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 ➠ 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!
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White Collar Brothers 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 ➠ Cash by Megan O’Brien

2019 ARCs, Biker Romance, MUST READS!, Sizzling, Tear Jerker

The Ride Series Second Generation Book #3

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From the moment Cash Walker encounters Layla West, it’s clear she’s different than any woman he’s ever met. Her bright green eyes and strong will have him captivated. She’s his. Now he just has to convince her.
After losing her nan, Layla relocates to Hawthorne, Nevada, with her five-year-old daughter and the desire for a fresh start. What she hadn’t planned on was a cocky, hot-as-hell biker determined to work his way into her heart.
When danger threatens Layla, Cash will stop at nothing to protect the family he’s claimed, even if it means partnering with a club from the past in unexpected ways.
This the story of Layla and Cash, the third book in the Ride Series Second Generation.

*Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Release Date: September 3, 2019

“Why do you call me that? Chief?” she asked quietly.
I smiled around the rim of my beer before pulling it back to answer her. “Because you’re strong as hell and in charge of yourself in a way I haven’t seen in a long damn time.”

A dream that I desperately hoped to never wake up from.

-Layla

Not my first read by author, she is a top favorite of mine. I have read ALL her books and heck re-read them a couple or 8 times!! So when Cash came out I was SUPER EXCITED! A little background on her books from my point of view. They are Biker Romance and consuming, each one different in it’s own but together as a Series of course. The men are UBER-ALPHA, sexy, bikers and very hand’s on dominant, I’ll leave it at that 😉

This story hits home a little and you’ll see towards the end. Cash is a Knights member and his only family he has ever known. His own mother gave him into the system as a child, and he never knew who his father was. He always assumed he just didn’t want him either. Layla is a BRAVE BRAVE young woman who took on so much at a young age and grew into taking care of herself and being very independent. In comes the first meet where Layla deemed Cash as the Sexy Viking in her head but then get’s knocked down a few pegs when he simply say NOT INTERESTED. After that Layla swore to herself she will not make a fool of herself again, in any situation. Ha! Jokes on her because that “gym” you’re going to, well not only does she see Viking man there but other surprises.

This is a fast as train and consuming story! It has a normal aspect but with a twist of biker and alpha romance. What I love mostly about the story is that it’s very relatable and something you HOPE you can live through once in your life, or the next lifetimes! Cash is all consuming, larger than life big man who is just a little child scared just like he was back then. Layla lost her Nan but was left something she was thankful for. When danger striker her and her family, Cash is the knight in shinning armor and I MEAN IT, he is swoon worthy and all man!

Sometimes life throws in unexpected roads, fate dangles that goodness right above your head and time, never seems to be enough of. BUT fate, now fate is a tricky little thing, when it’s meant IT’S MEANT! And that’s what this love is, they are beautiful together. I teared up towards the end, hit a little home and well just thinking about it makes me want to cry again. The story has it all CAN’T WAIT FOR MORE especially Gunner’s story too!!

A MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ It Started With A Kiss by Jenika Snow

August 2019 Review, MUST READS!, Novella, Sizzling


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Ari
It was supposed to be a fun, easygoing bachelorette party. But it turned out to be so much more. They dared me to kiss the next guy to buy me a drink. And I agreed. It was just a kiss, right?
And then it happened… I saw Grey and felt something instant. I tried to back out of that kiss even though I wanted it desperately.
But he didn’t let me stop it. He kissed me until my toes curled and my heart raced. He kissed me until I knew I wanted more.
So when I left him standing there staring at me, I knew it was all kinds of wrong to leave. 
Grey
It started with a dare.
It ended with a kiss.
And for weeks after she walked out of my life, I searched for her, doing anything and everything in my power to find a morsel of information about the first woman to make my heart stop and my future flash before my eyes.
And when I finally found her, I was going to show Ari that I’d known she was mine from the very beginning. And that I wasn’t letting her go a second time. 

Release Date: August 14, 2019


“You’re the first woman who’s ever made me feel alive, who’s ever made me want to actually think about the future.”

-Grey

Not my first read by author, and I want to address that right after the Blurb got me THAT. COVER. my god, that smirk *sigh* okay, I’m okay now!!

This right away starts off AMAZING! I am already loving the librarian type ARI and the eavesdropping LITTLE BANDIT Grey!! I love how they met, love how both of them are two strangers that share the same spark and feeling for one another, or at least the BOOM they feel for one another!! It was very sweet and uber-sexy because Grey has a deep manly voice and looks like a tall dark and handsome drink!!

It’s a consuming and craving type of chase, passion and love. 162 pages of fast and somewhat irrational but totally understanding type of love. The type you try and capture when it’s still zipping around you. I really wish there was more of Grey and Ari,I loved them together, their chemistry and all.

Grey is a responsible, sexy and smart man, worked him way of building him empire so to say and has a straight head on his shoulder, that is until he kisses Ari because that consumption was magical!! Ari is the responsible and innocent Librarian, who’s friends dared to kiss the first guy that buys her a drink one night out, only turned out to be more beautiful than anything. I can’t say I had dislikes, it’s more about the hero and heroine which I don’t mind, it is a shorter one after-all. Fun, sexy and consuming!!

A MUST READ!
Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥 🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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R E V I E W ➠ Quiet Man by Kristen Ashley

1001 Dark Nights Novela, August 2019 Review, Sizzling, Slow Burn


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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.

Release Date: August 13, 2019

“You know, this isn’t woman-falling-for-her-bodyguard syndrome, honey,” I told him.
“It’s Lottie-falling-for-Mo syndrome. I’m not gonna get attached to some other guy on your crew.”

⇨ R E V I E W ⇦

Not my first read by author, she is actually my top 3 favorite authors and I have read every single book by her, so YES i was a bit excited for this even if it’s just a Novella!!

This right away starts off with a bang and action! Little recap now this is a novella BUT i have read all the DREAM MAN well okay I’ve read all of KA’s book but I am in the know it that makes sense, so I wouldn’t 100% recommend it as a stand alone but if you will, till doable!

Now Lottie is a stripper, not just one but a very talented and beautiful one. She is the sister of Jed. She works at a strip club that is high end and clean, she is the main number there. How would I describe her, well she is very outgoing, quirky, loud and all books and hair…which by the way is not over powering in the alpha sense. She does what she does because it pays bills, it’s her body and to her it’s a job, which gives her the freedom to be financially stable. To each it’s own I SAY! Now let’s throw a wrench in….

That wrench is none other than Mo who works for Hawk, and is the best in the business, not just because of his background but also because he is a power-house, build big, muscles everywhere and very sharp. He also has 4 older sisters and a mother, to which he would never want them to be strippers. YEAH THAT WRENCH, his assignment takes him to be the 24/7 guard to Lottie, who is a stripper….GET IT! Yeah so this is where the fun begins, and I mean it, Lottie might be who she is on stage but outside it she is very smart and opinionated.

I have to touch up on the GROCERY STORE INCIDENT with the ex, hahaha best ever, I couldn’t stop laughing and felt like I was right there. One of my favorite scenes from the book (there were many but this one was amazing) also another big thing, you get a little bit more of a look IN the HAWK and GWEN family *swoon* always loved Hawk and Gwen!!

There is a lot happening here in a short amount of pages, packed with a punch for sure! You very much get the whole bunch of the DREAM MAN SERIES and as much as I loved it, that was my TINY TINY thing that slightly bothered me, that THERE WAS A LOT OF IT IN SMALL PACKAGE.

It was very sweet, packed with action, fun and ROMANTIC! I loved that Mo complimented Lottie in many ways, I love that they fell hard…but together and I mostly love that Lottie respected Mo’s feeling on her profession…it all just worked so well together!! I will say that this definitely has more of the ROCK CHICKS feel and affect!

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

⇨ R E V I E W ⇦

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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