#Review “The Best Man” by Andi Burns

THE BEST MAN (Chesapeake Shores #2) by Andi Burns Release Date: June 24th   


Tricia’s Musings…

5 I choose you CROWNS

After reading and loving the IT Guy, I was very excited to see that this author was writing the second book in this interconnected series. As soon as I started reading Molly and Ev’s story, I knew I was going to thoroughly enjoy it. There’s something about this author’s writing style, her descriptive language and her clever, intelligent, yet slightly sarcastic humor that draws me in and gives me such a good feeling.

Whilst characters from the previous story appear here, The Best Man is very much it’s own book, and Molly and Ev are most definitely characters in their own right, with their own unique personalities. The chemistry between these two is very hot and although their attraction leads to several steamy moments between them, not everything about their story focuses around the bedroom, which really allows us to see their friendship and relationship develop. It flourished and blossomed in such a way that it left me in no doubt that these two were meant to be together. With just the right amount of push and pull between them, I loved how that relationship grew despite, or maybe because of, the odd difference in opinion. Molly is a strong and capable woman, warm and loving towards her many and varied family members and assorted friends.  She has an openness to her which I felt brought out the more lighthearted part of Ev’s personality. Despite a growing dissatisfaction with his job, nevertheless Ev was a hard worker and dedicated to his career. I thought the optimistic, more animated, funny side of him had been somewhat stifled, that he hadn’t got his work/life balance right until Molly came along with her sexy, sassy self and knocked him off his feet. She made him want more.

Despite being fairly easy going, Molly held very firm beliefs about love and relationships and what she needed and expected from them. Whilst they had slightly different views on what a future together should look like, I was thrilled that Molly and Ev stayed true to themselves and their principles, whilst finding a balance, a path, which suited them both. The ending to their story does not follow the traditional formula but it’s absolutely perfect for them. I don’t think I’ve ever read a story that has ended in this way. I believed in them as a couple and in their commitment to each other and I genuinely loved it.

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#Review “Hooked on Her” by Stacey Lynn

“Stacey Lynn always knows how to perfectly balance sexy and sweet.”New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne

Hooked on Her, an all-new fun and flirty forbidden romance from Stacey Lynn is out now!


Aundi’s Musings…

4 Perfect Timing Crowns

This is book 3 in Stacey’s Ice King Series, I am going to preface this by saying I have not read the other 2 this is my first book by her. Stacey has created magic with this, Tessa and Jason were amazing together and the storyline was seamless. You are pulled immediately into it from the first page and you get lost to the characters along the way.

Silly girl. If I can chase a puck flying a hundred miles across the ice she has to know I can chase—and catch—her too.

Tessa has gone through a lot over the last few years. Her ex-fiancé ended up not being anything like how she thought he was and he destroyed her and her trust in more ways than I think even she realized. After all this she goes to see her brother Sawyer who plays with the Ice Kings and he just so happens to be best friends with Jason her long time crush! Tessa even after everything she’s been through she’s trying to figure out her life and what she actually want’s now that she’s no longer with her fiancé.
The only thing that bothered me about her is that she talks about how she’s been in love with Jason since she was 17 and she dreams about him all the time but never actually thought he could like her or want to be with her. I absolutely get this, especially if you fought epically all the time with your crush, I wouldn’t think he’d like me either. However, after Jason makes it clear that he wants to be with her; she pushes him away and is super standoffish and doesn’t believe him and doesn’t know if she wants to be with him. I would think that after the way she talked about being in love with him, when he finally confesses to wanting to be with her, she would be with him. I understand being scared because her fiancé broke her heart, but she was over that relationship long before it actually ended. So this felt like trying to make drama where it wasn’t necessary.

“Jesus,” she whispers and I laugh. And I think she means God, so I tell her I’d prefer if she called me that which earns a soft laugh from her.

Jason is amazing he has the biggest heart and he is so understanding when it comes to Tessa. But he also is super impatient because he’s been waiting forever for her and so he’s all gung ho with trying to get her to see him as more. He had me laughing and swooning during legit the whole book. Jason is the guy that knows what he wants and goes for it 100% and he wants Tessa. He doesn’t play fair and while Tessa tries to keep some distance between them, Jason is there every step of the way blocking those plans.

“Everything Okay?”
“You should really warn a girl you’re prancing around almost naked in your own apartment. It’s a hazard.”

Overall, I enjoyed this story. This is definitely a fun light read with not a lot of angst involved. Jason and Tessa were amazing together. I do wish there was more closure with her ex-fiancé but this story will keep you entertained throughout.

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#Review “The Pawn” by T.M. Frazier

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Pawn, the highly-anticipated conclusion to The Pawn Duet from USA Today bestselling author T.M. Frazier, is available now!


Tricia’s Musings…

4 love is the only truth that matters CROWNS

Pawn jumps straight back into the story from where Pike left off, as Mickey pushes forward with her plans for revenge.

I guess because of the storyline, its premise, the romance and relationship between Mickey and Pike was inevitably going to take a back seat to the revenge once Mickey made the decision to return to the compound. Although they made the most of getting together wherever and whenever the opportunity presented itself, (cue hot and heavy scenes), nevertheless overall I did feel there was a disconnect between this couple. There was a certain lack of communication but for me, although frustrating at times, it fitted the story and didn’t drag on. I love a suspenseful read and I loved that side of this story with its several shocking revelations and bomb shell moments that I did not see coming.

The business of revenge is a serious one but I loved the contrast between the unexpected and lighthearted, albeit irreverent, humor, courtesy of Preppy and Nine and the heavier topics in the book. A little light relief in the midst of all the mayhem. I think the world was a different place when the author first plotted this story and the fact that it ended up being rather relevant to current events must have proved to be an unexpected challenge. A challenge which, by showing us the conclusions Mickey comes to and the toll it takes on her, I believe Ms Frazier more than rose to. Mickey’s realisation about her motives for revenge, that payback in itself wasn’t enough, was thought provoking, really well thought out and well executed.

This story certainly didn’t take the direction I expected it to and I enjoyed it all the more because of that. I love these visits to Logan Beach, to have the opportunity to explore new stories with new couples and to catch up with more familiar residents from this series. I really hope this isn’t the last we see of this motley crew.

ARC review

Aundi’s Musings…

4 You’re My Constant CrownsT.M Frazier has crafted a Mind-Blowing one of a kind read that is laced with pure grit and raw determination. Pike and Mickey are caught in between The World and The Reich, with no idea how to come out of this situation not only alive but together. I loved Every. Single. Second of this fast paced Romance that is guaranteed to leave you breathless.

But promises are the sweetest lies.

This book is rife with all the twist and turns that you can handle. Bringing the story full circle, and telling of how The Reich came to be. T.M Frazier will have you braced on the edge of your seat, with your heart racing and your pulse humming, just waiting to see what’s going to happen next. And with every new revelation she will have your stomach in knots just twisting and twisting until you can’t take anymore just waiting for the EPIC conclusion to this duet.

Pike looks and smells like a woman’s version of a wet dream.

This book had me falling more in love with Pike with his unyielding loyalty and complete selflessness and Mickey for her resolve and utter dedication. Their love story isn’t pretty, it’s not hearts and rainbows. It’s real and raw filled with passion, opposition and unrelenting hunger. The pure possessiveness that pours off Pike during this book brings a whole new layer and heat to this story. You can feel that possession and need seep from the pages every time they are in the same room, it coats every ounce of space around them filling and growing fueling the need within him to claim and own Mickey for him and him alone. It’s enough to set your Kindle a flame with the intensity of it and was one of my favorite things about this book. It really cemented their connection for me, tethering them together in the catastrophic storm they are fighting.

My war has a bigger meaning. A bigger purpose. And that purpose isn’t just revenge. It’s humanity.

I think T.M handled the delicacy of this story with grace and fortitude, it took a lot of courage to complete this book in the times we are currently facing and with such precision and honesty. This story ended up being so much more than I had anticipated, it isn’t just a love story, it’s a story of redemption, understanding, and acceptance. It’s a story that leaves you with something to think about and tackles things prevalent today. This is the perfect conclusion to this heart stopping duet!!

Voluntarily Reviewed an Advanced Complimentary Copy

Sarah’s Musings…

4 CROWNS

I really did enjoy the second book in the duet much more than book one. The physical connection between Pike and Mickey was fire, Preppy moments are always comedic and hilarious, and it had really good themes and topics.

Pike is a really great guy, and I think that is why I always love a Frazier hero. They are rough and tumble and criminal, for the most part, but they have hearts and love fiercely. Pike has so many great and caring qualities.

Mickey is a good heroine. She is resolute in her beliefs, but always has the ability to learn and change and evolve. She is good representation of how even when you are so smart, you still can learn.

There is a side character introduced who I really ended up loving and I would enjoy getting his HEA. (No spoilers so the name is withheld)

Here is where it fell apart a bit for me. Parts of plot, important parts, were rushed. I would have loved to see these big moments fleshed out, see the plan fall into place, the group of people working together. Three characters in particular are parts of the plan but we don’t see them actually plan or be a part of the anything. It all just felt rushed. I wanted more details, more story.

Overall, this is a good duet. I’m a huge fan of the world, I loved Mickey and Pike, and the story had really good messages about racism and evolution of thought.

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***as a side note, there were major consistency issues in the ARC. Please note this is an ARC, so they may have been fixed in the final published copy and IT DID NOT AFFECT MY REVIEW OF THE BOOK. My review focuses on the story of the book, character development, etc.

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#NewRelease for the Week of June 28, 2020

Another week is upon us and that means another list of new releases in romance.  Make sure you also check out my #soontodrop post to see which books being released this week I am most excited about sharing with you.

Don’t forget about the three e-book opportunities that happen every week:

1. Go to my Facebook page for your chance to win an e-book copy of one of the many new releases being published this week!

2. Comment on any post on this website throughout the week in order to enter to win an ebook from your own TBR ($5.99 Limit). Each comment is an entry, so make sure to comment multiple times throughout the week.

3. Join my reader group to enter the third and final new release e-book giveaway.


  • 6/30 – Daring and the Duke – Sarah MacLean
  • 6/30 – To Catch an Earl – Kate Bateman
  • 6/30 – Making Whoopie – Erin Nicholas
  • 6/30 – Absolute Power – Jeana E. Mann
  • 6/30 – Play My Game – Lara Adrian
  • 6/30 – Code Name: Ghost – Sawyer Bennett
  • 6/30 – Hard to Handle – K. Bromberg
  • 6/30 – One Foot in the Grave – Denise Grover Swank
  • 6/30 – Legacy – Helen Hardt
  • 6/30 – Defending Raven – Susan Stoker
  • 6/30 – Pierced Hearts Duet – M. Robinson
  • 6/30 – Blacklist – Geneva Lee
  • 6/30 – Rapper’s Delight – Kenya Goree-Bell
  • 6/30 – Only with You – Lea Coll
  • 6/30 – Kiss Me in the Dark (anthology)
  • 6/30 – The Reaper – RuNyx
  • 7/1 – Descent – Liza James
  • 7/2 – Wild Night – Mari Carr
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#SoontoDrop Most Anticipated Reads

My most anticipated releases of the week are here!  Make sure you check them out, add them to your TBR, and pre-order as soon as possible.  They are the books I am dying to read or the books I am raving about!


Classified AMAZON

Classified is the final book of the Elite Series and should only be read after book one, Danger Zone, and book two, Need for Speed.

They train to serve their country.

They strive to be the best.

But only a select few can be…

The Elite

* * *

MATEO MORGAN

CALL SIGN: SOLO

Reckless, arrogant, and bold, Solo is as known in the U.S. Navy for his bad-boy reputation as he is for his skills as a fighter pilot. It’s a surprise to his peers, then, when he’s chosen to train and compete at the most prestigious naval aviation academy in the world.

MISSION RULES:

  1. Kick everyone’s ass.
  2. Do whatever it takes to win.
  3. Do your best to distract the competition.
  4. Especially when that competition is a gorgeous blue-eyed perfectionist who makes your blood run hot.

* * *

GRANT HUGHES

CALL SIGN: PANTHER

Disciplined, smart, and confident, Panther can’t afford not to play by the rules. As the son of a top Navy commander, all eyes are on him, and being anything less than number one is unacceptable.

MISSION RULES:

  1. Keep it safe in the air.
  2. Prove you’re more than Commander Hughes’s son.
  3. No distractions. Stay focused.
  4. Don’t fall for your competition—especially not the rebellious heartbreaker with lips made for sinning.

In the heat of the hot California sun, tempers flare and desires ignite as Solo and Panther try to resist their attraction while fighting to be number one.

With passion this intense, the question remains:

Who’s gonna come out on top?

Pre-order your copy today!

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#NewReleases for the Week of June 21, 2020

Another week is upon us and that means another list of new releases in romance.  Make sure you also check out my #soontodrop post to see which books being released this week I am most excited about sharing with you.

Don’t forget about the three e-book opportunities that happen every week:

1. Go to my Facebook page for your chance to win an e-book copy of one of the many new releases being published this week!

2. Comment on any post on this website throughout the week in order to enter to win an ebook from your own TBR ($5.99 Limit). Each comment is an entry, so make sure to comment multiple times throughout the week.

3. Join my reader group to enter the third and final new release e-book giveaway.


  • 6/22 – This Time Tomorrow – Tessa Bailey
  • 6/22 – Loud Mouth – Avery Flynn
  • 6/22 – Forbidden with Me – Leigh Lennon
  • 6/22 – Power Surge – Kennedy L. Mitchell
  • 6/22 – Cruel Water – Dee Palmer
  • 6/23 – Wild Highway – Devney Perry
  • 6/23 – Classified – Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine
  • 6/23 – Party of Two – Jasmine Guillory
  • 6/23 – Take a Hint Dani Brown – Talia Hibbert
  • 6/23 – Secret’s of the World’s Worst Matchmaker – Piper Rayne
  • 6/23 – Surrender – Rachel Van Dyken
  • 6/23 – Something Like Perfect – S.C. Stephens
  • 6/23 – Charming Like Us – Krista & Becca Ritchie
  • 6/23 – Forever Only Once – Carrie Ann Ryan
  • 6/23 – A Reckless Note – Lisa Renee Jones
  • 6/23 – Something About that Boy – Lani Lynn Vale
  • 6/23 – All My Loving – Marie Force
  • 6/23 – The Rockstar’s Baby Bargain – Lili Valente
  • 6/23 – Charmed (1001 Dark Nights) – Lexi Blake
  • 6/23 – Test Drive – Samantha Chase
  • 6/23 – Hooked on Her – Stacey Lynn
  • 6/23 – Hot and Heavy – Erika Wilde
  • 6/23 – Defining Darkness – KE Osborn
  • 6/24 – The Best Man – Andi Burns
  • 6/24 – Fraud – Lily White
  • 6/25 – Make Me Hate You – Kandi Steiner
  • 6/25 – Pawn – T.M. Frazier
  • 6/25 – Campfire Chaos – K. Webster
  • 6/25 – Seducing the Enemy – Shayla Black
  • 6/25 – Queen of the Night – Emily Goodwin
  • 6/25 – Hostile Territory – Marie James
  • 6/25 – Color Me Pretty – B. Celeste
  • 6/25 – Empire of Lies – Whitney G.
  • 6/25 – Like You – Rachel Leigh
  • 6/25 – Forbidden Fruit – Dani Rene
  • 6/26 – Boss in the Bed Sheets – Kate Canterbary
  • 6/26 – Blocked – Jacob Chance
  • 6/26 – Show Time – Tawna Fenske
  • 6/26 – Melodic Madness – Natalie Bennett
  • 6/6 – Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend -Lauren Blakely
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#Review “Rich Prick” by Tijan

“Blaise is the perfect rich prick to fall in love with! One of my fav reads in 2020!”
– Ilsa Madden-Mills, Wall Street Journal Bestselling author

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Rich Prick, an all-new not-to-be-missed, opposites-attract standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Tijan, is available now!


Aundi’s Musings…

5 Crowns 

Tijan has done it again, Rich Prick is simply Unputdownable!!! I devoured this book cover to cover in one sitting and I did not want it to end. I am obsessed with the world of Fallen Crest and I was so excited to be back. Tijan’s words have the ability to render you completely useless, the second you open one of her books you are lost to the world she has created unable to come back until you are finished. And I. Loved. Every. Second. Of. It!!! 

This is a standalone but there are some overlapping characters from the Fallen Crest world. 

One kiss from him had me hooked. He was like crack. My body was now fully on sexual conditioning response. 

One of the things that I love most about Tijan’s hero’s is that they can be complete and utter Alphaholes. Without a doubt they just present themselves as unattainable and brooding with the ability to destroy with either words or fists and Blaise is no different. But it’s how they treat the woman in their lives that really get’s you. Once one of her characters falls for someone they are done, there’s no coming back. And they will protect what’s theirs without question. It’s this loyalty and possessiveness that holds her characters on a different level, and that pure ownership is so freaking HOT!! And, you just know that if you were ever on the receiving end of one of her hero’s radars, you’d never be the same, and that is one heady feeling that is solely Tijan….

“She’s mine, Mara. She’s just…She’s mine.”

Aspen reminded me a lot of Sam just in the sense that she didn’t really have friends and she was okay with that. She’s not fake she is who she is and she’s completely fine. I adored Aspen because of this. She doesn’t need to be the center of attention she doesn’t even want to be. Tijan always writes such different and quirky heroines, she has written some of my favorites for this reason. None of them are the same, they may have similarities but each one is so different. And she has you easily falling in love with these ladies because they are so different. Her heroines always feel as if you could easily be friends with them and you want so badly to be a source of comfort for them. Aspen has gone through a lot and she’s dealing with her new reality to the best of her ability. You will seriously want to just wrap this girl up in a blanket and give her the biggest hug and tell her everything will be fine. That’s the kind of connection you get with her characters. 

I was addicted to Blaise. And his wonderful hands. And his cock. Yes, totally addicted. I’d go through withdrawals if he ever stopped touching me. 

Tijan has always been one of my all-time favorite authors, each knew book and each knew character reminds me why that is. With ease she pulls you into every story and holds you completely captivated until your done. There aren’t many authors who can make you lose track of time while reading because you are so engrossed in their words, but Tijan does without fail Every. Single. Time!! You’ll fall in love with not only her characters but the worlds that she has created never wanting to return. 

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#Review “The Dare” by Elle Kennedy

The fourth and final book in the New York Times and international bestselling Briar U series from Elle Kennedy is coming June 16, 2020!


Aundi’s Musings…

5 Dare Crowns

This is the perfect conclusion to the Briar U series. I have loved every one of these stories; the humor, the relationships, the ups and the downs were all done spectacularly always leaving you with a smile on your face. And The Dare is no different Elle has crafted a beautifully written Fake Relationship Romance that will have your heart aching and then smiling with Elle’s signature humor interlaced throughout. You will not want this story to end!  

His husky laughter elicits another shiver. I need to stop being so…aware of him. It’s like my body has locked in on his frequency and now responds to his every move, every sound. 

I love Conner his character is endearingly sweet and so funny. Conner has dual sides to him that are at a constant battle. He wants to come off as easy going and happy all the time. But his inner demons sneak up on him from time to time, that duality gave him so many more layers. You could easily have written him off as a player but when he meets Tyler, she intrigues him in a way that no one else ever has. He was all in with her from the start and didn’t even question what was going on. His constant reassurances to Tayler made my soul weep, it was seriously the sweetest thing to read. He was always trying to build her up and get her to see herself how he saw her (Insert all the swooning). 

“Feel how hard I am?” He groans softly.

“That’s all you. You’re the stuff of my fantasies.”

Tayler had her own demons she was having to deal with throughout. I felt for her on a soul deep level, and it’s this visceral connection that had my heart aching for her. I wanted to so badly to reach into this story and shake this girl to get her to understand just how awesome she is. Tayler is the type of character that you immediately like, she’s sweet, funny and so smart. She knows what she wants in life and she is determined to get it. Conner was an unexpected detour on the road she was on. But he is was most assuredly a hot sweaty detour. 

And before I can blink, he kisses me, all his regret and conviction distilled into the warm engulfing sensation of our lips meeting. 

Elle is without a doubt Queen of College Romances, she has created such a consuming series with Briar U. Every new story pulls you in from the prologue and holds you captivated until the very last word. Conner and Taylor are angsty perfection, their road is not an easy one, but it is wholly them. And I loved every second of it. Were there times I wanted to reach in a shake some sense into them, of course. But that just makes for a more engrossing story. If you love College Romances than look no further! 

Voluntarily Reviewed an Advanced Complimentary Copy. 

Sarah’s Musings…

3.5 CROWNS

BRIAR U is one of my very favorite worlds, like I want Elle Kennedy to write in it forever, and this particular couple was definitely different from previous ones.

Connor is charming. He says absolutely every single thing a man should say to a woman. You literally can’t help but love him, and I enjoyed that he had his own insecurities and issues that made him feel unworthy, even though they manifested differently.

Taylor will be relatable to any female who deals with body insecurities. I loved that her insecurities came in a subliminal manner, which is generally how it goes, and was then exacerbated by petty females. Her character definitely shed a lot of light on body image issues. I found myself feeling empathetic with her and her plights.

That being said, I didn’t feel there was substantial growth between the characters. The insecurities they both have continue to come up time and again, even very close to the very end. What kind of saved the story for me was the relationship between Connor and Taylor. When they are good, they are so good. I enjoyed their chemistry and banter. I also LIVED for the ending. It held some very relevant themes females struggle with, and I loved that she took her future in her hands with the support of those who loved her.

Was this my favorite of the series? No, it wasn’t, but it was well written, and it held a lot of merit in terms of social issues plaguing females in today’s world. Definitely worth a read.

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#Review “The Change Up” by Meghan Quinn

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The Change Up by Meghan Quinn

Release Date: June 11th | Genre: Contemporary Romance

Photographer: Michelle Lancaster | Cover Design RBA Designs


Aundi’s Musings…

5 Rebels Crowns

This right here is what I love about Meghan Quinn; this book had me laughing out loud to the point I almost couldn’t breathe and had so much tension and steam it almost melted my Kindle. Maddox and Kinsley are Friends to Lovers PERFECTIION!!! You without a doubt need this book in your life. 

I want to decompress with her after a long road trip. I want to feel her body pressed up against mine while we watch a movie, or share one of her weird vegan desserts that she claims will change my life but only makes me wonder if she was born without taste buds. 

I’ve been waiting for Maddox’s book since he was first introduced. This brooding bad boy of baseball has been on my number one list of anticipated reads and I could not be happier. I absolutely died for him, getting to see what he is like outside of baseball and with those he truly trusts was such an amazing thing to see. I loved seeing into the person he is and not the persona. He has a huge heart and a kinky side that I am all about. And the way he is with Kinsley will have your heart melting all over the floor. This man is a force to be reckoned with I don’t know how she didn’t jump his bones so much sooner. 

“Scared in a good way or bad way? Because I’m scared too, babe. I’m terrified of the way I feel for you. It’s so strong. It feels like I can actually taste my need for you.”

I loved Kinsley she is this super quirky vegan who spends her time trying to save the world. Her heart is huge and she cares so much for all those around her. She’s been friends with Maddox since they were five and you can tell how strong that friendship is in the interactions between them. I loved that she is so unapologetically her.  It’s one of my favorite things about her, that and when she get’s Maddox to try things that are Vegan! This woman is so comfortable in her skin it’s so refreshing to see, I loved her strength of self. But also, her vulnerability that really only seems to come out with Maddox, this is one of the things I adored about their relationship.

The fantasies I had about him are shameful. The staring I partook in, embarrassing. The love I fell in, unstoppable.

I absolutely LOVE Meghan her words will seamlessly pull you straight into her stories and hold you captive until the very last word. Her balance of humor and steam is impeccable and should definitely come with a warning label not to read at work for fear of laughing out loud! Every time I pick up one of her books I know I’m in for a ride and this book is no different. If you’re looking for a friends to lovers romance that will have you smiling like a crazy person than look no further. 

Voluntarily Reviewed an Advanced Complimentary Copy 

Sarah’s Musings…

5+ REBEL CROWNS

Omg! Without a doubt my favorite Meghan Quinn book and my favorite hero. My heart belongs to Maddox, and I don’t ever want it back.

Maddox. Slayer of hearts. Rebel pitcher. Too hot to touch. Lord, I couldn’t help but fall in love with this man. His love of Kinsley and all her parts just made me swoon. He accepts, appreciates and cherished her, and I couldn’t help but love him.

Kinsley was such a great heroine. I love her infectious and lovable attitude, her need to save the earth, and her love of animals. She was irresistible and completely charming.

These two together are too cute. From the moment they are together, there is immediate chemistry and connection because they have been best friends their whole lives. And while I thought Meghan would kill me slowly with anticipation, the pay off was worth it.

I’m not going to lie and any that the crash and burn didn’t hurt. That climax and the falling action shattered my heart into one million pieces, but my man Maddox knows how to grovel, and grovel he did. The epilogue has me grinning so hard. My heart was so full and happy.

This standalone series just gets better and better! I seriously cannot get enough of this world, and it has officially become my favorite Quinn standalone world. This will be a favorite of 2020 for sure.

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#SoontoDrop Anticipated Reads of the Week

My most anticipated releases of the week are here!  Make sure you check them out, add them to your TBR, and pre-order as soon as possible.  They are the books I am dying to read or the books I am raving about!


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Synopsis:

I promised her that I’d live my best life once I was free.

It was that promise that led me to Voyeur–to Daniel.

What better place to conquer my fear of intimacy than a club that allows you to watch? Who better to help me than the owner himself?

On night one, my past comes roaring back, urging me to run like I always had before.
This time I ran into his arms.

With my fear still clinging to my skin, he brushed it away and made his own promise.

“I’ll teach you.”

His promise turns to friendship. A friendship turns to passion.

We didn’t know what to do with that passion— between the not-so-broken girl and the man who promised to never love again.

Daniel and I started because of a promise, and I hoped that we wouldn’t end because of one too.

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#NewReleaes Coming the Week of June 15, 2020

Another week is upon us and that means another list of new releases in romance.  Make sure you also check out my #soontodrop post to see which books being released this week I am most excited about sharing with you.

Don’t forget about the three e-book opportunities that happen every week:

1. Go to my Facebook page for your chance to win an e-book copy of one of the many new releases being published this week!

2. Comment on any post on this website throughout the week in order to enter to win an ebook from your own TBR ($5.99 Limit). Each comment is an entry, so make sure to comment multiple times throughout the week.

3. Join my reader group to enter the third and final new release e-book giveaway.


  • 6/15 – Teacher – Fiona Cole
  • 6/15 – At Her Command – Joey W. Hill
  • 6/15 – Rich Prick – Tijan
  • 6/16 – The Dare – Elle Kennedy
  • 6/16 – The Player Next Door – K.A. Tucker
  • 6/16 – Knockin Boots – Willow Winters
  • 6/16 – Carried Away – P. Dangelico
  • 6/16 – Hooking Him – Aurora Rose Reynolds
  • 6/16 – Faked – Karla Sorensen
  • 6/16 – Hard Pass – Sara Ney
  • 6/16 – Fifth a Fury – Pepper Winters
  • 6/16 – Animal – Ker Dukey
  • 6/17 – A Little Bit Wicked – Melissa Foster
  • 6/18 – Kitty Valentine Dates a Doctor – Jillian Dodd
  • 6/18 – Agony – Kaylee Ryan
  • ???? – I Dare You – Lylah James
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#Review “Loner” by Harloe Rae

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LONER by Harloe Rae

Release date: June 11th

Cover designer: Book Cover Kingdom | Photographer: Rafa G. Catala | Model: Christian Perez


Aundi’s Musings…

4 Sweetly Silent Crowns

Harloe has crafted a wonderful Enemies to Lovers small town romance that will give you all the feels and more. This delightful feel good romance is low on the angst and gives you just the right amount of off the charts tension to have you furiously swiping the pages to find out what’s going to happen next.

He smells like a bad boy wrapped in a doable dose of trouble and danger. 

Crawford (Ford) is the town recluse finding comfort in solitude. He owns an auto shop outside of town that is just far enough away from everyone that he only needs to see people when they come to him. Ford definitely reminded me of Trey from Gent with his gruff attitude and need to be left alone. But his surly demeanor is no match for the beautiful little girl Millie who also doesn’t really like talking to people and is very much a quite child. I loved the connection that Ford and Millie have it was the sweetest thing to watch them together knowing that they have this same inclination and have found someone who intrinsically understands their need to not talk. Ford is abrasive and aloof but whenever he’s around Millie they have their own language and it will pull at all of your heartstrings and leave your ovaries in overdrive with the sweetness of it. This link is ultimately what get’s Keegan she tries to not fall under his spell but she’s no match for them.

If she’s the flame, I’ll gladly sacrifice myself as a moth. 

Keegan has come to town in order for her to escape her poor choices in men. Because of this she has built walls around her heart to make sure that no man hurts her or Millie again. I loved the fierce momma bear who is just trying to do the right thing but ultimately doesn’t know what that is because her daughter just doesn’t want to talk to people. You can see that it frustrates her a little that her daughter so easily talks to Ford and has this relationship with him that’s completely separate from her. But you can see that she also loves that her daughter finally has someone she can be herself with, without any judgements. And it’s their connection that helps to breakdown her walls and let Ford in. I loved watching their relationship grow and become so much more than either anticipated but that they both so desperately needed to help repair their hearts. 

The kiss isn’t a gentle show of affection. It’s a brand, possessive and meant to leave a mark. 

Harloe is queen of writing broken bad boys with wounded souls and Ford is no different. This book is guaranteed to tear straight through your heart leaving you desperate for more. I loved Ford and his surly attitude meant to deflect and send people on there way and the little girl and her mother who ultimately broke down every wall he had and helped to mend his heart!!

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#Review “Titan” by Shantel Tessier

Titan, an all-new, must-read dark and twisted romance from bestselling author Shantel Tessier is available now!


Aundi’s Musings…

5 Kingdom Crowns

This is the first book in the Dark Kings series by Shantel Tessier and she does not disappoint. This book is dark and gritty with ruthless kings and the woman that bring them to their knees. I loved every minute of this heart pounding descent into the Kings underworld. 

She’s mine now. I’ve waited long enough for her; he’s not getting his hands on her again. 

I love dark romance it’s one of my favorite genres and this book is beyond anything that I could have imagined. Shantel pulled zero punches with this letting us get down and dirty with these boys. I’m obsessed with the emotions that occur when reading a dark romance, the forbidden aspects of it, and the depravity and this book has all that in spades. 

My lips find hers frantically. I can taste the alcohol in her kiss, and I swallow her in hopes to get drunk.

I knew Shantel could write some hot scenes, but holy lord this book goes above and beyond. I legit thought my Kindle was going to burst into flames. The tension and build up between Titan and Emilee was intense but when that tension culminated I had to set my Kindle down and take a deep breath, cause damn woman that was HOT!!!

I loved Emilee her strength and resilience was inspiring. Even when her world was falling apart, and she felt completely alone she was strong, stronger than most and stronger than she gives herself credit for. And the resistance she shows against Titan was EPIC she never let him take control or decide for her, she did that all on her own showing him that she really is a Queen. 

She’ll run. I know her well enough to know that she will take off. That’s just what she does. What she knows. She can try and hide all she wants, but I’ll find her. No matter where she goes. A king always finds his queen.

Titan was pure male aggressiveness in the most Alpha way. You do not cross this man he wears his dominance like a second skin. Just being in the same room with him you can feel it. And when he sets his sights on you be prepared to give this man any and everything that he wants, because you know you are in for the ride of your life. 

Shantel has crafted a gritty all-consuming read that will have you caught up and enthralled with all things King. From start to finish this book will have you completely entertained, with hot scenes, violence and romance all twisted up with Shantel’s signature style. If you love dark romance then this book is for you…..

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#Review “Kiss to Conquer” by Anna B. Doe

Kiss To Conquer is a brand new enemies-to-lovers NA sports romance! Available now!


Aundi’s Musings…

4 Forgiveness Crowns

I love College romance it’s one of my favorite troupes, so needless to say I was excited for this. Anna has created a wonderfully complex Enemies to Lovers romance that will have your heart aching. I love broken characters they bring so much more depth to stories for me and Anna has created a superb one in Callie.

Callie sucks in sharply, the soft wheezing sound filling the silence. And it’s like she sucked in all the air that’s between us because suddenly, I can’t breathe either. 

I loved the journey that Callie had to take, this girl has gone through something so very terrible but she’s trying to get better. She has strength in spades but it’s hard for her to see that due to the type of person she was before. And after what happened to her, she very easily could have taken the easy way out, but she didn’t she chose her path because she knew she needed to and that in itself bleeds strength. I could only imagine how hard to was for her. I love characters that others would deem too broken and move on, these characters are my favorites because they have so much more to give if you just take the chance. Characters like Callie bring a refreshing view and dynamic to stories. 

She slays me to my very core. Every look. Every word. It’s my undoing. She is my undoing. 

Hayden (Hades) Watson is the star wide receiver with NFL goals on his mind. But what I like the most about him is the good guy you know he’s hiding underneath. You accept that something happened to make him this brooding jerk of a person. But each time he’s around Callie that other guy slowly gets pulled out to the surface. You want to see the guy that she knew back in high school because that guy is worth all the professional football players combined. They try to fight the connection that they have, each for their own reasons, but when your connection runs soul deep there is nowhere for you to go. 

“Being with you…it makes me feel alive. Like for the first time in so long, I can finally breathe.”

I really enjoyed this story; Anna is a new author for me and I’m glad I took the chance. This story is complex and emotional with the ability to bring you to your knees. And even though at times it lagged a bit I was still enthralled with the storyline and side characters. I can’t wait to see were she takes us next. 

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#Review “Sea of Ruin” by Pam Godwin

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Sea Of Ruin by Pam Godwin
Genre: 
dark, historical romance
Publication Date: April 28, 2020


Aundi’s Musings…

5 Complete Ruin Crowns

I have just died a thousand deaths while reading this book. This is my first ever historical romance and I am so glad I started here, because damn this book had me all up in my feelings. Pam has crafted such a beautifully written story that is sure to sweep you away on a sea of angst, love, and devastation. 

He was the sea, Rough, Dangerous, Dependable. No matter how far he traveled or how long he stayed away, he always returned to me. 

This book was so much more than I could have wanted, and everything that I didn’t know I needed. Bennett is a fierce heroine her strength is so pure and strong she commands attention whenever and wherever she goes. This woman holds grown men captive with just her words but gains their loyalty with her passion. She belongs to the sea and the sea belongs to her. She feels it in her blood ever present, running through her veins. She’s a woman captain which does not happen often if ever. But there was never question about her ability to run a ship. I absolutely loved this, Pam created this character that shows just how strong and capable we as woman are, you truly can be anything you want if you want it enough! I’m obsessed with this empowerment I got from Bennett in this book. 

We were meaningful together. Intricate. An unlikely bond formed in the dwelling of souls. 

Priest and Ashley are two of the most delectable heroes I’ve read in a long time. They are both completely different yet work together perfectly. I loved this dichotomy between them. Ashley is a gruff brooding commodore with superior breeding and Priest is a rogue pirate with unparalleled charm. They both are equally dangerous in their own ways and watching how the interact with Bennett you can see that difference. Except in the possessive way they claim her, that is the only time they are exactly the same and every time it’s the hottest thing you’ll see. 

I realized, truly comprehended, just how very destructive this man was on my life. He hadn’t just physically captured me. He’d besieged my emotions, my reasoning, and he was on his way to imprisoning my soul. 

I know I don’t have any basis for comparison as this was my first, but Pam has created something spectacular with this book. I was immediately enraptured with the story from the very first page and I furiously blew through the pages dying to know what was going to happen next. This book will take you through Every. Single. Emotion. you have wringing everything from you until there is nothing left. I fell in love with every character and every moment. If you’ve never read historical romance before START HERE! I didn’t think this would be my thing I’m so glad I took the chance; Pam has created a lifelong convert and obsessive fan with this one story.  

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#NewRelease “Thoroughly Whipped” by Tillie Cole

Release Date: 9th June (Platform Wide) 

Genre: Romantic ~Comedy

Cover by: Murphy Rae Designs & Ashley Illustrations


Sarah’s Musings…

5 YES, SIR CROWNS

THIS BOOK. Let me tell you why this is five stars for me. I’ve been in a rut. Reading has felt like a job, thing to cross off of my to do list. Thoroughly Whipped reminded me why I love reading and that books are an escape.

Henry is the cold, stuck up aristocrat, but he is so much more. The glimpses we see of him when he is with Faith melted my heart. This man owned me because he was vulnerable, making him the perfect mixture of strong and dominant and vulnerable and loving.

Faith was utterly hilarious. I laughed out loud at her antics, her one liners, and her clumsiness. I loved the ideals she lived by. She embodies what I respect in a female character – owns her sexuality, smart and successful in her career, and doesn’t back down.

To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this novel. I love that Tillie Cole jumps around in tropes, and the sex club and rom com was something new. I didn’t know how she would blend these worlds but she did, and she did it so well.

I will say that if you follow me predictable plots are usually a deduction in my rating, so even though it is pretty clear how it is all going to work out for the most part, it didn’t effect my love of the book. My love for the characters, their relationship, and the final HEA owned my heart. The other stuff didn’t matter and didn’t take away from my love of the book.

This book is hilarious, steamy, and pure entertainment. I couldn’t put it down, and it gave me the much needed escape I desperately needed. I would highly recommend this one. It is sure to be A favorite of 2020.

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#CoverReveal “Classified” by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

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Classified, the highly-anticipated conclusion to the action-packed contemporary MM The Elite Series from USA Today bestselling authors Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine, is coming June 23rd and we have the hot-as-sin cover!


Classified AMAZON

Classified is the final book of the Elite Series and should only be read after book one, Danger Zone, and book two, Need for Speed.

They train to serve their country.

They strive to be the best.

But only a select few can be…

The Elite

* * *

MATEO MORGAN

CALL SIGN: SOLO

Reckless, arrogant, and bold, Solo is as known in the U.S. Navy for his bad-boy reputation as he is for his skills as a fighter pilot. It’s a surprise to his peers, then, when he’s chosen to train and compete at the most prestigious naval aviation academy in the world.

MISSION RULES:

  1. Kick everyone’s ass.
  2. Do whatever it takes to win.
  3. Do your best to distract the competition.
  4. Especially when that competition is a gorgeous blue-eyed perfectionist who makes your blood run hot.

* * *

GRANT HUGHES

CALL SIGN: PANTHER

Disciplined, smart, and confident, Panther can’t afford not to play by the rules. As the son of a top Navy commander, all eyes are on him, and being anything less than number one is unacceptable.

MISSION RULES:

  1. Keep it safe in the air.
  2. Prove you’re more than Commander Hughes’s son.
  3. No distractions. Stay focused.
  4. Don’t fall for your competition—especially not the rebellious heartbreaker with lips made for sinning.

In the heat of the hot California sun, tempers flare and desires ignite as Solo and Panther try to resist their attraction while fighting to be number one.

With passion this intense, the question remains:

Who’s gonna come out on top?

Pre-order your copy today!

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#SoontoDrop Anticipated Reads of the Week

My most anticipated releases of the week are here!  Make sure you check them out, add them to your TBR, and pre-order as soon as possible.  They are the books I am dying to read or the books I am raving about!


COMING JUNE 9th!

Sarah’s Musings…

I am a huge fan of Tillie Cole, and while I love her dark books, I enjoy when she moves into her other tropes. This one sounds beyond fun and amazing and unlike anything I have read in romance world.

FULL REVIEW TO COME

Synopsis

I, Faith Parisi, love my life. I have the best job—resident sex-advice diva for Visage magazine—I have the best friends, and I live in the best city in the world. Things are pretty damn fabulous. That is, until Henry “Harry” Sinclair III comes crashing back into my world like a bad case of herpes.

I hate the way Harry’s lip curls in contempt whenever he sees me. I hate his bright blue eyes and those inexplicably offensive dimples. I hate his stuffy English accent and the stick that’s permanently jammed up his aristocratic ass. More than anything, I hate that he’s now my boss.

But my professional prospects start to look up when a chance at writing Visage’s big summer feature falls into my lap. Success won’t be easy. I’ll need to let go of all my inhibitions—not that I have that many of those—and jump, stiletto heels first, into a hedonistic new world. An exclusive, secretive world, filled with leather, latex, and Manhattan’s elite.

Pulling this off will take every ounce of daring I have, and every ounce of focus. I can’t afford to get distracted by anything, least of all my new boss, his arrogant mouth, or the way the ice between us seems to be slowly melting away…

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#NewReleases for the Week of June 7, 2020

Another week is upon us and that means another list of new releases in romance.  Make sure you also check out my #soontodrop post to see which books being released this week I am most excited about sharing with you.

Don’t forget about the three e-book opportunities that happen every week:

1. Go to my Facebook page for your chance to win an e-book copy of one of the many new releases being published this week!

2. Comment on any post on this website throughout the week in order to enter to win an ebook from your own TBR ($5.99 Limit). Each comment is an entry, so make sure to comment multiple times throughout the week.

3. Join my reader group to enter the third and final new release e-book giveaway.


  • 6/7 – The Girl in the Love Song – Emma Scott
  • 6/8 – Royal Bastard – Avery Flynn
  • 6/8 – Strike a Chord – JB Slasbury
  • 6/9 – ZAAN – Kat Mizera
  • 6/9 – Beyond the Sea – LH Cosway
  • 6/9 – Thoroughly Whipped – Tillie Cole
  • 6/9 – Lucky in Love – Kelly Elliott
  • 6/9 – Last Tang Standing – Lauren Ho
  • 6/9 – The Marriage Game – Sarah Desai
  • 6/9 – 500 Miles from You – Jenny Colgan
  • 6/9 – Taking his Shot – Kendall Ryan
  • 6/9 – The Benefactor – Nana Malone
  • 6/9 – Alpha Knight – Nalini Singh
  • 6/9 – Always the Last to Know – Kristan Higgins
  • 6/9 – Rage and Ruin – Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • 6/11 – Wrong Text, Right Love – Claudia C. Burgoa
  • 6/11 – The Change Up – Meghan Quinn
  • 6/11 – Winning Hollywood’s Goodest Girl – Max Monroe
  • 6/11 – Truly Yours – Carmel Rhodes
  • 6/11 – Loner – Harloe Rae
  • 6/12 – The Jock – J.L. Beck & C.L. Hallman
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#Review “Rebel Desire” by LK Farlow

REBEL DESIRE by LK Farlow

Release Date: June 4th
Genre: Contemporary romance/rom-com
(Enemies-to-lovers/single dad)


Aundi’s Musings…

4 Agent Purple Crowns

LK Farlow has written a beautifully sweet Rom Com that will leave you with a perpetual smile on your face. Colton and Ashley couldn’t be more opposite, but they are utterly perfect for each other. This is just the story that is needed right now, it will without a doubt leave your heart happy. 

“You’re exhibiting stalker-like tendencies. Have you conisdred talking to a professional?”

Much to my surprise, she laughs. “Oh yes, I see a therapist at least once a month.”

“Then maybe up it to bi-monthly.”

When you first met Colton in previous books he always came across as a huge ass and he’s not any different in this one LOL. When he first meet’s Ashley it’s at his best friend’s wedding and needless to say it’s a rocky introduction. I loved Colton’s brash personality and that he has this wall in place, this made it so much sweeter when Ashley slowly breaks it down one bit at a time. 

My soulmate just told me we aren’t compatible. Just going to file that sickening feeling away in a folder labeled: Things that hurt worse than dropping a bowling ball on your foot.

I loved Ashley she’s this quirky photographer that believes in Soulmates and love at first sight. Yes, she is a little much and is very determined when she puts her mind to something. But it’s all those quirks that have you falling for this girl. She is beyond sweet and has the absolute biggest heart which you see consistently especially when Cruz is in the picture. Her love for that boy outweighs all others and it’s that acceptance of him without a second thought that shows you how good of person she is. 

I pinch my eyes shut and curl my fingers into fists. The need to touch, to taste, to ravage her is overwhelming. 

Cruz just about tore my heart to shreds. What this poor boy had to live through was enough to make this mamas heart bleed out. All I wanted to do was wrap this beautiful soul up and keep him safe and warm. The immediate connection between Cruz and Colton made my heart weep. The situation could have gone any number of ways. But Colton steps up without a thought and does everything that he can for this boy. This makes you fall a little bit more in love with Colton.

But Ashley…she has a fire to her and as much as I keep fighting it, I kind of like the burn.

This book is the perfect lightweight read. Even with Colton’s prickly behavior you can’t help but love him and his journey with Ashley. LK has created Rom Com gold with this one that is sure to leave you just a little bit lighter than when you started. If you love low angst with a grumpy hero and a quirky heroine than this book is for you. 

Voluntarily Reviewed an Advanced Complimentary Copy. 

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