He wants her soul. Too bad she already sold it.
Family is everything to gambling den darling, Teresa Valentini. Blood comes first, especially before men. So when her brother lands himself in hot water, she's willing to do whatever it takes to save him. And showing up topless in her unwitting savior's motel room is turning out to be the furthest thing from a hardship...
Will Caruso is the bad boy of New York's financial scene...and he just found out the very thing that drives his success is a damn lie. Now, he's exchanged his high-stress life for the open road, no one but his Great Dane...and half a million Instagram followers to keep him company. When a mysterious beauty arrives, her secrecy prods his suspicions, even while she tempts his lust to the breaking point.
Teresa met Will under false pretenses, but the bond consuming them is real. They're strong enough to overcome a little betrayal...aren't they?
**FOLLOW is a mega hot, contemporary, first person standalone**
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So hot and addictive.
Such a great plot, I got to a point where I just couldn't put it down, it was like watching something simmer then go to boiling, I was hypnotized.
A bit about the plot:
Teresa's family left a crime organization a long time ago and went to live in a different state which sadly was short lived for her parents. Following the death of her parents, her brother was wanting to take a visit back home which he does but he is discovered and taken in by the crime boss who is still bitter about the family fleeing and so Silas takes him to work for him and holds him as ransom.
Teresa's only way of getting her brother back is to do what Silas says and she is given the job of seducing his son and making him fall for her so much he will follow her back home, back to bringing the money in, bringing him back to New York. Will works in finances and is at the top of his game and good at his job earning the company a lot of money and Wills absence is rocking his father's financial boat.
Will only recently discovered that his life had been a lie. The father he thought he had was nothing more than a criminal, Will felt deceived, betrayed and despised his office job life. The last straw was Will discovering his dog has a fatal illness and he has worked so much, so many long hours that he feels guilty about the missed time with him.
Will has a new awakening to life and decides to live it how he wants and goes on a road trip with his dog, a bonding trip.
Teresa is told by Silas were Will is and she not only seduces Will but at first sight has him hooked.
The chemistry between these two is sizzling hot.
Teresa struggles to keep her secret the more she falls for Will.
I loved it. This is the kind of book that has a bit of everything to keep you turning the pages with no boring dips in the plot.
I laughed, swooned, felt the sad times which were only a few, enjoyed the action and angst and boy did I enjoy the hot moments.
My first book by this author and I would definitely read more.
A stand alone, told in first person dual pov and leads to a hea.
MMA Middleweight World Champion, Jackson "Jax" Malone has just entered the fight of his life. Known for his viciousness in the cage, and his playboy ways out of it, Jax is arrested and charged with a brutal rape. The thought of spending decades in prison is one of the few things that actually scares the shit out of this cocky fighter.
Newly admitted attorney Page Davenport is willing to do anything it takes to get out from under her father's thumb and finally prove herself in his law firm. Anything except represent the infamous miscreant, Jackson "The Mauler" Malone. Despite her protests, Page is powerless to avoid becoming the sacrificial lamb, the token female, who will be the face of the violent, angry Neanderthal's defense team.
Jax is a bad boy with a temper, doing whatever the hell he wants in life while flipping the bird at all his haters. Page is the prim and proper rich debutante her parents want her to be. They've been pulling her strings, telling her what to do, where to go to school, what to wear, and even who she should marry.
Page and Jax struggle to work together, engaging in a knockdown drag-out fight for dominance. When they finally stop taking swings at each other, they're both surprised to realize that sometimes first impressions are completely wrong. In fact, opposites really do seem to attract. However, there are lines that attorneys and their clients can never cross, if Page wants to keep her license to practice law.
Will Page risk it all and submit to the cocky fighter? Or will Jax's temper and jealousy prove too much for her to take on outside of the courtroom?
Either way, one thing is for sure - neither Page nor Jax are going down without a fight. In the end, the secret for them to find heaven may be to battle their way through hell first.
This 72K word book has a HEA with no cliffhanger
Jax is currently Free
Jax, a COCKY cage fighter.
I really do love these types of story's, man-whore meets girl who turns his whoring little world upside down and then he sees the error of his ways.
Jax is definitely a man-whore with a big COCKY attitude to match, he's the undefeated champion with girls falling over themselves to be with him until he is wrongly accused of rape by an attention and money grabbing fan/stalker.
Page is newly a qualified lawyer and had always felt belittled by her brother and father who are both lawyers, so when she is given Jax's case she wants to prove to them that she can do it.
Jax and Page instantly rub each other up the wrong way with assumptions about each other causing the wrong kind of sparks. Jax assumes Page is a spoiled princess while Page takes some convincing over Jax's innocence because of his reputation.
Jax is definitely innocent and Page is nothing like a spoiled princess, so once the battle lines have faded the attraction begins to simmer and the two are on a mission to prove Jax's innocence.
A fast paced read with lots of chemistry in the mix. Great characters, loved Jax's brother too who brought humour into the plot and I immediately purchased Jude after I finished Jax's story.
I thoroughly enjoyed it, Jax grabbed me from the very beginning but thought it ended to quick with everything summarized or coming together all at once in the epilogue.
listened in audio which was brilliantly narrated.
I would definitely read more books in the series or by this author.
The first time Toby Hunter got arrested for defending Lilac Clarke’s honour, he was only fifteen years old, but he’d loved her from behind his black-rimmed glasses for as long as he could remember.
With a desperate need to protect her from a distance, one arrest turned to two, two soon turning into three, and before Toby knew what was happening, the sleepy village of Southwold was turning against him for daring to stand up for a girl like Lilac.
Beautiful Lilac with her flowers in her hair, her camera in her hands, and her sweet, pink, sugary-lipped kisses.
They could hate him for loving her all they wanted. Toby was a boy who did what was right, not what was easy, and he was always going to grow to be the man willing to give her what she deserved.
Even if that meant losing Lilac forever.
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Release date: 5th July 2018
Genre: Mature YA/NA crossover
A girl like Lilac. A beautiful coming of age story and second chance romance that is raw, with tragic moments, heartwarming, bittersweet and written in a way I am beginning to love about this author.
Victoria L James has the words and lays them down with precision. The flow is like being on a boat, setting off on calm waters then you feel every storm and wave that passes until you reach the calm again.
I loved Lilac and Toby's journey. A girl like Lilac is the sort of book you oooh and awe over and feel the ups and downs along with the characters.
Toby knew he loved Lilac at the age of seven, since he first saw her rolling in the grass, strawberry blonde hair in a tangled mess, horrible green socks and blue shoes, nothing matched but she made it seem like everything she was wearing was made for her. Toby's neighbour fascinated him, he gravitated to her as she did with him.
" She was like a ball of light in a dull grey world"
This is a beautiful story of a friendship that grows into love, with life tragedies along the way that rock their world.
"I'm not worth that kind of trouble"
"You're worth a war Lilac"
Friendships, bullies, and adolescence, first kisses, first dances, first intimate moments the whole journey was bliss.
"My body already knew her body. My hands already knew her skin. My tongue already knew her taste. Everything was instinctual like we had done this a thousand times before."
"We were beautiful and tragic all at once and I couldn't get enough"
Another book by this author I couldn't put down and a memorable journey.
Told in first person dual pov and leads to a hea.
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Voted one of the Most Anticipated Romances of 2018 on GoodReads!
She was the one thing holding him together. Until she was gone.
And then there was whiskey.
Fallon Gentry has spent the last decade reliving one dark night in his head. The moment he lost the woman he loved when a single blink cascaded into a series of events that stole both of their lives. Now his nights are spent playing music in southern honky-tonks and nursing the memory of her the only way he knows how–at the bottom of a whiskey bottle.
A brief stint in Nashville, a hit song, and a brush with Hollywood couldn’t bring him closer to God, but when the ghost of Augusta Belle Branson appears in his corner of another lonely dive bar late after dark, he’s forced to confront everything he thought he knew about that fateful night, and a few things he didn’t.
He’s her contradiction, she’s his salvation.
A firestorm of emotion consumes them when they come together after ten lost years, every moment more revealing, more unpredictable, more intoxicating than the next until the only reckoning left for Fallon is the one he must make with himself. But this time, fate may have left an after-burn too bitter to swallow. This time, he may lose his whiskey girl for good.
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genre: contemporary romance (standalone)
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release day: June 26 2018
Whiskey Girl is like a slow sensual song, you sway along with the words and end with a happy contented sigh.
I loved Fallon with his southern drawl and melting words and Augusta Belle with her sassy attitude. I loved how Fallon used her full name, wrote her into his songs when she wasn't in his life and I could feel the love and adoration in all his words each time he spoke to Augusta Belle.
Whiskey Girl is a second chance romance and begins with Fallon on the road, living from his truck, a man with overgrown hair, beard, forever a whiskey bottle in his hand and a chip on his shoulder.
A musician going wherever the wind takes him.
Fallon once had a chance at stardom but threw it all away when he lost Augusta Belle who disappeared suddenly one night leaving him with only memories of their teenage years together.
It was like Augusta Belle left and so did his reason for doing anything but writing, playing, drinking and moving on from town to town, like his soul was searching.
The plot goes from present to past at first and is told in first person dual pov.
Fallon has a roaming musicians life with only his guitar and whiskey for comfort but when Augusta Belle finds him she well and truly injects herself back into Fallon giving him back life.
For 10 years Augusta Belles disappeared from Fallon's life and then the two are finally reunited again it was like stars finally aligning when the sassy Augusta Belle finally finds him and brings with her answers and secrets that need to be told.
Why did she disappear? where did she go? how did it take her so long to find him again?
"A man couldn't live without the sunshine. I knew; I'd been doing it day in and day out for too many years now"
Sounds more like the end to a story but it's just the beginning to a new road and life for both of them and the road behind them is just filled with what could have been's and Whiskey Girl begins with their new journey.
"She was silky and sensual, smoky on the lips, warm on the tongue, smooth on the way down. She was whiskey. And I was hooked"
A perfect swoon worthy read. I really enjoyed Whiskey Girl and loved the blissful happy ending.
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There are three of them. Three boys. We’re friends, neighbors, our lives linked through disaster, fear and pain.
I love them all. Not sure I can live without them.
Can we just stay friends? Can we ignore the desire flaring when we’re around each other?
Can I kiss one and not the other?
I can’t choose. Don’t want to choose.
And I’m not sure they can, either.
This story will either end up in heartache, or as any story should: in a happy ending.
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I liked it, well parts of it and didn't like it.
I am so on the fence with this book.
Three best friends, living in the same apartment block, Sydney, West, and Nate. Three teenagers who are from messed up homes. One has been abandoned and struggling to pay bills, one abused mentally and has OCD and one who is being deceived and abused in other ways.
Three teenagers in very messed up situations and the only thing that gives them sanity is their friendship with one another.
Then along comes Kash who becomes a tenant at Nate's home making the threesome friendship a four. Kash is running away from something and passing off as a 20-year-old when he is really much younger.
Three close friends but neither of them share they are struggling, what their secrets are and neither opens up to what is happening with each of them or what is happening once they are home behind closed doors, it's all cryptic.
The whole first part of this book gave me a headache, it was so cryptic it drove me mad and I nearly gave up more than once but struggled on.
Broken Compass is told in like in three parts, the first part is the friendships along with home and school life and the constant cryptic clues as to what each of them may be hiding. Second, the leaving home part and the drama's leading up to that and then lastly the development from friendship to more with all 4 of them and the sex scenes.
I have struggled with this and had to ponder on this plot.
This is my conclusion:
In previous books by this author you may have a male who is struggling with issues, he's broody, closed off and has obvious issues that others can see but they leave him to himself and support him however they can without knowing his problems or secrets that he clearly doesn't want to share and then the heroine comes along and slowly he begins and starts to open up, share parts of himself and this leads up to the relationship and the heroine helping him.
The author had to do this with 4 characters and near the end pull it all together so, in theory, it was 4 young person's struggles and their story's in one book.
I found this too much. It could have been broken down. It could have been done differently.
I enjoyed the end, it flowed better and I thought finally! and it was very hot but I still couldn't get over the fact these were teenagers in a foursome sex relationship?
I'm skeptical over this book, I didn't enjoy it and so it will have to be one of those books were other readers reach their own conclusions, but this is mine.
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He was forbidden, my boss and incapable of loving me.
People talked about him, whispered about him in passing.
He was the king of his town.
And I was a visitor.
I was by no means a smart girl. Never loved with my head, always with my heart.
That fact alone almost killed me once.
I should have listened the second time around.
But the king of this small town, had me starving. Had me craving his taste.
My name is Kandi, and he called me his Kandiland.
The king declared I was his medicine, and with each dose, he became better and better.
He was the perfect liar.
And I was his perfect Kandi.
Together, we were explosive, and toxic in every way.
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Another addictive story from T.L. Smith
I really enjoyed Kandiland, the story was fast paced with no parts dragged out and it contained a few twists and turns along the way.
Huxley is a brooding alpha male with a touch of dark, he's the king of the town Candy with ownership of almost everything from strip joints to properties.
Huxley is the hot king of Candy.
Kandi first enters the plot when she is making a new start following the death of her husband and what better place to replace her roots than her namesake, the little town of Candy.
Its lust at first sight for Huxley and he's a man who always gets what he wants and definitely doesen't like the word no.
Huxley offers Kandi a job and the additional offer of being his bed partner, he's a man who has never loved and claims to be incapable of love so he refuses anything more than just sex.
I liked Kandi she had a backbone and spoke her mind, her feisty attitude won Huxley the ice King over time and time again until the brooding Alpha began to thaw.
Huxley and Kandi sizzled, their chemistry was hot.
I thought the end was rushed and there were some cheesy lines "your my Kandiland" which made me roll my eyes but other than that Kandiland is a good plot and good read.
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From the author who brought you A Thousand Boy Kisses comes the new emotional novel, A Wish For Us.
A story of music. A story of healing. A story of love conquering all.
Nineteen-year-old Cromwell Dean is the rising star of electronic dance music. Thousands of people adore him. But no one knows him. No one sees the color of his heart.
Until the girl in the purple dress. She sees through the walls he has built to the empty darkness within.
When Cromwell leaves behind the gray skies of England to study music in the South Carolina heat, the last thing he expects is to see her again. And he certainly doesn’t expect that she’ll stay in his head like a song on repeat.
Bonnie Farraday lives for music. She lets every note into her heart, and she doesn’t understand how someone as talented as Cromwell can avoid doing the same. He’s hiding from his past, and she knows it. She tries to stay away from him, but something keeps calling her back.
Bonnie is the burst of color in Cromwell’s darkness. He’s the beat that makes her heart skip.
But when a shadow falls over Bonnie, it’s up to Cromwell to be her light, in the only way he knows how. He must help her find the lost song in her fragile heart. He must keep her strong with a symphony only he can compose.
A symphony of hope.
A symphony of love.
A symphony of them.
A book worthy of more than five violet blue stars.
A wish for us consumed me until I was spent. I was emotionally drained and yet couldn't put it down.
A beautiful and breathtaking story that is flawlessly written, poetic, expressive and compelling.
A story of fate.
A boy who had lost his way, a young boy with a gift in music in so many forms, a boy who saw colours to notes, to sounds, a gift so unique but following the death of his father he lost what had once breathed life into him, Cromwell shut down and erected walls against his gift.
A wish for us is the story of Cromwell Dean, the young man with tattoos and a bad attitude, a British boy with a permanent chip on his shoulder and the girl who brought him back to life with her passion for music.
"her voice was violet blue. I closed my eyes it was my favourite colour to hear"
A beautiful heartwarming and heart breaking story that will leave you speechless. I cried, laughed, swooned, I have no doubt this will be one of the top reads in 2018 and one I don't think I can forget.
"Cromwell Dean was my warmth. The blazing soul that kept mine tethered to this life"
"I would forever chase the violet blue"
This is a story that needs to be read.
Sometimes a book will come along and unexpectedly blindside you, A Wish For Us is that book!
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“The velvet tongue”
That’s what they hear
“The silent fixer”
That’s what they whisper
“Turo DeMarco can slice you with that smile”
It’s been known to happen
But the one truth they don’t know could get me killed.
It’s already gotten me thrown into the fire.
I may be the rising dark star of Chicago’s criminal underworld, but I’ve been warned,
and I have one chance to make things right, flying halfway around the world to do it.
Until one hot AF heiress gets in my way with an unforgettable kiss and a blast of gunfire, hurling us both into the eye of a Mediterranean hurricane, snaring us in the ultimate high stakes games
Our impulsive escape to a Greek island exposes cruel lies, sour truths, explosive passion…and bares our bitter souls
I was always told that actions speak louder than words,
and Adriana proved it to me
Yet there’s one thing that speaks even louder--
In my heart, on my hands.
Blood never lies, blood never plays games.
And neither do I
Not what I was expecting.
I became intrigued with Turo in the book Fury and the first few chapters I was still intrigued, however, it became a very long romance story.
Turo was a part of the Mafia, he had an element of danger and mystery and I was so looking forward to his story.
Cat Porter always writes quality, she leaves no stone upturned with her writing, she is very descriptive to the point you can almost taste and smell what is being described.
This is the story of Turo who is being sent on a mission to Greace by his Father who is head of the Mafia and while he is there falls for a beautiful woman Adriana.
The journey is enchanting and Adriana takes Turo on all the sights, explains the history of the breathtaking Island and their whirlwind romance develops.
There's story's of myth's legends and tales, history and a beautiful description of the food and the Island from Adriana.
From the moment I met him I could feel the earth under me giving way. A wild landslide. A landslide I was powerless to stop.
Adri was a creature of the bright sun and the velvet night. She evoked a new desire I never thought I had in me.
This is a beautiful romance story but for me lacked the element of danger and angst that drew me to Cat Porters writing in the first place. I got bored with the history and descriptions but appreciated the knowledge.
Around 75%, finally! some action when kidnappers where involved in the plot and I eventually got the excitement I crave in a book but in-between and leading up to this point all I can say is, it was very beautiful, but not for me.
Other characters intrigued me more, because it's the bad guys I love to read about but Turo didn't come across all that bad at all, he was romantic, swoon worthy and although he said all the right romantic words my fascination for him had fizzled out.
Cat writes beautiful and poetic words and sensual sex scenes, I would recommend this book to anyone wanting a summer or lazy day read, there isn't as much Mafia action as I thought there would be.
Grab yourself some strawberries and Turo
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The new series is set in Vermont. True North is populated by the tough, outdoorsy mountain men that populate the Green Mountain State. They raise cows and they grow apples. They chop a lot of wood, especially when they need to blow off steam. (Beards are optional but encouraged.)
If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the orchard.
The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex-hookup. Five years ago they’d shared a couple of steamy nights together. But that was a lifetime ago.
At twenty-seven, Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm. Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, three siblings and a dotty grandfather. He doesn’t have time for the sorority girl who’s shown up expecting to buy his harvest at half price.
Vermont was never in Audrey Kidder’s travel plans. Neither was Griff Shipley. But she needs a second chance with the restaurant conglomerate employing her. Okay—a fifth chance. And no self-righteous lumbersexual farmer will stand in her way.
They’re adversaries. They want entirely different things from life. Too bad their sexual chemistry is as hot as Audrey’s top secret enchilada sauce, and then some.
My second book by Sarina Bowen, I am loving this author writing
Completely engrossed from start to finish and although I listened to this on audio which was brilliant by the way, the flow was great. The right amount of angst, drama, hotness and Grumpy farmer Griff I loved him.
Griff Shipley had a promising football career in college he was one of those guys and he and Audrey had a one night stand just before the end of their time there but instead of Griff moving on his father died and he returned to his farm to work for the family.
This story is bittersweet for both characters and they are a perfect match.
Audrey, according to Griff was a girl who seemed to have everything, Griff called her a princess but looks can be deceiving. Audrey had an interfering overbearing mother who treated Audrey like she was never good enough she had high expectations of Audrey and was trying to make Audrey into a product of herself so Audrey broke away, went her own way and went to culinary school.
Audrey landed her first job at a company called BPG and instead of spending time in the kitchen like she hoped they sent her to look for products they could use in their restaurants.
Audrey and Griff meeting up again was a little bit frosty, Griff hated the big company's who didn't pay farmers their worth and he spread the word to other farmers that a rep was around and in the area. No-one would see Audrey which made her job difficult when she was trying to impress her new boss.
I loved this story and the gradual build up to Griff and Audrey's reunion and it was so hot.
I would definitely read more in this series the Shipley family had a great feel to them and I would definitely read more about the other characters.
Currently free in Amazon, so you get the Audio at a bargain price.
Because farmers make the Earth move!
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It's ten years later, and we're still living separate lives. While I know she isn't comfortable with my lifestyle after everything she’s been through, I can't be without her anymore.
I need her.
She's my wife.
She's my heartbeat.
She's my every breath.
She's my everything.
I want to know every detail of her life. I want to be part of it all. I want to work as hard to get there as she did to get here.
She's always been my girl—even at the age of eight. As I face her now, there's no doubt she'll be mine until I draw my last breath.
It's time for our forever to begin.
You could say I needed this book like the next breath.
Finishing book one I don't think I even had a good night's sleep with everything going around in my head.
Xander's story is finally told, and although I have followed this series it felt like a separate story until they all meet up with the rest of the band at the end.
This story could be read as a standalone, however, the last part in end chapters meeting up with the other guys and the things that are revealed to them about Xander and Tera' s relationship over the years and Xander's double life could leave you confused.
This is a good Rock-star series so I recommend reading it, plus if you use KU it's available.
I loved and hated the journey, this is one rollercoaster of emotions. I questioned the characters morals and integrity, I felt every high and low, I had lots of OMG and swoon moments. Anne Mercier really took me on one heck of a ride with Xander and Tera's story.
I'm glad I read It, I'm glad I actually and finally got to see the real Xander behind the jokes and innuendos. The wait was worth it and I took on Anne's comments prior to reading about not judging the character's, it was hard not to do that but by not judging I left room for understanding.
This is one roller-coaster read I recommend.
Is there cheating? I know this is a biggie for some readers but in my opinion no and this would depend on how you look at this, I personally felt for the characters, understood the characters and this allowed me to have an understanding to their circumstance, Xander loved Tera with all his heart, did I like that they went through this? No.
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BOOK 1 TO BE READ FIRST
Xander: Part 2, The Present
Rockstar Book 14
Now available in KU
Everything in moderation. Including virtue.
I step off the plane in Madrid and meet his warm eyes. His crooked smile. His devastating charm.
Worse, he’s courteous. Honorable. Sensuous. Impossibly attractive.
Tavo awakens my desires—my body—without even touching it.
I don’t want to be attracted to him. I’ve made my promises.
My future has already been determined. I'm wearing a ring.
But I can't control this pull to him.
He wants to explore my shadows.
I want to get out of the light.
I shouldn't feel this way...
Problem is, I can't restrain my heart.
A beautiful story of self discovery.
Kim is a twenty one year old woman who has been kept on a leash by her overprotective mother. Kim finally has the chance to explore and experience life without expectations for once as she prepares to go to study in Spanish school and live with a Spanish family.
Kim begins a journey that leads her to discover more about herself and her own wants as well as learning a new culture and language and a big part of that is down to the hot Spaniard Gustavo or Tavo as he's known.
It's insta lust on both parts when Tavo goes to collect Kim from Madrid airport.
"Dear Lord. I have a Calvin Klein model holding a card with my name on it.
Tavo and Kim discover they have both been under the same pressures from family with expectations to be who their family want them to be, Kim is expected to go to business school but her passions lie with other things while Tavo is expected to take over the Olive fields that has been in the family generations, but his dream has always been to go to the USA and travel.
A beautiful love story develops that will make you swoon with sensual and hot passionate moments.
Tavo finally gets his piece of America and Kim discovers herself.
She's been a glass bottle of coca cola with the cap on, and now she's fizzing ready to explode.
"All my life I've been waiting for someone like her"
"I've been looking for you he says simply "And now I have found you"
Unspoken truths, revelations, secrets all entwined in a heartwarming journey set in an enchanting place that leads you to a finish with a happy sigh.
An ideal holiday or Swoon Sunday read.
Told in first persons dual pov
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As Tavo unbuckles the seatbelt, he bends over me, and I become statue-like, holding my breath, not wanting to break the spell. His minty breath entices me, and his scruff is right there, begging for me to reach out and pet his chiseled cheek. Stick my finger in that cleft in his chin. Admire him. But he’s not just a treat for the eyes, he smells sublime, like warm leather in the woods. Like rough reins that were put away cleaned and well-oiled after use.
I’m in that unsure state between awake and dreaming, where nothing makes sense. I know how to buckle and unbuckle my own seatbelt, thank you very much, but having him so close? Hot tamale.
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“The best way to get over your sh**ty ex-fiancé is to get under a shiny new stud…”
As soon as Mr. Tall, Blond, and Handsome walks into that bar, I know he’s the hook-up I need to get over stupid Cheater Kyle.
A few stolen kisses in a dark hallway, and I’m pretty sure we’re headed for a home run—until he disappears without a trace.
Whatever. Men are all snakes in the grass, and I don’t need a new one anyway.
I resolve to forget about his perfect lips (and chest of steel) and instead focus on turning my Granny’s old beach house into a profitable B&B.
What I don’t expect is for him to show up the next day in my kitchen!
You see, my sexy mystery man is none other than Jax Roland, the drop-dead gorgeous home improvement star of The Right Stud, and he’s got an offer I can’t refuse.
With a suitcase in one hand and a hammer in the other, he wants to move in and renovate my old house while he films his new show.
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This is definitely a book you will finish with a happy sigh and oh boy did I do some laughing.
A perfect pick me up read.
I swooned, laughed, loved the characters, it's hot and sexy and to top it off you get Mrs C an old lady with the stamina of a teenager, a foul-mouthed parrot, a misbehaving Goat called Jon Claude Van Ram and pesky skunks causing mischief.
Ash and Jax have chemistry from their first meeting in a nightclub and Jax only discovers the next day that the person he has flown in to see for his online Diy show The Right Stud is Ashlyn after disappearing on her the night before when things were just heating up? so that doesn't go down well for their first none lip locking professional meeting about the refurb and the show.
Ash wants to restore her grandmother's seaside B&B while her brother Ben wants to sell the land and Jax finds himself in the middle of this sibling war.
The right stud is a perfect feel-good read, flawless, fun, hot and romantic.
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We met at the age of eight. That day on the playground was a turning point in my life. She stole my heart with just a glance as she sang off key.
But nothing’s perfect.
I figured out pretty quickly she was too good for me, so I let her go.
I thought I was doing the right thing--until I realized I wasn’t. She was my everything and without her I was nothing.
When we reunited, my heart became whole. My life had meaning. We loved fiercely and completely. Life was perfect.
The more success I gain with Falling Down, the further away I’m pulled from Tera. But she gains success of her own, and the distance grows immeasurably.
She wants me to live my dreams and I want the same for her. We both know our love is strong enough to survive time and distance.
Then the unthinkable happens and nothing will ever be the same again.
All the feels...
Wow! I love this series, there's always humor, dramas, hotness and I love the characters but Xanders book, damn, I nearly broke, such an emotional build up.
Xander and Tera have been childhood friends since the age of eight including the other guys who eventually make it to the rock band Falling Down.
Tera and her brother Linc spent all their time at Xanders home, they came from a home with drug abuse and suffered abuse so they basically lived at Xanders who had a cool dad who was also a doctor.
Xander and Tera always had a different kind of relationship and as they got older their chemistry was tangible and their romance inevitable.
I don't want to spoil the journey which was written brilliantly by Anne I couldn't put this book down.
major swoon alert!
The beginning Xander part one is childhood to adult love story that really pulls on the heartstrings and its such a roller-coaster of emotions.
I laughed, cried and completely saw a different side to the Xander I have grown to love, in fact it makes me want to start the series all over again.
You don't get to see the guys in such detail from when they were younger and I loved the growing up and coming of age stages in this book.
You could read this book as a stand-alone but you will definitely want to read about the other characters too in this addictive rockstar series
Desperately ready to jump into book two and I can't wait.
Told in first person dual pov and is part one of Xander's story.
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Xander: Part 2, The Present
Rockstar Book 14
Mia Lee has a secret…
A secret she’s kept hidden since she was eight years old, however, Mia will no longer allow that secret to define her.
An irrevocable decision has left Mia Lee a fugitive and on the run—a circumstance that should leave her weak and scared, yet Mia has never felt so alive.
Under the pseudonym of Paige Cassidy, Mia is ready to live the life she’s never had, and she’s determined not to allow her tainted past dictate her promising future.
Paige is on a Greyhound bus heading from L.A. to South Boston, Virginia, to start a new life.
A life that includes finding her mother, who abandoned her at age three. But what she finds, is four people, who will change her life forever.
Yet no one can outrun their past…
Especially one filled with bitter memories, which refuse to remain hidden.
I can't believe this is the first book I have read by this author, what have I been missing out on?
I really enjoyed Like Something Normal, the whole plot was interesting along with the characters, it was the sort of book you just don't want to put down, eagerly wanting to see what happens next with the intense chemistry between Mia who changes her name to Paige and Quinn the sexy mechanic and odd job man who seems to pop up wherever Paige is.
Mia has been used by her father as a drug mule for his dealer Phil in return for free drugs since a small age, using her innocence as a way to sell drugs undetected, an innocent young girl with a backpack that no one would suspect is carrying drugs. Mia has gone into some seedy joints and been subject to abuse but never sexual until at the age of 19 when her father gives her an order at gunpoint that she is to become Phil's sex workers.
Enough is enough and after a struggle, Mia shoots her father and goes on the run, Mia runs away as far as the Greyhound bus will take her and ends up in a small town.
Mia finds a place to stay in a motel and also a job there, she is taken in by the owner who treats her like his grandchild but she still keeps her secrets, past, and identity to herself.
Mia Lee was a victim. But Paige Cassidy is a survivor.
Quinn is mysterious. At first, he seems to pop up wherever Paige is, he's like some guardian angel or something with a lip ring, there is an undeniable attraction and pull between the two of them when they first meet in a diner, a place where Paige gets a second job. Quinn is attracted to Paige but as they get to know each other he always seems to push her away when it gets too real. He says he is no good for her but why? There's a constant push and pull between the two of them along with Tristan, Quinn's brother and Paige's co-worker in the middle playing best friend but undoubtedly wanting more, he's like a pining puppy for Paige.
Quinn was a girl who has never had friends she was called a freak at school and as she begins to settle into the sleepy town and her job in the diner she ends up with not one but two best friends, although Tristan wants to be more, nothing is ever said by Tristan but his action and looks of longing portray affection and longing for Paige.
A dilemma for Paige when you have a greater attraction to the brother.
It doesn't become a love triangle and nothing is said but the tension and what could have developed was exciting.
Quinn has his own secrets and I was eager to know what they were. These are two victims who just want normal, Paige is nearly finding hers when her past comes to knock on her door.
An interesting, gripping and exciting read from start to finish and I was disappointed when it all came to an end. Looking forward to book 2 which thankfully is in KU
Told in first person pov. A coming of age young adult book.
After the end of a car crash relationship can Katy find true love?
Catching her sister in bed with her fiancé, school teacher Katy Cornish enlists playboy colleague Felix Montague to help her save face. What she doesn’t bargain on is them both losing their jobs in the process.
With finances running out, Katy must endure the rude and arrogant Felix while they embark on a road trip around the country in hopes of securing a new job. But there’s just one problem... they’re up for the same posts. This road trip is going to be unlike any other, with them doing whatever they can to sabotage the other.
Can they see past themselves and their egos to each other? Or will their desperation to continue their careers drive them apart?
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Road trip co written by Andi M Long & Laura Barnard.
I liked it, I liked the journey with Felix and Katy and if the authors intention was to give the readers a few laugh out loud moments along the way they succeeded.
A very British humour filled read with two school teachers who are down on their luck, sharing a car as they go from city to city for job interviews.
An enemies to lovers romance. A light read, that I can imagine being fully appreciated by the reader on a lazy summer day.
Road trip is an ideal holiday read. Light on the hot moments but full of innuendo.
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Deacon Malloy’s life is dedicated to the Hell’s Raiders motorcycle club. Tough, hard, and fast with his fists, he serves the group as sergeant at arms. But his devil-may-care approach to life is thrown for a loop when the five-year-old daughter he never knew existed lands on the club steps.
Alexandra Evans is devoted to all her students—but there’s always been something about Willow Malloy that tugs at her heart. There’s an aura of sadness about her, a girl in need of all the love Alexandra can give. When Willow stops coming to school, Alexandra’s search leads to a clubhouse full of bikers…and a father hell-bent on keeping his daughter always within sight.
The moment Deacon sees Alexandra, he has to have her in his bed—and he’s never met a woman yet who couldn’t be persuaded. No matter how attracted she is to Deacon,
Alexandra refuses to be just another conquest. But it’s Deacon himself who could be seduced—into a brighter future for himself, his daughter, and the woman he’s falling for against all odds.
I enjoyed it and would love to follow this series.
I enjoyed it and would love to follow this series.
I had the strangest feeling I had read this book before but I haven't well according to Goodreads I haven't so it's possibly very similar to another book where a teacher falls for a hot, sexy, hard-headed stubborn grizzly biker.
Vicious Cycle is a good MC romance, nothing is too gritty or bloodthirsty and it's plot mainly based on the main characters, the family, and trouble concerning the club.
Deacon was bossy, intimidating and basically a grizzly alpha until Alexandra and his cute little girl with a love for all things sparkly and pink came along and Alexandra or Alex was just a likable character, she had a backbone and was what I would describe as just a normal woman with a tragic past through losing her parents but really just a normal young woman and school teacher.
The book begins with a little girl witnessing her mother and mum's boyfriend's murder, then on the same night discovering her real daddy's name. The little girl is taken to the biker compound by the neighbor who took her in following her mum's death and not only is Deacon shocked to discover he has a child but hasn't a clue what to do with a 6-year-old little girl.
It was a good plot that flowed really well, the characters are all likeable, Deacon had a few blood brothers as well as those in the club that were interesting and I could see myself following this series and also to catch up and see how Deacon and Alex are getting on along with reading about the others in this biker family find love.
A steady pace, lots of hot moments and contains no cheating. Told in the first person and leads to hea.
Once, I was nothing.
Hungry, abandoned, wandering, and alone. An adolescent street rat fighting for crumbs.
Then a chance encounter changed my entire world.
A man in an expensive suit asked me how much my life was worth.
I didn't have an answer, because I didn't know.
He asked if I thought it was worth killing for.
Impulsively, I said yes...
He found me, then fostered me, and in the interim turned me into a killing machine. A modern day La Femme Nikita.
Now, I only have one mission. To avenge the death of the man who saved me.
There's an invisible war on the streets. Us against them. Family against family. Power against power.
They call me Ghostface Killer because they never see me coming.
I understand the weight of that danger.
Because now here I stand, three months pregnant with the barrel of a gun pressed to my head cause I never saw him coming...
GFK is a romantic suspense with dark elements. Reader discretion is advised.
I loved this suspenseful read.
I'm actually sad this is a standalone, I didn't want it to end, I wanted more of Stevie and Baz and more from the other characters too.
Stevie is definitely a character with backbone, even before she was taken in, manipulated and trained to be an assassin. Stevie was tough even at the age of fourteen living on the streets as she let her survival instincts rule.
Stevie meets Baz when she finds him in a bar and something about Baz draws her to him, a connection, a kindred spirit.
For once in Stevie's life she begins to have a conscience the more time she spends with her Mark, her kill, how can she kill the man she is falling for.
Baz is part of the mafia but rejected by his father for his mental illness? Baz's father saw him as weak and a liability and for years Baz has stayed away from the family business until Stevie was sent to kill him.
I loved the twists and turns in this plot, the characters and the suspense and how two people who never saw themselves as loveable found their equal and the other half.
Ghostfaced killer is a recommend action-packed mafia romance read with passionate hot moments, told in first person dual pov and leads to a hea.
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Evie Cole. She’s the one person I can’t figure out.
People say they love you, but what they really mean is that they love how you make them feel about themselves, or what they can take from you.
I can’t leave her on the streets, so I make her a deal she can’t refuse. It buys me the time I need to figure out whether Evie is the real deal or just another gold-digger.
The day Evie graduates, she breaks all contact with me, which proves that she was only in it for the money.
At least, that’s what I think, until random payments are made to my bank account.
Rhett Daniels. My hero, who saved me from a life on the street. My unrequited love, who will sleep with every girl but me.
His playful smile and humorous façade might fool others, but not me. I see myself in his eyes.
He only has one rule.
He’ll pay for my education, giving me a chance to become independent. All I have to do is keep my clothes on which also means no dating.
I hate being his charity case, but I tell myself it will only be until I graduate. I will find a way to pay him back.
The worst part is that I fell in love with him.
Hoping to forget the one man I can never have, I move to the other side of the country. I’m determined to make it on my own, but things don’t always work out the way we want them to.
Rhett Daniels & Evie Cole ~ Book 5 in the Enemies To Lovers Series
This is book #5 in the Enemies To Lovers Series. Each book in the series is about a different couple. To get the full experience of their friendship, I'd recommend that you start with Heartless.
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Shameless is the last books in the series so the last screw crew member to fall in love and tell his story is Rhett.
I love this series, every book I have flown through, unable to get enough from the characters, their stories and the anticipated endings.
I love an enemies to lovers story which is what each one of these boy's stories is based on but I thought Rhett was more the savior and the prince charming to the damsel in distress than an enemy, he just couldn't take it any further romantically through his trust issues and that made him a heart-breaker.
Rhett took Evie off the streets when she was a teenager going from foster homes and once she turned 18 it was prostitution or worse or go hungry. Once Rhett met Evie he couldn't help but support her, his own past and the way he was saved too had a big part to play in Rhett wanting to help Evie. As Evie grew older so did her love for Rhett and vice versa but it just never became more and Evie could no longer live with her feelings she could no longer see Rhett with his one night stands and so she moved away. The plot jumps to years later and Rhett still regretting letting Evie go, every day he is reminded of Evie.
A great story of trust, fate and second chances
Recommended series by Michelle Heard . Can be read as a standalone but recommended to be read from the beginning in the screw crew school years
A recovering sex addict meets an irresistible virgin.
My sick obsession with domination and sex had become an addiction, and I was no longer willing to be a slave to it. Now, I’m six months sex free, and I haven’t tied a woman up in five.
I’ve never felt more powerful in my life.
Then Eden Vaughn got a job at Empire Sevens and turned my newfound control on its head.
She makes me feel weak—testing my restraint—silently begging me to show her how deep my addiction runs. I can’t have her sort of temptation in my casino, and I’ll do whatever it takes to get her to quit.
I’m into all things dark and filthy, but innocence is my kryptonite.
She’s virtuous and vanilla, and vanilla is my VICE.
Introducing a new dark and sexy read from New York Times & USA Today Bestselling duo, Tabatha Vargo & Melissa Andrea.
She brought out the addict in me, and he was hungry for just a tiny taste of her.
Firstly the cover, holy hotness! and yes it does reflect the character which is the sexy Zander, Casino owner and recovering sex addict.
Vanilla and Vice is a bit like a cat and mouse game and it was just warming up before the abrupt ending, it was like Tom just about to pounce on Jerry as he grabs the cheese and someone pressed pause, stupid analogy but you get my drift.
Eden Vaughn escapes her home life and goes to live with her Aunt in Vegas, she begins to enjoy her freedom from the life she has been living with her drug using mother and boyfriend, Eden gets a job at the Casino where her Aunt works and things are finally looking up but her freedom becomes Zander's nightmare.
Zander's weakness is innocent looking blondes and Eden screams Innocence, 6 months sex free and the battle of wills is tested whenever he is around Eden.
I have to admit Zander comes across a bit creepy, the way he watches her, salivates over her, even touches himself thinking about her and Eden is just being Eden, a twenty one year old woman who is trying to get her life put together, work hard and earn enough money to pay for a deposit on her own place.
"I’m into all things dark and filthy, but innocence is my kryptonite.
She’s virtuous and vanilla, and vanilla is my VICE".
Eden is innocent looking, a virgin but she has backbone and once or twice she stands up to Zander who is trying his best to make her quit her job so he is no longer tortured when he see's her.
A good page turner, I was really getting into it and it was really heating up in the last chapter. I'm looking forward to Empire Sevens, book 2.
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"If he's gross, I'm bailing."
That's what I said to my supposed best friend when she asked me to take her place. A blind date, she said. What harm could it do?
He was charming. Beautiful. God's finest creation. He wined me and dined me. Made me do things I'd never before dreamt of in the bedroom. It was perfect. Dangerous. Arousing.
But Jenny didn’t tell me the full story. She didn’t tell me about the debt she owed. And now Quinn Cane wants his money's worth, and he’s going to make me pay whatever way he can.
“A debt needs to be paid.”
The woman who came to meet me didn’t owe me money. I could tell by her innocent eyes. Still, the debt will be paid either way.
She was something to play with and use as I saw fit, but something about Emily Brooks made me want to keep her. So she became my dirty girl. Pure. Innocent. Mine.
Then she whispered my damned name and invaded my world, changing its reasoning.
She wasn’t meant to break the rules. But she rolled my dice and won.
Shame. Forgiveness. Dark. Erotic. Romance.
This book is intended for mature audiences. 18+ only.
"I have fallen for someone so far from my world I don’t know how to pull her into it, or even if I should".
Dark, gritty and intriguing.
I have to admit first impressions going into this book had me wincing, this isn't the first book I have read where the captive falls for the captor and vice versa but the way Quinn first ensnared Emily will make you think twice before going on a blind date that's for sure.
It was the sex scenes and Emily's innocence not knowing she was being deceived and what followed that had me cringing.
Rape is never a nice thing to focus on however it's dressed up and whatever the outcome.
Emily believed she was having a one night stand that could maybe lead to more, Quinn had charmed her, made her swoon, the sex was rougher than Emily had ever experienced she thought it was just rough sex. Emily thought one thing & Quinn's intentions were another.
Emily walked into the lion's den when she took her friend's place on a blind date. A friend who deceived her and knew exactly what she was doing, a friend who owed the wrong people money, Jenny had a gambling debt Emily never knew about.
Emily started the night out in a restaurant in London after a few drinks and getting tipsy went back to Quinn's place and woke up bound in a house in Chicago.
Quinn, however, even though he first came across as pretty much evil, did fascinate me, I can say that, although the beginning was brutal taking Emily was the only way he knew how to claim a debt or how to deal with a situation. Quinn had been raised to show no remorse, he was a gangster through and through with mafia ties, he lived for his family name, had something to prove and he took no prisoners in the process to keep his name feared and respected among his business associates, love didn't exist in Quinn's world.
Emily brought something to life in Quinn that had been laid dormant for many years and that was the ability to feel.
Great writing from these two authors, the flow was right and the words really did capture the imagination hence my struggle with the beginning, I was pulled into a world at first I didn't like and that was Quinn's dark world until Emily brought the light and the balance.
First impressions of Emily, I found Emily too fickle or naive but at the end of the day she was just an ordinary woman with the love of photography who never in her wildest dreams would have anticipated what was to come and in the end, she had a backbone.
Good read, plenty food for thought, twists and turns. Lovers of dark gritty, on the edge romantic suspense, will also enjoy this book.
I would definitely read more books from both authors.
Recommended to readers who have read and enjoyed Captive in the dark and similar books.
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"What about his kid?" Rody asks.
"What about him?"
"He’s thirteen, Quinn."
"The dice roll to twelve, Rody."
That’s answer enough for me. Twelve or below would have meant something, might have given me reason to do something about ensuring he was set up right. Thirteen? Well, that’s past those combined numbers. Thirteen is a man, the beginnings of one. Little Mazarono Jnr can go blow dick to eat, or learn a fucking craft like the rest of us had to.
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