because he also lost something close to his heart. His flying under radar was a lot easier but still painful to live with on a daily base. Living in a small town, having the same friends group, after all Colt is Kenna’s best friends older brother and they could never go there, can they? With all of the secrets threatening to come out, difunctional family problems and the secret relationship…H&H we not ready when it all hit the fan. But the real question is, will Kenna let herself love and will Colt want to hang on until?

I won’t get into too much because there is a lot of parts to this book, a lot of secrets, threats, messed up family, tears, pain, laughter, friendship, sexy as sin police officers that are there for you no matter what. I absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED LOVED the hero Colt, I mean he was everything I would want from a man even half broken. So SWOONY!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 4 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Twisted Love by Ana Haung

He has a heart of ice…but for her, he’d burn the world.
Alex Volkov is a devil blessed with the face of an angel and cursed with a past he can’t escape.
Driven by a tragedy that has haunted him for most of his life, his ruthless pursuits for success and vengeance leave little room for matters of the heart.
But when he’s forced to look after his best friend’s sister, he starts to feel something in his chest:
A crack.
A melt.
A fire that could end his world as he knew it.
Ava Chen is a free spirit trapped by nightmares of a childhood she can’t remember.
But despite her broken past, she’s never stopped seeing the beauty in the world…including the heart beneath the icy exterior of a man she shouldn’t want.
Her brother’s best friend.
Her neighbor.
Her savior and her downfall.
Theirs is a love that was never supposed to happen—but when it does, it unleashes secrets that could destroy them both…and everything they hold dear.

Twisted Love is a brother’s best friend/opposites attract romance with a hint of suspense. It’s book one in the Twisted series but can be read as a standalone.

RELEASE DATE: April 29, 2021

“Because what I admired most about Ava was also what I hated about her. Darkness craves light as much as it wants to destroy it.”


NEW to me author and books. This book can be read as a standalone. The blurb is what caught my eye and I had to give it a god and try, suspense dark romance is kind of a favorite of mine. AND BOY WAS IT A GOOD ONE!!!!!

I don’t even know where to start on this. At first I was a little worried because I have a thing for NA YA romances (this one is not a YA) but the heroine is on the younger side, luckily she was the perfect combo of young and mature. What I loved about this book is that there is no the H&H making each other jealous by actually condoning acts with other characters, ex’s and so forth! That’s huge for me in a dark romance! This had everything a dark and suspense romance needs: older broken broody and dark anti-hero, a younger but mature sweet and sunshine but sassy heroine and all the ACTION you need! And don’t get me into the sexy scene HOLY HOTNESS!! All in all I will say that I will be reading more by the author and can’t wait for more in this series! #bookhangover

A little about the book: Alex may be your typical anti-hero but he has a twist, he is dirty, honest, knows what he wants, takes control, beyond smart but the hurt he has inside his heart can’t be explained. Ava is just trying to finish school, with her overly protective brother always on her back, she just wants to live life, see the good in people and be loved. She may see the good in people but she sees more in Alex. Their relationship is different, forbidden but filled with filthy thoughts, actions and so much heart. The way Alex is with Eva even in the harsh reality moments or words, it’s beautiful in it’s own way. Alex holds a secret that I didn’t even see coming, everything hits hard towards the end and I won’t lie I wasn’t sure which way the book was going to go, it broke my heart so much but also I had a huge understanding of Alex’s actions. Their chemistry is off the charts in all the aspects, the scenes are intense, the sex is dirty in the best ways and the love…well, little ol’ Ava teaches Alex something about love! Here is a little teaser for the sexy scenes:

…and if you ever let another man touch you-“My other hand closed around her throat. “He’ll end up in pieces, and you’ll end up tied to my bed and fucked in every hole until my name is the only one you remember. Do you understand?”

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Death
Standalone/Series: Book 1 in Series
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R E V I E W ➠ Southern Heart by Natasha Madison

(Southern #5)

Some secrets have a way of coming back and haunting us, no matter how much we try to bury them.
Coming back home was supposed to be normal.
Not that my life had ever been normal, but it was getting there.
Then I opened the door and found a man—broken, bloodied, and fighting for his life.
I don’t know why, but I said I would take care of him. I had to. Needed to.
He was a mystery, showing up from out of nowhere. But he might have already stolen my heart.
Mayson Carey
The only thing I have ever wanted in my entire life was to forget who I was. Joining the military helped me do this.
Keep your head down and glide through life was my new motto. No strings, no relationships. Nothing.
Everything was working until a knock at the door had me face-to-face with the reason I was running.
So I ran—I fell into her arms, and she fell into my heart, but I know better than to think it’ll last.
Some secrets have a way of coming back and haunting us, no matter how much we try to bury them.

RELEASE DATE: April 6, 2021

Not my first time reading the author, I am a big fan and I love this series and well all of Natasha’s book. That said this beauty did make it on my TOP 2021 MUST READ list which is very short this year so far. You will need tissues handy with this one!

First of I want to say that this is kind of a 2nd gen H&H because we’ve read about their parents now it’s their turn. This broke me in so many ways and not going to lie, took a while to piece me back together. Emotional, suspenseful, forbidden, sweet, romantic and addicting! That’s the best way I can describe these two along with the story line. What I loved the most is the emotions between H&H but also on their own. Lot’s is happening here but it will feel like it went so slow after you’re done reading. I won’t spoil anything as I am always a no-spoiler reviewer BUT i want to because it’s just so painfully beautiful. p.s. If we can have it recorded here that I would really love to see Natasha’s give us a full on NEW series but a SUSPENSE and even a MYSTERY romance…I really love her suspense romances because they are equal amount of each and even thought it rattles you, it sooths you with the love.

Little about the book: Chelsea and Mayson are meant to be. Mayson is the mysterious man, older, harder and just basically never even spoke more than two words to the heroine. But that did not stop the feelings from forming for her. From the day she met him and on, she has been fascinated with the quiet brooding man, imagining what it would feel like to be held by him. Mayson on the other hand has never seen a more beautiful woman than Chelsea but with his baggage there was no way he would ever taint her beauty. When Mayson falls in the hands on Chelsea there isn’t a more secure place to be. From them watching the sunrise together to Chelsea promising Mayson to show him the beauty of the colors in the sunrise to their first kiss to the end.

Again, have tissue handy and be prepared. There is a death scene if you’re triggered but nothing else but pure good writing.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: Death
Standalone/Series: Book 5 in Series
Type: All Tags on bottom
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Mine to Guard by Kennedy L. Mitchell

Being ripped from her mundane life by a swarm of police officers is not what Rae Chapin expected when she woke up this morning. Accused of a series of murders she didn’t commit, Rae doesn’t have anyone to rely on. Except him. Alec Bronson, the popular boy who broke her heart all those years ago—now a smoking hot man—is her only hope of proving her innocence and finding the person eager to kill everyone she loves.
It’s been two decades since Texas Ranger Alec Bronson last saw Rae. He shouldn’t get involved, but with one look at his childhood friend behind the steel bars and her proclamations of innocence, he’s convinced to take the case. The battle to keep his renewed feelings for the curvaceous woman hidden becomes impossible when the true killer emerges once again, targeting the only woman he’s ever loved.
Life-altering secrets are revealed as the evidence mounts, pointing toward the killer who’s determined to make Rae pay for her past. When confronted with the truth, Rae is forced to make a decision. 
His life or hers.
If you love a little darkness, murder, and possessive alpha heroes with the need for control mixed into your suspense then this series is for you. Please note this book is for mature readers due to detailed sexual content, foul language, discussion of abuse, and a killer who will stop at nothing.

RELEASE DATE: April 19, 2021

Not my first read by the author and yes I have read the other’s in the series! I will say that I can’t wait for Charlie’s story (he is the best bud of this hero) and really an interesting character on his own.

That said, let’s get right into it. First off the reason this got a 4.5 and not 5 star is because of the heroine. I just really wanted to overly love her like the hero but just couldn’t. And I’ll warn you right now, I won’t be able to say much because it is a mystery book and well I really rather not spoil it for you, and trust me…you’ll want to dive into this without any spoilers. Here is a little about the book.

Rae and Alec have history. They were high school sweethearts and very much in love. Under unfortunate circumstances, forward 2 decades later and one phone call. That phone call took everything out of Rae to make but she had no other choice. Alec of course drops everything to her aid but is shocked to find her in the place she was. Not to mention how much she has grown up into a gorgeous woman, full of curves and the same smile. Rea is embarrassed to be reunited with her ex boyfriend who she never got over, but the boy did just up and leave her after making promises. They both had to focus on the task, events involving death were occurring again, a decade later and Rae doesn’t know why. She’s been living under a rock, secluded, no family, no friends, no relationships, so why again. She has a BIG SECRET she is keeping herself, not to mention more secrets that come out.

Texas Ranger Alex is confused to what Rae has gotten herself into and what secrets she is keeping. Secrets he knows she will not tell, but as time goes maybe will trust him enough again. He does his best to be there for her but all she does is push him away…little does he know it’s for his own good. These two are in a fight for their life, in every sense. The killer is out there, targeting close to home, toying with them…questions is, will Alec let him get close enough to hurt Rae or is he in danger himself?

Okay, I have to say that this is a heavy doze of mystery and suspense…the best kind. I love this series because of it. These two really have an adventure, a dangerous one that is. I don’t want to dwell too much on my dislikes because they are just personal preferences and nothing like a trigger involving. I just had a little bit of a hard time with their back and forth, something happens and BAM it’s pulled out from you back to the beginning, and of course the hardest was connecting with the heroine. I’ll give you a little hint but the ending, wasn’t what I expected and I can’t say what without giving it away but that also played a big part of my rating. Again, all personal preferences. I can’t wait for me and reading this makes me want to re read book 1 and 2!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 3 in Series
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Until Selma by Harley Stone

Fresh out of the Army, Tavonte Jones is home on a mission to rescue his teen sister from a narcissistic creep. Running into his high school crush was the last thing on his mind, but now that he’s seen her, he’s determined to make Selma his.
Resigned to live vicariously through romance novels, Selma Black has all but given up on finding her own happily ever after when an old classmate returns, looking like a fantasy come to life and offering everything she’s ever wanted.
As circumstances get complicated and dangerous, Tavonte must keep his family safe and convince the girl he’s always wanted that their real-life romance will have the perfect storybook ending.
A Dead Presidents MC crossover.

Until Selma is part of Aurora Rose Reynolds’ Happily Ever Alpha World. If you loved Until December, then you will want to read Until Selma.

RELEASE DATE: April 30, 2021

Sejla cracked a smile at me.
“What?” I asked, suddenly feeling defensive.
“You finally found a real-life book boyfriend, and you don’t know what to do with him.”
“Exactly,” I replied.
She pointed at my phone. “Well, you can start by texting him and seeing is he likes shrimp.”
Grumbling about know-it-all sisters and theri damn unflappable logic, I turned my back on her and wandered into the kitchen. After verifying I had the necessatu ingreadients, I steeled my nerves and took a big step forward, messaging Tavonte.
ME: How do you feel about shrimp?

NEW to me author and books. As I have read almost every single book in this world, I was excited for this one as well because the heroine is the sister of one of my favorites. And this one fit perfectly into the world and I enjoyed the author’s writing style and words.

The heroine Selma is the sister of UNTIL DECEMBER Hero. She is a twin and the softer twin at that, I’ll be looking forward to Until Sejla’s story as well. This is a insta-love, the hero Tavonte is a sexy piece of hot chocolate with lot’s of marshmallows added. I seriously LOVED him, he was all man, alpha, smart, demanding, sexy…everything about it was just appealing. Sejla is the quiet one, reserved, works a lot, loves to read…just a a beautiful kind soul. Them together was simply beautiful. Tavonte is ex-military and home for good, he is not only dealing with having to find a place to settle but also his Mom who is AMAZING that wants to see him happy and married, oh and grandchildren hehe then there is his little sister who is a big trouble maker. She’s 16 so you know there will be lot’s of angst and fun. Again, this fit really well into the world and the timeline and of course the events. Absolutely loved the characters, and am looking forward to reading more form the author.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Happily Ever Alpha World
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ Made for Loving You by Kait Nolan

A wounded warrior
After the catastrophic loss of his best friend in battle, Army Ranger Tyson Brooks trades in his fatigues for a badge, moving to Eden’s Ridge, Tennessee to rebuild his life and find a way to live in a world without Garrett. But no amount of protecting and serving the citizens of Stone County is enough to override the guilt that he simply didn’t do enough.
An incurable romantic
Romance author Paisley Parish has spent her whole career chasing the perfect hero and finding all the real life options lacking. Until she runs into her high school sweetheart—the one who left her for the Army. The old spark is definitely still alive, but the man carries far more scars than the boy.
A second chance to save each other
When Paisley becomes the target of malicious harassment, the police have no suspects, no leads, no way to make her feel safe. As her stalker escalates, she turns to the one guy she knows can protect her. Ty’s determined to put a stop to the harassment, even if it means moving in with the woman who’s so much more than the girl he used to love. He just has to remember to guard his own heart in the process.

RELEASE DATE: March 19, 2021

NEW to me author and books. I actually was going through the PR sign up’s and I read the blurb to this and really liked it. Thank you for my ARC.

Paisley and Ty really captivated me from the beginning, their loyalty and the love to one another (makes you only dream about it) and then of course I got broken when it all broke so to say. When Paisley dreamed of forever Ty was battling something bigger. Many years late and Paisley is still the same girl now a woman but can’t deny her heart for Ty. Ty on the other had is the same boy now a man but with even bigger darkness he is battling with himself. I don’t want to spoil anything so I won’t say too much but these two truly will break you and mend you and in the process you will be captivated with each page.

I am always honest with my reviews, as much as this may have been great to read the style is not something I would want to pursue further as in more books by the author. It’s not bad just my preference, I can always tell where I will go on from reading a NEW to me author. I do wish the author the best of course.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Standalone
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑

R E V I E W ➠ The Guardian by Kimberly Kincaid

(The Intelligence Unit #2)

Guard against any danger. Especially if it comes from within.
Detective Matteo Garza doesn’t just do the job—he is the job.
He’s learned the hard way that work and pleasure can’t co-exist.
So when his little sister’s best friend accidentally uncovers a money laundering scheme
led by one of Remington’s most cold-blooded criminals,
Garza vows to keep things strictly business as he keeps her safe.
No matter how much the quirky mathematician
makes him feel things best left buried.
No matter how much she makes him want.
Delia Sutton knows she’s not like most people,
just like she knows she needs to forget her ages-old crush on Matteo
and focus on survival.
But the closer they get, the bolder she becomes—
the more she breaks down his carefully crafted barriers to discover the man beneath.
Danger is closer than either of them could possibly imagine
and no one can be trusted.
Delia needs a guardian to fight by her side, and Matteo will do anything to protect her.
No matter who the enemy is.

The Guardian is a scorching forbidden lovers romantic suspense featuring a grumpy Alpha hero who would walk into fire to save the woman he loves and a smart-is-sexy number-nerd heroine who would save him right back. Equal parts heart-pounding suspense and steamy romance. Complete standalone with no cheating and a full (but hard-fought!) HEA.

RELEASE DATE: March 9, 2021

NEWish to me author, I have read only one other book by this author and it’s been a while so this will feel very new to me. After reading the blurb I wanted to read this so bad so I was happy to be chosen for a ARC.

This best friends older brother, enemy-to suspense romance was a lot of fun to read. Little predictable but all in all I enjoyed the dynamic and side characters very much. The heroine in this is probably my favorite because she is a geek but so much more smarter than that, quiet but with a back bone and very sweet/spunky. The hero is a very straight forward career only type of male. He is manly, alpha, serious and kind of mean at times but that’s just because he doesn’t contain any humor bones inside him, hehe they are rather dry and crusty for the old man.

Matteo & Delia are two people who you would never think to put together but when they are in the same proximity, it’s sizzling and something about them together, this is where I really enjoyed them both couldn’t pick a favorite really. This is suspenseful, dangerous, twist, turns, you truly will be glued to each page. I am so glad I gave this a chance!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Romance: ♡♡♡
Steamy: 🔥🔥
Triggers: NA
Standalone/Series: Book 2 in Series
Type: All Tags on top of this page!
Recommended: ☑