‘Play With Me’ (Diamond In The Rough Book 1) by Rebel Hart

47596070. sy475

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

 

png-red-lips-lips-kiss-png-image-1800BLURB

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.

addtogr  amazon1


wwr

3,5

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 😉 

hell yeah I did gif - Google zoeken

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 😛 

hell must have frozen over gif - Google zoeken

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. 

opposites poor - Google zoeken

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…

you make me feel better gif - Google zoeken

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. 

I want it all gif - Google zoeken

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 !!!

arcgif2


 

Advertisements

Blog Tour “Dangerous Desires” (Dangerous Beauty #2) by J.T. Geissinger

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

44065489

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

 

6766374 BLURB

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.

addtogr


Amazon| Amazon Worldwide| Amazon Paperback|Amazon Audible

Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Start the series with Dangerous Beauty!

Amazon| Amazon Worldwide| Amazon Paperback|Amazon Audible


wwr

4

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  !!

arcgif2



Excerpt:

I hit the “Answer” button and hold the phone to my ear. I don’t say anything, I just listen, gauging the quality of the silence and waiting for him to speak.

After a moment, a deep, rough male voice says, “This must be Naz.”

I’m so shocked I almost drop the phone. The anonymous, untraceable burner phone. I didn’t include my name in the text message, so how the hell does he know it’s me?

“Raphael?”

“Raphael’s dead. I stuck a knife in his chest and threw him overboard.”

His voice has an Irish accent, not French as I was expecting. Judging by that and his words—which sound honest—this isn’t Raphael playing some kind of game.

“Who is this?”

“This is Killian.”

Killian? Who the fuck is Killian? All my senses have sharpened until it seems I can hear the atoms vibrating in the air around me. Then it hits me.

This is probably the big motherfucker who put his hands on Eva.

Unless it’s one of the crew, but I don’t think so. Especially considering what he’d said. Yacht crews don’t generally find it in their best interests to kill their employers and throw them into the sea.

The words leave my throat in a gravelly scrape of pure hatred. “You have something of mine.”

After a pause, he says disapprovingly, “I doubt Eva would be keen on hearing you call her a ‘thing.’”

My eyes flare as wide as my nostrils do. The way he said her name is bad enough, but the implication that he knows how she’d feel is like a sword of fire shoved down my throat.

I demand, “What have you done with her?”

“She’s in good hands,” comes the calm response to my heated question. “You don’t have to worry.”

Is he fucking kidding me?

Beside me, Connor is frowning and tense, but I can’t pay attention to him because of all the murder and mayhem wreaking havoc in my nervous system. “What do you want? What is this about? Where are you going with her? If she’s hurt, I swear on my mother’s grave—”

“It’s beautiful, you know.”

His tone has changed. Now it’s soft, thoughtful, and I have no clue what he’s talking about. “What? What’s beautiful?”

“The way she loves you.”

It feels as if King Kong just punched me in the chest. Eva told this man she loves me? This man who grabbed her by the throat and dragged her across the deck of a yacht? She hadn’t even told me herself.

My God, has he tortured her for information?

Before I can respond, he says, “I hope you deserve it. To be honest, you sound a wee bit unstable. Are you sure you’re good enough for her? You might have to convince me. After everything she’s been through, she deserves the best.” His voice drops. “And Christ, she’s exquisite. Those eyes. That body. That fire. No wonder you and Dimitri are so desperate to get her back.”

Breathing hard, my heart feeling as if it’s about to explode, I say, “Put her on the phone.”

“She’s sleeping.”

I growl, “Listen to me, you son of a bitch—”

“Naz. What kind of a name is that? Is it short for something?”

Connor is motioning for me to give him the phone. I think he can sense things have gone completely off the rails. I wave him away, frustrated and needing to hit something.

“Yeah. It’s short for, ‘If you hurt her, I’m gonna kill you in every way there is to be killed.’ It’s short for, ‘I will track you down to the ends of the earth and make you and everyone you’ve ever met pay a thousand times over for any pain you cause the woman I love.’ It’s short for, ‘I WILL NEVER STOP UNTIL I GET HER BACK.’”

There’s a pause, then what sounds like a satisfied grunt. “All right. You’re a little too hotheaded, but you sound sincere. So I’ll answer your questions. What I want is something Eva’s going to help me get. What this is about is the future of nations. Where I’m going with her is . . . well, I can’t tell you that yet because if I do you’ll probably be here before I can get what I want from Dimitri and then all my careful plans will be ruined.”

I let loose a frustrated holler and Killian laughs.

“I get that a lot. Eva made almost the exact same noise a short while ago. She didn’t like what I did to Raphael.” His voice turns wistful. “She’s sensitive that way, isn’t she? Concerned for the well-being of other people. Even to the point of sacrificing herself. Honestly, Naz, she’s remarkable. I’ve never met anyone like her. She’s . . .”

In his pause, I hear how loudly I’m breathing.

“Compelling, I think is the right word. Or maybe fascinating. Once you start looking at her, it’s impossible to look away.” He chuckles. “But you know that already. You sound obsessed.”

“Killian—”

“I’m going to destroy this phone after we’re done talking, because I’m sure you’re tracking it. But I want you to know I was truthful when I told you she’s safe with me. And I’ll try to get my business with Dimitri concluded as quickly as possible.”

He hesitates. When he speaks again there’s a new tone in his voice that raises all the hair on my arms.

“Because the more time I spend with your woman, the less I want to give her back.”


About J.T. Geissinger

 J.T. Geissinger is a bestselling author of emotionally charged romance and women’s fiction. Ranging from funny, feisty rom coms to intense, edgy suspense, her books have sold more than one million copies and been translated into several languages.

She is the recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book, the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and is a two-time finalist for the RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America®. She has also been a finalist in the Booksellers’ Best, National Readers’ Choice, and Daphne du Maurier Awards.

Her first novel was published in 2012. Since then she’s written eighteen more novels. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking wine, surfing the internet, and daydreaming about all the things she’s going to be when she grows up. She lives near the beach in Los Angeles with her husband and deaf/demented rescue kitty, Ginger.

Connect with J.T. Geissinger

Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram | Website

GoodReads| BookBubReader Group Mailing list


sbf

Review Tour “Cruel Prince” (Royal Hearts Academy #1) by Ashley Jade

Cruel Prince (Royal Hearts Academy #1) by Ashley Jade


44083747. sy475

Title: Cruel Prince
Series: Ryal Hearts Academy
Author: A. Jade
Genre: YA Romance
Release date: August 20th, 2019
Rating: 4,5 stars

 

121 BLURB

Welcome to their kingdom… 

I never thought I’d step foot in Royal Manor again. 
But four years later, here I am…back to finish my senior year at Royal Hearts Academy.

And forced to face Jace Covington. 
My first friend. First crush. First kiss. 
The one I left behind.

Only—he isn’t the same boy I gave my heart to.

This new Jace is as cruel as he is gorgeous.
And he’s determined to make my life a living hell. 
Along with the rest of his glorified family and crew of tyrants.

They expect me to worship the ground they walk on like everyone else, but I’d rather eat dirt.

If Jace Covington wants me gone…he’ll have to try harder. 
Because I’ve never been the kind of girl to play by the rules.

WARNING: Royal Hearts Academy is a New Adult/High School series of standalones filled with drama, a touch of angst, and boys who are bad to the bone.
This series is recommended for mature readers due to graphic language and sexual content.

addtogr

Make sure to vote for CRUEL PRINCE for August’s Most Anticipated Reads: https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/135087.August_2019_Most_Anticipated_Romances


FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Amazon US | UK| CA | AU


wwr

4,5

Wow, what a ride… I have been looking forward to reading this book ever since I first read the blurb. What can I say… I am all for a good “bully” YA story. They are like cupcakes to me… I want to gobble them all up. 

eating cupcakes gif - Google zoeken

I knew even before opening this one, that I was in for an emotional rollercoaster and a world of angst. Of course, I was right…as ever…and I was alternating laughing, crying, swooning and cursing all throughout the story. I love it when a book can me feel so many different emotions !!

If you’re like me and you have a weakness for redeemable assholes…then you have hit the jackpot with Jace and Cole. I am still not sure, which of them I like most…they are both so bad 9f01372377900d9203bc4efe48eb1659

bad boys gif - Google zoeken

Not to mention their good pall Oakley, he was his own brand of awesome

Now, this is Jace’s story….or I should say, Dylan and Jace’s story. Yes, this story did remind me of “Bully” by Penelope Douglas, which is one of my all-time favorite books. That said…it was also very different

Dylan and Jace used to be the best of friends 4 years ago…but tragedy strikes in a big and awful way and pretty much everything changes after that. Dylan’s family takes her away and she doesn’t set food into her hometown until 4 years later. 

Even though her life has turned to shit in a major way, she is still looking forward to seeing her old best friend again. He is the only thing in her life right now she is looking forward too. 

I missed you gif - Google zoeken

But when she finally comes face to face with him and she sees nothing but hate staring back at her…she isn’t sure what the hell is going on. That look of hate is just the beginning though and Dylan can’t stop wondering what happened to the boy she loved…and still loves… But she will surely find out. 

Now I absolutely enjoyed reading this book, even though it gave me a bald spot from pulling my hair. There were times when I got a little bit annoyed with Dylan and she kept giving Jace the benefit of the doubt. He was more than cruel to her but she just couldn’t stop her feelings for him.

I should hate you gif - Google zoeken

I had to remind myself that she was just 17/18 years old. And yes…the heart wants what it wants, but self-respect and self-worth are also very important I think. But like I said…I am (unfortunately) not 18 anymore…and I haven’t been for a long timefcc37b1805a49c13a3f7d3d50b64ed47

I really had an awesome time reading this book. I am part zombie today because of it. Once I started I had to finish it…and I am glad I did. Now I really want Cole’s story, because I just feel like he is gonna be my favorite out of all…

arcgif2



 

Excerpt:

“Is that why you wore this sexy little shirt tonight?” His warm breath tickles the side of my neck. “Hoping to get my attention.”

“No.”

That earns me a husky chuckle. “Too bad.” He presses his lips against my throat. “Because it’s working. You have all my attention.” He walks his fingers down my torso. “Question is…what are you going to do with it?”

 

 



About the Author:

Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including:  contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance.

Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.

She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math.

Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series.

It was the best decision she ever made.

If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life.

Check out her amazon page and Facebook page for future novels.

She recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find her there, too.

She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go round’.

  Connect w/Ashley:

Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads| Instagram 

Website| Bookbub| Amazon


 

Release Tour “Crew Princess” (Crew #2) by Tijan

Check out the awesome second book in the “Crew” series !!


46130620. sy475

Title: Crew Princess
Series: Crew #2
Author: Tijan
Genre: YA Romance
Release date: August 19th, 2019
Rating: 4 stars

 

affection-1294965__340 BLURB

Being crew is walking between two worlds.
One world is normal: Prom. Parties. College.
Those are the concerns they worry about.

In our world, we deal with other situations.
Cops. Drugs. Brawling.
That’s a typical day for us.

But what if it wasn’t?

What if there came a day when you stopped?
When you considered letting your enemies win?
When you didn’t fight back?
When you chose a different path?

First I lost my family. Then I got the Wolf Crew.
I couldn’t lose them too.

But what happens when Cross, Zellman, and Jordan keep going…
…and I don’t?

addtogr amazon1


wwr

4

Let me start off by saying that Crew Princess is the second book in the “Crew” series and it can not be read as a stand-alone. You will need to start with the first book Crew. No worries though…it’s really good 😉

tumops uo gif - Google zoeken

This one starts off where the last book left us and I have to say…I liked this book a smidge better than the first. Bren is still in her Wolf Crew with Cross, Zellman and Jordan. They are still very much feared in school…but…things are slowly changing.

For the first time ever…Bren is having friends….friends that are not Crew and it is slowly freaking her out. Not only does she have to deal with all these “normal” things happening…but new enemies are about to embark on their territory, making for a very tense situation. 

tense gif - Google zoeken

Thankfully Cross is a rock she can always lean on, even though she is a tough chick herself…even tough chicks need a break 😛

Cross and Bren’s relationship is only growing deeper and the big question is…what will happen after high school. 

Connect with the We-Vibe

With so many unknowns and insecurities…. not to mention old enemies and new ones…things are bound to blow up !!

I enjoyed the first book, but I loved this one a tad bit more. Could be because of the delicious cameos in this one 😉 Makes me want to do a whole “Fallen Crest High” re-read !!!

arcgif2



EXCERPT

You would think one might outgrow violence.

At some age—after inflicting so much pain, seeing too much blood, hearing so many cries of agony—a person would be able to walk away, turn her back, and the need wouldn’t be there anymore.

Right?

It never worked that way for me.

The urge just grew and grew until it was too much to handle.

There may not be a wish to die inside me anymore, that might’ve gone away, but a different desire rose up. I wanted to cake the streets in red. I wanted to put terror in the Normals’ hearts, inflict them with some of the quaking we woke with. I wanted them to feel what it was like to have the power against them.

But I couldn’t do any of that.

Or at least, it wasn’t time.

“Bren.”

The sounds around me permeated my mind, and I turned toward the voice amid the yells, laughter, shrieks, splashing, and glasses being tapped together.

Right. I was at a pool party.

No wonder I was feeling all murderous.

Who wouldn’t be?

“Bren!”

A lot had changed in the ten weeks since a friend was assaulted, and particularly in the last month. A lot. One of those changes was heading toward me. Tabatha Sweets. One of the most popular girls in our school, one that used to fear me, and here she was. Coming up to me. Calling my name. Acting like we were buddy-buddy, which we actually had become. Hence the not-fearing me part.

She still should have.

She came to stand right in front of me. She wasn’t blocking my sun because I’d been holed up in the corner of the backyard, lying down behind the grill, because let’s face it, I wasn’t the socialite here. I was here for very specific reasons: this pool party was at the Shaws’ house.

Cross Shaw was my boyfriend.

Taz Shaw was my friend. She was also Cross’ sister.

And the other two guys in our crew wanted to hang out. Zellman and Jordan.

So we were here.

I was here.

Unwillingly.

And daydreaming about violence.

Go figure.

I sat up, looped my arms over my knees, and sighed. “What’s up, Tabatha?”

“What are you doing back here?”

Her voice was a little snippy with frustration, but also confusion.

Tentative was the best way to describe our relationship—and I’m being extremely loose with those words to describe whatever I had with Tabatha and her minions. You can blame all the hours I had to serve on their charity committee, which was renamed their ‘event’ committee as part of my community service. Stabbing our old principal had ended with me sort of having other girlfriends besides Taz.

I wasn’t sure how that had worked out.

A couple had been after Cross, and I knew a couple still held a torch. As for Tabatha, she and Jordan were now a couple couple.

Yeah. I was surprised at how fast that happened too.

They went from one official date to being a couple, and now they were almost the lovey-dovey type of coupledom.

Anyway, right now, my crewmate’s girlfriend who was also somewhat a friend of mine (depending on the day and my mood, to be honest) stood over me. She was staring me down, hands on her hips.

I couldn’t lie, though. The urge to pull my knife out, just to hold it and know it would make Tabatha uneasy, was strong. But I didn’t. I’d grown over the last year. See? Counseling and community service could rehabilitate us lower criminal beings.

“Where are the guys?” I ignored her question. Did she not know me by now?

Pushing up to my feet, I didn’t wait for her to respond.

I took stock myself.

Zellman was on a back lounger, his on/off woman (Sunday) on his lap. Monica (one of the girls still holding a torch for my guy) was next to them, sitting on some other guy’s lap (I think a baseball player).

Jordan was just coming out of the house.

He saw me staring at him and paused, beer in hand. He raised his eyebrows in question, but I shook my head.

I didn’t need him for anything.

He kept moving, going to sit in another lounger by Z. And I knew where the fourth member of our crew was.

Jordan. Zellman. Cross. Me.

We were Wolf Crew, the smallest crew in the Roussou crew system, but also the most dangerous one.

There were other crews. Larger ones like the Ryerson Crew, or the Frisco Crew, which had popped up over the last semester. They were our neighboring town, and their high school had burned down. The town was too small to get enough funds to build a new one in time for their winter semester, so they were being bused to us. Well, half of them were. A few went to Fallen Crest Academy, and a good third went to Fallen Crest Public School, but the rest came to us. Frisco, Fallen Crest, and Roussou formed a weird triangle a bit inland in California, so those were the options.

We’d heard the Frisco students who went to the Academy shit their pants at how rich and fancy everything was. Most people in Frisco were poor like us. The Academy was for the rich. There were exceptions, but it’s what it was.

A few of their girls had tried to follow Tabatha around. She only took in two of them, literally flicking the others away with her hand.

I guess that’s what popular girls did? I didn’t know.

All this is just to say: I’m not like them.

I’m not like Frisco. I’m not like a Fallen Crusty, and I’m not even like a Normal (our term for those who aren’t in crews at Roussou). The ones I’m like? My crew. Zellman. Jordan. Cross. That’s it.

And seeing Jordan laughing so easily with that sporty guy, I felt a twitch in my chest.

I didn’t know what it was—jealousy, anger, or maybe I was just hungry. But the fact that I’d felt that twitch was enough for me. If I did emotions, it was never a good result, so I was gonna bounce.

“Oh, no, no, no.”

I began to move around Tabatha, but she blocked me.

Her eyes flashed in determination, and she pressed her lips together. “I recognize that look on your face. You’re going to ditch.” She shook her head. “You can’t ditch.”

“I don’t care.” I started off again.

She blocked me again, flipping her hair as she did. The movement was enough to draw attention, and conversations around us started to wane.

I gritted my teeth.

Tabatha was in my face, and I hated when anyone was in my face, and I was two seconds away from—

“Sweets.” The door opened again. Taz stepped out, a hand on her bikini-clad hip, dressed just the way Tabatha was. “Back away from Bren.”

Tabatha started to turn, laughing.

Taz wasn’t joking. She nodded at me. “She’s two seconds from putting hands on you.” She scanned the backyard. “Not a great situation to be in right now, if you get my drift.”

There were phones out. Things didn’t stay secret anymore, not since the Friscians came to town. And there was another development rumored as well, one that had most people seeing stars and Hollywood signs, but I can’t even get into that now. I’d been given a heads-up and knew it was going to be a pain in my ass.

“You’re close to losing it?” Tabatha asked quietly, easing back a step.

This was her redeeming quality. Sometimes she was clueless, but other times, she had learned to give me space. She backed down now, an apology flashing in her eyes.

I could move my jaw again. It wasn’t encased in cement. “I don’t like being cornered.”


 

Blog Tour “Quiet Man” by Kristen Ashley

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley comes a new story in her Dream Man series…

QUIET MAN by Kristen Ashley is available now!


Title: Quiet Man, A Dream Man Novella
Series: 1001 Dark Nights
Author: Kristen Ashley
Genre: Romance 
Release date: August 13th, 2019
Page Count: 255 pages
Rating: 4,5 stars

 

241123389001212 BLURB

“He needs to guard her body, she wants him to do other things with it.”

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley comes a new story in her Dream Man series… 

Charlotte “Lottie” McAlister is in the zone. She’s ready to take on the next chapter of her life, and since she doesn’t have a man, she’ll do what she’s done all along. She’ll take care of business on her own. Even if that business means starting a family. 

The problem is, Lottie has a stalker. The really bad kind. The kind that means she needs a bodyguard. 

Enter Mo Morrison. 

Enormous. Scary. 

Quiet. 

Mo doesn’t say much, and Lottie’s used to getting attention. And she wants Mo’s attention. Badly. 

But Mo has a strict rule. If he’s guarding your body, that’s all he’s doing with it. 

However, the longer Mo has to keep Lottie safe, the faster he falls for the beautiful blonde who has it so together, she might even be able to tackle the demons he’s got in his head that just won’t die. 

But in the end, Lottie and Mo don’t only have to find some way to keep hands off until the threat is over, they have to negotiate the overprotective Hot Bunch, Lottie’s crazy stepdad, Tex, Mo’s crew of frat-boy commandos, not to mention his nutty sisters. 

All before Lottie finally gets her Dream Man. 

And Mo can lay claim to his Dream Girl. 

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.*

addtogr amazon1

Watch the book trailer: http://bit.ly/2YZZ70T


wwr

4,5

I am a huge (HUGE) fan of the “Dream Man” series and the “Rock Chick” series. I have read and loved every single book. And so when I found out that Lottie was finally gonna get her happily ever after…and with one of Hawk’s commando’s too…I was tickled pink !!

tickled pink gif - Google zoeken

I also found out that a “Kristen Ashley Novella” is just as long as most of the novels I normally read. There was nothing “short” about this story. Though, I can always so with some more …especially when it comes to the “Rock Chicks”.

For those of you who don’t know Lottie, (have you been living under a rock??) she is Jet’s (Rock Chock Resue) sister. She works as a stripper/dancer at Smithies and seeing all the Rock Chicks getting paired off, has left her kind of lonely.

I want love gif - Google zoeken

That’s not the worst of her problems though, because it seems she’s got the attention of a creepy stalker. Smithie, being the awesome boss that he is, is not taking any chances and since asking the “Hot Bunch” for help is out of the question….Commando’s it is 😛

As one of Hawk’s commando’s,  Mo is assigned as Lottie’s 24/7 shadow until they can catch this creepy creeper. 

commando gif - Google zoeken

There is just one little problem…The chemistry between these two is through the roof. The UST could be cut with a knife !!! But MO is insisting on staying professional. He can’t protect her if he get’s distracted.

So there is only one thing they can do. Make sure they find this creep as soon as possible…before they both combust !!

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor sexual tension gif

I absolutely loved this (not so) short story. It really gave me old KA vibes. It also made me go back and do a “Rock Chick” and “Dream Man” re-read….again. 

I love how Lottie finally got her own Dream man…she really deserved it !!! 

I can’t wait for the new spin-off series…hopefully time flies 😉

arcgif2



About the author

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorize and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing’s changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.

Facebook | Twitter Instagram 

Website  | Goodreads| Bookbub


Bad Apple by Elle Kennedy

46955704. sy475

Title: Bad Apple
Author: Elle Kennedy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: 13th August, 2019
Rating: 3,5 stars

 

kiss-clipart-glitter-1 BLURB

A flirty standalone novel* from New York Times and international bestselling author Elle Kennedy! 

One night with him will change her life… 

Between her waitressing job, volunteer work, and college classes, there are never enough hours in Maggie Reilly’s day. Especially not for a relationship. Luckily, she’s got the perfect arrangement: a lover she meets three or four times a year. But when she shows up at the hotel expecting to hop into bed with one man, she accidentally ends up with another—Ben Barrett, Hollywood’s most notorious bad boy. 

Ben, determined to lay low after another scandal, just wants some much-needed sleep. What he gets is a scorching make-out session with a gorgeous, naked redhead. He won’t accept her apology, but what he will accept is a place to hide out…and if there’s some hot, no-strings sex involved, why the heck not? 

But Ben soon discovers that one week with his sassy, bed-hopping waitress is definitely not enough. He wants more. A lot more. 

Now he needs to convince relationship-averse Maggie that a bad boy might be oh so good for her—and the best thing that’s ever happened to both of them. 

* Previously published in 2008, Bad Apple (formerly Midnight Encounters) features almost entirely new content, including a point-of-view switch. Enjoy this new version of an old favorite!

addtogr  amazon1


wwr

3,5

I don’t know why I didn’t read this book when it was first published in 2008 as ‘Midnight Encounters’, but I am guessing it has to do with my ever-growing TBR list. That and the fact that my only free time to read in 2008, was when I went to the bathroom 😛 

reading on bathroom - Google zoeken

Anyways, I am glad I got to read it now, with all the new content.

This was definitely one of those “feel good” reads and I really needed one at the moment, so lucky me 😛 I had plenty of “laugh out loud” moments, that’s for sure.

that's funny gif - Google zoeken

Maggie and Ben were absolutely great together, and I am glad to say that I liked both of them very much. Maggie especially was a very refreshing heroine in my opinion. 

If you’re in the mood for a sweet but funny and light romance, then you should definitely give this one a go.

arcgif2


 

The Last Hope (The Raging Ones #2) by Krista Ritchie, Becca Ritchie

36678876. sy475

Title: The Last Hope
Series: The Raging Ones #2
Author: Krista, Becca Ritchie
Genre: Fantasy Gay Romance
Release date: August 13th, 2019
Page Count: 400 pages
Rating: 4 stars 

 

121BLURB

A stunning conclusion to the sci-fi romance duology by writing duo Krista & Becca Ritchie, The Last Hope is filled with twists and turns you’ll never see coming.

Sacrifice all you have to survive.

Imprisoned for weeks on an enemy starcraft, Franny, Court, and Mykal have sat with an unfathomable revelation. But as they fight to stay alive, escaping prison means trusting a young mysterious stranger. He knows everything about their lost histories, and when answers aren’t given freely, the bonded trio are forced to join a mission. One that will determine the fate of humanity. 

Legend says, a baby—the first of her species—has the power to cloak and teleport planets. Tasked with retrieving the infant, Court fears the baby is just a myth, and if they fail, they’ll never find the truth about their origins. 

As Court and Mykal grow closer, their linked bond becomes harder to hide, and dynamics change when Franny begins to fall for someone new. Vulnerable and with no choice, the hunt for the baby sends the trio on a dangerous path to Saltare-1: a water world where their enemies can’t die and survival comes at a high cost.

addtogr  amazon1


wwr

4

After reading and very much enjoying The Raging Ones, I couldn’t wait to jump into this second installment. Especially with that cliffy still fresh in my mind 😉

I'm ready gif - Google zoeken

As I have said before…sci-fi is not really my thing but these two amazing authors have managed to pull me in from the very first page of the very first book. It was also a bit refreshing, reading something completely different. Just make sure you read the first book, before starting this one 😉

Court, Mykal and Franny’s are in some predicament, but their bond is still as strong as ever, and help is about to come from somewhere (or I should say “someone”) unexpected.. Stork is about to rescue the three…but nothing is for free. They will need to help him out with a new mission….a mission to save earth.

a mission gif - Google zoeken

What I enjoyed most of the first book was that I got to read all three POV’s and therefore their thoughts. This way I didn’t feel like anyone was excluded…since not all three of them are romantically involved. In this second installment, we also get a fourth POV, Stork’s.

I myself really enjoyed the introduction of Stork, and I think Franny did as well… they were pretty cute 😉 

cute dove gif - Google zoeken

Court and Mykal managed to even deepen their feelings for one another and it was lovely to be a part of that. 

If you are into sci-fi or you are willing to try something new, you should definitely give this series a go.

cooltext327015497983738


 

Pre- Release day review “Paint it Black” by Amy Lane

41104644

Title: Paint it Black
Series: Beneath The Stain #2
Author: Amy Lane
Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: August 13th, 2019
Page Count: 496 pages
Rating: 4,5 stars 

 

affection-1294965__340 BLURB

Everybody thinks Mackey Sanders’s Outbreak Monkey is the last coming of Rock ’n’ Roll Jesus, but Cheever Sanders can’t wait to make a name for himself where nobody expects him to fill his famous brothers’ shoes. He’s tired of living in their shadow.

Blake Manning has been one of Outbreak Monkey’s lead guitarists for ten years. He got this gig on luck and love, not talent. So hearing that Cheever is blowing through Outbreak Monkey’s hard-earned money in an epic stretch of partying pisses him off.

Blake shows up at Cheever’s nonstop orgy to enforce some rules, but instead of a jaded punk, he finds a lost boy as talented at painting as Mackey is at song-making, and terrified to let anybody see the real him. Childhood abuse and a suicide attempt left Cheever on the edge of survival—a place Blake knows all too well.

Both men have to make peace with being second banana in the public eye. Can they find the magic of coming absolute first with each other?

addtogr  DS_Layered_Tag


wwr

4,5

Beneath the Stain, by Amy Lane is one of my all-time favorite MM books. It made me laugh, it made me cry (a lot) and it made me swoon. It also had the perfect amount of angst for me. So it was in one word wonderful. Finding out that Cheever was getting his own book….was even more wonderful, because it meant I was getting a chance at revisiting all my favorite characters. 

hell yeah gif - Google zoeken

Remember that spoiled little shit in Beneath the Stain ?? Well, he is all grown up now and he isn’t as spoiled as everyone thinks he is. Sure he has a whole bunch of stuff his brothers never had, but that doesn’t mean he is happy. He might not have financial problems but he is very much alone.

Growing up without all his brothers around to protect him, like they used to, isn’t easy. And having a famous brother who came out as being gay isn’t easy either….it gives people certain ideas…

oh no gif - Google zoeken

Cheever never thought being gay was a problem…I mean he grew up around Grant and Mackey, and he has seen more things than they know. It isn’t until other people make problems, that Cheever realizes that being gay might not be okay…and if that is the case…does that mean that there is something wrong with him…

But with Mackey coming out first and things going to shit for him at school… He keeps falling deeper and deeper into the rabbit-hole. So Cheever just locks everything inside… where it can’t affect anyone else.

hurt inside gif - Google zoeken

And when he gets the chance to leave his home town…he takes it in a flash.

Maybe he can be an awesome artist…make something of himself. Something that has nothing to do with any of his brothers…Something just him.

For nine long years, Cheever has kept his distance from his brothers. But when the future he was hoping for falls to pieces, so does he…in a spectacular and tragic way. Thankfully Blake is right there to pick up all his pieces and glue them back together again. 

But Blake had plenty of issues of his own…so the question is. How will two such screwed up people make this work? The answer, however, is quite simple… LOVE people !!!

I absolutely loved Cheever’s story, though I have to say that it had a ton of similarities with Beneath The Stain. Not that I minded since it is one of my favorites

cooltext327015497983738

dsplogo


 

Forgotten Luca (The Four#1) by Sloane Kennedy

42603689. sy475

Title: Forgotten :Luca
Series: The Four (Book 1) 
Author: Sloane Kennedy
Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: July 30th, 2019
Cover Design: by Cate Ashwood.
Rating: 4 stars 

 

6766388 BLURB

I left him behind because I had no choice…
That’s what I keep telling myself, but it doesn’t make it any easier to sleep at night… or to drown out the words he kept repeating over and over the day we’d met: I just want to go home.

That was eight long years ago and I’d only known him as Billy, a terrified fourteen-year-old I’d had to leave behind to save someone else.

But his name wasn’t Billy and he’s no longer a frightened kid lost in a world where he was nothing more than a possession. His name is Remy, and while I didn’t recognize him upon meeting him again, he sure as hell remembers me.

It would be easier just to turn my back on him a second time, especially since that’s exactly what he wants, but there’s no way I can let the tormented young man go. At least not without trying to make things right first. The problem is, even if I can make up for leaving Remy behind so long ago, I’m not sure I’ll be able to walk away from him twice.

I don’t know what that means, but I do know that it scares the hell out of me.

Because needing in my world comes at a heavy price… one that not even I can afford to pay.

He gave me hope when I’d had none left, but he forgot about me just like all the others…
I fight. That’s what I do. It’s who I am.

But when Luca Covello walked into the dark, dirty room my captors were keeping me in so long ago, I’d already decided to do the one thing I hadn’t in the three years since I’d been taken from my home and family.

Give up.

Then he’d been there, like a bright light in a sea of darkness, and I’d had something new to fight for, to stay alive for… the day Luca came back to get me like he’d promised.

Except he never came.

And now, eight years later, he’s decided he wants to play the hero and save me. Well, I don’t need saving.

Not anymore… not ever.
Along with two years of sobriety under my belt, I’ve got a good job, a decent apartment, and I’ve managed to put my past where it belongs… in the past. No one, not even the gorgeous, mysterious businessman, is going to mess things up for me. If he’s come seeking forgiveness, I’m fresh out.

And if he’s come seeking something else… well, let’s just say that when I’m done with him, there’s no way he’ll forget me this time around.

addtogr  amazon1


wwr

4

I am a big fan of Sloane Kennedy’s  “Protectors” series. Along with the “Finding” series, it is definitely one of my favorites of her. So when I found out she was writing another spin-off, I was as happy as a pig in mud 9f01372377900d9203bc4efe48eb1659

happy as a pig in mud gif - Google zoeken

Anyways.. those of you who are familiar with the Protectors series, and especially the twelfth book “Unbroken“, already know Remy and Luca. Now for those of you who haven’t read Unbroken, I strongly advice you to do so….you will enjoy this story so much more if you do. It will give you a bit more insight as to what happened between Remy and Luca in the past.

Remy has never gotten over the fact that Luca gave him hope 8 years ago and then took it away. Luca never forgave himself for having to make that difficult decision and not taking Remy away. He wants to right his wrongs….but Remy isn’t making it easy (not that he should).

i dont need you gif - Google zoeken

Thankfully Luca is not about to give up that easily. There is just something about Remy that really pulls him in and he just can’t let go…no again. Throw in a traumatized son, a cute little baby girl and some meddling badasses (in a good way) and you’ve got yourself a delicious story about heartbreak, healing, and family. 

Also, be prepared to be frustrated. This book is an extremely slow burn, so slow it gave me blue balls…and I don’t even have any !! 

blue balls gif - Google zoeken

Now I definitely understood why they were taking things slow,  but my poor little black heart ( and other parts of my anatomy) just wanted them to freaking kiss already !!!

Even though this book deals with some seriously traumatized characters, the triggers weren’t as huge as some of Sloane’s other books. Most traumas happened in the past and this book really focuses on the present. That said…there still are some, so keep that in mind 😉 

17498780_265579170568297_5972668941829774508_n.jpg (750×750)

I really enjoyed this new spin-off and I can’t wait to read the next book. I could have done with a bit more steam though…even if I do get why it was a bit on the milder side. What can I say…I just love me some man on man lovin’7e6c22cc4c29adb0f4a619d0806b71f1

Can’t wait for more by this author !!

cooltext327015497983738


 

Until December by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Until December by Aurora Rose Reynolds RELEASE (June 30) - Google Drive

Check out the 5th book in this awesome series and witness December finding her BOOM !!

42855413. sy475

Title: Until december
Series: Until Her #5
Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: July 30th, 2019
Rating: 4 stars

 

PinClipart.com_kiss-lips-clipart_3637425 BLURB

Gareth Black is drawn to December Mayson the moment he spots her across the room at her cousin’s wedding. When he approaches the beautiful woman, she captivates him with her shyness and wit, making him crave her.

With a pull so strong it’s impossible to ignore, December knows there’s something between her and Gareth. She just hopes they’re capable of jumping the hurdles ahead of them. 

Two boys, an ex, a surprise that will change everything, and a disgruntled co-worker, guarantee these two will have their work cut out for them if they are going to find their happily ever after.

addtogr


Until December by Aurora Rose Reynolds RELEASE (June 30) - Google Drive

101-512PURCHASE LINKS 

Amazon US | UK| CA | AU  

Apple Books | B&N Kobo


Until December by Aurora Rose Reynolds RELEASE (June 30) - Google Drive


wwr

4

I am a fan of all Aurora Rose’s “Until Series” and I am sure I will read each and every book she releases in them until she is done…which I hope will be a long long time from now. I myself almost feel like I am part of the Mayson family…it is very comforting actually 😉

This time it is December’s turn and those of you who have read the previous book, already a bit about how she meets her “BOOM“.

boom gif - Google zoeken

I really enjoyed reading this book, I finished it in one go. It is definitely one of those “feel good” stories and I had a big smile on my face throughout reading it. Of course, there were also times when I wanted to plant my kindle against the wall… Some people really do need a high five in the face…with a chair…

hit with a chair gif - Google zoeken

Thankfully Garreth made up for all that frustration. What a delicious hunk of dad he is… and his kids were the absolute sweetest !! I am one of those people who actually doesn’t mind kids in their books, but even for those who are not a fan…these kids were the bomb!

2 teenage boys - Google zoeken  cute couple beard - Google zoeken

I also had a lovely time revisiting old friends…especially November and Asher, since they were my very first read by this author, Until November. They will always hold a special place 😉

I highly recommend this series and the original one !!

cooltext327015497983738


Until December by Aurora Rose Reynolds RELEASE (June 30) - Google Drive


ALSO AVAILABLE 

#1 Until July

Until December by Aurora Rose Reynolds RELEASE (June 30) - Google Drive

Amazon US | UK| CA | AU

Apple Books | B&N Kobo


 #2 Until June 

Until December by Aurora Rose Reynolds RELEASE (June 30) - Google Drive

Amazon US | UK| CA | AU  

Apple Books | B&N Kobo


#3 Until Ashlyn

Until December by Aurora Rose Reynolds RELEASE (June 30) - Google Drive

Amazon US | UK| CA | AU  

Apple Books | B&N Kobo


#4 Until Harmony 

Until December by Aurora Rose Reynolds RELEASE (June 30) - Google Drive

Amazon US | UK| CA | AU  

Apple Books | B&N Kobo


AUTHOR BIO

Until December by Aurora Rose Reynolds RELEASE (June 30) - Google Drive

 

Aurora Rose Reynolds is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author whose wildly popular series include Until, Until Him, Until Her, Underground Kings and Shooting Stars.

Her writing career started in an attempt to get the outrageously alpha men who resided in her head to leave her alone and has blossomed into an opportunity to share her stories with readers all over the world.

AUTHOR LINKS

Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram | Website

Amazon| Goodreads| Bookbub| Newsletter


GIVEAWAY

There is a giveaway for a Coach bag, a $50 Amazon gift card + a signed paperback copy of Until December (3 winners, open internationally)

Enter Giveaway

img_280188

 a Rafflecopter giveaway


Until December by Aurora Rose Reynolds RELEASE (June 30) - Google Drive

Release Blitz “Ignite” (Unbreakable Bonds #7) by Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott


Check out the awesome 7th book in this amazing series !! Don’t forget to read my review 😉


46851750. sy475

Title: Ignite
Series: Unbreakable Bonds #7
Author: Jocelynn Drake & Rinda Elliott
Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: July 26th, 2019
Length: 73.000
Rating: 5 stars 

 

mouth-650612_640 BLURB

Two of Noah’s Army buddies are dead.

Someone has taken shots at Noah.

And now Noah’s former lover, JB, is a target.

Noah, Rowe, and JB team up to track down a killer trying to take out all of Noah’s old Army team in hopes of covering up a dark secret.

But this trip to Washington, D.C. threatens to unravel the perfect life that Rowe and Noah have built over the past three years. JB’s arrival in their lives have Rowe and Noah wondering if they want the same thing for their happily ever after.

Rowe is sure of one thing—nobody threatens his man. And he sets out to show anyone with a hidden agenda what a bad decision that was.

addtogr  amazon1


wwr

5

Even though I have pledged my undying love to Hollis 7e6c22cc4c29adb0f4a619d0806b71f1 (don’t worry my lovely, I won’t cheat)… I have to admit that Rowe and Noah are definitely my favorite couple. I just love the way they love each other and how they just grab life by the balls !! 

grab life by the balls gif - Google zoeken

When I first started this series I never would have expected them to turn out as my favorite pairing, but their book is definitely the one I re-read the most. Now I have this one to add to that, and let me tell you: it is awesome !!!

It has been a couple of years since Rowe pulled his head out of his ass and realized he was head over heels in love with Noah.  He still very much is and Noah loves him back just as much. 

QNvsOQb.jpg (182×276)

No relationship is perfect though, and insecurities are just a step around the corner.  But when Noah is personally threatened, and a piece of his past shows up in their lives…there is no room or time for doubt. 

Soon bullets and code names are flying and these boys once again show, how well they “perform” under pressure fcc37b1805a49c13a3f7d3d50b64ed47 Thank god for duct-tape 9f01372377900d9203bc4efe48eb1659

duct tape colors - Google zoeken

These two definitely still burn the sheets together !!!

I had an awesome time reading this one and I was extremely satisfied (hehehe) when I reached the end !!

Can’t wait for Hollis and Ian’s book. Though I would be very pleased if Jocelynn and Rinda could set JB up with a HEA of his ownfcc37b1805a49c13a3f7d3d50b64ed47 How about it ladies ???

cooltext327015497983738



Noah smiled to himself as he watched Rowe drive them home. His hands slid easily along the leather wheel. Soon those strong hands would be stroking down his body. The way the man kept looking at him during the wedding had him half-hard all evening. He knew it was the wedding—all the romance in the air.

A lingering worry had nipped at him earlier in the day that Ian’s wedding would bring back painful memories of Rowe’s own wedding, but he seemed fine and Noah couldn’t be more thankful.

So, he watched those hands. Being touched by Rowe was like nothing else in this world. The man worshiped his body with an all-in intensity that frankly awed Noah. And he knew that wouldn’t change, no matter how long they were together. He took in his dark-red hair, lit by moonlight, disheveled as usual, and his ripped shoulders and arms. The man filled out a suit well, but he couldn’t wait to peel him out of it.

“Keep staring at me like that, and I’ll be finding a secluded spot to pull over,” Rowe murmured, giving him a steamy look.

“That’d be fine with me. Did I tell you how hot you are today? You should wear suits more often.”

“Soon as we get home, I’ll show you my birthday suit.”

“That’s my favorite suit of all.” Noah grinned.

Rowe pulled to a stop at a red light and turned toward him, his green-eyed gaze hotter than the sun. “You clean up nice yourself. Come here.”

Noah leaned over to kiss him. Brakes squealed sharply. Noah jerked his lips away from Rowe’s before they could touch. A car had pulled up, perpendicular to theirs, in the middle of the intersection. A loud bang quickly followed and the ping of glass breaking. Startled, he looked at the windshield to find a small hole in it.

“Shit, get down!” Rowe grabbed him and shoved him into the seat, covering him with his body just as another shot broke through the windshield.

“Someone is fucking shooting at us!” Rowe stretched over him to reach the glove box where he kept his gun. He yanked it out but stayed down. “Are you hurt?”

Noah couldn’t believe the man covered him, but that was Rowe. “No, I’m fine. You?”

“I’m good.”

Tires squealed again and the roar of the car engine grew softer. A knock on the driver’s window had them both jerking upright. Rowe aimed the gun in that direction, ready to put two in whoever was stupid enough to be standing there. Noah rose, ready to jump out of their truck and attack.

The woman outside screamed and ducked away from the window. “I was just making sure you were all right!” she yelled, and Rowe immediately lowered his gun. “The person shooting drove off, but I got a good look at the car. I’m beside you at the stoplight. The driver just pulled right into the intersection and someone shot out of the front passenger window. Is everyone okay? I called 9-1-1.”

Noah looked out the windshield to find the first hole directly in front of him. He turned and found a matching bullet hole in the seat. It would have pierced his heart. Whoever shot at them had one hell of an aim. Or at least, they would have if Noah hadn’t leaned over to kiss Rowe at that moment. Holy fuck, that was close!

His stomach was in knots as he met his boyfriend’s gaze. “What the hell?”

Rowe rolled down his window, apologizing to the woman for scaring her. “What kind of car was it?”

“A black Volkswagen hatchback.”

“Did you see anyone in the car? Could you tell if either person was a man or woman?”

“The passenger looked like a man. I’m sorry, I didn’t get a good look at the person’s face.”

Sirens sounded in the distance, getting steadily closer. Rowe put his gun back into the glovebox and they both got out of the truck to look at the damage. Two police cars arrived with a roar of engines. The first cop opened his door and stood with his gun at the ready.

“The shooter drove away,” the woman yelled. She was certainly helpful and brave to have gotten out of her car at all. Her red Honda was still parked at the light beside them with several more cars stalled there as well. None of those people had gotten out of their vehicles, but now they did as the police gathered.

Rowe and Noah answered questions but because they’d ducked, they had less to offer by way of explanation than the woman who’d witnessed the whole thing.

“Was more than likely a drive-by,” one of the cops said as he made a few notes in his little notepad. “We’ve had a few of them recently. I’m glad nobody was hurt this time. The others weren’t so lucky.”

But Noah had a feeling it wasn’t some random drive-by.


 

Meet the Author

Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott have teamed up to combine their evil genius to create intense gay romantic suspense stories that have car chases, shoot outs, explosions, scorching hot love scenes, and tender, tear-jerking moments. Their first joint books are in the Unbreakable Bonds series.

Website | Facebook | Twitter | eMailTumblr


Enter Giveaway 

arrow-971322_960_720 (1)22

 a Rafflecopter giveaway


 

Release blitz “This for That” (The Edge of Retaliation #1) by Bella Jewel


Check out this awesome new release by Bella Jewel and read my review !!


46140910. sy475

Title: This for That
Series: The Edge of Retaliation
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: Romance, suspense
Release date: July 23rd, 2019
Rating: 4 stars

 

png-red-lips-lips-kiss-png-image-1800 BLURB

What would you do, for revenge? 

Dear Diary, 
Oh, who am I kidding? 

 

Dear Life, 
You’re cruel. You’re heartless. You’re sick. You’re really damned twisted. 
Do you know that? 
Nope… 
Still doesn’t cut it. 

Dear Fate…yeah, that’s the one. 

Dear Fate, 
What the actual hell? 
What exactly did I do to deserve the life you paved for me? 
Did I bother you so? 
Was I awful? 
Did I not pray enough? 
You took my life into your hands, fate, and you twisted it. 
You turned it into a broken mess, and you made it ugly. 
You made meugly. 
A life for a life. 
An eye for an eye. 
That’s how it goes, right? 
Her life. Now mine. 
Someone is coming for me, but you already know that, don’t you fate? 
Did you plan it? 
Did you even try to tell them it wasn’t my fault? 
That it was an accident? 
That I didn’t mean for it to happen? 
Or is this part of your sick and twisted plan? 
I have one last question, fate, before you go… 
Have you got a hero for me? 
Because I’m going to need one.

addtogr


PURCHASE LINKS 101-512

US: https://amzn.to/2IlMFzz
UKhttps://amzn.to/2XellLT
CA:https://amzn.to/31AOAb3
AU: https://amzn.to/2WNTanC

Free in Kindle Unlimited


wwr

4

I am an avid “Bella Jewel” reader. She writes it and I have to read it, some of her biker books are in my top reads of all time. Now the blurb for this one really had me intrigued because it doesn’t really give away much…Just like my review won’t 8395d0eafef930eaeb828283ccf84f9f1111

I'm mean gif - Google zoeken

As much as I wanted to know what this book was about…because I do love my spoilers…I am glad I went in kind of blind. If you really want to enjoy this story…stay away from any spoilers.

This book wasn’t like anything I expected and from the very first page, I scooted to the edge of my seat and stayed there !!

There were times when the heroine annoyed me a bit, but then I realized that her whole life crumbled to pieces when she was just 16 years old… She didn’t grow up like a normal teenage girl. So I forgave her for irritating me at times…well mostly 😛 

I am cruel gif - Google zoeken

Unfortunately, I can’t give you much more than this. Just know that I read the last page of this with my mouth wide open…absolutely flabbergasted. I had some idea of the direction this book was taking, but this author still managed to shock the hell out of me !! I love that 😉 

shocked as shit gif - Google zoeken

When I decided I had to read this book, I had no idea it was gonna end with the mother of all cliffhangers or I might not have signed up so eagerly. Thankfully I did find out before I started reading, and so I waited until the very last moment to dive in….because cliffhangers are a definite pet peeve of mine !!

Bella did make a statement at the end of the book, promising that it won’t be long until the next one comes out and I will just have to trust her on that. 

please hurry gif - Google zoeken

To be honest, I really need the next book RIGHT NOW, so every minute will be too long in my eyes. 


AUTHOR BIO 

Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.
 

AUTHOR LINKS

Facebook | Twitter | Amazon| Goodreads| Website


 

Blog Tour “Lies” by Kylie Scott


Lies, a steamy, fast paced standalone filled with the perfect blend of heat and humor from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, is available now!

46064206

Title: Lies
Author: Kylie Scott
Genre: Romance
Release date: July 21st, 2019
Page Count: 242 pages
Rating: 4 stars 

 

download222 BLURB

Betty Dawsey knows that breaking things off with Thom Lange is for the best. He’s nice, but boring, and their relationship has lost its spark. But steady and predictable Thom, suddenly doesn’t seem so steady and predictable when their condo explodes and she’s kidnapped by a couple of crazies claiming that Thom isn’t who he says he is. 

Thom is having a hellish week. Not only is he hunting a double agent, but his fiancé dumped him, and thanks to his undercover life, she’s been kidnapped. 

Turns out Thom is Operative Thom and he’s got more than a few secrets to share with Betty if he’s going to keep her alive. With both their lives on the line, their lackluster connection is suddenly replaced by an intense one. But in his line of work, feelings aren’t wanted or desired. Because feelings can be a lethal distraction.

addtogr


Download your copy today!101-512

Amazon  AppleBooks  Amazon Worldwide Nook    /  Kobo

Amazon Print: https://amzn.to/2XzZz1O



wwr

4

I like so many others already, really had a “movie” vibe when reading this book. The fact that the cover model seems to be Keanu Reeve’s twin only amplified that feeling. Of course, I couldn’t get the handsome man out of my head once I laid eyes on this cover…which is not a bad thing… at all !!!

john wick gif - Google zoeken

This book also reminded me a bit of the movie “True” Lies”, which again…was not a bad thing, since I loved it. 

Betty wants to end her relationship with Thom. He is a good guy but they don’t seem to be having any chemistry and he is quite boring in her eyes. Boy, is she in for a surprise !!

surpise keanu reevs gif - Google zoeken

I absolutely love some suspense and mystery in my romance and this book delivered on both accounts. I also really enjoyed Betty finding out everything there was to Thom. 

It is not every day that you find out your boring fiancee is, in fact, a secret operative. Of course, this means that he is also a big fat liar !!!

liar liar gif - Google zoeken

Question is…will she forgive him for lying and embrace this ” not so boring” new version of him. Maybe she will…but they will need to make it out alive first 😛

I had lots of fun reading this one. The action, the mystery and of course the romance were delicious. 

john wick kissing gif - Google zoeken

Highly recommended for those who love some suspense in their romance novels 😉

cooltext327015497983738


Excerpt:

“You’re going to break his heart.”

“No, I’m not,” I say. “That’s sort of the whole point. If I really thought leaving him would break his heart, then I probably wouldn’t be leaving him in the first place.”

My best friend, Jen, does not look convinced.

Boxes fill a good half of the room. What a mess. Who knew you could accumulate so much junk in only twelve months? At least we weren’t together so long that I can’t remember who owns what. One year is about the sweet spot for this issue in relationships, apparently.

“The fact of the matter is, we’re not in love. We have no business being engaged, let alone getting married.” I sigh. “Have you seen the packing tape?”

“No. He’s just such a nice guy.”

“I’m not debating that.” I climb to my feet, then head up the stairs to the second bedroom. Thom’s unofficial workout room/home office. Not a room I normally go into. But it only takes a bit of rummaging to find what I’m looking for. Whatever else might be said about them, insurance assessors are organized. The bottom drawer of Thom’s desk has a neat stash of stationery. I grab a couple rolls of thick tape.

“And leaving him this way…” Jen continues as I head back down.

“How many times have I told him we need to talk? He’s always putting it off, saying it’s not a good time. And now he’s away again. I’ve been messaging him for the last week and he barely replies.”

“You know he has to drop everything once a job comes up. I realize he’s not the most exciting guy, Betty, but—”

“I know.” I smack down a line of tape with extra zest, sealing the lid of the last box. In this Operation Abandon Ship Posthaste, I know I’m definitely slightly the bad guy. But not totally. Say sixty/forty. Or maybe seventy/thirty. It’s hard to tell to what degree. “I do know all of that. But he’s always busy with work or away on some business trip. What am I supposed to do?”

A sigh from Jen.

“When you realize you’ve made such a monumental mistake, it’s hard to sit and wait to fix things. Nor is it fair on either of us to keep up the pretense.”

“Guess so.”

“And the fact that he’s yet again made no effort to prioritize our relationship and make a little time for me in his busy schedule is just further proof that I’ve made the right choice in ending this now before it gets any more complicated. End of rant.”

Nothing from her.

“Anyway, you’re supposed to be on my side. Stop questioning me.”

“You wanted to get married and have children so badly.”

“Yeah.” I sit back on my heels. “I blame it all on playing with Ken and Barbie’s dreamhouse when I was little. But it turns out that being in a relationship with the wrong person can be even lonelier than being alone.”

Jen and I have been friends since sharing a room in college. We’ve witnessed the bulk of each other’s dating ups and downs. For some reason, I’m the type of girl who guys will go out with, but don’t tend to stick with. Apparently, I’m fuckable—just not girlfriend material. Maybe it’s my smart mouth. Maybe it’s the whole not fitting current societal expectations of beauty i.e. I’m fat. Maybe I was born under an unlucky star. I don’t know; it’s their loss. Like anyone, I have my faults, but all in all, I’m awesome. And I have a lot to give. Too often in the past few months, I’ve had to keep reminding myself of this fact.

“There are just so many jerks out there,” Jen says. “I was happy that you’d found a good one.”

“I think I’d prefer a jerk who was genuinely into me than a nice guy phoning it in.

Honestly, I’d rather go adopt a dozen cats and settle into old age and isolation than be with someone who treats me as if I’m an afterthought.”

She looks at me for a long moment, then nods slowly. “I’m sorry it didn’t work out.”

“Me too.”

“Time to start filling up the cars. Boy, do you owe me.”

I smile. “That I do.”

Jen stands and stretches before picking up one of the boxes labeled kitchen. “I just didn’t want you to do something you’d regret, you know?”

“I know. Thank you.”

Alone in the two-bedroom condo, everything is silent. My parting letter sits waiting on the coffee table with his name written on the front. A slight bulge in the envelope betrays the shape of my engagement ring. It’s a sweet, simple ring. One small diamond perched on a band of yellow gold. My hand feels wrong without it. Naked. They say there are different love languages and you have to take the time to learn your partner’s needs. It’s like he and I never quite got there. Or maybe I’m just crappy at relationships.

The bridal magazines I’d collected are in the trash. Perhaps I should have taken them into the florist shop where I work so someone could get some use out of them. But this feels more symbolic, more definite. My family are a couple of states away, and I have only a few of what I’d classify as good friends. Being an introvert makes it hard to meet people. A boyfriend, a husband, would mean I’m no longer alone. Someone cares about me and puts me first. At least part of the time. Only Thom doesn’t any of the time, so here we are.

I tighten my ponytail of long dark hair. Then, in a rare display of dexterity that my yoga instructor would be proud of, I stack three boxes in my arms and head outside into the hot afternoon sun. Jen’s Honda Civic is parked at the curb, the trunk standing open as she moves things about inside. My old Subaru sits in the driveway waiting to be filled. Birds are singing and insects chirping. It’s your typical mild autumn day in California.

That’s when the condo blows up behind me.


About Kylie Scott

Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013, 2014 & 2018, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.


Connect with Kylie Scott
Amazon  /  Bookbub  Facebook Twitter  Instagram

Goodreads  Pinterest  Book+Main Bites  /  Website


sb

Release Blitz Wicked Promises by L.A. Cotton

Wicked Promises, an angsty, emotional new adult romance from L A Cotton is live!!!


46211587. sy475

Title: Wicked Promises
Series: Wicked Bay #7

Author: L.A. Cotton
Genre: YA/NA Romance
Release date: July 17th, 2019
Rating: 4,5 stars 

 

PinClipart.com_kiss-lips-clipart_3637425 BLURB

The edgy, angsty, addictive YA/NA crossover series from L A Cotton continues…

Forever is a long time.

Summer Stone-Prince has her whole life mapped out. Attend college with her childhood sweetheart. Graduate. Get married and live happily-ever-after. But all it takes are two little words and everything changes.

Everything.

Lost and alone, Summer finds herself wondering how she’ll ever weather the storm.

Until she finds comfort in the arms of an unexpected savior.

There’s only one problem—he can’t promise forever, he can only give her right now.

addtogr  amazon1


 BUY NOW

“The angst slapped me in the face and I was alternating between crying and laughing throughout the whole story.” Wendy’s Wycked Words 

“A story of heartbreak and healing, LA Cotton has just once again proved why she’s a 1-click author for me.” ~ Queen of the Books


wwr

4,5

After reading and loving The Trouble with You , I went back to check out more books by this author. I absolutely devoured this series after reading the first book. All the books are a wonderful mix of friendship, family, love, hate and teenage angst….just delicious 9f01372377900d9203bc4efe48eb1659

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor delicious gif

I really enjoyed every single book, though some I loved more than others, which goes for the characters as well. Now Summer, she has always been a favorite of mine. Just hanging out in the back, not causing any ruckus and trying to be sweet and caring with everyone. Her and her boyfriend Nick were doing awesome, and it seemed like they had everything planned out for the future…

That is until everything falls apart and when I say everything…I do mean everything. My heart broke for poor Summer… They say all bad shit comes in threes and in this case they were right…damn !!

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor why gif

But they also say that sunshine appears after the rain…and thankfully it did so for Summer. That’s not to say that all the bad things were suddenly solved…but it did help. Or should I say…he did help…a lot fcc37b1805a49c13a3f7d3d50b64ed47

pinterest chandlerjocleve

This was definitely one of my favorite stories in this series, right along with book 1, which also blew me away. 

The angst slapped me in the face and I was alternating between crying and laughing throughout the whole story.

I can’t wait to read more by this amazing author. I don’t know if there will be more books in this series, but I do know I am anxiously awaiting The Game You Play.

I highly recommend this series !!

cooltext327015497983738



About the Author

Edgy. Angsty. Addictive Romance.

Author of mature young adult and new adult novels, L A is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find L A immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

 

FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | AMAZON

OFFICIAL WEBSITE


 

 

 

“Untamed Delights”, by Suzanne Wright

Check out the awesome 8th and last book in the incredible “Phoenix Pack” series !

https://www.facebook.com/suzannewrightfanpage/photos/a.1394558954090575/2278401949039600/?type=3

Title: Untamed Delights
Series: The Phoenix Pack
Author: Suzanne Wright
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Release date: July 16, 2019


 

LIPS (1) Blurb

Return to the sensual and feral stirrings of the Phoenix Pack as a woman who’s already bound to one man is tempted by a wolf who’s bound only to his nightly desires.

Cat shifter Mila Devereaux can’t help but see it as a betrayal. That her one true mate imprinted himself on another female was hard enough to accept. Struggling to be at peace with her loveless fate, she doesn’t fight the suggestion of entering an arranged mating. Then she meets Dominic, a pack enforcer with a notorious reputation. It’s in his very scent. This irresistible playboy—and delicious badass wolf—is making Mila’s fantasies come alive again.

Alarming, compelling, and heady with sensual energy, Dominic is an expert at making women shed their inhibitions. Now everything about him—his killer smile, his perfectly sculpted body, and his smooth-as-honey voice—is drawing in a captivating new catch. But for the first time in his life, Dominic is feeling more than a fling. He finds himself tantalized by a female who makes him think of forever. He wants all of Mila and won’t be satisfied until he has it.

As the passion grows wild, so does the risk. They’re falling in love in the shadows and secrets of their pasts. And it’s threatening to destroy everything Mila and Dominic are fighting for. And are destined for.


amazon1addtogr



wwr

4,5

Oh, how I love this author and anything she writes !! I am a huge fan of shifters, vampires, and demons and so you can imagine my giddiness the day I discovered Suzanne Wright’s books. I have been a stalker fan, ever since.

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor stalker fan gif

Writing this review is a bit double for me. This is the 8th and last book in the “Phoenix Pack” series after all and I am not bored yet….not by a long shot. No matter how much I have wanted to read “Dominic’s book (ever since book 1) I am a bit sad now that I am done… I am not ready to say goodbye !! These people are all like family now …if my family consisted of big bad broody alpha wolves that is 😛 

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor pack of wolves gif

Thankfully, Suzanne has stated at the end of this book, that we will be seeing all our favorites again. They will have cameos in the new and upcoming series `Olympus Pride`. And I also have “Shard of Frost” to look forward too and new books in the “Dark in You” series. So no time to be sad really !!

As I have said, I have been a bit in love with Dominic since meeting him in “Feral Sins”. I just knew that this incredible flirt would find an even more incredible mate 😉 But….not a true mate. I liked that…a lot. We have had all sorts of mates in this series and most of them were “true” ones, but I am thankful that Dominic’s story was different. They really made the decision to be together, without fate or whatever deciding for them. I mean Mila’s true mate was right under her nose and she could have fought for him if she wanted to…but she didn’t.

wicked sexy gif - Google zoeken

She didn’t want to be with someone who was in love with another, not even if they were technically “made for each other”. She chose for herself and her choice was Dominic…

This one was definitely another favorite of mine and I can’t wait to read Elliot’s story in Shard of Frost which is gonna be out about the same time this book is !!!

I highly recommend this series and all the others by this author !!

cooltext327015497983738


Make sure to check out all the other awesome books in all the other amazing series by this author


About the Author

Suzanne Wright is the author of From Rags ; Shiver ; the Mercury Pack series; the Deep in Your Veins novels; the Dark in You series; and the Phoenix Pack series, which includes, most recently, Wild Hunger and Fierce Obsessions . She lives in England with her husband, two children (one angel, one demon), and bulldog. When she’s not spending time with her family, she’s writing, reading, or doing her version of housework—sweeping the house with a look. Visit her online at http://www.suzannewright.co.uk.