Book Reviews, RomCom, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – A Very Vegas St. Patrick’s Day by Kayley Loring and Connor Crais

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A Very Vegas St. Patrick’s Day; Very Holiday #3 
(An interconnected standalone)

Publication Date: February 17, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Single Mom/Romantic Comedy/Holiday Romance/Vegas Wedding

Author: Kayley Loring and Connor Crais

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



Hot, steamy, and with a double shot of extra hot chemistry tossed in – Holy Smokes!!! A Very Vegas St. Patrick’s Day is my new favorite writing duo Loring-Crais book!!

The best thing about this book – Nolan, or more appropriately termed Yeslan…since Cora can never tell him no, is yummy, yummy, yummy!

Everything about this book is excellent. I loved the quick witted banter, the accent – yes, it’s totally there while reading – and all the hotness overload. This couple is fire, steam, smoke and blazing heat all rolled into one!

Then…oh yes, there’s more….Cora has a ten year old son, Ashton, who is a little devil himself, who gives Nolan a run for his money.

So let’s recap; hotness, banter, sexy accent, and adorableness. Like I said, this book has it all, LOL!

Okay, all jesting aside, this story is fun, hot, romantic, and full of family hijinx. It truly is a fantastic romantic comedy, with all the heat, plus we get a less talked about holiday in the romance genre, St. Patrick’s Day, it’s completely adorable.

Also, I have to mention this book is full of Irish limericks and blessings, be still my heart. Since my father passed I’ve missed this part of my life more than I realized and reading them here brought a huge smile to my face. Thank you for the beautiful memories.

The entire book is so well written, I could gush for hours, seriously. I loved the entire thing. Loring and Crais is fast becoming my favorite writing duo. I can’t get enough!


You might think the problem would be waking up in Vegas, hungover,
next to a beautiful woman who’s wearing your boxer briefs
and finding out ya married her in the middle of an epic drunken night of festivities.
But you’d be wrong.
I, Nolan Cassidy, international charmer and maker of mischief have fallen head over heels for Cora Delaney.
I want to be married to the lass.
So you might think the problem would be that she wants an annulment.
But again you’d be wrong—stop getting it so wrong.
I, Nolan Cassidy, with my devil tongue and Irish accent, will no doubt change her mind.
Does the problem lie in that she has a son who doesn’t like me and is as clever and crafty as I?
Or that I’ve only got one month—until St. Patrick’s Day—to prove to my one true love
that I can be a good husband and father?
C’mere and I’ll tell ya…
None of that is the problem.
I’m a problem.
My boxing days may be behind me
but the fight never left me.
When I see something I want, I get it.
And nothing is going to stand in my way.
Not my new wife’s hesitation nor her son’s doubts.
So buckle up, strap in.
Because I’m no longer in the business of wanting.
I’m in the business of having.
Which is gonna make for one wild Paddy’s Day.

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Book Reviews, Dark Romance, Mafia/Gang/Secret Society Romance, New Adult, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – Deviant Princess by Tracy Lorraine

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Deviant Princess; Knight’s Ridge Empire #5
(#2 within a trilogy and #5 within a series)

Publication Date: February 10, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Trilogy/New Adult/Enemies-to-Lovers/Mafia/Dark Romance

Author: Tracy Lorraine

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars


Deviant Princess has me torn in two!! Tracy Lorraine what have you done to me!?!

I’m super melty for Theo Cirillo. That man is all kinds of crazy, which I love, but in this book, we get a deeper look under the tough armor exterior that makes up the heir to the Cirillo mafia. Theo is so much more than he lets others view. While I love his dark, twisted, totally kinky side something fierce, this vulnerable Theo is overy-popping, lickable and delicious. He wants to keep Emmie by his side, for lots of reasons, but therein lies the torn in two part of my problem…Emmie is not a girl to be locked away and kept on a shelf. That man needs to learn to compromise and I’m not sure he knows the definition of the word.

Emmie Ramsey-Cirillo is one fierce girl. If anyone should know that it’s Theo, Her legally wed husband. Emmie is furious in this book. Rightfully so. She’s been lied to, basically kidnapped, locked up, or at the very least, held against her will, and she’s had no say about what’s been happening in her life whatsoever. It doesn’t matter that her va-jay-jay wants Theo, her mind is screaming to be let out and to have her freedom. I can totally see both sides…my clitty wants to be petted by Theo too. LOL!

Theo and Emmie are by far Tracy’s hottest couple to date and that is saying a lot, especially after Seb and Stella. I love Theo and Emmie’s spicy-hate filled passion. Their push and pull is super swoony and you never know when it’s going to explode ramping up the anticipation by tenfold.

In this book we get more action and secrets uncovered, while the couple struggles with the definition of their new relationship status. Will there still be a Theo and Stella when all is said and done? I’m on the edge of my seat biting my nails with anticipation. Emotions run high, action is nonstop, and family really shines in this part of the trilogy and there is still more to come. I can hardly wait.

USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tracy Lorraine brings you the next installment of her new dark mafia, high school bully romance series.

As all my fears about Theo come crashing down around me, all I want to do is run.

But that’s not how this mafia prince works and I find myself bound to him even more than I was before.

Do I have the strength left to fight, or will he get his own way in the end?

Will I let him win?

Dear reader,

Deviant Princess is the second book in Emmie and Theo’s deviant trilogy and the fifth book in my dark mafia, high school romance series Knight’s Ridge Empire.

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