#BlogTour “Raphael” by Tillie Cole

RAPHAEL by TILLIE COLE

A DEADLY VIRTUES NOVEL (BOOK 1)


Sarah’s Musings…

4 LITTLE ROSE CROWNS

Ok. So. This review is probably going to seem a bit Jekyll and Hyde. There are parts of this story that I would give 5 stars to, but then there are parts that fell flat for me, thus earning a 3 star. Therefore, I settled for a 4 rating.

Raphael was just as complex and tortured as I wanted him to be, and he needed to be. For a man who has endured endless torture and is in essence a sociopath and has urges to kill, I need to see inside his psyche. And while I feel like I did get that with his background, I found in the moments with Maria, he wasn’t as “killer” as I expected him to be. I expected a killer who would evolve into a lover, but I just got the lover. The intimate moments with Maria and his brothers humanized him, and it was brilliant in developing reader compassion. I just needed a bit more of the savage at the beginning to show a stronger evolution of character.

Maria was perfectly crafted for Raphael from looks to personality, a woman built for sacrifice. Her “profession” (no spoilers) made her an interesting choice for Raphael, but I liked that there is some goodness exposed through her character. Her ideologies are what make her so willing to “help” him. That being said, there was too much lamenting. It became too much for me. I got her motivation and why she grew to love this killer. I loved her new role at the end of the book, but her new position doesn’t seem to match the personality we saw throughout the whole book. I’ll certainly be interested to see her in the upcoming novels.

The story itself progresses slowly for me in parts. Where the story dragged on with ideologies that were expressed repeatedly and didn’t offer anything new to the character or the story. The romance between Raphael and Maria was exciting because of the dynamics and what we learned about their past. The continuing plot with the Brethren was the most captivating part. I never wanted to leave these moments and the dangers they presented. And that ending. Omg! That ending. I’ve never loved the Fallen more. There was one final part that seemed unrealistic, and if I’m being honest, not needed as this book shows the reach of the Brethren.

Even though there were parts I didn’t love. The core of this story is dark and twisted. Tillie
Cole ensnared me with the core plot, and the romance between the H/h created developed and interesting characters. I’m certainly anxious to see what is next.

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#AudibleReview “Getting Played” by Emma Chase

Getting Played, a magnificent new romance by New York Times bestselling author Emma Chase is LIVE in Audio!


Sarah’s Musings…

5 SWOONY CROWNS

Emma Chase knows how to deliever light, fun, and completely romantic novels. This audiobook had me in auditory heaven, and my heart pitter-pattered all over Dean’s epic romantic goodness!

Dean was the epitome of my perfect romcom hero – all heart with a bit of devilry in him. He follows the quintessential playboy turned one-woman man with complete charm. I was unable to resist Dean in any of his forms – teacher, mentor, lover, dad. I loved them all. Some heroes just have it, and he did.

Lainey was a fun heroine. I liked that lack of shame tied her sexuality. Her banter with her sisters was hilarious and simultaneously supportive and heartwarming. She is a great mom and supportive of her son. There really wasn’t anything to dislike.

I loved their chemistry. It is one of the reasons I loved the audiobook so much. The dialogue and the banter and the dialogue was amazing. And while the chemistry in the bedroom was just as great, the emotional connection sealed the deal for me.

Does this story shake the romantic world? No. It is fun and pure romance. It is entertaining and endearing and sexy. It was an escape, and I have found that I have grown to love this small community even more with Getting Played. I hope Emma Chase has plans to stay in this world for a long time.  Continue Reading

#Excerpt “Handle with Care” by Helena Hunting

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Synopsis:

HE WANTS TO LOSE CONTROL.

Between his parents’ messed up marriage and his narcissistic younger brother, Lincoln Moorehead has spent the majority of his life avoiding his family. After the death of his father, Lincoln finds himself in the middle of the drama. To top it all off, he’s been named CEO of Moorehead Media, much to his brother’s chagrin. But Lincoln’s bad attitude softens when he meets the no-nonsense, gorgeous woman who has been given the task of transforming him from the gruff, wilderness guy to a suave businessman

SHE’S TRYING TO HOLD IT TOGETHER.

Wren Sterling has been working double time to keep the indiscretions at Moorehead Media at bay, so when she’s presented with a new contract, with new responsibilities and additional incentives, she agrees. Working with the reclusive oldest son of a ridiculously entitled family is worth the hassle if it means she’s that much closer to pursuing her own dreams. What Wren doesn’t expect is to find herself attracted to him, or for it to be mutual. And she certainly doesn’t expect to fall for Lincoln. But when a shocking new Moorehead scandal comes to light, she’s forced to choose between her own family and the broody, cynical CEO.

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#CoverReveal “Finding Storm” by Samantha Towle

New York Times bestselling author Samantha Towle’s newest book in the hugely popular STORM SERIES is coming September 6th, 2019!

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Synopsis:

The son of an icon.

He was a legend. Rock royalty.

A man I never met.

But I’m measured against him in every aspect of my life.

The only time I feel like me … the real me … is when I’m onstage with my band. But the more we grow in popularity, the more people compare me to him.

I’m not him. And I never will be. If only everyone could figure that out for themselves.

I need a break from it all.

Then, a confrontation has me jumping in my car, putting LA in my rearview mirror. And a stupid mistake ends up with my car on the side of the road. And straight into the path of a girl who is the exact opposite of everyone else in my life.

She’s like everything I used to know.

And she has no clue who I am.

Even if she did, I don’t think she’d care.

She thinks I’m cavalier.

I think she’s intriguing. And hot. Let’s not forget hot.

I’m stuck in this town overnight while my car is being fixed. But I’m thinking I’m gonna stick around a bit longer.

I’m Storm Slater, lead guitarist in Slater Raze and the only child of the late, great Jonny Creed. But, here, right now … I’m nobody. Just a regular guy.

I’m liking it a whole lot.

And I’m liking her even more.

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#BlogTour “N9NE” by T.M. Frazier

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Nine: The Tale of Kevin Clearwater, the highly anticipated new standalone from USA Today bestselling author T.M. Frazier is available now!


Tricia’s Musings…

4 CROWNS

Nine is a very different book to the one I was expecting, given the history of this series. I would still class this as a dark romance, just the lighter side of dark and not quite as intense as I’m used to from this author. Given the life he leads on the wrong side of the law, Kevin aka Nine is no stranger to the need for violence on occasion. He has a big heart and what surprised me was that he is, dare I say, rather sweet and caring, especially when it comes to Lenny.  A young man, who as a child was brutalised by people who were supposed to be caring for him but as an adult is just desperate for a home and family to call his own in whatever form that takes.

I loved the suspenseful storyline and laughed at some of the antics of previous characters as they made their presence known in their own unique way. I thought the pacing was just right but as for character development, I didn’t feel as though I really got to know Nine in the way I needed to. I would’ve liked his back story to be fleshed out a little more and to have been given additional details of his past. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the story very much and was certainly kept on my toes when it came to the many twists and revelations I really did not see coming.

As the end came near, I wasn’t ready to let go of this couple. I thought they were the perfect match. Despite spoiling us with two epilogues, which bring us full circle in more ways than one, I would love another book about them. I feel there’s so much more to explore. I can’t get enough of this world and am keeping my fingers crossed that these characters whisper loudly enough to Ms. Frazier that she can’t ignore them.

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#Review “Pitcher” by Kristy Marie

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Pitcher, a Commander in Briefs prequel novella by Kristy Marie, is AVAILABLE NOW! 

Contemporary Romance ♦ Stand Alone


Sarah’s Musings…
5 Pizza and Porn CROWNS
I love Anniston and Theo, and their wholly unique relationship. Coupled with the signature humor of Kristy Marie, readers have a must read introduction to her Commander in Briefs standalone series.

Theo is a typical and yet not so typical sports hero – cocky and self assured. He whole-heartedly does not ever apologize for his behavior nor his manipulation of others to get Anniston all to himself. He also makes no attempt to hide his desire of her to others and his willingness to be devious when it comes to her. What is the most unique though is that Anniston is exactly the same. She is just as devious, just as manipulative, and just as possessive of Theo as he is of her.

I found their relationship to be completely entertaining and funny. Are there moments of frustration? Yes. Especially because they both know how the other feels, but there are extenuating circumstances holding them back. There is little to no conflict in the book, and yet I was still entertained by their antics, and I knew at the conclusion that I absolutely needed their full novel.

I am loving the world Kristy Marie has created. Her writing is a fresh voice in the rom-dramady world, and I am absolutely loving every single thing I read from her.

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#NewRelease “The Locker Room” by Meghan Quinn

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The Locker Room by Meghan Quinn

Release Date: June 20th

Genre: Contemporary Romance


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Blurb:

Have you heard the rumor around campus about the locker room?

If you haven’t, let me enlighten you: Legend has it if you bring a girl into the sacred after-game domain of the baseball locker room, it will end with a walk down the aisle. One rowdy and naked encounter against the lockers with the girl of y

our dreams will make her your wife.

Translation: baseball players are stupidly superstitious and believe the locker room has magical powers.

But not all baseball players are superstitious, me included.

So when the girl I’ve fallen for brushes me off, I start to question if I need to switch my way of thinking. Maybe it’s time I finally hand out a coveted invitation to the locker room.

The only question is, will she accept?

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#NewRelease “Ask Me Why” by Harloe Rae

ASK ME WHY by Harloe Rae
Release Date: June 20, 2019
Genre: Contemporary romance (Enemies to lovers, single father)


Blurb:
One deep breath. Two slow blinks. Three hollow beats.
I’m still here.

After three years, that reminder isn’t as necessary. But everyone has their bad days. This is definitely one of them.

Until an adorable little boy dashes into my store.
His zest for life makes me smile in a way that’s been long lost.

Then I meet his father.
Well, confront is more like it.

Brance Stone is volatile.
Offensive.
Harsh.
And can’t be bothered to care.

Not that I want him to.
I get frostbite just looking into Brance’s glacial stare. But there’s something undeniable about him.

My misery suddenly craves company. The suffocating numbness lifts whenever Brance is near. That alone should have me running in the opposite direction. Try as I might, there’s no avoiding him. If only I could understand why. As if he’d let me.

I don’t ask. He doesn’t tell. A silent, bitter truce settles between us.
That was our first mistake.
It’s certainly not the last.

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#BlogTour “Written With You” by Aly Martinez

“Aly Martinez is one of the best in the business. You have to read her books.” –Meghan March, New York Times Bestselling Author

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Written With You, the emotional and highly anticipated conclusion to The Regret Duet from USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez, is available now!


Sarah’s Musings…

5+ JUST READ IT CROWNS

Words just evade me for this one. Written with You was an emotional journey I wasn’t read for, and yet I relished every single moment with this couple and the most adorable Rosalee.

Caven and and his lady (named removed for spoilery reasons) are just broken, flawed, tragic, but what I love most about these books is that there is healing. These two have experienced one of most tragic events possible. They have been beaten down by it, but they have also shown immense strength in their growth and evolution and quest for happiness. Book 2 of the duet starts off directing after a shocking cliffhanger, and I couldn’t have even guessed where this story was going to go.

What I did expect was more brilliant writing and more of an epic romance that healed and made these two broken souls whole, and Aly Martinez delivered in SPADES! My words truly will not do this story justice. The themes behind this romance are more than just applicable to victims. They are universal and meaningful, and these types of stories are the ones that show the romance can have a voice that screams loud and clear with messages about life not just about love.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

Tricia’s Musings…

5 crowns

After the jaw dropping ending in Written with Regret I couldn’t wait to dive into Written with You. There was no way I was putting this story down till I’d finished it and I read it in one sitting. It’s almost impossible to review without spoilers for the first book, so I’m going to be vague.

From the beginning these characters clearly had a lot to work through but a Freudian slip opens up a whole other can of worms and sets in motion a series of events that neither of them could possibly have anticipated. If you thought the twists and turns and revelations were mind bending in book one, believe me they were just the tip of the iceberg. The plot is intense, so unexpected and unpredictable, I was consumed by it. I can honestly say I didn’t see a thing coming. I gasped so many times, I had to keep making a conscious decision to close my mouth, or risk catching flies!

In amongst all the turmoil is actually a beautiful love story. There is a real pull between this couple, a visceral and undeniable connection. I read somewhere that connection is the magic that is born out of souls feeling at home when they are with each other. For me, this describes these characters to a T. They heal each other with their forgiveness and compassion and their lives are so intertwined, they surely were meant for each other.

I loved every minute of this unforgettable duet. From the unique, unpredictable storyline to this author’s wonderful writing style, it ticked all the boxes for me. A definite top read of 2019.

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#NewRelease “Raphael” by Tillie Cole

RAPHAEL by TILLIE COLE

A DEADLY VIRTUES NOVEL (BOOK 1)


Synopsis:

They are the Fallen. A brotherhood of murderers whose nature compels them to kill. But guided by their leader, Gabriel, the Fallen have learned to use their urges to rid the world of those it is better off without.

For Raphael, sex and death are intertwined. Where there is one, there must be the other. He is a lust killer, luring his victims with the face of an angel and a body built for sin.

And Raphael lives to sin.

His newest mission takes him into the sadistic underworld of Boston’s secret sex clubs, and puts him face to face with his greatest fantasy made flesh.

Maria is everything he’s ever dreamed of, the kill he’s always longed for. She’s not his target. And he knows he must resist. But the temptation is too strong…

Yet Raphael is not the only one with a mission. Maria is not quite what she seems. And as her secrets and Raphael’s unravel, Maria begins to question everything she thought she knew—about evil, about the place she calls home, and about the beautiful sinner she was sent to destroy.

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains sexual situations, violence, sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and topics some may find triggering. Recommended for age 18 years and up.

The Fallen: Genesis a prequel novella in The Deadly Virtues Series and MUST be read before RAPHAEL (DV: book one).

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#CoverReveal “Black Sheep” & “White Knight” by Meghan March

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AUDIO RELEASE DATES:
Black Sheep – July 2, 2019
White Knight – August 6, 2019

E-BOOK AND PAPERBACK RELEASE DATES:
Black Sheep – August 27, 2019
White Knight – October 1, 2019


About Black Sheep:

Every family has a black sheep.
In the infamous Casso crime family, that black sheep is me—Cannon Freeman.
Except I’m not a free man. I’ve never been free. Not since the day I was born.
I owe my loyalty to my father, Dominic Casso, even if he won’t publicly acknowledge me as his blood.
I’ve never had a reason to go against his wishes… until I met her.
Drew Carson turned my world upside when she walked into my club looking for a job.
Now, my honor and my life are on the line.
Going against my father’s wishes might buy me a bullet straight from his gun, but black sheep or not, it’s time to make my stand.
She’s worth the fallout.

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About White Knight:

I never expected to be anyone’s white knight. That’s not a role I’ve ever played.
But when the Casso crime family shifts into uncharted territory, they’re looking for a new hero, and they’re looking for me—Cannon Freeman, the black sheep.
But my time in disgrace is at an end.
It’s my turn to rise up and save the people who matter most to me.
Even if my family has never given a damn about me, I will not let them fall.
More than anything, I will not let her fall.

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#NewRelease “N9NE” by T.M. Frazier

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Nine: The Tale of Kevin Clearwater, the highly anticipated new standalone from USA Today bestselling author T.M. Frazier is available now!


Sarah’s Musings…

5 EAP CROWNS

N9NE by T.M. Frazier had this reader returning to one of her favorite worlds. Preppy, King, and Bear, along with their heroines, gave me endless entertainment in dark and twisted way that only they can do. And while N9NE follows this trend, the tone itself was different from its predecessors, a bit more introspective but just as amazing.

The tone very much stems from the character of N9Ne. He isn’t as violent, as outwardly aggressive, or extroverted as the previous characters. He is the silent watcher, observer. He is the thinker of the group, and, to be honest, he is a bit damaged by the system he was raised in. Can he be violent and aggressive? Absolutely! Especially when the ones he loves are in danger. It is clear through his actions that he has one the biggest hearts of the entire crew, so seeing him find his place among them, get his HEA, and heal from this past was incredibly rewarding as a reader.

Lenora is an interesting character who has suffered immense loss. She struggles, daily, with a condition that plagues many and will resonate with readers. It is through Nine’s compassion and understanding that she starts to shed her past as well. Seeing her come alive and let go of the parts of her life that weigh her down added to the evolution of her character and brought her and Nine closer together. Again, she has similar qualities to previous Frazier heroines, but there is a subtleness to her and a quietness to her nature that translated into a different type of romance from this world.

N9Ne has been one of my most anticipated novels from Frazier. As I stated previously, I LOVE THIS WORLD. I LOVE THESE CHARACTERS. All of them, including Nine and Lenny, but the tone of this novel is bit less intense. The story provides the violence, the protective and corrupt heroes, the suspense and danger we have become accustomed to but in a toned down manner. What does remain is that Frazier knows how to keep me on my toes when it comes to the plot, and I was left in shock many times as plot details were revealed. As always, I am a sucker for a good ending. and N9NE did not disappoint in this regard. The story of N9NE comes full circle for this hero readers come to love of the course of this novel, not just in a romantic way but in a familial way as well.

N9NE is something new, something a bit fresh in this world, while still holding onto the pieces readers love. It is more than a romance, it is a journey of healing and finding a home. It is about finding peace and happiness for yourself and throwing the norms out of the window, and for that, this place, Logan Beach will always be a home for this reader, a place I will always want to come back to visit.

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#SoontoDrop Most Anticipated Releases 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 must reads!

Check back throughout the week in order to see my reviews and other book news, and make sure you head over to my Facebook page for your chance to win an e-book copy of one of the many new releases being published this week!

Also, don’t forget to comment on any post throughout the week in order to enter to win any ebook from your own TBR ($5.99 Limit).  Each comment is an entry, so make sure to comment multiple times.


COMING TUESDAY

Musings…

After the prequel, I need to see where this group of boys were going to go, how the romance was going to be woven into it all. I couldn’t be more excited to see what Tillie Cole has in store for us with book one.

Review to come this Tuesday

Synopsis:

They are the Fallen. A brotherhood of murderers whose nature compels them to kill. But guided by their leader, Gabriel, the Fallen have learned to use their urges to rid the world of those it is better off without.

For Raphael, sex and death are intertwined. Where there is one, there must be the other. He is a lust killer, luring his victims with the face of an angel and a body built for sin.

And Raphael lives to sin.

His newest mission takes him into the sadistic underworld of Boston’s secret sex clubs, and puts him face to face with his greatest fantasy made flesh.

Maria is everything he’s ever dreamed of, the kill he’s always longed for. She’s not his target. And he knows he must resist. But the temptation is too strong…

Yet Raphael is not the only one with a mission. Maria is not quite what she seems. And as her secrets and Raphael’s unravel, Maria begins to question everything she thought she knew—about evil, about the place she calls home, and about the beautiful sinner she was sent to destroy.

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains sexual situations, violence, sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and topics some may find triggering. Recommended for age 18 years and up.

The Fallen: Genesis a prequel novella in The Deadly Virtues Series and MUST be read before RAPHAEL (DV: book one).

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#NewReleases for the Week of June 16, 2019

Another awesome reading week is upon us.  The following list indicates the top romance books being released this week. Check out my #soontodrop post to see which books being released this week I am most excited about sharing with you.

Make sure you head over to my Facebook page for your chance to win an e-book copy of one of the many new releases being published this week! Also, don’t forget to comment on any post 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.


  • 6/17 – Parental Guidance – Avery Flynn
  • 6/17 – Blood Captive – Kim Loraine
  • 6/18 – Letters to Molly – Devney Perry
  • 6/18 – Fighting for You – Layla Hagen
  • 6/18 – Raphael – Tillie Cole
  • 6/18 – The Lemon Sisters – Jill Shalvis
  • 6/18 – N9NE – T.M. Frazier
  • 6/18 – Broken with You – J. Kenner
  • 6/18 – Love – Chelle Bliss
  • 6/18 – Violent Ends – Jessica Hawkins
  • 6/18 – Till there was You – Marie Force
  • 6/18 – Hooked – Elizabeth Hunter
  • 6/18 – Enchanted – Lexi Blake
  • 6/18 – How to Lose a Fiance – Stephanie London
  • 6/19 – There Goes My Heart – Bella Andre
  • 6/20 – The Locker Room – Meghan Quinn
  • 6/20 – Dirty Martini – Kristen Hope Mazzola
  • 6/20 – A Pizza My Heart – Teagan Hunter
  • 6/20 – Ask Me Why – Harloe Rae
  • 6/21 – What We Do in the Night – Stylo Fantome
  • 6/21 – Devilry – Marley Valentin
  • 6/21 – Enamoured – Giana Darling
  • 6/22 – On the Surface – Nikki Ash

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#Review “Bad Influence” by Charleigh Rose

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Title: Bad Influence
Series: Bad Habits
Author: Charleigh Rose
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: June 13, 2019


Sarah’s Musings…
 5 STRAWBERRY DUMDUM CROWNS

Charleigh Rose has given me not only my new favorite Bad Habits book but also my favorite Bad Habits couple. Jesse and Allie are everything, and their story, Bad Influence is emotional, heartbreaking, and sexy AF. Charleigh owned my heart with these two!

Jesse is a hero who will break your heart. He has that cocky, bad boy vibe, and he has just the right amount of arrogance to make him sexy, that thin line where it is entertaining and you can’t help but laugh. But at the story progresses, you see the depth to his character, the brokenness that plagues his soul. This is what makes me want to wrap him up in a fictional hug and tell him he is worthy of all the things he wants in life. That is part of the reason that I LOVE Allie, because she shows him his worth, she makes him fight, and she brings the real Jesse to the surface.

Allie isn’t free from her own demons from her past who haunt her. She has her own chip on her shoulder, but these fractured pieces of their personalities is what brings them together. They see a likeness in each other. They see someone who understands and loves all the broken parts, and they heal each other equally. She doesn’t save him, he doesn’t save her. They save each other.

I devoured this story from the moment I cracked it open. I was drawn in by Jesse’s seeming spiral down into the abyss, and his interactions with Allie. I love their play and banter. Their chemistry is charged, and even their conversations fills the air with that electric charge. There are plenty of physically intimate moments between these two, and the chemistry that electrifies the air when they are simply in the room together explodes into some of the hottest scenes I’ve read in some time. And not because they are over the top or raunchy or explicit, but because it is Jesse and Allie. More than just their chemistry, Charleigh takes readers on journey as these young characters find their way through loss and abandonment and feelings of being unworthy, which are all feelings that most readers can relate with. Plus, we get the angst, the emotion, and the happily ever after we all love with characters who deserve the best endings.

Charleigh Rose has created pure magic with Allie and Jesse, as Bad Influence delivers emotion, angst, and steam that are the key components to any must read romance. This is definitely a book to be at the top of your TBR!

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#Review “Savaged” by Mia Sheridan

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New York Times Best Selling Author Mia Sheridan delivers it all with this NEW release! Anyone knows I’m an uber Mia fan and devour every delectable morsel that comes out of her brain but THIS…this is more. It’s tantalizing for the bored reader mind, uniquely refreshing and a totally engrossing page turner you’ll never want to end.


Tricia’s Musings…

5 crowns

I know this is not the first time I’ve said this, but I love it when a story takes me by surprise. A first read for me by this author, Savaged by Mia Sheridan with its complex, multi layered plot line and amazing twists and turns surprised the heck out of me. It’s tragic but beautiful at the same time, a love story unlike any other I’ve read. I don’t necessarily like to ugly cry when reading but I do like to feel the emotions and with this book Ms Sheridan had me feeling more of those emotions than I know how to express in words.

With it’s wonderful imagery and fantastic narration I was taken on a suspenseful and intense journey, which at times was not only heartbreaking but heartwarming. As I became immersed I realised there were moments when I was holding my breath and when certain revelations were made, my jaw literally dropped. Heart wrenching and gripping, you need to experience the intensity for yourself, which is why I have not talked about the plot at all.

Savaged is heavy on the suspense and intrigue and some may say this is not a romance. I would disagree. Romance is something which takes a relationship past the point of friendship, it’s a strong attraction towards another, a courtship, a connection. Whilst certainly unconventional, I would say for me Jak and Harper’s story has, and is, all that and more. Their story may start out serendipitously, but their bond is visceral and so strong, these two were ultimately destined to be together. If, like me, you enjoy the unexpected and the unusual, to be stunned and astounded and left open mouthed, then this is the book for you.

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#CoverReveal “If You Dare” by Shantel Tessier

IF YOU DARE (Dare #3) by Shantel Tessier
Release Date: August 26th
Cover Designer: Tracie Douglas at Dark Water Covers


Blurb:

The game was over. The dares were getting old, and the secrets were piling up faster than the bodies.

But someone had other plans. They wanted to play a new game.

was the love of his life until he found out what she was hiding. Now he wants to seek his revenge in the most daring way.

Deke Biggs has always been a shark. He’s not afraid to kill, and he’s about to become her worst nightmare.

But there’s a new player, and she plans on taking everything, no matter what the cost.

Try to beat him— If You Dare!

Who will win and who will lose?

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#Excerpt “Making Up” by Helena Hunting

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Making Up, an all-new laugh-out-loud romantic comedy standalone from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is coming July 16th and we have a sneak peek!


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Synopsis:

Cosy Felton is great at her job—she knows just how to handle the awkwardness that comes with working at an adult toy store. So when the hottest guy she’s ever seen walks into the shop looking completely overwhelmed, she’s more than happy to turn on the charm and help him purchase all of the items on his list.

Griffin Mills is using his business trip in Las Vegas as a chance to escape the broken pieces of his life in New York City. The last thing he wants is to be put in charge of buying gag gifts for his friend’s bachelor party. Despite being totally out of his element, and mortified by the whole experience, Griffin is pleasantly surprised when he finds himself attracted to the sales girl that helped him.

As skeptical as Cosy may be of Griffin’s motivations, there’s something about him that intrigues her. But sometimes what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas and when real life gets in the way, all bets are off. Filled with hilariously awkward situations and enough sexual chemistry to power Sin City, Making Up is the next standalone in the Shacking Up world.

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#NewRelease “Stay” by Tia Louise

STAY by Tia Louise

COMING JUNE 11


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4 CROWNS

STAY by Tia Louise takes the alpha hero to the max. If you love heroes that make you want to punch something while also steaming up your kindle, you have found your next read.

These two have their very own set of issues coming into this story, and their second chance romance is hot. The balancing of their past with their lustful connection in the present intertwines these tropes very well. Add into a cute as heck kid, and reads will have an enjoyable romance.

There are moments where Stephen seemed to be too much for me, and Emmy to accepting or forgiving. I would have liked to see him brought to his knees a bit more or have Emmy stand up to him, but overall I really enjoyed them and their journey to their HEA.

The one thing that Tia Louise always does well is the steam and chemistry, especially in the bedroom, and Stay is another fantastic example of this.

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#NewRelease “Written with You” by Aly Martinez

“Aly Martinez is one of the best in the business. You have to read her books.” –Meghan March, New York Times Bestselling Author

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Written With You, the emotional and highly anticipated conclusion to The Regret Duet from USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez, is available now!


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Synopsis:

When I was fifteen, a single bullet changed my life. I spent the next decade trying to outrun the devastation of my past, building an empire that would shield me from whatever life could throw at me.

But all the money in the world couldn’t help me when I found a screaming newborn abandoned on my doorstep.

I’d never wanted to be a father. Passing the sludge that ran through my veins down to an innocent child seemed like a tragedy. But there she was—pink cheeks, red hair, and mine.

Somehow, against all logic, that little girl became the best thing that ever happened to me. It was impossible to stay lost in the past when I was the only one who could protect her future.

Which is exactly why, when her mother came back four years later, I was ready for battle.

If only I could stop myself from falling in love with her during the war.

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