#NewRelease “Sweet Retribution” by Siobhan Davis

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Sweet Retribution, the stunning conclusion to the Rydeville High Elite Series from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis, is available now!


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Synopsis:

The good thing about hitting rock bottom is I’ve nothing left to lose, and the only way is up.

He thinks he’s destroyed me. Broken me beyond repair.

But he always underestimates women.

All he’s done is reinforced my resolve. I won’t stop until justice prevails and he gets what’s coming to him.

Kaiden is the only light in the darkness. He gives me the strength to continue fighting for the future we both crave—a world where we are free to love one another and make our own choices.

Until then, the charade must continue.

Game on.

This concludes Abby and Kai’s romance. 106k words, full-length novel. This is a dark romance, and some scenes may be triggering. Only recommended to readers aged eighteen and older.

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#CoverReveal “Broken Record” by KA Linde

BROKEN RECORD

K.A. Linde

Release Date: November 26


Synopsis:

A new angsty second chance stand alone in USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s steamy Record series.

Savannah Maxwell’s life is perfect.

She landed her dream job, is moving to D.C. after graduation, and finally has plans to live with her long-term boyfriend, Easton. Everything is exactly how it should be.

Until the boy next door walks back into her life.

Now, Lucas Atwood is offering her everything she’s ever wanted.

The life she only dreamed of.

How can she choose between the easy love that she thinks she deserves and a second chance with the boy who broke her heart? 

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#CoverReveal “In Peace Lies Havoc” by Amo Jones

In Peace Lies Havoc by Amo Jones

Midnight Mayhem, Book One (Standalone Series)

Coming November 5, 2019

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Synopsis:

My name is Dove Hendry.

𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘒𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘯 𝘈𝘹𝘵𝘰𝘯.

I was captured by darkness.

𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴…

They groomed me for Midnight Mayhem. Like a trained possession, weak against their control.

𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴. 𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴𝘯’𝘵 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘪𝘵 𝘺𝘦𝘵…

But Midnight Mayhem was the stained glass that concealed a very dark culture.

𝘈 𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘰𝘧.

The Brothers of Kiznitch come in fours, and they’re not happy about me being hustled into their acts.

𝘖𝘳 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘦? 𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘶𝘭, 𝘓𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘉𝘪𝘳𝘥. 𝘈 𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯…

Mind-tricks.

Stunts.

Deceit.

𝘗𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳.

But there’s something uglier that has been haunting me for years upon years. So ugly that I have never seen it’s face. I never had to. I’d hear his whispers through my internal screams, feel his shadow brush against my nightmares. He was my the monster that tormented me.

𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘢𝘺𝘣𝘦 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘦𝘥…

When I started Midnight Mayhem, his presence faded.

His whispers were silenced.

His shadow dissolving without a trace.

I wondered why that was.

𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘥𝘯’𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨…

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#NewRelease “Pour Judgment” by Heather M. Oregeron

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Title: Pour Judgment
Author: Heather M. Orgeron
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: October 10, 2019


Aundi’s Musings…

5 Judgmental Crowns 

Heather is one of my favorite authors she has this magical way with words that draw you into her stories from the start, and this book was no different. I’ve been impatiently waiting for this since I read the novella in Spring Fling anthology, and I was not disappointed. Heather absolutely crushed this Fake Fiancé trope. Developing a sweet steamy read that everyone needs partake in. 

I pretend not to notice their arrival. Try not to miss a note when my heart skips a beat. 

Rhett is utterly delicious. I could not get enough of him, his sense of humor and the charm that he oozes all over the place. Seriously, you are not ready this man is throw your panties at him charming!!! I didn’t think anyone would be able to surpass Colton as my all-time favorite hero of Heathers, but Rhett gave him a run for his money. This man was All. The. Things!!!

Rhett and Kories banter back and forth were witty and spectacular absolute perfection! They did not miss a beat when it came to their dialogue and they bounced seamlessly of each other. I loved watching as their relationship progressed as I feverishly blew through the pages of this story that I could not put down. 

“If I didn’t know better,’ she counters, “I’d think you were playing hard to get, Hollywood.” She gave me a nickname. Things are getting serious quick. I muse to myself. “Don’t go falling in love with me now.” 

Korie is wonderful she’s feisty and fun. She’s very much the girl next door riding her skateboard and helping children in need. But she’s also guarding against the Rock and Roll lifestyle due to how she was raised. Because of this it makes it harder for her to believe all the things that Rhett say’s to her. She doesn’t want to be hurt by him, so she hardens her heart towards his advances. But man is he persistent that man could wear down the most disillusioned of us all!! Just throwing out his charm and sexy abs all over the place. 

I’ve never witnessed a lip tease. I have the urge to shove dollars down his pants as a reward for his services.  

Heather has absolutely Slayed this Fake Fiancé trope. She’s infused this heartwarming story with her signature humor. But also, with that angst that she likes to throw into her stories. Guaranteeing your emotions are going to be pulled in all directions. This story hit’s all the marks! I loved everything about this story: the steamy scenes, the humor, the angst that tugs on your heartstrings. I mean what more could you want in a story. Do not hesitate you NEED this in your life. You will thank me! 

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#NewRelease “Baking Me Crazy” by Karla Sorensen

“Friends to lovers at its best– a sweet indulgence I couldn’t put down!” – R.S. Grey, USA Today Bestselling Author

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Baking Me Crazy, the first in the romantic comedy Donner Bakery Series of standalones, from Karla Sorensen is available now!


Tricia’s Musings…

3.5 Sonic CROWNS

Baking Me Crazy is the first stand-alone book in the Smartypants Romance collection and is a sweet, slow burn, best friends to lovers romance.

On the whole, I enjoyed Levi and Joss’s story very much. They’re likeable, characters with endearing personalities and I particularly loved the friendship between them. How Joss experiences life in a wheelchair, the challenges it brings, the changes to her everyday life and adaptations that have to be made, together with the way she is perceived by others is well written. I felt that these moments were communicated in a natural way, sometimes with humor, but always in a way so as to inform, enlighten and perhaps educate rather than to lecture the reader.

Levi is a hugely likeable character and his feelings for Joss leapt from the page. He has been in love with her for many years and thanks to chapters from his point of view, this doesn’t come as a surprise to us. I would, however, have preferred to have felt more of Joss’s developing emotions, especially as she’s had Levi firmly placed in the friend zone with thoughts of romance with him the furthest thing from her mind. Although the change in their relationship status didn’t seem particularly awkward, I would’ve liked to have seen more of an exploration of her feelings and a little more of the romance between them and, just a personal preference, a little more drama.

There’s a lovely cast of supporting characters, especially Levi’s family, who I would love to learn more about.

Overall, this is a light, fun read, a feel good story that’s very low on angst, with a satisfying HEA.

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#Review “Beard with Me” by Penny Reid

“This is Penny Reid at her finest.” — L.B. Dunbar, author

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Beard With Me, an epic and breathtaking story from New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Penny Reid, is available now!


Sarah’s Musings…

5 I’m in my feelings CROWNS

Penny Reid cannot do any wrong in my opinion. Does that mean I five star everything she reads? No. But the integrity with which she writes a book, the authenticity she brings to her characters, will always make me want to read her books. I get it al with them. I get romance, I learn, I see varying opinions on relevant social issues. I get it all, and for that I will always love her words.

Bully and Claire have been my most anticipated book of the series, and while thisnis an origin story, it was perfect. Was it hard, sad at times, yes, but I expected it. Based on what we have read in previous ta stand-alone books, I never eveepcred this to be an easy read. It was so worth it!

This book only made me more excited for their book. I want to see these two get their final HEA. I’m here for it. I’m ready , and I know Penny will not disappoint.

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#CoverReveal “Heartless Hero” by Mary Catherine Gebhard

Heartless Hero by Mary Catherine Gebhard
Release Date: October 24th


Blurb:

“Bully to the highest degree. Heartless Hero is a must read for 2019.” Sarah, Musings of the Modern Belle

There are rules to being Abigail Crowne’s bodyguard, rules to watching the infamous billion-dollar heiress, otherwise known as the Reject Princess.

Never forget your place, always put the Crowne name above all else, and never, ever hurt the Reject.

Especially don’t torment the Reject.

Even if she is a spoiled brat.

So when an opportunity presents itself to punish her, you definitely shouldn’t take it.
Then again, Abigail loves to be tortured, and I’ve waited patiently for revenge.

I’ll keep her safe… with cruel protection.

Love is off limits with Abigail Crowne, but no one said anything about hate.

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#Review “Between Now and Forever” by Dylan Allen

“An electrifying love story filled with heart and heat. Definite five star read!”

— Jenika Snow, USA Today bestselling author

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Between Now and Forever, the first book in the all-new emotional and epic Forever Trilogy from Dylan Allen, is available now and FREE in Kindle Unlimited!


Aundi’s Musings…

5 It’s Only the Beginning Stars

Okay so I’m just going to start this by saying this book wrecked me and I’m sad that the next book doesn’t come out until November. Dylan has created such a heartbreaking story that you can’t help but feel all the emotions that the characters are feeling. From the start you are pulled into the story and you can feel her words wrap around your heart and slowly, as the story progresses, those same words tighten and tighten until it’s hard to breathe. I broke down multiple times during this story, so much so I had to stop and take a minute to collect myself.

“Look at that…. Rainbows.” He smiles and wipes a tear off my cheek. I cry so infrequently that he always says my tears are as rare as rainbows.

My whole heart ached for Elizabeth. Her family and what everyone in that town has done to her is just so hard to read. I just wanted to reach into those pages and comfort her and let her know that she is perfect just the way she is. From the start this girl shows an immense amount of strength, despite what life throws at her she still finds beauty and forgiveness in her heart. I just loved her. There were times during this that I wanted to throw my freaking Kindle across the room because of what people did to her. Especially that douchebag Duke (Pardon my French, but the guy is legit a fucking Dick). I wanted to punch him in his ever-loving face! Elizabeth loses her last tether to happiness in such a way that it breaks her and because of this her father uses it to control her even more and make her feel less than he already did. I seriously do not like her father AT ALL, he too is a douchebag!!! He is someone else I wanted to punch. He is a freaking tyrant and I can’t even begin to articulate how much I don’t like him. But Elizabeth meets Carter and he’s her sunshine when everything else seems grey.

Her eyes hold mine like an azure lasso for a brief, mad moment. I want to tell her how adrift I’ve been.

Carter is lost for his own reasons and is just trying to get his life together when he meet’s Elizabeth. Their connection is immediate and so very strong. It’s like they find something in each other that they didn’t even know they were missing. He’s sweet and broody and covers up his emotions by being a flirt and not delving too far into serious territory. But he’s also struggling so much and looking for something, I’m not even sure he knows what he’s looking for. These two are so beautifully broken.

It’s death by a thousand heartbreaks and there’s not a single part of me that’s not bleeding.

I’m pretty sure Dylan tried to rip my heart out, and honestly mission accomplished. This story tore me to shreds, I physically hurt for these characters. My heart and my mind were a complete wreck while reading this. The world that Dylan created was so beautiful but at the same time so tragic it hurts! I can’t wait to see what happens as the rest of the story plays out. Because even though you know some things, the journey is what you’re ultimately waiting for. And I can tell this journey is going to tear my heart to shreds and then slowly piece it back together.

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#Excerpt “The Fued Series” by Ginger Scott

 

Check out this excerpt from The Feud Series by Eliot Scott! Don’t forget to add it to your TBR! PLUS, you can pre-order The Wallace Girl on Nook and iBooks NOW for #99cents!

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The Feud Series: The Wallace Girl & The Sinclair Heir
A steamy adult romance saga By Eliot Scott
(Eliot Scott is the writing duo of bestselling authors Anne MacFarlane-Eliot and Ginger Scott)

* The Feud Series is an adult/coming-of-age, enemies-to-lovers romance and contains mature themes not suitable for readers under 18*


Synopsis:

A hate that spans generations.
A brutal fight over who owns the land, who controls the water, and who can destroy the most lives.
A love doomed from its very beginning.

When Alex Sinclair first spots JoJo Wallace on the shores of his favorite lake, he doesn’t know about his family’s sordid past and how it weaves in and out of the Wallace line. He doesn’t know that she’s the girl who will own his heart completely. And he can’t imagine the torture he’ll be forced to put her through and the poison he’ll unleash.

She’s a spitfire soul with wild auburn hair—a girl that will haunt his dreams and rule his future. He’ll do unspeakable things, and the consequences will have the power to end a century-long feud.

To end her.

But JoJo was born just a little different than the other Wallace men and women. She was born to love big and see all that’s good—the good in Alex. And when she comes back to take what’s hers in the wake of Alex’s father’s death, she’s no longer the innocent, naïve girl the Sinclairs
have long underestimated. She’s a fighter.

And she isn’t leaving until she ends it all—for good.

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#NewRelease “Getting Played” by Emma Chase

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Getting Played, a magnificent new romance

by New York Times bestselling author Emma Chase is LIVE!


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.

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#NewRelease “Down too Deep” by J. Daniels

DOWN TO DEEP by J. Daniels

Dirty Deeds Book 4

Release Date: October 8


Sarah’s Musings…

4 CUTE CROWNS

DOWN TOO DEEP was so sweet. Nate and Jenna and the kids are the perfect single parent romance.

Nate is a bit lost as a parent, a workaholic and finds himself and becomes a better man at the hands of Jenna. I really enjoyed his evolution. It was a bit refreshing to see the hero become better at the hands of the heroine (and not a jerky hero).

Jenna is sweet. I don’t know that there are many flaws to her persona. She has a bit of a backbone when he messes up, and she makes him prove that he is their for the long haul.

The kids, all three, are straight up adorable. They provide so many cute and funny moments.

The plot overall was enjoyable. I like a little more angst or drama to more stories, and Down Too Deep Does follows the standard plot line. It was very low angst two. The chemistry between Nate and Jenna kept me engaged, and like most J. Daniels books, the physical intimacy was great.

If you love single parent romances, you will absolutely love this book, and for lovers of the series this is an excellent conclusion to a book world fans have come to love

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#NewRelease “The Play” by Elle Kennedy

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Sarah’s Musings…

5 Semi CROWNS

Elle Kennedy never disappoints, and I’m a sucker for her NA romances. What really sold me on The Play, though, was the chemistry that is so palpable between Demi and Hunter.

Hunter was absolutely hilarious. I loved his devotion to his cause, the antics and comedic moments that arose from his restriction. His interactions with Demi were clever and funny as friends and sweet and romantic as a couple. I also loved his interactions with his female roommates as much as I loved seeing all the guys from Briar Hockey team, present and past.

Demi was an enjoyable character. I loved her sense of independence and her understanding and compassion for others. More than anything I loved how smart she was. She was just a fun character and her banter with Hunter is amazing.

I think what I loved about them most, though, is the evolution of their characters. They grew as people, and once they were able to take their own independence futures into their head, they were able to become this solid couple.

Friends to lovers is generally a hard trope for me. The conflict is normally heavily contrived or it is almost nonexistent. And while this conflict is not have nor unexpected, the journey of Hunter and Demi as characters, watching their evolution as people and eventually as a couple was fantastic. Their chemistry, intellectually as well as physically, kept me engaged from the beginning and I found myself laughing and smiling over this feel good romance.

Elle Kennedy can do no wrong one it comes to the Briar U world. It is filled to the brim with lovable characters and romantic storylines. It is just pure entertainment, and The Play exemplifies all of this and more. Definitely a must read.

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#Excerpt “All the King’s Men” Duet by Kennedy Ryan

“A dazzling, thought-provoking, layered romance that will keep you on the edge of your seat. A round of applause for one of the best books of 2019.”

— L.J. Shen, USA Today bestselling author

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All The King’s Men Duet, an all-new powerful and emotional duet from RITA ® Award winning author Kennedy Ryan, is coming October 28th, and we have the first sneak peek!


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Synopsis:

Power. Passion. Betrayal.

RITA® Award-winning author Kennedy Ryan delivers the epic first installment of the All the King’s Men Duet.

Raised to rule, bred to lead and weaned on a diet of ruthless ambition. In a world of haves and have nots, my family has it all, and I want nothing to do with it.

My path takes me far from home and paints me as the black sheep. At odds with my father, I’m determined to build my own empire. I have rules, but Lennix Hunter is the exception to every one of them. From the moment we meet, something sparks between us. But my family stole from hers and my father is the man she hates most. I lied to have her, and would do anything to keep her. Though she tries to hate me, too, the inexorable pull between us will not be denied.

And neither will I.

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#SoontoDrop Most 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 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 MONDAY

Sarah’s Musings…

I fell in love with Elle Kennedy’s words with the Off Campus series, so I was excited about the spin off, Briar U. And let me tell you that every single book in this new standalone series has been FANTASTIC. I love this new world, the new characters, and the writing, as always, is fantastic.

FULL REVIEW TO COME MONDAY

Synopsis:

A brand-new standalone novel in the New York Times bestselling Briar U series!

What I learned after last year’s distractions cost my hockey team our entire season? No more screwing up. No more screwing, period. As the new team captain, I need a new philosophy: hockey and school now, women later. Which means that I, Hunter Davenport, am officially going celibate…no matter how hard that makes things.

But there’s nothing in the rulebook that says I can’t be friends with a woman. And I won’t lie—my new classmate Demi Davis is one cool chick. Her smart mouth is hot as hell, and so is the rest of her, but the fact that she’s got a boyfriend eliminates the temptation to touch her.

Except three months into our friendship, Demi is single and looking for a rebound.

And she’s making a play for me.

Avoiding her is impossible. We’re paired up on a yearlong school project, but I’m confident I can resist her. We’d never work, anyway. Our backgrounds are too different, our goals aren’t aligned, and her parents hate my guts.

Hooking up is a very bad idea. Now I just have to convince my body—and my heart.

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#NewReleases for the Week of October 6, 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.


  • 10/6 – Between Now and Forever – Dylan Allen
  • 10/6 – The Way We Fell – MJ Fields
  • 10/7 – The Play – Elle Kennedy
  • 10/7 – Jack & Sadie – JB Salsbury
  • 10/7 – What’s Your Sign? – Lila Monroe
  • 10/7 – Single in Sitka – Katy Regnery
  • 10/7 – The Ammendment – Melanie Mooreland
  • 10/7 – Dark King – Kelsie Rae
  • 10/8 – Sinners are Winners – Lani Lynn Vale
  • 10/8 – Getting Played – Emma Chase
  • 10/8 – Misadventures at City Hall – Victoria Blue
  • 10/8 – Baking Me Crazy – Karla Sorensen
  • 10/8 – The Giver of Stars – Jojo Moyes
  • 10/8 – The Burning Shadow – Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • 10/8 – Desperate to Touch – W. Winters
  • 10/8 – Down Too Deep – J. Daniels
  • 10/9 – The Vow – J.L. Beck & C. Hallman
  • 10/9 – Atone – Cassandra Robbins
  • 10/10 – Twisted Marriage – Alessandra Torre
  • 10/10 – The Love Trap – Nicole French
  • 10/11 – The Mogul and the Muscle – Claire Kingsley
  • 10/11 – Sweet Retribution – Siobhan Davis

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#Review “The Guy in the Middle” by Kate Stewart

The Team Player 2 Anthology is here! It’s LIVE.

11 stories from 11 of our favorite authors!


Tricia’s Musings…

5 sporting CROWNS

Who knew there was so much more to Lance than meets the eye. As a supporting character in The Guy on the Right, I certainly didn’t. Don’t worry, if you haven’t read TGotR yet, (you really should though, cos it’s amazing), you can still read this one with no difficulty. Although this is a novella, currently part of the Team Player 2 anthology, it’s not short on content. It’s a great enemies to lovers/forbidden romance with wonderful fully fleshed out characters and I loved it.

Initial impressions were that Harper and Lance were like oil and water. She a talented dancer, he a ball player/fighter with a bad attitude and even worse temper. When walls started to be broken down, you could see their real personalities shine through and I fell in love with both of them. I particularly loved the way Ms Stewart described Harper’s dancing and the effect *cough, cough* it had on Lance had me cracking up. Harper is wonderful. Feisty and no nonsense, I took to her straight away.

Lance’s behaviour took a little more getting used to. He’s quiet and broody, a trait which which can be ignored most of the time, unlike his jerkish behaviour and hot headedness, which took a little more time to understand. Nevertheless, understanding does come, once we get inside his head and his story unfolds.

However, a bad decision, made for the right reasons, has far reaching repercussions for this couple and their paths are suddenly not as fixed as they anticipated. The story ends on what I would call a hopeful “to be continued “ note, and I can’t wait to find out where the next part of their journey will take them.

THIS REVIEW IS FOR ONE OF THE ELEVEN STORIES THAT APPEAR IN THE ANTHOLOGY.

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#Review “Best of Me” by LK Farlow

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Best of Me by LK Farlow
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 5, 2019


Aundi’s Musings…

5 Forbidden Crowns

LK delivers a touching, slow burn romance that will melt your heart. This book has a touch of enemies to lovers, a touch of the forbidden and all the delicious angst. I loved everything about this story from start to finish LK kept me utterly enraptured with Duke and Mally.

When she died, she took the best of me right along with her, leaving a shell of the man I was before.
Duke is one hundred percent book boyfriend material. He is brooding and angry but deep down he will melt your panties with his sweetness not to mention all the tattoo’s (Insert immediate swooning). He goes through something incredibly tragic that wrecks him in a way that many don’t recover from. He closes himself off from love and finding someone, ultimately, he’s just going through the motions of living, without living. It’s heartbreaking to see this beautifully strong man so closed to possibilities. I loved his character so much; his pain was so real and tangible you can feel it pour from the pages. You want to coddle him a little but at the same time when he’s a complete douche to Mallory you want to whack him upside the head.

Mallory’s my own personal brand of torture, and yet, she sparks something to life in me that I thought died with her sister-hope-and that just pisses me off all the more.

I felt so much for Mallory she lived through some epically tragic things that would destroy even the strongest of people. But she persevered, she made it out and made something out of herself. Her strength and compassion even given her childhood are awe inspiring. She has a lot of residual insecurities that she must deal with, but she doesn’t let them stand in her way.

I loved her banter with Duke, their chemistry was instantaneous and can be felt burning through your Kindle. They try to fight their undeniable attraction to each other, but some things cannot be stopped. And their connection is one of them. I simply adored watching them together even in the beginning when Duke was being a jerk, I loved it because you knew that it wasn’t coming from a bad place. Watching what they have mature and grow into something that heals their souls was beautiful to see.

Mallory kisses just like she lives, with all of her heart and soul, and here in this moment, I know she’s claiming a piece of both of mine.

This story will break you heart but in the same moment start putting it back together. Duke and Mally will steal your heart and leave you breathless. You will love this story from beginning to end as LK has woven a perfectly balanced tale full of love, loss, forgiveness, and humor. Go out and grab your copy of this story today, you will not be disappointed, fall in love with Duke and Mally as I have and let their journey be a part of your life.

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#Review “Reign of Brayshaw” by Meagan Brandy

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REIGN OF BRAYSHAW IS AVAILABLE NOW!

Series: Brayshaw, Book Three


Sarah’s Musings…

5 MY FEELINGS ARE A MESS CROWNS

You know a series is good because your heart hurts that it is over. And yes, I know we are getting Cap and a Royce’s book, but Maddoc and Raven’s story is done and I’m left feeling bereft. I don’t know how to say goodbye to a couple I have loved so much, to a story that consumed me, and to a world that I’m enamored with.

Raven and her boys are everything. I loved seeing the evolution of not just Raven but of Maddoc, Royce, and Captain. Seeing them go from men who follow rules to kings who rule and seeing Raven go from a lost, obstinate girl to a defiant queen was more than I could have hoped for. These four became more than friends, they became family, and the readers, like me, became a piece of their family, too.

Through these three books, I have been enthralled with the romance between Maddoc and Raven. From the push and pull of their courtship, to the possessive nature from both sides, and the intimate moments when they are alone, these two have easily slipped into one of my favorite couples of all times. The way they love, fiercely and passionately, is how we all want to be loved. What makes this series special, though, is that this love isn’t just romantic. It is familial as well. The passion and love, although different, extends beyond Raven and Maddoc to their brothers as well as some of the secondary characters who take a more prominent role in this book. I was truly so sad to say goodbye to them, the whole entire crew of secondary and primary characters.

The story, in true Brayshaw fashion, starts out with a bang and it never stops. I felt every emotion, every word, like it was being carved into my heart. As I was reading, I openly begged for things to right themselves, for actions to become undone. And even though it hurt, I loved every moment because Meagan Brandy stayed true to these characters, and what motivates them. While they may have gotten lost for a bit the boys and their queen return in full glory to reign over Brayshaw and my heart!

This ending is everything we have come to love about BRAYSHAW! It is dramatic, emotional, romantic, perfection. I will always and forever be a #braygirl.

P.S. And if you thought my claim on all the Bray boys was strong before, you haven’t seen anything yet. I am coming for all of the secondary characters, too. I cannot wait to see what Meagan does with the rest of the series. I am here for it all.

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Aundi’s Musings…

5 Brayshaw CROWNS

This. Book. Was. Everything! Meagan once again created a story that not only draws you in from the first page and keeps you enthralled throughout. But one that will slowly and meticulously squeeze your heart until you can’t breathe just waiting to see what’s going to happen next. I am one hundred percent invested in these character’s and this world that Meagan created. What happens to them feels like it’s happening to me, that is the genius behind Meagan’s writing. You need this book in your life!

They want an obedient wife. There getting a defiant queen.

Raven has been my girl since Boys of Brayshaw High. She is the most bad-ass heroine that I have read in a while. She takes no crap from anyone and she can handle herself in all situations. But at the same time, she has this huge heart and always and I mean always put’s the needs of others before her own. And that part of her character does not change in this. But what does is you finally get to see the completed evolution of a Queen. They are hoping they will be able to control her because she is just a woman, but they could not be any more wrong. She is audacious, she is reckless, she is loyal. She. Is. Queen! 

Loyal despite her inability to trust. Honest even when it hurts her.

Maddoc and Raven have come a long way from their petulant beginnings, and I have loved every single minute of their relationship. And this story just cements that they are my favorite couple of all time. They are unapologetically possessive of each other. And love each other unabashedly and with a wildness I think everyone wishes to be loved with. But what I adore most about them is their relationship with the boys. They have an unbreakable bond between them that is welded together with steel that you can feel through the pages. They hurt when the others hurt, they bleed when the others bleed. They are the type of family that you could only hope to have. Fiercely Loyal, Stubbornly Protective, Bonded by Choice not by Blood!!

“What conclusion?” “That I’d walk through fire if it kept you guys from getting hurt.”

I am heartbroken that this story has ended, I know we still get Caps and Royce’s stories and I can’t wait to see what Meagan does with them and all the secondary characters. But it still feels as if a piece of my soul is lost now that this part is complete. This story was everything I could have hoped for regarding them. Meagan pulls no punches and I am not going to lie you will spend a large chunk of the book with anxiety over what’s going on, but trust that Meagan knows what she’s doing. You will make it through and be so grateful that you did!!! So, buckle up for this Epic conclusion to one of the best series I have ever read.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

Tricia’s Musings…

5 edge of my seat CROWNS

Reign of Brayshaw is an amazing conclusion to this fantastic series. The intricacies of the plot just blew me away, although I will admit at times I could’ve used a map or a family tree to keep things straight in my mind. I admire the way this author brought everything together with an intriguing and fast paced storyline.

I don’t know what I can say that would do the boys and girls of Brayshaw justice. I love their fierceness, their loyalty and passion. Each of them have possessive qualities but are equally able to put those aside, when required, in order to put others needs and safety before their own. This is clearly not an easy step to take for any of them and their pain and distress, the uneasiness they feel about certain situations, is not sugar coated.

For me, as much as I loved the boys, Raven was the shining light in this story. She’s strong and feisty, every knock down just making her rise up and return tougher and more tenacious than ever. Although Reign is the conclusion to Raven and Maddoc’s story, the unexpected plot twists saw more interaction between Raven, Captain and Royce and I absolutely adored those moments. They were like the calm in the midst of all the mayhem.

Although I felt a little overwhelmed at times, overall I thoroughly enjoyed every gasping, edge of my seat, drama filled moment to this epic series. Oh, and that ending? Perfect! However, the ride isn’t over yet for this family and I can’t wait to see where it takes them next.

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#Review “Chaos Remains” by Anne Malcolm

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Chaos Remains by Anne Malcolm

Series: Greenstone Security, Book Four


Aundi’s Musings…

5 Chaotic CROWNS

Holy mother of intensity, Anne nailed this thoroughly addicting read. This book starts off running and continues until the last page leaving you strung out and breathless. The Greenstone Security series is quickly becoming one of the best series I’ve read, each book gets better and better. I was not fully prepared for this delicious Slow-burn romance that will have you twisted up in the best kind of way. 

He liked it when ugly things brushed beautiful things. 

Lance is a pure Savage: Brooding and Alpha in the most intense way he just drips testosterone like cologne. He is a man of few words, mainly grunts and brooding stares, but he does not need any words to exude his overpowering charisma. This man was so freaking delicious I can’t even express how much. This man was so beautifully broken you can’t help but want to break down his walls and make him better. 

The connection between Lance and Elena was immediate. The way he couldn’t leave her alone from the very beginning, was always watching her and taking care of her in his own wordless way’s. It was the little things that he did for her that will melt your heart. Like bringing her donuts from her favorite bakery just because she said she liked them. Or making sure she was eating enough. Not pulling out of the driveway until she had her seatbelt fastened. You wouldn’t expect this beast of a man to worry about these kinds of things. But for her he did. She slowly started healing his tragically broken pieces. 

Because she felt so right in his arms when even breathing had felt wrong for the past ten years. 

Elena was strength personified. She left an absolutely heartbreakingly terrible situation. One that would have broken many. With nothing except her son and started a whole new life. She may be struggling to make ends meet but she is doing it and she is raising a beautifully funny boy. She is fiercely independent and doesn’t like accepting any sort of help, because of her background. Which doesn’t sit well with the Brooding Alpha who has fallen for her. Their banter back and forth was full of exquisite tension, him with his grunts and sex eyes and her with her awkward mouth that doesn’t have a filter. 

The area burned. Ached in a place to the right and south. My body wasn’t just waking up from a coma. It was being resurrected from the dead, and he hadn’t even frickin’ kissed me yet. 

Anne has created a story that holds you in a permanent state of mouthwatering tension. The heat between Lance and Elena is palpable you can feel it through the pages. And the slow building passion is so satisfying when it finally explodes melting your Kindle. Anne’s words have a way of seeping into your soul and becoming a part of you, this story is no exception. You will not be disappointed, so what are you waiting for go and read this. Right! Now! And fall in love with this wonderfully broken couple that will tug at your heartstrings and make you ache in the best possible way. 

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

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#Review “White Knight” by Meghan March

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Sarah’s Musings…

5 WOW CROWNS

I should know by now to never expect anything from Meghan March. When Black Sheep ended, I really thought I knew where the story was going. I should have known. As an experienced March reader, I should have expected the unexpected, because that is what she delivered.

The chemistry heats up in White Knight, and if you thought Cannon and Drew were HOT in Black Sheep, get your fans ready. They are combustible.

This plot is filled with twist and turns, shocking revelations. I was kept on the edge of my seat the whole until the end. It is this reason that Meghan March is always a oneclick author for me.

The audiobooks was brilliant. I loved the narrators. Their voices were perfect for Drew and Cannon. They worked well together as a couple, and I loved the fluency and tone of their voices making a great audiobook.

This duet was so captivating! From the characters, to the secondary cameos, to the enthralling plot, I never wanted it to end

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