Blog Tour “The life that Mattered” by Jewel E Ann


“The wildly talented Jewel E. Ann consistency finds a way to level up. Every book she writes leaves me desperate for more! The Life That Mattered is a must-read.” – Ella James, USA Today bestselling author


The Life That Mattered, an all-new emotional and poignant novel from Jewel E. Ann, is available now!

Title: The Life That Mattered
Series: The Life Series #1
Author: Jewel E Ann
Genre: Romance Suspense
Published:  February 6th, 2020
Rating: 4,5 stars

 

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Sex isn’t love.
Love isn’t sex.
And friendship is neither.

The son of a French Olympic skier and a Malaysian fashion designer, Ronin Alexander has lived the life of a nomad, traveling the world to find his next adventure.

Life takes a dramatic turn when he meets Evelyn, a beautiful scientist who owns a bath shop in Aspen, Colorado. They defy all the rules of relationships, falling hard and quickly in love.

Their world intertwines with Evelyn’s two best friends, the Governor and his soon-to-be wife. The four become close—very close.

When tragedy strikes, things from their pasts are unveiled—unimaginable truths and the grim realization that life will never be the same.

Jewel E. Ann steps into another dimension with this mind-bending thriller, a provocative story that pushes boundaries and tests the true meaning of love.

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Principles of Spookology (The Spectral Files #2) by S.E. Harmon

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Title: Principles of Spookology
Series: The Spectral Files #2
Author: S.E. Harmon
Genre: Gay Paranormal Romance
Release date: January 15th, 2020
Rating: 4,5 stars

 

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No one said being a medium would be easy.

Rain Christiansen, former FBI agent and current cold case detective, is starting to think it’s the hardest job he’s ever had—and the most important. He’s determined to accept all the changes in his formerly well-ordered life, but that means embracing a whole lot of weird. There’s no instruction manual for meshing his work with his medium duties, and he’s painfully aware that he’s flubbing the job. So are the ghosts, who are becoming increasingly impatient. And stronger.

To complicate matters, he’s not sure what these spooktacular developments mean for his relationship. It certainly seems like Daniel McKenna, his partner in work and life, is in it for the long haul. But Rain can’t help but wonder how long that patience will last…and what he’ll do if Danny decides the intrusive ghosts are just too much.

Rain thought accepting his supernatural gifts would be the solution to his troubles. But he’s starting to realize his problems are just getting started.

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I fell deeply in love with Rainstorm when I read the first book about him and Daniel, P.S. I Spook You. It turned out to be a real favorite of mine. I mean hot detectives, paranormal activity, mystery/suspense, gay romance…what is not to love. 

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I had no idea that there would a second book, which might be a good thing because I would have been anxiously waiting the whole time. Now it just came as a big pleasant surprise.

This one should not be read as a stand-alone though, so if you haven’t read the first book yet….off you go 😉 

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Rain and Danny are finally back together..where they should be and they are solid. Much more solid than the ghosts surrounding Rain 😛 

Who are starting to be an issue really…the ghosts.  More and more seem to be seeking Rain out , and they don’t seem to care for boundaries much. Rain really wants to help them all out, and he has a nice crew helping him out, the PTU (Paranormal Tactical Unit), but not all is going as it should…

he is working “cold cases” as best as he can, while also trying to listen to all the ghosts wanting…no demanding his attention.

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They also seem to be getting stronger and stronger and they have no issues invading his privacy and therefore intruding into his relationship.

He really needs to find a way to control his gift, but all guru’s around him seem to be nutjobs, so what now… 

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I love this series so hard!! I can only hope there will be more and if not, that the author will come up with something just as good. I have high hopes !!

If you are a fan of the paranormal, mystery/suspense and some sweet man on man lovin’, then you should definitely give this series a go. You won’t be sorry!!

Highly recommended!!

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Blog Tour “The Harder You Fall” (Rixon Raiders #3) by L.A. Cotton


Check out the awesome third book in the Rixon Raiders series by L.A. Cotton!!

The Harder You Fall is LIVE !!

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Title: The Harder You Fall
Series: Rixon Raiders #3
Author: L.A. Cotton
Genre: YA Romance
Release date: 7th January 2020
Rating: 4,5 stars

 

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Cocky football players, school rivalry, and the girls who get in their way… the Raiders are back for one final play!

Mya Hernandez has scars.

The kind that run deep and leave marks.
Rixon is only supposed to be a temporary place to hide, but it’s quickly becoming something more.
She’s almost certain it has nothing to do with the blond-haired, blue-eyed football player who makes her laugh. Who makes her believe in fairy tales again.
Even if she knows her life is destined to be nothing more than a tragedy.

Asher Bennet has secrets.

Not the scandalous kind, but the ones that fester, slowly eating away at your soul.
On the face of it, he’s Mr Popular, always down for a party and causing a little mayhem.
But on the inside, he just wants someone to see him. Really see him. Too bad the one girl who sees past his facade has already friend-zoned him.
It’s probably for the best though.

She’s different.
A fighter.
She’s everything he wants but can never have.

Until Mya’s past and Asher’s present collide in ways neither of them saw coming.

And suddenly the thing you need most is the very thing you’re supposed to hate.

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Release Blitz “Then and Now”, Bella Jewel

Check out the third and final book on the Edge of Retaliation series by Bella Jewel!


Title: Then and Now
Series: Edge of Retaliation
Author: Bella Jewel
Genre: Romance
Release date: 28th October 2019
Rating: 4,5 stars

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The FINAL book in The Edge Of Retaliation series!!

Dear Fate,

Here I am, finally writing to you again.
Things haven’t changed, fate.
Time hasn’t healed anything.
As always, nothing makes sense.
Things aren’t coming together as they should.

Time has changed us very little.
It has only made everything that much more confusing.
Nothing is fixed.
Nobody is happy.
We still live with a dark cloud over our heads.
A cloud you refuse to clear away.

If only you’d explain yourself.
If only you’d tell me why you picked me?
If only you’d tell me why you took Celia?
If only you’d tell me why you chose Tanner?
If only you’d tell me why this web of lies keeps growing bigger?
Why you can’t just let us be?

I have no answers.
I do, however, have so many questions.
Can you answer those for me, fate?
Of course you can’t. You want me to figure this out.
To learn some valuable lesson.
How am I to do that, when you keep changing the rules?

No, fate, rules are not meant to be broken.
They’re there for a reason.
Stop changing reason.
You can’t control everything.

Right…
You can control everything.
You’re making sure I know that.
You’re making sure I know you’re coming for me.
For our final battle.
I’m ready, fate. I’m so ready.
It’s time for my freedom.
The freedom we both know I deserve.
I’ll get my peace.

Just you wait and see.

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Pre-Release day review “Heartsong” (Green Creek #3) by T.J. Klune

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Title: Heartsong
Series: Green Creek #3
Author: TJ Klune
Genre: Gay Fantasy Romance
Published/Release date: Oktober 22th, 2019
Page Count:  391 pages
Rating: 4,5 stars

 

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All Robbie Fontaine ever wanted was a place to belong. After the death of his mother, he bounces around from pack to pack, forming temporary bonds to keep from turning feral. It’s enough—until he receives a summons from the wolf stronghold in Caswell, Maine.

Life as the trusted second to Michelle Hughes—the Alpha of all—and the cherished friend of a gentle old witch teaches Robbie what it means to be pack, to have a home.

But when a mission from Michelle sends Robbie into the field, he finds himself questioning where he belongs and everything he’s been told. Whispers of traitorous wolves and wild magic abound—but who are the traitors and who the betrayed?

More than anything, Robbie hungers for answers, because one of those alleged traitors is Kelly Bennett—the wolf who may be his mate.

The truth has a way of coming out. And when it does, everything will shatter

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I started this book completely confused. I didn’t know up from down and I had nu clue what the freck was going on !!!

Now, I did re-read Wolfsong and Ravensong right before I started this one (you should do it too) so that was not the reason for my confusion. You will get me when you start this one…I can only say, hang in there…things will clear up !! 

I can honestly say that out of the three books in this series that are out now…this one stressed me out the most. Poor Robbie and Kelly…the hits just kept on coming. TJ sure knows how to make my poor heart bleed !!!

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Now I am not gonna go into the plot and spoiler the story. So this is about all you’re getting from me. I can, however, tell you that I really loved seeing all my favorite characters again. Team “human” still cracks me up and they (again) managed to keep things light when the darkness threatened to take over. 

After reading Robbie and Kelly’s story, I am even more excited about Carter’s book. I really believe his story might become my favorite, though it will be hard topping Ox (<—see what I did there). 

As most of you know, TJ’s books aren’t really high on the steamy side of things, and with Kelly being asexual, the steam is even lower than in the previous books. That said…the intimacy between Robbie en Kelly is definitely sky-high 😉 

Highly recommended !!!

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

 

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


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

 

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Zeb Evans doesn’t do messy.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

 

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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.

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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. 

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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 !!

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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. 

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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.

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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…

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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

 

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“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.*

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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 !!

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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.

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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. 

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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 !!

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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 😉

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

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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 

 

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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?

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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. 

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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…

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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.

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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

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Release Blitz Wicked Promises by L.A. Cotton

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


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Title: Wicked Promises
Series: Wicked Bay #7

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

 

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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.

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“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


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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

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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 !!

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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

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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 !!

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“Untamed Delights”, by Suzanne Wright

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

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


 

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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.


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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.

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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 😛 

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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.

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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 !!

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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.


 

A Breath Apart, by Christina Lee

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Title: A Breath Apart
Author: Christina Lee
Genre: Gay Romance
Release date: July 2nd, 2019
Page Count: 271 pages
Rating: 4,5 stars 

 

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The Fischers are the only family Brennan has ever known, and when they adopt him, he has no plans on doing anything to jeopardize that. Even if it means pretending Josh Daly doesn’t make his heart pound every time their eyes meet. 

The tension eases once Josh heads off to a Christian University on a baseball scholarship. Brennan stays put in Elm Grove to work at his family’s drive-in movie theater and take classes at the local community college. 

But when Josh comes home for summer break, the feeling not only returns, it transforms into a loud and commanding drumbeat he struggles to tune out. 

Finally admitting who he is feels overwhelming. There’s a reason Brennan remains a virgin and when he realizes Josh might be one too, the chemistry between them becomes impossible to ignore. Except acting on his attraction throws everything Josh has been raised to believe out the window. 

Plagued by fear and self-doubt, they finally surrender, placing their trust in each other and their undeniable connection. But facing the world together takes the sort of faith that will either strengthen their bond…or shatter its very foundation.

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I have been on a real YA streak lately and when I read the blurb for this one, I know I had to add it to my list. I sounded absolutely perfect to me and guess what ?? It really was !! I absolutely loved this sweet, but also a bit angsty, slow burn.

Those of you who are not a fan of insta love are definitely gonna love this one, because these two guys really take their sweet time… I kept screaming at them to kiss !!

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In the back of their heads, Brennan and Josh have always known there was something more between the two of them than friendship.  ever since they spend some time together at camp. But with both of them being so young still and Brennan just being adopted into his new family, not to mention Josh’s extremely religious parents, neither of them really gave it a second thought. Until now that is…

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Both of them are adults now and neither of them has ever dated a girl….and they are finally starting to fully realize why. But realizing why doesn’t make things any easier for them. Brennan is afraid his adoptive family won’t want him anymore and Josh has been lectured enough about homosexuality enough to know his family will never accept him being gay

But the heart wants what it wants and these boys definitely want each other !!

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These two were so adorable together. Seeing them make a connection and fall in love….discovering each other in all ways. It took them a while, but that first kiss was definitely worth the wait. So sweet and so hot 😉 

 But as they grew closer and more and more in love, I was waiting for the other shoe to drop…because it always does. 

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It did of course but it wasn’t all as bad as I thought it would be. I know this author can do really angsty when she wants to, but this book was pretty mild…at least I feel that way. Then again, I am a big angst-lover…

I highly recommend this one !!

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Release Blitz “Cruel Intentions”(Rydeville High Elite #1) by Siobhan Davis

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In the power struggle between two elite groups, one feisty girl will bring them to their knees…

Cruel Intentions, an all-new dark, high school bully romance from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis is available now!

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Title: Cruel Intentions
Series: Rydeville High Elite
Author: Siobhan Davis
Genre: YA Romance
Release date: June 10th, 2019
Page Count:  397 pages
Rating: 4,5 stars 

 

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In the power struggle between two elite groups, one feisty girl will bring them to their knees… 

Life is a cruel game where only the most ruthless survive. It’s a truth my mother rebelled against, and she paid for it with her life. Now, I play their game. Publicly accepting the destiny that lies in wait for me when I turn eighteen.

But, behind closed doors, I plot my escape. 

Trent, Charlie, and my twin, Drew, rule the hallways of Rydeville High with arrogance and an iron fist. I execute my role perfectly, hating every second, but they never let me forget my place in this world. 

Everyone obeys the rules. They have for generations. Because our families have always been in control.

Until Cam, Sawyer, and Jackson show up. Throwing their new money around. Challenging the status quo. Setting hearts racing with their gorgeous faces, hot bodies, and bad boy attitudes.

Battle lines are drawn. Sides are taken. And I’m trapped in the middle, because I made a mistake one fateful night when I gave my V-card to a stranger in a blatant F you to my fiancé. 

I thought it was the one thing I owned. A precious memory to carry me through each dark day.

I couldn’t have been more wrong. 

Because the stranger was Camden Marshall, leader of the new elite and my perpetual tormenter. He hates me with a passion unrivaled, and he won’t be the only one. Fire will rain down if the truth is revealed, threatening alliances, and the power struggle will turn vicious.

My life will hang in the balance.

But I’ll be ready, and I’m not going down without a fight


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When I started this book I couldn’t believe I was reading about 17 and 18-year-olds. The Rydeville High school is ruled by the Elite, which consists of Abby and her twin Drew, Trent, and Charlie. They are considered the rich and powerful. Now Abby may be part of the Elite, but she doesn’t have much say. She is expected to listen and act accordingly. Most of the Elite, are already arranged to be married. And Trent, the dude Abby is supposed to marry, he really tops the asshole cake !! 

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Not wanting to give any of herself to her “fiancee”, she decides to give her innocence to a stranger…a savior of sorts. Someone she chose for herself…a moment she will always hold dear. There is not much else she can do though…she is stuck in the life she was born in. 

She doesn’t know that everything she knows is about to change…and she will come face to face with her savior again… Will he still be her savior though. 

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I love high school settings, and when they have bullies in them…even better !! I was a bit confused when I started this one though. For a minute I thought they were all much older, but then I figured they were just that screwed up. I can’t imagine my parents just giving me away in marriage because of family business and status… 

As much as Abby was stuck, she still tried to be as strong as she could be. I really admired her and I can’t wait to see what is gonna happen next. 

Fair warning….we’ve got another cliffy right here !!!

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USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling Kennedy Boys, Saven, and True Calling series’.

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

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*Blog Tour* The Revenge Plan, by Linda Kage

Title: The Revenge Plan
Author: Linda Kage
Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance
Release Date: April 29, 2019

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After I caught my boyfriend cheating, I tried to be mature about it with an amicable split. But he took his retaliation too far, and I have officially had enough. No more Miss Nice Haven.

No one is allowed to lie to me, betray, embarrass, and devastate me, fill me with self-doubt, or put my future at risk, and expect to get away with it. He is going to feel my wrath.

Enter Wick Webster, his archenemy.

Nothing would provoke my ex more than to see me moving on with the one guy he hates most, so that’s exactly what I plan to do.

The only hitch in my brilliant scheme is Wick himself. He’s just gotta be all love-not-war and peace-is-the-only-way. He’s more concerned about helping me heal than seeking my sweet revenge.And what the hell is it about his soothihg presence and yummy looks that calls to me until I forget how much pain I’m in? He’s making it awfully hard to use and abuse him for my malicious means. The damn guy is making me fall for him.

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I really love Linda Kage’s Forbidden Men series and when I started this book, I had no idea that this was a spin-off of sorts. You see Haven is Sarah and Brandt’s daughter, and damn if that fact doesn’t make me giddy like a little girl !!!!

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I loved Sarah and Brandt, they were awesome and I can honestly say that Haven definitely inherited their wonderful traits. She sure as hell is just as strong…well, Sarah might be a tad bit stronger 😛 

But that is nothing compared to Wick’s traits. OMG, I loved that man the moment I set my eyes on him (in my mind..you should see him…he is so HOT). He was so deliciously funny, we should all be blessed with a man like that. 

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Now this book is long…but it didn’t feel long to me. Maybe that’s because I was so freaking happy to be back into the world of some of my favorite characters again. I wasn’t bored for a second. I just got pulled into the story from the very first page and there was nothing I could do but finish it. I like my books to be a bit on the longer side. That way I feel like I actually have a chance, to get to know the characters. There is also something about this author’s writing style that really does it for me. 

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I can only hope that there will be more books like this to follow. I would love for all the offspring to get their own book… 

Now I think it’s re-read time again, because I really do miss my “Forbidden Men“. 

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“You guys are totally off your rockers. I am not having sex with anyone just to get back at Topher. To me, that’d be like drinking poison and expecting him to die from it.”
Bentley gasped, affronted, and pressed a hand to her chest. “Sex isn’t poison.”
I rolled my eyes because SHE hadn’t been cheated on recently.
“Seriously,” Teagan went on. “Sex can be good for you. It’s actually the number one reliever in vaginal atrophy.”
I blinked. “In…what?”
“Inflammation, dryness, and thinning of the vaginal walls.”
“Huh?” I furrowed my brow, wondering how I’d landed myself in a sex-education class.
“You must massage the tissue down there, exercise it regularly and get the blood flowing so it remains healthy and elastic. Otherwise, it’s going to dry out like an unused rubber band and crumble apart.” She balled her hand into a fist as if wadding up something. “Just a brittle piece of hopelessness.”
Ouch.
Why did I suddenly want to wince and protectively cover my hoo-ha with both of my hands? Seriously, I’d just found an old rubber band last week. It had dried up and fallen to pieces as soon as I had picked it up.
Lord, I didn’t want my vagina to crumble apart like that.
But then Bella—bless her soul—rolled her eyes and muttered, “Oh, whatever. She doesn’t need a man to get the blood flowing down there. My faithful BOB has kept me more satisfied and elasticized than any human douche ever could.”
Teagan merely shrugged. “It’s more fun with a real penis though. Just saying.”
“Wow,” Lucy murmured, shaking her head. “JB must have some kind of magical cock to make you talk this way because, before him, you were all like, eww, men are so overrated. Sex is gross. Keep it away from me.”
Lifting her chin, Teagan sniffed proudly and rubbed her swollen belly. “He does. It even sparkles in the sunlight.”
“Ack,” I cried, covering my ears with my hands. “It is so impossible to think of JB that way. He’s like a cousin to me, T.”
“You know, you don’t actually have to have sex with anyone,” Bentley spoke up, making me glance at her in confusion. “You just have to make Topher believe you did.”
“Or…” Bella countered. “As much of a showboat as Topher is, the best way to get back at him would be to just move on and be happy. I have a feeling him seeing you moving on without him might drive him crazier than anything.”




Linda writes romance fiction from YA to adult, contemporary to fantasy. Most Kage stories lean more toward the lighter, sillier side with a couple meaningful moments thrown in. Focuses more on entertainment value and emotional impact.
 
Published since 2010. Went through a 2-year writing correspondence class in children’s literature from The Institute of Children’s Literature. Then graduated with a Bachelors in Arts, English with an emphasis in creative fiction writing from Pittsburg State University.
 
Now she lives with hubby, two daughters, cat Holly, and nine cuckoo clocks in southeast Kansas, USA. Farm girl. Parents were dairy farmers. Was youngest of eight. Big family. Day job as a cataloging library assistant.
 
Harry Potter House Gryffindor, Patronus White Stallion, character match Hagrid. Supernatural Team Dean. Game of Thrones Team Jon Snow and Tyrion Lannister. The Walking Dead Team Daryl. Outlander Team Jamie Fraser. Teen Wolf Team Stiles. Avenger Team Thor…or Hulk (can’t decide). Justice League Team Flash. Arrow Team Stephen Amell. Stranger Things obsessed. Heard Laurel, not Yanny.
Started out reading with the Baby-Sitters Club. Then moved to Sandra Brown, Linda Howard, Julie Garwood, and LaVyrle Spencer in high school. Now all over the place with her romance reading tastes.


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♥ Blog Tour ♥ Written with Regret, by Aly Martinez (Regret Duet #1)

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Written With Regret, the first in an all-new emotional duet from USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez, is available now!

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Series: Regret Duet #1
Author: Aly Martinez
Genre: Romance
Published: May 23rd, 2019 
Page Count: 234 pages
Rating: 4,5 stars 4,5

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Every little girl dreams of the fairytale. The one where the white knight rushes in to save her from the clutches of evil. They fall in love, have babies, and live happily ever after.

By that definition, my life should have been a fairytale too.

When I was eight years old, Caven Hunt saved me from the worst kind of evil to walk the Earth. It didn’t matter that I was a kid. I fell in love with him all the same.

But that was where my fairytale ended.

Years later, a one-night stand during the darkest time imaginable gave us a little girl. It was nothing compared to the pitch black that consumed me when I was forced to leave her with Caven for good.

At the end of every fairytale, the happily-ever-after is the one thing that remains consistent. It wasn’t going to be mine, but there hadn’t been a night that passed where I hadn’t prayed that it would be hers.

I owed Caven my life.

However, I owed that innocent child more.

And that included ripping the heart from my chest and facing her father again.

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I have a confession to make… I have waited until the last moment to start reading this one. Reason being…a dreaded cliffhanger. I absolutely hate cliffhangers and normally I avoid them like the plague and wait until all the books are out to start reading. So…why did I sign up for this one ?? Well the answer is pretty simple… because Aly Martinez is one of my favorite authors and I knew I wanted …no needed to read this book !!

So here we are now and I have been left with the mother of all cliffhangers !!!

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Thankfully this author seems to love her readers, because she is not making us wait too long, since the next book is already coming out next month…so fear not 😉 

I also knew going into this one, that I was probably gonna be hit with a truckload of angst…and sure enough…I was crying within a couple of pages !!

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Now I can’t say too much about the story itself because that would be spoilering and everyone who is familiar with Aly Martinez’ work knows it would be a big shame to spoiler one of her books. So I am gonna keep this one very vague…sorry definitely not sorry 😉

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As much as I hate cliffies, I am so glad I read this book. And I also have got to say…I didn’t even see the end coming. It really took me by surprise and I am still trying to figure out what the hell just happened !!

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I don’t mind being left in the dark for a little while though…It was definitely worth it and next month will be here before we know it.

I highly recommend this book and everything else this author has written 😉

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Life had never been easy for me. Chaos had been following me like a dark cloud, looming and hovering, casting its shadow far and wide despite how bright the path in front of me should have appeared. After growing up the way I had, where happiness had been more of a privilege than a choice, I knew better than to believe that that moment would be anything other than fleeting.

And one second later, the universe proved me right.

I opened the door to see who had rung the bell—a cursory check revealed an empty hallway.

And that’s when I heard it: the sound that changed not only my entire life in the present, but my life for all future days to come.

At first, it was just a grunt, but as if that baby could feel my gaze, the minute my eyes made contact, it let out a sharp cry.

Confusion hit me like a lightning bolt, sending me back a step. I used the door frame for balance as I took in the yellow blanket with a hole only big enough to reveal a pale-pink face.

“What the fuck?” I breathed. Glancing around the hall, I waited for someone to jump out and start laughing. When no one spoke up to issue a punchline, I took a step closer and repeated, “What the fuck?”

I was utterly unable to process the absurdity in front of me.

Of course, I knew the facts.

It was a baby.

On my doorstep.

Alone.

But the why in that equation was glaringly absent.

“Uhhh,” Ian drawled, peering over my shoulder. “Why is there a kid at your door?”

“I have no idea,” I replied, staring down at the squirming and now-screaming bundle. “It was just there when I opened the door.”

Ian shoved me to the side so he could stand beside me. “You’re shitting me, right?”

“Does it look like I’m shitting you?”

He looked from me to the baby, then back again. “How did it get there?”

We were two incredibly smart men who had created a technology empire out of nothing. But, clearly, a baby was too big for either of us to wrap our minds around.

I swept an arm out and pointed to the kid. “I have no clue, but I’m assuming it didn’t catch a cab.”

A light of understanding hit his eyes. He moved first, stepping over the crying baby and hurrying down the hall, searching around the corner near the elevator before returning alone.

The party continued behind me, but even with the door open, the loud chatter was no match for the ear-piecing cries happening in that hallway.

Veronica suddenly appeared beside me, her body going solid as she stammered out. “Is that…a baby?”

“Back up,” I urged, throwing my arm out to block her path as though the infant were going to suddenly morph into a rabid animal. And let’s be honest, I knew nothing about babies. Anything was possible.

Ian dropped to his knees, scooping up the wailing child. Meanwhile, I stood there like a gawking idiot, paralyzed by a weight I didn’t yet understand.

“Call the pol—” He stopped abruptly and reached into the top of the child’s blanket. “Oh shit,” he whispered, his wide, panic-filled eyes flashing to mine.

“What?” I asked, stepping toward him to get a better look at the kid. Only it wasn’t that tiny baby cradled in his arms that made my heart stop and bile rise in my throat.

There, in my best friend’s hand, was a folded piece of notebook paper that had been tucked into the child’s blanket. From the looks of it, the paper was unremarkable in every sense of the word. Blue lines, white spaces, hanging remnants from where it had been haphazardly ripped from a spiral bound notebook. Even the crease was crooked. But it was my name scrawled on the outside in messy, black ink that made it the most remarkable paper in existence.

I snatched it from his hand and, with blood roaring in my ears, opened it.

Caven,

I’m sorry. I never meant for this to happen. This is our daughter Keira. I’ll love her forever. Take care of her the way I can’t.

Written with regret,

Hadley

The hall began to spin, my head feeling like every ounce of blood had been drained from my body. The thundering in my ears faded and the loud chatter of my guests, who were suddenly aware that something was happening at the door, roared to life.

And then the chaos finally found me all over again—the past playing out in my head like my life flashing before my eyes.

I sucked in a deep breath and looked at the baby in his arms. The blanket had fallen off its head just enough to reveal a patch of fine hairs, more orange than its mother’s red.

“Call the police,” I declared, turning on a toe and walking back into my apartment, leaving Ian standing in the hall with Hadley’s child.

Shoving through the crowd of concerned onlookers, I headed straight to the bottles of liquor lining the counter. I didn’t bother with ice or even a glass. I threw back that bottle of vodka, hoping like hell the burn of the alcohol could numb the panic coursing through my veins.

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Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her husband and four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and olives. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.


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