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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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ABOUT MURDER NOTES: 
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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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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📝REVIEW📝 ~ Title: U-Turn ~ Series: 🚓Bounty County #4 ~ Author: Maren Lee ~ Genre: #RomanticSuspense #RomanticComedy #SecondChances ~ COMING SOON!!

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U-Turn

Bounty County 4

By 

Maren Lee

Genre:  Romance, Second Chance Romance, Romantic Comedy, Some Suspense

Publication:  Coming January 25th 2018!

Read:  January 9th 2018

POV:  Third-person alternating perspectives

Series:  Bounty County:  Ride Along; Changing Lanes; Gridlocked; U-Turn

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Ride-along: amazon.com/dp/B01I48CGBA

Changing Lanes: amazon.com/dp/B01N9IWCSV

Gridlocked: amazon.com/dp/B074SJG8LG

 

Synopsis:

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:

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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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Review ~ Gridlocked: Bounty County #3 ~ by Maren Lee

A Top Pick From Me!

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Gridlocked  (Bounty County 3)

By

Maren Lee

Genres:  Romance, Erotic, Suspense, Humor

My Rating:  5 +++

Publication:  August 29th 2017

Read:  August 15th 2017

Kindle:  370 pages 

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Series:  Bounty County:  Ride Along; Changing Lanes; Gridlocked

 

 

Synopsis:

Wesson Campbell always says the wrong thing at the wrong time when under pressure. Because of that, he has a reputation for being a bit of a dumb meathead. He’s a good cop, a master marksman, and spends his free time taking care of his mother, but his social skills and English language proficiency (for a third generation American raised in Montana) are somewhat lacking. Because of this, he doesn’t think he has any chance with the smart, beautiful Dr. Molly Mooney.

Molly Mooney is usually the smartest person in the room. After years of school and residency, Molly made the decision to open her own psychiatry practice in her hometown of Imminence. With contracts with the Montana Department of Corrections and the Bounty County Jail, Molly’s career has become much more interesting and much more lucrative. But a secret she’s kept for years keeps her from really opening up to her new group of friends. She decides, during one drunken night, that Wesson is the one to help her.

When Wesson’s father is released from prison unexpectedly, a series of events puts Molly’s job (and liberty) in jeopardy. Will Wesson be able to get Molly out of a sticky situation? Will Molly’s secret be too much for him to handle? Will the two of them find love where they least expect it?

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My Review:

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars


This book needs to be on everyone’s list! It was perfect! And oh….the best proposal EVER!!! Absolutely without a doubt…5 Stars!

Gridlocked (Bounty County 3) by Maren Lee.

It has been pure pleasure reading the Bounty County Series by Maren Lee. All three books were amazing; each book better than the last and that is saying a lot. But holy wow!! Gridlocked was my absolute favorite so far. (Yes, if you were wondering, there is another book in this series coming soon) So not only was Gridlocked by favorite in the series so far, it is my absolute favorite read for this month! In fact, Gridlocked is easily in my top ten list of 2017!

I recommend you check it out!

This book had all the feels I love to see in the perfect book. There was danger and suspense as well as a ton of humor. Let’s not forget Wesson and his verbal ignorance. I believe we’re calling them “Wessonisms.” I can honestly say I haven’t read a hero like Wesson before and I’m glad he’s the only one; an original kick-ass, sexy, adorable, dork. And I mean “dork” in the most affectionate way. I absolutely loved him! #mybookboyfriend 🙂

While reading this book it was easy to infer that Maren Lee put a lot of thought and care in Wesson’s character. She took a chance and it paid off. Seriously…mold broken. Have I mentioned how much I love Wesson? 😉

Molly was a great heroine and perfect for Wesson. Molly was highly intelligent, successful, beautiful, kind, caring, and independent. And despite Wesson’s claims that she could never be interested in him, Molly adored Wesson from the start. She never judged him and easily gave him her heart,

We met Molly in previous books of the series, as well as Wesson. I admit I didn’t have a great impression as to what type a character she would be and I wasn’t sure I would like her for Wesson. Well not only did I love her for Wesson…I just loved her! I especially loved how she treated and was treated by Wesson. Pure smexy, swoon-worthy.

I could certainly go on and on and still not give this book the justice it deserves so I’ll just tell you to buckle up for an incredible, hot, sexy, sweet, suspenseful and hilarious book!

Get ready…..Gridlocked is coming August 29th 2017!

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About The Author:

Maren Lee

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in Boise, Idaho, The United States

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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 is available now on Amazon and free on Kindle Unlimited. I am currently writing book three, Gridlocked. I have 8 books in mind for this series! I am very excited for you to meet all the boys of Bounty County.

Review ~ Protected By Love ~ by Jennifer Ryan

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Protected By Love  (Montana Heat 0.5)

By

Jennifer Ryan

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Genres:  Romantic Suspense, some violence

Publication:  June 20th 2017

Read:  June 21st 2017

Kindle:  191 pages

Standalone

Series:  Montana Heat

POV:  Third-person dual perspectives

 

 

Synopsis:

It was more than another blind date . . .

It was DEA Agent Caden Cooke’s third chance to impress beautiful chef Mia Martin. He’d already stood her up twice, and was shocked she was even giving him another chance. For Caden, taking down the bad guys is important, but Mia’s made it clear there’s no excuse for his bad behavior. So he’s vowed to make it worth her while with an apology he’s cooked up just for her.

From the moment they meet, it’s clear this isn’t just another fix up. The sparks flying between them are undeniable; the tension is electric. Then, suddenly, the best moments of their lives turn treacherous when a drug dealer set on revenge puts their lives in danger. And Mia and Caden quickly realize they will do anything to protect the other—and live for the love neither of them expected.

 

 

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My Review:

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars to Protected BY Love (Montana Heat 0.5 by Jennifer Ryan

Protected By Loveis interconnected to Jennifer Ryan’s Montana Men Series. You don’t have to read that series to enjoy this book. Protected By Loveis a standalone.

If you are a fan of romantic suspense, you will love Jennifer Ryan’s novels. I certainly do!

Caden and Mia…….

This book was shorter than Jennifer’s usual novels. However, being a novella did not make this book lack for anything. Packed with suspense, danger, some violence, Protected By Love was a brilliantly written story.

Caden is a DEA agent. His job is dangerous and doesn’t leave much time for romance. Unfortunately, danger will follow him into his personal life in this book.

After recent arrests involving a drug dealer, Caden feels like he can finally breath. For once he would like to put his own needs first. Due to unforeseen circumstances and possibly a poor memory, lol, Caden has stood up the woman his aunt has been trying to fix him up with. Not once, but twice Caden stood her up! Mia. Caden has never met Mia but he wants to. He only hopes she will give him a third chance.

Mia definitely does not want to give Caden a third chance. By standing her up twice already, he has painted himself a big unreliable jerk. Unfortunately Mia’s aunt along with Caden’s aunt, convince her to give him one more chance.

Their date together was actually perfect. Their attraction to each other was instant with strong chemistry as well as protectiveness on both sides. The sparks and sizzle between them could not be denied. I truly believed they were soulmates.

Unfortunately before their first date is even over, danger has taken them captive. What follows is nothing less than horrific and scary circumstances. I will add however, that there were some things that Mia did that made me laugh and in the process, lightened up the angst. I love Mia! She was sassy, witty, loyal, and even fearless. Caden may have been terrified for Mia’s safety, because of the circumstances they found themselves in, however he was also impressed with Mia’s bravery, quick thinking and determination.

Mia and Caden made an amazing couple. Even knowing they will have a happy ending does not make light of the ordeal they went through together to have it.

This was yet another amazing read by Jennifer Ryan. The next book to come in this series will feature Trigger. He is Caden’s brother; also DEA. Some of the unresolved danger from Protected By Lovewill carry over to the next book, Escape To You. In addition, there is even more suspense/danger following the heroine. Just from reading the blurb/teaser we got at the end of Caden’s book, I believe Trigger’s story is even darker. Sadly we won’t have that book until August. Oh what a long wait! So there will be no chance of missing the release, I pre-ordered Escape To You. 😉

My review is honest and unbiased. (Although I admit to having a soft spot for anything written my Jennifer Ryan.)

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REVIEW ~ Love And War: A Bad Boy Romance ~ By Annette Fields

LOVE AND WAR  ~  ANNETTE FIELDS

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My Rating:  5

Release Date:  April 28, 2017

Read:  April 25, 2017

Cover:  4

Genres:  Romance, Erotic, Light BDSM, Light Suspense

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

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Synopsis:

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I lost my job and my fiance in the same week, so a drink and a dirty f*ck are exactly what I need. Liam, with his killer body and stern orders for me to get on my knees, is the perfect one-night stand.

But when he cries out another woman’s name in his sleep, I’m out of there. I don’t waste my time with cheaters.

Turns out Mr. Hot Night Stand is a cop. The next night he saves my ass when I stupidly trust someone from my past. Truth be told, I can’t stop thinking about how much I want to feel his strong, protective arms around me. He’s like a drug and I can’t get enough.

I’m falling hard. But who is this woman whose named he called out in bed? Can I trust that she’s really in his past? Sure Liam’s a cop, but sometimes cops are the biggest liars of all…

LIAM

I came to the bar to drown my sorrows, not take home a girl with tons of baggage. But when I set eyes on Hazel–that dark hair, those green eyes, her ripe dangerous curves–I forget everything else but getting her in my bed.

When she kisses me, I’m hooked and can’t let go. When she begs me for more, I open a world of pleasure she never knew existed.

It’s taken me three long years to rebuild my life. I lost everything. Hazel is the first taste of sweetness I’ve had in a long time. And I don’t want to let her go.

I’ll do anything to protect her, even if she doesn’t understand my reasons. Being a cop has taught me about sacrifice. Even if doing the right thing isn’t always what it seems…

Love and War can be enjoyed as a standalone novel or as Book 2 in my Small Town Bad Boy series. No cheating, no cliffhangers and guaranteed HEA!

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My Review:

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hazel and Liam…….

This was a great book. From page one I was engaged and eagerly turning pages. The writing flowed well, the dialogue and inner monologue gave great insight into the characters minds.

Hazel finds herself back in her small hometown after making a life for herself in the city. Hazel leaves her life in the city after losing her job and then coming home to find her fiance in bed with another woman. Now back home, she has no plans yet on what she will do to move on so Hazel finds herself temporarily living with her bother and his pregnant wife. Asher and Dahlia.

Several years earlier, after a tragedy, Liam moved to the small town of Cloverville and currently works as a police officer. Liam was also running from sorrow.

Liam and Hazel both find themselves at the same bar, at the same time trying to forget the past. As soon as they meet, sparks ignite instantly. They have a strong connection that is hard to deny even though neither are looking for a relationship. And Hazel has trust issues, of course.

But Liam has secrets. Can these two find a way to be together despite the obstacles in their path?

I adored both Liam and Hazel; they were great characters. Even when they couldn’t agree on moral standards, they couldn’t deny how much they cared about each other.

There are a few elements of suspense and danger as well as a bit of violence. Liam is a fantastic hero, alpha and sexy. I loved how he was willing to do anything to protect Hazel. Hazel was a strong moral heroine. She was independent and not afraid to speak out when she thought certain circumstances called for it.

This was my first book by this author and I definitely want to read more. As a matter of fact, her previous release, Ball And Chain, features the story of Hazel’s brother, Asher and his girl, Dahlia. I can’t wait to read that one and more from Annette Fields.

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

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Review For: Wild (A Blue Falls Novella #3.5) by Stella James

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Cover:  4

Genres: Romance, Adult, Erotica, Novella

Release Day:  February 10, 2017

Read:  January 18, 2017

Told in dual POVs

Series:  Blue Falls:  Worth The Chance;  Worth The Risk;  Clipped;  Worth The Fight;  Wild;  Worth The Wait (coming soon)

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Synopsis:

Short, sexy and to the point…

Hanna Mitchell hopped on the first thing smoking out of Blue Falls the second she graduated high school. Overcome with the need to travel and sow her wild oats, she’s spent the better part of seven years living and working abroad. Enjoying new places and new experiences whenever it strikes her fancy. When her latest fun loving Irish boyfriend breaks things off, Hanna begins to realize just how restless she’s been feeling lately and suddenly she longs for home. Her sister Mona and her husband are heading out of town for a few weeks and need a house sitter. Perfect.

Brent Doyle has seen a long list of interesting things while on duty as a highway patrol officer for the Blue Falls Sheriff’s department but nothing could have prepared him for the day he pulls over a scantily clad Hanna. The girl he spent most of his childhood teasing mercilessly has grown up into a beautiful woman. One look at her and it becomes his personal mission to talk her out of her clothes and into his bed.

As it often happens, what begins as a simple arrangement soon becomes more than either party anticipated. Can Hanna learn to let go of the past and trust in herself? Is Brent willing to wait for the woman who has unexpectedly captured his heart?

Sam Elliot, a pair of handcuffs and at least one Tolkien reference help guide this unlikely couple toward their happily ever after.

18+ Due to content

Each book in the Blue Falls series can be read as a standalone but in order to fully enjoy the supporting characters and their storylines, it is shamelessly recommended that you read the books in order.

My Review:

Wild (a Blue Falls novella 3.5)Wild by Stella James

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A sexy, erotic, and sweet romance with lovable, witty, and sassy characters.

“Wild” (A Blue Falls Novella #3.5) is by author Stella James.

Wow!
For such a short book, this had everything I love in a novel. I loved Hanna and Brent! I do admit, though, that the first time I met Brent, I wanted to punch him. He was so cocky. But that bit of irk did not last long. Nope. Not at all. Brent was sexy and turned out to be sweet. Hanna was perfect from the first page. AND, she was perfect for Brent. Their chemistry was believable and oh-so-hot!

Truthfully there was nothing about this book I didn’t love. Well, maybe that I wish it was longer.

Hanna is Mona’s sister. We met Mona in the beginning of the series and more intimately in her own book, Clipped. Hanna has a wanderer’s heart and spirit. Thanks to the abandonment of her mother, she has never been able to stay in one place for very long before she’s itching to take off. Hanna loved traveling, however she wishes her ‘spirit’ will let her settle in one place. She wants what her sister and friends have; to settle down in love with a man that will love her how she is. She never dreamed that man would be the boy that teased her mercilessly when they were kids.

Brent could not believe his eyes when he saw Hanna for the first time in eight years. He thought she was sexy and stunning. I guess maybe he shouldn’t have acted like a total prick when he pulled her over for speeding. The sexy-as-sin cop that is Brent Doyle can pull me over anytime!

Needless to say Brent wanted Hanna. Badly. What he didn’t expect was wanting her for more than one night. Brent wanted Hanna to stay with him in Blue Falls forever. I loved watching the development of Brent and Hanna’s relationship turn from lust to love. Stella’s dialogue was smart and witty. The added humor was perfect. I laughed so much with this book.

“With great cock, comes great responsibility.”
“Did you just use a Spider-man reference in regard to my dick?”
“Shit, I said that out loud.”
“Yes.”

I’m going to be sorry to see this series end; thank God there is one more book to go. That said, I look forward to more smutty love from Stella James.

*Stella, every time you give me a new hero, I have a new book boyfriend. (Of course, Asher is still my guy 😉

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