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Now Available! Truly Mine: Mason & Sophie Duet Book One, A Friends-to-Lovers Roommate Romance. Read below the post for my Review! 👇

This is a friends-to-lovers roommate romance filled with drama, suspense, and, of course, plenty of angsty slow burn goodness you’ve come to expect in a Kennedy Fox book!

Truly Mine, Book 1

The night we met in the dimly lit bar, she looked like a brunette bombshell, and I wanted to learn her deepest secrets. With sun-kissed skin and soulful bedroom eyes, she was pure temptation, and I was mesmerized. 
 
As one drink led to two, I craved more of her playful banter and taunting lips. Resisting her wasn’t an option, and we quickly became a desperate mess of tangled limbs and hot kisses. She tasted like the sweetest sin, and I was no saint.
 
Once we caught our breaths, and it became obvious that meeting her wasn’t a coincidence, everything changed. Now I must deny her at all costs. 
 
Friends. It’s all we can ever be.

 

 
After years of lying to myself and keeping her at a distance, I want to pull her close. Sophie’s on my mind more than ever as my instincts to protect her take over. Regardless of my attempts to help, she pushes me away and makes it clear she doesn’t need me. 
 
I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe, to show her I’m the good guy, but one night takes a tragic turn for the worse when her boyfriend and I start throwing punches. 
 
And ends when I’m arrested for his murder.
 
 

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I knew within moments of meeting Mason Holt that he would change my life forever.

I just didn’t realize how much.

As my world spirals out of control, he continues to stay by my side, protecting and taking care of me. 

Being just friends is all he’s been able to offer, that is until both of our lives are threatened. Now that our relationship is blossoming into something more, I can’t be what he needs even if I wished I could.

Bad timing strikes again.

When I think we can finally be together, someone threatens to tear us apart. I’m not the same girl Mason met three years ago, but I’m determined to fight for what I’ve always wanted…him.

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Brooke Cumberland and Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of Hallmark movies & overpriced coffee. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate under a pseudonym and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make you blush and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, quirky, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you! They’re looking forward to bringing you many more stories to fall in love with!
 
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Truly Mine: Mason & Sophie, #1 (Roommate Duet, #3)Truly Mine: Mason & Sophie, #1 by Kennedy Fox

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow, oh wow! Thank goodness I have more than nine lives because this author duo kills me every time. In a good way, of course.

Yep, you guessed it……cliffhanger!

So, that being said, there isn’t a whole lot I can tell you regarding details. But if you are familiar with this author and their duets, then no explaining is necessary. If not, then hang on for an emotional, angsty ride. Kennedy Fox can weave a tale of romance, angst, suspense and love every time. I always look forward to what comes next in their literary line up.

I can tell you this…..Mason and Sophie were introduced in the first duet of this amazing series. We know there is chemistry and something stronger between them. Even though we have never seen them on the pages together in any intimate circumstance, their attraction is so obvious. But why haven’t they acted on it? That is what you will finally find out in Truly Mine: Mason & Sophie.
I loved meeting Mason all over again with his own perspective. I really liked him. Of course I loved him too; he is a sexy man. But the fact that I like his character and the protective instincts he displays and the reasons he tries to distance himself from Sophie make him a gentleman as well.

As I said earlier in my review, I can’t say much because I won’t spoil this book for you. But I will say that it is amazing and I can’t wait to get my hands on book two, which is thankfully coming soon otherwise I’ll be having too many sleepless nights waiting to find out what happens next. Oh, and that cliffhanger? It’s a big one! 😉

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the tie to read it. 🙂

📝REVIEW📝 ~ Title: Scripted Reality ~ Series: Scrpited Duet Book One ~ Author: Karen Frances ~ Genre: Romance, Suspense ~ Published: March 28th 2018

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SCRIPTED REALITY

The Scripted Series Book One

By

Karen Frances

Genre:  #Romance #RomanticSuspense

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

POV:  First-person single perspective from Ella

Series:  The Scripted Series:  Scripted Reality; Scripted Love

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Synopsis:

From the outside, Scottish actress Ella McGregor has the perfect life. A list of Hollywood blockbusters under her belt, wealth, a fancy house, flash cars, a great family, and a brilliant boyfriend, Donovan… until she learns he has betrayed her. In fact, Ella’s story could be the script of her next Hollywood blockbuster: Conned – a tale of trusting the wrong person.

Connor Andrews, Donovan’s best friend, has loved Ella since the day they first met five years ago. Too bad for him he didn’t get there first, but with Donovan out of the picture, Connor wonders if he may finally have a shot with the woman of his dreams.

With so much history between them, and heartbroken Ella’s world ripped apart, can he make her see he’s just what she needs? Will Ella let Connor help her to stand up and fight, or will she run and hide from the one person who she trusts the most?

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My Review:

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars
Karen Frances has such a talent for writing. Everything I have read by this author has had me enthralled and engaged with every page. While most of my friends can tell you I dislike cliffhangers and most times will avoid reading unless book two is available. That said, Karen Frances is one of a few authors I will read despite the cliffhanger aspect.

So, you have likely figured out that this book ends in a cliffhanger, lol.

Ella and Connor…….
Ella and Connor are both “A” list actors. Both calling Scotland their true home. What I loved about these two is how down to earth they were. In my opinion they were NOT stereotypical actors. I loved how sweet and generous Ella was with her heart as well as her money. And Connor was the epitome of everything you want in a hero. Sinfully sexy, gorgeous, generous, protective, loving and a complete gentlemen. I could continue this list; I loved him so much. But guess what? Connor was not perfect. He had a few secrets. But still he was perfect for Ella and perfect for me. I wish, lol.

I’ll be brief with this review because this is just book one in the Scripted Duet. That said, my review for book two will be more detailed. I don’t want to give anything away regarding spoilers.

Ella’s life takes a turn dramatically when she learns of her ex’s deceptions. His betrayed caused Ella to burrow into a dark, emotional place. Until her family pulls her back into the light, Ella is lost and scared and devastated. But she was a strong woman and I was not even a little surprised with how Ella turned a bad situation to a remarkable one.

Connor is a friend. A very good friend. Connor originally met Ella through a mutual friend, her ex. But unknown to Ella, Connor was completely devoted to her. Taking sides was a no-brainer. Unfortunately because Ella has become distrustful, Connor will have to tread slowly to make his claim on her.

While their relationship grows slowly, the chemistry is alway there, burning hot. However, while Ella and Connor try to find their way as a couple, there is trouble brewing with Ella’s ex. And when things finally start to look good for Ella……here comes the cliffhanger. The good thing? You won’t have to wait long to find out what happens next because book two is releasing at the end of June! 😉

This amazing suspenseful love story continues…..

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

REVIEW ~ Title: Honest Love ~ Series: Twisted Hearts Duet Book One ~ Author: Lauren K. McKellar ~ Genre: Contemporary Romance

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HONEST LOVE

Twisted Hearts Duet Book One

By

Lauren K. McKellar

Genre:  Contemporary

My Rating:  4.5

Cover:  5

Publication:  March 8th 2018

Read:  March 2nd 2018  (ARC)

POV:  First-person single perspective told by the Hero (Cameron)

Series:  Twisted Hearts Duet Book one

Kindle Edition:  184 Pages

SYNOPSIS:

Book #1 in the Twisted Hearts duet

When you’ve got nothing left to live for, you’ve got nothing left to lose.

In one tragic moment, Cameron Lewis lost everything. His fiancée. His unborn child. His perfect life.
Now, he does what needs to be done in order to get by. Work hard. Play it safe. They’re his mottos, and he’s not going to break them.
Until a beautiful woman with the ocean in her eyes and freedom in her soul comes to his rescue. She’s never known the kind of tragedy he has-and that’s what makes her so damn appealing.
But can Cameron finally let go and risk that last piece of himself? Will honest love be enough?

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MY REVIEW:

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 stars to Honest Love (Duet Part One) by author Lauren K. McKellar.

Get ready to have your heart squeezed and your gut punched. Be ready to smile and cry. There will even be some swooning and a bit of laughter. And then when you are feeling content, you better hold on tight for the worst angst and stress. It’s not that this premise is completely unpredictable because it isn’t. However the author will give you the comfort and security you’re reading for, then rip it away. Needless to say this book ends in a cliffhanger. The good thing? We won’t have to wait until the next book. I believe part two will be released in April. Thank goodness!

Honest Love was my first book by this author. Apart from reading part two in this duet, I would definitely like to read more from her. I found the writing smooth and paced steady. I read this whole book in about ninety minutes because I couldn’t put it down. I admit I am not a big fan of cliffhangers. Actually I rarely read them unless the next book is available. I just can’t take the stress. Also, I read so much that if there are many months between the releases, my head will be in other books causing me to have to re-read. I don’t like doing that and avoid it if I can. However the blurb for this book was so intriguing. I knew there would be many feels and I was right.

Cameron and Everly…..
Cameron has had to deal with something that is so horrific and tragic. And even a couple of years later, he is having trouble letting it go and moving on. But he does get a chance to be happy again. And so for a short while, he feels alive once more. But this feeling won’t last. And Cameron will have new tragedy to deal with.

Everly was a kind and supportive heroine for Cameron. Unfortunately she has secrets. These secrets will bring heartache and mistrust. As I mentioned, this book does end in a cliffhanger which while was devastating enough, doesn’t even reveal all Everly’s secrets.

I know this book will have a happy ending. However, how Cameron and Everly will find their happily ever after is going to be interesting if not a little angsty. I can’t wait for the roller coaster of emotions to continue!

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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Lauren K. McKellar is a writer of contemporary romance reads that make you feel. This hybrid-published USA Today best-selling author loves writing books with stunning local settings, heart-throb heroes, and leading ladies who overcome great hardships in their lives.
In addition to writing, Lauren loves to read, and you can often find her up at all hours of the night with a glass of wine, some chocolate, and a good book. She lives by the beach in New South Wales, Australia, with her husband, infant son, and their two dogs. Most of the time, all four of them are well behaved.

Review ~ Bad Deeds: Dirty Money #3 ~ by Lisa Renee Jones

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Bad Deeds:  Dirty Money Book 3

By 

Lisa Rene Jones

Genres:  Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance

My Rating:  5

Cover:  4

Publication:  August 8th 2017

Read:  August 18th 2017

POV:  First Person alternating perspectives

Series:  Dirty Money:  

Hard Rules #1

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Damage Control #2

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Bad Deeds #3

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End Game #4 (Coming Soon!)

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Synopsis: 

Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy in Bad Deeds, the smoldering, scorching next novel in the explosively sexy Dirty Money series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones.

Would you bleed for the one you love?

To save his family empire from the grip of the drug cartel, Shane is pushed to the edge of darkness, forced to make choices he might never make. His father is dying. His brother is desperate to rule the empire and this means war and all gloves are off. His brother only thought he knew what dirty meant. Shane is about to give it new meaning. There is another war brewing though, and that one, is inside him, his battle between right and wrong, light and dark, and in the heat of the night, it is Emily he turns to for escape. Driving her to new limits, pushing her to accept a part of him that even he cannot.

In every one of Shane’s seductive demands, Emily can taste and feel, his torment, his struggle to save his family and not lose himself. But he is losing himself, and that is a problem just as dangerous as her secret, that still lurk in the shadows, a threat to the Brandon Family waiting to erupt. No matter where she and Shane have traveled, or will travel in the future, she can’t just sit back and watch him become everything he hates, everything he never wanted to become, everything she tried to save him from when she tried to run. It could be their undoing, the end. His end.

This is war, blood will spill, and someone in the heart of the Brandon family will not survive….

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My Review:

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars to Bad Deeds: Dirty Money #3 by Lisa Renee Jones.

The epic saga continues with even more intense moments!

Bad Deeds continues exactly where Damage Control (book #2) left off. I must tell you that if you haven’t read the first two books in the Dirty Money series beforehand, you must! Bad Deeds is not a standalone and you will be otherwise lost. There is so much drama and angst going on. There are many secondary characters that each play different roles in this story. This book is suspenseful and complex.

Emily and Shane have their troubles. Their own and shared. But they have each other and that isn’t going to change. Shane will do anything to keep her safe. He will hurt anyone who tries to harm her in any way. Including his brother.

Derek is a real a-hole! I didn’t like him from book one. I thought he was deceitful, selfish and completely disloyal to his brother. However, after reading this book, I feel like I understand him a little better. I was happy to have some of his POV so that I could be inside his thoughts.

In this book you will be stressed, wondering what is going to happen and who it will involve. Who can you trust? There is a lot of dark to keep you on your toes. (And chewing your nails.)

Of course, as in Lisa Renee fashion, there is a cliffhanger! And now I am holding my breath waiting on the final book!

If you like intrigue and suspense featuring a sexy hero, a smart, resourceful heroine, with a wealthy dysfunctional family, you need to grab this series.

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it.

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Review ~ Tense (The Tense Duet Parts One & Two) ~ by Deborah Bladon

**Please note there is a single review below based on both parts of the duet**

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Genres:  Romance, Contemporary Romance, Light Suspense

My Rating:  4

Cover:  4

Release Date:  April 10, 2017

Read:  May 31, 2017

POV:  First-person dual perspectives 

Not a standalone

Synopsis:

The first volume of TENSE, a novel duet by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Deborah Bladon.

He’s as beautiful as he is brilliant.

Nicholas Wolf’s mind is a dangerously dark place. He dreams up tales of murder, intrigue, and passion so intense that his detective novels have enthralled readers worldwide. His very presence is electric and the energy that flows between us is instantaneous.

He’s captivating and consuming. Once I have my first taste of him, I crave more. I’m addicted to his body and his mind is the lure that keeps me coming back for more.

I chase my goals with his encouragement as my fuel. He believes in me more than anyone ever has before. He wants my dreams to come true and as I chase them, he’s next to me, spurring me on.

I can’t get enough of him until the one night when he promises me my dreams will come true. It’s not what it seems. Everything I’ve ever wanted is taken away from me and the one man to blame is the only man I’ve ever really loved.

Note: This ends in a cliffhanger. Volume Two will be released within the next few weeks.

 

 

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Tense Duet Volume Two of Two

Genres:  Romance, Contemporary Romance, Light Suspense

My Rating:  5

Cover:  4

Release Date:  May 5, 2017

Read:  May 31, 2017

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Not a Standalone

Synopsis:

The final volume of TENSE, a novel duet by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Deborah Bladon.

I couldn’t have known how one man would change my entire life.

When Nicholas Wolf came into my world, I knew it would never be the same again. I would never have predicted the turn it would take and how his influence could destroy everything I’d worked so hard for.

I fought back when he tried to rob me of my future, and I proved that I’m stronger than he imagined.

As we work to rebuild what we lost, a new challenge rears its ugly head in our direction.

The threat is real and when my life hangs in the balance, one moment changes everything between the man that I love and me.

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My Review:

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

*THIS REVIEW IS BASED ON BOTH VOLUMES OF THE TENSE DUET.

Tense duet #1 Rating: 4
Tense duet #2 Rating: 5

Nicholas (Nick) and Sophia…….

Although I have rated each book differently with stars, I am writing a single review based on both parts. Since this review is being posted to both volumes, I will make sure to avoid any spoilers in case you haven’t read both. Book one does end in a cliffhanger.

Sophia is a beautiful, independent woman. She works for a well-known top NYC designer as a personal assistant. Sophia is excellent at her job and as far as her boss is concerned, she is irreplaceable. But Sophia has her own dreams for the future which don’t include her current occupation. Unfortunately her confidence is low and she is wary and more than a little hesitant to take a chance. That said, all it takes is a captivating and sexy man to give her the push of encouragement she needs. Unfortunately after she finds the courage and confidence to pursue her dreams, something unforeseen takes place to threaten what means the most to her.

Nicholas Wolf is a famous novelist. His specialty is writing detective novels. Nick is very successful as well as cocky and arrogant. There were times I got the feeling he believed himself entitled and could have anything and anyone he wanted.

Until he sets his sights on Sophia.

Nick soon finds out what rejection feels like and that he isn’t going to get what he wants. Nick will have to chance his strategy if he wants a chance with Sophia. It’s is not long before he realizes she is special. I was so happy Sophia made Nick work for a chance with her.

Nick and Sophia go through ups and downs. Both are keeping secrets. Both are wary of the growing feelings they are having towards each other. There were times I wanted to reach into the story and slap Nick for his arrogance and assumptions. But don’t worry, he did redeem himself to me.

As well as the angst between Nick and Sophia, there are misunderstandings, threats and and a lot of regret and remorse thrown at them. In addition to the relationship challenges, there is an element of danger waiting for its chance to strike.

As a whole, I really enjoyed the Tense duet. I do admit that it was the second book that made the story better in my opinion. I don’t like cliffhangers and if I can help it, I avoid them. I’ll warn you there is a cliffhanger at the end of book one. That said I waited until book two in the duet was available and read them both back to back.

There is a happy ending which I loved. I’m looking forward to this author’s next book.

*This is my honest and unbiased review.

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Deborah Bladon has never read a romance hero she didn’t like. Her love for romance novels began when she was old enough to board the bus, library card in hand to check out the newest Harlequin paperbacks. She’s a Canadian by heart, and by passport, but you can often spot her in New York City sipping a latte and looking for inspiration for her next story. Manhattan is definitely her second home.

She cherishes her family and believes that each day is a gift for writing, for reading, and for loving.

Review ~ Broken: A Dark Alpha Male Romance (Insatiable #1) ~ By Aston Blackthorne

BROKEN  ~  ASHTON BLACKTHORNE

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My Rating:  4

Cover:  5

Genres:  Dark Romance, Erotic Romance, BDSM

Kindle Edition:  75 pages

Published:  January 17, 2017

Read:  May 10, 2017

Not A Standalone

Series:  Insatiable

 

Synopsis:

Ruthless. Unstoppable. Sexy.

So, so bad.

My gorgeous secretary calls me a bad boy in a good suit. I’ve built up quite a reputation over the years. Women have dubbed me “So so bad” and men have called me the biggest, baddest shark on Wall Street. They say I’ve been everywhere, done everything…
And it’s all true.

I get what I want when I want it.
And what I want now is Veronica.
Her gorgeous curves beckon to me demanding that I succumb to her irresistible charms.
But I can’t.
Not yet.

You see, I have a secret. A deep dark secret lurking inside me. For years, I’ve been broken, shattered, betrayed by someone who should’ve loved me beyond reason.
Now that secret is threatening to be exposed.
And I can’t have that. No matter what.
Not even if it costs me what I treasure the most.

Her.

 

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My Review:

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Stars to Broken: A Dark Alpha Male Romance (Insatiable Book #1) by Ashton Blackthorne.

First let me say this book was sexy, erotic, and hot as Hell! Just wow! To know that it’s a true story…well, it’s nice to know that some of the circumstances we read about in romances can actually be true.

Broken was my first book by Ashton Blackthorne. It won’t be my last, that is for sure. I’m going to have to catch up with this series as well as Ashton’s just published, “Twisted.

Other than the obvious fact that I enjoyed reading this book, I admit to be a bit intimidated with writing my review. Because this is a true story, featuring the author himself I worry about insulting him. But since I am always honest in my reviews, I will do this one the way I would any other; with honesty and integrity.

Ok…again I’ll say I loved this book and will be purchasing the other books by this author. Not just because I need to know what happened. (I have been known to dislike a book but will still buy the next in series because I hate cliffhangers.) I was genuinely engaged and found the writing to flow well. I also felt that the ‘characters’ were written with depth and complexity.

Broken had a good amount of feels. I was never bored; always eager to turn pages. The hero, Ashton, was cocky, arrogant and very full of himself. He is dark and dirty, an intense alpha male. All elements I find in a sexy hero were there in Ashton.

The secondary ‘characters’ were of different personalities. My curiosity was definitely piqued. I have to admit I wasn’t sure I liked any of them. It was definitely hard to determine who was or wasn’t trustworthy. I am eager to read more to find out. This is only part one and there is room for my opinions to change. But for now, I’m happy this book came my way.

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Ruthless. Unstoppable. Sexy.

My gorgeous secretary calls me a bad boy in a good suit. I’ve built up quite a reputation over the years women have dubbed me “So so bad” and men have called me the biggest, baddest shark on Wall Street. They say I’ve been everywhere, done everything…
And it’s all true.

I get what I want when I want it.

Now I’m sharing the most intimate details of my sordid life in my books based on actual events.

Broken, a dark alpha male romance is my first novel and Shattered, the sequel is a bad boy romance both based on my life.

I love hot action and even hotter women. And I will share with you ALL of my naughty, sordid exploits in my books.

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Review ~ Savage Yearning (Wolf Essence #3) ~ By M. Corchis

Savage Yearning  ~  M.Corchis

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My Rating:  5

Cover:  4

Genres:  Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense, Erotic Romance

Published:  May 3, 2017

Read:  May 4, 2017

POV:  First-person multiple character perspectives

Series:  Wolf Essence:  #1 Alpha Claimed; #2 Ritual Bonding; #2.5 Turning Colton;

#3 Savage Yearning

Synopsis:

Savage Yearning: Wolf Essence 3
Synopsis:
Dane James has always lived in the shadow of his older brother. Even though his upbringing taught him to rise above, take care of his Alpha & Pack. Dane is somewhat of a slacker with a laid-back, easygoing nature.
That is, until recently.
Now he runs The Howl full-time, a bar in the small town where the pack resides. And hey, running the bar has its perks, namely women and lots of them.
Dane is a player & never lacks for female companionship. Such as it is, there are always gorgeous women on his arm & in his bed. But, his reckless abandon gets him in a bind & he soon finds his lax-a-daisy lifestyle spiraling out of control.
The one woman he has pined for…is the one woman he could never have. Oh, make no mistake she is his ‘True Mate.’ Vivienne is the sister-in-law of his close buddy, Marcus. He made Dane promise is leave the sweet girl alone. One thing about Dane James is, he honors his word whole-heartedly.
Women that are ready & willing are the only kind Dane wants. But there are rules…& he lays out the score before he beds them.
1. No sleepovers
2. One night only
3. No married women
4. Keep your eye on the prize
5. Don’t get distracted
6. ☆My heart belongs to one woman even though I can’t have her.
Viv isn’t even his type, yet she is the only woman that is constantly on his mind, in his heart & burrowed into his soul.
Viv has more curves than should be legal with a wicked intellect.
She has mad it abundantly clear that she wants him, & just as things heat up between them…everything falls to pieces.
James men are complicated & wild…the one thing they all desire is their ‘True Mate.’
This is Dane’s story of heartbreak & redemption on the rocky road to True Love.
#savageyearning #Dane&Viv #truemates #teasertuesday #wolfessenceseries #wolfshifters #writersofig #teasertuesdays #writersofinstagram #badboyshifters

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My Review:

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars to Savage Yearning: (Wolf Essence #3) by M. Corchis.

So going into this book I had yet to read the prior books in this series. That was my mistake. But also my fault because I didn’t make any inquiries. As a result, I had many questions by the time I was well into the book. I still enjoyed it but I was confused sometimes. It was obvious to me very early on that I had missed out on some substantial events. I’m sure there are many readers that will enjoy this book as a standalone, but I believe reading the prior books in this series will give a better reading experience. There is a lot of situations going on that kept me engaged despite my questions. And I obviously loved this book given my 5 star rating.

That said one of the focuses is on the relationship of Dane and Vivienne. But since there are multiple perspectives told by several of the series’ characters, you can guess there are other circumstances happening. That said, Dane and Viv do have a HFN ending which I was happy with despite the major plot conflicts unfolding. The conflict has yet to be resolved and this book does end in a cliffhanger.

I don’t know where to begin with this review given the fact there are so many characters and I don’t want to confuse you. I’m going to focus on Dane and Viv right now. Dane is a wolf shifter, a man that is definitely troubled. I hate to call him a jerk even though he did many things that made me angry. I felt his pain, I believed Dane didn’t like himself at times. He also makes many of the pack members angry and disappointed in him. But there is the fact that he is trying to change to prove to his mate that he wants only her. Dane has a terrible reputation of a man-whore and as a result he really has to work hard in his fight for Vivienne.

Vivienne is the perfect balance to Dane’s gruff arrogance. She is sweet and innocent. Vivienne is quiet and respectful. She is loyal but unfortunately she is easily taken advantage of. She has always loved Dane but because of his past and recent behavior, she is ready to give up on him.

The second half of the book picked up speed. There was drama, anxiety and even more mystery unfolding. By the last chapters I was frantically turning pages on my Kindle.

I admit I was not thrilled about the cliffhanger at first. Anyone who knows me knows how much I hate them and I have been known to avoid a book knowing it ends that way. However, because I didn’t read the prior books in this series yet, the cliffhanger wasn’t as torturous. I know when I back read the prior books I will get the answers I need about all the characters. I seriously can’t wait to read them. By the time the next book is released, I’ll be ready.

Published: May 3, 2017
Read: May 7, 2017
Cover: 4
POV: First-person multiples character perspectives
Series: Wolf Essence: #1 Alpha Claimed; #2 Ritual Bonding; #2.5 Turning Colton; #3 Savage Yearning

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I grew up in a small town in Ontario, Canada. When I was nine, my parents bought a store. We sold books and magazines, which was great because it fed my addiction for knowledge.

Reading enhanced my vivid imagination, I was encouraged by my family and my seventh and eighth grade English Teacher to keep writing.

I’m an Indie author, and to me, there is no better place than between pages or plots. I love all genres, and most of my stories take place in mystical worlds filled with eerie supernatural intrigue with a healthy dose of eroticism.
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REVIEW ~ Flatline (Med Rom Series #1) ~ By Kristine Dugger

FLATLINE  ~  KRISTINE DUGGER

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My Rating:  3.5

Cover:  4

Release Date:  May 2, 2017

Read:  April 29, 2017

Genres:  Romance, Erotic Romance

Not a standalone; ends in cliffhanger.

POV:  First-person single perspective by heroine.

Synopsis:

This is how my life goes. It’s pretty damn simple. I work with very little play. I’m an ICU Dietitian. What exactly does this mean? My career is my one true love. Nothing else compares.

Until one night, I decided to go outside my comfort zone.
A little friendly flirting turned into a night filled with want and need.
Not once did I ever think I would do something like this.
One-night stand, no strings attached.
Me leaving the next morning, hoping to never see him again.

Boy, was I wrong.

He works with me.
A fucking doctor!

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My Review:

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3.5 Stars to Flatline (Med Rom Series Book #1) by Kristine Dugger.

Leo & Paige…….

This is my first book by this author. Unfortunately, I didn’t love it. That said, there wasn’t anything wrong with the author’s writing. The writing flowed steady and the intimacy was sexy, erotic and well-written. I do wish the POVs were from both perspectives. I think I would have liked the book more if I could understand Leo better.

My problem with this book was a non-existent connection to the characters; main and secondary. I found them to be one-dimensional for the most part. Yes, we learn they had hurtful pasts. And as a result of their pasts, neither Paige or Leo were intending to commit. Their relationship was 90% sex only. Towards the end of the book their feelings started to shift. Unfortunately, Paige’s behavior left me angry, frustrated and dissatisfied. The book ending with a cliffhanger did not help my already conflicting emotions.

I can’t remember the last time I completely hated a heroine. I know that is a strong word but it is how I felt. I couldn’t find anything redeeming about her character.

Paige is a dietician and works long hours at the local hospital in the ICU department. She is devoted to, and loves her job. Paige doesn’t mind the long days she puts in. However, her ex-fiance had problems with it. They broke up. His reasons were that he didn’t love her any longer and wanted to experience other relationships. This situation naturally left Paige heartbroken and determined to never, ever give her heart away again.

When Paige gets involved with Leo, she makes it clear to him that their relationship will be strictly casual. Sex only. No feelings.

Leo, who is a trauma doctor at the same hospital doesn’t believe in relationships either. He refuses to give his heart away so when he meets Paige, he couldn’t be more thrilled. He found the perfect woman. One he could have a no-strings relationship with.

Of course by the end of the book, feelings started to get involved. I won’t give anything away as to what happened, especially since this book finishes in a less than happy ending. We’ll have to wait for book two to see how they work out their issues. And yes, I will read that book even though I didn’t love this one. Just because I don’t connect with one book by an author doesn’t mean I won’t with another. I like to be as supportive as I can so I will always give an author a second chance, maybe even a third. As I said earlier, my opinions of Flatline are based on character behavior and personality and not a reflection on the writing talent.

*I read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. My opinions are honest and unbiased.*

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Review For: Like A Boss (Like A Boss #1) by Logan Chance

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Genres:  Romance, Adult, Erotic, Suspense

Published:  July 12, 2016

Read:  February 17, 2017

My Rating:  5

Told in dual first person perspectives.

NOT A STANDALONE – CLIFFHANGER – MUST READ IN ORDER

Series:  Like A Boss:  #1 Like A Boss; #2 Love A Boss

Synopsis:

Like A Boss Duet Series

Theo Sullivan is the new boss of The Lopa, a classy tiki bar in the heart of South Beach, Miami.

Little does he know, a certain bartender doesn’t think he has what it takes to make it.

Personalities collide as Penelope Marks goes against the boss and tries her hardest to defy him.

Theo is determined to be a success.

Penny is determined not to lose.

What happens if these two get more than they bargained for?

What if the one person you want more than ever is the one person you hate even more?

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Review:

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Like A Boss (Like A Boss #1) 2 book series is by author Logan Chance.
Cover: 5

Theo and Penny…..
Like A Boss is part of a two book series which ends in a cliffhanger. I am not a fan of cliffhangers but I was lucky than when I read this book, Book 2 Love A Boss was available and waiting on my Kindle.

This novel had all the “feels” I look for in the perfect book. There was a prominent relationship between love and hate. There is a lot of passion and just as much sexual tension. We’re talking erotic levels! There are also emotions of fear, worry, humor and sadness. But thank the lord above (and Logan Chance) there will be a happily ever after. BUT not until book two.

Circumstances for Theo and Penny got ‘off’ pretty quickly but then it stalled for a bit. They were separated by fate and brought together the same way. Only their reunion is not what you would expect; it was tense. That said I was constantly laughing. 🙂

The trope of boss and employee relationship was not a typical one in this novel. Where some may see it as frustrating; I was completely entertained. I loved the slow relationship build between Theo and Penny. Both were ‘A’ personality characters with sass and wit. Let’s not forget their chemistry…it was insanely hot.

The entire development of their relationship had me engrossed and turning pages steadily. As individual characters, I liked Theo more. He was sexy, arrogant but he was also confident and a dirty talking’ sex devil. Penny was also a confident character however her attitude at times caused me to find her a bit annoying and superior. But I still liked her (most of the time).

There is a build of suspense which really doesn’t come into play until the next book but the author did a great job of keeping me focused and curious. I really did love this book!

One more plus I’d like to mention was the setting. I did feel like I was in Miami. Having been there before I could easily picture everything. It was realistic and fed my imagination in a positive way, allowing me to enjoy this book that much more.

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Author Bio:

Logan Chance

Logan Chance enjoys the simple things in life. Star Wars, music, and pretty girls. Always in trouble at school, he was made to copy the dictionary while the others played. This began his word fascination.

With a love of words he then realized he loved stringing those same words together to create stories to inspire all.

From Boston, and relocated to Florida, he lives out his days writing, reading, and avoiding the beach.

Not afraid to tell it how it is, Logan is definitely a man of his own.

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