R E V I E W โž  The Complete Captive Heart Duet by Carrie Aarons

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


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๐‚๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐จ๐ญ๐ญ๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ก๐žโ€™๐ ๐›๐ž ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ž๐ฅ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐š ๐ ๐ฎ๐ง ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ฌ๐ก๐ž ๐ฐ๐š๐ฅ๐ค๐ž๐ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ค๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐›๐š๐ง๐ค ๐ฃ๐จ๐›. ๐„๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ ๐›๐ฒ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ฅ๐๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ ๐ง๐ž๐ข๐ ๐ก๐›๐จ๐ซ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐›๐จ๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐›๐ซ๐จ๐ค๐ž ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐  ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ญ, ๐“๐ฎ๐œ๐ค๐ž๐ซ. ๐€๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฌ๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐ฑ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐›๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ ๐ž. ๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ž๐ง๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐š ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ก๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐›๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ค, ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ, ๐ฉ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐จ๐ง, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฏ๐š๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐ก ๐ข๐ญ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฌ๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐›๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐ฌ ๐›๐ž๐ญ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ.

“๐˜ˆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ต๐˜บ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜บ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ต ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ. ๐˜•๐˜ฐ ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต, ๐˜ด๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ-๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ. ๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜จ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ; ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ธ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜บ.” -๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต

LOST

We knew each other a lifetime ago. And then…
We lost childhoods. We lost opportunities. We lost love.
Fate is giving us another chance. But a chance at what?
Because even though weโ€™ve been brought back to each other under the worst of circumstancesโ€ฆ
We are still. So. Damn. Lost.

FOUND

We found each other where no else could.
Found a purpose. Found ourselves. Found love.
Again.
But then life got in the way.
Three years later and the people that we once were are nowhere to be found.
Can our love survive everything we’ve put it through?
Can we find a way back to each other…
Again?

RELEASE DATE: August 15, 2019

I bend down and lay a featherlight kiss on her lips, letting my mouth linger there for just a minute.
And then I walk out of our house. Her house now.
Out of her life.

-Tucker

Lightning struck twice for Charlotte Morsey and I. The force of nature brought us back together and fused us so tight, that these days I’m not sure where I end and she begins.

-Tucker

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Not my first read by author, in fact I think thus far I have read many enough to know the writing style and the author. This was new from her to me, darker and a duo at once also!

To say I was ready for this, I wasn’t. This kind of brought out emotional sides of me and darker sides. It’s heartwarming in a dark way but not less beautifully written by the author. Again, very different than what I am used to from her, so that was also a shock on it’s own.

LOST
Charlotte & Tucker, like saying night and day or sky and the ground. Tucker is the dark and Charlotte is the light. This will have some triggers for some, as it does involve addiction. Where Charlotte pass time is reading and anything nerd-book related, Tucker roams the street for his next fix. How do they go together, have attraction to one another? OOOH, in so many many ways. I don’t want to spoil it but it’s eye opening. The incidents they go through, the understanding that happens, the need from both in different ways *sigh* But the ending to book #1 was not fair, the history alone will have you begging for book 2 because I NEEDED to know so bad!

FOUND
This reminds me a little of Bonny and Clyde to be honest, where two unlikely people happen together and the adventures they encounter together will have you asking WHY. In so many ways of Book #2 i kept asking why, why did he do that, why did she stick to him, why did it happen…the chemistry between hero and heroine is mesmerizing though, someone so beautiful from the dept’s of dark. Their history, the side characters and story line, really sadly beautiful. REAL LIFE! I would say, that’s why the romance part of this was even more beautiful and relatable to. Also brief touch on the kiss and sexy scenes, FANTASTIC in both instances..just enough to both of the worlds! The ending to all this, W O W! What an outcome, I’m getting goosebumps just typing this, all over again. Prepare to shed some tears, I know I couldn’t hold them back. Like I said ALL THE FEELS!

A MUST READ!
Rating: โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
Steamy: ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ
Recommended: โ˜‘ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W โž  Truly Mine by Kennedy Fox

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

๐‘ป๐‘น๐‘ผ๐‘ณ๐’€ ๐‘ด๐‘ฐ๐‘ต๐‘ฌ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’‚๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’”๐’•๐’š, ๐’”๐’๐’๐’˜-๐’ƒ๐’–๐’“๐’ ๐’‡๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’…๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’“๐’๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’˜๐’“๐’‚๐’‘๐’‘๐’†๐’… ๐’–๐’‘ ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’‚๐’–๐’•๐’Š๐’‡๐’–๐’ ๐’๐’๐’—๐’† ๐’”๐’•๐’๐’“๐’š.

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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 wasnโ€™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 wasnโ€™t a coincidence, everything changed. Now I must deny her at all costs.

๐น๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘’๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘ . Itโ€™s all we can ever be. 

After years of lying to myself and keeping her at a distance, I want to pull her close. Sophieโ€™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 doesnโ€™t need me. 
Iโ€™ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe, to show her Iโ€™m the good guy, but one night takes a tragic turn for the worse when her boyfriend and I start throwing punches. 

๐˜ˆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜โ€™๐˜ฎ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ. 

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

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Well here we are NOT MY FIRST read by author’s and well probably not the last ๐Ÿ™‚ 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: โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
Steamy: ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ
Recommended: โ˜‘ HIGHLY!
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