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📝Review📝: 5 Stars ~ Hook (Neverland #2) by Gina L. Maxwell, Genre: Dark, MM, Modern Day Fairytale Retelling, Romantic Suspense is Available Now!

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Hook
NeverLand Book Two

By
Gina L. Maxwell

Genres:  #DarkRomance #MMRomance #RomanticSuspense #ModernDayFairytaleRetelling #Triggers #ChildAbuse

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Kindle:  387 pages

Publication:  October 29th 2019

Read:  November 3rd 2019  *Review copy provided by Gina Maxwell

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Synopsis:

Journey back to Neverland, NC with NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author Gina L. Maxwell as she turns your favorite villain into the hero you never knew you needed.

THEY CALL ME HOOK

I’m Captain of the Pirates; a villain by design and a loner by nature.

I don’t need anyone. More than that, I don’t want anyone. Especially Officer John Darling who insists on seeing the good in everything, including me. If there was ever any good inside of me, it was snuffed out long ago.

I’ve avoided him for years, but now I need his help to save my brother’s life and take down Fred Croc, the monster from my childhood and my current employer.

Now Darling is undercover in my crew, living in my loft and forever working out shirtless. Taking Croc’s operation down from the inside is dangerous as hell, but Darling’s probing gaze and the natural way he defers to my dominant side might just be the end of me.

But I’ve lived in the dark for too long, and no amount of light can save me. Not even one as bright as Johnathan Darling.

HE CALLS ME DARLING

I’m a Task Force Officer with the FBI; a protector of the innocent and a man in love with a villain.

Before I was even old enough to understand it, I had a crush on the broody teen called Captain Hook, following him around like a puppy and hoping he’d show me the slightest bit of attention.

He never did, though, not for years. Not until I became his only viable option for getting his crew member back and throwing Croc behind bars. Now he can’t ignore me, and he can’t hide the desire burning in his eyes when I sink to my knees, eager to serve my Captain however he needs.

But secrets are hard to keep in close quarters, and when I discover the darkness lurking in his past, eradicating the evil in Neverland is no longer my only mission. Come hell or high water, I’ll make Hook see that he’s never been the villain of this story…he’s the hero.

*Trigger Warning for readers sensitive to characters with sexual assault in their pasts. Please read the Author’s Note in the beginning of the book for more details.

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📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Hook (Neverland #2)Hook by Gina L. Maxwell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hook by Gina Maxwell was a very dark, intense and disturbing read. I will warn you….. for those of you who are triggered by child abuse of a sexual nature you may want to be extra cautious. While there is no current abuse, there are flashbacks. That said, the flashbacks are not all explicitly graphic, however the author is very talented at painting the picture regardless. There will be no mistaking what you’re reading about.

I praise Gina Maxwell for the boundaries she crosses in her writing. These details are not easy to read, so I know that are even that much more difficult to write. that being said, I read a review copy but I understand in the original finished copy has an alternate chapter.

This book brought forth many emotions the most prominent being anger, and heartbreak. So, you are probably wondering why I read such a book? Life isn’t always painted with blue skies and butterflies. Sometimes we need reminders that this world isn’t perfect. Books like Hook bring that reality into perspective. And when we are given a beautifully written, believable happy ending our feeling of joy and elation will be that much more appreciated. I praise this author for writing realistic and believable text.

Hook is one of my favorite MM romances. Hook was a character whose whole purpose in life was to protect those around him. No matter how high and despicable the cost. Hook is a criminal by trade but not by choice. He is careful not to let people too close knowing the end will result in more despair for him and those he loves.

John Darling had a connection with Hook since they were children. But it wasn’t until more than a decade later these two amazing men would be able to explore a relationship, albeit extremely carefully. I don’t want to give any of the story away. This is a book you’ll want to read without any spoilers. I don’t even want to comment on the last chapter; the ending. I will say that while I was pleased how things are going well for John and Hook, I am anxious for the next book in this series to assure me they are still going strong.

Hook is book two in Gina L. Maxwell’s Neverland series. The first book titled, Pan is Peter and Wendy’s story. It is also where we learn the dynamic of the Lost Boys, Hook and his pirates and the evil that is Fred Croc. Hook is a standalone but I think you’ll get more out of the story if you read Pan as well.

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

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NEW RELEASE: Hook (A Neverland Novel Book Two) By Gina L. Maxwell is Available Now!

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Journey back to Neverland, NC with NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author Gina L. Maxwell as she turns your favorite villain into the hero you never knew you needed.   

THEY CALL ME HOOK

I’m Captain of the Pirates; a villain by design and a loner by nature.

I don’t need anyone. More than that, I don’t want anyone. Especially Officer John Darling who insists on seeing the good in everything, including me. If there was ever any good inside of me, it was snuffed out long ago.

I’ve avoided him for years, but now I need his help to save my brother’s life and take down Fred Croc, the monster from my childhood and my current employer.

Now Darling is undercover in my crew, living in my loft and forever working out shirtless. Taking Croc’s operation down from the inside is dangerous as hell, but Darling’s probing gaze and the natural way he defers to my dominant side might just be the end of me.

But I’ve lived in the dark for too long, and no amount of light can save me. Not even one as bright as Johnathan Darling.

HE CALLS ME DARLING

I’m a Task Force Officer with the FBI; a protector of the innocent and a man in love with a villain.

Before I was even old enough to understand it, I had a crush on the broody teen called Captain Hook, following him around like a puppy and hoping he’d show me the slightest bit of attention.

He never did, though, not for years. Not until I became his only viable option for getting his crew member back and throwing Croc behind bars. Now he can’t ignore me, and he can’t hide the desire burning in his eyes when I sink to my knees, eager to serve my Captain however he needs.

But secrets are hard to keep in close quarters, and when I discover the darkness lurking in his past, eradicating the evil in Neverland is no longer my only mission. Come hell or high water, I’ll make Hook see that he’s never been the villain of this story…he’s the hero.

*Trigger Warning for readers sensitive to characters with sexual assault in their pasts. Please read the Author’s Note in the beginning of the book for more details.

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Don’t miss PAN, Neverland Novel #1

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From NYT and USA Today bestselling author, Gina L. Maxwell, comes a brand-new series with a fresh twist on an old classic.

Once upon a time, in Neverland, North Carolina–I fell in love.

I was twelve when Peter first climbed up to my balcony.
Thirteen when I sneaked out to see him at the School for Lost Boys.
Seventeen when his touch made me fly,
And eighteen when his words made me cry.

We were magnetic, drawn to each other from that very first night, and what I thought would be forever. But when it came time for me to leave, he wouldn’t come with, soI left town with a map for my future and a shattered heart.

Ten years later, I’ve returned to Neverland, hoping to find a man in place of the boy.

Peter was partially right, growing up is no fun. After quitting my fancy career that sucked the magic out of life, I’m now organizing the fundraiser of the year. In a move that could make or break the event and my new company, I’ve hired Peter, master mechanic and owner of LB Automotive, to help me pull this off–trusting him to rebuild a classic car for the auction that could help hundreds of foster kids in need.

I thought I was prepared, but the boy who refused to leave is now a man hell-bent on getting me to stay, and as sparks fly between us, that undeniable fire flares back to life, deeper and hotter than ever.

But that ripped body doesn’t mean Peter’s matured enough to make us or this event work, and not everyone in Neverland is happy about my return.

Not every wound heals.
Not every heart can be fixed.
Not every boy grows up.

And after all this time, the love we found might be lost to us again…this time, forever.

Pan is an adult contemporary romance retelling of Peter Pan, complete with Wendy, Hook, Tink, and all the Lost Boys. There are no fantasy elements in this world, other than the “magic” that happens between the sheets. 😉


Gina L. Maxwell is a full-time writer, wife, and mother living in the upper Midwest, despite her scathing hatred of snow and cold weather. An avid romance novel addict, she began writing as an alternate way of enjoying the romance stories she loves to read. Her debut novel, Seducing Cinderella, hit both the USA Today and the New York Times bestseller lists in less than four weeks, and she’s been living her newfound dream ever since.

When she’s not reading or writing steamy romance novels, she spends her time losing at games to her high school sweetheart, hanging out with their adult teenagers as they learn to fly on their own, and dreaming of her move to someplace warm once they finally do.

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📝Review📝: ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~Christmas for the Deputy (Bad Boys of Last Stand Book 2) by Nicole Helm, #ChristmasRomance with bit of suspense is Available Now!

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Christmas For The Deputy
Bad Boys of Last Stand #2

By
Nicole Helm

Genre:  #Romance #ChristmasRomance #HolidayRomance #SingleParentRomance #LiteSuspense

My Rating:  4

Cover:  4

Publication:  October 17th 2019

Read:  October 15th 2019  *ARC provided via Tule Publishing

Kindle:  210 pages

POV:  Third-person alternationg perspectives

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Synopsis:

Will he face his past or run from his future?

Ethan Thompson has been a part of the Martin family since he was a troubled teen and Susannah Martin saved him. He’s always done everything in his power to help the Martins, especially oldest daughter Penelope. But he’s always made sure to keep himself just separate enough to safeguard his heart against the straight-talking beauty.

Pen Martin-Wakefield moved home to Last Stand, Texas, with her three girls hoping it would give them all a fresh start after her husband’s tragic death. She’s ready to move on, and as she deals with the stresses of a holiday season and a broken arm, she realizes Ethan is always the one she’s leaned on.

Ethan’s determined to resist Pen and her girls. He’s got too many secrets and scars to be any good for them, but as a Christmas in Last Stand works its magic, Ethan begins to find out just how tenacious Pen is and how lonely his heart has been.

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📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Christmas for the Deputy (Bad Boys of Last Stand, #2)Christmas for the Deputy by Nicole Helm

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A beautiful love story. Just when you think you might never be the recipient of the most intense love, faith steps in and gives you the greatest of gifts. First I want to tell you that I read
Homecoming for the Cowboy
prior to this, which is the first book in the Bad Boys of Last Stand series. While Christmas For The Deputy is a standalone, I believe my enjoyment of the book was better because I had a prior understanding of all these wonderful characters. And of course, I can’t wait for the next book in the series.

Ethan and Pen…..
These two characters were so deserving of a happily-ever-after. Each has issues from their past that they are trying to live with. The best part was when they each realized that they weren’t really living at all; just existing to please everyone but themselves. Until they understood that they could help each other. All that was needed was patience, trust, understanding and love. Of course, these emotions were not easily obtained for Ethan and Pen. My favorite part of this book were all the hurdles they had to jump to find their HEA. It was not easy. There were several angsty aspects going on at once. Pen was a very strong character and I loved her determination and the fact she never gave up, despite her emotional baggage.

There is an emotional past in both Ethan and Pen’s lives. The best part? There is a beautiful future ahead for them. I’m not going into details as this is a pretty quick read. The pace and flow of the story is steady and you’ll eat up the pages in no time.

An even better bonus? Christmas for the Deputy takes place during the Christmas holidays. If you’ve visited Last Stand via other authors of Tule Publishing, you’ll know how special this town and its residents are.

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

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New Release: Curves Ahead by Andi Jaxon, #RomanticSuspense is Available Now! *See below 👇 for my Review📝

Title: Curves Ahead
Author: Andi Jaxon
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 16, 2019
Cover Design: JustWrite. Creations

Everyone knows appearances can be deceiving, and in my case, even I’ve been fooled. 
 
The last thing I need is immature man-child, Alexander Bennet, trying to smile his way into my pants. I hate everything about him; his stupid smirk, his rumbling chuckle, and the way butterflies riot in my stomach when he aims them at me. Our sparring matches go from maddening to stimulating and suddenly my mind and body are at war.
 
Unfortunately for me, my life is nothing but lies. Twisted secrets keep throwing us together then pulling us apart as we try to unravel it. 
 
Will the one person I want nothing to do with, be my salvation? Or are we doomed to tear each other apart?
 
*if you have triggers, please proceed with caution.*


From Dyslexic kid with a love of Algebra to a published author, no one is more surprised to find me here, than I am. I love to write about tortured pasts and hot sex, a happily ever after that has to be worked for. My stories tend to be a little dark but with some comic relief, typically in the form of sarcasm.


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My Review:  5 Stars!

Oh, wow! This book… incredible, intense and emotional. Tragic and heartbreaking.

Andi Jaxon is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Her writing is magical and she is not afraid to cross boundaries of any kind. That’s right…..she goes there! I’ll warn you now that this book is NOT a fluffy romance! It is gut-wrenching, angsty and suspenseful. I’ll also warn you this book is heavy on triggers. While the most graphic of the abuse stems from memories, that won’t matter to your heart. You will be effected.

Alex and Kristin…….
The prior book to this one features Alex’s twin brother Alistair and Kristin’s best friend Ben. That book was also intense in very similar ways. Both books stand alone, however you will have a better reading experience if you read Learning Curve before or even after.

This is one of those times where I can’t say too much in my review. I don’t want to chance giving away, not even one tiny detail. There are moments you won’t understand, moments you won’t even see coming, moments your heart will break and most definitely, moments you will be fiercely angry. Not even justice being served will ease your soul.

Alex is a police officer. Because of circumstances in his past, Alex does not want to get to close to anyone. Especially a woman. He has a reputation of being with a lot of women which is one of the reasons, Kristin hates him so passionately. But as you know, there is a fine line between love and hate. Kristin and Alex become close and slowly become more than friends. One of the aspects I loved about this book was that these two didn’t become a couple until later; their relationship slowly morphing from enemies to friends to more.

I would describe this book as an enemies to lovers, dark romance trope with a huge helping of angst.

Kristin has her own demons. Or should I say nightmares. Kristin is dealing with so much and her reoccurring nightmares are starting to bleed into her daily life. Fear is prominent but she doesn’t understand why and when we find out, neither Kristin or the reader will be prepared.

I promise you this book has a wonderful ending, but not before this couple travel through the worst of Hell. I absolutely recommend this dark, intense, and emotional read. The writer’s flow is perfect: you won’t be able to put this book down. Andi Jaxon is definitely an author you should check out!

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

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📝Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 Stars to Curves Ahead by Andi Jaxon! Release Date: October 16th 2019!

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Curves Ahead

By
Andi Jaxon

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Genre:  #DarkRomance #EnemiesToLovers #Triggers #ChildAbuse

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  October 16th 2019

Read:  October 6th 2019  *Review copy provided by Author

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

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Curves Ahead Synopsis:

Being a manwhore, Alexander has a reputation, a hard exterior that no woman has been able to crack. He’s a damn good cop, family man, and all round protector.

When the only woman who has been able to infiltrate that exterior gets in the line of fire, will he finally be able to let go of his fears, his past, and let her in completely, to be the hero that she needs?

Kristen is beginning to free herself from the hold of her parents – living life on her own terms. Until her nightmares become a harsh and frightening reality. She’s forced to ask for help from a family she never knew she had.

Can she resist Alexander and the sparks that fly during their little sparring matches, or will she surrender herself to the smooth talking cop that sets her soul on fire?

It’s Curves Ahead for these two… buckle up and enjoy the ride!

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📝My Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Curves AheadCurves Ahead by Andi Jaxon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh, wow! This book… incredible, intense and emotional. Tragic and heartbreaking.

Andi Jaxon is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. Her writing is magical and she is not afraid to cross boundaries of any kind. That’s right…..she goes there! I’ll warn you now that this book is NOT a fluffy romance! It is gut-wrenching, angsty and suspenseful. I’ll also warn you this book is heavy on triggers. While the most graphic of the abuse stems from memories, that won’t matter to your heart. You will be effected.

Alex and Kristin…….
The prior book to this one features Alex’s twin brother Alistair and Kristin’s best friend Ben. That book was also intense in very similar ways. Both books stand alone, however you will have a better reading experience if you read Learning Curve before or even after.

This is one of those times where I can’t say too much in my review. I don’t want to chance giving away, not even one tiny detail. There are moments you won’t understand, moments you won’t even see coming, moments your heart will break and most definitely, moments you will be fiercely angry. Not even justice being served will ease your soul.

Alex is a police officer. Because of circumstances in his past, Alex does not want to get to close to anyone. Especially a woman. He has a reputation of being with a lot of women which is one of the reasons, Kristin hates him so passionately. But as you know, there is a fine line between love and hate. Kristin and Alex become close and slowly become more than friends. One of the aspects I loved about this book was that these two didn’t become a couple until later; their relationship slowly morphing from enemies to friends to more.

I would describe this book as an enemies to lovers, dark romance trope with a huge helping of angst.

Kristin has her own demons. Or should I say nightmares. Kristin is dealing with so much and her reoccurring nightmares are starting to bleed into her daily life. Fear is prominent but she doesn’t understand why and when we find out, neither Kristin or the reader will be prepared.

I promise you this book has a wonderful ending, but not before this couple travel through the worst of Hell. I absolutely recommend this dark, intense, and emotional read. The writer’s flow is perfect: you won’t be able to put this book down. Andi Jaxon is definitely an author you should check out!

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

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📝REVIEW📝 ~ Edge Of Retribution ~ Author: Jacob Chance ~ Genre: Romantic Suspense ~ Release Date: May 10th 2018

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EDGE OF RETRIBUTION

By

Jacob Chance

Genre:  #RomanticSuspense

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  May 10th 2018

Read:  May 13th 2018  (ARC)

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Synopsis:

A Romantic Thriller Standalone.

Landing my dream job has me eagerly looking toward the future. But when I see Nash Garrison after six long years, my world is thrown completely off its axis.

He was my only friend and confidant during the worst days of my life, and I fell hopelessly in love with him. No eighteen year old girl could resist his protective nature and charming grin. I was no exception.

Now, together, we’re about to bring down the man responsible for my parents’ deaths. Revenge has been the driving force fueling every decision I’ve ever made – except for Nash.

What is it about him that sends the most rational parts of my brain into a tailspin? And how do I balance on the edge of retribution without tumbling into heartbreak once more?

Check out on Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39332006-edge-of-retribution

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My Review:

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars

Ok, where do I start? I absolutely loved this book! My only complaint is that it was over too soon. Zoe and Nash were perfect for each other. Both were strong, fierce and bad*ss. Yeah, I would totally want Zoe covering my back. Any time!

From the very beginning, this book is action packed and intense. With our giving too much away, Zoe has been through hell and my heart broke for her. But it wasn’t long before I knew she was going to be alright. She was a strong character, strong and courageous. When Zoe sets her mind on something, there is absolutely no stopping her. I truly love Jacob Chance’s heroines but Zoe is my favorite.

Nash, was different from what I expected. Not complaining, just making an observation. I assumed he was going to be arrogant and closed off. Most men in his profession have tough skin and even tougher attitudes. But I found Nash to be sweet and caring from the very beginning in addition to being an FBI agent and the stigma that comes with it.

Another aspect I loved was being kept at the edge of my seat. I was anticipating something bad happening because, well, this is a suspense. The angst was perfect and the climax was amazing. And there were definitely unpredictable moments. Gosh, this is hard to review without spoilers, lol. Anyway, I have been a fan of this author for a while. He amazes me with how talented he is writing the different genres of romance, not only sticking with one. As always, I am looking forward to Jacob’s next release. Definitely a #oneclick author for me.

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

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New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones’s heart-pounding thriller of a woman’s secrets—and a past that’s about to come out of hiding…
As an FBI profiler, it’s Lilah Love’s job to think like a killer. And she is very good at her job. When a series of murders surface—the victims all stripped naked and shot in the head—Lilah’s instincts tell her it’s the work of an assassin, not a serial killer. But when the case takes her back to her hometown in the Hamptons and a mysterious but unmistakable connection to her own life, all her assumptions are shaken to the core.
Thrust into a troubled past she’s tried to shut the door on, Lilah’s back in the town where her father is mayor, her brother is police chief, and she has an intimate history with the local crime lord’s son, Kane Mendez. The two share a devastating secret, and only Kane understands Lilah’s own darkest impulses. As more corpses surface, so does a series of anonymous notes to Lilah, threatening to expose her. Is the killer someone in her own circle? And is she the next target?
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📝REVIEW📝 ~ Title: Coming Consumed ~ Sereis: Welcome to Carson Book Three ~ Author: Renee Harless ~ Genre: Romance, Romantic Suspense

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COMING CONSUMED

Welcome To Carson, Book Three

By

Renee Harless

Genres:  #Romance, #RomanticSuspense

My Rating:  4

Cover:  4

Publication:  July 18th 2017

Read:  March 16th 2018

Kindle Edition:  200 Pages

POV:  Third-person alternating perspectives

Series:  Welcome to Carson:  Coming Alive; Coming Together; Coming Consumed; Coming Altered; *Coming Unraveled; *(coming soon with more to come)

SYNOPSIS:

Karma is a vengeful witch.

Sydney knows firsthand what can happen when lies catch up to you. Just when she believes she has a handle on her life, a mysterious man waltzes into her bakery and turns her world upside down. Behind the beard and silver eyes, Sydney knows he’s hiding something. Unfortunately, karma is one step behind him.

As an undercover agent, Dylan lives his life by strict codes and calculations and he knows he is in trouble the first time he lays eyes on Sydney. One wrong move can put her in danger, but something about her draws him in and that may prove to be the biggest risk he has ever taken.

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MY REVIEW:


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by Renee Harless

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 Stars to Coming Consumed (Welcome to Carson 3) by Renee Harless.

Renee Harless is an author I discovered last year with book two in the Welcome to Carson series, Coming Together. That said, I did start this series out of order but that didn’t matter. All the books are standalone. And the characters of Carson city can be found in all the books. By the time I started the third book, I was in love with Carson and its citizens. The citizens are fun, loyal to a fault, quirky and very protective of each other. That in particular was one of the reasons I look forward to each book. In addition, each book has an element of suspense added to humor and romance giving the perfect amount of depth and emotional balance. This author has a talent for storytelling that is intense and lighthearted at the same time. Her characters are not perfect and that is another reason I love them. I absolutely love this series and can’t wait for the next books.

Sydney and Dylan…….
Towards the climax of book two, we are introduced to Dylan. There was more than a hint that Dylan and Sydney previously knew each other. There are secrets that cause angst and a ton of tension between them. I won’t say more because I wouldn’t want to spoil the fun. But I can tell tell you that while Sydney is the type of person who will give you the shirt off her back, do not get on her bad side. Dylan can tell you the consequences of that. But sometimes things aren’t always what they seem.

Dylan was a hero I loved. He was selfless, loyal and protective. His personality was intense and there were definitely alpha tendencies there. But his heart was so big. His love for Sydney was poignant and unconditional. I loved watching these two find their HEA.

Book Four features Cassidy and Harlan. And after that there are at least three more books. I will add that if you adore small town series, with loyal and quirky residents and complex characters, you will love the Welcome to Carson series. I absolutely recommend it!

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

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Renee Harless is the author of eight romance novels – focusing on contemporary themes or suspense. Her upcoming release, Coming Unraveled, is scheduled for April 4th. Go add it to your TBR.

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RELEASE BOOST With Review ~ Title: U-Turn ~ Series: Bounty County #4 ~ Author: Maren Lee ~ Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Erotic

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U-Turn [Bounty County #4]

By: Maren Lee

Summary:

Ryan Blakesly respected Katie Hamilton’s wishes when she pushed him away. She always characterized their relationship as ‘just a booty call’ and he always thought that he wasn’t good enough for her anyway. His Katie deserved the best; and the best wasn’t a 40-something-year-old divorced dad of teenagers. But Ryan’s spent the last 9 months regretting ever walking away. When he learns she’s engaged to marry another man, Ryan needs to make a decision: go after her and ruin his friendship with her older brother, or turn a blind eye and let her go forever.

Katie is engaged to a successful surgeon, but something doesn’t quite feel right. When her former booty call barrels his way back into her life, her doubts only grow stronger. When Ryan left, it was for good reason: he’s eighteen years her senior and a coworker and friend of her older brother. As if that wasn’t enough, Ryan never wants to marry or have children again. Katie knew if she didn’t cut him loose she’d fall in love and end up with a broken heart. But now that he’s back…

Will Katie walk away from her fiancé and into Ryan’s arms? Will Ryan get over his insecurities and be the man that Katie needs? Can they compromise in spite of their age difference? When decisions must be made, will love be enough?

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MY REVIEW:

5 Stars to U-Turn by author Maren Lee.
Oh. My. God! This book was so hot, so sexy, so dirty. Damn was I laughing too! Maren girl… out. of. the. park!

Holy Cow! Ok, so that was not what I was really thinking of saying but since I need to keep my reviews PG rated……..

This Book! Oh wow! First let me say I am not at all surprised at how much I loved this book. U-Turn is book four in Maren Lee’s Bounty County series. Hot cops people! I fall more and more in love with this series after each book. Maren is a very talented author when it comes to storytelling. She weaves a complex story with complex characters. We have romance, suspense, angst, heartache, some violence and so much humor. One minute I’m anxious and in the next, I’m laughing. All in all a very well written, well balance novel. U-Turn has it all.

Ryan and Katie…….

Ryan was introduced to us in the early books of the series. As well as a sexy cop, Ryan is a divorcee, a father of two teenagers and he is 42 years old. Mature and very experienced, 😉 Oh, let me not forget to mention how incredibly hot he is. One look at him in the buff and you will be squeezing your thighs! This Book was hot and erotic. A blush worthy read!

Katie, who we also met briefly, earlier in the series is Jake’s much younger sister. However, Katie is very mature for her 24 years when you compare her to Ryan’s 42. She is also independent, loyal, personable and not afraid to be herself with Ryan. She has no hang-ups about their age difference.

If you read book three, Gridlocked which is Wesson and Molly’s story, than you know that Ryan and Katie have already “met.” Ok, so maybe they did a bit more than just meet. Regardless, they are not together when U-Turn begins months after the last book left of. In fact, Ryan will soon realize, if he wants his HEA, he’ll have to step up his game. Ryan’s devotion and persistence in getting Katie back was intense and best of all, believable. I won’t give you details because this book is basically the slow build of their new relationship.

Ryan and Katie have great chemistry. You can feel the tension crackle in the air every time they’re together. Every. Time! Maren Lee did such an amazing job with this second chance story. And those steamy scenes? Oh my!

As I mentioned earlier there is some suspense that continues with the Bounty County series and this adds even more depth to the story. From page one I was completely engaged. In addition to loving Ryan and Katie’s story, I absolutely loved that I got to visit with my favorite characters from previous books in the series. I do admit that while Ryan is one heck of a sexy beast, Wesson will always have a bug chunk of my heart. There is no hero like him. At least I have never read a hero that comes even close to Wesson. His personality is just as unique as he is swoon-worthy.

All the books in the Bounty County series can be read as standalones. However I do recommend you read them all in order. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Add Bounty County by Maren Lee to your TBRs.
In order:
Ride Along (Justin and Chloe)
Changing Lanes (Jake and Lane)
Gridlocked (Wesson and Molly)
U-Turn (Ryan and Katie) *Coming Soon!
Untitled, next in series will be Smitty and Anne’s story.

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

 

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About Maren:

Mountain woman, wine drinker, reader, writer. Former bartender, current contemporary erotic romance novel author living in the tiny mountain town of Atlanta, Idaho (“Coldlanta”) with my mountain man hubby (RAWR), three dog children, and one weird-ass cat.

I started writing Ride-along pretty much because some of my cop friends dared me to do it. Never one to back down, I decided to do it and then shove it in their faces. So I did it! And during the process I realized I liked doing it! So much that I decided to keep it up! Changing Lanes and Gridlocked are available now on Amazon and free on Kindle Unlimited. I am currently writing book four, U-Turn. I have 8 books in mind for this series! I am very excited for you to meet all the boys of Bounty County.

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