Book Reviews, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – The Guardian by Kimberly Kincaid

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The Guardian; Intelligence Unit #2 
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: March 9, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Suspense/Forbidden Romance

Author: Kimberly Kincaid

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



A slow burning, high suspense, high stakes romance.

Delia’s world revolves around numbers and when she finds a discrepancy at work and then gets assaulted the very next day after pointing them out, the coincidences could seem to unlikely, but it’s no longer just an unlikely coincidence when Delia sees a photo that may link a cold case that Detective Matteo is working on to her open case and this is when things get a whole lot more interesting.

Delia has had a crush on Matteo for years, but Matteo has been oblivious to it for just as long. For a great detective, for matters of the heart he’s a tad slow. It’s only when Delia’s case pushes them together that his blinders come off and his feelings are pushed to the forefront that he realizes how important Delia has become. Willing to put someone first, before his job for the first time in his life, he’s unwilling to lose Delia, even if it means losing the most important case of his life.

The Guardian is full of plot with high stakes where these two normally unlikely romance characters are thrown into high suspense and find out they have even more in common than they every thought.


Guard against any danger. Especially if it comes from within.

Detective Matteo Garza doesn’t just do the job—he is the job.

He’s learned the hard way that work and pleasure can’t co-exist.

So when his little sister’s best friend accidentally uncovers a money laundering scheme
led by one of Remington’s most cold-blooded criminals,
Garza vows to keep things strictly business as he keeps her safe.

No matter how much the quirky mathematician
makes him feel things best left buried.
No matter how much she makes him want.

Delia Sutton knows she’s not like most people,
just like she knows she needs to forget her ages-old crush on Matteo
and focus on survival.

But the closer they get, the bolder she becomes—
the more she breaks down his carefully crafted barriers to discover the man beneath.

Danger is closer than either of them could possibly imagine
and no one can be trusted.
Delia needs a guardian to fight by her side, and Matteo will do anything to protect her.
No matter who the enemy is.


The Guardian is a scorching forbidden lovers romantic suspense featuring a grumpy Alpha hero who would walk into fire to save the woman he loves and a smart-is-sexy number-nerd heroine who would save him right back. Equal parts heart-pounding suspense and steamy romance. Complete standalone with no cheating and a full (but hard-fought!) HEA.

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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – The Art of Falling for You by Maya Hughes

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The Art of Falling For You; Falling #1 
(#1 within a trilogy)

Publication Date: March 11, 2021

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/First Love/Secret Romance

Author: Maya Hughes

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



The Art of Falling For You is a beautiful, angsty story about falling in love for the very first time. This has to be one of the BEST books Maya Hughes has ever written!

I was transported back to my budding youth where new love is an emotion you’ve never experienced, much less understand how every touch, every look, every moment is a rush because it’s new. You yearn to learn everything possible about the person you can’t stop thinking about and you ache for their presence when you are apart. Maya Hughes wraps us in every single emotion that buds from this experience.

“My heart would never be the same. A piece would always belong to him and I wasn’t sure if I’d ever be able to let him go.”– Bay

Both Bay and Dare have never known romantic love and they are both cautious about jumping into something that neither of them could, in a sense, come back from. They both sense whatever the draw is to each other, it’s more than just attraction, it’s something deeper.

Bay doesn’t trust Dare from the very beginning. He is a football god and she is basically invisible. When he starts talking to her Bay is continually waiting for him to reveal she’s being punked in some sort of horrible end of year school prank. Why would he suddenly, after 3 1/2 years notice her, it just doesn’t make sense.

Dare, on the flipside, is leery to bring anyone into his messed up world. He honestly has no idea if he has a future beyond high school and his abusive father haunts his waking thoughts. The thought of sharing any of the bad stuff with the one good thing he’s recently discovered in his life weighs so heavy upon him that sometimes he can hardly breathe.

The vulnerability between these two is so shattering while I felt emphatic for both. My heart continually ached, while I also sighed multiply over their young love. The ups and downs were beautiful and Bay and Dare enraptured me with their story. I had goosebumps so many times, and that was when my heart wasn’t racing.

Bay had ruined me for anyone who came after her, and I didn’t want there to be anyone else. It was like she’d been sent as a gift to me after so many years in the dark.”- Dare

Also, the title of this book couldn’t have been any better as I felt like I was falling into a  piece of artwork. A love story like they shared was similar to brush strokes on a canvas. Each color combining to make a beautiful picture, but one wrong stoke could change the entire composition.

While this is just the first leg of this overall journey, and my heart is aching for it to continue, I’m torn up for both characters. Their journey and their life is so touching, it is a must read for 2021!


He’s the kind of guy my dad would’ve warned me about.

“Are you stalking me?”
“We live right next door to each other, New Girl.”

Bay Logan aka The New Girl is my new neighbor. Glasses, stage crew black clothes and a knack for fading into the background.

She’s probably the only one who rolls her eyes when I walk past instead of cheering on my last touchdown play. But before I can shove her into the recesses of my mind filed under “Not my problem” she lands herself smack dab in the middle of my dreams.

I catch her singing with a voice unlike any I’ve heard before that tapa into feelings I shouldn’t have for the girl who avoids me at all costs.

With three months until graduation, the final play is on. Only it’s not for more points. It’s for Bay.

Unlike my success on the field, this win is anything but assured. But I can’t stop myself from taking the risk.

There’s no flashing scoreboard.
There’s no cheering crowd.
There’s only her and me.

The countdown clock is ticking. The only thing scarier about finding my first love will be losing her.

This is a girl next door, secret tryst romance, The Art of Falling for You releases on March 11th!

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Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – The DECEPTION TRILOGY by Rina Kent

🌹 🖤 𝔻𝕖𝕔𝕖𝕡𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟 𝕋𝕣𝕚𝕝𝕠𝕘𝕪 ℂ𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕣 ℝ𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕒𝕝 🖤🌹

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗧𝗿𝗶𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘆 𝗯𝘆 𝗥𝗶𝗻𝗮 𝗞𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗱! 𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗰𝗸 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗛𝗢𝗧 𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀! 𝗩𝗼𝘄 𝗼𝗳 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 (𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗢𝗻𝗲) 𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟭𝟴𝘁𝗵!

#𝗣𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆!






My husband. My tormentor.

The most notorious man in the city offers me a job.

Act as his dead wife.

Adrian Volkov isn’t the type of person who takes no for an answer.

He commands with an iron fist and all his orders are met.

When he approaches me with the offer, I have two options.

Go to prison or put myself under his wrath.

I choose to have a roof over my head. What’s so hard about acting, right?


The moment I step into his wife’s shoes, everything spirals out of control.

My only way of survival is through Adrian.

Or is it?



Coming in April!


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Rina Kent is an international bestselling author of everything enemies to lovers romance.

Darkness is her playground, suspense is her best friend, and twists are her brain’s food. However, she likes to think she’s a romantic at heart in some way, so don’t kill her hopes just yet.

Her heroes are anti-heroes and villains because she was always the weirdo who fell in love with the guys no one roots for. Her books are sprinkled with a touch of mystery, a healthy dose of angst, a pinch of violence, and lots of intense passion.

Rina spends her private days in a peaceful town in North Africa daydreaming about the next plot idea or laughing like an evil mastermind when those ideas come together.

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Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Glass Heart Hero by Lindsey Iler

🧡 🖤 ℍ𝕠𝕥 ℂ𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕣 ℝ𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕒𝕝 & 𝔾𝕚𝕧𝕖𝕒𝕨𝕒𝕪 🖤🧡

𝗚𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗼, 𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗚𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀 𝗛𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁 𝗔𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗺𝘆 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗟𝗶𝗻𝗱𝘀𝗲𝘆 𝗜𝗹𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝟮𝟱𝘁𝗵!
#𝗔𝗱𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗧𝗕𝗥 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆!


Loyalty. Corruption. Family.

A gauntlet rooted in love and jealousy may be the destruction of the students at Glass Heart Academy.



Parts of me were stolen in the confines of a dark room. No matter how hard I fought, I got nowhere. The damage has already been done.

Now I find myself in the arms of an unexpected boy. He catches me in the darkness, where I’m too afraid to face the cruel world I now know exists.

He wants every piece of my heart. But how far is he willing to go when it already belongs to another?

After everything, Breaker Davenport haunts my dreams and loving me quickly becomes his own worst nightmare.



I have always been certain of a few things in life. Birth doesn’t make a family and when you find someone worth dying for, you fight until you bleed.

Delaney Chambers is worthy of painting the world red.

Fighting for her hadn’t been something I expected to do. Little did I know, he wasn’t the only one trying to take her away from me.

They won’t whisper her name, but I’ll make sure they curse mine.

The monster inside of me won’t stop until they’re buried amongst all their skeletons.


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Lindsey Iler has had her feet planted in the state of Michigan since she was born and she still lives there with her husband and four kids.

When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with family and friends, listening to music, and reading.

Lindsey writes mature young adult/new adult romance. She falls in love with every character that pops into her head and is notorious for writing long chapters in her notes on her iPhone.

She finds inspiration from music and the people around her.


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