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!
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦

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!
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦

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!
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦

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!
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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RELEASE DATE: June 21, 2019


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

RELEASE DATE: August 7, 2019

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

-Griffin

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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 ➠ 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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