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Book Reviews, New Adult, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review – My Darling Arrow by Saffron A. Kent

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My Darling Arrow; St. Mary’s Rebels #1 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Saffron A. Kent

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This unrequited, doomed love story completely put a spell on me. I was enraptured by the intense story of Arrow and Salem, so totally addicted to the poetic words that Saffron Kent wrote that I was slain over and over again by this heartbreaking book until she put me back together again.

Salem has secretly loved her sister’s boyfriend, Arrow, for eight years. Eight years that she harbored the shameful secret in which she feels has warped her witchy heart. You see, not only does Salem believe her name is witchy, but her eyes turn up in a witchy way, and her heart is twisted to love someone else’s love. Only a witchy person could do these things and fate her to a doomed unrequited love.

The deep given grief over the state of Salem’s fate, from the very start of the book, is heavy. The remorse over her feelings, over the state of her doomed life is felt so deep, it is an ache that she carries with her throughout the entire story. A constant ache that she wears like armor, but one that Arrow is drawn to when he returns back home.

You see, Arrow has always been a perfectionist. A person with high ambition that never strayed from distraction. However, his life has currently imploded and his perfectly crafted life is out of alignment. He’s angry, he’s volatile, and he’s drawn to Salem’s presence. He doesn’t understand it, but he’s willing to take her imperfections, her very essence and wring her until she’s dry and he feels normal again.

Resigned to her fate, a fate given to her by her birth name, Salem gives herself to Arrow for however long he will have her. She does everything not out of spite, or revenge, or unkindness. She truly sees herself as having only one purpose in life and that is to fill in the cracks of Arrow’s life. She wants him whole. She wants him fulfilled. She wants her Arrow back.

What neither of them realize is that Salem originally fell for a completely different man. The Arrow she gets to know now has worldly experiences and time on his side. They both want to get back to something before, but as they come together (combustible, gorgeous, and decadently) they are becoming so much more.

My Darling Arrow is intense from the beginning to end and the story will stick with me for a long time to come.

Synopsis:

Darling Arrow,

I shouldn’t be writing this.

It’s not as if I’m ever going to send you this letter and there are a million reasons why.

First of all, I was sent to St. Mary’s School for Troubled Teenagers – an all-girls reform school – as a punishment for a petty, totally inconsequential crime. Not to ogle the principal’s hot son around the campus.

Second of all, you’re a giant jerk. You’re arrogant and moody and so cold. Sometimes I think I shouldn’t even like you.

But strangely your coldness sets me on fire.

The way your athletic body moves on the soccer field and the way your powerful thighs sprawl across that bike of yours, make me go inappropriately breathless.

But that’s not the worst part.

The worst part is that you, Arrow Carlisle, are not only the principal’s hot son.

You also happen to be the love of my sister’s life.

And I really shouldn’t be thinking about my sister’s boyfriend or rather fiancé (I overheard a conversation about the ring that I shouldn’t have.)

Now if I can only stop writing you these meaningless letters that I’ll never send and you’ll never read…

Never yours,
Salem

NOTE: This book is a standalone and DOES NOT contain cheating.

Coming 09/12/2020
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Cover Reveal, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Love at First Fight by Carrie Aarons

Title: Love at First Fight
Author: Carrie Aarons

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Enemies-to-Lovers

Cover Designed by Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations

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This summer was supposed to be spent lounging on the beach, madly in love with my boyfriend.
Until he decided to move to Singapore, and break up with me an hour before his plane left.
Now I’m stuck in a Hamptons house share with six of his closest pals, including his best friend … who despises me.

Since the moment Smith Redfield laid eyes on me, he’s hated my guts. I’m serious, I think the raven-haired restaurateur gets physically sick just being in my presence. And he’s never been shy about hiding that fact.

There was the time he cackled when I landed face first in a pile of Manhattan trash bags. Or the night I tried to throw my ex-boyfriend a surprise party, and Smith had strippers crash the bash. Or maybe it was New Year’s Eve, when he got in my face and called me a sheltered goody two-shoes who wouldn’t know passion if it smacked me in the lips.

He’s rooming right next door for the summer months, and I don’t think more animosity could exist than in the hallway of our vacation rental. As if I wasn’t already sporting a bruised ego and broken heart from the way his best friend left me.

But the more midnight run-ins we have, the more I can’t help but think about the way his mouth would feel against mine. With each heavy-eyed glance over the dinner table, I’m starting to wonder if the damaged alpha male doesn’t harbor more than just loathing towards me.

After all, they say hate is the closest emotion to love.
And with the way we’re skating that thin line, it’s bound to burn this whole house down.

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Author of romance novels such as The Tenth Girl and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the love stories of her imagination, and the athleisure dress code, much better.

When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She’s a Jersey girl living in Texas with her husband, daughter, son and Great Dane/Lab rescue.

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New Releases

Pre-Order Blitz – Dirty Daddies Anthology

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Release Date: September 29, 2020
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Cover Reveal, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Naughty Neighbor by Jeannine Colette and Lauren Runow

Check out this amazing cover for 𝐍𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐲 𝐍𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐛𝐨𝐫: 𝐅𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐋𝐢𝐛𝐫𝐚, a sexy new romance by Jeannine Colette and Lauren Runow! It’s releasing on September 23, 2020! Pre-order your copy now!

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Blurb:

 

As a romance novelist, I’m facing my worst nightmare—writer’s block.
No matter what I write, I hit delete, knowing it’s not worth publishing. The future of my career rests on the success of this new book.
So, here I am, looking at Tumblr, desperate for inspiration, when I hear a thumping. Annoyed by the music blaring through the walls, I barge into the hall and bang on my neighbor’s door.
My very hot, very naughty neighbor, Jake Morreau.
Jake is romantic, charming, and the bane of my existence. I need to work, yet he refuses to let me.
When he greets me in the hallway, ideas of a sinfully hot hero come to mind.
When he takes me out on the town, the words flow as soon as I come home.
The more time I spend with this entertaining and quick-witted man, the more I’m able to write.
My neighbor is my muse, and before I know it, I slowly become the heroine of my own story, but I don’t know how to end it.
As I write the epilogue, I’m afraid our romance won’t pan out as I’ve written.
Jake Morreau is my hero.
Then again, in my life, heroes don’t exist.
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Release Day/New Release, Year in Releases - 2020

New Release – Looking to Score by Alley Ciz

🏈 𝙇𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙏𝙤 𝙎𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙚: #𝕌𝕠𝕗𝕁𝟙 𝗯𝘆 𝗔𝗹𝗹𝗲𝘆 𝗖𝗶𝘇 𝗶𝘀 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱! 🏈

@𝗨𝗼𝗳𝗝𝟰𝟭𝟭: 𝗪𝗵𝗼’𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗶𝗿𝗹?

#𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗮𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗮𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵

#𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗮𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗮𝘀𝗠𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗚𝗶𝗿𝗹

𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒎𝒆 𝑪𝒂𝒔𝒂𝒏𝒐𝒗𝒂.

Football God. Ladies Man. Campus Celebrity.

Guys want to be me and girls want to bed me.

Commitment? What’s that?

Then I saw ℎ𝑒𝑟—tiny, gorgeous and oh so…𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗘.

𝑴𝒂𝒔𝒐𝒏 𝑵𝒐𝒗𝒂 𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒏 𝒆𝒈𝒐𝒕𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝒋𝒆𝒓𝒌.

Player. Persistent. Pain in the Pom-Pom.

I don’t care if he’s the star of the gridiron or how tight his end is.

I know his stats both on and off the field. My answer will always be 𝗡𝗢.

The last thing I need in my life is another charmer who’s looking to score.

𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆!

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Alley Ciz is an indie author of Contemporary/New Adult, Rom-Com, Sports Romances.

She’s a stay at home mom to 3 amazing and crazy mini royals, a 95lb lab, and let’s face it on some days her hubby is her 4th kid… But to be fair she totally loves him a lot.

When she’s not corralling her crazy mini royals she can be found writing the stories the voices in her head tell her. Caffeine is a staple in her daily diet since she does most of her writing late at night when the rest of her house is asleep, usually with her trusty dog Buke (short for Beukeboom reluctantly named after a NY Ranger even though she’s a NJ Devils fan all the way. Is it any surprise she writes sports romances?

Pizza and mac-n-cheese are major food groups and she is a proud Potterhead and superhero buff.

She is a complete romance junkie and can always be found reading or listening to a book.

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