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Review – Feuds and Reckless Fury by K. Webster

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Feuds and Reckless Fury 
(A standalone)

Publication Date: June 1, 2021

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Bully/Enemies-to-Lovers/MM Romance

Author: K. Webster

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



I need to start by gushing over just how excellent Webster’s writing truly is. The heartfelt tenderness, emotional agony, and overall angst that she brings out in her characters is so compelling it draws me in every single time that even though I burn through the pages, I never want to leave.

Feuds and Reckless Fury is about two boys who would appear to be complete opposites, but inside may be more alike than they think.

Canyon in the beginning has a girlfriend, is a football player and comes from a traditional family – his life falls apart before his senior year, when his father leaves – not for another woman, but for a man. Canyon’s angry. Pretty much beyond angry and lashes out in drastic measures. K. Webster is great at capturing all the normal teenage angst along with all the emotions of a devastating blow such as this. Canyon sets his sights on ripping apart his father’s new happiness and the closet target is the new fiance’s son, Alis. It isn’t long before Canyon’s traditional life falls apart and everything he thought he knew is shifting.

Alis is the total opposite of Canyon. He’s in the orchestra, he’s in AP classes, and he’s also gay. When Canyon begins targeting Alis, while Alis may be smaller in stature, he’s not a guy to back down. There’s a reason Alis is top of his class, first chair in the orchestra, the top runner on the track team, etc…If Canyon is going to bully Alis, then Alis is also going to bring his best game. His only fear in retaliation is not getting caught. There is a reason Alis is the best and he will never let Canyon mess that up.

Canyon and Alis may be brought together by circumstance, but their emotional bond grows through their trials, friendship, and exploration of one another. Yes,their steamy times are intense, but what I love about Webster’s writing is that it is always infused with so much feeling that every sensual scene is more than just pleasure. It is a full ride from start to finish full of emotions that are pleasing to all of the senses.

Canyon and Alis deal with a lot of intense emotions through this book, more than just their attraction to each other. Having that partner to rely on, someone to talk to, who understands you and is willing to listen is always so important. I love those moments between these two boys and it’s captured really beautifully on the page.

Feuds and Reckless Fury while it is an enemy to lover story it is just as much a beautiful story about family and mending fractured relationships. Another fantastic win for K. Webster!


From USA Today bestselling author K Webster comes an angsty and emotional enemies-to-lovers gay romance standalone!

The hatred began when my father proposed to another man in a shocking moment that rocked my family to its core…

Now I’m on a quest for revenge against my father.
That means hitting him where it hurts—the new fiancé and the son he thinks so much of.
Alister Sommers.

Alis is a bleached blond perfectionist thorn in my side who’s used to everything going his way. Grades, money, track—he dominates it all despite his short, insignificant frame.

Was one dad not good enough that Alis had to take mine too?

Soon, we’ll be stepbrothers.
Until then, I vow to make his life a living hell.
Maybe Dad will regret his terrible mistakes.
Maybe he won’t.
I know I won’t regret wrecking their lives like they did mine.

I’ll give up everything, even my girlfriend and football, if it means I get a chance for retribution.

It’s reckless and risky, but I don’t have much to lose.
The havoc I wreak might ease some of the pain Dad caused my mother.
I’m willing to give it a shot.

What starts as a family feud will become a war…one I plan on winning no matter the cost.

There’s only one small problem.
I may have underestimated my opponent.

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Review – Next In Line by J. Bengtsson

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Next In Line; Cake #6
(An interconnected standalone)

Publication Date: June 1, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Rock and Roll/Contemporary Romance

Author: J. Bengtsson

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



Next in Line is different than what I was expecting, not different bad, it was way better!!

It’s been a couple of years since I read Cake, but I still remember Jake McAlister, he is hard to forget. Cake was one of those stories that sticks with you, and the characters never leave so of course I jumped at the chance to read about his baby brother, Quinn. I really wanted to know Quinn’s perspective on growing up under the shadow of his brother’s mega star, but also living in the aftermath of Jake’s kidnapping. These are both life altering experiences and I was fascinated to read how Quinn would handle the outcomes of such huge moments.

Next In Line did NOT DISAPPOINT in any way. It is a story that completely stands on its own. (Yes, Quinn it did!) You see, Quinn’s entire life he felt like he had to be better and outshine his big brother. That’s a quality I think a lot of younger siblings face in any normal family, but when your brother is a mega superstar it’s ten times harder to step out from under his huge shadow. Quinn constantly struggled to make his own mark no matter what he tried to do, especially when everyone just assumed he was riding the coattails of his famous brother. Quinn  desperately wanted to be a star of his own making, but rising to the top isn’t exactly easy…sometimes it’s all about being in the right place at the right time. Or meeting the right person. Quinn is stuck, obviously, under Jake’s shadow, but he’s self-deprecating a lot of the time about it so it makes the continual dig at his big brother palpable. Just when this would seem to get old, Quinn is actually coming to terms with a lot of his emotional baggage with the help of his special angel, Jess. Jake may be the world’s favorite rock star, but after this book, Quinn is my new favorite McAlister.

Jess is quite the firecracker. It’s great for her job, it adds that creative flair and gives her style that most days increases her tip jar. When a desperate, yet hot guy, jumps into her RYde share she never expected her fiery nature to attract his attention and eventually spark a Jesserella pandemonium that pretty much turned her world upside down.

Jess is strong, independent, and full of spirit, which helps carry her throughout the story. I love her character and how she’s lived her life on her own terms even with the hard circumstances she’s been given. Her deeply driven strength helps Quinn over and over, while at the same time his deep sense of familial commitment is highly attractive to her, but also what keeps her shying away. She’s got some secrets of her own that she doesn’t want to hurt Quinn while he’s reaching for the top. Quinn’s never met anyone like her, someone selfless and not looking for a free ride, basically someone like himself.  Jess and Quinn may be from completely opposite worlds, but they share such a similar background that their souls instantly recognized they are connected. One day is all it took, but honestly they didn’t need more than that to really know they had something special.

Their chemistry is instant and their banter is fun while being just the right amount of flirty. They both felt neglected growing up within their own families, but together, for the very first time, they feel seen. They are two halves of a whole and work better together than they do apart. This whole book was different than I was expecting, but also so much better than my expectations. I really loved visiting this family again. It was a great book!



Just six years old when my brother was snatched off the street, I grew up in the aftermath of tragedy. While other kids were happily playing in the sandbox, I was hiding under press conference podiums listening to my parents beg for Jake’s safe return.

People ask if I’m screwed up after what happened, and I never know how to respond. Life after the kidnapping is all I’ve ever known. Well, that and being the youngest brother to a rock star. Jake was the ultimate survivor. The prodigal son. My king.

But I’m not that worshipful kid anymore, and I’m tired of walking a step behind. I’ve got the talent. I’ve got the drive. And now I’m coming for Jake’s throne.


What to do with a runaway rock star in my passenger seat?

Jess of yore would’ve jumped at the chance. Hell, she’d already be in his lap by now. She was fearless and fun and sexy. She lived like there was no tomorrow… until tomorrow came calling and delivered her an ultimatum: repent or risk losing it all.

And so responsible Jess was born, the good girl who paid her rent and watered her plants and put others before herself. The new, improved version of myself represented stability and a roof overhead. Yet sometimes… sometimes I missed that reckless girl. Wild Jess. God, she’d been so fun.

And now Quinn was here, built like a god and asking me to play. One mindless afternoon of fun.

Surely I could spare that for a future rock legend. I could bring old Jess back for just one day.

What could possibly go wrong?

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Blog Tour – The Silencer by RC Boldt

Sometimes, it takes becoming a monster in order to kill one.

The Silencer by RC Boldt is now live! 

USA Today bestselling author RC Boldt brings us an unforgettable tale of betrayal, vengeance, and redemption in her new romantic thriller, THE SILENCER…

No one wants to admit that sometimes only evil can extinguish other evil.
Each time I drain the life from their bodies, I inch closer to purging my past.
Then a by-the-book FBI agent–one as astute as he is handsome–threatens my plans…and what’s left of my heart.
He doesn’t believe there are exceptions to breaking the law. That’s where we differ.
They once silenced me and countless others, but now I’ve reversed our roles.
Because, this time, it’s my turn to be the silencer.

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Cover Reveal – The Monster by LJ Shen

“Maybe we were never meant for each other. But that night at the carnival, when you showed me who you were, I figured out who I wanted to be.”

The Monster, an all-new lust fueled bad boy standalone romance from USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author L.J. Shen is coming June 15th, and we have the gorgeous cover!

The most important thing I’d ever read was scribbled on the door of a portable restroom, engraved into plastic at a carnival on the outskirts of Boston.
Lust lingers, love stays.
Lust is impatient, love waits.
Lust burns, love warms.
Lust destroys, but love? Love kills.
Maybe it was always my destiny to fall in love with a monster.
When other kids stayed awake at night fearing the pointy-toothed beast hiding in their closet, I longed to see mine.
I wanted to feed it, domesticate it, understand it.
Sam and I were only allowed to love each other in the dark.
Once our story unfolded, and the truth came to light, I was the one to cut the cord.
My name is Aisling Fitzpatrick, and I have a confession to make.
Sam Brennan is not the only monster in this story.

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L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to nineteen different countries.

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