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Book Reviews, New Adult, Suspense Romance, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – The Spy by Sophie Lark

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The Spy; Kingmakers #4ย 
(#4 within a series)

Publication Date: July 28, 2021

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Suspense-Intrigue/Mafia Romance

Author: Sophie Lark

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Constant mind explosions. All. Over. The. Place. ๐Ÿคฏ Wow, wow, and more wow!!!

The past and present all wove together to tell a tale that was complete perfection. Although, I feel like I need to go back and re-read each book in the Kingmaker series because I feel like I missed clues or easter eggs that all led up to this brilliant conclusion. Again, total mind blown moments throughout the entire book.

I was captivated and I’ve been dying to know who the spy was leading up to this book, but like Sophie…I won’t let the cat out of the bag either.

We return to Kingmakers with new freshman, the classes (I still love the entire concept behind mafia courses) and the potential of Leo Gallo being the four time captain-champion of the school’s games. Everything is familiar and yet as mysteries slowly unraveled (which brought me immense glee) and all of the truth bombs began to explode the story puzzle began to take shape. The ending was coming, but it was also magnificent.

Probably one of the best things I have loved about this series is how Sophie wove all secondary characters throughout each book to the point that each person was perfectly placed and became just as important to the storyline as the main characters.ย  Friendship and loyalty, something you wouldn’t expect perhaps from mafia students, but it runs deep through these books and the love they have for each other is a bond that became unbreakable.

While I’m sad to see this series come to an end, it truly had the perfect ending and everything was tied up.

Synopsis:

Iโ€™ve waited three long years for thisโ€ฆ
Hiding. Lying. Spying.
Waiting like a spider for her to wander into my webโ€ฆ
Now sheโ€™s here, and I have to get even closer to her. Iโ€™ll help her. Befriend her. Seduce her, even.
The only thing I canโ€™t do is fall in love with her.
Her father took everything from me: my money, my family, my life.
He has to pay for what heโ€™s done. And sheโ€™s the only thing that can hurt himโ€ฆ
Mafia families from around the world send their children to Kingmakers Academy to learn the skills of criminal enterprise.

Under the rules of Sanctuary, students are forbidden to fight or kill. But rivalries are high, tensions inflamed, and forbidden love arises in the most unlikely placesโ€ฆ

Welcome to Kingmakers

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Blog Tour – Black Thorns by Rina Kent

๐Ÿ’› โ„๐•†๐•‹ โ„•๐”ผ๐•Ž โ„๐”ผ๐•ƒ๐”ผ๐”ธ๐•Š๐”ผ ๐Ÿ’›

๐—•๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ ๐—ž๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ž๐—จ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ผ!! ๐——๐—ผ๐—ป’๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐—ฃ๐—œ๐—– ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐——๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜!

#๐Ÿญ-๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†!

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Blurb

A lie turned into a nightmare.

She broke my heart.

Broke me.

Broke us.

Only one thing could mend the gaping wound she left behind.

Her.

Naomi.

All mine for the taking.

All mine for owning.

All mine.

Read Red Thorns, Book One in the Thorns Duet today!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rina Kent is an international bestselling author of everything enemies to lovers romance.

Darkness is her playground, suspense is her best friend, and twists are her brainโ€™s food. However, she likes to think sheโ€™s a romantic at heart in some way, so donโ€™t kill her hopes just yet.

Her heroes are anti-heroes and villains because she was always the weirdo who fell in love with the guys no one roots for. Her books are sprinkled with a touch of mystery, a healthy dose of angst, a pinch of violence, and lots of intense passion.

Rina spends her private days in a peaceful town in North Africa daydreaming about the next plot idea or laughing like an evil mastermind when those ideas come together.

Donโ€™t forget to Sign up to Rina Kentโ€™s Newsletter for news about future releases and an exclusive gift.

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New Release – Tainted Blood by Cora Kenborn and Catherine Wiltcher

Release Date: July 10

From Cora Kenborn and Catherine Wiltcher comes Corrupt Gods, a brand new arranged marriage mafia duet.

A Carrera is a master of deception.
A Santiago never forgets.ย 


Santi Carrera is the war I never saw coming.
A beautiful liar.
Ruthless.
Captivatingโ€ฆ
The architect of my own undoing.

He twisted my loyalty into an ultimatum.
He chained me to his side with a vow of deceit.
I should despise him for all heโ€™s done to me…
But behind those dark eyes, I see his pain.
I recognize his conflict because itโ€™s ours to share.

Now, Iโ€™m a pawn in a new war.
Stolen by a stranger, Iโ€™ve been taken to a foreign land.
My fate rests in the fragile truce between our families.
They will tear this world apart to find me.
But he’s the only man who can save me.


*This is book 2 of a new dark romance duet. Bad Blood, book 1, is live.
**Tainted Blood is set in the Santiago and Carrera worlds, but it is not necessary to have read either trilogy beforehand.

Grab Your Copy Here!
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Meet Cora Kenborn

Read Kay’s Review: Tainted Blood

Cora Kenborn is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes in multiple genres from dark and gritty romantic suspense to laugh-out-loud romantic comedy.ย 

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Known for her sharp banter and shocking blindsides, Cora pushes her characters and readers out of their comfort zones and onto an emotional roller coaster before delivering a twisted happily ever after.
Cora believes there’s nothing better than a feisty heroine who keeps her alpha on his toes, and she draws inspiration from the sassy country women who raised her. However, since the domestic Southern Belle gene seems to have skipped a generation, she spends any free time convincing her family that microwaving Hot Pockets counts as cooking dinner.
Oh, and autocorrect thinks she’s obsessed with ducks.
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Meet Catherine Wiltcher

Iโ€™m an International Bestselling Author of ten dark romance novels, a stage 4 cancer thriver, and a self-confessed alpha addict! My writing is best described as sinfully sexy, and my characters always fall hard and deep for one another.

I live in the UK with my husband and two young daughtersโ€ฆ But if I ever found myself stranded on a desert island, Iโ€™d like a large pink gin to keep me company. Cillian Murphy wouldnโ€™t be a bad shout eitherโ€ฆ

Movies & stuffโ€ฆ

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Before I started writing, I worked for seventeen years in the TV and movie industry. Iย started my career on the hit UK ITV show โ€˜Blind Dateโ€™ before moving into Music TV (MTV, T4) and then movie and drama production, withย a brief (three year) flirtation at the BBCโ€™s Natural History Unitย thrown in there as well.

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Iโ€™ve been really lucky to travel all over the world with my former job, working withย the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, MTV, Walden Media, Warner Bros & 20th Century Fox, amongst many others. All my experiences have helped shape my stories โ€“ from the amazing placesย Iโ€™ve visited toย hanging out with some really fun A-listers.ย 

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Review – Tainted Blood by Cora Kenborn and Catherine Wiltcher

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Tainted Blood; Corrupt Gods #2
(#2 in a duet)

Publication Date: July 10, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Duet/Mafia/Dark Romance

Author: Cora Kenborn and Catherine Wiltcher

Review Rating: 4.5 Gold Stars 4.5 stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
A tale not for the faint of heart. Full of brutality and lethalness, but at the heart a tale of love.

Santi and Thalia’s story continues in Tainted Blood where a lot of the book they walk their own path. Thalia has been kidnapped and Santi has to figure out not only who kidnapped his bride, but then how to rescue her.

Thalia certainly comes into her own in this story. There is no holding back while she’s kidnapped and Thalia has to come to terms with who she becomes and the consequences if she ever escapes. Will life ever be the same and can she go back to who she was before this nightmare?

Santi may have married his mafia princess for nefarious reasons, but now that she’s missing unknown feelings for his bride rise to the surface. He will stop at nothing to find her and bring her home safely, even if he has to set her free upon her return. The big question he has to face is if she will return when he does.

Santi and Thalia are from two families that have crossed paths time and time again, could their union finally end the bloodshed between them? Could their families finally call a truce? Will their marriage bind them forever or will it end things forever?

Tainted Blood is not to be read as a standalone as it’s part of a duet. 4.5 stars overall.

Synopsis:

๐™ฐ ๐™ฒ๐šŠ๐š›๐š›๐šŽ๐š›๐šŠ ๐š’๐šœ ๐šŠ ๐š–๐šŠ๐šœ๐š๐šŽ๐š› ๐š˜๐š ๐š๐šŽ๐šŒ๐šŽ๐š™๐š๐š’๐š˜๐š—.
๐™ฐ ๐š‚๐šŠ๐š—๐š๐š’๐šŠ๐š๐š˜ ๐š—๐šŽ๐šŸ๐šŽ๐š› ๐š๐š˜๐š›๐š๐šŽ๐š๐šœ.

Santi Carrera is the war I never saw coming.
A beautiful liar.
Ruthless.
Captivatingโ€ฆ
The architect of my own undoing.

He twisted my loyalty into an ultimatum.
He chained me to his side with a vow of deceit.
I should despise him for all heโ€™s done to me…
But behind those dark eyes, I see his pain.
I recognize his conflict because itโ€™s ours to share.

Now, Iโ€™m a pawn in a new war.
Stolen by a stranger, Iโ€™ve been taken to a foreign land.
My fate rests in the fragile truce between our families.
They will tear this world apart to find me.
But he’s the only man who can save me.

*๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘˜ 2 ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘Ž ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ค ๐‘‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘˜ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘‘๐‘ข๐‘’๐‘ก. ๐ต๐‘Ž๐‘‘ ๐ต๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘‘, ๐ต๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘˜ 1, ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘™๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘› ๐ด๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘ง๐‘œ๐‘›.
**๐‘‡๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐ต๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘‘ ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘†๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘œ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐ถ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘™๐‘‘๐‘ , ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘ก ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘ก๐‘œ โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘‘ ๐‘’๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘”๐‘ฆ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘

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New Release – Black Thorns by Rina Kent

๐Ÿ’› โ„๐•†๐•‹ โ„•๐”ผ๐•Ž โ„๐”ผ๐•ƒ๐”ผ๐”ธ๐•Š๐”ผ ๐Ÿ’›

๐—•๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ ๐—ž๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ž๐—จ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ผ!! ๐——๐—ผ๐—ป’๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—˜๐—ฃ๐—œ๐—– ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐——๐˜‚๐—ฒ๐˜!

#๐Ÿญ-๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†!

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Narrated by Teddy Hamilton & Rose Dioro, featuring Jacob Morgan!

Blurb

A lie turned into a nightmare.

She broke my heart.

Broke me.

Broke us.

Only one thing could mend the gaping wound she left behind.

Her.

Naomi.

All mine for the taking.

All mine for owning.

All mine.

Read Red Thorns, Book One in the Thorns Duet today!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rina Kent is an international bestselling author of everything enemies to lovers romance.

Darkness is her playground, suspense is her best friend, and twists are her brainโ€™s food. However, she likes to think sheโ€™s a romantic at heart in some way, so donโ€™t kill her hopes just yet.

Her heroes are anti-heroes and villains because she was always the weirdo who fell in love with the guys no one roots for. Her books are sprinkled with a touch of mystery, a healthy dose of angst, a pinch of violence, and lots of intense passion.

Rina spends her private days in a peaceful town in North Africa daydreaming about the next plot idea or laughing like an evil mastermind when those ideas come together.

Donโ€™t forget to Sign up to Rina Kentโ€™s Newsletter for news about future releases and an exclusive gift.

AUTHOR LINKS

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New Release – Kept Bride by Alta Hensley

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: Kept Bride
Series: Secret Bride #2
Author: Alta Hensley
Genre: Contemporary Dark Romance
Psychological Thriller
Release Date: July 6, 2021
BLURB

My history is forbidden.
My story, dark and twisted.
My future decided.

I know I donโ€™t belong in this decadent worldโ€”his world.
Money, power, and dark secrets surround me now.
I submit to it all to be his perfect obedient wife.

They stalk my every move, watching me, judging me. 
I’m in the same prison just with different guards.
But all I care about is him.
His eyes, his touch, his hold over me. 
Iโ€™m forever his kept bride, even though they all try to steal me away.


GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57546460-kept-bride


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COMING SOON

#3 Taken Bride โ€“ Releasing September 7

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USA TODAY Bestselling Author of Hot, Dark and Dirty Romance.
She is also an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. Being a multi-published author in the romance genre, Alta is known for her dark, gritty alpha heroes, sometimes sweet love stories, hot eroticism, and engaging tales of the constant struggle between dominance and submission.


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Blog Tour – SAVAGE by Caitlyn Dare

SAVAGE (Savage Falls Sinners MC #1) by Caitlyn Dare
Release Date: July 1st

Welcome to Savage Falls…

SAVAGE, book 1 in a brand new dark reverse harem bully series from bestselling author Caitlyn Dare is NOW LIVE!!

Two dirty-talking tattooed bikers, a pretty boy football player with secrets, and the MC princess who will bring them to their knees…

Are you ready for a SAVAGE summer?

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Preorder SACRIFICE, Book #2, coming August 5th!

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Blurb:
A new dark romance from the bestselling author of the Rebels at Sterling Prep series.
No one knows the code of the Sinners MC better than me.
Born and raised in the club, Iโ€™ve spent most of my life rebelling against my daddyโ€™s strict rules and overprotective nature.
When an old MC rivalry resurfaces, I find myself with not one, but two surly biker babysitters. Dane Stray, my ex-best friend, and Rhett Savage, my daddyโ€™s favorite member and perpetual thorn in my side.
I donโ€™t need protecting though, not the way Dane and Rhett think I do. But theyโ€™re determined to get all up in my business.
I hate themโ€ฆ except, I also want them. Both of them. Which is kind of awkward because Iโ€™m the club princess and one-hundred percent off-limits.
Thatโ€™s never stopped them taking what they want though.
One of them wants me.
One of them hates to want me.
And me? I just want to survive senior year and finally spread my wings.
But Iโ€™m about to learn just how far Sinners will go to protect their ownโ€ฆ especially when itโ€™s my life on the line.

SAVAGE is a full length dark enemies-to-lovers/bully romance. This is a why choose novel, meaning the main character has more than one love interest. It is book one in a trilogy.

Genre: Dark romance

Tropes:
Enemies to lovers / bully
High school
MC
Reverse Harem

Read Kay’s Review: Savage


About the Author:
Two angsty romance lovers writing dark heroes and the feisty girls who bring them to their knees.

Connect w/Caitlyn:
Website: https://www.caitlyndarebooks.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/caitlyndarebooks
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Review – Black Thorns by Rina Kent

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Black Thorns; Thorns Duet #2ย 
(#2 within a duet)

Publication Date: July 8, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Duet/New Adult/Dark Romance

Author: Rina Kent

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Rina Kent pushes dark boundaries I didn’t know I wanted or liked, but she makes me throw out my grabby hands and BEG for more. Black Thorns blew away everything I anticipated and left me once again I craving more of her dark words.

Black Thorns picks up right where we left Sebastian and Naomi. The first quarter of this book is brutally agonizing and I was gripping onto the edge of my seat while trying to turn pages fast enough to find out what happens.

Everything in this book is a blood pumping whirlwind! Once I started I couldn’t read it fast enough.

The first part of the duet was so steamy and taboo, well…you haven’t seen anything yet. Sebastian and Naomi are off the charts in this second half. Their story isn’t easy or pretty, but know that it is always consensual. Their darkness has always called to one another and at every point in their lives, that never waivers. Sebastian and Naomi are meant to be, no matter who or what stands in the way. The Beast will always get his Prey.

Also, keep a close eye on other players who appear in this book as Rina is fantastic at her layers upon layers in storytelling and keep in mind that she does mention triggers, if Rina’s books aren’t for you then don’t swim in the deep end.

Synopsis:

A lie turned into a nightmare.

She broke my heart.
Broke me.
Broke us.
Only one thing could mend the gaping wound she left behind.
Her.
Naomi.
All mine for the taking.
All mine for owning.
All mine.

Black Thorns is a dark romance book that contains dubious situations some readers might find offensive and/or triggering.

This book is part of a duet and is not standalone.

BLACK THORNS IS COMING JULY 8th 2021!
Dark Romance that contains dubious/triggering content.

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This book is part of a duet and is not standalone.

Thorns Duet:
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#1ย Red Thorns
#2ย Black Thorns

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New Release – SAVAGE by Caitlyn Dare

SAVAGE (Savage Falls Sinners MC #1) by Caitlyn Dare
Release Date: July 1st

Welcome to Savage Falls…

SAVAGE, book 1 in a brand new dark reverse harem bully series from bestselling author Caitlyn Dare is NOW LIVE!!

Two dirty-talking tattooed bikers, a pretty boy football player with secrets, and the MC princess who will bring them to their knees…

Are you ready for a SAVAGE summer?

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Blurb:
A new dark romance from the bestselling author of the Rebels at Sterling Prep series.
No one knows the code of the Sinners MC better than me.
Born and raised in the club, Iโ€™ve spent most of my life rebelling against my daddyโ€™s strict rules and overprotective nature.
When an old MC rivalry resurfaces, I find myself with not one, but two surly biker babysitters. Dane Stray, my ex-best friend, and Rhett Savage, my daddyโ€™s favorite member and perpetual thorn in my side.
I donโ€™t need protecting though, not the way Dane and Rhett think I do. But theyโ€™re determined to get all up in my business.
I hate themโ€ฆ except, I also want them. Both of them. Which is kind of awkward because Iโ€™m the club princess and one-hundred percent off-limits.
Thatโ€™s never stopped them taking what they want though.
One of them wants me.
One of them hates to want me.
And me? I just want to survive senior year and finally spread my wings.
But Iโ€™m about to learn just how far Sinners will go to protect their ownโ€ฆ especially when itโ€™s my life on the line.

SAVAGE is a full length dark enemies-to-lovers/bully romance. This is a why choose novel, meaning the main character has more than one love interest. It is book one in a trilogy.

Genre: Dark romance

Tropes:
Enemies to lovers / bully
High school
MC
Reverse Harem

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About the Author:
Two angsty romance lovers writing dark heroes and the feisty girls who bring them to their knees.

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Blog Tour – Crowned Crows of Thorne Point by Veronica Eden

ย Release Date: June 28

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What’s worth the price of a secret?
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To get an audience, you have to give up something. A secret, a favorโ€ฆsomething that hurts. Welcome to Thorne Point, where darkness rules.


Rowan
I enrolled at Thorne Point University to be closer to my brother.
Now my world is falling apart.
Ethan is missing.
Every day I canโ€™t find him it plays on repeat.
The search for answers turns up nothing and Iโ€™m running out of options.
But thereโ€™s a rumor on campus.
And Iโ€™m desperate enough to seek out the Crows as my last resort.
Wren Thorneโ€™s reputation precedes him, but I wonโ€™t take no for an answer.

Wren
The night belongs to us.
We run this town.
Wear the rumors like crowns.
But after losing the most important thing to me, my brothers are all I have left.
Our bond runs deeper than blood.
When Rowan comes looking for our help, I do one thing I shouldnโ€™t:ย break all my rules.
She asked for monsters? Iโ€™ll show her one.

Warning: This is part of a continuing series and each book ends on a cliffhanger!

Crowned Crows of Thorne Point is a dark new adult enemies to lovers college romantic suspense intended for mature readers. This book is the first in the Crowned Crows series following a gritty brotherhood of antihero bad boys and the feisty heroines that capture their hearts. Each book in the series should be read in order to understand the continuing plot. If youโ€™re not a fan of morally bankrupt book boyfriends, steer clear. This mature new adult romance contains dubious situations, crude language, and intense sexual/violent content that some readers might find triggering or offensive. Please proceed with caution.

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ย 
Meet Veronica Eden

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Veronica Eden is an international bestselling author ofย dark new adult romances + reverse harem romances with spitfire heroines and irresistible heroes.
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She loves exploring complicated feelings, magical worlds, epic adventures, and the bond of characters that embraceย us against the world. She has always been drawn to gruff bad boys, clever villains, and the twisty-turns of morally gray decisions. She believes sometimes the villain should get the girl and is a sucker for a deliciously devilish antihero.ย 
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Veronica also writes romance as Mara Townsend.ย 
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When not writing, she can be found soaking up sunshine at the beach, snuggling in a pile with her untamed pack of animals (her husband, dog and cats), and surrounding herself with as many plants as she can get her hands on.

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To learn more about Veronica Eden, visit here!

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New Release – Crowned Crows of Thorne Point by Veronica Eden

ย Release Date: June 28

ย 

ย 

What’s worth the price of a secret?
ย 

To get an audience, you have to give up something. A secret, a favorโ€ฆsomething that hurts. Welcome to Thorne Point, where darkness rules.

Rowan
I enrolled at Thorne Point University to be closer to my brother.
Now my world is falling apart.
Ethan is missing.
Every day I canโ€™t find him it plays on repeat.
The search for answers turns up nothing and Iโ€™m running out of options.
But thereโ€™s a rumor on campus.
And Iโ€™m desperate enough to seek out the Crows as my last resort.
Wren Thorneโ€™s reputation precedes him, but I wonโ€™t take no for an answer.

Wren
The night belongs to us.
We run this town.
Wear the rumors like crowns.
But after losing the most important thing to me, my brothers are all I have left.
Our bond runs deeper than blood.
When Rowan comes looking for our help, I do one thing I shouldnโ€™t:ย break all my rules.
She asked for monsters? Iโ€™ll show her one.

Warning: This is part of a continuing series and each book ends on a cliffhanger!

Crowned Crows of Thorne Point is a dark new adult enemies to lovers college romantic suspense intended for mature readers. This book is the first in the Crowned Crows series following a gritty brotherhood of antihero bad boys and the feisty heroines that capture their hearts. Each book in the series should be read in order to understand the continuing plot. If youโ€™re not a fan of morally bankrupt book boyfriends, steer clear. This mature new adult romance contains dubious situations, crude language, and intense sexual/violent content that some readers might find triggering or offensive. Please proceed with caution.

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ย 
ย 
ย 
ย 
Meet Veronica Eden

ย 

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ย 

Veronica Eden is an international bestselling author ofย dark new adult romances + reverse harem romances with spitfire heroines and irresistible heroes.
ย 
She loves exploring complicated feelings, magical worlds, epic adventures, and the bond of characters that embraceย us against the world. She has always been drawn to gruff bad boys, clever villains, and the twisty-turns of morally gray decisions. She believes sometimes the villain should get the girl and is a sucker for a deliciously devilish antihero.ย 
ย 
Veronica also writes romance as Mara Townsend.ย 
ย 
When not writing, she can be found soaking up sunshine at the beach, snuggling in a pile with her untamed pack of animals (her husband, dog and cats), and surrounding herself with as many plants as she can get her hands on.

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To learn more about Veronica Eden, visit here!

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Review – Kept Bride by Alta Hensley

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Kept Bride; Secret Bride #2ย 
(#2 within a trilogy)

Publication Date: July 6, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Trilogy/Dark/Suspense/Psychological Romance

Author: Alta Hensley

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

This trilogy is so original, unlike anything I’ve ever read. It’s mind-bending, a psychological twister that is a total page turner.

Kept Bride picks up right where Captive Bride left off. This book cannot be read as a standalone. Where Christopher was the trapped prisoner in the first book and Ember, although was kidnapped years ago, was there to help sooth and help calm Christopher. This time around as they have fled captivity from the madman who forced them into marriage, Christopher and Ember are now living in Christopher’s world where their positions have shifted. They may appear free, but instead they have exchanged one cage for another. Is love enough to save them from the outside forces that live in Christopher’s world?

Alta Hensley has crafted a physiological twister that will keep you guessing who is there to help this couple and who is there to push them back in their gilded cage. It is such a fast paced ride, completely page turning and impossible to put down.

Synopsis:

My history is forbidden.
My story, dark and twisted.
My future decided.

I know I donโ€™t belong in this decadent worldโ€”his world.
Money, power, and dark secrets surround me now.
I submit to it all to be his perfect obedient wife.

They stalk my every move, watching me, judging me.
I’m in the same prison just with different guards.
But all I care about is him.
His eyes, his touch, his hold over me.
Iโ€™m forever his kept bride, even though they all try to steal me away.

Kept Bride is part of a trilogy and should not be read as a standalone:

Captive Bride by Alta Hensley Kept Bride A Dark Romance (The Secret Bride Book 2) by Alta Hensley Taken Bride A Dark Romance (The Secret Bride Book 3) by Alta Hensley

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Review – Sawyer by Siobhan Davis

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Sawyer; Rydeville Elite #6ย 
(#6 within a series)

Publication Date: June 30, 2021

Genre/Tropes: MM and MF/Intrigue/Dark Romance

Author: Siobhan Davis

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

The Rydeville gang is back and so are the Elite secrets. Sawyer is a book full of suspense, intrigue, and dark themes, but more importantly it’s a story where love and acceptance is truly the underlying theme.

Sawyer Hunt’s story has been brewing for awhile and with his cool personality and bi-proclivities in the bedroom it was hard to say exactly how his story would play out once it arrived. After reading Sawyer, I couldn’t have been happier with how it all ended and what is still to come for the Rydeville group that just gets bigger in their happily ever afters.

Everyone is back from the Rydeville series; Abby, Kai, Jackson, Nessa, Drew, Charlie, Demi, Xavier, and Sawyer, and a new addition Sydney. Everyone pitches in to help solve more Elite involvement that is not only hurting the Hunt’s tech company, but hurting Sawyer and by association Xavier Daniels.

I love every single moment that takes place on the page with anyone from Rydeville. For example; witnessing the love between Abby and Kai from the POV of Xavier, who has no trouble calling Kai out on his caveman tendencies, it is funny and completely endearing all at the same time. OR, attending Jackson and Nessa’s wedding through the POV of Sawyer it is also romantic and a little heartbreaking all at the same time. Sydney too is drawn into the Rydeville world and envies what Sawyer’s friends have. She may be new to this world, but she quickly will grow on you.

This entire series is best read in order and enjoyed when you know the world and its inhabitants. For the most pleasure I would recommend starting at the beginning of the series before jumping into Sawyer.

There is still more Rydeville to come with Drew getting his own book and the Anderson boys aren’t quite finished yet either. The Rydeville Elite will return and I’m looking forward to more from this world.

Synopsis:

Torn between duty and desire…

Sawyer Hunt has always been confident with his place in the world. He knows what he wants, conceals his painful truths behind a mask of cool indifference and keeps his circle small. The only person who has ever come close to smashing through his inner walls is the one person his parents will never accept.

Xavier Daniels is sick of being Huntโ€™s dirty little secret. When he fled the ugliness of his past, he swore he would never again hide who he is. Or let anyone hurt him or make him feel ashamed. So, discovering the man heโ€™s in love with is engaged to some mystery woman devastates him. Forced into making the only decision he can, Xavier locks up his heart, determined to keep Hunt out for good.

Sydney Shaw is the bane of her fatherโ€™s existence. But heโ€™s finally found a way to end her rebellious streakโ€”marry a virtual stranger or be cut off forever. Hunt could be a great husband, if he wasnโ€™t such a cold, moody jerk and she wasnโ€™t still hung up on the guy who broke her heart at fifteen.

Marrying Sydney to save his fatherโ€™s company is a sacrifice Hunt will make because he suspects the elite is involved, and itโ€™s up to him and his friends to stop them. With his heart also on the line, Hunt is determined to end the threat quickly or risk losing the one person he now realizes he canโ€™t live without. Consequences be damned.

Sawyerย is the sixth book in the Rydeville Elite world, and it is recommended to read the previous books in the series first. This romance contains MM and MF scenes, in addition to some dark themes/references. There is no menage. It is recommended for readers aged eighteen and older. Ends with an HEA for the chosen couple.

Available to preorder now:

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Blog Tour – Treasured by Lexi Blake

Treasured, a sexy must read novella in the Masters and Mercenaries Series from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake and 1,001 Dark Nights, is available now!

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake comes a new story in her Masters and Mercenaries seriesโ€ฆ

David Hawthorne has a great life. His job as a professor at a prestigious Dallas college is everything he hoped for. Now that his brother is back from the Navy, life seems to be settling down. All he needs to do is finish the book heโ€™s working on and his tenure will be assured. When he gets invited to interview a reclusive expert, he knows heโ€™s gotten lucky. But being the stepson of Sean Taggart comes with its drawbacks, including an overprotective mom who sends a security detail to keep him safe. He doesnโ€™t need a bodyguard, but when Tessa Santiago shows up on his doorstep, the idea of her giving him close cover doesnโ€™t seem so bad.

Tessa has always excelled at most anything she tried, except romance. The whole relationship thing just didnโ€™t work out for her. Sheโ€™s not looking for love, and sheโ€™s certainly not looking for it with an academic who happens to be connected to her bossโ€™s family. The last thing she wants is to escort an overly pampered pretentious man-child around South America to ensure he doesnโ€™t get into trouble. Still, thereโ€™s something about David that calls to her. In addition to watching his back, she will have to avoid falling into the trap of soulful eyes and a deep voice that gets her heart racing.

But when the seemingly simple mission turns into a treacherous race for a hidden artifact, David and Tess know this assignment could cost them far more than their jobs. If they can overcome the odds, the lost treasure might not be their most valuable reward.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, itโ€™s an introduction to an authorโ€™s world. And for fans, itโ€™s a bonus book in the authorโ€™s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

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Excerpt

What the hell was she doing? 

Tessa glanced down at her watch. She was standing in front of her building ten minutes early, and there was a big part of her that wanted him to be late. Really late. Annoyingly late. 

There had to be something about the man that wasnโ€™t perfect beyond his connection to her employer. 

Sheโ€™d come down when she realized if she stayed inside one minute more she was going to decide to change again. Because sheโ€™d been halfway to convincing herself that she could do a fine job as a bodyguard in that curve-hugging dress that gave her so much confidence. Lots of bodyguards wore four-inch heels and a push-up bra. Yeah, sure they did. 

Coming down here had saved her so much discomfort because in her line of business, slacks, a sensible shirt and shoes, and a blazer were the only way to go. The blazer hid her shoulder holster in a way that off-the-shoulder sex dress never would. And she didnโ€™t care that Hollywood assassins could stuff any number of weapons between their thighs. Hers did not work that way. 

Itโ€™s not a big deal.

The words David had said haunted her. What did that mean? Itโ€™s not a big deal. It had felt like a big deal. Not texting that smart hottie back had been a big fucking deal to her. Sheโ€™d agonized over it, and heโ€™d just kind of let it wash over him. Heโ€™d taken his shot and moved on. She had thought of nothing but him for weeks. 

Or he was saving face by playing it cool and she was being ridiculous. The man was making this easy on her and she was inwardly complaining that he wasnโ€™t making it harder. It was perverse, but then she had deeply conflicted feelings about David. 

Feelings she could maybe work out over the course of this week. She could get to know him and then she would see he wasnโ€™t as perfect as he seemed to be. Most men showed their true colors when a woman spent too much time with them. He wouldnโ€™t be as patient as he seemed. His charm would wear off when she took charge and he got annoyed. 

Yes, this could be exactly what she needed.

Especially if he was late.

About Lexi Blake
New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband and three kids. Since starting her publishing journey in 2010, sheโ€™s sold over three million copies of her books. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasnโ€™t until she started writing romance that she found success. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings.

Connect with Lexi
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New Release – Savage Prince by Alison Aimes

๐Ÿ”ฅSavage Prince by Alison Aimes is now live!๐Ÿ”ฅ

He’s a notorious crime lordโ€”and he’s on the hunt for her.

Maxheim Skolov is mafia royalty. Worlds above her. Ice-cold and merciless. Driven by duty and dark secrets.

Tess is property. Expected to submit. Imprisoned by ruthless criminals determined to break her for information she can’t afford to give.

Because she’s got a secret that could change everything–and the last thing she wants is to put it in the hands of her enemies.

Except there’s something different about the heir to the Skolvo crime family that awakens long buried instincts within Tess and draws her toward the man inside the beast.

A force more dangerous than anything she’s faced to date.

So, she runs. But she won’t get far.

For mafia prince Maxheim Skolov, hunting down the rebellious, spirited female is a certainty. He’ll do whatever it takes to possess her secret.

The real question is what he’ll do with herโ€”and to herโ€”when he catches her.

Savage PrinceA Dark Mafia Omegaverse Fated-Mates Romance is the second book in the Ruthless Warlords series. It is a scorching HOT standalone, though it is recommenced to read the series in order for greatest enjoyment.

*Book 1 in the series is Ruthless King: A Dark Mafia Omegaverse Fated-Mates Romance. 

*Forbidden Flame: A Dark Mafia Omegaverse Fated-Mates Romance is a stand-alone novella in the same world.

Download today!
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ย 

About Alison

Alison Aimes is the award-winning author of the sizzling, dark mafia omegaverse Ruthless Warlords series as well as the steamy prison planet Condemned series. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two kids, dog and a serious stash of chocolate. 

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New Release – Treasured by Lexi Blake

Treasured, a fast paced and intriguing novella in the A Masters and Mercenaries Series from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake and 1,001 Dark Nights, is available now!

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake comes a new story in her Masters and Mercenaries seriesโ€ฆ

David Hawthorne has a great life. His job as a professor at a prestigious Dallas college is everything he hoped for. Now that his brother is back from the Navy, life seems to be settling down. All he needs to do is finish the book heโ€™s working on and his tenure will be assured. When he gets invited to interview a reclusive expert, he knows heโ€™s gotten lucky. But being the stepson of Sean Taggart comes with its drawbacks, including an overprotective mom who sends a security detail to keep him safe. He doesnโ€™t need a bodyguard, but when Tessa Santiago shows up on his doorstep, the idea of her giving him close cover doesnโ€™t seem so bad.

Tessa has always excelled at most anything she tried, except romance. The whole relationship thing just didnโ€™t work out for her. Sheโ€™s not looking for love, and sheโ€™s certainly not looking for it with an academic who happens to be connected to her bossโ€™s family. The last thing she wants is to escort an overly pampered pretentious man-child around South America to ensure he doesnโ€™t get into trouble. Still, thereโ€™s something about David that calls to her. In addition to watching his back, she will have to avoid falling into the trap of soulful eyes and a deep voice that gets her heart racing.

But when the seemingly simple mission turns into a treacherous race for a hidden artifact, David and Tess know this assignment could cost them far more than their jobs. If they can overcome the odds, the lost treasure might not be their most valuable reward.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, itโ€™s an introduction to an authorโ€™s world. And for fans, itโ€™s a bonus book in the authorโ€™s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

Grab your copy today!
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2QHWgrg
Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/Treasured

Add Treasured to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3hN4ZUd

About Lexi Blake
New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband and three kids. Since starting her publishing journey in 2010, sheโ€™s sold over three million copies of her books. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasnโ€™t until she started writing romance that she found success. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings.

Connect with Lexi
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3vTyQyb
Facebook: http://bit.ly/339Svf9
Twitter: http://bit.ly/2JGwnBn
Instagram: http://bit.ly/36oVxOP
Website: https://www.lexiblake.net

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Review – Savage by Caitlyn Dare

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Savage; Savage Falls Sinners #1ย 
(#1 within a series)

Publication Date: July 1, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Reverse Harem/Bully Romance/MC Contemporary/Dark Romance

Author: Caitlyn Dare

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Savage is hot, suspenseful, and full of the perfect twists.

There is a lot to untangle and a lot of plot to unfold in this first book of Savage Falls, with that being said, Caitlyn Dare is an excellent tour guide in leading the path to unfold the perfect twists, feels, and revelations for a first time reader (like me) in her world.

Sadie Ray Dalton is an only child to the current MC president, and she is torn in so many directions. It’s not only the guys in her life that are only part of why her emotions are in an upheaval. Her dad invites the Savage siblings to live in her home after their mother passes, which means Rhett (the bane of her existence) will also be around more. He is a thorn in her side, but helping his sister, River, find herself is a sweet retribution to get back at Rhett when he’s being a total jerk. They have a tumultuous – hate fueled relationship that sparks into a wicked chemistry when they are alone together, but that’s why it’s good to have someone like Dane as their friend to be the salve to all their wounds.

Dane Stray is the balm, the glue, the sweet salve between these two heated sparks. Years ago Dane was friends with Sadie first before he became friends with Rhett. In the male dominated MC world Sadie’s friendship faded into the background as his friendship with Rhett grew. Now that they are older and things are….different…Dane may be the glue that holds them all together, but he’s also his own man and is hot in his own demanding time with Sadie girl.

Wes Noble is a true wildcard in this first part of the story. He throws Sadie for a complete loop every time he’s on the page. Wes plays football and runs in a completely different crowd, but not everything behind the American goodboy looks and rich boy home is as it seems.

Savage ends on a huge cliffhanger and I can’t wait to see how everything plays out. I have a feeling that Wes’ involvement is going to have a huge impact on everyone and I’m terribly excited to see exactly how. Plus there is an underlying mystery with a touch of suspense which is always exciting to read, plus…hello…three hot guys.

What a way to begin a hot new trilogy and I can’t wait to see where it all goes.

Synopsis:

Welcome to Savage Falls…

A brand new dark reverse harem bully romance trilogy from bestselling author Caitlyn Dare, coming this summer!

Two dirty-talking tattooed bikers, a pretty boy football player with secrets, and the MC princess who will bring them to their knees…

Are you ready for a SAVAGE summer?

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Review – Crowned Crows of Thorne Point by Veronica Eden

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Crowned Crows of Thorne Point; Crowned Crows #1ย 
(#1 within a series)

Publication Date: June 25, 2021

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Suspense/College/Dark Romance

Author: Veronica Eden

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

A bloody cloak and dagger story fueled by suspense and mystery and intertwined with a dark, hungry love story.

The Crowned Crows walk the line of morality. Four friends who are more like brothers run an underworld of fighting rings, polker, and more, and they run it on secrets and favors. As the story went along this concept became clearer as these boys already live in a rich, entitled world. Trust fund babies who want for nothing, but knowing the dark secrets of the rich and powerful who think they run the city is worth more than any amount that sits in their bank account. This is what makes the Crowned Crows so powerful and what sends Rowan seeking their help in locating her missing brother.

Rowan is desperate, her brother has been missing for several weeks without any word and the police weren’t any help. Her last desperate attempt is seeking out the Crowned Crows, she’s heard they have methods for getting information, however, Rowan just needs to give up a favor in return.

Getting to know the four crows; they are each unique. Colton is fun, the total jokester. He is witty, sassy, and full of comebacks. Levi is silent and lethal. He comes off broody and surly, but I suspect he could be possessive and caring underneath. Jude was the biggest mystery of the four of them. A con man who can easily slip into any role. Last, but certainly not least is Wren. The king crow who is commanding, powerful, imposing, and infatuated with Rowan. Wren breaks all his rules for the girl who breaks down all of his walls, or more likes storms past them. She may have infiltrated the camp of monsters, but she also fits right in with them.

This book was full of surprises and lots of twists. It’s only the beginning of the suspenseful plot and will continue in the upcoming books.

Synopsis:

๐‘ป๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’†๐’• ๐’‚๐’ ๐’‚๐’–๐’…๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’„๐’†, ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’–๐’‘ ๐’”๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ.
๐‘จ ๐’”๐’†๐’„๐’“๐’†๐’•, ๐’‚ ๐’‡๐’‚๐’—๐’๐’“โ€ฆ๐’”๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’‰๐’–๐’“๐’•๐’”.
๐‘พ๐’†๐’๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’๐’“๐’๐’† ๐‘ท๐’๐’Š๐’๐’•, ๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’…๐’‚๐’“๐’Œ๐’๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’“๐’–๐’๐’†๐’”.

๐˜™๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ
I enrolled at Thorne Point University to be closer to my brother.
Now my world is falling apart.
๐˜Œ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ.
It plays on repeat in my head every day I canโ€™t find him.
The search for answers turns up nothing. My hope is cracking and Iโ€™m running out of options.
But thereโ€™s a rumor on campus.
And Iโ€™m desperate enough to seek out the Crows as my last resort.
Wren Thorneโ€™s reputation precedes him, but I wonโ€™t take no for an answer.

๐˜ž๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ
The night belongs to us.
We run this town.
Wear the rumors like crowns.
But after losing the most important thing, my brothers are all I have left.
Our bond runs deeper than blood.
When Rowan comes looking for our help, I do one thing I shouldnโ€™t: ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ ๐˜ฎ๐˜บ ๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด.
She asked for monsters? Iโ€™ll show her one.

Crowned Crows of Thorne Point is a dark new adult enemies to lovers college romantic suspense intended for mature readers. This book is the first in the Crowned Crows series following a gritty brotherhood of antihero bad boys and the feisty heroines that capture their hearts. The plot continues across the next novels and each book in the series should be read in order. If youโ€™re not a fan of morally bankrupt book boyfriends, steer clear. This mature new adult romance contains dubious situations, crude language, and intense sexual/violent content that some readers might find triggering or offensive. Please proceed with caution.

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Review – Treasured by Lexi Blake

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Treasured; Masters and Mercenaries #22.5ย 
(An interconnected standalone within a series)

Publication Date: June 22, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Novella/BDSM/Suspense Romance

Author: Lexi Blake

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

I never get enough of returning to Lexi’s M&M world and now my excitement levels are extra high that I’m getting to delve into the love lives of the children of some of my favorite characters.

David Hawthorne is the stepson of Sean Taggart and the fact that I’m not only getting Sean’s advice as a father, but getting a double dose of Ian as David’s uncle and Tessa’s employer it was like having all the holidays bundled together all at once. Over the moon didn’t even begin to describe my happiness levels.

Tessa Santiago and David Hawthorne are both rich with history within the Taggart-McKay world. Tessa was engaged to Michael Malone, the wealthy oil billionaire, and David Hawthorne is Sean Taggart’s step-son. Both Michael and Sean are prominent men, which makes this story so much sweeter.

Tessa had already broken an engagement to a man who ran in the elite circle of an elite world. While the break up was amblicle between Michael and Tessa and they have remained friends, she refuses to put herself back in the position where money and social status is everything and the relationship comes second.She hated the pressure of always being “on” and living in the spotlight.

When she meets David there is an instant connection, but she doesn’t connect him with the Taggart family, he has a different last name after all, but when she discovers who he actually is, she ghosts his advances. She has no desire to live in the spotlight again, but she also can’t stop thinking about him.

David has never really felt that he fit in with his family, his brother Kyle is more of a Taggart and speaks his step-fathers language than he does. David is a professor and currently working on writing a biography for his tenure when Tessa is assigned as his bodyguard. It wouldn’t normally be a problem, but she’d rejected his advances once and he doesn’t need the rejection again, especially when he has work to do.

These two blaze with chemistry and could set the jungle on fire, but there is a mystery to solve. Could David solve the puzzles that lead to a treasure and also solve the mystery of the woman assigned to him before it’s time to leave the island?

For fans of this series, there are several dropped hints to Lexi’s upcoming books without giving too much away, but personally each one made me giddy. I love the 1001 Dark Night novellas for this very reason. The other joy of reading these short novellas is because new readers get a taste of an author’s writing, we get introduced to new characters and while it may be part of a series, you don’t necessarily need to be fully versed in the world, but just one small taste and you will want to read them all.

Synopsis:

Fromย New York Timesย andย USA Todayย bestselling author Lexi Blake comes a new story in her Masters and Mercenaries seriesโ€ฆ

David Hawthorne has a great life. His job as a professor at a prestigious Dallas college is everything he hoped for. Now that his brother is back from the Navy, life seems to be settling down. All he needs to do is finish the book heโ€™s working on and his tenure will be assured. When he gets invited to interview a reclusive expert, he knows heโ€™s gotten lucky. But being the stepson of Sean Taggart comes with its drawbacks, including an overprotective mom who sends a security detail to keep him safe. He doesnโ€™t need a bodyguard, but when Tessa Santiago shows up on his doorstep, the idea of her giving him close cover doesnโ€™t seem so bad.

Tessa has always excelled at most anything she tried, except romance. The whole relationship thing just didnโ€™t work out for her. Sheโ€™s not looking for love, and sheโ€™s certainly not looking for it with an academic who happens to be connected to her bossโ€™s family. The last thing she wants is to escort an overly pampered pretentious man-child around South America to ensure he doesnโ€™t get into trouble. Still, thereโ€™s something about David that calls to her. In addition to watching his back, she will have to avoid falling into the trap of soulful eyes and a deep voice that gets her heart racing.

But when the seemingly simple mission turns into a treacherous race for a hidden artifact, David and Tess know this assignment could cost them far more than their jobs. If they can overcome the odds, the lost treasure might not be their most valuable reward.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, itโ€™s an introduction to an authorโ€™s world. And for fans, itโ€™s a bonus book in the authorโ€™s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

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Blog Tour – DEVIL MAY CARE by Amelia Wilde

DEVIL MAY CARE (The Devil Trilogy #3) by Amelia Wilde
Release Date: June 15th

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Blurb:

What is a pirate without his ship? Without the sea?

I sacrificed everything to save Ashley. Now weโ€™re hiding out while I build a new ship, a new life for myself. Itโ€™s paradise here on the island. Sparkling water and lush greenery. A beautiful woman by my side. But the threat of danger grows closer. The net tightens. Weโ€™re at risk every second we stay here, but thereโ€™s nowhere to run. Even the ocean wonโ€™t save us now.

Devil May Care is the third book in the Devil trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Amelia Wilde. The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and A Deal with the Devil must be read first.

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About the Author:
Amelia Wilde is a USA TODAY bestselling author of steamy contemporary romance and loves it a little too much. She lives in Michigan with her husband and daughters. She spends most of her time typing furiously on an iPad and appreciating the natural splendor of her home state from where she likes it best: inside.

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Blog Tour – MAFIA KING by CD Reiss

MAFIA KING (The DiLustro Arrangement #2) by CD Reiss
Release Date: June 15th
Genre/Trope: Arranged Marriage/Mafia Romance

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Blurb:
Santino is my king. My lover. My husband.
Heโ€™s the head of the Cavallo crime family and the moment he choked my vows from me, my life was bound to his.
Iโ€™m done fighting my fate, until I hear two rumors, and Iโ€™m shaken to the core.
One rumor about the pastโ€”that I wasnโ€™t the first bride Santino took.
Another about the futureโ€”a new bride is about to be taken.
Changing the old ways is like dousing the flames of hell with tears.
But I married the devil himself, and when I vowed to obey, I lied.

Read Kay’s Review: Mafia King

About the Author:
CD Reiss has a long history of aimlessly moving from place to place. She finally settled in Los Angeles where she earned a masterโ€™s degree in cinematic writing from USC. After graduation, she ultimately failed to have one line of dialog put on film, but stayed in Hollywood out of spite.
Since screenwriting was going nowhere, she switched to novels. Soon after, luck arrived with a complete set of baggage. She now has over two dozen titles under her belt. Two of those are NY Times Bestsellers and a handful more are USA Today bestsellers. Her audiobooks have won APA Audie Awards and Earphones Awards, swelling her ego to an inhuman size.
She lives with her family, two cats and her long-suffering husband in a small Hollywood house thatโ€™s been outfitted with huge, ego-sized doorways.

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Review – Savage Prince by Alison Aimes

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Savage Prince; Ruthless Warlords #2
(An interconnected standalone within a series)

Publication Date: June 22, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Sci-Fi/Alpha-Omega/Dark/Mafia Romance

Author: Alison Aimes

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

I love returning to this dark mafia world with the large and in charge Alpha males!

Maxheim Skolov is known as the fix-it, controlled, detached brother. That was before he met his fated mate, Tess. While Maxheim is dominant to the core, he’s also caring, considerate, and totally sweet, when he’s not rutting, but really he’s the total alpha package!

Maxheim needs to be on his toes because his omega gives him a run for his money. She is everything he needs, the perfect prime omega to stand by his side, but she will push every boundary he sets for her and he wouldn’t want it any other way.

Tess has been a slave for most of her life. While she understands the omega way of life, she also doesn’t want to put Maxheim or his family’s life in jeopardy because of where she came from and what she’s done. Tess isn’t willing to just roll over and lie down, for the most part, but everytime she pushes back it’s like catnip to her alpha. Everyone in the omegaverse is after her and while she wants to do the right thing, Maxheim only wants to protect her and what’s his.

Spending time with the Skolov family gave me all the feels with lots of giddy happiness. Bonding between the two oldest brothers, now that they have something in common was fantastic, while still witnessing the two younger brothers enjoying their bachelorhood in pure naive fun was humorous.

Aimes has this world set up to perfection and returning is pure enjoyment at this point. I can hardly wait to see what’s next for this family and for the continued adventure.

Synopsis:

He’s a notorious crime lordโ€”and heโ€™s on the hunt for her.

Heโ€™s mafia royalty. Worlds above her. Ice-cold and merciless. Driven by duty and dark secrets.
Sheโ€™s property. Expected to submit. Imprisoned by ruthless criminals determined to break her for information she canโ€™t afford to give.
Except thereโ€™s something different about Maxheim Skolov. Something that awakens long buried instincts within Tess and draws her toward the man inside the beast.
A force more dangerous than anything sheโ€™s faced to date.
So, she runs.
But she wonโ€™t get far.
For mafia prince Maxheim Skolov, hunting down the rebellious, spirited female is a certainty. Heโ€™ll do whatever it takes to have her kneeling at his feet once more, even begin a galactic war.

The real question is what heโ€™ll do with herโ€”and to herโ€”when he catches her.

Savage Prince: A Dark Mafia Omegaverse Fated-Mates Romance is the second book in the Ruthless Warlords series. It is a scorching HOT standalone, though it is recommended to read the series in order for greatest enjoyment.

Like all the books in the series, it includes:
A ruthless alien mafia boss
An innocent heroine growing into her power
A fated bond
Plenty of hot omegaverse action
Betrayal, murder, and revenge
Serious plot twists
And an epic romance that proves love will always triumph over hate.

*Book 1 in the series is Ruthless King: A Dark Mafia Omegaverse Fated-Mates Romance. *Forbidden Flame: A Dark Mafia Omegaverse Fated-Mates Romance is a stand-alone novella in the same world

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New Release – Strict Confidence by Skye Warren

Strict Confidence by Skye Warren is now live!ย 

Forbidden. Commanding. Mysterious. Beau Rochester has an entire house full of secrets. And those secrets are putting Jane Mendoza in danger.

She fell in love with the one man she can’t have. She should leave Maine to protect her heart, but the thread refuses to be severed. The brooding Mr. Rochester and his grieving niece are more than her job. They’re her new family.

She races against time to find answers and protect the people she loves. The cliffside grows dark with the misdeeds of the past. Her heart and her sanity fight a battle, but they are both at risk.

Will Mr. Rochester learn to trust Jane? And will that trust destroy her?

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Meet Skye

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.

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New Release – MAFIA KING by CD Reiss

MAFIA KING (The DiLustro Arrangement #2) by CD Reiss
Release Date: June 15th
Genre/Trope: Arranged Marriage/Mafia Romance

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Blurb:
Santino is my king. My lover. My husband.
Heโ€™s the head of the Cavallo crime family and the moment he choked my vows from me, my life was bound to his.
Iโ€™m done fighting my fate, until I hear two rumors, and Iโ€™m shaken to the core.
One rumor about the pastโ€”that I wasnโ€™t the first bride Santino took.
Another about the futureโ€”a new bride is about to be taken.
Changing the old ways is like dousing the flames of hell with tears.
But I married the devil himself, and when I vowed to obey, I lied.

Read Kay’s Review: Mafia King

About the Author:
CD Reiss has a long history of aimlessly moving from place to place. She finally settled in Los Angeles where she earned a masterโ€™s degree in cinematic writing from USC. After graduation, she ultimately failed to have one line of dialog put on film, but stayed in Hollywood out of spite.
Since screenwriting was going nowhere, she switched to novels. Soon after, luck arrived with a complete set of baggage. She now has over two dozen titles under her belt. Two of those are NY Times Bestsellers and a handful more are USA Today bestsellers. Her audiobooks have won APA Audie Awards and Earphones Awards, swelling her ego to an inhuman size.
She lives with her family, two cats and her long-suffering husband in a small Hollywood house thatโ€™s been outfitted with huge, ego-sized doorways.

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New Release – DEVIL MAY CARE by Amelia Wilde

DEVIL MAY CARE (The Devil Trilogy #3) by Amelia Wilde
Release Date: June 15th

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Blurb:

What isย aย pirate without his ship? Without the sea?

I sacrificed everything to save Ashley. Now weโ€™re hiding out while I buildย aย new ship,ย aย new life for myself. Itโ€™s paradise here on the island. Sparkling water and lush greenery.ย Aย beautiful woman by my side. But the threat of danger grows closer. The net tightens. Weโ€™re at risk every second we stay here, but thereโ€™s nowhere to run. Even the ocean wonโ€™t save us now.

Devilย Mayย Careย is the third book in theย Devilย trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Amelia Wilde. Theย Devilย and the Deep Blue Sea andย Aย Deal with theย Devilย must be read first.

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About the Author:
Amelia Wilde is a USA TODAY bestselling author of steamy contemporary romance and loves it a little too much. She lives in Michigan with her husband and daughters. She spends most of her time typing furiously on an iPad and appreciating the natural splendor of her home state from where she likes it best: inside.

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Review – Strict Confidence by Skye Warren

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Strict Confidence; Rochester Trilogy #2
(#2 within a trilogy)

Publication Date: June 15, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Trilogy/Forbidden/Boss-Employee/Age-Gap/Suspense Romance

Author: Skye Warren

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Emotions are high, feelings are tense, and suspicions are abound in the second book of this suspenseful trilogy.

We pick right up after the fire that destroyed Coach House and untangling the mystery of what happened the night Beau, Jane, and Paige almost died. Who or what possibly started the fire? Could someone be after Beau for nefarious reasons or could it be Jane that brought danger to the Rochester doorstep?There seem to be more questions than answers as the days pass, but on top of solving the case keeping Paige emotionally stable is both of their top priorities. She’s already lost both of her parents and now her home and everything she ever knew is destroyed on top of what she already lost. How much else can a little girl suffer? These are the moments that will break you in two.

Added to this already tumultuous storyline, Jane and Beau also dance around their feelings once again. Beau is torn between giving in, when he feels his feelings might have caused the danger to begin with and Jane struggles to come to terms with feeling like the help and being Beau’s lover now that Beau wants to put the breaks on. Uncertainty is written all over what they share which doesn’t help in facing a future together. How do you put the lid on pandora’s box when everything is already pouring out of it? Their feelings are raw and hurtful, but make the story that much better.

What I love best is the mystery surrounding this story, the unknown of exactly who the bad guy could be. I also love the tenacity of Paige and how resilient she is given everything she has gone through, but I’m always a sucker for children.

With a killer still on the loose, I’m excited to see how everything plays out and how it all comes together. What’s going to happen? Will everyone survive?

Synopsis:

Forbidden. Commanding. Mysterious. Beau Rochester has an entire house full of secrets. And those secrets are putting Jane Mendoza in danger.

She fell in love with the one man she can’t have. She should leave Maine to protect her heart, but the thread refuses to be severed. The brooding Mr. Rochester and his grieving niece are more than her job. They’re her new family.

She races against time to find answers and protect the people she loves. The cliffside grows dark with the misdeeds of the past. Her heart and her sanity fight a battle, but they are both at risk.

Will Mr. Rochester learn to trust Jane? And will that trust destroy her?

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Review – Devil May Care by Amelia Wilde

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Devil May Care; The Devil #3ย 
(#3 within a trilogy)

Publication Date: June 15, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Trilogy/Age Gap/Dark Romance/Twisted Tale/Suspense

Author: Amelia Wilde

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

A pirate without a ship, a captive without a ransom. What are the next steps for Poseidon and Ashley? Everything comes together in this final book.

Ashley has really grown over this trilogy. She was originally a woman who came aboard Poseidon’s ship scared and entitled and is now at a point where she’s fighting to stay by her pirate’s side. Now that Poseidon’s ship is gone Ashley really steps up her game to hold her man together. She is not only fighting for their future, but also his sanity. In this trilogy she’s gone from a spoiled, rich girl to a formidable woman, ready to stand by her man. It’s a good thing because the scary pirate she first met is lost along with his ship.

Being landlocked is killing Poseidon, he is not the same man without his ship. He continues to push Ashley away, figuring she deserves better than what he can offer, but the more he tries the more she resists. I was a tad disappointed in his behaviour, and yes, only a tad. I completely understood he needed to grieve. He lost his entire life now rests at the bottom of the ocean and he needed time to deal with the ramifications of what he did. Men are moody creatures, especially when they lose their toys, but his moodiness went on for longer than I was hoping for.

Some of my favorite parts of this last book were when Poseidon and his brothers were together. Poseidon, Zeus, and Hades share a bond unlike many brothers, but I love their unique, shall we say – talents – and how they support each other in a time of crisis. Great ending for the brothers and Poseidon’s thoughts regarding them constantly brought a smile to my face.

Synopsis:

What is a pirate without his ship? Without the seat?

I sacrificed everything to save Ashley. Now we are hiding out while I build a new ship, a new life for myself. Itโ€™s paradise here on the island. Sparkling water and lush greenery. A beautiful woman by my side. But the threat of danger grows closer. The net tightens.. We are at risk every second we stay here, but thereโ€™s nowhere to run. Even the ocean wonโ€™t save us now.

Devil May Care is the third book in the Devil trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Amelia Wilde. The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea and A Deal with the Devil must be read first.

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Review – Lachlan in a Kilt by Anna Durand

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Lachlan in a Kilt;The Ballachulish Trilogy #1
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: June 22, 2021

Genre/Tropes: International Holiday/Male POV/Age-Gap/Intrigue/Contemporary Romance

Author: Anna Durand

Review Rating: 4.5 Gold Stars

4.5 stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
I don’t get many chances to read all male POV books, especially with a swoony accent. Lachlan is all that and a bag of chips, especially in his kilt.

Lachlan MacTaggart is visiting America and house swapping with a friend when he sees the bonnie lass next door.ย  Erica Teague enchants him from day one, but he’s only in America for holiday for a month and definitely not looking for a long term relationship, but when he meets Erica at a club he decides to approach her and at least try a short term engagement. Setting up boundaries, rules, and knowing that he is leaving should help any long term feelings, but things get a bit more complicated as time moves forward.

Told completely from Lachlan’s POV, I loved all of the brogue, Scottish slang, and Gaelic terms that he continually used. I’m a huge sucker for an accent, so I adore reading them. I especially appreciate when the translation or definition is closely provided since I’m also a huge fan of learning as well. Lachlan is quite the sexy Scot, but he’s damaged by his past relationships, hence why he’s not looking for anything long term even if he was staying long term. He’s a bit older than Erica, so he takes that into account, but it doesn’t hold him back in the end from actually getting what he wants, into her knickers.

There is an ever present mystery surrounding Erica, but a large part is due to this book being told from Lachlan’s POV. Most of the plot is centered around the good times in the bedroom and not necessarily the actual bedroom times itself. Allow me to clarify…remember this book is strictly told from a male POV and what do men think about 95% of the time…I’m sure you can guess.The other 5% Lachlan basically is living his life; taking phone calls, handling business or just day to day things. His mind is truly occupied with the female form; how to please it, where to please it, what to do with it… you get the idea.

This is my first book by Anna Durand and I truly loved her walk with a Scotsman.

Synopsis:

He’s hot, Scottish, and dangerous — to a woman’s heart.

Get ready for Lachlan MacTaggart’s story, coming in June 2021! Whether you’re a longtime fan of the Hot Scots books or you’re new to the series, you’ll love getting Lachlan’s version of Dangerous in a Kilt (Hot Scots, Book 1). Originally written from the heroine’s viewpoints, now the first three Hot Scots will be reborn and retold from the perspectives of the heroes themselves.

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Review – Whispers and the Roars by K. Webster

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Whispers and the Roars
(A standalone)

Publication Date: July 7, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Taboo/Psychological/Dark Romance

Author: K. Webster

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Mind completely blown ๐Ÿคฏ and also blotting my eyes at the amazing love story behind the tangled web of it all.

This kind of tale is why K. Webster continually blows away all of the expectations I think I have where she can’t get any better, but she continually proves me wrong over and over again. She tops her writing and shatters any glass ceiling I try to place on her and I love her for it.

Whispers and Roars is unlike any book I’ve ever read. I sat down and read it from cover to cover in one sitting. It’s hard to put into one box as it’s definitely taboo and can have its triggers, but its also psychological and completely engaging and at the heart of it all is a love story that is the best part of the entire thing. Every character is engaging and unique and I loved the entire story from beginning to end.

Completely fell in love with Yeo, who is the heart and soul of the book, but also had moments where my heart was completely ripped my heart out and made me cry (while sitting at work mind you). He loves so deeply and passionately. Webster flushed him out so beautifully it literally made me weep.

Kady and Yeo’s love is one for the ages, but this is not a story to delve into lightly. However, if you love and respect where Webster can brings you on her literary journey than this story is one to take.

“You are terrifying and strange and beautiful, something not everyone knows how to love.”ย – Warsan Shire

Synopsis:

From USA Today bestselling author K Webster comes a gripping and emotional psychological romance standalone!

Iโ€™m a recluse.
Sad, quiet, afraid.
Sequestered in my home away from the world.
Itโ€™s better this way.

I wasnโ€™t always alone.
I had himโ€”my boyfriend, my best friend, my everything.
Yeo Anderson.
But I sent him away.

I was a fungus. Growing and festering. Turning his brilliant parts black with the disease otherwise known as me.

My sweet boy was sick in love. I couldnโ€™t bear to think about what he was giving up. For me. Iโ€™d poisoned him, but it wasnโ€™t too late. I could fix it. So, I did.

But heโ€™s back.
The boy blossomed into a man who wants to fight me for me.

The past that rules me is dark and chaotic and violent.
It always wins.

Love isnโ€™t supposed to be a war.
Yeo thinks our hearts, though, will win this time.

Warning:
Whispers and the Roars is a dark romance. Strong sexual themes and violence, which could trigger emotional distress, are found in this story. The abuse written in this story is graphic and not glossed over, which could be upsetting to some. This story is NOT for everyone. Proceed with caution.

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***THIS STANDALONE IS BEST ENJOYED WHEN YOU DON’T READ ANY REVIEWS OR SPOILERS BEFORE READING. GOING IN BLIND IS BEST. TRUST ME.***

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Review – Beauty in the Darkness by Nikki Ash

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Finding Beauty in the Darkness
(A standalone)

Publication Date: May 5, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Mafia/Dark Romance

Author: Nikki Ash

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Finding Beauty in the Darkness starts in a dark place, but it blooms like a flower within the light.

Giovanni Valentino runs a bordello for his family’s business – an escort business – that provides upscale services, but during a visit with a senator that goes very wrong the story really begins to unfold.

Senator Hightower is scum, just pure evil scum. Not only does he hurt Natalie, a girl who stars in her own tale, but we find out he damages Aria the the heroine in this story. Aria suffers a horrible nightmare at the hands of this evil incarnate and if not for Giovanni stepping in and basically kidnapping Aria for himself, she would have died. Thus begins the love story of Giovanni and Aria. IKR…I told you this story begins in a dark place.

Nikki Ash twists a tale within a world of corruption, cheating, deceit, and sprinkles it with her unique brand of beauty and love until you are right there falling in love with this couple and rooting them on.

Finding Beauty in the Darkness brings us two people who actually find their way to something good that was born out of something really awful. It’s a wonderful story of redemption in the most human sense of turning your life around. No matter your circumstance you can find love, even in the darkest of times.

Synopsis:
Aria

Giovanni is my savior…
But he wants me for himself.

Iโ€™ve grown used to men wanting me and taking whatโ€™s not theirs to take.
But heโ€™s different.

He wants to keep me, make me part of his dark world,
and I would gladly follow him into the darkness.

But his life is trapped in a cage, and his family holds the keys.
If forced to choose, we could lose it all.

The danger doesnโ€™t scare me half as much as the thought of living without him.

Giovanni

I didnโ€™t choose this life. It chose me.

Born into a powerful mob family, darkness and danger are all Iโ€™ve ever known.

But when I stumble upon Aria being held captive in the basement of a senator’s house,
everything I’ve embraced and accepted about my life gets thrown out the window.

Iโ€™m drawn to her strength, to her lightness, to her beauty in my dark world.
But she deserves better than trading one cage for another.

Now Iโ€™m torn between protecting Aria… And keeping her for myself.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: IF YOU READ BORDELLO, YOU HAVE READ THIS BOOK.

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