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 ➠ 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 ➠ Defiant by Bella J.

2019 ARCs, Angsty, August 2019 Review, Biker Romance, Dark Romance, Tear Jerker


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Infatuation is a dangerous thing.
It devours you. Manipulates you. Owns you.
You can try to ignore it, try to move past it. But it’s more powerful than you. It won’t let go.
The day I first saw him, infatuation dug its claws into my soul. I couldn’t stop it. Everything faded. Except him.
My infatuation blinded me. Made me see what it wanted me to see. Now I’m lost within the lie. Caged by the beast.
In the end, he will have me.
Until then…I fight.

RELEASE DATE: August 28, 2019

Not my first read by author and I have read Book #1 Depraved, and that is something I would highly recommend reading before this!! Gosh, where Book 1 left off was painful to wait for Book 2, not going to lie. This one is EXPLOSIVE!

Alyx and Granite…not sure where to begin here because nothing changed. Alyx is still seeing Granite as the monster and Granite can’t not feel guilty about everything that has happened. They both can’t deny their chemistry and maybe even meant to be after all but things don’t go as smooth sailing, even when one would think THE GOOD is going to happen…prepare because it WILL HIT YOU!

Granite wants to really make it and as in PRESIDENT make it of the MC Club but at what cost? Hard decisions are made and people are hurt. Alyx is already unsure of herself and now after the incident, everything has gotten even more rocky. Does this mean it;s the turning point finally for the two?

THIS IS A ‘ALL THE FEELS’ type of book, as was Book 1 but this one specifically much more. You feel every single word down to the core, the betrayal, lies and hurt. For it being dark and very vivid it’s very enchanting, draws you in even in the bad. You still get the romance, passion and love…but for a price for sure! Emotional Price that is!! Watch out for the twist and I am so happy I got to finish Alyx & Granite’s story!!

Rating: ★★★★★
Steamy: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Recommended: ☑ HIGHLY!
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American street kings series BOOK #1


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 ➠ 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 ➠ 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 ➠ 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 ➠ 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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