Book Reviews, New Adult, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Fair Play by Cathryn Fox

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Fair Play; End Zone #1 
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: May 4, 2021

Genre/Tropes: College/New Adult/Love Triangle/Sports Romance

Author: Cathryn Fox

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



This is no ordinary love triangle…can you say twins? The twists and turns that this story took had me intrigued, but also with my mouth on the floor multiple times. The shocked meme was totally me!

Within the first chapter I thought I knew where this book was headed and I thought I had the characters all figured out…well…you know what they say about assuming. I’ll just leave that thought there and move on.

Fair Play took me on a ride I didn’t expect and it was a journey that I thoroughly enjoyed along the way. Ella and Landon’s happy ending wasn’t easy to achieve…did you see my beginning sentence…yeah it’s a whole debacle that creates quite a mess, but who ever said life is fair or that something that comes easy is worth receiving.

Ella has a twin sister, Ivy, and they don’t necessarily run in the same circles. Ivy is a cheerleader and in a sorority where as Ella is quite the opposite, the sister in the shadows and into cinematography. Basically the guys on the football team don’t even know Ivy has a sister, much less a twin sister, until Ella is hired to film the football team footage her senior year.

Landon happens to notice Ella even though Ella doesn’t do anything to garner attention except be herself. Here in also lies the big differences between the sisters, Ella is sweetly charming, but also honest where it counts, where as Ivy is bold and basically mean girl hurtful. Landon is reaching a point in his college days where he’s able to admit to himself that a girl like Ivy used to turn his head freshman year, but someone like Ella is more his speed now that he knows what his end goal is going to be, the NFL. However, both girls gain his attention in one night and this lands Landon in one giant mess.

This is my first Cathryn Fox book and between friends, family, and all the drama, this journey is worth reading, especially if you love angsty, new adult books, which I happen to LOVE!


Landon Brooks.

The ultimate bad boy every girl wants.

His world at Kinston College is full of parties, booze and sex. The opposite of mine.

I’m the quiet twin he never knew existed, until he heard a lie—I hated him.

Maybe that’s why he pursued me—why I became his obsession. It’s all about the chase, right?

I can’t deny that I like the attention. That my body burns for him. I shouldn’t crave him. I hate that I do. We don’t belong together.

That should have been enough to stop me from sneaking into his room, from teasing a thirst I just can’t quench…because once the hunt is over, it’s ALL over.

Unless he never knew it was me…

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Review – Malice by Coralee June

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(A standalone)

Publication Date: May 6, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Reverse Harem/Mafia/Dark Romance

Author: Coralee June

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



Loved it…LOVED IT!! So dark, so completely wicked, and is it wrong that my heart sang and laughed during some of the most depraved sections?! Coralee June proves once again how awesomely deverse her writing is and I’m here for it!!

Juliet Cross finds herself pulled into a world of cruelty and darkness. A world that she never could have imagined finding her strength, but in the arms of three different men.

There is a reason Nick Civella has the nickname of Malice. He’s hard, dark, and leaves no room in life for emotions. Juliet finds herself trapped in his web with no alternative to escape, but instead of running away she finds a strength she didn’t know she had. Malice is the backbone of the entire empire. He’s callus and seems unfeeling, but a man who gets to his position can’t be all flowers and candy. He knew how to move the chess pieces of his family or employees around. Malice didn’t do things without purpose and Juliet threw him for a loop multiple times. A queen to his king, these two work well together.

Anthony is the youngest brother in the Civella family, by far the most damaged, but also my absolute favorite. He is sweet while also being completely demented. He connects with Juliet in a way that no one else can, reaching her own level of depravity that she actually kept locked inside. Instantly upon meeting these two were able to release their true selves and a friendship was built before anything romantic began. I think, for me, it’s why Anthony emotionally hit me hard and also had me laughing. He’s truly the best.

Juliet has known William the longest, at least as an acquaintance through her BFF Vicky. Their relationship is complicated at best and completely sweet in the least. I went back and forth from loving the sweet, poetic man to being highly frustrated by the guy. Because Juliet is comfortable around him he should be the easy choice to fall for and actually get to know, but William is probably the biggest mystery between the three brothers. However, his charming moments will completely melt you and win back every want-to-knock-him-in-the-head time he’s been a bonehead.

Juliet transformed throughout this whole book. She found her inner strength, her lioness, her sensuality, her inner goddess. I LOVE that in any female character, but especially one with suspenseful, dark themes. Loving three men isn’t an easy task, can you imagine the laundry??? Yikes. It takes a strong woman to handle what she’s thrown up against, but it’s all of her other sides, besides just her strength, that speak to each brother and it’s fun to see her blossom with each one.

Malice is page-turning,  scintillating, and just so darn good it had me hooked from page one. I never tire from reading Coralee’s diverse writing and this book certainly contained that WOW factor that pushed boundaries, but was also touching and moving.


There are three rules for being best friends with a mafia princess:

1. Don’t ask any personal questions.

2. Don’t show up at her house unannounced.

3. Don’t ever, ever let anyone know you’re friends.

For three years, I followed the rules. Vicky and I met once a week at the diner where I worked. I was her slice of normalcy, she was the one person I could confide in. It might have been unconventional, but it worked for us.

One night, all hell broke loose and I got caught up in a battle of bloodshed where we almost lost our lives. I ended up face to face with Vicky’s dangerous older brothers. Anthony, William, and Nicholas Civella–the made men of the Kansas City Mob.

After fighting for my life and proving myself worthy, they brought me into their deadly world. It was glamorous but twisted. Torture, death, and crime followed me everywhere I went, chiseling away at parts of me until I wasn’t the same anymore.

Slowly, I betrayed my best friend, and fell in love.

Chances are they’ll ruin me. This thing between us has deadly consequences. But in this criminal world, I’m learning that the rules don’t apply when you’re the boss.

*𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘬 𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘮 𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴 18 +. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘱𝘩𝘪𝘤 𝘴𝘦𝘹 𝘴𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦. 𝘗𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯.*

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Blog Tour – Say I’m The One by Siobhan Davis

From the USA Today bestselling author of Inseparable and When Forever Changes comes another emotional, angsty, new adult romance that will rip your heart apart before mending it again.

Say I’m the One, the first in the all-new All of Me Duet from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis is available now!

I’m head over heels in love with my best friend. Although, I can’t pinpoint exactly when Reeve Lancaster became my entire world.
Was it when we were little kids, practically brought up together, after Reeve’s mom died during childbirth and his dad subsequently fell apart? Or when I doodled his name in my school journal at age ten? Maybe it was when we became boyfriend and girlfriend at fourteen or when we shed our virginity at sixteen, pledging our forever?
I was there as his star ascended—like I’d always known it would—and there wasn’t a prouder person on the planet. As the only child of Hollywood’s golden couple, I’ve lived my life in the spotlight enough to know it wasn’t what I wanted for my future. But I sacrificed my own desires, because Reeve’s happiness meant everything to me.
Until he crushed my heart into itty-bitty pieces, forcing me to fly halfway around the world just to escape the gut-wrenching pain.

The opportunity to study at Trinity College Dublin came at the perfect moment, and I jumped at the chance without hesitation. If I’d known fate was meddling in my life, perhaps I would have chosen differently, but my future was cemented the instant I laid eyes on him.
Dillon O’Donoghue was Reeve’s polar opposite in every way, and perhaps, that’s why I felt drawn to him. He was the dark to my light. The thorn in my side, irritating me with his cold disdain, wild recklessness, and a burning rage hidden deep inside him that spoke to a silent part within me. Yet Dillon showed me what it was like to truly live, opening my eyes to endless possibilities.
What happened next was inevitable, and I only have myself to blame. He warned me, and I knew my reprieve was temporary, because there is only so far I can run.
Especially when fate hasn’t finished messing with me yet.

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USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime!

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Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

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Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – THE GRIFTER by Kimberly Kincaid




Release Date: October 19


Only one person has ever rocked Detective Shawn Maxwell’s titanium composure.

Francesca Rossi, his ex-partner.
His ex-everything.

He hasn’t seen Frankie since she left him eight years ago
and now he has to work with her on an undercover case
that could break them both.

But when Shawn’s world is turned upside down by the news
that he has a three-year-old daughter,
Frankie stuns him by being an unlikely ally.

The more they’re together, the more the walls between them begin to crumble
and the less he can resist the fierce, beautiful woman he fell for.
But their past comes with wounds that run deep
and the present holds danger neither of them see coming.

Until suddenly, they aren’t just fighting for love.
They’re fighting for their lives.

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Meet Kimberly Kincaid


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Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet and hot and edgy romantic suspense. 


When she’s not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as “The Pleather Bomber”, she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. 


Kimberly is a USA Today best-selling author and a 2016 and 2015 RWA RITA® finalist and 2014 Bookseller’s Best nominee who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love.


Kimberly resides in Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

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