There were always whispers about my roommate at Hillcrest Academy.
The wealthiest of the wealthy sent their kids to our boarding school, and Brooke Bennett had been at the top, though I never quite knew why. She was fun and outgoing, but she kept quiet about her family. The only things she showed me were photographs of her brothers.
I became fascinated with her second-oldest brother. Kai Bennett.
He was the most of them all. Smoldering. Hypnotic. Alluring.
Kai had eyes that pulled me in and a face that haunted my dreams.
Then I met him.
He came to our school with their father, and that’s when I learned what kind of family Brooke came from. They were mafia, and Brooke’s oldest brother was dead. Her father said accident, but Brooke said murder.
Three months later, her father died, and Kai became the head of the Bennett Family. Brooke left Hillcrest for good, and that was the last time I saw her.
Fourteen years later, I’m staring at her face on the television. Brooke is missing.
Two days later, Kai Bennett kidnaps me.
I finally got around to this book, since I first saw the cover I wanted it and it didn't disappoint, I loved it. What a roller-coaster ride, Kai is hypnotic, I couldn't get enough.
And finally, a Mafia romance that isn't teenage boys being the Big I am.
I love Tijan's previous books based in a high school setting, I love all her books don't get me wrong but the age of the characters is something I sometimes struggle with, I love Tijan's writing, her plots, the characters but the actions of the characters, it never feels real or believable to me when the bad guy is a teen, I end up having too many doubts due to the age of the characters, I spend most of the time questioning things, trying to reason with what I am reading, I try and forget about the age and picture older characters until I am reminded about the setting or their age, this isn't just this author I have read a few books were the bad guy is in high school, the head of the Mafia, or a gang leader. Anyway moving on...........
This book though, this felt more believable, Kai Bennett was danger, he was a brooding alpha, he was alluring and the head of the Mafia, he was also maturer, this was no teenager finding his feet, playing Mafia, Kai Bennett was the Mafia, hang on; just let me wipe away my dribble.
A slow burn romance with intense moments, there's danger, kidnappings, angst, hotness, twists and turns, damn this was good.
Another brilliant read from Tijan, my favourite yet.
I listened this in audio, it took a bit to get into, boy was the narrator hyped up, I spent the first few chapters tense and couldn't relax, its like she had had a bag of blue sweets or something before reading, she sure did put everything into it but in the angst moments her enthusiasm really brought it all to life.
Everyone hates parts of their job.
Maybe it’s the paperwork. Maybe it’s the day-to-day grind. Maybe it’s that client who never knows what they want, or the guy who always cooks fish in the microwave.
But not me. I love every corner of the Longbourne Flower Shop, every flower, every petal, every stem. I love the greenhouse, and I love Mrs. Bennet, my boss. I love creating, and I love being a florist. I don’t hate anything at all.
Except for Luke Bennet.
The Bennet brothers have come home to help their mom save the flower shop, and Luke is at the helm. His smile tells a tale of lust, loose and easy. He moves with the grace of a predator, feral and wild. A thing unbridled, without rules or constraint.
When he comes home to save Longbourne, I almost can’t be mad at him.
He doesn’t remember that night I’ll never forget. That kiss, touched with whiskey and fire. It branded me like a red-hot iron. But it meant nothing to him.
Everyone hates part of their job, and I hate Luke Bennet.
Because if I don’t, I’ll fall in love with him.
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Coming Up Roses is an enemies to lovers or friends to lovers Romance with angst, funny moments, hotness, swoon- worthy moments and a whole bunch of sweetness.
The story begins when all the Bennet family siblings returning home to help their mother save the family business, the family business has gone from a chain of flower shops down to just the one which has been in their family for generations. Each family member puts in their own skills and the mission is on to save the business and bring it up to date, with the times and back on it's feet.
Tess has worked for Mrs Bennet for years, from when she was at school, she was also once the best friend of Luke Benet the youngest sibling in the Bennett family until Luke broke her heart and hurt her feelings.
Tess had always liked Luke, they were best friends and even worked with each other in the shop when they were younger. A night of whiskey in the greenhouse has Luke and Tess's friendship taking a drastic turn.
Tess after years of crushing on Luke finally gets a kiss from him, she thinks she is finally getting her man but things aren't quite as she imagined them to be when next morning Luke in his hung over state has forgotten all about the kiss and whispered promises the night before and he just goes straight back into friend mode with Tess.
Tess is hurt, does she tell him, how can he forget a night she will remember forever?? the icing on the cake is when he starts dating other girls, one being her best friend. .
Tess is no doormat and backs off, her hurt turns to anger and over the years hate, so when Luke waltzes in the door years later after living away from home and she discovers he will be working along side her at the shop and also tries to pick up their friendship, Tess is anything but happy, Luke Bennett is nothing but a thorn in her side.
Luke and Tess have chemistry, they were definitely meant to be together but had a lot to work through before they got to that point, they had a lot of misconceptions about each other.
"When I kissed her once more, I felt her give herself over completely, felt her yield, felt the fight in her heart abandon her. And I took the chance to fill that space in her with me. I'd convince her I could be what she wanted, what she didn't think I was. I could be that man. I would be that man"
I liked Tess she is a fiery character, definitely likeable. Luke however, well, I had my reservations about him, especially following some of his actions with his ex but he did make me swoon, he was 50/50 so not a bbf for me.
In summary; Coming Up Roses is an enjoyable read, I loved how the Bennet family all came together to save the business, there was a bit of drama and angst but Tess and Luke's story does finally lead to a heartwarming ending. Told in first person dual pov.
This is the first book in a new series.
Obsession. It’s an ugly thing.
It consumes you. Controls you. Dictates your every move.
You can try to fight it, try to resist. But its stronger than you. It always wins.
The day I first saw her, obsession took root inside me. Suddenly there was nothing else. Just her.
My obsession left me no choice. I had to have her.
No matter the cost.
No matter the risk.
In the end she will be mine.
Until then…I wait.
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Gripping, intense, dark a bit creepy but I loved it.
Both of these characters are quite complex. Granit comes across as a dark and brooding Alpha with a huge obsession on a tiny ballerina. Since the first moment he saw Alyx he has wanted her, obsessed over her and watched her, he is the president of an MC.
Alyx is the daughter of a police commissioner, she's a ballet dancer, a good girl with her own desires and obsessions, she is also the victim of abuse from her own mother. Since she first saw Granit through her window she has also obsessed over him, dream't about him.
Neither has met each other, spoken to each other until suddenly one night Alyx is attacked while getting into her car, the attackers are attempting to take her but then she is rescued by Granite and the MC who then also become her kidnappers and Alyx finds herself held captive anyway.
There is more to the reasons why Alyx is taken that night other than Granite being obsessed with her, in fact, Granite doesn't let any of his brothers know that he has been secretly stalking her for a long time, Alyx is a pawn in a bigger game and you don't get to see the bigger picture just yet.
There are a lot of twists and turns, dark moments, intense moments, Depraved is book one and finishes on a cliffhanger but I am eagerly waiting to find out how this all unfolds in Defiant, I was gripped from the very beginning and was disappointed when it finished. If you like your reads a little more on edge, unpredictable, dark then take the plunge. Book 2 is out August 28th, 2019
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Screw the rules.
Army veteran Richie Tallin returns to South Dakota from a disastrous war with nothing to gain and nothing to lose. With no real home, his family in shambles, his dad’s old motorcycle becomes the key to a new life as Wreck, the Road Captain of an outlaw motorcycle club. Now he’s living the life he’s always craved—freedom, good times, loyalty, no regrets, and, hell yes, no rules.
But when he finally gets a chance with Isi, a feisty girl he’s had his eye on for years, everything shifts. As fiercely independent as Wreck, Isi is determined to restart her life and keep her family’s business afloat while she hides a wounded past. She and Wreck light a fire in each other that’s unexpected and wild, and what begins as a casual fling becomes passionate and serious real fast.
Life is good.
But when a war of revenge, payback, and power breaks out, everyone gets caught in the crossfire. Choices are made. Sacrifices that can never be undone. In a crazy 80’s world of drug dealers, rock and rollers, and rival outlaws, Wreck and Isi are determined to hold on come what may.
And come it does.
Few know how the One-Eyed Jacks MC of Meager came to be. And fewer still, how the love of one woman changed the destiny of a small town in the Black Hills of South Dakota forever.
When I finished this book I had no words, I' was a wreck over Wreck. What an epic love story. What a storyteller Cat Porter is. All the feels experienced in this book.
It's one of those reviews where I honestly don't know were to start, don't know what to say other than this was a beautiful journey and I felt every high and low with these characters.
A biker named Wreck who is an ex veteran and a woman named Isi (Isadora) who feels the freedom in singing, together they give each other wings, freedom to follow their dreams while also living the dream with each other, Two free spirits who unite and become one while each fulfilling their own dreams.
This is a love story like no other I have read, an ending like no other I have read. Not all love stories have a happy ending, did THE DUST AND THE ROAR have a happy ending?, well, it depends on how you view it, I thought it did but I still had sadness in my heart.
You are taken on a journey from the 70's when Isi and Wreck first meet, to how Isi begins her singing career and begins to go on tour, how Wreck starts up his Club and along with his brothers they become the One-Eyed Jacks MC of Meager in a small town in the Black Hills of South Dakota. With over 60 chapters this is one chunk of a book but honestly, I could have read on, I was completely lost in this story.
I don't want to add spoilers but I do want to say, read it and enjoy the journey, the laughter, the heartache, the development in the plot, the storytelling and beautiful words of Cat Porter, you need to read this book and I say that very few times.
"When it’s my time to start singing, when the notes rise and I’m about to jump in, that moment—suddenly everything—and I mean everything—fits into place, and it’s a place I’m addicted to. Big, pure, full of every color—colors I don’t even know exist and don’t have words to describe. It’s intense and scary, but it’s where everything is true. When I sing, I’m the me I was meant to be, I’m the me I’ve been reaching for so long. You were so right. I wouldn’t be feeling all this, wouldn’t be right here if it wasn’t for you.” - Isi
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"That day I held in my arms a smart, determined woman, her hair burning copper in the blaze of the sun, eyes gleaming. My Isi was a dream I never knew I had until right then.
And at that moment, in that field of wheat rippling in the current of the breeze, I knew my dream had come true."
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley comes a new story in her Dream Man series…
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.
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.
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I love these 1001 Dark Nights novellas they help you get a taste for the authors writing if you haven't read them before or if you have read them and love the authors work you get a nice additional bonus.
Quiet man is a bonus to the Dream man series, it's a standalone but has characters involved from the series and also The Rock Chick series.
Charlotte McAlister AKA “Lottie” is also the sister of Jet from the Rock Chick series and she has a stalker, Lottie is a headliner dancer in a strip club and her boss after receiving a note threatening Lottie looks up his contacts and hires someone to guard her.
Mo is a huge intimidating guy, ex-forces, a giant of a guy with a soft center and Lottie is immediately attracted to him, he's also very insecure through past breakups and can't believe someone as gorgeous as Lottie would want him. Despite Lottie's forwardness and advances Mo takes his job seriously and does not mix business with pleasure and as he begins to get his head around being with a girl like Lottie lays down the law that if anything is going to happen between them it has to be when his job has finished and the stalker is found. When Lottie's stalker is finally found though the hotness switch is definitely on.
I enjoyed Quiet man but found it a little confusing at times when other characters where introduced later, I hadn't a clue who was who, I new a little having read the first two Rock Chicks books but I still got a little lost and would have preferred the plot focusing on more from the main characters. I enjoyed the plot, the slow-burn to Lottie and Mo finally getting together and the excitement in-between but I think someone who is a Kristen Ashley fan and has read the series would definitely get more out of this book.
Quiet Man is a good mix of hotness, action and humor moments. Lottie is a woman with backbone and sass, Mo is a quiet hunk of hotness who is used to a woman having all the words being a brother to 4 sisters.
This wasn't told in my preferred pov and was told in Third-person, I prefer first person pov, getting into the characters head. Quiet man leads to a hea with no cliffhanger.
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USA Today Bestselling Author, Terri E. Laine, brings a new standalone, funny but sexy novel, Thirty-five and Single.
What can go wrong when you’re getting divorced from your high school sweetheart, it's your thirty-fifth birthday and you have too much to drink?
Throw in the gorgeous neighbor who comes to the rescue when you can't seem to open your apartment door after all the alcohol and end up taking a drunken slip and slid across the floor.
Then you look up into his gorgeous face and forget all the reasons why it’s a bad idea to hook-up with said twenty-something neighbor. In fact, it’s a fan-freaking-tastic idea.
Now let the games begin because this is Olivia's life: - interfering sisters, the ex, co-workers… and Joel, her way too sexy, too young, but oh so hot neighbor.
Wanting to explore single life, Olivia fights her growing connection with Joel. Only he’s is determined to prove to her that age is just a number and she’s is his number one.
An older woman and a younger man romance.
Olivia is 35, divorced from an ex-husband who cheated on her and she's now finding herself again as a single woman, of course, Olivia finds her friendly 27-year-old neighbor Joel who she fast became friends with very attractive but because he is younger she doesn't let her mind go there, the problem is her sisters are pushing her to enjoy the single life more and move on and Joel believes age is a number and he wants Olivia, in fact, he makes it his mission to change her mind.
Thirty-five and single is a hot, funny and flirty friends to lovers read with plenty going on in the mix, disastrous dates, hotness and an ex that won't let go. I enjoyed it all. I adored both characters, I laughed, swooned, the story was hot in all the right places, it was a perfectly balanced read with a beautiful hea.
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From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.
It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget—even though he so easily forgot about me—and call him.
Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him—unloading thirteen years of pent-up emotions.
I didn’t think he’d call me back.
I certainly could never have anticipated the weeks of sexually tense phone conversations that followed as I got to know the man he’d become.
Turned out, Landon had never really forgotten me, either. That special connection we had was still there. I opened up to him, but there were also things about me he didn’t know. And he had his own secrets.
Over the countless hours we talked on the phone, I wondered what would happen if we actually saw each other. One night, I did something impulsive again. Only this time, I went to the airport and booked a ticket to California. We were about to find out if one phone call could bring two lost souls together or if my drunk dial really was all just a big mistake.
A complete STANDALONE
Re-united again *sigh. I love second chances, the reunion of two people who once lost each other coming back together and DRUNK DIAL hit all my happy spots.
I listened to the audio version of this book and loved every minute of it. The DRUNK DIAL title to me suggested something fun, flirty, not that I was looking for something fun and flirty, I would just about read anything from this author and I love her audio books, it just wasn't what I expected.
Rana comes across as a loner, she's insecure and still very much hung up on her childhood best friend Landon who never said goodbye when her parents left suddenly and he never turned up to see her go, she left heartbroken. Lana lived in an extension of Landon's parents home, they worked for his family, Rana's parents claimed they were being kicked out for not paying rent, later down the line Rana discovers that what she was told all those years ago was a lie, Rana went from a happy childhood with her mother and father, a best friend to then moving far away and just living with her father, Rana's life wasn't the same again.
One drunken night Rana finds Landon on her phone and in her drunken depressed stupor decides to let Landon know just what has been plaguing her mind all these years.
I loved how Rana and Landon come back together, I loved the development in the plot, what starts off as a drunken dial becomes a re-kindling of friendship over the phone and in time more. A friends to lovers story with plenty of twists and turns. If your looking for your next BBF read with a tattoo'd swoon-worthy hottie, then look no further.
Another brilliant read from Penelope Ward. I listened to this book as part of a Second chance box set along with Vi Keeland's BEAUTIFUL MISTAKE and Corrine Micheal's SAY I'M YOURS. I cannot recommend this box set enough, I loved each one of these books.
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Our greatest risk was the one we never took …
It was an accidental spring fling three years ago—one week spent in the mountains of Big Sur and no one was the wiser. Ignore the fact that Tobias James was my neighbor and my best friend’s older brother. Or that upon our return his hoop dreams were waiting for him, robbing us of any potential future we could have shared.
Now, I’m fulfilling my own dreams in L.A. and my biggest dream of all is about to come true. The last thing I expected was for my past and my present to collide.
Not now. Not here. Not him.
But he struts back into my life like he never even left. Unfortunately, I’ll never forget what happened after he did.
The ball is in my court, but Tobias isn’t below stealing—my power, my resolve, my heart… When he wants a second chance to reignite our connection, my answer is simple. We can’t.
Not unless we defy the rules our dreams were built on and risk everything.
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"We were just Amelia and Tobia's. Moon and Earth, living among the stars. We were everything and no matter what the hardships we'd faced along the way, we would always make sense together".
Defying Gravity is a brothers best friend/second chance romance and sports romance. Two people with their own hopes and dreams, hopes and dreams that would separate them until one day the stars aligned and they would be back together.
Amelia is a dancer, who aspires to dance at Basket ball games, shes incredibly talented, I often wondered why she hadn't set her aim higher than just doing routines at the side of a court? but this was her dream which wasn't to far off Tobia's dream.
Tobia's is a talented basketball player who fell in love with the girls next door.
When they first get together during Spring break, their feelings become stronger as time goes on but they also know their time is limited. Both Tobia's and Amelia are on the crux of fulfilling their dreams, they make the most of every moment together while also trying to keep it a secret from Tobias's sister who was very protective of her brother, in my opinion also selfish and not a very good friend of Amelia's at all, I suppose there has to be a baddie in every story right? for me it was Tobias's sister.
"I'd much rather live with you in secret, than without you in a lie"
This is a story of growth, mistakes, lessons learned, maturity, following your dreams and listening to your heart. A journey full of ups and downs, high's a low's, moving heartwarming moments and beautiful words.
An enjoyable love story and an ideal read to lock yourself away with and soak up all the words.
Leads to a hea, told in first person dual pov. Can be read as a standalone. Contains no cheating
Ours was a forbidden love that danced among lightening in equal measures of excitement and fear. That was Tobias and me- two connected souls that had once defied the laws of gravity.
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One hundred years ago when I was young and impulsive (okay, it was five, alright? Five years ago...) I let my boyfriend take, let's just say... compromising pictures of me.
(Shut up. It made sense at the time).
Surprise! The sleazy back-stabbing jerk posted them on a website and, well, you can guess what happened. That's right.
I'm a meme. A really gross one.
You've seen the pictures. And if you haven't - don't ask. And don't look!
As face recognition software online improves, I get tagged on social media whenever anyone shares my pictures. You try getting a thousand notifications a day, all of them pictures of your tatas.
So. I'm done.
It's time for revenge. Let him see how it feels! But how do you get embarrassingly intimate pictures of your jerkface ex who double-crossed you five years ago?
Especially when he's a member of the U.S.House of Representatives now?
Getting sweet between the sheets with a congressman is pretty much every political roadie's dream, right? I'm one in a crowd.
Except to this day, he swears he didn't do it. Pursued me for months after I dumped him five years ago. Begged me to take him back.
And I almost did it. Almost. I was weak and stupid and in love a hundred years ago.
Okay. Fine. Five.
But I still have the upper hand. Second chance romance has all the emotional feels, doesn't it?
I can't wait to punch him in the feels.
All I need to do is sleep with him once, take some hot-and-sweaty pics of him in... delicate positions, and bring him down. That's it. Nothing more.
Pictures first. Revenge after. And then I win.
At least, that's how it was supposed to happen. But then I did something worse than sexting.
I fell in love with him. Again.
Another brilliant rom-com from Julia Kent, these characters are contagious, I laughed so many times, a mood up-lifter for sure.
Quirky characters, three women who each in their own way are oddballs. I read fluffy, loved it and this is the second book in the series featuring Mallory's best friend Perky in a second chance romance with Parker.
Perky is full of laugh out loud moments, hot moments, embarrassing moments, witty characters, sisterhood & second chances.
A recommended light uplifting read that is guaranteed to make you fall in love with these characters and bring a smile to your face.
Looking forward to more and Fiona's story.
PERKY Can be read as a standalone but I also recommend that you read Fluffy first.
Told in first persons pov and leads to a hea.
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It all started with the wrong Help Wanted ad. Of course it did.
I’m a professional fluffer. It’s NOT what you think. I stage homes for a living. Real estate agents love me, and my work stands on its own merits.
Sigh. Get your mind out of the gutter. Go ahead. Laugh. I’ll wait.
See? That’s the problem. My career has used the term “fluffer” for decades. I didn’t even know there was a more… lascivious definition of the term.
Until it was too late.
The ad for a “professional fluffer” on Craigslist seemed like divine intervention. My last unemployment check was in the bank. I was desperate. Rent was due. The ad said cash paid at the end of the day. The perfect job!
Staging homes means showing your best angle. The same principle applies in making a certain kind of movie. Turns out a “fluffer” doesn’t arrange decorative pillows on a couch.
They arrange other soft, round-ish objects.
The job isn’t hard. Er, I mean, it is — it’s about being hard. Or, well… helping other people to be hard.
And that’s the other problem. A man. No, not one of the stars on the movie set. Will Lotham – my high school crush. The owner of the house where we’re filming. Illegally. In a vacation rental.
By the time the cops show up, what I thought was just a great house staging gig turned into a nightmare involving pictures of me with an undressed star, Will rescuing me from an arrest, and a humiliating lesson in my own naivete.
My job turned out to be so much harder than I expected. But you know what’s easier than I ever imagined?
Having all my dreams come true.
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A new sexy standalone novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author, Vi Keeland.
The first time I met Caine West was in a bar.
He noticed me looking his way and mistakenly read my scowling as checking him out.
When he attempted to talk to me, I set him straight―telling him what I thought of his lying, cheating, egomaniacal ass.
You see, the gorgeous jerk had wined and dined my best friend-smooth talking her into his bed, all along failing to mention that he was married.
He deserved every bit of my tongue-lashing and more for what he'd done.
Especially when that lazy smile graced his perfect face in response to my rant.
Only it turned out, the man I'd just told off wasn't the right guy.
Oops. My mistake.
Embarrassed, I slunk out without an apology.
I was never going to see the handsome stranger again anyway, right?
That's what I thought...until I walked into class the next morning.
Well, hello Professor West, I'm your new teaching assistant.
I'll be working under you...figuratively speaking.
Although the literal interpretation might not be such a bad thing―working under Professor West.
This was going to be interesting...
, AI listened to Beautiful Mistake on audio, this is part of a brilliant bargain box set along with Drunk Dial by Penelope Reid and SAY I'M YOURS by Corine Michael's. Three authors who I always one click and I also love their audio versions of the book.
Beautiful Mistake is a Student/Teaching assistant and Teacher romance but so much more. Weaved through the story there is a young boy and girl, a girl who lives in an abusive home and a teenage boy who pretends to be a priest in a confessional box.
When Caine and Rachel are re-united years later neither connect the dots, Rachel still believes to this day the person she told her secrets to was a priest and Caine does not know this is the little girl he once listened to week in week out until one Saturday she never came back and now the same girl now a woman is the TA in his class. I loved this part of the story.
I love Vi Keeland's books, there is a perfect mix of angst, hotness, humour, a story-line that keeps you hooked and a swoon-worthy hero.
I would definitely recommend this box set or just this book alone, second chances are my weakness.
Told in first person dual pov and leads to a hea.
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Betty Dawsey knows that breaking things off with Thom Lange is for the best. He’s nice, but boring, and their relationship has lost its spark. But steady and predictable Thom, suddenly doesn’t seem so steady and predictable when their condo explodes and she’s kidnapped by a couple of crazies claiming that Thom isn’t who he says he is.
Thom is having a hellish week. Not only is he hunting a double agent, but his fiancé dumped him, and thanks to his undercover life, she’s been kidnapped.
Turns out Thom is Operative Thom and he’s got more than a few secrets to share with Betty if he’s going to keep her alive. With both their lives on the line, their lackluster connection is suddenly replaced by an intense one. But in his line of work, feelings aren’t wanted or desired. Because feelings can be a lethal distraction
Wow, this was action packed!
I have read a few books by Kylie Scott before but not like this, it took me by surprise.
The characters; I loved Betty, she was adorable, a woman with backbone and she made me laugh, a curvy girl who said it how it was.
"I think I'd prefer a jerk who was genuinely Into me than a nice guy phoning it in. Honestly, I'd rather go adopt a dozen cats and settle into old age and isolation than be with someone who treats me as if I'm an afterthought"
I was immediately hooked on the plot, Betty started to pack up her belongings because the guy she had been in a relationship with for a year was rarely home, always working away, the sex was mediocre and she felt he was't really with her even when he was home, he always seemed distracted with work which she thought was as an insurance assessor, so when he went off on business again without having the chat Betty had asked for to discuss their relationship, Betty with the help of her friend began to pack up her belongings and move out, they filled the car and then all of a sudden BOOM, the house blows up.
Betty was an ordinary woman in an ordinary yet boring relationship as she described it and then all of a sudden her life changed, she finds out her boyfriend isn't as boring as she thought, not in his job and definitely not in the bedroom, quite the opposite in fact.
There's plenty of action in LIES, shootings, FBI agents, espionage, danger and of course romance.
A definite must read for someone who likes lots of action, drama, humor, great characters and a hea in their romance reads.
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Living by my father’s rules has never been easy.
Who does he think he is anyway? Jase Steel has broken every rule he tries to make me live by.
The Four Ds:
N̶o̶ ̶D̶a̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶ (Thanks to Carly and Momma Joe, that was nixed at sixteen.)
N̶o̶ ̶D̶r̶i̶n̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶ (Shots of Jack at prom.)
N̶o̶ ̶D̶r̶u̶g̶s̶ ̶ (College frat party and a bear-shaped bong named Smokey.)
The last one though, that last D, ruined my virgin skin, my relationship with my father, and changed my whole life.
I should have listened to him … but I didn’t.
Tag — I’m it.
★ BELLA is LIVE! ★
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The next generation of the Steel family and what an exciting start with Bella's story.
It's been a while since I read the first book in the men of steel SERIES but there was plenty to remind me of the overprotective Alpha hottie that is Jace Steel and how he copes or should I say doesn't cope when his baby girl meets a man that is a younger version of himself.
An interest plot, plenty of hotness family dramas, laugh out loud moments and angst, BELLA was an enjoyable read that leads to a hea and can be read as a standalone without reading the previous series.
Looking forward to more in the series.
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The edgy, angsty, addictive YA/NA crossover series from L A Cotton continues...
Forever is a long time.
Summer Stone-Prince has her whole life mapped out. Attend college with her childhood sweetheart. Graduate. Get married and live happily-ever-after. But all it takes are two little words and everything changes.
Lost and alone, Summer finds herself wondering how she’ll ever weather the storm.
Until she finds comfort in the arms of an unexpected savior.
There’s only one problem—he can’t promise forever, he can only give her right now.
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The edgy, angsty, addictive YA/NA crossover series from L A Cotton continues...
This is Summer's story and wow! I did not expect that. I was completely addicted to the story and could not put it down, from the very first pages I was hooked.
The youngest sister, Summer is sweet, easy-going, nothing like her brothers or sister, she is the one in the shadows, the one we always saw in the background being looked out for by her overprotective brothers. Summer had a presence in other books and you got small glimpses of what was going on in her life, like when she first started dating and her brothers would interfere but how this whole book went, I can honestly say I didn't see it coming.
I love this series and that is coming from someone who isn't usually a College or YA romance fan, the writing and plot has to really captivate me and L.A Cotton has done this time and time again in each book she writes.
If you are a follower of this series then you are going to love this, so get one-clicking.
Can be read as a standalone but I would highly recommend delving into this series, get to know all the characters, love the angst the family dramas, the teenage high's and lows, its a brilliant series to get stuck into.
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From the shadows, I’ve tracked her every move.
I was just supposed to watch her. But now, I can’t stop.
She’s my obsession. My addiction. My poison.
Watching her isn’t enough.
The savage in me won’t be satisfied until I take her and make her mine.
One taste and I’m hooked. Too bad for her… I’m never letting her go.
Stalked. Hunted. Captured.
He took me from my life and locked me away in his compound.
The ex-con. The big bad biker. Inked, bearded, and inhumanely sized.
And yet, every time he looks at me, I melt.
This broken beast hides demons behind those brutal eyes. I hate him… and I crave him. His touch, his words, his lips.
When my enemies come for me, he vows to protect me as long as I do what he says. I’ll be secure in this prison he created for me.
But who will protect me from him?
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Another book by A. Zavarelli I could not put down.
Two very complex and damaged characters. Birdie is the sister of Gypsy from the first book Confess. Gypsy has now settled down and is due to give birth but she still can't help worrying about her younger sister who has gone of the rails since she became old enough to fend for herself and is no longer under Gypsy's wing.
Birdie is a strong character with a past of abuse, If you have read the first book you will have some idea of what these two girls went through in their childhood and what they did to survive. Birdie was still turning tricks and stalking men in casino's until Gypsy stepped in and asked Lucian who is now her husband to help her by keeping Birdie safe and out of trouble until after the baby is born to ease her of worry.
Lucian contacts Ace who is a member of an MC but also close to Lucian. Lucian saved Ace when he had nowhere to go and no-one to turn to, he had served years in prison for a crime he didn't commit and Lucian was his saviour, Ace was indebted to him and without being asked twice, Ace agreed to get Birdie willing or not and keep her with him.
If you have watched the film The Green Mile then you know what I mean when I say Ace reminded me of the main character in that film, not quite the same character, opposites in fact but I could not stop thinking about the similarities in other ways. I felt for Ace, for what he had been through as a child, for what he went through in prison, the wasted years and the things he put himself through as an adult.
One look at Birdie when he first met her and this man who had never had any feelings of love or care for another except a girl long ago who was taken from him began to be obsessed with Birdie, another reason why he immediately agreed when Lucian had asked him to take care of Birdie. Ace was possessive, protective and although Birdie went kicking and screaming at first, the development in their relationship was heartwarming.
I could not put this book down, I didn't want to break the momentum I had while reading about these two characters and the excitement of what was to come. There is angst, danger, heartwarming moments, hotness and characters that are complicated until they complete one-another.
CONVICT is not an MC read although Ace is part of one, the plot very much focuses on the characters and what is going on in their lives and not club business like you would find in an MC read.
Told in first person's dual pov, leads to hea, can be read as a standalone. Another brilliant read from A. Zavarelli.
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“Salvageable or not, I want you. Every broken, jagged piece of you.”
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There’s two sides to every love story. The how you fell in love, and the how you fell apart.
This is ours.
The cardinal rule of friendship is you don’t mess with your friend’s sister. That goes double when she’s his little sister.
It was just supposed to be fun. She wasn’t supposed to end up being the love of my life. And I definitely wasn’t supposed to break her heart.
Ainsley is a wedding dress designer. That should’ve been a warning that she’s a hopeless romantic. That should’ve clued me in that she believes love conquers all.
But there are some things that love can’t fix. I’m one of them.
She thinks love is the answer.
But love is the reason I let her go.
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Emotional. I actually got a tissue out for this one.
Prescott Lane always manages to touch my heart with her characters, she is an amazing writer and I have got to the point now were I just one click anything she writes.
JUST LOVE is a friends to lovers story but more than that. Charlie and Brody lost their parents in a tragic accident, Ainsley was just 15 at the time so Brody became her carer and along with his girlfriend Skye and his best friend Rhett they worked around their studies and all pitched in to raise Charlie.
Ainsley moves away to college and on her return Rhett realises he no longer looks at Ainsley like a little sister, his feeling go deeper than that and the feelings are reciprocated.
A secret relationship develops and of course it has to stay secret, neither of them want Brody to know, not in the early days anyway.
This is really early on in the story which goes from past to present so you know something happens further on in the story that separates them at some point.
I was so eager to find out what happened and when I did, oh my heart, I did not expect such a heart-breaker in this story. No-one dies, no-one cheats but there is an underlying message to this story, some people love you for who you are, broken pieces and all and sometimes you just have to let them and stop seeing your flaws, stop seeing yourself as unlovable, seeing your cracks, your insecurities, your illness, your disability, whatever it is let yourself be loved.
Told in first person dual pov and leads to a hea.
A recommended heart warmer, a beautiful love story and ideal Sunday read. Enjoy
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I asked for his criteria for bed buddies-that's the PG version.
He swore at me and said he didn't do groupies. And just like that, our friendship was off to a great start.
Reese Forster was the starting point guard for the Seattle Thunder.
Gorgeous. Cocky. Loved by the nation.
He's also attending preseason basketball training camp where I used to work.
Correction: where I work again, because I was fired from my last job.
And I might have a tiny bit of baggage, but that's normal. Right?
Reese and I shouldn't have become friends. We shouldn't have become roommates.
And we really shouldn't have started sleeping together ... (Except we did.)
I'm adorably psychotic. He's in the NBA.
This is not a disaster waiting to happen, at all.
Teardrop Shot is a 100k standalone sports romance.
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Laugh, cry, feel, enjoy the journey.
What a heartfelt story.
TEARDROP SHOT is so much more than a sports romance, yes, the main character Reese is a famous Basketball player but there's is so much depth within the plot, so many touching moments and I felt a strong connection to the characters, so it's not just about a sport's star, it's about the man behind the sport star and it's also about the woman he meets who makes this star who was beginning to fade shine brighter.
Two characters who meet and breath new life into each other.
Charlie at first comes across as an odd ball, a little wacky with no mouth filter but behind the verbal dilemmas, she's a young woman hurting, hiding and afraid to start living again.
Charlie is a huge baseball fan so when she is working at a camp and discovers her idol is going to be there she loses it. Charlie is funny, you cant help but laugh at what comes out of her mouth or in her thoughts she is a woman with backbone and a great character.
You could say the stars align when Charlie and Reese first meet, I was swept away with this friends to lovers story.
Charlie and Reese are both grieving the loss of loved ones, not by death but by circumstances, illness, choices others have made, their story is a tear-jerker, a heart-warmer and fan me down hot, a story you won't want to put down.
A completely different kind of read from Tijan and I want more, I loved it all. One of my favourite reads this year.
Charlie and Reese forever ;-)
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From New York Times Bestseller, Corinne Michaels, comes a new second chance standalone romance.
I spent twenty years waiting for Trent Hennington to open his eyes and see me. But it was all for nothing. He chose to keep himself guarded and let me walk away, proving that my time and efforts were wasted.
I’m done being invisible.
It’s time to move on.
A single dance sets my new reality into motion, and I welcome it. After all, Cooper Townsend is perfect. He’s kind, sexy, and attentive—everything a girl could want.
I thought I got it right this time.
That my heart could mend, and I would be happy.
Apparently, some things really are just too hard to walk away from.
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A SMALL TOWN SOUTHERN ROMANCE WITH SECOND CHANCES
Corinne Michael's has a way of sucking you into the story with her writing, I am really enjoying this authors work and can't wait to read more. Say I'm yours is book three in the Return to me series, I am already itching to read more.
I loved this book but it wasn't without its frustrations, Trent Hennington is the oldest of the Hennington brothers, I haven't read previous books YET and thankfully there weren't any spoilers to deter me from reading the previous books. Trent is the town sheriff and although he has loved the same woman for years, he has never really committed to her. Trent really made the girl he loved work hard at keeping him until finally he lost her.
Grace has loved Trent most of her life, while all her friends are settling down and having kids she is still at a stalemate with the man she loves who doesn't seem to want to go any further and their relationship has been on and off more times than a light switch.
Grace makes a big decision to move on, to look elsewhere for what she wants in life and that is someone to settle down with. Grace moves on and begins to date again and Trent, well, he becomes the prime example of a man who truly knows what he had once he lost it.
In this small town Grace being single again soon gets around quick and it just so happens Trent's friend Cooper is only too willing to take Trent's place.
This isn't a love triangle story and I adored Cooper, he was so swoon-worthy and everything Grace was looking for at that time and although Grace Tries to date Cooper, she just can't let go of her love for Trent.
I really felt for Grace, I found her need to beg Trent at times sad, he loved her but there was just something holding him back.
Angst, jealousy, laughter, secrets, revelations, heartbreak,hotness, love and a swoon-worthy hea, this book has it all.
I listened to this in audio as part of the SECOND CHANCES BOX SET. Next up Drunk Dial by Vi Keeland.
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Have you heard the rumor around campus about the locker room?
If you haven't, let me enlighten you: Legend has it if you bring a girl into the sacred after-game domain of the baseball locker room, it will end with a walk down the aisle. One rowdy and naked encounter against the lockers with the girl of your dreams will make her your wife.
Translation: baseball players are stupidly superstitious and believe the locker room has magical powers.
But not all baseball players are superstitious, me included.
So when the girl I've fallen for brushes me off, I start to question if I need to switch my way of thinking. Maybe it's time I finally hand out a coveted invitation to the locker room.
The only question is, will she accept?
Be still my heart. Knox Gentry is all kinds of swoon.
I loved this college/sports romance. I laughed, swooned, adored the characters, got frustrated and felt my heart skip at the hea.
Emory is starting college in a new city after 6 wasted years with a boy who she found cheating on her. She's meek but ballsy, funny but sometimes a little to emotional, Emory has a beautiful soul but carries a whole lot of insecurities and Knox Gentry, rising star in college baseball is just the guy to put her back together.
As soon as Knox see's Emory he has it bad but with Em being hurt before she is more focused on her studies than having a relationship but as Knox perseverance continues how can she resist Knox with all his southern charm and hotness.
The Locker Room is a slow burn romance that is all kinds of sweet but not without its frustrations with the characters, well mainly Emory, I wanted to shake her at times.
It was brilliant, I was getting all kinds of excited for Em and Knox's relationship, I loved their cuteness, the banter, the sexual tension and thought YES! when I thought it was finally going to the next level in their relationship until BAM it turns into a second chance romance.
I loved it, don't get me wrong but it had a plot downer that I struggled to get up from.
Emory and Knox do have a hea that filled me with all kinds of relief and once again I swooned and Knox currently has pride of place on my bbf shelf.
The side characters were also entertaining and added humour, they were great and a close knit group of friends to either Knox or Em, both the girls and his team mates, they are a great addition and I would love more from them too.
Recommended read, humour, all the feels and a hea.
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"...Quirky and undeniably charming, The Locker Room is a must read." - Goodreads Review
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It was supposed to be a game.
I Dare You.
We bought her in 'cause I wanted to play with her.
But plans change and she got caught in the cross fire.
Then I did something far worse. I fell in love with her, but she doesn't know I still have secrets.
Ones that could rip us all apart.
Raised to hunt and kill.
We take what we want without asking.
We've never needed permission before, so I'm not about to start now.
You think you know everything, but we're about to do what we do best and prove you wrong- I Promise You!
I PROMISE YOU is book two in the Dare series, I DARE YOU is the first book and finishes on a cliffhanger. Austin and Cole's story continues in I PROMISE YOU.
I DARE YOU is the ultimate bully romance but as the story progresses Cole begins to fall hard for Austin. Cole is a leader, part of a group of young men who take things into their own hands, they rule the school and pretty much the town.
There's a lot of angst, plotting, revenge, murder,twists and turns and an exciting plot. There are some very adult scenes and sometimes it is hard to believe these are teen/young adults.
Fans of LJ Shen and Tijan will love this series. This book does have a conclusion and a hea but also gives you hints of more to come with other characters and it looks very exciting.
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What do you do when the devil has you in his sights?
You show him that you can play his game.
Austin Lowes is new to town. She's running from a mom who hates her to her dad who cares nothing about her. Only a few months and she will be free, or at least, that's what she hopes ... until she meets him.
Cole Reynolds is the devil disguised as a man. He wants her fear, he wants her blood, and he wants her soul.
Just a little game, he says, I dare you.
Will Austin survive him, or will she lose herself and the game?
Secrets are revealed and justice will be served, but at what cost?
Who survives and who doesn't?
Three years ago my father walked away. Away from our MC club, all his responsibilities, and me. We haven’t spoken since the day he handed me the keys to the kingdom.
Shoved them down my throat was more like it.
I hate him, and the new family he’s playing house with. He left his entire life behind for a woman he barely knows. But I’m strong, resilient, and don’t need a damn soul to survive.
At least, that’s what I thought...until she walked into my bar.
Someone is watching me. I can feel it. I wake up in the middle of the night freaked out of my mind, paranoid a stranger is there. My skin prickles every time I leave my house, because I know someone is following me.
I’m afraid. Alone. And there’s only one person left to turn to.
The stepbrother I never met. The man my stepfather speaks so highly about, but never sees. He’s the president of a notorious motorcycle club, and exactly the kind of person I need to protect me.
Little did I know, Ky Parish, freakin’ hates my guts.
Slashes in the Snow is an enemies to lovers, stepbrother romance, romantic suspense (emphasis on romance) with dark elements. Reader discretion is advised.
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This was absolutely my kind of read and I loved it.
Not your typical step-brother romance. Kira is currently living alone in her mother's big house and strange things begin to happen, she knows someone has been coming into the house, while she is asleep and when she is out, she also feels like she is being watched, so with her mother and stepfather away she seeks out Ky who she has heard a lot about from her new stepfather and she hopes he can help her.
Ky is the president of an MC since his father abandoned the club for love and he hasn't spoken to his father since.
Ky is stubborn and a typical MC president, he's hard, hot and a whole lot of stubborn.
Ky has a big chip on his shoulder regarding his father and views his father's new relationship as not only the reason for abandoning Ky but the club too, so anyone associated with his father isn't going to get a warm welcome and Kira definitely didn't.
Kira may be the step-sister he has never met but she certainly isn't welcome with open arms. This is were the enemy to lovers trope come's into play.
I loved the angst, the hotness the progress from Ky and Kira's hate relationship to becoming more, the changes in Ky as he began to let Kira in and the added bonus club business and danger in the plot.
This was an all rounder for me, I really enjoyed it, a good girl meets bad boy, I am a big fan of MC reads when written right and this certainly was written well by M Never, the balance was fantastic, I followed with ease and if this was a book I would no doubt have read in one sitting.
I listened to this in audio which was brilliantly narrated by the female narrator but the male narrator is either portraying Ky as a really, really laid back character or he just really has a voice that is monotone with not much feeling and emotion were it should have been, however, this did nor to take away my enjoyment from the story though.
Told in first person dual pov, leads to heartwarming hea. Available in KU and Audio.