Book Reviews, Dark Romance, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review – Stroke of Midnight by K. Webster

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Stroke of Midnight; Cinderella #1 
(A standalone within a series)

by: K. Webster

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A powerful, dark and sensual book. I was enthralled by Stroke of Midnight from the very beginning for so many reasons.

Even with being a K. Webster fan, this story is captivating not only for it’s darkness, but also for it’s moments of levity. Even in it’s most depraved moments I found myself chuckling and that is one of my favorite reasons for returning back to Webster’s books again and again.

Ash Elliott is no delicate flower. I love reading a powerful woman, especially one who isn’t afraid to stand up to a man, and especially one with Winston’s dark desires. That is one of the main things that Winston finds so attractive about Ash, her spirit and willingness not to break under his thumb. When he asks her to do some very twisted things, she always pushes back, which helps break up those otherwise tense moments, but it also gives us that chance to view deeper into both characters as well. It’s the perfect dark vs. the light kind of contrast you’d want in a dark romance so you can connect with both of them as they connect with each other.

While this is a twist on a beloved fairytale, it is just that…a twisted tale. Ash is the quintessential girl bullied by her new step-family, but beyond that the tale branches off into the dark forest. Winston Constantine is by no means Prince Charming, so make no mistake that this fairytale is wickedly dark. While Ash isn’t weak, she does need help in aspects of her life, hence meeting Winston. If you love dark romance, strong female characters, and kinkiness between partners, then you will love Stroke of Midnight.

“You’re not as mean as you claim you are, Constantine.”

“No. I’m much worse, brat. Much worse.”



From USA Today bestselling author K Webster comes a brand new forbidden romance that’s going to leave you speechless.

Money can buy anything. And anyone.
As the head of the Constantine family, I’m used to people bowing to my will. Cruel, rigid, unyielding—I’m all those things.
When I discover the one woman who doesn’t wither under my gaze, but instead smiles right back at me, I’m intrigued. Ash Elliott needs cash, and I make her trade in crudeness and degradation for it.
I crave her tears, her moans, her submission. I pay for each one. And every time, she comes back for more.
When she challenges me with an offer of her own, I have to decide if I’m willing to give her far more than cold hard cash. But love can have deadly consequences when it comes from a Constantine. At the stroke of midnight, that choice may be lost for both of us.

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Review – A Very Bossy Christmas by Kayley Loring

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A Very Bossy Christmas 
(A standalone)

by: Kayley Loring

Review Rating:



This book was exactly what I needed!! Funny, funny, and more funny and don’t forget the smoldering nekky times. Kayley Loring delivers every time and just when I needed my funny bone refilled with laughter!

While Maddie Cooper and Declan Cannavale maneuver around the snark during office hours, because Maddie isn’t afraid to dish the sassy pants comments right back at her cranky boss, things really heat up with Declan approaches her to be his fake girlfriend during the holidays.

You see Declan has found himself in a bit of a pickle with his family when he mentioned he had a significant other, but he’s a bit of a workaholic so actually pursue a relationship right now, just ask Maddie. So when he can’t escape going home between Christmas and New Years for his brother’s wedding, well….he asks the one woman he knows in his life to accompany him. It shouldn’t hurt their working relationship to fake dating…right?

All Maddie wanted to do was spend the holidays with her family, not with her demanding, overworking boss, but when he literally draws up a contract – he is a lawyer after all – it is hard to refuse, especially when she sees glimpses of the nice person underneath the grinch persona he shows everyone on a daily basis. It doesn’t hurt that he’s easy on the eyes, but it shouldn’t hurt their working relationship to meet his family who doesn’t know it’s all fake…right?

A Very Bossy Christmas was so much fun. The holiday puns were ho, ho, hoing, the accents were so delicious I loved reading them in my head, and there were so many great secondary characters that I was snickering through the entire book. Kayley’s books always deliver great laughs intermixed with wonderful romance. It’s why her books have become a huge YES for me and this one was no exception.


What’s the actual last thing you’d ever want your executive assistant to see you doing the morning after you had hot, drunk, angry sex with her in a terrible hotel room? Dancing around your terrible hotel room to “Come and Get Your Love” like Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy—naked? Yeah. Me too.

And yet, here we are.

This isn’t even the most unprofessional thing that’s happened between us in the past couple of weeks.

The first was when I agreed to let her have Christmas Day off, but only if she goes with me to three family gatherings as my fake girlfriend.
The second was when she caught me belting out a Christmas song on stage in the awful hotel bar.
The third was the hot, drunk, angry sex that followed, but I do not regret it.

And she hasn’t even found out the real reason I need her by my side this holiday season.

I need to pull it together before I do the dumbest, most unprofessional thing of all—fall head over heels in love with the only assistant who’s lasted more than a month at the job and claims to hate me and my moods more than she hates eggnog.

And I’ve seen how much she hates eggnog.

𝘼 𝙑𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝘽𝙤𝙨𝙨𝙮 𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙢𝙖𝙨 𝙗𝙮 𝙆𝙖𝙮𝙡𝙚𝙮 𝙇𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙨 𝙧𝙚𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙤𝙣 𝙊𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙗𝙚𝙧 26𝙩𝙝. 𝘼𝙙𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙏𝘽𝙍 𝙩𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮!

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Blog tour – Fallen Heirs by Laura Lee


𝐅𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧 𝐇𝐞𝐢𝐫𝐬 𝐛𝐲 𝐋𝐚𝐮𝐫𝐚 𝐋𝐞𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝!

𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞:

🖤 Bully Romance

🖤 A badass heroine

🖤 Edge of your seat suspense and romance


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𝑶𝒉, 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒂 𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒍𝒆𝒅 𝒘𝒆𝒃 𝒘𝒆 𝒘𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆, 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒔𝒕 𝒘𝒆 𝒑𝒓𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒅𝒆𝒄𝒆𝒊𝒗𝒆…

Pretty, pretentious little liars.

I’m surrounded by them everywhere I turn.

But I’m learning not everything is as it seems.

The ones who I thought were my enemies have become my greatest allies. And the ones who I severely underestimated turned out to be much eviler than I could’ve ever imagined.

They say money can’t buy happiness. Well…I’m here to tell you, it can certainly broker a deal with a devil.

And the funny thing about dealing with devils? They always come to collect. Too bad for them, I’m going to put up one helluva fight.

I’m stronger.

I’m ready.

And I’m going to love watching them fall.

*FALLEN HEIRS is the third book in the Windsor Academy series. This is the conclusion to Jazz and Kingston’s story and cannot be read as a standalone. It is a dark high school bully romance that may contain triggers for sensitive readers. Due to mature content, it is recommended for readers 17+.

🖤 𝐂𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡 𝐮𝐩 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲! 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗲 𝗨𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗲𝗱.

Book 1: 𝕎𝕚𝕔𝕜𝕖𝕕 𝕃𝕚𝕒𝕣𝕤:

Book 2: ℝ𝕦𝕥𝕙𝕝𝕖𝕤𝕤 𝕂𝕚𝕟𝕘𝕤:

Read Kay’s Reviews: Wicked Liars #1 and Ruthless Kings #2

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Laura Lee is the USA Today bestselling author of steamy and sometimes ridiculously funny romance.

She won her first writing contest at the ripe old age of nine, earning a trip to the state capital to showcase her manuscript. Thankfully for her, those early works will never see the light of day again!

Laura lives in the Pacific Northwest with her wonderful husband, two beautiful children, and three of the most poorly behaved cats in existence. She likes her fruit smoothies filled with rum, her cupboards stocked with Cadbury’s chocolate, and her music turned up loud. When she’s not writing or watching HGTV, she’s reading anything she can get her hands on. She’s a sucker for spicy romances, especially those that make her laugh.

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