The Play (Briar U #3) by Elle Kennedy

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Title: The Play
Series: Briar U #3
Author: Elle Kennedy
Genre: Romance
Release date: October 7th, 2019
Page Count: 422 pages
Rating: 4 / 4,5 stars

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A brand-new standalone novel in the New York Times bestselling Briar U series!

What I learned after last year’s distractions cost my hockey team our entire season? No more screwing up. No more screwing, period. As the new team captain, I need a new philosophy: hockey and school now, women later. Which means that I, Hunter Davenport, am officially going celibate…no matter how hard that makes things.

But there’s nothing in the rulebook that says I can’t be friends with a woman. And I won’t lie—my new classmate Demi Davis is one cool chick. Her smart mouth is hot as hell, and so is the rest of her, but the fact that she’s got a boyfriend eliminates the temptation to touch her.

Except three months into our friendship, Demi is single and looking for a rebound.

And she’s making a play for me.

Avoiding her is impossible. We’re paired up on a yearlong school project, but I’m confident I can resist her. We’d never work, anyway. Our backgrounds are too different, our goals aren’t aligned, and her parents hate my guts.

Hooking up is a very bad idea. Now I just have to convince my body—and my heart.

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I love Elle Kennedy’s writing style and I adore her sports series. The “Off Campus” series, is definitely one of my favorites and this spin-off is turning out to be one as well 😉 I had a blast finally reading Hunter’s story and I happy to say that Elle found the perfect girl for him !!

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Those of you, who have read the previous book, know all about the “fuck up” that was last season. Hunter, being the team captain of “Briar U”, is taking things very seriously and personally… So he vowed that there would be no more distractions, and his solution…celibacy !!

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I must say, that Hunter really did do his best, his balls were as blue as a smurf, yet he persevered. Things were pretty much going his way….until he met Demi that is. 

Demi is Hunter’s new partner in a class project. She is absolutely awesome. She beautiful, smart and funny …but most importantly, she has a boyfriend. She is perfectly “safe” for Hunter to be friends with, and so they do. They become very good friends. But what happens when the boyfriend is no longer around and Demi starts opening her eyes to all that is Hunter !!! 

All bets are off !! And so the chase begins. It was awesome seeing things from a different view for once. Usually, we have a man chasing the woman, but this time it was the woman doing the chasing and I must say…she really did give it her all 😉 

I has a wonderful time reading this book, though I do advice to read the others in this series, before starting this one. I really can’t wait to read Connor’s story. I have a feeling his book is gonna top all the others for me. He is already a personal favorite 7e6c22cc4c29adb0f4a619d0806b71f1

I highly recommend this series !!

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All for Wesley (Pineapple Grove #2) by Jocelynn Drake, Rinda Elliot

Check out the second novel in the awesome Pineapple Grove series !!!


Title: All for Wesley
Series: Pineapple Grove #2
Author: Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott
Genre: Gay Romance
Published/Release date: October 4, 2019
Page Count: 235 pages
Rating: 4 stars

 

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A B&B owner takes on a posh hotel developer in this enemies-to-lovers story with plenty of South Florida heat.

The grudge match is set to get nasty.

Wesley and Nathan are willing to pull out all the stops to achieve their dreams.

They just never expected the heat between them to carry over to the bedroom.

After one reckless night burning up the sheets, Wes and Nathan can’t stay away from each other.

But is there any hope of them having their happily ever after when it means someone has to give up his dream?

All For Wesley is a standalone enemies-to-lovers MM romance with sneaking, spying, family troubles, helpful movie stars, one poorly timed hurricane, and all the feels.

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This is the second book in the wonderful Pineapple Grove series, but, even though there are some recurring characters, it can definitely be read as a stand-alone. This time it is the sweet B& B owner’s turn…Wesley.

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Wesley owns and runs a lovely little B&B, which caters mostly to the LGBT+ community. It is important for Wesley to offer them a place where they can feel safe and welcome. So when a big-time multi-million dollar investor comes sniffing around, wanting to buy his little B&B to make room for a hotel… Wesley naturally freaks out… He will sell his precious B&B .. over his dead body !!

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Nathan has his own (personal) reasons for wanting to put his hotel up…and he is getting more and more annoyed with Wesley for holding out. I can’t say I agreed with Nathan’s reason but…who am I to judge 😉

Nathan believes he will eventually convince Wesley….everyone has a price, right ?? Most of the shop owners in the area have already agreed to sell… It is just the stubborn, but very handsome, Wesley who is holding out. 

He is getting more and more annoyed with Wesley for holding out, though. Most of the shop owners in the area have already agreed to sell…It is just the stubborn, but very handsome, Wesley who is holding out. But everyone has a price right, he just has to find Wesley’s.

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This book definitely had all the ingredients to make a wonderful “enemies to lovers” story. No matter how much they hate or annoy each other…there is no denying the delicious chemistry between them…which makes for some awesome steamy scenes.

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With the two of them falling deeper and deeper into the rabbit’s hole…the question that remains is…. who is gonna give up his dreams ??!!

Even though I enjoyed reading this book, and the previous one, very much,  …. I have to confess that I still like “The Unbreakable Bonds” series better. I am just a huge action and mystery fan, and this series reads a bit sweeter.

So if you want to read a sweet and fun story about two enemies falling in love…you should definitely give this one a go. I can’t wait for the next one…Lincoln and Jamison’s story…. it sounds like they might turn out to be my favorite couple in this series. 

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Release Blitz “Best Man” (Close Proximity #1) by Lily Morton

 

Check out this awesome first book in Lily Morton’s new “Close Proximity” series !! Read my review and an Excerpt.


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Title: Best Man
Series: Close Proximity #1
Author: Lily Morton
Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: October 3rd 2019
Page Count:  241 pages
Rating: 4,5 stars

 

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Zeb Evans doesn’t do messy.

The product of a disorganised and chaotic childhood, Zeb likes order and control, and as the boss of his own employment agency he can give that to himself. Life runs along strict lines and he never mixes business with pleasure. Everything in his life lives in neat, alphabetized boxes. Until Jesse.

Jesse Reed is Zeb’s complete opposite. He’s chaos personified. A whirling cyclone of disorder. He’s also charming and funny and a very unwanted distraction.

Which is why it comes as a complete surprise to Zeb to find himself asking Jesse to pose as his boyfriend for a few days in the country at a wedding.

Zeb doesn’t do impulsive, but as the time away progresses, he finds himself increasingly drawn to the merry and irreverent Jesse. But can he bring himself to break the hard-won lessons he’s learnt in life? And even if he can, how could Jesse be attracted to him anyway? He’s so much older than Jesse, not to mention being his boss.

From the bestselling author of the Mixed Messages and Finding Home series comes a warm and funny romance about one man’s fight for control and another man’s determination to circumvent it.

This is the first book in the Close Proximity series, but it can be read as a standalone. 

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Goalie Interference (Hat Trick #2) by Avon Gale, Piper Vaughn

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Title: Goalie Interference
Series: Hat Trick #2
Author: Avon Gale / Piper Vaughnn
Genre: Gay Romance
Published: 30th October 2019
Publisher: Carina Press
Rating: 3,5 / 4 stars

 

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It’s goalie vs. goalie in this brand-new enemies-to-lovers hockey romance from Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn…

Ryu Mori has had a stellar season as goalie for the Atlanta Venom. So when he’s called into management’s office, he’s expecting to hear he’s the new starting goalie for the team, not that some new guy—an incredibly hot, annoyingly bratty rookie—is here to compete for his spot.

Not everyone gets to play in the best league in the world. Emmitt Armstrong knows that, and he’s not about to waste the opportunity after grinding his way from the bottom to the top. If the Venom is looking for a meek, mild-mannered pushover, they’ve got the wrong guy.

Ryu doesn’t want to admit the other goalie’s smart mouth turns him on. Beating Armstrong at practice feels good, sure, but there are other, more fun ways to shut his rival up.

In this league, it’s winner takes all. But there’s more to life than winning, and if Emmitt and Ryu can get past their egos and competitive natures, they might just discover they work better as partners than they ever imagined possible.

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

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I absolutely love this series because…hot guys and hockey…what more could you possible want !!?? And after reading and loving the first book in this series, Off the Ice, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this one. 

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Now we’ve met Ryu in the previous book, but even if you haven’t read that one, you can read this one as a stand-alone….though why you would want to do that is a different question altogether…

Anyways… Ryu and Emmitt don’t really get off on the right foot when they meet. Which isn’t so surprising since they are both fighting for the same starting position on the team…goalie !! Would you embrace your competition ?? That aside, they are also complete opposites… restrained versus wild … So many tropes in this one !! 

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All their differences and resentment aside, they can’t deny the major chemistry sizzling between them. Best to do something about it and why not be “friends with benefits”. 

But we all know how that always works out….right 😉

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Even though I really enjoyed reading this one, I have to admit to loving the first book much more. For some reason, Tristan and Sebastion showed way more personality and the chemistry between them was almost palpable… It just did not get that same feeling with Ryu and Emmitt. I also didn’t get a real HEA for them…I needed an epilogue or something !! I like my closure 😉

I am sure we will get more of these two in the next book, but it isn’t the same for me. That said, I am very much looking forward to the next couple, bring it on !!!

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Blog Tour “Perfectly Adequate” by Jewel E. Ann

 

“Another brilliantly written winner. Do yourself a favor and pick this one up, you will not regret it.” —Kate Stewart, USA Today bestselling author

Perfectly Adequate, an all-new must-read romantic comedy from Jewel E. Ann, is available now!


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Title: Perfectly Adequate
Author: Jewel E. Ann
Genre: Romance
Published: 29th September 2019
Page Count: 308 pages
Rating: 4 stars

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Dr. Elijah Hawkins needs … something.

After his wife jumps headfirst into a midlife crisis, he’s left with his young son, Roman, and a lot of unanswered questions.

That something turns out to be a someone—Dorothy Mayhem, nursing student, patient transporter, reckless driver, and emu owner.

Dorothy studies humans, the neurotypical kind, through books and television. Then she emulates their behavioral patterns to fit in with her peers.

But nothing can prepare her for Dr. Elijah Hawkins.

Single dad.

Brilliant pediatric oncologist.

And the sexiest doctor at the hospital.

When his failed attempts at asking her out turn into a string of playdates with his son, Dorothy finds herself unexpectedly enamored with the boy and his father.

And that’s a problem, a huge one, because Elijah’s ex-wife is a famous plastic surgeon—and Dorothy’s idol.

Perfectly Adequate is a beautiful, hilarious, and heart-felt journey along the “human” spectrum.

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Promise Me, by Rebel Hart

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Title: Promise me
Series: Diamond in the Rough #2
Author: Rebel Hart
Genre: YA Romance
Release date: September 20th, 2019
Page Count: 292 pages
Rating: 3,5 stars

 

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CRUEL INTENTIONS meets AFTER

Find out what happens in Rae and Clinton’s love story


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The previous book left me hanging on a major cliff !!! So, of course, I couldn’t wait to jump into this one and see what was gonna happen next. I definitely started this one on the edge of my seat already… Normally there is a bit of a build-up, but with where the previous book left us, I didn’t expect anything less… 

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Things did calm down though and I think with all that has happened in the first book, that it wasn’t so bad to have a bit of a slower pace in this one. I also very much enjoyed getting to know certain characters more…especially Cecilia and of course Clint. I also wouldn’t mind for certain characters to be pecked to death by chickens…like Clint’s dad !!

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Clint and Rae have come a long way already and they have definitely grown…relationship-wise and personality-wise. But of course, things can’t just stay as they are… And so we are left with another cliffy that makes me want to pull my hair out !!

The next book is already up for pre-order so the wait shouldn’t be too long…

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Release Blitz “The Game You Play” by L.A. Cotton


The Game You Play by L A Cotton is live!!!

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Title: The Game You Play
Series: A Rixon Raiders Novel 
Author: L.A. Cotton
Genre: YA Romance
Release date: 17th September 2019
Rating: 4 stars

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Cocky football players, school rivalry, and the girls who get in their way … The Raiders are back!


 

1f3c8Felicity Giles has a list.


Lose her virginity.

Meet her knight-in-shining-armor and fall in love.

Have the best senior year a girl can have. 

The only problem? Her knight isn’t a saint, he’s a villain, and she’s pretty sure he’ll destroy her before ever handing over a piece of his heart. 

Jason Ford has a plan.

Win State and go down as one of the most successful Quarterbacks in Rixon Raider history.

Head off to college and pursue his dream of being drafted to the NFL.

Avoid the girl under his skin. Felicity Giles, his stepsister’s best friend and perpetual pain in his ass.


She’s annoying as hell.

Quirky.

She’s a game to him, nothing more.

Until his arch rival comes after him and the few people he cares about … and Felicity gets caught in the crossfire.

And suddenly hating her feels a whole lot like falling in love. 

The Game You Play is the second book in the Rixon Raiders series but can be read as a standalone.

 
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Blog Tour “Fighting Absolution” by Kate McCarthy

She’s a combat medic. He’s SAS, and her best friend. They weren’t supposed to fall in love.

Fighting Absolution, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by USA Today Bestselling author Kate McCarthy is LIVE!


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At fifteen, Jamie Murphy finds herself broken and alone, convinced she doesn’t need anyone.

Until she does.

Bear is the boy behind the fence, the one who was there for her when no one else was.

Until he’s not.

Left with nothing, Jamie joins the army hoping it will give her purpose. The last thing she expects is the best friend from her past to reappear in the dusty plains of a war-torn country. No longer the boy she once knew, Bear is now a man: big, bearded, and SAS—one of the army’s elite.

Soon Jamie finds herself not only fighting against her enemies, but her feelings for a man who left her once before. Can she risk losing him all over again?

Fighting Absolution is a friends to lovers romance and features characters from Fighting Redemption, but is written as a standalone.

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Blog Tour “Kiss me Not” by Emma Hart

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What do you do when you’re the reigning kissing booth champion but the only person you want to kiss is your best friend’s brother?

Kiss Me Not, an all-new hilarious brother’s best friend romance from New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart is available now!


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Let me make this clear right here, right now: I, Halley Dawson, do not care that Preston Wright is kissing other women.

Not a lick. Not at all. Nuh-uh-freakin’-uh.

I do care that he’s doing it six feet away from me behind a gaudy velvet curtain—making him my competition in this year’s kissing contest.

Why do I care, you ask? Because I’ve had an unfortunate crush on the insufferable idiot since I was sixteen years old, but I also know it’s never going to happen.

He’s the Creek Falls bachelor to die for, and I’m the Creek Falls racoon lady who puts peanut butter sandwiches out for them every night.

I’m not going to let him break my four-year-long reign—no matter how many times he breaks the rules and slides the curtain across to do the one thing he’s not allowed to:

Kiss me.

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When I read the blurb, I knew I had to read this book. It sounded all kinds of fun…I mean we are talking about a “kissing booth” here !!

I can gladly say that I definitely had a good time recording this one. The heroine was all kinds of “sassy” and there were plenty of “laugh out loud” moments.

Now, what would you do if you were the reigning “kissing booth” champion and you would be getting new competition….in the form of the hot guy you have had a crush on for like forever. Having to listen to him kissing all these other girls !!

Thankfully, Preston was also a great hero…so no worries 😛

If you are looking for something light, fun and romantic, I definitely recommend this book. I myself can’t wait for the next one, and I will also be checking any other books by this author, since I am a bit late to the party 😉 

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Henri (Confessions #5) by Ella Frank

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Title: Henri
Series: Confessions #5
Author: Ella Frank
Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: August 27th, 2019
Rating: 4 stars

 

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Good and bad. Right and wrong.
Life would be easy if things were always that simple.
That’s never been the case for Henri Boudreaux.

Son of a criminal. Ex-boyfriend to a Priest.
Henri’s made a career out of getting in trouble and avoiding the law.
So when he winds up in bed with it, he knows that things are about to get…complicated.

But what’s life without taking a few risks?
And what’s a risk without the threat of being caught?
No one’s ever accused Henri of being good man.
And Officer Craig Bailey is about to find out just how bad he can be.

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Remember Priest’s ex-boyfriend, from the previous books? Yeah, I had to go back and refresh my memory as well, but once I did… I was all team Henri !! He might be my favorite character in this series. The reason I say “might”, is because I have no idea how many books are yet to come in this series, and you never know 😉

Now I am all for a delicious bad boy, and Henri definitely delivered on that count. I did feel very sorry for him about the way things ended with Priest…and how…It actually pissed me off a bit, I think Henri deserved more loyalty from Priest, but hey that’s me… not everyone might agree here. 

So him finding how own white knight …a cop at that… cheered me right back up !!

Who would have thought, the cop and the bad boy, setting the sheets on fire 😉 

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But Henri has a past he is keeping secret, and a “sort of job” that Bailey knows nothing about… And he will find out, because he is closer to Henri’s “work” than he knows. 

I wonder what will happen when everything gets out in the open…guess I won’t have to wait too long to find out. Did I mention yet that I hate cliffies and waiting !!!

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Blog Tour “You for Her” (The Edge of Retaliation, #2) by Bella Jewel

Check out the second book in The Edge of Retaliation series by Bella Jewel !!

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Title: You for Her
Series: The Edge of Retaliation
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: Romance/ suspense
Release date: August 27th, 2019
Rating: 4 stars

 

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Revenge is a dish best served cold.

They weren’t kidding about that.

They really weren’t.

Dear Celia,

Your family are a bunch of…
Wait. No. It isn’t your fault.
None of this is your fault.
I’m sorry. I wish you knew how sorry I was.

Dear Andrea,

Your family and you are a bunch of…
Nope.
Still not it.
It’s not you I hate.

Dear Tanner,

You’re a monster.
A cold, broken monster.
I think they have a name for you, oh right, a sociopath.
A gorgeous, strong, incredible sociopath.
How could you do this to me?
So easily?
So effortlessly?
How?
Please, for the love of god, tell me how?
I trusted you. But you knew that, didn’t you?
It’s exactly what you wanted.
Where will it end?
Will it end?
I don’t want to have to hate you, can’t you see that?
I don’t want to have to seek my own revenge…
But you’ve left me no choice.

Dear Ethan,

Screw you.
You were my best friend.
How could you?
I have nothing else to say to you.
Nothing.

Dear Fate,

Well done. You won.

You won.

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I have been on pins and needles ever since that huge cliffhanger the previous book, This for That, ended with. I am not a fan of cliffhangers, but somehow I have gotten used to them…(well kind of) 9f01372377900d9203bc4efe48eb1659  Must be the number of cliffhangers I have been confronted with this year. Now I am immune of sorts, which is a good thing, because this book, yeah you guessed it….another cliffhanger !!!

This one starts exactly where This for That left us. Now I can’t really say too much because that would spoiler the first book and as much as I want to scream and shout about certain things…and characters…I won’t. 

Callie is still dealing with life after prison. Being locked away for 6 years for something that wasn’t fully your fault is a very big deal. Being betrayed by those you trusted after you came out…might be an even bigger deal. 

Thankfully Callie is not one to give up easily, though I have to say that she forgave faster than I would have. That said…I hold a very mean grudge and I do love my groveling. I could have used some more, to be honest. 

Callie also has one of the best friends of all time and I think Jo deserves some major props for the way she stood by her friend, and even how she tried to help out… I really hope we will get more about her in the next book, or maybe she will get her own story. 

I really enjoyed this second book in the trilogy and I can’t wait to see what’s next. The author promised that the wait won’t be too long, but for me, 5 minutes is long if I want something bad enough 😉 

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Blog Tour “Escape” (Rebellion #1) by Annabelle Jacobs

Check out the first book in this awesome new shifter series by Annabelle Jacobs !!


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Title: Escape
Series: Rebellion #1
Author: Annabelle Jacobs
Genre: Gay Fantasy
Published:  August 20th 2019
Rating: 4 stars

 

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This isn’t the life Cole dreamt of, but what choice does he have? 

With his twenty-third birthday behind him, Cole Moreton now faces the shifter compatibility test which will decide his future. Testing positive means joining a pack and eventually taking the bite. Unfortunately, with enviable skills in self-defence and hand-to-hand combat, the kind of packs interested in him aren’t any he’d want to join. 

Logan has been a member of the McKillan pack for most of his life. Pack is family and loyalty is everything, but when the shifter government turns out to be no better than the oppressive humans before them, he questions everything. 

Right from their first meeting, Logan knows that a life with the McKillan pack isn’t right for Cole, but with his alpha taking a keen interest in Cole’s skills, Logan’s hands are tied. Mutual attraction builds between them, but acting on it is futile—helping Cole will put their lives at risk and an end to any future they could’ve had.

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I very much enjoyed Annabelle’s previous shifter series, The Regent’s Park Pack series, so of course, I had to read this new series as well. It’s a bit different…but just as wonderful. 

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I also wouldn’t say this first book was very romantic, even though it is chock full of sexual tension 9f01372377900d9203bc4efe48eb1659 The steam was also fairly low, but I am sure there will be some major explosions in the future !!

There is no question about Cole and Logan ending up together…I am pretty sure they are made for one another, and they know it too. It is just that there are some other present matters that took the front seat in this first novel. And what a ride it was !!! 

I was completely drawn into the worldbuilding and spent most of my time reading biting my nails and trying not to fall off my seat. 

This was a wonderful introduction into a new series and I for one am already hooked. I can’t wait to see what will be next and I just hope the wait won’t be too long. 

I highly recommend this new series !!

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Kept in the Dark (Locke and Keyes Agency #1) by Charlie Cochet

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Title:  Kept in the Dark
Series: Locke and Keyes
Author: Charlie Cochet
Genre: Gay Suspense
Release date: August 20th, 2019
Page Count: 321 pages
Rating: 4 stars

 

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Former Army Ranger turned government assassin Álvaro Montero and CIA Officer Caiden Cardosa crossed paths two years ago in Vienna, where their encounter ended less than amicably—despite the explosive sexual chemistry between them. 

Now Caiden is riding a desk at Langley after his cover is blown. And Álvaro—who was “killed”—has a new identity and purpose as Delta/D, an operative for the Locke and Keyes Agency, under the leadership of the mysterious Alpha Orion.

When D and Caiden team up in a deadly black ops mission, the urge to kill each other will have to take a back seat to the desire for revenge against the man who betrayed them both. Surviving the mission won’t be easy. Resisting the passion between them—that might be impossible.

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I am a huge fan of anything “alpha” man related. Which is why I have a great love for cops, FBI agents, secret agents, military men and so forth 😉 Now when those men also decide to get down and dirty with each other…. My day is made 😛

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So you can guess, that this book …or I should say this whole series…is right up my alley. D and Caiden were absolutely awesome (read HOT) together. 

The banter back and forth was delicious, as were the sexy times. That said, I could have done with a bit slower pacing when it came to the “I love you’s” … but hey, when you know you know 😉 

Even though I knew who the bad guy was right from the start, I still very much enjoyed the story. I won’t go into the whole plot, because you just need to read it for yourself. 

Now as much as I liked D and Caiden’s story,  I think I am gonna love Si’s story a tad bit more. I pretty much fell in love with the guy the moment he was introduced, so I can’t wait to get my grabby hands on his book. Hope the wait won’t be too long !!

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“You don’t need to be a designer to know how not to decorate your house,” D said, scowling at the vintage floral loveseat across from the blue velvet couch. “I think my grandmother had a couch like that. Except it was vacuum sealed in plastic. Nothing like sitting on a plastic-lined couch in the summer with no AC.”

Caiden gasped. “Wait, you had a grandmother?”

“Have. Yes.”

“Which means you had a mother.”

Have a mother. Yes.” D squinted at him. 

“Where are you going with this?”

“Well, damn.”

“What?”

Caiden shrugged. “I was under the impression you emerged from the darkness below. Clawing yourself out from the dirt, like a zombie or a great evil that’s come back to life after a misguided loved one buried you in Stephen King’s Pet Sematary.”

D didn’t appear impressed. “Funny.”

“What does the Dark Lord look like?”Caiden asked, moving to inspect one of the pillars between two bookcases. “Was he like Tim Curry in Legend or sexy and British like Tom Ellis in Lucifer?”

“He was your height, blondish hair, with green eyes. A mouthy motherfucker who never shut up because he was a smart little shit who thought he knew everything.”

“Wow. That’s pretty specific.” Caiden nodded, removing his tablet from inside his messenger bag. “A mouthy motherfucker and a smart little shit. Sounds like an interesting guy.”

“Sounds like a certain pain in my ass,”D hissed from behind him.


Charlie Cochet is the international bestselling author of the THIRDS series. Born in Cuba and raised in the US, Charlie enjoys the best of both worlds, from her daily Cuban latte to her passion for classic rock.

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Title: Play With Me
Series: Diamond in the Rough
Author: Rebel Hart
Genre: YA Romance
Release date: August 22th, 2019
Page Count: 287 pages
Rating: 3,5 stars

 

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Clinton Clarke has everything a high school boy could want. A motorcycle between his legs. Cheerleaders on each knee. A posse behind him students and teachers alike are done fussing with. He rules the school, and everyone in it.

Except for one person. Rae Cleaver.

He’s determined to make her life a living nightmare. Only because he can.

He’s determined to have everyone in that school afraid of him. 

He’s determined to prove he’s not the one to be messed with.

When he says jump, everyone in that school should ask him how high. 

He’s determined to get under her skin.

The only issue? She’s about to wiggle her way under his.

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I have been on a real winning streak when it comes to the YA and NA genre this year. So when I got an invite to read and review this book, I jumped on it…especially after reading that awesome blurb 😉 

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What I did not know, however, was that there was gonna be a major cliffy at the end !! Oh, how I hate cliffies… but I have to say that I am starting to get a bit immune. That’s how many I have already been confronted with this year !!! I am starting to get used to them … Must be a cold day in hell 😛 

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Anyways, about the story… Rea and Clinton have a bit of an “opposites attract” story going on as well as an “enemies to lovers” one. 

They both go to the same high school but they have very different backgrounds. Where Clinton has all the money in the world, yet no one to really love him, Rae has a mother who loves her…but almost nothing to support them, except for her mother’s abusive boyfriend. 

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Rae,  being where she is from, and who she is, is definitely the schools “outcast”. She doesn’t much care though since she is tough as nails, and she has 2 awesome friends who are loyal as hell. 

Both Rae and Clinton have it hard at home, but it is Clinton who takes his own hurt and projects it on others….specifically Rae. She becomes his most favorite target. 

But what when a night of loneliness and heartache shows them that they aren’t so different. And more importantly…that they hurt less when they are together…

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I really enjoyed this one, though, in the beginning, I felt like I was being dropped in the middle of an ongoing story. I would have liked to read more about Rae’s past … both in her home life as in this particular high school. I wanted to know how she was treated in school in the past and how she met her friends.

I also wanted to know more about her mother’s boyfriend. I know it is all just background details… but I am greedy like that, especially when I like a story. 

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Thankfully there is more to come. I just hope we won’t have to wait too long…especially with that major cliffy !! I need to know what happens…. NOW PLEASE !!!

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Dangerous Desires, the second book in the sexy and suspenseful Dangerous Beauty Series from J.T. Geissinger is available now!

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Title: Dangerous Desires
Series: Dangerous Beauty series
Author: J.T. Geissinger
Genre: Suspense / Romance
Release date: August 20th, 2019
Page Count: 235 pages
Rating: 4 stars

 

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He’s everything she has ever desired. But there’s only one way to keep her man alive: let him go.

With Nasir’s life on the line, Eva makes a deal with the devil. She slips away to return to Dimitri, the mob boss who held her captive for years, only to step into a new world of trouble. Abducted by one of Dimitri’s most cunning adversaries, Eva finds herself an unwitting pawn in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

When Eva disappears, Naz is prepared to do anything to find her. Tracking her to the remote regions of Portugal is just the beginning of the hunt. Bewitched by Eva’s beauty, the darkly seductive spy who abducted her now has more than business on his mind, but the only way for the trio to defeat Dimitri is to work together…despite the explosive desires threatening to consume them.

With a game so deadly and the stakes so high, Naz and Eva’s love will be tested in ways neither of them could foresee…or perhaps survive.

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I very much enjoyed the first book in this series, Dangerous Beauty, well except for that cliffy at the end…didn’t much enjoy that 😛

So I am glad we finally got to see what happens next, waiting is not really my strong suit. I am not gonna share too much about it though, because I really don’t want to spoiler it for anyone else. 

What I can say is that I absolutely loved this second book…maybe even a tad bit more than the first. Which might be because of a new mysteriously awesome character I was introduced to 😛

No worries though… I am still deeply in love with Naz, he is so swoon-worthy.

I spend a major part of this book on the edge of my seat and the other part laughing my ass off. Thankfully the awesome back and forth banter is still present in this book 😉 

It’s just too bad that now the waiting starts all over again !! Let’s just hope time flies.

I can’t wait to see what’s next. Highly recommended  !!

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