#NewRelease “Old Fashioned” by Kandi Steiner

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Old Fashioned, the fourth and final installment in the Becker Brothers series by Kandi Steiner is LIVE!


Aundi’s Musings…

5 All Answers Revealed Crowns

This is the final book in the Becker Boys series and Kandi saved the best for last. I’ve wondered about Jordan since the very first book, I needed to know all the things about this quite brooding man and this book does not disappoint. You finally get the answers to all the questions you may have had throughout this series and it’s epically satisfying. So, even though this could technically be read as a standalone, I wouldn’t you miss out on all the goodness from each of his brother’s stories…..

We’re brothers, and impenetrable force, a team forged in bad times and in good.

Jordan is everything I thought he would be, he’s sweet and romantic just like his brothers. And holds his parent’s relationship as the Gold Standard to how all relationships should be. And honestly, I would too if my parents were like his. So, it makes sense that he has these walls up to keep relationships at bay. But it’s so gratifying to see his walls slowly fall and his inner romantic come out. He’s wonderfully protective and won’t hesitate to put himself in danger to prevent anything from happening to those he cares about. And I absolutely loved his relationship with Sydney’s daughter Paige they connected instantly what with her obsession with football, and he offer’s his unwavering support to her form the get go. This in itself is enough to make you fall head over heels for this guy.

I wasn’t hungover from the whiskey. I was hungover from he kiss.

Sydney is fierce, this woman is so much stronger than she gives herself credit for. She lived through hell and made it out on the other side with her daughter, and that takes strength of character and of heart. She is also incredibly smart and knows what she is doing when it comes to her new job as the new athletic trainer, she is a strong woman in a male dominated area and that’s inspiring. 

Everything that had been dead inside me came to life when Jordan Becker’s mouth claimed mine. And in the midst of it all, the way he kissed me made me realize I’d never really been kissed before.

This series is easily one of my favorites, Kandi has created such a wonderful world full of intrigue and romance. Her books easily sweep you under and take a hold of you completely enthralling you until the very end. This is a must-read series!!! Fall in love with these Becker Boy’s the way I have you won’t be disappointed. 

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#NewRelease “First Impressions” by Dee Palmer

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AVAILABLE NOW!


Tricia’s Musings…

4.5 playful CROWNS

There’s more than a little animosity between Cash and Harlow in the opening pages of First Impressions by Dee Palmer, which took me somewhat by surprise. With past experience and a nasty encounter coloring Harlow’s view of rich men she is determined not to fall for his charm and comes across as more than ungrateful for his help. Maybe its just Cash who rubs her up the wrong way by waving his wealth in her face, but sweeping assumptions and first impressions at the start of their story make for one witty tale, full of hilarious banter and scorching chemistry.

I don’t really need to talk about the plot as the synopsis tells you most of what you need to know about the bones of the story. What it doesn’t tell you is how Cash and Harlow are made for each other, despite their apparent differences. Harlow, having lost everything in a recent tragedy, fell pray to an unscrupulous villain of a man, who took advantage of her vulnerability and rather sweet and naïve nature. Cash is a far more confident character overall. However, he harbours his own secrets and feelings of guilt from his youth, which have in the past prevented him from indulging in nothing more than passing encounters. They’re both a little lonely, broken and raw and Cash is certainly not prepared for Harlow and how she turns his world upside down, how she makes him feel. The push and pull of their relationship was great, his stubbornness and her feistiness make for some very interesting situations. However, the thing I loved the most was how little by little they changed, opening their hearts and minds and, without realising it, fulfilling each other’s needs as well as their own.

First Impressions is quite simply a gorgeous love story. A slow burn, witty, enemies to lovers romance, with lots of emphasis on the emotional and not merely the physical side of their relationship. However, there’s plenty of passionate, smouldering looks and lusty thoughts between them and when they finally give in to their desires, those moments are wonderfully hot and steamy and well worth the wait.

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#NewRelease “Take Two” by Heather Orgeron

Title: Take Two
Author: Heather M. Orgeron
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cover Design: Juliana Cabrera
Release Date: March 19, 2020
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Models: Andrew Biernat- Model & Sofia Romero


Aundi’s Musings…

4 Second Times a Charm Crowns

Heather has done it again, with this delightfully funny second chance romance that will have you laughing out loud. I’m normally not a big fan of second chance romances, but I simply adore Heather and her uniquely charming writing style that always has me completely enraptured with her stories. And Nya and Liam story did just that, this couple grabbed ahold of my heart and didn’t let go. 

Heat blooms in my chest. The smell of alcohol on his breath is oddly arousing. It’s not even fair that he’s been blessed with sexy morning breath, of all things. He’s not at all deserving of such sex appeal. 

Liam is absolutely delightful; this man will have you swooning all over the damn place. I loved his sarcastic sense of humor and that he doesn’t hesitate to make Nya angry because he loves her reaction, this is such a husband thing to do. But under all that is a man that just wants his old life back. I loved that he could see where he went wrong and tried to make it right. He didn’t place blame he owned the part he played in their separation. 

I miss her. I miss her easy smiles and our mundane conversations. The way she didn’t hesitate to call on me for anything and everything. Or nothing at all. I miss my friend. 

Nya is a fireball this woman is just as sarcastic as Liam and I loved the banter that it created. They genuinely enjoyed each other’s company and you can sense the connection and comfort they have with each other that only comes from a strong love and time spent together. 

There’s no one else for me; it’s more obvious than ever. What we share goes so much deeper than a physical connection. We’re bonded at a molecular level. Scarred on one another’s hearts. Engraved on each other’s souls. 

Each one of Heather’s books is better than the last, she continues to grow as a writer, and it shows in her work. I have loved her writing for a long time, ever since Breakaway and I have to say that I’m still in love with her work to this day. This book is an adorably sweet second chance romance and Heather freaking slayed it. This book will have you laughing out loud one minute and swooning into a puddle the next. These characters are wonderfully likable and will leave you with a huge smile on your face. I highly recommend this book even if you’re not a fan of second chance romances, this might just change your mind, it did for me!

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#CoverReveal “Southern Storms” by Brittainy Cherry

Even the town’s black sheep needed a friend sometimes

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Southern Storms, an all-new angst-filled friends to lovers romance from Brittainy C. Cherry, is coming April 2nd and we have the gorgeous cover!

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All I wanted to do was run away, I never expected to crash into his arms…

After leaving the city life behind to escape my loveless marriage, I moved to small town Havenbarrow for a fresh start.

What I didn’t expect was to find myself drawn to the town’s black sheep.

They called him troubled. Cold. A man with a dark past.

What everyone seemed to miss about Jax was the splashes of light in his eyes. The random acts of kindness he performed when no one was watching. The way he made me smile and laugh.

Jax helped unpack the baggage I’d been carrying around with me. He was patient with my pain and gentle with my scars. He was the stillness during my hurricane.

Yet when both of our pasts come back to haunt our present days, we realized quickly that sometimes loves stories didn’t end the way we’d hoped.

Sometimes you were left with only the damage from the storm.

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#Review “Creole Kingpin” by Meghan March

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Sarah’s Musings…

5 In Love with the Heroine Crowns

This is quintessential Meghan March – suspense, fierce heroine, fantastic ending , and I couldn’t have been more in love with Magnolia and her story.

Normally, I fall in love with the he heroes and like the heroines, but Magnolia stole the show. I love every single thing about her. From her lack of apology for her profession to her fierce independence, she epitomizes everything I love in a female lead.

Moses was a great hero. What I loved most about him is how he wanted to be a team with magnolia. Yes, he does the alpha, “I protect what’s mine” bit that we love from a March hero, but I felt like his team mentality made him extra swoony.

The story is paced and written well. It has the signature suspense we love and a conclusion cliffy that had me anticipating the next book ASAP. It was the shocking, jaw dropping cliffy but an “OMG, if I think what is going to happen, happens, I’ll lose my ever loving mind.”

I’m so here for this duet. It has been everything that made me love Meghan March’s books, and I’m so glad to be back in love.

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#Review “Mine” by Natasha Knight and A. Zavarelli

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Mine: A Bratva Secret Baby Romance

Series: Ties That Bind #1

Authors: Natasha Knight & A. Zavarelli

Genre: Dark Mafia Romance


Tricia’s Musings…

4 Protecting what’s mine CROWNS

If Mafia romance is your thing, then these two talented authors and their skill for writing amazing dark and gritty, edgy stories, have you covered. You’re going to absolutely love Lev Antonov, a dominant, dangerous alpha, a member of the Russian Bratva who unexpectedly bursts into the life of unsuspecting Katerina Blake. Not only does he turn it upside down, he blows it all to smithereens. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time, not once but twice, will have serious repercussions for Kat for the rest of her life.

There’s so much chemistry and passion between these two that neither of them can explain. With thoughts only of a one night stand, Lev wastes no time showing Kat just what effect she has on him. However, their lives are intertwined in a way which neither of them could’ve predicted. Any kind of association with someone like Lev shines a spotlight on you and danger will find you whether you seek it or not. You can run but you can’t hide forever.

Mine starts off slowly but soon picks up pace and there’s twists and turns and a good dose of suspense driving the story forward. Kat struggles to survive but despite this I loved her determination, her strength and resilience. Although sweet natured, she stands up for herself, giving as good as she gets. Lev is one possessive, unapologetic, forceful man. Despite his need for control, he has, well I wouldn’t exactly call it a softer side, cos there’s nothing soft about him, but he clearly has caring feelings and a need to protect and defend those that he sees as “his”. He doesn’t have the time or inclination to explain himself, he just needs Kat to trust him, something which under the circumstances is not going to come easily. You can feel the frustration, the push and pull, from both of them.

As this is book one in a duet, it of course ends on a cliffhanger and one heck of a breath stealing cliffy too. Lev and Kat’s journey is far from over, so many pieces of the puzzle still missing. I can’t wait to see where and how this all ends and who will be left standing when it does.

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#NewRelease “All I Ask” by Corinne Michaels

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Title: All I Ask
Author: Corinne Michaels
Genre: Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 17th, 2020


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Synopsis:

From the New York Times bestselling author of One Last Time comes a breathtaking story about first love, second chances, and starting over.

Teagan Berkley is trying her best. A single mom raising a precocious teen, she may have given up on her dreams, but she’s accepted her life in her small beachside hometown. Now the one person who abandoned her when she needed him the most has returned, bringing back memories of what might have been.

Derek Hartz arrives in town with a teenage daughter – and he’s full of guilt over his failed marriage and the way he ended his friendship with Teagan. He’s determined to set things right with her, but first he needs to gain her trust. Something he’s not convinced he deserves.

As Teagan and Derek open up to each other-and confess their deepest secrets-it’s impossible for them to deny what’s always been between them. But just when their happily ever after is within reach, their complicated history surfaces again and threatens to keep them apart. Forever.

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#Review “Kiss the Stars” by A.L. Jackson

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Kiss the Stars, a Falling Stars stand-alone romance from A.L. Jackson is available now in Kindleunlimited!


Aundi’s Musings…

5 Another Honest Crowns

Where have I been that this is the first book I’ve read by A.L Jackson? This book ripped straight through every single one of my emotions until I was utterly drained and emotionally wrecked. A.L’s prose is lyrical and soothing even in the darkest of situations, and I found myself completely enraptured from the moment I opened this book until the last page. Mia and Leif are beautifully broken and devastatingly honest in their lives and in the evolution of their relationship to the point your heart will physically ache for them.

This girl was nothing but temptation. Wicked, perfect sin. 

Leif is Alpha possessive deliciousness. He tries so hard to stay away from Mia thinking he isn’t good enough for her, but their connection was intense and immediate, they did not stand a chance. However, Leif is fighting some powerful inner demons and holds himself responsible for things that happened in his past. But the fact that he tries so hard to stay away from Mia shows you how good he really is. He puts her and her children before himself and you can feel the transition in him when his walls start coming down and he stops trying to push Mia away. Leif is ultimately a protector you can feel it in the intense way he handles situations and that’s exactly what Mia needs.

A rumble of need curled up his throat. “I will ruin you.” “I want you to,” I begged. I was already there. My wreckage strewn at his feet.

Mia is so strong, stronger than I think she realizes. She has had to endure some terrible situations and tragedy has gotten to her, but she did not break. Mia held herself together better than most would have, and I loved that about her. She wasn’t afraid, I mean she was, but she still put herself out there especially with Leif. She knew that their connection was a once in a lifetime thing. Her soul and Leif’s were intricately woven together through tragedy and acceptance creating their own beautifully written song that only they could hear. 

The girl written on my skin, the taste of her emblazoned on my tongue. Knew I wasn’t ever going to be the same.

This book took me on a journey that I was not prepared for, I fell in love with these characters and the evolution of their love story, that was so exquisitely written. A.L Jackson has created magic with Mia and Leif, her words will slowly and effortlessly wrap around your heart and soul leaving their imprint forever embedded. This may have been my first book by her, but it will definitely not be my last. 

Sarah’s Musings…

4 CROWNS

Kiss the Stars is everything readers have come to expect from A.L. Jackson – swoony, broken hero, beautiful prose, and an element of danger.

Leif is your pretty typical Jackson hero who is weighed down by past mistakes and sees himself as unworthy of love and the heroine. Similarly, the heroine is looking for love after some kind of damage from her past. Through their relationship they find redemption and love.

Both of the characters are likable, they have really good chemistry and the bedroom scenes are great too.

The story has a good start. Jackson really fleshed our their story and their characters. It was great to see the Sunder family again. I really felt like they contributed to the story versus being there for cameo purposes. This is a slow burn and a lot happens in the final chapters of the book. I do wish those parts would have been spread out more throughout the book versus having some much action at the end. That being said, I loved where she took the story with them. That is what made me enjoy the story so much.

Beautifully written, as A.L. Jackson’s books always are, Kiss the Stars is another romance about hope that can come with second chances.

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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 the books I am dying to read or the books I am raving about!


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Sarah’s Musings

I died over the ending of book two, so I cannot wait to dive into this book. I need to know how this steamy read ends.

FULL REVIEW TO COME THIS WEEK

Synopsis:

Secrets have now been revealed . . . lies uncovered . . . and stubborn walls broken down. Reed always says everyone’s got a price . . . It’s been his mantra for as long as he’s had money in the bank. And now, he’s desperately trying to figure out Georgina’s before it’s too late.

The scorching-hot love story of Reed and Georgina began as a simple game of cat and mouse, a game of seduction between a music mogul and a young, aspiring journalist. In the beginning, both sides considered themselves the hunter. Both sides thought they were running the game. But what unfolded between them was an unexpected bond neither of them saw coming. A once-in-a-lifetime soul connection. Unfortunately, though, betrayals and lies have come between them now, leaving two hearts on the brink of total decimation . . .

Will the truth finally set Reed and Georgina free to find the happiness they both so desperately desire . . . or have they lost their chance at love forever?

BELOVED LIAR is the third book of the standalone REED RIVERS TRILOGY. The full trilogy is BAD LIAR, BEAUTIFUL LIAR, and BELOVED LIAR, to be read in order. 

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#NewReleases for the Week of March 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.


  • 3/16 – Reborn Yesterday – Tessa Bailey
  • 3/16 – Lies We Tell – Jenna E. Mann
  • 3/17 – Mating Theory – Skye Warren
  • 3/17 – Southern Chance – Natasha Madison
  • 3/17 – All I Ask – Corinne Michaels
  • 3/17 – Beef Cake – Jiffy Kate
  • 3/17 – Deadly Obsession – J.L. Beck & C. Hallman
  • 3/18 – Surrender – Fiona Cole
  • 3/19 – Beloved Liar – Lauren Rowe
  • 3/19 – Hell Hath No Furry – RC Boldt
  • 3/19 – Ruin – Willow Aster
  • 3/19 – Old Fashioned – Kandi Steiner
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#Review “All the Lies” by Rina Kent

All The Lies by Rina Kent is LIVE!! Find out what happens when the most popular girl loses her memory and becomes a nobody.


Aundi’s Musings…

5 Monster Crowns

This is the first book by Rina that I have read and I am here to tell you that it won’t be my last. I was completely entranced from the moment I opened this book until the very last page. This story will have your head spinning trying to figure out what is going on, only to leave you utterly breathless and twisted in knots. Rina blew me away with this twisted dark tale, this book takes off from the start throwing you straight into this twisted storyline and doesn’t let up. 

His masculine voice is like a dark forest in the middle of a starless night. It’s deep and rough around the edges as if all the ruthlessness I the world has been injected into it. 

Reina wakes up from a coma and doesn’t remember anything from her previous life. She had a horrific accident that left her with her memory loss and almost killed her. During the story she slowly starts to find out the things from her past that she doesn’t remember. The type of person she was and the activities she was involved in. But as she slowly finds these things out, she finds that she is no longer that person anymore. Whether it’s from the accident or something else she just doesn’t feel a connection to that life. Reina is trying to find out who she is now after everything that’s happened. She is slowly trying to piece together what her life was and mesh it with the person she wants to be now. I loved Reina she’s strong so much stronger than I think even she realizes. She has to come to terms with her new normal after what’s happened and make peace with the person she was and the person she is. It takes a strong sense of self to not break after all that she’s been through. 

“So? What will I find, Reina?” The whisper of my name out of his mouth isn’t just a name. It’s a promise. A damnation. A sinister journey that pulls me closer, refusing to let me go. 

Asher is something else, he is dark and angry always there to make Reina feel too many differing emotions and confusing her. But at the same time I think his reaction to her is confusing him as well. As Reina is trying to be this new person all those around her are trying to weave the two together. They didn’t lose their memories so they remember who she was. And this person that woke from the coma doesn’t compute with what they remember. Everyone is trying to figure out exactly how to handle this new Reina that they were not prepared for. I think that in itself makes Asher angrier, he’s fighting with himself in regards to her and doesn’t know what to do. 

He has the most beautiful eyes, my savior. Green like a dark forest, but also like a tropical sea during a storm. He’s a dream and a nightmare, my savior, like darkness and light. He’s Asher. 

The way Rina writes this story is like a tangible entity you can sense. Every emotion. Every moment. You can feel it seeping from the pages. Rina has twisted my whole life up, this book is so unexpected and takes you on a journey that you cannot prepare for. Once you think you know what’s going on something happens and you’re left bereft unsure what you just read. This book is a wild ride from start to finish, and these characters will own you. 

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#NewRelease “After the Fall” by Giana Darling

AFTER THE FALL (The Fallen Men #4) by Giana Darling Release Date: March 13th  


   Synopsis:

I was settin’ up to live a good life, the kinda life I’d fought hard to deserve.

With a good woman––the best woman––at my side, a degree under my belt, and the whole world at my feet, I was livin’ the kinda happily ever after usually denied the rebellious and the criminal. I’d turned my back on that kinda life, thinkin’ I needed that clean, wholesome kinda happy.

Then the devil came dressed in the wings of an angel and took someone from me.

And I realized I was wrong.

There was no clean and wholesome for a man like me with poetry in his heart and outlaw in his blood. The life I’d been livin’ was only purgatory, holding me over until the time came for me to descend into Hell and pick up the tarnished crown that awaited me.

I was condemning my woman to a life of violence, blood, and heartache, but I had to hope she’d step up and finally be the rough and tumble queen to my Fallen MC king.

*After the Fall can be read as a stand-alone romance, but you first meet the couple in Lessons in Corruption (The Fallen Men, #1)* (less)

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#Review “The Rich Boy” by Kylie Scott

The Rich Boy, an all-new slow-burn standalone with white-hot chemistry and witty banter from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, is out now!


Aundi’s Musings…

4 Beloved Crowns

Kylie has given us a modern-day fairytale that is sure to set your soul of fire. Her take on class differences and societal views on this really opens your eyes to how different types of people view the world. And ultimately how much of yourself do you want to lose when you’re trying to fit into a world that you weren’t born into.

“That was nice,” he says in a low voice.
“Yes, it was.” He looks down, taking in the way our bodies are pressed together.
“Baby Jesus would be appalled.”
“I do so hate disappointing infant gods.”

I loved Beck, his personality and sense of humor were addictive. I could definitely see how Alice was so smitten right off the bat. Their banter was light hearted and fun, it just flowed easily between them, giving you a sense of rightness. The way the Beck was raised and grew up was completely opposite of how Alice was raised, and it shows in how he handles situations. Instead of trying to work them out or find ways to make it better he tends to just throw money at it, which is one of the main issues between them. This I feel highlights the biggest difference between them. When you have money to throw at problems you never really have to learn to try and solve them. Whereas when you don’t have the means to get rid of problems like that, you develop an ability to work through the problems and find alternative solutions. Beck is soft hearted and really is the sweetest/swooniest guy ever, but his inability to stop throwing money around is prevalent and disheartening at times, but understandable given his situation.

“You’re beautiful when you pout,” he says, fingers trailing up and down my arms. “The prettiest pouting, barely dressed sex monster in the room.”

Alice is phenomenal, I absolutely loved that she did not lose her sense of self after being thrust into this unknown world full of pretentious rich assholes. Even when they were trying to fix her up to their standards so to speak she still did not give in easily and kept giving things back. It without a doubt showed that she was not there for his money she was there because she loved him. I can’t imagine how easy it could be to get caught up in this world of riches and lose yourself entirely, so to watch as she holds onto to herself and pushes back had me smiling throughout.

My lungs are laboring, heart pounding, and he growls. Actually growls into my mouth. Fucking hell. Maybe he did start the rumor, but he’s an animal just the same.

Kylie has created a beautifully written fairytale that will sweep you off your feet, whilst giving you a severe case of blue balls. Seriously I was ill prepared for the Slow Burn romance portion of this book. She has written this book with a deep sense of honesty in regards to how different classes of people view the world around them and those in it. It’s heartbreaking at times and utterly frustrating during others, but you could see it happening in just that way. I think that’s why Beck and Alice are absolute perfection together, you can feel their connection in every moment they share together, watching them navigate this new relationship and life changing expectations and experiences.

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#NewRelease “The Trade” by Meghan Quinn

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THE TRADE by Meghan Quinn

Release Date: March 12th

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Aundi’s Musings…

5 Bobbies for Life Crowns

Meghan without a doubt knows how to write the swooniest hero’s, they will make your heart race and have you falling in love. And Cory Fucking Potter is no different. This man will cause your whole body to swoon and your heart will never be the same again. Meghan has done it again, creating the type of romance that will have you laughing out loud one minute and your body clenching in sexual tension the next. There’s no way to prepare for Cory Potter!

“Cory Fucking Potter, I have a boner right now just thinking about how you’re here.” Jason is…….an interesting guy. 

Cory is all the things you could possibly want in a hero. He’s smart, sexy, undeniable charming, romantic, sweet and caring. This man puts family and friends first and is just an overall really good guy. From the moment I started this book my heart had no chance against the likes of Cory Potter. And the moments between him and Natalie are wonderful, their banter easy and light. I l absolutely loved them together, everything about them just fit perfectly and left you with a sense of right. 

“If you’re calling me to tell me you met up with another guy during the day, I’m going o walk to your apartment tonight and punch you dead on in the ear.” “The ear?” “Yeah, the boob is too easy the eye is too obvious, and your ass has way too much cushion. It would be the ear so you ringing for days.”

Natalie was amazing she’s funny and smart with quick wit and this grace about her. She is going through a hard time and trying to deal with life altering changes that have just occurred, but she is doing her best not to let those things get to her. Her attraction to Cory is undeniable and she tries her best to stay away but not for the same reasons that Cory did. She’s been hurt tremendously, and her self-esteem has taken a hit so she just doesn’t feel like she is on the same level as Cory. One of the best things about this book is how Cory builds her up and consistently tells her how amazing she is. And the way that Cory get’s all Alpha every time she says something her ex did will make your heart skip a beat. 

My throat feels hoarse, my skin burns from his scruffy jaw, but I relish in the feeling of being marked by him.

I have yet to read a story by Meghan that I have not fallen in love with, each one is utterly remarkable and delightfully funny.  I love the ease with which I fall into her stories and immediately become consumed by them. Meghan has an impeccable way with words that will leave your heart, body and mind completely sated. Not to mention Cory and Natalie will own you heart and soul.

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#NewRelease “Fool Me Twice” by Carrie Aarons

FOOL ME TWICE by Carrie Aarons

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Blurb:

When my best friend died of cancer just before her eighteenth birthday, she left her coveted bucket list to me.

The things she already crossed off? Skinny dipping, going to Paris, completing the local hot wing challenge, road tripping to the ocean, and sending out a message in a bottle.

So, it falls on me to finish it for her, to honor her memory. In the next year, it’s my mission to:

1. Dye my hair

2. Have sex

3. Camp out in a tent

4. Go bungee jumping

5. Get revenge on Lincoln Kolb

Most are doable, some terrify me, and then there is the last item on the list. When the raven-haired football god dumped my best friend during senior year of high school, she was devastated. The jerk with charm for days found out she was sick, and betrayed her in the worst way possible.

But he doesn’t know me, I went to school a town over. Now, to fulfill my promise, I’m the newest freshman on the campus where he is the big man. If there is one thing, aside from cheap beer, that a jock can’t pass up, it’s a shiny new girl.

So when I catch his eye, play hard to get, and then fall into his bed, I know my scheme is working to perfection. But what Lincoln can’t see coming is the beatdown I have planned for his ice-cold heart.

Unfortunately, what I never saw coming was the one he had planned for mine.

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#Review “In Fury Lies Mischief” by Amo Jones

IN FURY LIES MISCHIEF (Midnight Mayhem #2) by Amo Jones

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Aundi’s Musings…

5 Little Dragon Crowns

Amo has done it again! Time and time again I slip into Amo’s stories with ease, diving headfirst into the worlds she has created becoming utterly consumed and completely enraptured. Killian and Saskia are next level Perfection in this book!! And I could not get enough of these two and their soul deep connection. Amo has created a deliciously dark and mysterious world with Midnight Mayhem, one where whatever you think you know, you actually have no idea. Who doesn’t enjoy a little mayhem?

The man is genetically blessed. Blessed by Satan.

You first meet Killian in In Peace Lies Havoc I would recommend reading that book first as it introduces you to everyone and what Midnight Mayhem consists of.
I thought I was in love with King but let me tell you Killian blew King out of the water. I was not prepared for the onslaught of Killian and his personality. This man is dark, devious, alpha possessive down to his core. I loved how unapologetic he was about who is his and what he does. He is depraved in a way that all those associated with Midnight Mayhem are. And he doesn’t care one bit about it. The ferocity with which he holds his loyalty is the sexist thing about him. Once he cares about a person there is nothing, he won’t do to protect you. He would kill, maim, destroy and raze the world to the ground for those he cares about.

My skin is on fire, recklessness taking hold of my body. I feel animalistic, like havoc is what needs to be caused.

Saskia is something else, this girl is strong and fierce but at the same time you can see the cracks in her armor. She has gone through some things that you can’t even imagine, and you can see that in her. She is strong but vulnerable at the same time and watching as she attempts to maintain that strength through every new revelation pulls at your heart. Their dark and twisted souls call to each other and soothe the other in the deepest possible way. I don’t think either of them were prepared for the type of connection that exists between them.

Killian is the kind of wild you want to run away with, not cage. He’s an untamed animal, turbulent and vicious.

This world that Amo has created to beyond anything I have ever read, and I am addicted to every word every moment that she creates. This story is not an easy one, it’s a decadently dark read that will push your boundaries and make you feel things you might not be prepared to. Her words have the power to rip apart your world while simultaneously making you enjoy every moment of that devastation while she slowly pieces your world back together. Amo is utterly addictive, everything she creates has the power to consume you seeping deep into your soul all the way down to your very marrow until her words become a part of you. And Killian and Saskia’s story is no different, you can’t really prepare for Killian he will come into your life and wreak havoc with his signature smirk in place, but I promise you will love every minute of it. This series is quickly becoming one of my All Time Favorites and I can’t wait to see where Amo takes us next in this addictive world of Mayhem… Are you ready?

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Sarah’s Musings…

5 VILLAINOUS CROWNS

GOD, how I love the worlds that Amo builds. Truly. The way she weaves the storyline has my mind working overtime to see how it is all going to fit together. And every single time I think I have it, I don’t. I just don’t, and it is the reason I love her at story telling.

Amo seems to know just what I love when it comes to a dark hero – depraved, violent, and an a**hole. Doesn’t sound like someone you should love, but do I ever and I don’t know if I’ve loved one of her characters like Kill (shhhhh, don’t tell Nate). Killian just has that something, the charisma that lures you into his trap, the smile that hides his sharp teeth ready to tear you in two. And I’d let him, gladly. He is the villain with a heart, and dare I say he might be Amo’s dirtiest and swooniest hero EVER.

Saskia is the perfect counterpart to Killian. She pushes and taunts and fights him. Their relationship is filled with banter and the push and pull I love. His black heart matches hers, and I know I’ve said it, but it bears repeating, these two have some rough, hot, dirty times. Phew. It got HOOOOOTTTT. As readers learn about Saskia, they will love her just as much as Kill and see how she pushes his evolution as a character.

This story takes place in the same world as In Peace Lies Havoc, but their story is completely different from the previous couple. It still has all the twists and turns we love and expect from an Amo Jones book, but the romance…Amo legitimately stepped up the romance game (it is still dark, but the romance is amped up). Some swoon-worthy lines fell from his lips as he coupled them with darkness. The perfect juxtaposition that encompasses Amo’s worlds and writing. It is a wild ride, and the layering is truly some of her very best, but I really loved the topics and themes of soulmates and forgiveness and trust and how elemental they are to love. Add to that the cameos and the next couple shown at the end, and I never want this world to end.

My love for Kill and Saskia is next level. This world, these couples, and their stories are really more than I ever thought they would be. It is darkly romantic, complex and riveting, and speaks of a love that truly survives against the odds, of soulmates with dark hearts that click. It is dark romance perfection.

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#Excerpt “Tell Me Pretty Lies” by Charleigh Rose

TELL ME PRETTY LIES by Charleigh Rose

Release Date: March 18th


Blurb:

Three things my mother acquired when she became engaged: 

1. A brand new Tiffany’s ring. 

2. A lavish home on Heartbreak Hill. 

3. Three privileged stepsons.

The last thing I expected was to fall for one of them, least of all Thayer Ames.

Beautiful, brooding, and untouchable. 

I knew it was a bad idea. He warned me himself. 

But he was a thunderstorm, and I never could resist the rain. 

It was perfect…

Until it wasn’t. 

One night was all it took for our world to crumble around us, leaving only secrets and lies between us.  

Now, I have to face him again, and the boy I used to know has become the man who loves to hate me.

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#Review “Beautiful Liar” by Lauren Rowe

BEAUTIFUL LIAR (Reed Rivers Trilogy #2) by Lauren Rowe

Release Date: March 5th


Tricia’s Musings…

5 flaming hot CROWNS

Oh my word, I’ve changed my mind about Reed Rivers so many times over the course of this book. We see many more sides to him here and I loved it. His arrogance made me want to shake him, his kindness and vulnerability left me feeling the need to give him a hug and then came some pretty dumb behaviour on his part and I actually started to feel sorry for him. An astute businessman he may be but when it comes to affairs of the heart he’s truly naïve and rather clueless. Those layers are starting to peel and you can feel his confusion. He wants to help but goes about things in the wrong way, too full on, using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. This method may work with other people but not Georgina and he’s going to have to get educated pretty damn quick, or all the money in the world isn’t going to get him what his heart desires.

One thing you can’t fault the man on is his skills when it comes to getting down and dirty. There’s some seriously steamy scenes in this book, I mean so flaming hot I’m still fanning myself thinking about them. Be warned, read in public at your own risk. It was fantastic seeing their emotional relationship evolve and grow too. Not only that but being able to get inside Reed’s head when realisation dawns was just brilliant. You know things are about to change, perhaps feelings are being caught, when a woman can bring a man to his knees, literally and figuratively, simply by being herself.

Georgie just continues to go up in my estimation. I could ramble on and on about her. She’s wonderful. Clever and shrewd she’s more than a match for Mr Rivers. She’s sensitive, thoughtful and slightly broken but is courageous nevertheless. I love her humility, her enthusiasm for life and her willingness to let go and experience everything it has to offer without apology. Most of all, I love that she has the balls to stick up for herself and when the brown stuff hit the fan, stick up for herself she certainly did. You go girl!

This story just gets better and better. Reed and Georgie have now got me firmly in their grip and I don’t want them to let go. I’m desperate to find out where they and the very talented Ms Rowe are going to take us next.

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Aundi’s Musings…

5 Midas Touch Crowns

Lauren Rowe is pure magic, this woman can bring any story to life drawing you in until you’re completely lost to the world that she has created. I have yet to read a story by her that I have not irrevocably fallen in love with. Every story is so diverse and wholly captivating, I dare you not to fall in love with her characters! And Georgie and Reed are no different, this couple is so much more than I could have anticipated. Maybe that’s because they are a trilogy instead of a standalone but either way you know they have so much more to say and their story is far from over. 

“It turns out, the king’s gem is highly symbolic. They symbolize power and blood. Passion, desire, and fire. All of which is perfect for you, Georgina, because you’re passion and power embodied. A human flame.” And you’ve infiltrated my blood. 

Okay, now let me tell you, if you thought book 1 in this Trilogy was hot that’s got nothing on the pure kindle fire that this book is. Reed and Georgie are absolutely insatiable their chemistry is off the charts HOT and the moment’s that they share together are enough to make your blood pressure rise!! I’ve got one word for you “Swing” and I’m just going to leave it at that. But you’ll know exactly what I am talking about once you read it. That scene had my temperature skyrocketing in the best way!!!!

“Come to me,” I say, my eyes locked with hers. “Crawl across the table on all fours and come to me.”

I loved that we got to see more of who Georgie and Reed actually are in this. Georgie is so young and it definitely shows on more than one occasion. But I liked that, I liked that she acted her age and not someone who was in their 30’s or 40’s. She’s got a lot of life lessons to learn and a lot of mistakes to make and that’s okay because she’s only 21. But in that innocence you still see her strength, she’s had a lot happen to her in her young age and it shows in her personality. Yes, she has moment’s where you can tell how young she is but on the same token you see that she is older than her years, in many ways. And her sass lord I loved it I could not get enough of how she would put Reed in his place with such ease!! This girl is something else. 

I knew it, without a doubt. Because underneath all the beauty beats the heart of a fucking psycho. There. I said it. 

I’m bringing back the “The Reed Rivers Effect” because it most assuredly applies to this book as well. This man can do some things to your body that you will never recover from. And I don’t doubt that once you have tasted him you will never be the same again. This man not only has the Midas Touch outside the bedroom but inside it as well. But underneath all the bravado and pure male prowess he has a pure heart. He tries to hide it from people but it’s there in his actions, which is what had me falling head over heels for this man. He hasn’t had an easy life and that shows in his determination to keep people at a distance but once he lets you in that’s when you get to see the real Reed. 

I place my palms flush against the closed door, my heart feeling like it’s physically bleeding onto the wood. Let me in, Georgie. Please, please let me in. 

This is unquestionably my top trilogy of the year!! Reed and Georgie have the kind of chemistry and appeal that you can’t fake, and you quickly become addicted to. This couple will wrap themselves around your heart keeping you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next. I can’t wait for the conclusion to this trilogy, I am without a doubt invested in these characters and what will ultimately happen between them.

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Sarah’s Musings…

5 Left Eye CROWNS

I am about to go Left Eye Lopez on Lauren Rowe, making me wait for book three. The last few chapters had me absolutely dying as I was listening, covering my ways, audibly saying, “NOOOOOOO.”

I absolutely fell in love with Reed and Georgina during this book. I liked them in book one, but I didn’t feel like we really knew them. In this book, we really got to know more about them as they got to know about each other, and I truly fell in love with them as people and a couple. I love Georgina’s fire and her spirit. Reed Rivers is HOOTTT, like Rowe’s hottest hero EVER. I live for him, and what really makes him hot is that his focus is making her feel good. What I really love, though, is that he ruins himself with her in the process. They are just straight fire.

This story, though. The liar wasn’t who I expected. The ending had me dying in shock and heartbreak. I cannot wait to see how it is all resolved, who makes the grand gesture, and how the happily ever after is going to be crafted.

Needless to say I love all things about this trilogy. It is so different from her other books, and I have enjoyed seeing a different side to Lauren Rowe. What isn’t difference is the stellar writing and phenomenal stories.

***THE AUDIOBOOK IS AMAZING. Love the narrators and pacing, and they really being the characters to life.

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#NewRelease “The Rich Boy” by Kylie Scott

“Rich Boy takes you on a literal ride! Funny. Angsty. It’s a definite recommendation from me! –Tijan, New York Times bestselling author

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The Rich Boy, an all-new slow-burn standalone with white-hot chemistry and witty banter from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, is out now!


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I’m the type of girl who’s given up on fairy tales. So when Beck – the hot new busboy at work – starts flirting with me, I know better than to get my hopes up. Happily ever afters aren’t for the average. I learned that the hard way.

But how can I be expected to resist a man who can quote Austen, loves making me laugh, and seems to be everything hot and good in this world?

Only there’s so much more to him than that.

Billionaire playboy? Check. Troubled soul? Check. The owner of my heart, the man I’ve moved halfway across the country to be with, who’s laying the world at my feet in order to convince me to never leave? Check. Check. Check.

But nobody does complicated like the one percent.

This is not your everyday rags-to-riches, knight-in-shining armor whisking the poor girl off her feet kind of story. No, this is much messier.

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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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Sarah’s Musings…

GOD, how I love the worlds that Amo builds. Truly. The way she weaves the storyline has my mind working overtime to see how it is all going to fit together. And every single time I think I have it, I don’t. I just don’t, and it is the reason I love her at story telling.

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Blurb:

She was everything that I wanted.
He was everything that I despised.

Until she wasn’t.
Until he wasn’t.

Killian Cornellii was a walking calamity. He reached inside of me and touched every single inch of my ruined soul, but he didn’t just touch it. He caressed, petted, and captivated it. He tailored me to fit into the palm of his hands. The same hands that possess so much cruelty, were the very same that comforted me.
I thought I knew him.
He thought he knew me.
This isn’t a fairy tale, or some achingly beautiful story about two soul mates who instantly fall irrevocably in love with each other.
This is a story about a love so painful, so rich, that it destroys everything and everyone around it.
Including ourselves.

Midnight Mayhem is the platform to which Killian performs his tricks on, but the greatest trick wouldn’t come from him.
It would come from me.

Tricksters don’t have hearts. They just pretend that they do.

Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.

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