R E V I E W ➠ Instant Gratification by Lauren Blakely

2019 ARCs, August 2019 Review, Brother's Best Friend, Friends-To-Lovers, Rom-Com, Slow Burn


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I need a fake date. She needs my late-night expertise. Now, if we can just keep our hands off each other…
As the premier best-man-for hire in all of Manhattan, I promise discretion, so when I need a plus one for a couple of “I dos,” I turn to my gorgeous, clever, witty best friend’s sister. She’s my good friend, too, and I lust after her completely. I mean, I TRUST her completely.
After all, just look how she’s kept her lips sealed about the hot, multi-O night we spent together. Yes, just look at those sexy lips.
In any case, we only fell off the wagon once, and it was months ago. I’m sure we can make it through these weddings without banging each other in the limo.
Or can we?

RELEASE DATE: August 29, 2019

He’s too charming, too amusing, too easy to be with. He’s like a bag of popcorn. Have you ever tried to eat just one handful of popcorn?

-Truly

LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUL FULL COVER!

Not my first read or review by this author, I actually have read quiet a lot of her books and have quiet a lot of the paperbacks too!!

Jason is Malone’s best friend who also friend’s with Truly who is Malone’s little sister. Malone is from Satisfaction Guaranteed book. Jason and Truly shared a hot steamy night months ago. Truly keeps her lips sealed all while Jason couldn’t stop his mind of thinking about her. So basically NOW they are around one another, except only in the FRIEND ZONE. When they both need each other’s help, they can’t deny it anymore and the chemistry and sizzling between them get’s too much to bare, so what’s a girl to do? GIVE IN! Hello JASON IS MEGA UBER SEXY!! What’s funny is that they both try their hardest to just keep it at that,
some steamy nights and blah blah…NEVER WORKS and for them not only does it not work
but it get’s and is MORE complicated then ever.

My take on this was, it’s light, flirty, sexy and fun but with a lot of depth! I loved each characters, but if I had to chose it would be Truly. For what she does, has been through and want’s to be…it’s beautiful to see her blossom and take charge. [not in all forms] All in all, I love Lauren’s books because they are never the same and always fun to read, keeps you captivated and interested!

Rating: 4.5★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Tempting Little Tease by J. Kenner

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

Blackwell-Lyon Series Book #4

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She’s a temptation I just can’t resist…
My business is security. I protect other people—sometimes at my own expense.
It’s the only way to explain how I got talked into playing fake fiancé for my best friend’s little sister.
Now I’m seeing little Samantha Watson through new eyes. Instead of the little girl I used to tease, I’m up close and personal with a stunning woman whose curves and heat and heart-stopping smile rocket straight to my heart, not to mention parts south.
I’ve never minded going above and beyond for a job. Except playing the smitten lover doesn’t feel like acting anymore.
Despite all my experience, I’m the one who forgot to secure my heart.
The only rule for this job was to walk away at the end.
But maybe this time—for the first time—I’m going to break the rules.

RELEASE DATE: August 26, 2019

That’s the moment I realize how excruciatingly hard it’s going to be to keep my promise to Brody– and that I really, really should have said no.

Not my first read by author and of course I have been following this series, so I am very familiar with all the side characters that include the previous book ones too. This is a sweet one because it has to do with little Samantha Watson and brothers best friend Leonardo!

When Broody lays on the guilt trip into having Leonardo be the fake fiancee for little Sam, Leo doesn’t think it’s a good idea. Then he goes and sees her for the first time in a very long time and boy, little Sam IS ALL GROWN UP. Of course, she manages to temp him into agreeing.
Sam: she was the geek as a child, smart and not popular. Leo saved her from embarrassment once when she was a freshman and he was a senior. Since then she grew up into a woman who is still young at heart and becoming into her own.
Broody: A sexy, handsome and smart man with a heart of gold, and a soft spot for little Sam. Someone who isn’t afraid to work hard at getting what he wants that is, but also confused on the fact that what he needs and wants are different.

In the end Broody has no idea what he got himself into, and no, not just with the whole playing a fake fiancee to little Sam. The whole thing didn’t sit right with him, and when Sam comes out with the truth, he was not expecting that. Now they must work together to help each other, but mostly Broody is helping Sam for his own selfish reasons.

Entertaining-Light Hearted-Sexy-Adventurous and Fun!! On the shorter side but plenty of punch!
From His POV only!
I also have a little critique, until around 60% something felt off, I don’t know if it’s because it’s only from his POV and I needed that woman ‘what’s she thinking’ but I am 110% that’s what it was for me.

Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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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 ➠ The Day He Came Back by Penelope Ward

August 2019 Review, Friends-To-Lovers, Rich/Poor Romance, Sizzling, Slow Burn, Tear Jerker, TOP 2019 MUST READ


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It was the summer of my life.
I’d met the guy of my dreams.
Unfortunately, he was the son of my uppity employer—and very much off-limits.
But Gavin was a rebel. He knew his mother would disown him if she found out about us; in his eyes, we just had to be careful.
He never treated me as his mother did—like hired help.
Instead, Gavin put me on a pedestal and loved me harder than I’d ever been loved in my life.

What a summer it was.
Until it all ended—badly.

I was never supposed to see Gavin again.
That didn’t stop me from thinking about him every day for ten years.
I knew little about his life now, just that he was an entrepreneur living an ocean away.

When a twist of fate had me working again in the very place our love affair started a decade earlier, I knew it was only a matter of time before I might see him again.
But I wasn’t prepared.
What if he hated me?
What if he loved someone else now?
I wasn’t prepared for all the unknowns.

And most of all, I wasn’t prepared for today to be the day he came back.

Release Date: August 17, 2019

The next thing I knew, he had taken my mouth with his,
groaning down my throat the moment our lips touched.

As my fingers continued to thread through his beautiful, thick hair, I wondered if I was touching my Gavin or someone else’s.

-Raven

Not my first read by author, I don’t know a lot of people actually anyone who hasn’t read a Penelope Ward book, I mean HELLOO!! I was preparing because of the Blurb that got me!

Right away my heart was hurting, but the back-story of Gavin & Raven…oh be still my heart. To come to an understand of the HOW was beautifully broken. THIS STORY WILL TEAR YOU DOWN & THEN BUILT YOU BACK UP!

O.M.G. Part one was a killer, and i mean that in every emotional feelings type of way. The whole back-story of them was very informative and heartbreaking on a lot of way. All the side characters, Raven’s mother and Gavin’s family, all had a backstory and some connection in a way. So to say that I disliked a character is hard, except except except Gavin’s mother, WOW she was a kicker!! It’s hard to say much because I don’t want to ruin it for you, but there was so much I just want to spill it all! Oh, and you will love Marina, HA! I want to be best friends with her and have her on my side of the ring!

Gavin: as a young man he was level headed, gorgeous and fun.
Raven: as a young woman she was strong, already grown up and eventful.
Gavin: As a man he is a knock out drop dead gorgeous and still his old self just more responsibilities as it seem.
Raven: As a woman she is broken, marked and still the honest beautiful girl she was.

This is a story of a boy and girl that fell in love so much that nothing could tare them apart, until one day something did, or did it in the first place at all? One summer proved that LOVE exists but did it still exist? It’s heartbreaking of the events that occur down to the last %. It’s a book that I couldn’t put down and reading it made me feel as if i was living it. I laughed, cried, got angry and loved with Gavin & Raven. A contrast story!
Penelope really is a magician!

TOP 2019 MUST READ LIST!
Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ 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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BLURB

𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐬𝐡𝐞’𝐝 𝐛𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐠𝐮𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐤 𝐣𝐨𝐛. 𝐄𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐧𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐛𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐲 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐤𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭, 𝐓𝐮𝐜𝐤𝐞𝐫. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐠𝐞. 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤, 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲, 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡 𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦.

“𝘈𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘢 𝘵𝘺𝘱𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘣𝘰𝘺 𝘯𝘦𝘹𝘵 𝘥𝘰𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘥. 𝘕𝘰 𝘧𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘵, 𝘴𝘸𝘰𝘰𝘯-𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘩𝘺 𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘯 𝘬𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦. 𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘨𝘳𝘪𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘶𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘨𝘨𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥; 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘈𝘢𝘳𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘧𝘭𝘢𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘭𝘺.” -𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘙𝘦𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵

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 we’ve been brought back to each other under the worst of circumstances…
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

⇨ R E V I E W ⇦

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: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦

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!
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦

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

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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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R E V I E W ➠ Playing For Keeps by Kendall Ryan

2019 ARCs, Friends-To-Lovers, July 2019 Review, Sport Romance

HOT JOCKS BOOK #1


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I’ve never been so stupid in my entire life.
Elise Parrish, my teammate’s incredibly sweet and gorgeous younger sister, should have been off-limits, but my hockey stick didn’t get the memo.
After our team won the championship, our flirting turned physical, and I took her to bed. Then shame sent her running the next morning from our catastrophic mistake.
She thinks I don’t remember that night – but every detail is burned into my brain so deeply, I’ll never forget. The feel of her in my arms, the soft whimpers of pleasure I coaxed from her perfect lips….
And now I’ve spent three months trying to get her out of my head, but I’m starting to understand she’s the only girl I’ll ever want.
I have one shot to show her I can be exactly what she needs, but Elise won’t be easily convinced.
That’s okay, because I’m good under pressure, and this time, I’m playing for keeps.

Get ready to meet your new favorite hot jocks in an all new stand-alone novel. If you like sexy, confident men who know how to handle a stick (on and off the ice), and smart women who are strong enough to keep all those big egos in check, this series of athlete romances is perfect for you!

RELEASE DATE: August 13, 2019

He kisses like he plays hockey– with complete confidence and laser focus.

-Elise

“Is that a hockey stick, or are you just happy to see me? I tease.

-Elise

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Not my first read by author, one of my top favorites! New series are always exciting and I for one after reading this one a excited for more!

Justin is the big brother’s best friend, Elise is the little sister that is untouchable. Elise is just out of collage age and Justin is a bit older, Owen’s age of course, so what happens when one night alcohol is involved? Well, you know what they say about alcohol, you always are truly you when consuming it…okay I made that up but it’s true!

When a beautiful night of passion and other things I can’t say turn sour the next morning, what’s a girl to do…after-all HE did this all to himself. Forward a few months and can he really stay away> Will Elise move on for good, find that someone she deserves…someone who isn’t Justin?

What comes next is light hearted, fun, flirty, passionate and heart-crushing! The side characters are wonderful along with the hero and heroine, but if I had to chose I think I would go with Justin, someone about him. Big scary sexy hockey player but the biggest heart made of gold. Something about him drew me, and nooooo not just because the cover model’s arm is PORN for me but…okay a little…can’t blame a girl, yumm!

Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Unexpected Fight by Kaylee Ryan

2019 ARCs, Friends-To-Lovers, July 2019 Review, Slow Burn, Tear Jerker


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No matter how much you plan or try to prepare for what’s to come, life always sends you on an alternate path.

We’re taking each curve in the road as it bends.

Except what do you do when you don’t see the curve coming?

We’re struggling, learning to navigate in total darkness.

One breath.
One second.
One minute.
One hour.
One day at a time, we’re learning to live with our unexpected fight.

RELEASE DATE: August 8, 2019


“…It’s as if you live inside my soul.”


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Not my first read by the author & heck will not be the last! I am trying to keep it together while writing this but *crying* this is a TEARJERKER times 100!

This is such a sweet story, begins with Tyler and Reagan who have known each other for almost all their lives and of course Ty is Reagan’s best friend…they never went there, skirting that thin line of best friends and more…until one night where Ty took a chance. And boy would it be a chance!

I have to warn you right now, at 88% I wasn’t sure if I’d survive! I mean…GAH i can’t say much but will it pull at your ALL THE FEELS strings! It’s fast pace as far as the events go, but very very sweet and family oriented. There is so much that they both have to overcome alone but together, even more. Agony, slow burn, passion and rawness THAT’S what this book is about to me!

I have a little back-up from it and that is that the transitions were a little rough for me, going from one scene to another..i don’t know if it’s just me with this book because all the other books i’ve read by the author I HAD NO ISSUES at all, in this one I have to be honest as I always am in my review’s, it was a little rough for me AND the weirdest part is only in SOME SECTIONS of the story! This could all be me and crazy i swear! You DO get both POV’s here and another great thing about this book is the side characters, you will love it all come together! P.S. I hope Dawn & Mark are next

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