Book Reviews, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review – Truth in Pieces by R.C. Boldt

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Truth in Pieces 
(A standalone)

by: R.C. Boldt

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Secrets, wrapped in lies and mixed with tons of chemistry! Truth in Pieces is a story full of intrigue and suspense right up until the very end.

Nico Alcanzar and Olivia Wright play a dangerous game with their secrets and lies. Nico is a known kingpin of a drug cartel and basically kidnaps Olivia, for her own safety, but for his own nefarious purposes as their story comes out in bits and pieces.

Olivia is a professor of psychology, what could she possibly be in danger of when Nico kidnaps her from her boring life? Finding out her biological mother is known as the Mother of Death and runs a rival the cartel knowing Nico will use her begins to make more sense.

Neither are willing to give up too much of themselves as the game between them goes on, but during quiet moments they show those inner layers beyond their high walls and perhaps truths behind the lies. Could Nico and Olivia be more than what they perceive to the world? These small truths almost hurt more than the lies they carry, for as much as they peel back the layers, having more is never a reality, the lies are too great and they will never be able to live beyond the danger.

Olivia finds herself falling for a known criminal, even with all of her knowledge in psychology, there is something about Nico that draws her in, when she should stay far away, but tell that to her heart which will break once he uses her like a disposable bargaining chip.

Who can you trust and who is telling the truth? In this battle of lies, this story will keep you guessing.


USA Today bestselling author RC Boldt melds sizzling romance with this unique tale of intrigue and deceit that will keep readers guessing until the very end…

Ruthless. Cunning. Deadly. That’s Nico Alcanzar, Miami’s biggest drug cartel leader.

And I’ve found myself directly in his crosshairs. He plans to use me to eliminate his number one competitor.

I become embedded in his life where he watches my every move. Then, I find myself doing the unthinkable: I fall for the glimpses of the man beneath the dark, menacing exterior.

I want him. The criminal. The murderer. The lover. The protector. The man who never asked for my heart.

The further I fall, the more ensnared I become in his tangled web of lies, masking the truth beneath.

Because when it comes to the art of deception, nothing is as it seems.


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Review – Empire High Elite by Ivy Smoak

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Empire High Elite; Empire High #2 
(#2 within a series)

by: Ivy Smoak

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Gripping from page one! I couldn’t put it down and read it in one sitting!

Empire High Elite picks up right where Empire High Untouchables left off. Brooklyn is wrapped in grief and whisked away by her biological father to the very last place she would ever want to step foot in, the home of the girl who has been bullying her all semester. 

Ivy Smoak brings us into the heart of the monster’s home and we get a first hand look at how Isabella Pruitt was raised and how she lives. How will Brooklyn survive living under the roof of the devil?

Brooklyn is wrapped in grief through the entire book. Not only has she lost her mother, which is what brought her to living with uncle in the first place, but now she’s lost the only other family member she’s ever known and is forced to live with a man who says he’s her biological father. Thrown right in to live with the wolves, Brooklyn feels lost and alone clinging to threads of anyone who will give her hope.

While her emotions are still torn between Felix and Matt she also finds comfort in her new bodyguard, Miller, as he’s the only one by her side twenty-four seven. Brooklyn is more confused than ever about all the men in her life. She has a huge heart and continues to let people in, but unfortunately the world she now living in takes huge advantage of her kindness. Her sweetness draws the vipers to her and it might be her downfall.

The Elite ends on a whopper of a cliffhanger that I had no idea was coming!! I’m filled with so much anticipation on how Ivy Smoak is going to continue this series. 


Empire High Book 2. Coming October 15, 2020

Welcome to the world of the elite.

My mom fell in love with a monster. I know he’s dangerous. And I know my mom never wanted him in my life. I don’t want him in mine either. But I’m being forced to live with him.

I’m stuck in his haunting apartment in a world where I don’t belong. A world full of beautiful people with ugly souls. A world filled with secrets.

And the one person that I thought I could rely on was Matt. But he says my new family is a disease. Does that make me toxic too? Is that why Matt wants to keep me his dirty little secret?

I should have known that all the secrets would come crashing down soon. I just never expected more to break than Matthew freaking Caldwell breaking my heart.

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New Release – Body of Trust by Jeannine Colette

We’re so excited to celebrate the surprise release of Body of Trust by Jeannine Colette! One-click yours today!

Body of Trust: A Romantic Suspense Novel by [Jeannine Colette]

Body of Trust by Jeannine Colette

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What to expect:

  • Modern Mafia/Romantic Suspense storyline
  • New York City setting
  • Heart pounding action scenes
  • A love story that will leave you breathless

Get ready for the thrill of a lifetime in this SEXY, HOT, and ADDICTIVE Romantic Suspense. This story has a SWOON-WORTHY HERO with bravery, heart, and an intensity that will give you ALL. THE. FEELS!


In the dark, winding hills overlooking the New York Harbor lay the city’s most exclusive club. A mansion that offered a glimpse back to the days when the mob had ruled New York.

I took my seat at the bar and flirted with the man behind it—the one who made me weak in the knees yet kept his personal life a veiled secret.

It started off like any other, except, that night, Jesse Grant and I shared a moment.

And then all hell broke loose.

As gunfire rained down, I fell to the floor in fear, only to be shielded by a man who was risking his own life to save mine.

Jesse led me away from danger that night. While traipsing through the underground tunnels of the city, I learned my family wasn’t who I’d thought they were and no one could be trusted … including Jesse.

He devoured my body and stole my heart. Then, he left in the shadows of the night, leaving me to wonder if he was really who he had said he was.

Discovering dark secrets, intense attraction, and a plot where everyone’s life was on the line … my once-boring life morphed into that of a crime drama.

And there was only one man I was willing to give my trust to. I just prayed that he was worth the risk.

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