Blog Tour – Once Upon A Time In Bliss by Lexi Blake

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Go back in time to Bliss’s first happily ever after…

Once Upon a Time in Bliss, an all-new sexy romance in the Nights in Bliss, Colorado Series from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake writing as Sophie Oak, is available now!

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CIA operative John Bishop arrived in Bliss, Colorado, seeking a respite from the high-stakes game of blood and lies that sent him to the worst corners of the world. A week playing the role of vacationing professor Henry Flanders would recharge his batteries, especially if he found a gorgeous woman to occupy his time.

Nell Finn has spent her life focused on helping others, but when she meets the tall and mysterious Henry Flanders, she can’t stop imagining what he might do for her. When Nell and her mother are threatened, Henry comes to her, offering his protection and comfort.

But as the threats escalate out of control, Henry discovers that the beautiful and innocent Nell is much more than a plaything. Can he save the woman he loves without exposing the secrets that would drive her away?

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Excerpt:

“Is there any way you could drop me off in town?”

He felt his eyes narrow because she had plans. That was obvious. He was fairly sure that he wouldn’t like her plans. “Why?”

“Because I need to start scheduling the repairs.”

That wasn’t all she was planning on doing. She was hiding something. It was right there in the way she wouldn’t look him in the eyes. And why had she talked about her mom staying with Pam Sheppard and not herself? It was time to start herding Nell in the proper direction. He crowded her. It wasn’t hard in the small bedroom.

The minute she realized how close he was, she backed up, ceding the space until her back hit the door. “Henry?”

“How do you intend to pay for those repairs?” This cabin would require extensive repairs. Everything would have to be replaced. The door alone would cost hundreds of dollars, not to mention fixing the windows. He would bet a lot that Nell didn’t have that money.

Her face flushed the closer he got. Yes, she was aware of him, finally. That was what he wanted. “I don’t know that’s your business.”

“So it’s my business to take care of this for you, but not to know how you’ll take care of yourself? Is that how you work when you help someone out? You do one piece of the job and send them on their way?” He was playing on her sympathetic soul. And her body. He leaned in. She smelled sweet, like milk and honey. Damn, but he could eat her up. And there was no way to miss the way her nipples peaked under her sweater because she wasn’t wearing a bra.

Her voice was slightly breathless. “I think it’s nice that you want to help, but I don’t need it. I can fix everything.”

He loomed over her, well aware that he was using his height to intimidate her. “How, Nell? Do you have a job you haven’t told me about?”

“I have a computer I can pawn,” she said quietly.

He’d wondered what she’d intended to do, and still his freaking cold-as-fuck heart softened a fraction. All she’d talked about on the way over here was her writing. “I thought you wrote books.”

Her back was against the wall. She had nowhere to go, and that was just what he wanted. Her eyes had dilated. They roamed from his face to his neck to his chest, taking him in even as she spoke. “I do, but I have to admit, I don’t think I’m very good at it. I keep getting rejected, so I might as well get rid of the computer. Do you have to stand so close?”

There wasn’t a trace of irritation in that question. It had been asked with a delicious breathiness that let him know she was interested.

“If you didn’t want me to stand so close, you should have gotten a bigger bedroom,” he said, well aware his voice had gone low. He stared down at her, unwilling to let her off the hook for a second. Now that he was close to her, he was damn sure he couldn’t let her go. Oh, eventually he would. He would go back to his life and she would move on with hers, but for a week or so, he was going to be in her bed. He was going to be in her body. And he was going to solve a few of her problems. “You can’t pawn your computer. How will you keep up with your protests? How will you know what to protest in the first place?”

It didn’t make any sense, but he couldn’t stand the thought of her walking into some crummy shop and giving up her computer for half of what it was worth.

“I’ll figure it out,” she replied, her eyes round.

And selling the thing wouldn’t do any good. It would be a drop in the bucket of what she would need. “It won’t work, Nell.” He backed her against the wall. “Let someone help you. I can loan you the money.”

It wouldn’t be a loan, but she didn’t have to know that until he was long gone and she couldn’t find him.

“That’s not a good idea.” Her head tilted up. “None of this is a good idea.”

But her lips, those fuck-me, take-me lips, were trembling. Her hands were moving to his waist like she couldn’t help herself, and he didn’t even want to try to help himself. Everything about his life was plotted and planned and decided on for the best of whatever fucking mission he happened to be on.

He didn’t want to think. He wanted her. That was all that mattered.

“It’s the best idea I’ve had in a long time.”

About Lexi Blake

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. She likes to find humor in the strangest places. Lexi believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome or foursome may seem.

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New Release – Once Upon A Time In Bliss by Lexi Blake writing as Sophie Oak

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Go back in time to Bliss’s first happily ever after…

Once Upon a Time in Bliss, an all-new sexy romance in the Nights in Bliss, Colorado Series from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake writing as Sophie Oak, is available now!

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CIA operative John Bishop arrived in Bliss, Colorado, seeking a respite from the high-stakes game of blood and lies that sent him to the worst corners of the world. A week playing the role of vacationing professor Henry Flanders would recharge his batteries, especially if he found a gorgeous woman to occupy his time.

Nell Finn has spent her life focused on helping others, but when she meets the tall and mysterious Henry Flanders, she can’t stop imagining what he might do for her. When Nell and her mother are threatened, Henry comes to her, offering his protection and comfort.

But as the threats escalate out of control, Henry discovers that the beautiful and innocent Nell is much more than a plaything. Can he save the woman he loves without exposing the secrets that would drive her away?

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About Lexi Blake
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. She likes to find humor in the strangest places. Lexi believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome or foursome may seem.

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Review – Once Upon A Time In Bliss by Lexi Blake/Sophie Oak

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Once Upon A Time In Bliss; Nights In Bliss #8 (Series)
by Lexi Blake writing as Sophie Oak (Author)

This review is from: July 7, 2019 By Kay Daniels
Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

I read my first Sophie Oak book almost ten years ago. Back then I didn’t know Sophie Oak and Lexi Blake were one in the same person, but once I did learn that little tidbit, I can’t say it shocked me to know that two of my favorite authors were the same person. It did however, help solve the mystery that had been plaguing me where Lexi’s series’ took off, but Sophie’s world sat on the back burner with no new books being published.  As a fan that devoured everything that Sophie Oak had written I was quite distraught when Sophie’s books basically vanished and she stopped writing them. Again, little did I know that my favorite author/s had been with me all along, just hiding in plain sight.

It wasn’t until 2018 that once Lexi received her rights back on those original books that she was able to spruce them up, add a new chapter or two, and really claim both of her names (see the new cover listed above vs the old listed below). This was a happy day for a huge fan of both Lexi and Sophie’s worlds. Not only did Lexi spruce things up, she was able to do it by blending in her already beloved worlds. This wasn’t just good news, this was GREAT news!

Here is the old cover for nostalgia’s sake…

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Not only has she brought new life to her well loved Bliss characters (and Siren series), but she has been incorporating Bliss into her other series too. Ian Taggart fits right in with many of the fellow residents of Bliss, along with those in the Siren series. The connection between these worlds is easy to follow when you know and love all the characters, hence this newest update to Once Upon A Time in Bliss. A young Ian makes an appearance, along with many other beloved characters, making this one of my favorite Bliss novels.

Henry Flanders has always been an enigma to the residents living in Bliss, CO, but for those who have read the Masters and Mercenaries series you may recognize the name John Bishop. A ruthless CIA operative. Where did he go and how did he disappear?

Bliss is a protective town, full of odd people, but people take the task of protecting their own very seriously. If Henry has secrets he wants to keep hidden there is no better place to hide them then in Bliss. Henry/John has seen so much death he has no idea how to live a life outside of the CIA. He believes there is no out aside from death himself, but if there was a way he’d want to spend it living beside the one person who has ever made him feel anything, Nell Finn. Nell is the only person he’s ever felt the need to settle down with and live out his days in somewhat normalcy. Or at least Bliss normalcy.

Nell Finn is a vegan, protesting, anti-killing, basically anti-everything that John Bishop has done with his life-person. However, she is drawn to Henry Flanders like a moth is drawn to a flame. His domineering presence calls to her, which goes against her normal feminist thinking, but she’s okay with it because Henry seems to need her loving protection. What she also needs is someone looking into the destruction that happened to her home. Yes, she’s used to receiving threats, she gets them all the time, no one exactly likes being protested against, but this time someone trashed her house and she isn’t exactly sure who. Henry may only be in town for a few days, but he’s determined to help. As much as she believes in doing things for herself, she appreciates his help and his good looks don’t exactly hurt either.

Somehow, the two of them click and together they balance each other out. He likes protecting her and understands her need to make the world a better place. She likes comforting him and understands his need to make her world a better place. Their love is a beautiful compromise.

Once Upon A Time In Bliss is a go back in time book, which has honestly been so much fun to read. The book is filled with characters both from Bliss and Masters and Mercenaries before they found their mates, before chaos rained down on their worlds and caused some of them to become hardened. This is a story before everything began and yet if you know both worlds we know what happens to each person Henry and Nell run into. In truth normally catch up in any book is my favorite part, but this is even better because I loved chuckling at some of the silly things people said, knowing what was in store for them. It was also whimsical about how carefree they were before situations changed their emotional state. There are so many changes to come down the line, this story really hit home about what hasn’t changed yet.

I loved Henry and Nell’s story, because they are a huge dichotomy of love interests and have always made me laugh. Through every Bliss story I wondered how they ended up together, question answered. Plus, this story is a wonderful trip down memory lane.

If you love both the Bliss series and the Master and Mercs series, this book is a MUST read!!

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Review – Enchanted by Lexi Blake

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Enchanted; A Masters and Mercenaries Novella #18.5 (Series)
by Lexi Blake (Author)

This review is from: June 14, 2019 By Kay Daniels
Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Back in the Masters and Mercenaries world, and while this was just a novella, it was filled with everything I LOVE!!! Lexi Blake is a master and Enchanted was absolutely perfect!

A second chance love story, one that actually began a few books ago. Set in the Masters and Mercenaries world, Ian Taggart’s world (my favorite among favorites world) Jared Johns/Ferguson and Sarah Stevens finally get their chance at love.

When Charlotte Taggart throws a birthday party, Sanctum is transformed in a sultain’s paradise. Each unattached Dom and submissive will have a weekend to celebrate in a way that only the Taggart’s and Sanctum could come up with all in anonymity of course.  Jared knows this is the perfect chance to win back Sarah so with the help of the Sanctum family he sets his plans in motion.

Enchanted may be a novella, but it is filled with everything you could want in a Lexi Blake novel;

  • Ian, Ian, and more Ianisms. His snark and wisdom is the absolute best. “My youngest brother is very much into manovers. First he talks to whatever sad-sack dude he’s managed to attract, and before you know it they’re crying and eating mint chocolate chip ice cream and talking about how they can be complete without a woman, and then what? Five minutes later they’re trying on clothes.”
  • There are old M&M favorites along with new characters that pop in, plus…mixed in…characters from Bliss, CO. SQUEEEEE!!!! Having the crossover connection always makes me super happy, so call me blissfully happy.
  • The babies or more like children of M&M are growing up. We are at 18.5 in the series, where has the time gone? Ian and Charlotte may be busy amassing their own army, but the other members of Sanctum are helping as well. Sarah has been working in the nursery almost since the beginning and her inner monologue talking about the children is priceless.
  • Sanctum is an amazing space; a refuge, a safe space, an adult playground and Lexi is a master at keeping it fresh, fun, and the sexy times hot and steamy.

Catch up with everything Masters and Mercenaries in this amazing novella.

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Warm Up With Winter Releases

Released The Winter of 2018-2019

Winter is one of the best times to sit down, curl up on the couch and read a good book.

Prepare for the New Adult/Second Chance emotional ride in Ruthless King. What if everything you had in your first love could be back, but everything you threw away was a mistake? More importantly, what if everything you ever wanted was built in a world of lies by the very people you should have been able to trust? Confused?? Don’t be. Ruthless King will break your heart over and over, but I promise Maya will mend it before the very last page. 

Ruthless King; The Kings of Rittenhouse #3 

by Maya Hughes

A STANDALONE second chance, enemies to lovers romance.

My dick never got me in half as much trouble as my heart…

We were high school sweethearts. I was head over heels for her and no one could tell me we weren’t going to last forever. College? Going pro? My family’s money? None of it mattered. She was all I needed.

Then she ripped my heart out. But I’m not going to let that happen again. 

She’s back. Invading my life and acting like she was the wronged one. The pain is still there, but I can’t keep my eyes off her. I can’t stop thinking about her and how much was left unsaid between us. Being this close is making me question everything I thought I knew about her. 

This time everything will be on my terms. Everything…

Kindle edition 

♥Published: January 10, 2019♥

This year started off with so many good reads. The Kiss Thief wrecked me from the get go. I was not prepared for the emotional toil that this book took me on right out of the gate, but at the end of the journey it is still a book I can say was well worth the ride and set me up for a fantastic 2019 reading year.


The Kiss Thief

by L.J. Shen

They say your first kiss should be earned.

Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky.

They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred.

Mine were broken before we left church.

They say your heart only beats for one man.

Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end.

I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit.

Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father’s sins over his head to force me into marriage.

They say that all great love stories have a happy ending.

I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter.

One kiss.
Two men.
Three lives.
Entwined together.

And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever.

Paperback 320 pages

♥Published: January 6th 2019♥

Tanner has to be one of the dreamiest hero’s, I want to be real, that I’ve read in a long time.  His old soul mixed with artistic talent, splash in his love of reading and just plain smart brain all wrapped up in a today’s sexy no frills man. Whew…my panties melted off over and over. Tanner may be the youngest Sexton brother, but he is by far my favorite.


Tanner; Sexton Brothers #3

by Lauren Runow and Jeannine Colette

“A kiss was all I needed.”
“Looks like you got what you wished for.”
“Yes. About that…”

I was supposed to find a finely dressed businessman, have a one-night stand and forget about my failed relationship. Instead, I meet Tanner Sexton—a gorgeous man in street clothes, messy hair and the sexiest smile I’ve ever seen.

When my ex shows up at the bar, Tanner notices my panic and kisses me just so the prick can see. Then he takes off, leaving me breathless.

So, I do what any rational person would. I chase after him onto the subway, and embark on a wild night in New York City with a complete stranger.

No matter how much I fight it, this mysterious artist painted his soul onto my skin, and I haven’t been able to forget him. Our romance is one for the ages, but age isn’t the only thing standing in our way..

Kindle edition

♥Published: February 7th 2019♥

Lexi Blake is back with the second book in The Forgotten series of Masters and Mercenaries with Lost and Found. This series has been amazing with all the lost boys that Ian Taggart has “adopted”. Now, keep in mind these are grown men and he is keeping them safe because they are being hunted by multiple agencies. The tension is high as the men try to track down information on who they are, while avoiding everyone after them.  It’s as simple as; what they don’t know could get them killed, but what was lost is always found. 


Lost and Found; (Masters and Mercenaries, The Forgotten #2)

by Lexi Blake

Owen Shaw and his “brothers” lost everything, their entire existence erased. Science had robbed he and all the Lost Boys of their memories and their past, but not their future. Hunted by every intelligence agency in the world, they are focused on two goals: find a cure for what was done to them and ensure that the technology that ruined their lives doesn’t get out into the world. Rebecca Walsh might be the key to achieving both. Owen has been studying her closely, living in her building, and he cannot resolve how such a beautiful, giving woman could have helped design the evil process that destroyed his past.

Dr. Rebecca Walsh has dedicated her life to researching the secrets of the mind. Her atmospheric rise in her field was fueled by the horror of watching her mother’s agonizing journey into madness at the hands of a disease with no cure. She vowed to never rest until she finds it. But obsession takes a heavy toll, and when Owen moves into her building she realizes how much of her life she has missed out on. Owen opens her eyes to a whole new world, filled with joy, laughter, and possibly love.

Owen and Rebecca grow closer, unraveling more about each other and the mysteries surrounding her connection to Hope McDonald. As the sinister forces working against the Lost Boys descend on Toronto, secrets long buried are uncovered that could shatter the bonds holding the Lost Boys together and cost Rebecca her life.

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♥Published: February 25th 2019♥

I love reading Riley Edwards. Her characters are rich, full of depth and her plot never wavers or leaves me hanging. If anything I’m left wanting more. More of the characters she creates. More of the family she introduces me to. Just more, more, more. Finding Mercy is the 3rd book in the Next Generation series of a world she’s already introduced us to. These are the children from parents we’ve already fallen in love with. Begin reading this series and fall in love with the next generation.


Finding Mercy

by Riley Edwards

“So much emotion it flew off the page and knocked the wind out of me. Finding Mercy was another great story by the absolutely brilliant Riley Edwards.” Jennifer Pierson: The Power of Three Readers 

DEA Jason Walker became a widower at Twenty-eight. Two years later he’s still torturing himself with guilt. They’d married young, and she’d been his first love, but her illness changed everything. They’d fought a losing battle and he’d held her to the very end. Now he just wants to be left alone with his misery and memories.

Mercy James is no stranger to grief and loneliness. Her brother’s death of a drug overdose, and her police officer father’s death in the line of duty were the driving forces behind her pursuit of a career in the DEA. In spite of–or maybe because of–her past, Mercy doesn’t believe in feeling sorry for others, or for herself.

When a case brings Jason and Mercy together, and their attraction heats up, can her tough, straightforwardness help Jason learn to live in the light again? He’d lost his first love, but is he ready for a forever love?

Kindle edition

♥Published: February 26th 2019♥

How many ways are there to laugh. I I could Google the answer, but instead, let me tell you just a few of the ways I engaged in LOLing my way through The Risk. I snickered, snorted, giggled, unlady-like gwafed, most likely brayed like a donkey, cackled, had bursts of uncontrollable bouts of laughter where I read and reread the same sentences over and over just so I could partake in tears-rolling-down-my-face laughing just to name a few. This book hit my funny bone in all the right spots and that was just the beginning of why I loved this book. Please pick it up and find out for yourself all the ways you can LOL.

The Risk; Briar U #2

by Elle Kennedy

A sexy standalone novel from New York Times and international bestselling author Elle Kennedy. THE RISK takes you back to the world of hot hockey players, feisty heroines, bro banter, and steamy scenes… 

Everyone says I’m a bad girl. They’re only partly right—I don’t let fear rule me, and I certainly don’t care what people think. But I draw the line at sleeping with the enemy. As the daughter of Briar’s head hockey coach, I’d be vilified if I hooked up with a player from a rival team.

And that’s who Jake Connelly is. Harvard’s star forward is arrogant, annoying, and too attractive for his own good. But fate is cruel—I require his help to secure a much-coveted internship, and the sexy jerk isn’t making it easy for me.

I need Connelly to be my fake boyfriend.

For every fake date…he wants a real one.

Which means this bad girl is in big trouble. Nothing good can come from sneaking around with Jake Connelly. My father would kill me, my friends will revolt, and my post-college career is on the line. But while it’s getting harder and harder to resist Jake’s oozing sex appeal and cocky grin, I refuse to fall for him.

That’s the one risk I’m not willing to take.

Kindle edition, 432 pages

♥Published: February 18th 2019♥

Cheryl Brooks is back with another addition to the Cat Star Legacy series. The mystical and magical world of the Zetithian people. I have been a fan of hers for years. It was probably a decade or so ago, I read every book Cheryl Brooks wrote. Can you say I was just a little ecstatic to see them back and she was writing a new spinoff about some of my favorite, sexy alien’s? I cannot wait to find some time to read off of my TBR list!! 

Mystic (Cat Star Legacy #2)

by Cheryl Brooks

Her love is the one thing he never saw coming…
Sulaksha Enduran is still reeling from the death of her lover. He died of a mysterious plague—and it’s out of control. Sula is determined to find answers on her own, until an impossibly sexy Zetithian saves her life and joins her quest.

Despite the prescient abilities and power over the wind that enable Zetithian mystic Aidan Banadänsk to rescue Sula from certain death, he couldn’t have predicted her unique effect on him. It shrouds her future in mystery…and fills him with unparalleled desire.

But Sula’s investigation has put her in the crosshairs of a deadly conspiracy. With an entire planet’s population at stake, Sula and Aidan must risk it all to save the planet, the galaxy…and each other.

Cat Star Legacy Series:
Maverick (Book 1)
Mystic (Book 2)

Kindle edition

♥Published January 29th 2019♥

This winter wouldn’t be complete without a good angsty read. To further add to the angsty/emotional pot, this author added a dash of age difference, a splash of teacher/student forbiddenness, and a pinch of interracial love. This book actually landed on my new favorite author list for the month of February. So please make sure you check it out.

What He Never Knew; What He Doesn’t Know #3

by Kandi Steiner

I never learn my lesson. 

And I always want what I can’t have.

When Sarah Henderson walks into my life, I tell myself she’s off limits. She’s my student, sixteen years younger than me, and my boss’s niece. It doesn’t matter that I see the same pain reflected in her eyes that I have in my own, or that the dead organ better known as my heart kicks to life when she’s around.

I’ve been here before, and I know how this ends.

It’s been two years since I fell for the last woman I knew I couldn’t have, the one with the ring on her finger that I chose to ignore.

Two years of trying to overcome that heartache when Sarah slides into my life.

Another woman I can’t have. Another woman I can’t stop myself from wanting.

I never learn my lesson, but with a constant reminder of how that last forbidden love burned, I think I’ve finally learned this one.

This time, I won’t chase what’s off limits.

This time, I’m staying away.

And I’ll keep telling myself that until I believe it.

Kindle edition, 399 pages

♥Published: February 21st 2019♥

 

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Review – The Collective Season 2

The Collective Season 2 (Series)
(Authors are listed below by each title)

This review is from: October 18, 2018 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads) Due to time constraints I was only able to read 1/2 of the season, the other 1/2 awaits in my TBR-enjoy.
Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Eight authors eight standalone novels. The Collective is an epic crossover series that interconnects and weaves a storyline taking you on a thrill ride of deceit and deception. Can you figure out the answer before the very end?

Ensnared: The Collective Season Two, Episode 2
Author: Leona Windwalker
Genre: Male/Male BDSM Romance

Review:

Everything I ever wanted to know about Japanese/American culture. But seriously, Leona Windwalker brought me into a world I knew nothing about and I was transported there living the life with Hisoka. She has a gift with words.

Hisoka Tsukuda has to pick up his life, move away from his family, find a new job and place to live all due to a creepy ex-lover/Dom who turns stalker in the second book of this series. Getting Hisoka‘s new life on track, his new job, where he eats, shops, whom he meets takes up a large chunk of the story, which may seem irrelevant, but don’t let it fool you. Pay close attention because as you continue reading the other books you may remember clues from Hisoka’s new life and those clues may help you solve the case.

Swayed: The Collective Season Two, Episode 4
Author: Erin Trejo
Genre: Mafia Romance

Review:

Erin is the queen of writing a gripping, disturbing love story. One where bloodshed and murder surround a blossoming love story and instead of cringing you still root for the couples love. She is able to shine a light on their very, very dark souls and yet you still root for them.

Neither Luciana nor Nico were looking forward to their arranged marriage, but as with most things when dealing with the mob, neither had a choice. What neither expected was to actually enjoy the other’s company once the deal was done. Luci turned out to be everything Nico never thought possible and yet everything he needed. Nico was exactly what Luci had never wanted, but he completed her in a way she never allowed herself to dream. Now if they could just sway the rest of the mafia to think like they did then life would be living on easy street.

Trust: The Collective Season Two, Episode 6
Author: Riley Edwards
Genre: Detective Suspense Thriller Romance

Review:

Riley Edwards is a master at writing a suspenseful novel. Trust is filled with action, twists and turns.

The city is under siege and things are going downhill fast. Each book has been building upon the other, layer upon layer, have you picked up on all the clues? If you read last seasons series you know sometimes the clues can be deceptive. Trust delves in deep with characters from last season. We met Logan Reid and Ava Kelley in book 1 last season along with their family and friends. Trust focuses on their best friends Aiden “Mac” Mackenzie and “Laura” Harper Russo. Mac and Laura have been playing with a D/s relationship for several months although it’s clear that Mac wants more and Laura isn’t willing to give more.  We learn she is on the run and doesn’t have a real life to give anyone. When reality comes knocking and it’s finally time to say goodbye to the best thing she’s ever known, she finds out the hard way just how stubborn Mac can be and he isn’t going to let her go without one hell of a fight. Thankfully Laura wants Mac to win this one.

There are a lot of clues to be picked up along the way. Are you keeping track?

Redemption: The Collective Season Two, Episode 8
Author: Ellie Masters
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Review:

I love Ellie Masters’ contemporary novels. They are lush, steamy and just darn good.

As the city falls to pieces Jennifer Galloway, a paramedic for San Francisco, has been there to help the victims. From the death of an innocent child that seems to be a catalyst to the riots, to a tenant in Hisoka’s building who was suffering a heart attack, to treating a wounded Aiden and so on and so forth. Jennifer has borne witness to it all. Therein lies the problem with her very story, bearing the burden when she seems to have a problem with bearing her own children.

She and her husband, Patton love one another very much, but have had trouble sustaining a pregnancy on top of additional losses that continue to surround them.  Love may not be enough to get them through their troubled times. With the very city falling into chaos around them it only seems right that nothing else is right in their world either.

With a war on the brink, the city in chaos, and people in an uproar what will become of San Francisco? No one is safe as corrupt politicians and dirty cops rule the street. A child’s death puts targets on the backs of those in law enforcement and sets two cities ablaze with riots. When the police chief’s daughter is kidnapped amid the chaos, will the Collective solve the case and rescue her in time?

Find out when you read The Collective, Season 2

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Review – Cross Breed

Cross Breed; A Novel of the Breeds #23 (Series)
by Lora Leigh (Author)

This review is from: September 24, 2018 By Kay Daniels (Paperback-Goodreads)
Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Since Cassie was a little girl and introduced back in the beginning of the series, she has been one of the most intriguing characters in Lora Leigh’s books. Unlike any of the other Breed’s everyone knew once she fully blossomed she would be a woman and a Breed to be reckoned with. We just had to wait until that day came.

With Cross Breed that day is finally here.

Cassie is finally a woman and about to be mated (I won’t spoil with whom, I’ll keep that a mystery).

Like all of the Breed books this one is full of passion and mating heat. Keep an extra set or 2 of panties close at hand because Cassie and her mate don’t fight their heat, instead they ignite it.

I enjoyed learning about the deep inner workings of Breed law and how their council works vs. the high speed chases and combat scenes the Breeds always seemed to find themselves in since Cassie has been known to be an intellectual instead of a fighter. I’m glad that Lora didn’t deviate and change Cassie for her book.

Lastly, like all series books, there is time for catch up from past characters and Lora does it nicely without shoving it down your throat. It’s been probably a year or more since I’ve read my last Breed book, but it was easy to jump back in and pick up this world like I’ve never left.

If you haven’t read any books in the series before, I would highly recommend reading at least the beginning books in the series so you have a general idea where this world began and why Cassie is such a big deal to everyone then you could jump on over to Cross Breed and have a better understanding of what is going down, but that is just my personal opinion.

P.S. Cassie shows up in #3 Elizabeth’s Wolf, but I’d still start at #1 Tempting the Beast. Happy reading.

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