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!
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦

R E V I E W ➠ The Truth About Cowboys by Lisa Renee Jones

2019 ARCs, August 2019 Review, Cowboy Romance, Enemy-To-Lovers, Sport Romance

Texas Heat Book #1

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I had my life figured out.
Engaged to a successful man.
About to make partner at my firm.
Bought a high-rise apartment in downtown Dallas.

And then, poof, it’s all gone. Now, like in some cheesy romantic comedy, my car has broken down in the pouring rain on my way to “find myself” in The Middle of Nowhere, Texas. Cue hot guy coming to my rescue and changing my tire. This is the part where we flirt and have a meet-cute, right? That’s how it works in romance novels, and I should know—after all, I’m coming to Texas to write my own cowboy romance. But nope. This sexy cowboy lights into me about not being prepared for the country roads and how inappropriate my high-heeled boots are.
Little did I know, Jason Jenks would tilt my world into a new dimension with his sinful smirk and his bad attitude. Every time I turn around, he’s there to reluctantly save the day. And every time, I think there may be something to that spark we ignite. But there’s a reason the majority of country songs are about broken hearts. The closer I get to this man, the closer I get to learning the truth about cowboys.

My paperback copy I got!

RELEASE DATE: August 27, 2019

The words pour out of me, and it’s really an easy story. It’s a cowboy and a city girl. It’s romance I now know. Only the one on my computer is going to have a happy ending, even if mine doesn’t.

This is a NEW to me author and books. I was fortunate enough to have received a paperback (DIFFERENT COVER) ARC from the author and publishing company. I always enjoyed Cowboy Romance so I was looking forward to reading this!!

I have to say that I am so glad to have had a chance to read this. The hero is ALPHA, SEXY and swoon worthy while the heroine is STRONG, BEAUTIFUL and very SASSY. Ex baseball player vs. city girl stuck in the country. When two polar opposites unite, you know what happens? Things melt!! This was so much fun to read, the characters, the story itself and of course the words! Pleasantly surprised at how this turned out.

Jessica is a divorce attorney who found her fiancee in bed with another woman, not only that but with a better looking and younger woman. She sets out to the country to clear her head and also write a book, after all the events that occurred she just needed to get away. That’s when she runs into sexy cowboy Jason who is of course, always ready to lend a hand. Right of the bet their chemistry is off the chart scorching. But Jason has learned his lesson with woman especially city girls, and is treading carefully.

What happens when an old lady set’s you up? Well you go along with it of course, not like their chemistry alone can’t get them close enough to one another. BUT there are far too many secrets on both ends, not to mention the obstacles between them. Jason really struggles to not mare his past and future, which causes Jessica to have doubts and of course question everything. Can these two make it out in the end? Or, will they forever let their past and mistakes hold them back.

GAH, I really have to say how much I enjoyed this read! Talk about the perfect cowboy and city girl romance. It’s a new love so always fun for me to read, they didn’t know each other and you get both POV’s so that’s also a bonus. Let’s not forget about MARTHA the amazing grandma haha and Jessica’s cat THE DEVIL one! GREAT READ!

Rating: ★★★★ ★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Riding Hard by J.L. Sheppard

August 2019 Review, Biker Romance, Enemy-To-Lovers, Single Dad, Sizzling, TOP 2019 MUST READ

Hell Ryders MC #4

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Biker Dave “Dodge” Roth has never cared about his bad luck with women. He has other things to worry about—paying off debt his ex accumulated and most importantly, raising his three-year-old son, Cullen. When a new neighbor moves in, his boy makes it impossible to ignore her. Hard to miss, she’s beautiful, smart, sexy, perfect.

After her last failed relationship, kindergarten teacher Alexa “Lex” Millen has decided to do without men. She’s bought her first home in a small town in California and remodeled it to her liking. Naturally, she’s managed to move across the street from the world’s biggest jerk. His son’s adorable, but he won’t mind his own business. If only her engines didn’t rev every time he came around.

RELEASE DATE: August 19, 2019

“Fuck it.” he mumbled.
She met his stare. His eyes dark and determined. In an instant, he closed the distance between them. His hand went to her cheek, the other rested on the small of her back pressing her to him. Her chest collided with his, and then, his lips hit hers, and his tongue swept inside her mouth.
A goner.

He cupped her cheek and glided his thumb across her bottom lip.
“I’m glad you’re you, Lex.”

This is a NEW TO ME author & books. It is the first book I am reading by author, not an ARC either. And I am so glad I gave this a shot because I devoured it! Biker Romance done right! I know this is Book #4 and I am skipping ahead but I really wanted to read this soooo that won’t stop me from reading Book 1-3 haha!

When Lex moves to a new city for a NEW everything, new home, new job and new life she is not expected to be moving next door to a broody and mean but most gorgeous man she has ever seen. Dodge didn’t think that the most striking woman, but he knows the in’s and out’s of a beautiful woman and what they can do. Where he is now, single dad raising a 3 year old boy.

Whats beautiful about these two is that Lex is a straight proper kindergarten teacher therefore she does not cuss or use profanity in any form. Here comes Dodge who’s word ‘fuck’ is impeded into his vocabulary. Also he is a rough, broody biker who loves his son with everything he is. That’s also another beautiful part is CUL the beautiful three year old boy who will steal your heart!

When push comes to shove, Lex is still unsure of herself and relationships in general, with everything that is happening things get heated and words are said…basically just like any other couple, things happen. Sadly for Dodge those things HE DID did not go in his favor ever. Will they be able to forgive, forget and move on? What’s more, will Dodge be able to keep Lex and Cul safe from the imminent danger?

To me this was a perfect form of BIKER ROMANCE. I like my men broody, big, sexy and very alpha which Dodge is. The heroine is strong yet still that damsel-in-distress type. Their chemistry is of the charts and at one point a kiss they shared i shivered, it was so sexy and beautiful. So of course there will be the club, danger, and fun. To me this deserves a 5 plus!

TOP 2019 MUST READ list!
Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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HELL RYDERS MC SERIES


R E V I E W ➠ Wild Steamy Hook-Up by Piper Rayne

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


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He’s the quiet brooding guy who’s owned my heart since I was sixteen but has refused to claim it.
I’m the naïve woman who believes that someday our time will come.
I just didn’t realize that someday would include waking up in Vegas with a raging hangover and a ring on my finger.
If we believed in fate, maybe one of us would’ve trusted that something more powerful than ourselves interceded because our love is one of tangled vines. As twisted and frayed as they’ve become over the years, they’ve never broken.
An annulment seemed like the easy way out. We should’ve known it wouldn’t be fate that intervened, but our Italian Mamas. They can deliver Oscar-worthy performances when heaping on the guilt.
We thought it’d be easy to pretend to be a happily married couple in front of our families for three months and then say we gave it our best shot and go our separate ways.
But nothing is easy when it comes to Dominic Mancini and me. Nothing.

RELEASE DATE: August 27, 2019


It’s not the pasta I have an appetite for right now though–it’s my husband. Who knew that could be such a problem?

-Valentina

Not my first read by author and I have been following this series and COULDN’T wait for Van & Dominic story! There is something about a broody sexy business man and a history that always draws me. This also had me in tears a few times too!!

Now Val and Dom have known each other since they were kids, Italian life and family and all but even since their young age, say when they were teenagers, they both knew they would be together. Aaahh young love, sadly that ALWAYS turned into loss. Until that faithful night after success and happiness they ended up drunk off their asses and MARRIED! Yes, married, as in Dom was there for other reasons and also was she, when they wake up and realize they both are wearing rings….THE FUN BEGINS.

As much as neither want to admit for one another, fate had other ideas, along with their Italian Mama’s who haha the guilt-trip was fantastic. So what’s the harm in acting like a happily in love married couple for a few weeks? Well you know history, current situation and lot’s of sex & BAM, you get angst, sexy, addictive characters and story and a hint of adventure. In the end it’s really up to them to either move on past EVERYTHING or stay where they have been, get the annulment and move on with life. Simple as that, I absolutely LOVED both the characters, getting a little glimpse of the prior books and maybe even the future ones to come. It was heartbreakingly beautiful!

TOP 2019 MUST READ list!
Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦


White Collar Brothers Series


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

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

BLURB

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 ➠ Beauty And The Bayou by Erin Nicholas

2019 ARCs, August 2019 Review, Enemy-To-Lovers


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A sexy small town, beauty and the beast rom com! 

Sawyer Landry knows he’s been beastly to be around for the past few months. But he can’t seem to remember how to be fun-loving and friendly. Until he sees Juliet Dawson on his boat dock… and realizes that hip waders are, apparently, one of his turn-ons. But despite the beauty in the boots, the last thing he needs right now is a city girl in his way for the next two weeks. 

But he’s not really getting a vote. Juliet is determined that her little brother rebuild the dock he and his idiot friends smashed. She’s quirky, klutzy, independent… and possibly an even bigger pessimist than Sawyer is. He’s incredibly drawn to the cynical fish-out-of-water, who seems to be the one person who isn’t intimidated by his growling. 

The big, gruff boat captain is the first person in a long time to want to watch out for her and Juliet finds that hotter than his grandma’s jambalaya. Well, that and his sexy scar, his emotional baggage, and the sense of humor and fun that is buried deep. 

But Sawyer doesn’t need any more people to worry about long-term and the things that make him feel protective of Juliet aren’t going to go away. So, this two-week adventure can’t be anything more than a fling. With Juliet down on the bayou, there’s an even bigger threat than alligators and hurricanes. There’s the very good chance of someone ending up with a broken heart.

Release Date: August 13, 2019

Juliet laughed. “You all are crazy, you know that?”
“Oh, for sure,” he said with a nod.
“Does it rub off?”
“If you’re lucky.”

This author is NEW TO ME therefore I took a chance because the Blurb alone caught my eye. That said GLAD I DID!!

Sawyer is a MANLY-MAN and mmmhm thank god he is, because not only is he handsome but brave, strong and smart. But Sawyer is a broken man, after the incident year before it left him hollow and empty, feeling guilty and broken.
Juliet is beautiful and smart, but a city girl…someone Sawyer does not need in his life. But Juliet is determined to give her little brother the lesson in life and get him on the right path.
Not only that but she decided a lesson would be best served if the crime that was committed were to be fixed, so she jumps on board (no pun intended) and volunteer’s them to fix  the broken dock.

From then on it’s a wild ride of fun, laughter, adventure and some steamy passion.
I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book and will definitely look into
reading more by the author, I liked the story line and form of writing.
The characters were very mature and captivating.

Rating: 4.5★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑
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R E V I E W ➠ To Have And Hate by Donna Alam

2019 ARCs, August 2019 Review, Enemy-To-Lovers, International Romance, Marriage Of Convenience, Office-Romance, Sizzling, TOP 2019 MUST READ


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BLURB

Beckett. Let me count the ways I loathe him.
1. He’s the bane of my existence. 
2. A thorn in my side. 
3. I’m pretty sure he’s the devil in disguise
Or he at least has him on speed-dial.

So why am I standing here, bouquet in hand, about to become his wife?

He calls it a business proposition.
I call it blackmail.
He says our fighting is foreplay.
I say he should be on meds.
He says he has the power to destroy my company,
I say with a husband like him, who needs enemies.

But I can survive this six-month calamity. 

All I have to do is keep hating him . . .

RELEASE DATE: August 8, 2019

‘I still hate you,’ I whisper into his kiss.
His chuckle is love and rough as he rasps, ‘I’m counting on it.’
His kiss becomes deeper, wetter, as one of his hands curls around my hip.

‘You look good for an old man,’ I whisper, resolutely keeping my gaze on the form.
‘And you’re angling to be pulled over my knee, young lady.’

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New to me author & books, BUT definitely made it on my 2019 TOP list because this book was everything I love about a HERO & HEROINE in a Office-enemy-to-lovers romance! All happening in London and part New York!

Let’s start with Olivia the heroine who is not only sassy but willing, strong and soft under it all. She is the perfect heroine when it comes to characters and story. Opinionated, stubborn, sassy, beautiful and loving. Now our hero Beckett who is tall, sexy, broody, mysterious, well spoken, comes form old money and one of the HOTTEST HERO’S in 2019! He might be beautiful and sexy but he has a mouth on him. Equal part to Olivia, because their bickering and back and forth is honest foreplay for any heart.

[He waves off my protest. ‘The companies on the thirty-fifth floor all deal in business finance some sort. Meanwhile, we’ve also determined that I’m on first-name terms with Satan, that I think you’re rather lovely, and that I might like to kiss you.’]

Olivia runs her own company, one it involves the world of the rich and of course, suits. So when she goes on her dream-date with a man she’s been waiting to be available, things kind of go south…well for her it happens a lot…literally. The girl can’t keep her balance for shit, it’s actually how she met Beckett, at his feet. Olivia’s tardiness knows no bound but also it’s not fully her fault as everything seems to always happens o her no matter where she is off to. Meet Cute? Not so much cute, but sexy more like it.

When she is propositioned someone that not even in her dreams she would accept, she isn’t left of much with option, therefore being the sassy strong-headed woman, she jump in. But I will warn you this is not the normal office romance type, and you’ll see. Things are more THERE and HAPPENING. After all, she did marry the one man she loaths in lots of different ways.

I can’t say more but it’s a ride YOU WANT TO TAKE. The feelings I usually chase when reading ARE DEFINITELY HERE & SOME. Something about their duo was fantastic, side characters also, the time line lined up perfectly and the transitions were very smooth! I will briefly touch on the sexy scenes and say that hands down THIS AUTHOR HAS IT DOWN!!

‘Your skin is like moonlight,’ he whispers, his voice rasping and raw.
‘And your freckles are constellation.’ His words are almost pondering as his hand trails across my collarbone, his eye following.
‘And I’m going to cover them in cum.’

I am leaving THAT at THAT. Very sizzling, the chemistry and romance very beautiful. The only thing that was wrong with all this, I NEEDED MORE! I feel like a 2,3 or 4th epilogue is necessary please!! Front start to end, this book will keep you engaged, on your toes, angry, scared and happy!! All the feels for sure!

TOP 2019 MUST READ LIST!
Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ The Agreement by S.S. Richards

2019 ARCs, August 2019 Review, Enemy-To-Lovers, Marriage Of Convenience


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Lara Collins:

I would do anything for my brother. When I walked into the arrogant billionaire’s office, my main goal was to save my brother from his debt. I hoped the monster would have mercy on me and work something out since neither I nor my brother could afford to pay him back. Little did I know, Ryan Sanders had a different plan: a marriage contract of six months to free my brother from the debt that he owed him. Sex was not part of the plan, and neither were feelings. But the problem happened when I started living my worst nightmare.

The one mistake I vowed myself not to make was falling in love with my husband. And I did…

RELEASE DATE: July 31, 2019

I close my eyes as he trails delicate and soft kisses down my neck. He turns me around until I am facing him and he claims my mouth, one more time, his kiss is possessive and raw that I feel his complete ownership of me.

-Lara

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Not my first read by this author but fairly still new to me! The blurb on this kind of caught my eye!

When Lara is left with no choice but to accept the contract Ryan offers her, (hating her brother at this time) she signed her life away…okay only for 6 months but still, how will she make it through with this arrogant jerk!! Lara is very vocal and realistic, something i loved about her, she did not let anyone walk all over her.

Ryan couldn’t care less of Lara or her brother or the issue, he will use this him advantage, so get his father to finally sign over things to him and make him the big boss. Win Win., right or so he thought because Lara is not a quiet mouse and she will give him a run for his money!

This story was a lot of fun to read, the characters are very relatable and this is my second read by the author and I am beginning to really like her writing style. Lot’s a action, passion and fierceness (mostly Lara to be honest, she rocks) and the sex scenes *fanning self* steamy!

Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑
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