R E V I E W ➠ Black Sheep by Meghan March

2019 ARCs, Angsty, August 2019 Review, Dark Romance, Enemy-To-Lovers, Sizzling, TOP 2019 MUST READ

Dirty Mafia Duet Book #1

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Every family has a black sheep. 
In the infamous Casso crime family, that black sheep is me—Cannon Freeman. 
Except I’m not a free man. I’ve never been free. Not since the day I was born. 
I owe my loyalty to my father, Dominic Casso, even if he won’t publicly acknowledge me as his blood. 
I’ve never had a reason to go against his wishes… until I met her. 
Drew Carson turned my world upside when she walked into my club looking for a job. 
Now, my honor and my life are on the line. 
Going against my father’s wishes might buy me a bullet straight from his gun, but black sheep or not, it’s time to make my stand. 
She’s worth the fallout. 

RELEASE DATE: August 27, 2019

It’s clear Cannon Freeman doesn’t follow the rules, and his unpredictability makes him more dangerous than I expected.

-Drew

Not my first ride with Meghan and HAHA won’t be the last! Now, this book though…mmmhm love me some good dark romance and having experience with the author before, I am expecting big things. What an interesting start to this book, jumps right in and just to clear the record right now, I would have served Tanya a slice of my ‘fuck off’ pie if I was Drew!

Drew is on a mission, that’s why this job was so important to her. In her profession and person it is crucial she get’s down the the point. What stands in her way? Cannon Freeman, the protege son of Dom Casso. But what turned from a simple job interview, all of a sudden Drew is in for many surprises. Let’s just say that Cannon is in the same boat when it comes to Drew. Secrets, lies and deception is what happens next, Drew thought one thing and got another, while Cannon was taken one way but is another!!

Without giving away too much, this is NOT what i expected and IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE. I mean, this book drew me in, kept me captivated and then basically obliterated my heart and nerves at the end!! I am so happy that I have Book #2 already handy and was able to continue reading, the ending a a dangerous place to be…

I do want to let you know of what to expect, if you’ve read Meghan March all I can say is THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT YOU WILL GET and if you haven’t…first: GET ON IT! and second: you will get beautiful words, expressive words, smooth transitions, captivating story line and the characters will have you wishing you were them in that moment!!

2019 MUST READ list!!
Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Defiant by Bella J.

2019 ARCs, Angsty, August 2019 Review, Biker Romance, Dark Romance, Tear Jerker


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Infatuation is a dangerous thing.
It devours you. Manipulates you. Owns you.
You can try to ignore it, try to move past it. But it’s more powerful than you. It won’t let go.
The day I first saw him, infatuation dug its claws into my soul. I couldn’t stop it. Everything faded. Except him.
My infatuation blinded me. Made me see what it wanted me to see. Now I’m lost within the lie. Caged by the beast.
In the end, he will have me.
Until then…I fight.

RELEASE DATE: August 28, 2019

Not my first read by author and I have read Book #1 Depraved, and that is something I would highly recommend reading before this!! Gosh, where Book 1 left off was painful to wait for Book 2, not going to lie. This one is EXPLOSIVE!

Alyx and Granite…not sure where to begin here because nothing changed. Alyx is still seeing Granite as the monster and Granite can’t not feel guilty about everything that has happened. They both can’t deny their chemistry and maybe even meant to be after all but things don’t go as smooth sailing, even when one would think THE GOOD is going to happen…prepare because it WILL HIT YOU!

Granite wants to really make it and as in PRESIDENT make it of the MC Club but at what cost? Hard decisions are made and people are hurt. Alyx is already unsure of herself and now after the incident, everything has gotten even more rocky. Does this mean it;s the turning point finally for the two?

THIS IS A ‘ALL THE FEELS’ type of book, as was Book 1 but this one specifically much more. You feel every single word down to the core, the betrayal, lies and hurt. For it being dark and very vivid it’s very enchanting, draws you in even in the bad. You still get the romance, passion and love…but for a price for sure! Emotional Price that is!! Watch out for the twist and I am so happy I got to finish Alyx & Granite’s story!!

Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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American street kings series BOOK #1


R E V I E W ➠ Broken Knights by LJ Shen

2019 ARCs, Angsty, August 2019 Review, Friends-To-Lovers, Tear Jerker, YA Romance

All Saints High #2

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Not all love stories are written the same way. Ours had torn chapters, missing paragraphs, and a bittersweet ending.
Luna Rexroth is everyone’s favorite wallflower.

Sweet.
Caring.
Charitable.
Quiet.
Fake.
Underneath the meek, tomboy exterior everyone loves (yet pities) is a girl who knows exactly what, and who, she wants—namely, the boy from the treehouse who taught her how to curse in sign language.
Who taught her how to laugh.
To live.
To love.
Knight Cole is everyone’s favorite football hero.
Gorgeous.
Athletic.
Rugged.
Popular.
Liar.

This daredevil hell-raiser could knock you up with his gaze alone, but he only has eyes for the girl across the street: Luna.
But Luna is not who she used to be. She doesn’t need his protection anymore.
When life throws a curveball at All Saints’ golden boy, he’s forced to realize not all knights are heroes.
Sometimes, the greatest love stories flourish in tragedy.

Release Date: August 25, 2019

“Moonshine,” he whispered.
“You fill up the empty, dark space–like the moon owns the sky. It is quiet. It is bright. It doesn’t need to be a ball of flame to be noticed. It simply exists. It forever glows.”

He looked cold as tombstone. I’d always thought of him as a cold-blooded creature.

Not my first read by author but my first official ARC review, and I have to say that I have not read Book #1 in this series Pretty Reckless, so here I go. Also I’d like to clarify that I usually and by usually I mean I really never read any YA romance, so this will be something new for me and an experience.

From understanding that Luna is the girl who is in love with Knight and vise versa even from very young age. It’s very sweet when they are at that vulnerable age and young love! Then you get the back story about her parents and HEARTBREAK. I can only imagine how they both feel. In some way I can relate to her social up-bringings, just heartbreaking!

From the book:
Oftentimes, he smelled of my heartbreak.

The untouchable and the nobody, I know it’s of young age but my heart really hurt for this. And so it goes on, a faker and a liar! Oh the young days, this sure reminds me exactly how well LJ Shen is with her words. This story sure took me for a ride, as painful as it was, it was like real life. I rather enjoyed it considering I do not do YA and was little nervous to try.

The reason my review doesn’t contain a lot of book information is because I don’t know how to review a YA yet, I am focusing on the positive therefore all I can say is that it will take you for a ride, break you and then break you even more before it remotely puts you back together. Also the whole timeline from them being 8/9 and then teenagers just barely up to 19/18 age, the parents pain, the high school pressure, it was all INTENSE! I’d like to mention that LJ Shen is the shit when it comes to words, even though this was not my taste because it’s YA i appreciate the story and words SO MUCH, she just has a way with them and it’s magical!

Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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All Saints High Series

R E V I E W ➠ Reining Her In by Katie Ashley

Angsty, August 2019 Review, Enemy-To-Lovers, Slow Burn

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The last time I saw Declan St. James was at our rehearsal dinner. That was shortly before he jilted me at the altar. To avoid the swarm of whispers and finger pointing every time I dared to show my face in public, I fled two hours south to Atlanta and never looked back. Over the last decade, I’d planned hundreds of scenarios about how our next meeting would go down. The expletives I’d hurl at him. Which knee I might use to annihilate his balls. Which dimpled cheek on his ridiculously handsome face I would send a stinging slap across.  But being elbow deep in a cow’s ass was not one of them.  Normally, I didn’t get up close and personal to a bovine’s rectum. At least not since veterinarian school. But desperate times found me back home to attend my grandfather’s funeral, who happened to be the town’s large animal vet. Those two facts had left me wading through manure in Roy Wallace’s pasture to care for a distressed heifer.  While time and maturity seemed to have changed him from the boy I knew, I still wasn’t falling for his charm. Or his hard, chiseled body. Or ass you could eat dinner off of.  No, I wasn’t going back down that street again. Unfortunately, Declan didn’t seem to get the message. Instead, he seemed as stubborn as he ever was and ready for a fight. It’ll be the fight of his life for me to let him back in my heart.

Maybe I would find a Prince Charming, but even if I didn’t, my life would matter. I would matter.

-Payton

Ignore him. Be the better person. He needs Jesus.
-Payton

Not my first read by author, actually she was I believe my 4th or 5th read ever when I started many moons ago, so since then I have loved her books! And the fact that she hasn’t published since last year Winter, score I was SUPER EXCITED FOR THIS!
This was something NEW to me from the author, I am I guess you can say expecting something from her because of all her books I’ve read so something new is always interesting and fun from a top favorite author of yours. This was VERY SWEET!!

It starts of with a castration, okay well a surgery..haha nope not human but pet even though I am sure after what Declan did, I’d want to castrate him. The funny part will be when you find out WHAT is in the dog’s stomach *face palm* anyways, Dr. Beasley is a Vet and a successful one at that.

When horrible news hits Peyton, she is going back to the one town she swore she’s stay away from after that sad day a decade ago. She feels very guilty for not being there more with and for her grandfather and now is attending his funeral. When she went back to town she didn’t think that the first time seeing Declan would be while her hand is knee deep in a cow’s ass literally…what’s worse is she lands in some cow manor just to make a point that her life was in the shits. But she can never forget that dreadful day and painted Declan as the evil villen after and that’s what she is keeping to.

When she finds out some news a couple days later, she is shocked at everything…not knowing and especially knowing that Declan was IN THE KNOW more than her, hurt even more. So she sets to make her point, being bull-headed and all. Declan though had some other ideas, but got squashed right after he found out the news himself. Basically from then on it’s GAME ON!

As I am always honest in my review’s, I was a little frustrated with this story. To ME okay ME, it just was there but wasn’t there. So reading it was great, Katie Ashley has fantastic writting skills what threw me off is the characters, it just seems a little blah and a little forced at times. Once you read it in one smooth try it seems okay but again I can’t put my finger on it. Don’t get me wrong it was everything I wanted from the author I just, maybe because I am sued to her more harder one’s and this is a sweet one.

The story contains laughs, drama, tragedy, lot’s of heart and romance. Declan YOU WILL LOVE HIM SO MUCH (maybe not the part of what he did at the beginning) but his redemption is beyond BEAUTIFUL! Payton is a little here and there, YES she has the right o be because of what he did but at times she was very harsh which in her redemption from that is beautiful all on it’s own. The side characters are equally great and this story is from the heroine’s POV only! It’s a story of second chance romance with a twist and a VERY SLOW BURN one at that!!

Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Truly Mine by Kennedy Fox

2019 ARCs, Angsty, August 2019 Review, Cliffhanger, Friends-To-Lovers, MUST READS!, Slow Burn

𝑻𝑹𝑼𝑳𝒀 𝑴𝑰𝑵𝑬 𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒔𝒕𝒚, 𝒔𝒍𝒐𝒘-𝒃𝒖𝒓𝒏 𝒇𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒓𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒘𝒓𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒅 𝒖𝒑 𝒊𝒏 𝒂 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒈𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒃𝒆𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒊𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚.

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The night we met in the dimly lit bar, she looked like a brunette bombshell, and I wanted to learn her deepest secrets. With sun-kissed skin and soulful bedroom eyes, she was pure temptation, and I was mesmerized. 
As one drink led to two, I craved more of her playful banter and taunting lips. Resisting her wasn’t an option, and we quickly became a desperate mess of tangled limbs and hot kisses. She tasted like the sweetest sin, but I was no saint. 
Once we caught our breaths, and it became obvious that meeting her wasn’t a coincidence, everything changed. Now I must deny her at all costs.

𝐹𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑠. It’s all we can ever be. 

After years of lying to myself and keeping her at a distance, I want to pull her close. Sophie’s on my mind more than ever as my instincts to protect her take over. Regardless of my attempts to help, she pushes me away and makes it clear she doesn’t need me. 
I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe, to show her I’m the good guy, but one night takes a tragic turn for the worse when her boyfriend and I start throwing punches. 

𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘐’𝘮 𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘶𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳. 

RELEASE DATE: August 13, 2019


“All sinners have their kryptoniite,” she taunts, then pulls off her shirt.
“If I didn’t know any better, I’d say you were the devil in red lace.”

“…I’ve got a few regrets in life, Soph. But one of my biggest is not being good enough for you.”

-Mason

⇨ R E V I E W ⇦

Well here we are NOT MY FIRST read by author’s and well probably not the last 🙂 I will have to say going in and KNOWING this will be a cliffhanger, not sure if I rather know or not!

Alright let me first off tell you that if you have read Fox ladies before YOU KNOW when I say I was not ready for this I. WAS. NOT. READY. FOR. THIS. and the one that haven’t read them before, be prepared because it will blow you away. I also will say that this is by far MY MOST FAVORITE book (well duo) from them so far!!

This starts of a VERY FRIENDS-TO-LOVERS because Mason and Sophie are in the same group of friends therefore have know one another for a while now and of course being friends with the opposite sex you know a lot more than say a boyfriend would at that time. Let’s just say they have history together! So, the dynamic is very angtsy and at times frustrating at the beginning….but wait for it…..there is a BANG!

Sophie, oh dear Sophie why why why, she is in a tough situation with this Weston DOUCHE-A-HOLE-BAG-OF-SHIT yeah, that! I don’t even know how to continue but will say that this will pull at your heartstrings, good and bad way!

After a huge incident where Mason was and wasn’t at fault, how do they move on…painfully for both. They resume with their friendship even though you’ll be yelling at your kindle to GET TOGETHER ALREADY! This is on the high angst reads for me, drive me nuts. Actually Sophie drove me nuts at times, but in the end…i was just super scared and worried, so until Book 2 I don’t know what I’ll do. I can’t say more but will warn you that seriously I did not see THAT coming. Friendship, passion, moving on, life changing, beautiful and hurt…that’s the best way I can express this book! #cliffhanger #triggerviolence

A MUST READ!!
Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Returning His Love by Jacqueline Francis

2019 ARCs, Angsty, August 2019 Review, Friends-To-Lovers, Slow Burn


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Small-town Librarian Madeline Danzer is taking a chance. After meeting a Scottish male model on Instagram, she decides to fly halfway across the world from Wisconsin to meet Calum MacGregor in person. He is everything she is attracted to: a flirty, trim heartthrob with a killer smile. 

When she arrives in Scotland, however, she finds that nothing is what it seems. Alone in a foreign country, Maddie relies on the help of a gentle giant, Nick O’Shaughnessy, to explore everything that Scotland (and Nick) have to offer. 

Tattooed and bearded Nick has never seen a more beautiful woman than Maddie, but she won’t even look at him twice. What’s more, Nick has a secret in his life that could drive Maddie away from him forever. Will Nick finally come clean to Maddie about his feelings and his secret or will she go back home to Wisconsin with a broken heart? 

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RELEASE DATE: June 21, 2019


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Not my first read by author who happens to also be a dear friend and an amazing gorgeous person SO! But this is the 2nd book and I have luckily read Book 1, so I was excited for some more of course!!

This one is very much different than the first so I was a bit on the fence about it, because I enjoyed the first very much but not in a bad way, just a took me a little more to get into it type of way.

This book though has a very SEXY, BIG, BEARDED AND TATTOOED SCOTSMAN mmhm yes ma’am! When little Maddie travels to Scotland to meet her online man she has been chatting with, she is shocked to find Nick!

This is where the took me a little to get into because I was slightly thrown back and forth between the energy and relationship between Maddie and Nick.
Other than that, I really liked Maddie a lot heck Nick too, they were great together when together, plus Nick is a reader, ummm helloooo swoon swoon swoon!!

Rating: ★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ The Truth About Us by R.C. Stephens

2019 ARCs, Angsty, August 2019 Review, Brother's Best Friend, Friends-To-Lovers, MUST READS!, Slow Burn


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Jolie
Griffin Campbell was the typical bad boy. My father warned me not to get too close. But he’s handsome as hell with eyes the color of the ocean, and he’s fiercely loyal and loves unconditionally. I couldn’t stay away when he was the only boy to ever claim my heart. I gave him all my firsts . . . and he left me behind.
Ten years later, he’s returned home offering answers as to why he left because he wants me back—only I’m not the broken-hearted teenager he once fell for. His pretty eyes and killer muscles aren’t enough to mend the hurt that rages inside me. 

Griffin
Jolie Bryant was my best friend’s little sister. She’s sexy as hell, sweet as sin, and very forbidden—my favorite memory and my biggest regret. 
I should stay away. I’m harboring secrets that will shatter her world. 
The thing about secrets is that they always find a way to come out. I just hope that when mine do, she won’t turn away from me . . . 
I want my second chance with the only girl I’ve ever loved, but it seems that fate has other plans.

RELEASE DATE: August 7, 2019

“…Tell me you want me to kiss you. Tell me you want my hands all over you.”

-Griffin

⇨ R E V I E W ⇦

First timer here so NEW to me author and books! The blurb is what originally snagged m attention! I was forewarned by BookBestie Ames that this will be a tearjerker and BOY WAS IT!

This was a very unique story, with lots of twists and turns! Second-Chance Brothers/Best Friend Romance but it’s not really how it seems if that makes sense, hence the twists and turns. I can’t give out too much but will say that I was not ready nor expecting this to be the way it was.

Griffin is the MEGA SWOON WORTHY man, the most loving man who fights to get back what he longs for. Jolie is a woman that went through lot things that happened for her…unpredictable and you’ll see! They both have the most amazing chemistry, you can feel the air sizzling when they are around one another. Lot’s of obsolesces to overcome, lots of secrets to be revealed and most of all PAIN because love without it wouldn’t be worth it.

SO EMOTIONAL! I was a little here and there about the indiscisiveness of Jolie but understanding it kind of comes with what had happened previously. There is a lot of history between hero and heroine here so there are glimpses of PAST along with PRESENT of course. I was not prepared but SO HAPPY i got to read this, one of the beautiful painful ones!

A MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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