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

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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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Bad Apple by Elle Kennedy

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

 

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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!

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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 😛 

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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.

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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.

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Release Blitz “Saint” by Chantal Fernando

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Wind Dragons and Cursed Ravens MC series comes sinners, saints and secrets…


Title: Saint
Series: Knights of Fury MC #1
Author: Chantal Fernando
Genre: Cont. Romance
Release date: July 1, 2019
Publisher: Carina Press

Rating: 3,5 stars

 

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Dear Skylar,

Five years. That’s a long time to go without talking to somebody, especially someone who was such a huge part of your life…

A letter from my first kiss and my childhood everything…from prison.

He may be nicknamed Saint, but this sweet, sexy biker most definitely has a wild streak. Hearing from him draws me right back into the Knights of Fury motorcycle club—the people I’ll always think of as family.

He’s still the only man I’ve ever wanted.

Each good, old-fashioned letter from my “prison pen pal” has my heart racing. Which is nothing compared to how I feel when Saint surprises me in person, as a free man.

I was just a kid the last time we saw each other, but the connection between us now is anything but innocent.

He’s the type of man who would do anything to protect his woman. And with my world crashing down around me, that’s exactly what I’m going to need.

This book is approximately 67,000 words
Please note: This book is part of the Knights of Fury MC series but can be read as a stand-alone.

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I love biker books…and so I had to give this new MC series by Chantal a try. I am glad to say that I enjoyed it very much and I will definitely have my eye out for the second book. 

Skylar is the youngest of 6 and also the only girl. She is also the only one from a different father, though her mother won’t tell her who her real father is. That’s okay though because she has an awesome stepfather. Hammer is the president of The Knights of Fury MC and a great father to Sky, and that’s a good thing because her mother is pretty much the opposite of great…

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Which she proves, when she takes Sky away from everything and everyone she has ever loved, when her relationship with Hammer does not work out. 

Sky is devastated when she has to say goodbye to the only father she has ever known…and to Saint, the only guy she has ever loved. She has had a crush on Saint for as long as she can remember and even though she is 5 years younger than him…he never made her feel like she was unwanted or a burden. He didn’t mind hanging with her. 

After her mom took her away, she never heard from any of them though…It seems like they just forgot about her and didn’t really care. 

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Now 5 years later, a letter from Saint is gonna show her that things aren’t always as they seem…and her mom is a bigger bitch than she thought. 

I really liked Saint and Sky together, they were pretty sweet and hot. That said…I could have done with a bit tougher and feistier heroine, but that is just my personal preference. Maybe the next book will give me my perfect heroine…you never know 😉

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Once Upon a Bad Boy, by Melonie Johnson

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Title: Once Upon a Bad Boy
Series: A Sometimes in Love novel
Author: Melonie Johnson
Genre:  Romance
Release date: June 25th, 2019
Page Count: 384 pages
Rating: 4 stars 

 

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Sadie Gold is ready to take her career to the next level with the role of a lifetime. Finally, she can shake her reputation as a pretty face with more wealth and connections than talent. But Sadie is not prepared for the wild turn her own life is about to take. The man in charge of training Sadie for her most demanding role yet is none other than her first real boyfriend—the one who took her heart and ran away.

WHEN IT COMES TO LOVE
Bo Ibarra is as good-looking and irresistible as ever. Maybe even more so, now that everything once worked against them—Sadie’s pampered and privileged upbringing and Bo’s childhood in a family struggling to make ends meet—is in the past. But the future is still unwritten…and getting there, together, means coming clean about painful secrets and slashing through nasty tabloid rumors while trying to control the attraction that crackles between them. Maybe it’s finally time for them to walk off into the sunset and into a true and lasting love?

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Sadie is about to have her dreams come true when she is offered a big movie role. There is just a little bump in the road…that being that the stunt coordinator is her ex

I like “second chance” love-stories and this one was very entertaining. 

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Sadie and Bo were childhood sweethearts, but he broke her heart and left her. Now they might have a second chance to find love again…together.

These two are not the same people they were years ago and maybe…they can work things out. The sparks are certainly still there 😉 

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But in order to finally be together again, they will need to work through their issues and their secrets.

This was a very nice second love story and I liked both main characters, though there were also some parts that had me grinding my teeth.

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The Doctor’s Secret, by Heidi Cullinan (Copper Point Medical #1)

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The brilliant but brooding new doctor encounters Copper Point’s sunny nurse-next-door… and nothing can stand in the way of this romance.

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Title: The Doctor’s Secret
Series: Copper Point Medical #1
Author: Heidi Cullinan
Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: April 23rd, 2019 
Page Count: 337 pages
Rating: 3,5 stars 

 

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Dr. Hong-Wei Wu has come to Copper Point, Wisconsin, after the pressures of a high-powered residency burned him out of his career before he started. Ashamed of letting his family down after all they’ve done for him, he plans to live a quiet life as a simple surgeon in this tiny northern town. His plans, however, don’t include his outgoing, kind, and attractive surgical nurse, Simon Lane.

Simon wasn’t ready for the new surgeon to be a handsome charmer who keeps asking him for help getting settled and who woos him with amazing Taiwanese dishes. There’s no question—Dr. Wu is flirting with him, and Simon is flirting back. The problem is, St. Ann’s has a strict no-dating policy between staff, which means their romance is off the table… unless they bend the rules. 

But a romance that keeps them—literally—in the closet can’t lead to happy ever after. Simon doesn’t want to stay a secret, and Hong-Wei doesn’t want to keep himself removed from life, not anymore. To secure their happiness, they’ll have to change the administration’s mind. But what other secrets will they uncover along the way, about Copper Point… and about each other?

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When I saw that Heidi Cullinan was releasing a brand spanking new series I jumped on it. She is after all the author of my “all-time favorite” Carry The Ocean, and let’s not forget “hot as balls Dirty Laundry. All the reasons for me to give this one a go 😉

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Now as much as I enjoyed reading this story, it didn’t blow me away like “Carry the Ocean” did. I don’t think anything ever will, so I am just gonna accept this fact. What I did love about this book was the “hospital setting“. I devour hospital series like crazy and so this was right up my alley.

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Hong-Wei is a new surgeon (read wonder doctor) at the hospital where Simon works as a nurse. It is pretty much love at first sight. I am not a huge fan of “insta-love” but I tried not to let it bother me too much.

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I am very curious about the next book and I will definitely read it !!

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Release day Review Under the Northern Lights by S.C. Stephens

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Title: Under the Northern Lights
Author: S.C. Stephens
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release date: April 30th, 2019
Page Count: 460 pages
Rating: 3,5 stars

 

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Mallory Reynolds is a driven woman fueled by her passion for photographing wild animals in remote locations. Every year she makes a trek deep into Alaska, but this time the unthinkable happens: she crash-lands after her plane stalls out in a storm. Injured, vulnerable, and threatened by the very creatures she loves, Mallory fears the worst—until she’s rescued by Michael Bradley, a mysterious mountain man living in self-imposed exile.

Mallory is grateful for Michael’s help but desperate to return home to let her family know she’s alive. Unfortunately, neither of them can leave Michael’s secluded cabin until spring. Mallory’s stuck with a stranger for months.

As Mallory recovers, a deep bond begins to form between the pair. Mallory is convinced that fate brought them together, but Michael is buried in his past, unable to move forward. Undaunted, Mallory tends to Michael’s heart as tenderly as he cared for her wounds—but will her love be enough to heal him?


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Mallory is a wildlife photographer facing one of my own biggest fears…Every year she travels through Alaska to take pictures of the animals. This year though, the plane she is flying herself (how kickass is that !!) goes down. 

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Michael has been running from his past and living a secluded life in Alaska for the last 5 years.  Mallory (literally) crashing into his life forces him to change his ways. She is depending on him to keep her safe…

This was definitely an adventurous read and there were times I was sitting at the edge of my seat. The romance part was a bit too slow burn for me though… It wasn’t anything like the “Thoughtless” series. That’s not to say that it wasn’t good…just very different.


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Michael was a great guy, though he had his own hang-ups to deal with. All in all, I enjoyed this story but it didn’t blow me away like I hoped it would.


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You Loved Me At My Darkest by Evie Harper (You Loved Me #1)

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Title: You loved me at My Darkest
Series: You Loved Me #1
Author: Evie Harper
Genre: Dark Romance
Published:  May 2015 
Page Count: 315 pages
Rating: 3,5 stars 

 

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Blood is thicker than water…

Having endured more than their share of tragedy, sisters Lily and Sasha embark on a dream holiday—only to find themselves in hell. Kidnapped by a rich madman, Sasha is sold into slavery, while Lily is forced to join The Collection, a unique bevy of exotic beauties enduring frequent horrors at the hands of elite bidders. However, no amount of pain and suffering will break Lily, who will stop at nothing to save her younger sister. Possibly with help from an unlikely ally.

Love is stronger than loyalty…

Attempting to prove his allegiance to his employer, Jake is tasked with guarding the unruly and uncontrollable Lily. He can’t afford to help her in her quest to free Sasha—not if he hopes to fulfill his own agenda. But in their dark, gritty, tension-filled world, solace is taken wherever it’s found. Bonds are formed and hearts engage despite Jake’s resistance and both their attempts at self-preservation.

When certain secrets come to light, the resulting explosion has breathtakingly bittersweet consequences that, by the end, may not leave everyone whole…or alive.


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So…I actually read books 2 and 3, before I started this one. I would, however, recommend starting with book 1, because it’s the events from this book, that will lead to the set-up of book 2. I am just a crazy person who likes to do things ass-backward. I had no problems with following the storyline of book 2 without reading this book first, but I will say that reading this one…gave me more insight into book 2 and 3. So learn from my mistakes 😛

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Because I had already read “You loved me at my Weakest“, I knew what this book was gonna be about.. and I also went in…feeling a certain way. This did not help me enjoy it more…it actually pissed me off….so…yeah, really not a smart decision on my part.

After losing their parents, Lily and Shasha, who are Australian, decide to take a trip to America, New York to be specific. Their dream vacation soon turns into a nightmare of epic proportions, when they are kidnapped and thrown into the world of sex slavery. They are taken to Columbia where they are separated and locked away.

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The reason these girls have been taken is because Marco, the mean kingpin of the story, likes to add beautiful women from all over the world, to his collection. The women in his collection live together at a secret location. Once a month (sometimes more) Marco organizes a private party, where the women are displayed and sold to the highest bidder for the night. The bidders can do with them as they please…well…without marking his prized possessions that is.


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Sasha is not joining Marco’s collection. He has no use for her, so the plan is to auction her off as a sex-slave. Lily is really scared, but she is more scared for her sister than she is for herself. So she is willing to do whatever it takes to get her sister out of there.


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I liked that Lily was a strong and feisty heroine, but I do have to say that there were moments she pissed me off. She kept being a hardass and disobeying….even when she knew chances where her sister would be hurt because of this. She just couldn’t stop running her mouth.


From the moment Jake laid eyes on Lily, he was done for. He is extremely attracted to Lily and he doesn’t want her in this awful hell.

But Jake has an agenda of his own and he can’t just let his feelings for Lily interfere with his own plans…plans he has been working on for years. So he does what he can, to keep her safe.

Lily feels the same attraction towards Jake, even though he is supposed to be one of the bad guys….she can’t help but fall for him.

Now this one was pretty heavy on the insta-love. Normally I can look past that, but being in the situation they were in….it felt a bit unbelievable. One moment she is taken away for a private party and being raped….and the next she is in love and having sex with Jake….one of the guys that is keeping her in this place…. ???

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I had a bit of a hard time with that. I can’t imagine that a woman being raped a few days prior, would be excited about any form of sex so soon after, but hey…maybe that’s just me.

Slowly secrets are being revealed, and with secrets, I mean Jake’s secrets. He is on a mission of his own. He can’t help Lily escape, because he needs to find the secret location where “the collection” is being held.

Now Jake…I also had an issue with. Because for 4 years he has been working his ass off to complete this secret mission, that is very close to his heart. But after setting eyes on this one girl….everything changes and he is willing the to fuck everything up for her …??  Maybe this sounds a bit harsh from my part, but you will understand better once you figure out what his mission is really about.

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I will tell you that this book ends on a HEA…. if you can call it that, because this book is what leads to “You Loved me at My Weakest” (which is my favorite) and so many things are still messed up. So I will rephrase and say that it ends on a HEA for this couple. Which also made me pissed off with Jake, because when all is said and done….he takes his new found love Lily and leaves….without a backward glance…… I was really disappointed with him at this point.

Now don’t take my ranting the wrong way. I really did enjoy this book. It’s just that having read book 2…which I really loved…I was a bit prejudiced going into this one. This is why I advice reading these books in the right order 😉

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Fallen Princess by Chantal Fernando (Wind Dragons MC #7)

From the New York Times bestselling author who “knows how to draw you in and keep you hooked” (Angela Graham, New York Times
bestselling author) comes a compelling tale of family loyalty and budding
romance starring the badass Clover Black as she is forced to choose between
following her heart or keeping her family safe.


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Title: Fallen Princess
Series: Wind Dragons MC
Author: Chantal Fernando
Genre: Romance
Release date:  April 8th, 2019, 2019
Rating: 3,5 stars 4,5

 

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Growing up as the Princess of the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club, Clover Black knows she’s had a thoroughly unique upbringing. As the daughter of the former President of the club, she’s expected to live a certain kind of life but she does the unthinkable…she goes to the police academy and becomes a cop. Without her family knowing.

After being assigned a new partner, the handsome Felix Banks, a friendship blossoms, but as Felix teaches her how to be a better cop, she finds herself falling for him, all while, struggling to keep her two lives separate. Tensions rise when the truth comes out and it becomes clear that Clover is being used for her motorcycle club ties.


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I have read an enjoyed several books written by Chantal Fernandez in the past and I have got to admit that I was very curious about this spin-off. I had already read a little bit about Clover in Ace of Hearts, which made me even more curious about her story. Also…a MC Princess, who is also a cop…I just had to read about that. 

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Now as much as I enjoyed the story…and I did…there was just one thing, or I should say, one person, that bothered me throughout most of the book… Clover. For some reason, I did not feel any connection with her.  I felt she was acting a bit entitled. She wanted her cake and eat it too. She forced her friends to keep secrets from the club and she came off as very judgemental. She also acted as if she herself was the best thing since sliced bread, especially when it came to her job, while she was just a rookie. I also didn’t get how she thought that the police force would not know or care about her biker family….dense much !!

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Since Clover’s mother also works for the FBI (informing or something) I didn’t get why Clover being a cop would be such a bad thing. I don’t get why and how she kept all of it a secret. 

Now I did really like Felix. He’s her new partner and he really knows what he is doing, on and off the job 9f01372377900d9203bc4efe48eb1659 His father was killed by bikers and so he doesn’t carry around a lot of love when it comes to MC’s. That said, he does carry a lot of love for Clover and so he was willing to work through everything to be with her… 

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I enjoyed the story and the suspense, but I have got to be honest and say that it was Felix and all the secondary characters that really made the book for me. I didn’t hate Clover but she definitely wasn’t my kind of heroine. She got better towards the end though 😉

Now I do have high hopes for Cara, she might be more of my liking. I also really liked Rhett so I am very curious to see what’s gonna happen with those two. 

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*Blog Tour Spotlight* Arctic Sun by Annabeth Albert

Everything’s bigger in Alaska, especially the HEAs. Annabeth Albert kicks off the brand-new Frozen Hearts series with Arctic Sun, an opposites-attract romance between a rugged outdoorsman and a smoking hot former male model.

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Title: Arctic Sun
Series: Frozen Hearts #1
Author: Annabeth Albert
Genre: Gay Romance
Published/Release date: April 1st 2019
Page Count: 384 pages
Publisher: Carina Press (Harlequin)
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He’s built a quiet life for himself in Alaska. But it doesn’t stand a chance against the unrelenting pull of a man who’s everything he shouldn’t want.

Ex-military mountain man Griffin Barrett likes his solitude. It keeps him from falling back into old habits. Bad habits. He’s fought too hard for his sobriety to lose control now. However, his gig as a wildlife guide presents a new kind of temptation in superhot supermodel River Vale. Nothing the Alaskan wilderness has to offer has ever called to Griffin so badly. And that can only lead to trouble…

River has his own methods for coping. Chasing adventure means always moving forward. Nobody’s ever made him want to stand still—until Griffin. The rugged bush pilot is the very best kind of distraction, but the emotions he stirs up in River feel anything but casual, and he’s in no position to stay put.

With temptation lurking in close quarters, keeping even a shred of distance is a challenge neither’s willing to meet. And the closer Griffin gets to River, the easier it is to ignore every last reason he should run.

Warnings: Publisher’s Note: Arctic Sun deals with topics some readers may find difficult, including sobriety and eating disorders.

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3,5

I think this was a nice enough read,  I am gonna be honest though and say that wasn’t completely blown away. Its the first book in a new series though, so I hope that the stories will keep getting better and better… It did make me want to take a nice long vacation to Alaska 😉

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Both of the MC’s struggle with some serious issues, which sets a bit of a serious tone right from the beginning. 

Griffin is a bit of a lone wolf, but when his uncle needs his help he feels like he has to step up…which he does. Griffin is a military veteran and a (recovering) alcoholic. He is struggling his way through life. Staying put…is one of his ways of coping.

River is a former model still recovering from, and dealing with a very serious eating disorder. He deals with his issues in the exact opposite way…by moving from one place to another.

Now I have got to be honest here… I love a good slow burn, but this story was just a bit too slow for my tastes. There were even times I felt a tad bored. My mind started wandering off and that is never a good thing. 

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That said…I did feel these two were good for each other. There was a certain sweetness about them. You know who didn’t have any sweetness… Griffin’s mom, I didn’t care for her at all. 

All in all this was a nice read and I am curious about the next book in this series. 

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Just a Bit Gay (Straight Guys #9) by Alessandra Hazard

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Title: Just a bit Gay
Author: Alessandra Hazard
Series: Straight Guys #9
Genre: Gay Romance
Published: December 12th, 2018
Page Count: 155 pages
Rating: 3,5 stars 3,5

 

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I have been a big fan of this series since book one and I have enjoyed all but one of them very much. Even though this is a bit of a shorty… I still really liked it. Now this series is called “Straight Guys” for a reason. They all feature a straight dude ending up in a gay relationship. Now they don’t usually just lie down and take it (<—- see what I did there), most of them fight against being gay, although I don’t really get why because they aren’t really homophobes either.  Continue reading

First Light by Christina Lee and Felice Stevens (Heartsville #2)

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Title: First Light
Series: Heartsville #2
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Genre(s): Gay Romance 
Release Date: November 24th 2018
Rating: 3,5 stars 3,5

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I’m gonna be honest here and admit to not having read the first book in this series, Last Call. I don’t exactly know why, since I often read books out of order. I will probably go back at some point and catch up. Thankfully this one can be read as a stand-alone. Continue reading

Fireworks by Sarina Bowen (True North #6)

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3,5

Well… I guess I have a confession to make. I haven’t read any book in this series “True North” yet and this is book 6. Seems like I have some catching up to do 😉 Continue reading

Pretty Pretty Boys by Gregory Ashe (Hazard and Somerset #1)

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3,5

I really enjoyed reading this one, but I have got to be honest here and say it also pissed me the fuck off !!! 

Before I say anything more, let me inform you that this is not a romance…not yet anyway. As I have come to understand, the MC’s don’t even get together until much later in the series. That said…there was still plenty of sexual tension to choke on No steam though…just so you know https://www.google.com/search?q=emoticons Continue reading