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📝REVIEW📝: Save Me by Andi Jaxon & A.J. Alexander ~ 5 Stars! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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SAVE ME

BY

ANDI JAXON & A.J. ALEXANDER

Genre:  #Romance #ContemporaryRomance #Triggers *see blurb*

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Publication:  May 9th 2019

Read:  April 27th 2019  *ARC provided by L. Woods PR

POV:  FIrst-person dual perspectives

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Synopsis:

I might be the one who swore an oath to save lives, but they saved me…

Saving lives isn’t just my job, it’s my whole world. Working eighteen hour days, I live in the hospital, running from patient to patient until I encounter a mysterious woman who stops me in my tracks. Afraid of her own shadow, I quickly diagnose that not all of her injuries are physical and the helpless look in her eyes turns my world upside down.

I follow up with her, trying to convince myself that my actions are that of a concerned doctor. But it’s more than that… turns out there is more to her as well. She’s a single mom, and the fear in her eyes isn’t just for herself, but for her amazing daughter. Before I even realize what’s happening, I’m determined to save them both and it has nothing to do with oaths or medicine. First, she will have to trust me. Not just with her life, but her heart.

** TRIGGER WARNING: This story contains mention of physical and emotional abuse. Although no abuse takes place during the story it is described, at times, in detail. **

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📝My Review📝:

Save MeSave Me by A.J. Alexander

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was so intense and emotional. The characters were amazing, and I just adored Sophie!

Recently, I read my first Andi Jaxon novel and loved it. So much so that I will be adding some of her books to my summer reading list. With the exception of holiday romance, summer reading is my favorite time of the year. It’s the one time I promise myself to knock off books from my TBR, and read for pure pleasure. Not that I don’t do that already, but being a blogger/reviewer, I read many ARCs. Oh, please don’t misunderstand because I love to read for authors however, I like to just kick back and read my own selections too. Hence, one reason why I look forward to the summer.

That said…..This was my first collaboration read from Andi Jaxon and AJ Alexander. I know, right? Where have I been hiding? Under a rock, apparently. Nevertheless, I am so happy I read this book. Now I can’t wait to read an exclusive AJ Alexander novel.

This book was, for me, a darker read than I am used to. I’ll be honest, I avoid books with heavy physical abuse. (*please note, if you read the blurb that you already know that the majority of physical abuse is talked about but not actually on the pages) It breaks my heart too much. But this book came across my blog and after reading the blurb, I just knew I had to read it. Both authors did a great job at weaving this story, making it believable and giving us a well-deserved happy ending. Yes, karma is a queen not to be messed with!

I’m not going to give away any details. Not even the smallest hints. This is a book that you need to go into without too many spoilers so you can appreciate everything good that happens. It will only make the ending so much sweeter. I will tell you that the secondary characters (well not all of them) were charming and and added not only depth, but some humor to a story that is angsty and intense.

I recommend this fast-paced read. As I mentioned earlier in my review, I am looking forward to reading more from both of these authors, exclusively and collaboratively.

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

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📝REVIEW📝: Yesterday Is Ours (The Yesterday Series Book 3) by H.J. Bellus ~ My Rating: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Second Chance Romance

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Yesterday Is Ours

By

H.J. Bellus

Genre:  #SecondChanceRomance

My Rating:  4

Cover:  4

Publication:  April 23rd 2019

Read:  April 23rd 2019

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

Purchase: Amazon

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Series:  The Yesterday Series

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Synopsis:

Love struck me at a young age. Bertie Cooper owned my heart from the second grade right up until the moment I ruined everything.

I didn’t deserve her, not after what I did, so I lied and pushed her away. I took the coward’s way out and I broke her heart. Little did I know, I sentenced the rest of my days to an internal prison of hell.

I now find myself at a crossroads with the blonde beauty before me once more. And she still takes my breath away. Life just keeps on torturing me…

I’ve never believed in second chances, but I’d give anything for one with her.

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📝My Review📝:

Yesterday Is Ours (The Yesterday Series Book 3)Yesterday Is Ours by H.J. Bellus

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This has been a good month for me with finding new authors to read. Let’s face it, no matter how fast we can read, there is only so much time in our lives where we find ourselves with a lot of extra time. Especially those of us with children or those who work full time. Being a blogger I find myself overwhelmed sometimes with signups. And then there is the obligation to read and review in a timely manner. The truth is that sometimes I just want to read and forget blogging for awhile. Hey, reading is what started my path into the book community.

That said, this past month I’ve decided to reduce what I sign up to read, and read something that I choose. Don’t misunderstand because blogging is a great way to find new books. As this H.J. Bellus book came across my emails yesterday. After reading the blurb, I knew I wanted to read it. So instead of adding it, I #onclicked from Amazon. I’m so glad I did because I enjoyed this book so much. Now I have a new author to look forward to reading more of.

Yesterday Is Our was emotional. There were some dark and intense moments that brought up the angst factor. There was also so much love and an adorable little girl who, very often, stole the show. This is a second chance romance between two people who have know each other since second grade. A bad decision on the hero’s part tore them apart when they were in college. I’m going to be honest here, I was a bit confused about that situation and thought Cody could have handled it differently. One other small aspect that I didn’t much like about the book is the Cody, Cody…Junior scenario. To say it got a bit confusing is an understatement. There were several moments where I had to reread scenes because I wasn’t sure whose dialogue it was. Let me explain…..The hero’s name is Cody and the heroine’s daughter is named Cody. So little Cody decided big Cody should be called Junior. However, the heroine, Bertie, stilled called him Cody. See where I’m going here? It was a bit confusing. But that is really my only complaint because other than that I enjoyed the book. A lot. Since H.J. Bellus is new to me, I haven’t read the prior books in The Yesterday Series. I plan to though. For sure!

All that said, this was an angsty, slightly suspensuful, sweet story of second chance love.
This is my honest review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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📝REVIEW📝: Learning Curve: MM Student Teacher Romance by Andi Jaxon ~ My Rating: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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BY

ANDI JAXON

Genre:  #MMRomance  #StudentTeacherRomance  #MyFavorites #Standalone

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

My Rating:  5 

Cover:  5

Publication:  April 15th 2019

Read:  April 20th 2019

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Synopsis:

My subconscious wanted him even when logic said I shouldn’t.<>/i

Alister Bennet

Loyal, reliable… predictable even, I’ve always done what’s expected of me. Stay out of trouble, get my teaching degree and build a respectable career as a college professor. The job comes with a long list of rules and at the top of that list is no fraternizing with students. Following the rules seemed easy enough, until a dark, tortured boy sat outside my office waiting for me. His voice told me it was his grade he was worried about, but the deep onyx pools of his eyes told me more as they shook the solid ground I’d always stood on.

Am I willing to risk my career, my carefully built reputation, to help one so filled with pain I can taste it?

Benjamin Wallace

Rejected, abused, and abandoned my entire life, all I’ve ever wanted was to be accepted, loved even. I thought going to college on a scholarship would be my ticket out of hell, but nothing good ever comes without a price. As graduation nears I find myself drawn to the mysterious professor like a moth to a flame. Just one meeting with the man that has been starring in my dreams has my soul screaming for him to hold me, comfort me. A relationship isn’t just frowned upon, it’s forbidden, but the heart doesn’t always know the difference.

Can I trust my mangled heart in his perfect life when my past repeats itself or will he destroy what is left of me?

*Author’s note: This is an MM teacher-student romance with themes including abuse and kidnapping. This story ends with a HEA.*

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📝My Review📝:

Learning Curve: MM Student Teacher RomanceLearning Curve: MM Student Teacher Romance by Andi Jaxon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Absolutely amazing! One of the best books of my reading year thus far. This book has all the feels and some of those emotions were killing me. This was my first book by this author and I am excited to read more.

Being a blogger, I see many author’s names. I read many blurbs, and add many books to my TBR. This was partially what happened with this book. Except, the blurb hit me hard! There was something about it that said, “Hey, you can’t just add this book to be lost among the hundreds on your TBR. You are going to read it now!” And that is exactly what I did. Unfortunately it was late at night when I started and couldn’t keep my eyes open. But you can bet as soon as my morning coffee was in hand, I grabbed my Kindle and read on. And Oh. My God! Could this book be any more intense, emotional and tragic. I knew after the first few pages I was going on the best of literary rides. That said, what an impression to have from a new to me author. Oh, I have to read more of her books.

Alister and Sam…..
Both of these men are complex, well developed characters. I had no questions regarding their lives by the end of the book. Learning Curve was tied up nicely in a perfect happily-ever-after. One that was beyond deserved. Especially for Ben. Secondary characters added more depth and a bit of humor (from Ali’s brother Alex) which was added to lighten the mood here and there. Trust me, I needed that. Alister is a math professor and is in his late thirties. He is successful, gorgeous, loyal, loves his family and will do anything to protect those he loves. Ali isn’t looking for love because right now in his life, he feels content. So when 23 year Ben Wallace shows up at his office on the first day of classes, he is absolutely blindsided. For some reason, all of Ali’s protective instants are on full alert. There is something intensely sad and tragic behind Ben’s eyes. I don’t want to spoil any of the development of these two amazing characters so I won’t say much more.

I will tell you to be ready for an an incredible read. Have a box a tissues ready. And be prepared, because your own protective instincts will come out. If there was a way to jump through the pages and keep Ben forever safe, I would have happily done it.

This book is a must read. To all of my friends that know me, I would not recommend a book if I didn’t believe it to be amazing. So happy to have found another great author and can’t wait to read more from her!

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

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📝REVIEWS📝: The Royal Elite Heiress Duet: Protecting The Heiress & Tempting The Heiress by author Nana Malone, Contemporary Romantic Suspense ~ My rating: 5 Stars!

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PROTECTING THE HEIRESS

BY

NANA MALONE

Series:  The Royal Elite Heiress Duet Part One

Genre:  #RomanticSuspense #SecurityRomance 

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

POV:  First-person alternating perspectives

Publication:  March 19th 2019

Read:  March 29th 2019 *Purchased part one

Add To Goodreads:  The Heiress Duet

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SYNOPSIS:

All I ever wanted was family. But one mistake cost me everything I’ve ever worked for.

To get it all back, I’ll have to return home and protect the most stubborn woman on the face of the planet. To do that effectively, I’ll need to go undercover as…a Manny.

I didn’t mean to fall for her or the kid. I really should have known better. When you get this close, it’s easy to get burned.

But I’ll do anything to protect them, even if it costs me everything…again.

(Book 1 in the Royal Elite Heiress Duet)

📝MY REVIEW📝:

Protecting the Heiress (The Heiress Duet #1)Protecting the Heiress by Nana Malone

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a new to me author. And I love her! This book is the first part of a two book set. So I really can’t give a true review when this ends in a cliffhanger. I can tell you that every aspect of this book is enjoyable. The premise is so adorable, I don’t remember ever reading a book like this before. There are a lot of secondary characters in this story that have been introduced in previous related books. I have to say I am intrigued to read all those books.

So just a quick recap…..Jax and Neela…..
Jax is going undercover to protect an adorable baby girl from being kidnapped. He also has to protect this child’s guardian. And in the process, Jax will have to protect his heart as well. There is intrigue, suspense and danger. Not to mention some things I didn’t see coming. Well, I’m off to read the second book. I hate cliffhangers so I need to get my resolution before I go crazy, lol.

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

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TEMPTING THE HEIRESS

BY

NANA MALONE

Series:  The Royal Elite Heiress Duet Part Two

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

POV:  First-person alternating perspectives

Publication:  April 9th 2019

Read:  March 30th 2019  *ARC provided by Give Me Books Promotions

Add To Goodreads:  The Heiress Duet

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SYNOPSIS:

One error in judgment. That is all it took.

They say don’t mix business with pleasure, but I fell in love with the client and now I’ve lost her.

But I would do it all over again if it meant keeping her safe.

Now I’ll have to fight like hell to earn her trust again. If I don’t, it could cost both of us everything.

(Book 2 in the Royal Elite Heiress Duet)

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📝MY REVIEW📝:

Tempting the Heiress (The Heiress Duet #2)Tempting the Heiress by Nana Malone

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Just when he thought he lost everything important, Jax find himself evaluating his life and his luck. A job meant to protect a baby and her guardian turned into so much more. Jax is working for a new security firm and his end goal is to eventually get back his job as a Royal Guard. This is all he wants. His end game. But the journey he is now on will give him so much more than the job he thought he always wanted.

Neela and Jax get off to a slow start for no other reason than their relationship needs to stay professional. But as romances go, you know that doesn’t happen. While they did not jump into bed immediately, it was amazing to watch their relationship grow into something more. I loved when they finally acted on their feelings; that it was believable.

But the day after, the s**t hits the fan. Sorry no details from me. 😉

As you know, this book is part two of a duet. It is not a stand-alone. Part one ends in a cliffhanger and will leave you anxious to get your hands on part two. Luckily, the complete duet is available so you can do what I did, and read them back to back.

This book has all the feels! There is action and adventure and a few dangerous surprises along the way. This duet is actually my first read by this author. It definitely won’t be the last. I can’t wait for the next duet in this series to release. And that is thank fully soon.

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

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📝REVIEW 📝~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Bear Essentials (Shifter Town #4) by Novalee Swan ~ Genre: Paranomal Romance/Shifters, Romanctic Suspense ~ Released: December 30th 2018

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BY

NOVALEE SWAN

Genre:  #Romance #ParanormalRomance #ShifterRomance #RomanticSuspense

Series:  The Shifter Town Series Book 4

My Rating:  5

Cover:  4

Publication:  December 30th 2018

Read:  January 4th 2019

POV:  Third-person dual perspectives

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Synopsis:

She wasn’t aware of her wet, clinging clothes. Her long hair, sticking to her skin. The melting hail or the dark night. She was only aware of one thing, and he was consuming her.

CONNOR REID is complex. An alpha, taller and stronger than anyone else, who has never lost a fight. But the truth is, this grizzly bear shifter is as sweet as a summer breeze and shy as a prairie dog. He never planned to stay in Shifter Town. Then something happened that rocked his world. Her name is LILY AMARETTO.

Lily hasn’t known much kindness in her life, and never from a man. When she accepts a job working for the scariest male she’s ever seen, it’s about survival and redemption. She doesn’t want to spend her life afraid of shadows, but did she really have to start with the most lethal man in existence? That’s exactly what Connor Reid seems like to her. But there are other new and indefinable feelings that he stirs. And the things he does to her in her dreams.

What do two shy souls do when they want each other badly, but aren’t quite sure how to make it happen? 

Shifter Town is about to find out… 

Bear Essentials is the fourth book in bestselling author Novalee Swan’s Shifter Town series. It features her trademark heat and emotional intensity and is perfect for fans of Nalini Singh, Lora Leigh and Shelley Laurenston.

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📝My Review📝:

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars
Holy moly… this book! It was the best of the series thus far and one of my favorite shifter books to date.

I literally waited a long time for this book. After reading the other books in the series, I was excited for this one the most. Unfortunately, it took a while to cross my path and even then, it was by coincidence. Doesn’t matter though because I thought it was worth the wait. I love all the characters in this series but Conner and Lily are my favorites so far. I can’t give one specific reason as to why that is, only that I loved them so much.

The writing is done well. The pace is good and the sexy scenes are hot! Yep, I wanted to be Lily in those moments. Lily was very shy. Truth is, I would say more wary than shy. And she had good reasons. There are definitely some dark elements in this book and some might feel triggered by them.

Connor was so good for Lily, a great match of “opposites attract.” Although I will say that while Connor was quiet and maybe shy when it came to Lily, when it was necessary, his beast came forward to love and protect her.

If you haven’t read the previous books in this series, I do recommend that. Yes, this book can be read as a standalone, however, I think you will enjoy the story more, especially having already met the several characters from past books that are present in this one.

We were given a bit of a teaser as to what’s to come in the next book. I really hope that will come out sooner rather than later.

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

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📝REVIEW📝 ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Pan: A Neverland Novel 1) ~ By Gina Maxwell ~ Genre: Dark Fairytale Retelling ~ Release Date: January 22st 2019

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BY

GINA MAXWELL

Series:  A Neverland Novel One

Genre:  #Romance #FairytaleRetelling #Dark #Triggers (There is an attempted rape scene)

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5  *Love this cover!!!

Publication:  January 22st 2019

Read:  January 17th 2019  *ARC provided by author

POV:  First-person dual perspectives

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SYNOPSIS:

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, so I 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 as sexy mechanics. There are no fantasy elements in this world, other than the “magic” that happens between the sheets. 😉

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📝MY REVIEW📝:

Pan (a Neverland novel Book 1)Pan by Gina L. Maxwell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars!
Fantastic start to a new series. I love fairytale retellings with a dark edge. This book was Peter Pan and Wendy’s story. Because it is the first in the series the author added a lot of detail introducing us to a good number of secondary characters. I am especially looking forward to Hook’s book next.

This is not my first book by this author. I am a fan and love her books. This retelling of Peter Pan was original, entertaining and in some places, emotional. I would describe most of the elements as dark. The book jumps back to the past a few times, giving us the younger Peter and Wendy. I don’t want to go into details but I will say I loved how they met. Was it predictable? A little but but the dark aspect of this book gives us a completely different Neverland.

Wendy and Peter had perfect chemistry. I believed their story and hated when it ended. Their HEA was sweet and I smiled through it all. After all they had been through, they deserved it.

Wendy and Peter had been apart for ten years before she returned to Neverland. While Wendy was a bit wary to take up where they left off, afraid her heart couldn’t take be broken again, Peter knew exactly what he wanted. He was not going to let her walk away from him again. Of course they had to work on being together and despite someone trying to keep them apart, their love was too strong for them to fail at a second chance.

Tink and the Lost Boys, as well as Hook, and Wendy’s brothers, John and Michael, are an important part of this book. We are introduced to them when they are young children. With the exception of John and Michael, the others did not have a good childhood. In fact, it was downright awful. And if it weren’t for Peter, things could have been even worse than they already were. I am looking forward to the books featuring these characters if for no other reason but to be assured they have a happily-ever-after like Wendy and Peter.

The end of the book hinted to Hook’s book being next. He definitely needs a happy ending. From what I saw in Pan, Hook might have had the worst life growing up. I can’t wait to see what the author does with him.

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

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📝REVIEW📝 ~ Brantley’s Way: Running M Ranch #1 ~ by Author KL Donn ~ Genre: #Romance #CowboyRomance ~ Release Date: March 8th 2018 ~ 5 Stars!

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BRANTLEY’S WAY

By

KL Donn

Genre:  #Romance #CowboyRomance #SomeSuspense #Instlove

My Rating:  5

Cover:  5

Series:  Running M Ranch Book #1

POV:  First-person alternating perspectives

Kindle Edition:  184 pages

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Synopsis:

Brantley Marbury lived and breathed the life of a rancher.
The Running M Ranch, his stallions, were worth more than gold.
After losing his father he was thrust into the role of sole proprietor sooner than anticipated. He’s not complaining though.
After six generations of Marbury’s running the RMR, he knew where his life was headed.
What he didn’t know was that the girl from feed store was going to consume him deeper than the ranch. He didn’t know he was going to love her more either.

Adilynn James had dreams of getting out of Hixson, Texas from the moment she could talk.
She wanted to grow up, go to school, travel the world. Marriage and children were in the plan. Someday.
Well she grew up, she started school. Travelling didn’t happen.
Marriage and babies?
Brantley Marbury is doing his damnedest to change her mind.

Except… After one too many drinks, a deal gone bad, and a predator on the prowl, they may never make it to the marriage part of their dreams.
Let alone the babies.

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📝My Review📝:

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars!

This was definitely a book I had a hard time putting down! Too much going on and I was so engrossed in needing my happy ending. Brantley’s Way is not your typical cowboy romance. That just means the main focus in this book was not ranch life. While Brantley himself is a possessive and protective alpha, Adilynn is strong and protective as well. Unfortunately, while Ady takes care of others, there is no one taking care of her. Ady needs caring just as much as the younger brother she adores and protects as well as the horses she cares for. For all her weaknesses, I found Ady to be a remarkably strong, young woman. I admired her spirit and loyal, loving, caring personality. I hated the horrific situations she was forced to endure and I hated her mother a hundred times more. My only disappointment in this book was that I didn’t get to see karma bite Ady’s nasty mother in the a**!

There is a good deal of characters introduced in this book and I can only hope the author will write about them. Another reason I loved this book was because of my love for horses and all things cowboys. Yeah, I admit it, this is my favorite romance trope. One more plus for me is that I found a new author to stalk. While I have seen KL Donn’s name all around the book-loving community, Brantley’s Way was my first read by her. She has over twenty available books to chose from. Actually, I already know what I’ll be reading by KL Donn next. You’ll just have to wait for my next review to find out. 😉

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📝REVIEW📝 ~ 4.5 Stars! ~ Recycled Memory – A Junkyard Boys Novel ~ Author: SH Richardson ~ Genre: #Romance #SecondChanceRomance ~ Release Date: August 30th 2018

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A Junkyard Boys Novel

By

SH Richardson

Genres:  #Romance #SecondChanceRomance #DarkRomance

My Rating:  4.5

Cover:  5

Publication:  August 30th 2018

Read:  September 29th 2018

POV:  First-person alternate perspectives

Series:  Junkyard Boys:  The Junkyard Boys; The Scrapyard Man; A Junkyard Wedding; Salvaging Max; Recycled Memory

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Synopsis:

Marcus “Memory” Mecken
I fought for respect, then I fought for my country. Now I’ll fight for her.
I made a choice, one I thought was for her own good. Her future was bigger than our love, or so I thought. Years have passed when I find her working at a rundown diner and realize everything I’ve sacrificed was for nothing. That wasn’t part of the plan, and now I want answers.

Maribel Laine
I fought for love, then I fought for my sanity. Now I’ll fight to keep him away.
He made a choice to give up on us, on love, and it cost me everything . Now he’s back and looking for answers. Too bad. The girl he left behind is dead and buried. He wants answers? Well, good luck trying to find them. I’ll never tell.
He doesn’t deserve to know.

Fight for something or die for nothing.
The Junkyard Boys are forced to team up and set things right in order to help their brother bring home the only girl he has ever loved.
Can two lost lovers, torn apart for years, recycle old feelings from the past and reclaim their future? Will they fight to piece together their broken hearts, or will the past prove too much to overcome?

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My Review:

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 Stars…
This is my first book by SH Richardson and my first in the Junkyard series. Regretfully I did not read the prior books in the series. Yet. I am definitely going to, though. I felt Recycled Memory was a very tense, emotional read. I was overcome with so many feels. I felt everything from sadness and frustration to anger and fear. The angst in this book is palpable. You can’t help having that sick feeling you get in your stomach when you know something awful is coming. With that said, this book also has suspense and definitely darkness as well as some violence. One thing I cannot say is that this book was sweet and romantic.

I loved nearly every character in this book. However, there were definitely a few I wanted to jump into the pages and choke, lol. But no, I’m serious. While I haven’t read the prior books in the Junkyard series, I did not feel lost. Actually I was very intrigued by these characters and want to read the other stories, which I suspect are just as angsty.

I also want to assure you there is a happy ending.

So where to begin…Marcus and Maribel…..
These two met as twelve and fourteen years olds. Maribel was a prodigy. A young, nerdy, lonely girl. She was exceptionally brilliant and lived to please her father. Maribel had no friends, her choice. Her parents loved her but they had their priorities in the wrong places. Her sister was her worst nightmare. I thought that girl was awful. How she could treat her little sister the way she did was disgusting. There is no redeeming that girl in my opinion.

Maribel and Marcus met one day while he was fighting with a group of boys in the schoolyard. Maribel happened by and got in the middle of the fight to stop it. Did I mention she was a tiny thing? You’ll just have to read the book to learn the circumstances. But from that day forward, they became something beautiful. Even if they didn’t realize it yet. I’ll say that the first half of the book takes us back in time to experience the dynamic between these two complicated characters.

As high school comes to an end, they are torn apart by a bad decision that Marcus thought was right. Of course years later he came to regret what he did. His actions caused a crushing turn of events. Unfortunately, for Marcus, he would soon learn the devastating repercussions that his actions caused. I’ll say it now. Even though, I knew it was coming, my heart wasn’t prepared for that moment of the book. Sadly, after that, my feelings for him took a nosedive. Marcus needed to redeem himself to me as well as Maribel.

This book is very intense. Very passionate. It is not your typical cookie-cutter romance. It’s dark and angsty and I loved it. SH Richardson has a talent for pulling you in and keeping you engaged. I did not want to put this book down until I got my happily ever after. And here is where I recommend you not start this book late in the day because you will not be able to put it down either.

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

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Title: Broken Compass, Author: Jo Raven, Genre: contemporary new adult romance/reverse romance, FREE in KU! 99¢ for release week only ~ 📝Review link included 👇👇👇

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Blurb:

What if you were in love not just with one, not just with two, but with three hot guys?
And what if they wanted you back?

There are three of them. Three boys.
We’re friends. Neighbors. Our lives are linked through disaster, fear and pain.
I love them all. Not sure I can live without them. Can we just stay friends?
Can we ignore the desire flaring when we’re around each other?
Can I kiss one and not the other?
I can’t choose.
Don’t want to choose.
And I’m not sure they can, either.
This story will either end up in heartache, or as any story should: in a happy ending.

*** This is a Reverse Harem romance – that is, one girl and three boys all ending up together happy. Standalone. ***

 

 

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About the Author:

 

Jo Raven is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, best known for her series Inked Brotherhood, Damage Control and Hot Candy. She writes edgy, contemporary New Adult romance with sexy bad boys and strong-willed heroines. She writes about MMA fighters and tattoo artists, dark pasts that bleed into the present, loyalty and raw emotion. Add to that breathtaking suspense, super-hot sex scenes and a happy ending, and you have a Jo Raven original story.

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📝REVIEW📝 ~ Broken Compass ~ By Jo Raven ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 ~ Genre: NA Romance, Dark, Comtemporary, Reverse Harem, *Triggers* ~ Release Date: June 19th 2018

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