Book Reviews, New Adult, Paranormal/Science Fi/Fantasy Romance, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Fated by K.K. Allen

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Fated; Enchanted Gods #2 
(#2 within a series)

Publication Date: August 17, 2021

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Fantasy Romance

Author: K.K. Allen

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



Pluck my heart out and toss it into the ocean…Fated is a non stop journey involving myth, mystery, and falling in love with the weight of the world on your shoulders.

Katrina Summers is torn between two men and that isn’t even the crux of her problems. There is an evil brewing in Apollo Beach and until he makes himself known all Enchanters are blind on how to hold him off or keep him out and Kat especially feels unprotected without her mother’s locket which was taken when she nearly drowned. She feels responsible at every turn and no matter what she does she can’t seem to shake that she feels ultimately at fault for what’s happening.

With her grandmother’s help and advice Kat tries to act as normal as possible, which means spending time with her friends and ultimately spending time with Alec and Johnny. Could one of these men be her fated forever or could they be a wolf in sheep’s clothing set out to destroy everything she’s coming to care about.

Fated is full of sweet moments, exciting moments, more myth and more questions that are both answered and left to be answered. It’s a full ride of emotions that I can’t wait to finish in the final book and then perhaps I can put my heart back in my chest.


Katrina Summer finally comes to terms with her enchanted skin as she is challenged with an evil that threatens Apollo Beach.

In a desperate search for her missing locket, Katrina is swept into a whole new world of mythological enchantment that places her at the helm of a looming threat. As she makes new discoveries about her bloodline and meets descendants of other enchanted breeds, she unearths the most disturbing Summer family secret of all.

Amid the chaos, Katrina is determined to maintain whatever normalcy she can. She accepts a job at Island Grille where the devilishly gorgeous bartender, Johnny Pierce, makes life even more challenging. Katrina struggles between her lingering and undeniable attraction for Alec, the secrets she must keep from him, and a betrayal she never sees coming.

Mysterious deaths, signs of pollution rising in the bay, the discovery of fated love, and the dark history that follows her enemy’s motives stir up an entirely new and frightening adventure. Katrina discovers that being an Enchanter holds a responsibility that might just be worth killing for.

FATED is Book 2 in the all-new ENCHANTED GODS series.

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Fated is a MUST READ if you love:
* Fated Love Romance
* Twists and Turns
* Greek Mythology w/ a twist 😉
* Action & Adventure
* Angst & Steam!

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Review – Crooked Crows by Elena Lawson

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Crooked Crows; Boys of Briar Hall #1 
(#1 within a series)

Publication Date: August 20, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Dark/Enemies-to-Lovers/Reverse Harem/New Adult Romance

Author: Elena Lawson

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



Set all morals aside and jump into this adrenaline filled ride; it’s bloody, full of antiheros, psychopaths, and page turning plot. It was AWESOME!

We have Corvus, Rook, and Grey, three adopted brothers, otherwise known as The Crows, who all attend Briar Hall Academy and are members of the Thorn Valley gang. Ava Jade is no stranger to gangs or town bullies, she knows how to hold her own coming from nothing and learning how to defend herself. A darkness lives inside of her that she tries to keep a lid on once she begins to attend Briar Hall, but it doesn’t take long for that swirling darkness to unleash, especially the longer she spends time in the company of The Crows.

Each twisted character is unique and their compass morally corrupt in their own fascinating way, I loved peeling back the layers to discover more about how they tick.From start to finish this book is not only fascinating, but thrilling with how the plot all layered together.

Crooked Crows is dark and so very twisted, I loved it. While Ava Jane is attracted to all three boys, this first book is spent building lots of tension between the four of them, which actually helps build the overall suspense of the entire plot.

There is a lot more to come between these four characters and I really can’t wait to see what happens as more of the mystery about where they came from is uncovered and as we delve more into the underbelly of Thorn Valley. I’m seriously very excited to experience more of their broken darkness.


Unapologetically f*cked up. Heartlessly cruel. Broken beyond repair.

Corvus, Rook, and Grey – The Crows.

Bred in a world of gang wars, violence, and secrets, they rule the bloody town of Thorn Valley and all the people in it…too bad for me I’ve never been good at kissing ass or keeping quiet.

Even if their savage spirits awaken something inside of me I thought was long dead, I can’t break. I won’t.

They think they scare me, that I’ll run and hide, but the joke’s on them. The Crows aren’t the first monsters I’ve faced, and they won’t be the last. There are worse evils out there waiting to take their stab at Ava Jade Mason.

I say let them try. I’m tired of running. Tired of holding back my darkness. Thorn Valley isn’t ready for a new boogie man. Too bad I’m already here.

Crooked Crows is a dark enemies-to-lovers reverse harem romance, meaning the main character will have more than one love interest.

Warning: This series contains foul language, explicit sexual content, graphic depictions of gang violence, and jealous/possessive themes. Recommended for readers aged eighteen and up. Please read responsibly.

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New Release – Mister Know-It-All by Amélie S. Duncan

Title: Mister Know-It-All
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Amélie S. Duncan
Genre:Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 8, 2021

Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.

What’s a girl to do when she discovers that her boss/boyfriend (I don’t need a lecture, thank you very much!) is a cheating windbag?
Dump him and quit her job, of course.
After that, it was supposed to be the Summer of Me—a totally self-indulgent few months.
Except that I met a drop-dead gorgeous Viking with a bossy attitude.
We clashed on his arrogance and crassness, but geek bonded over Star Wars and Star Trek.
He offered himself as a no-strings-attached candidate for my get-my-groove-back sex plan, and I left because he already had a girlfriend, even if they were on a break.
But I couldn’t stop thinking about him.
I really, really needed to find someone less complicated, but he infiltrated my thoughts.
He was hot, after all (And his towel might have slipped on purpose.) Seriously hot.
No matter how many times I decided not to pursue anything with him, he kept showing a softer side of himself. 
But we couldn’t keep going like that, neither here nor there.
Some decisions had to be made. 
One that could change everything.
If someone had told me how my Summer of Me would end? I’d never have believed them.
But I regret nothing. 

Mister Know-It-All is a steamy enemies to lovers romantic comedy inspired by Stuck-Up Suit.




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Amélie S. Duncan writes contemporary romances. Whether writing in the erotic, sports, or dark genres, all of her stories at the heart are character-driven. Her inspiration comes from many sources, including her life experiences and travels. She lives on the West Coast of the United States with her awesome husband and her sweet golden retriever Rosco.  




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Blog Tour – WINNING WITH HIM by Lauren Blakely

WINNING WITH HIM by Lauren Blakely
Release Date: August 3rd

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WINNING WITH HIM, the highly anticipated second book in the utterly addictive Men of Summer M/M series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely, is LIVE!!!

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✔️ An intense, scorching hot romance.

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Resisting the shortstop has never been my strong suit. I failed at it during my first spring training. It sure as hell looks like I’m about to fail at it again.

The sport I love playing with my very soul hangs in the balance. But everything my heart craves lies with the guy I’ve got to resist.

A guy who’s asking me to make the toughest choice ever.

But how do I become the man I want to be…with him or without him?

Trouble is, I can’t seem to get Declan out of my head, even if I stand to lose everything I’ve worked for my entire life…

Winning with Him is book two in the utterly addictive Men of Summer series, and should be read following Scoring With Him. This romance between two professional athletes spans five epic years.

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, sexy romance and USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance.

With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with more than 50 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4 million books. She likes dogs, cake and show tunes.

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