#NewReleases for the Week of August 30th

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.


  • 8/31 – The Anti-Boyfriend – Penelope Ward
  • 8/31 – Fake – Tate James
  • 8/31 – Grave – Shantel Tessier
  • 8/31 – Wanting Shaw – Terri Ann Browning
  • 8/31 – Necessary Pursuit – Mari Carr and Lila Dubois
  • 8/31 – Thank You for Visiting Wolf Creek – M. Andrews
  • 9/1 – A Rogue of One’s Own – Evie Dunmore
  • 9/1 – Sicko – Amo Jones
  • 9/1 – A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire – Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • 9/1 – Love Her Madly – Jessica Ruben
  • 9/1 – The Honest Affair – Nicole French
  • 9/1 – Feels Like Home – Kelly Elliott
  • 9/1 – Rules for Dating Your Ex – Piper Rayne
  • 9/1 – Famine – Laura Thalassa
  • 9/1 – Yours to Keep – Lauren Layne
  • 9/1 – Majesty – Katharing McGee
  • 9/1 – Penthouse Prince – Kendall Ryan
  • 9/1 – Only One Kiss – Natasha Madison
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#Review “Restrained” by Nicole Dykes

The third novel in The Sterlings series, RESTRAINED, is available now!!


Aundi’s Musings…

5 Acceptance Crowns

Nicole has crafted an utterly addictive and completely immersive series. Every book and every word are handled with such care and precision that you can’t help but become engrossed in the stories. And Hayden and Lola are no different. 

Lola is the oldest sibling of the Sterling clan, and I have wondered about her from the start. She left home early to go to college and make something of herself leaving the others behind and becoming consumed with her future and her plans. I don’t think she really even realized she was doing it until after tragedy struck and even then she left again because everything became too much. I thought maybe she’d be cold and closed off, but the opposite is true. She feels too much and it’s those feelings that lead her to essentially run away from her family. But now that she’s back all she wants is for her family to be happy. And in her control freak way she attempts to make that happen. Not realizing that it isn’t up to her, it’s their lives and their choices. It’s not until she meets Hayden and really allows herself to let go and be free does she see that. 

Hayden wow, let me tell you this man is Alpha possessive hot. He knows what he wants and has a laser focus to achieve that goal. He came from nothing and made himself a King. He too is a control freak and so focused on his plan that he doesn’t have time to have fun and let loose. Not until Lola comes into his life and essentially throws a huge wrench in his plans. The passion and fire that burns from these two lost but lonely souls it enough to set your kindle on fire. They are pure heat and flame igniting every time they are in the same room. And it’s that fire and the connection that you can feel that really brings this story together. Their souls called to each other sensing a kindred spirit in the other. 

I feel like Nicole has lulled us into a false sense of contentment with this story. It was the least angsty of all the books so far, it’s still amazing and oh so hot, but the angst level was not bad in the slightest. And I feel like she did this on purpose because the next book is going to shred us (I got my eyes on you Nicole) LOL. I loved this story I think Hayden and Lola are perfect together their passion and commitment knows no limits and even though they haven’t known each other long, you can feel their bond burn from the pages. .

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#Review “Drive Me Wild” by Melanie Harlow

Drive Me Wild, an all-new sexy, opposites-attract romance with all the feels by USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow is available now!


Aundi’s Musings…

5 Princess Crowns

Dear Sweet Baby Jesus Melanie has done it again!! She is Queen of small town romances crafting these beautifully set and captivating romances that will have your heart aching and your soul souring. I died for Griffin and Blair these two are pure kindle crack and their chemistry is off the charts HOT, I legit thought my Kindle was going to spontaneously combust due to the amount of pure heat coming from them. Get ready for another Small Town Hit from Melanie. 

Griffin will steal your heart from the very first moment you meet him. He’s a broody Alpha male with a protective streak a mile long and a stubbornness that could rival a mule. He’s at times volatile but as the story progresses and you find out more and more about him you can see why and you can feel the momentous walls he’s put up to keep himself safe. But it’s the moment’s when he lets the walls fall and you can see into his soul, it’s those times that really seal the deal for me with him. He’s undeniable sweet and caring despite his brutish attitude; he’s a gentlemen and you know when he loves he loves hard.  

I loved Blair she legit crashed into Griffin’s world turning it upside down. This girl has lived a sheltered life but she was trying to break free. She wants more for herself than what her parents have planned. And she took a leap of faith and left everything behind to find out who she truly is. She could have gone back so many times, called it quits and given up. But she doesn’t she’s a fighter and she’s trying to be more than her circumstances. I love how quirky she is with her never ending chatter and her innate ability to hit inanimate objects. She made me laugh out loud with her just overall sweet and loving demeanor and ability to make everyone she meets feel at ease. 

I loved the Cloverleigh Farms series, every single story was flawlessly done and utterly entertaining. And I have to say that the town of Bellamy Creek just might give them a run for their money not only in the heat department because damn this book was freaking fire. But with the ease with which you will fall into the story and become lost to her words. I loved Griffin and Blair they are my new favorite couple of Melanie’s and I can’t wait to see where she takes us next with this Series!!! 

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#CoverReveal “Playing with Fire” by L.J. Shen

Title: Playing with Fire

Release date: September 15th, 2020

Cover designer: Letitia Hasser

Live release, will be free in Kindle Unlimited.


Blurb:

A broken boy on the path to destruction.

A scarred girl without direction.

A love story carved in secrets, inked with pain and sealed with a lie.

Grace Shaw and West St. Claire are arctic opposites.

She is the strange girl from the food truck.

He is the mysterious underground fighter who stormed into her sleepy Texan college town on his motorcycle one day, and has been wreaking havoc since.

She is invisible to the world.

He is the town’s beloved bad boy.

She is a reject.He is trouble.

When West thrusts himself into Grace’s quiet life, she scrambles to figure out if he is her happily-ever-after or tragic ending.

But the harder she pushes him away, the more he pulls her out of her shell.

Grace doesn’t know much about anything beyond her town’s limits, but she does know this: She is falling in love with the hottest guy in Sheridan U.

And when you play with fire—you ought to get burned.

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#Review “Coldhearted Heir” by Michelle Heard

Coldhearted Heir (The Heirs #1) by Michelle Heard


Aundi’s Musings…

3.5 Legacy Crowns

When I saw that there was going to be a second-generation series for Trinity Academy I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. And Michelle did not disappoint. This is a story about loss and how grief can make you do things you never imagined. It’s the process of healing and righting the wrongs that you have done to those you love, because you knew they could weather the pain and you needed someone to lash out at.

In this book friends become enemies due to unforeseen circumstances and it’s that journey of enemies to something more that we are here for. Jade suffers an imaginable loss and she doesn’t really know how to process it. She’s young when it happens at only 16. But she lashes out takes her grief and anger out on Hunter. He’s there and he’s an easy target because they are such good friends and they have a special connection. Jade holds onto her anger for years against Hunter because it’s easier than really trying to process why such a tragic thing happened. It’s only when she finally starts Trinity and is faced with seeing Hunter daily that she has to come to terms with her feelings and actually start to deconstruct why she has internalized so much anger, especially once the truth is revealed about that dreadful night.

Hunter doesn’t truly understand why Jade has decided to be so cruel to him and cut him down every chance she gets. But he lets her because he knows that she is grieving something that he could never imagine. However, eventually he’s had enough and to be honest I’m surprised it took him 2 years to finally be done. He puts up with years of verbal assaults from Jade trying to get her to explain to him why she doesn’t believe him. He tries repeatedly to tell her and talk to her but she doesn’t hear anything he has to say. Until the truth is revealed but by then it’s been too long and Hunter has had enough. He doesn’t want her apologies he doesn’t want anything to do with her. And I can’t blame him, I get that she was young and everyone grieves differently, but what she put him through was beyond anything anyone should have to tolerate.

This is the first book in this Next Generation series, all these characters have grown-up together and their friendships and links are all deep and strong. I’m interested to see where she takes the other stories as she gives you some Easter Eggs in this book regarding other relationships. I do wish I had gotten more of the connection between Hunter and Jade most of the story is her being furious and nasty to him, so I didn’t really get time to see that there was more there and I missed that. Especially with an enemies to lover’s type situation I really need to feel the connection, I want it burned into my soul, in order for me to forgive all the terrible things done. All in all I enjoyed this book I loved seeing all the kids grown-up and then catching glimpses of their parents.

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#CoverReveal “Little Lies” by Helena Hunting

I used to be the one who saved her. But I don’t want to save her anymore.

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From New York Times bestselling author, Helena Hunting writing as H. Hunting, comes an unforgettable, beautiful and angsty new adult romance. Little Lies is releasing November 16th, and we have the irresistible cover!


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I don’t want you. You mean nothing to me.

I never loved you.

I turned my words into swords.

And I cut her down.

Shoved the blade in and watched her fall.

I said I’d never hurt her, and I did.

Years later, I’m faced with all the little lies, the untruths, the false realities, the damage I inflicted, when all I wanted was to indulge my obsession.

Lavender Waters is the princess in the tower. Even her name is the thing fairy tales are made of.

I used to be the one who saved her. Over and over again.

But I don’t want to save her anymore.

I just want to pretend the lies are still the truth.

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#Review “Coming Up Roses” by Staci Hart

Prepare yourself for rom-com gold with the perfect dose of heartfelt longing and emotion! Don’t miss out on this new release!


Aundi’s Musings…

4 Darlin’ Crowns

This was a beautifully written and insanely saccharine Southern Romance, chock full of instant attraction and that good ol’ Southern hospitality. I love LK’s books they are perfectly balanced with the right amount of sweet and saucy and the kind of insta-love that you can’t help but smile at.

Myla Rose has been dealt some terrible hands in life but her grandma helps to raise her into a strong independent woman. But even strong independent woman make mistakes and hers is by the name of Taylor. Who turns out not to be anything like she’d hoped leaving her pregnant and alone. She’s decided to raise her baby on her own and she has no problems doing just that, until she meets the delicious Cash Carson and everything changes.

Cash went through a terrible break-up and thus has put walls around his heart so he won’t get hurt again. But something about Myla has him all tied up in knots. I loved the way he talked to her and always the gentlemen opening her door and taking her out, making sure she was eating. Basically causing me to swoon all over the place!!

If you are in the mood for a light read that will have your teeth aching with the amount of sugar and your heart tighten with the way Cash cares for Myla than this story is for you.

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#NewRelease “Drive Me Wild” by Melanie Harlow

“This book is everything—heart, humor, and just the right amount of heat. A perfect distraction!” – Adriana Locke, USA Today Bestselling Author

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Drive Me Wild, an all-new sexy, opposites-attract romance with all the feels by USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow is available now!


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When Blair Beaufort literally crashes into Bellamy Creek wearing a ball gown and a tiara, I should have towed her car, said goodnight, and sent her packing.

I’m a mechanic, not a hotel manager. I’ve got enough on my plate trying to keep my shop from going under, my overbearing mother off my back, and my baseball team in contention for the league championship. I don’t have time for a former debutante with zero street smarts and a cash flow problem, even if she is crazy beautiful.

Problem is, she’s stranded in my small town, and I’m hiding a protective streak underneath my grumpy exterior that runs deep. So I offer her a place to stay and keep my hands to myself.

For exactly one night.

If only she weren’t so gorgeous. So funny. So eager to please. She’s a disaster behind the wheel, but she drives me wild without even trying–at work, at home, in the back of my truck . . . I can’t get enough of the way she makes me feel.

But I know better than to think it can last. She wants a fairy tale, and I’m no prince.

So when it comes time for her to leave, there’s nothing I can do but let her go.

No matter how much it hurts to say goodbye.

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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…

Melanie Harlow is a one-click author for me. Always. She consistently hits the blend of sweet, small town romance and steamy romance. Heartfelt and entertaining, her books are must reads.

FULL REVIEW TO COME THIS WEEK

Synopsis:

When Blair Beaufort literally crashes into Bellamy Creek wearing a ball gown and a tiara, I should have towed her car, said goodnight, and sent her packing.

I’m a mechanic, not a hotel manager. I’ve got enough on my plate trying to keep my shop from going under, my overbearing mother off my back, and my baseball team in contention for the league championship. I don’t have time for a former debutante with zero street smarts and a cash flow problem, even if she is crazy beautiful.

Problem is, she’s stranded in my small town, and I’m hiding a protective streak underneath my broody exterior that runs deep. So I offer her a place to stay and keep my hands to myself.

For exactly one night.

If only she weren’t so gorgeous. So funny. So eager to please. She’s a disaster behind the wheel, but she drives me wild without even trying–at work, at home, in the back of my truck . . . I can’t get enough of the way she makes me feel.

But I know better than to think it can last. She wants a fairy tale, and I’m no prince.

So when it comes time for her to leave, there’s nothing I can do but let her go.

No matter how much it hurts to say goodbye.

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#NewReleases for the Week of August 23, 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.


  • 8/24 – Drive Me Wild – Melanie Harlow
  • 8/24 – The Reality of Everything – Rebecca Yarros
  • 8/24 – Explosive – KE Osborn
  • 8/24 – Backup Plan – Emily Goodwin
  • 8/25 – Better than People – Roan Parrish
  • 8/25 – Slash (1001 Dark Nights Novella) – Laurelin Paige
  • 8/25 – The Wedding Date Disaster – Avery Fylnn
  • 8/25 – Taunting Callum – Kristen Proby
  • 8/25 – Temptation on Ocean Drive – Jennifer Probst
  • 8/25 – Shielding Kinley – Susan Stoker
  • 8/25 – Always Crew – Tijan
  • 8/25 – Gunnar – Nina Levine
  • 8/25 – Jinx’s Fantasy – Pepper Winters
  • 8/25 – Heartbreak You – T.L. Smith
  • 8/25 – Playing with Her – Erika Wilde
  • 8/25 – Birdie’s Biker – Misty Walker
  • 8/25 – Bayou Baby – Lexi Blake
  • 8/26 – Fragile Longing – Cora Reilly
  • 8/27 – Riley Thorn and the Dead Guy Next Door – Lucy Score
  • 8/27 – Tame Him – Caitlyn Dare
  • 8/27 – The Takeover – T.L. Swan
  • 8/27 – Truth or Dare – Danielle Allen
  • 8/27 – Miss Apprehended – Miranda Elaine & Amie Knight
  • 8/27 – Restrained – Nicole Dykes
  • 8/28 – Follow Me Down – Melissa Toppen
  • 8/29 – Play Mine – Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott
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#Review “Ruthless Empire” by Rina Kent

Ruthless Empire by Rina Kent is LIVE! Are you ready for Cole Nash and his damnation? #One-click today!


Aundi’s Musings…

5 Babydoll Crowns

Rina has completely and utterly blown my mind with this book. This is the final book in this series, and I am so sad to see them go, but I legit died for this story. I could not put this down, I blew through it in one sitting, burning through page after page on the edge of my seat waiting to see what was going to happen next. I could not have prepared myself for the ride that is Ruthless Empire.

I don’t want to give anything away because this book needs to be gone into blind, it just does. Otherwise you’ll miss out on all the surprises that Rina has crafted making this book incredibly intense and precariously depraved. But I will say this Cole and Silver are addictively dangerous and absolute perfection.

Silver is so much more than I thought she would be. In all the books prior all you get to see is the façade that she puts on, so it was refreshing to see the girl behind the mask. I felt for her and everything that she has gone through. There’s a lot of pressure put on her and it has to be exhausting being perfect all the time.

Cole is dark and depraved and I loved every second of his immoral behavior. I knew that he was intense, but I had no idea just how intense he actually is. But considering the circumstances of his childhood I’m not really all that surprised. I loved the conflicting layers of this man and how he tries to balance them, while also keeping his own mask in place so that others can’t read him.

I cannot sing the praises of this book enough. The twists and turns are enough to keep you guessing until the very last moment. And what a freaking ending I did not see it coming at all, it was a flawless end to an incredible series. Rina has without a doubt created magic with this series, if you like your books intensely corrupt with characters that have an iffy moral compass than this book is for you.

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#Review “Wicked Princess” by A. Jade

WICKED PRINCESS (Royal Hearts Academy #3) by Ashley Jade
Release Date: August 18th


Aundi’s Musings…

4 Baby Covington Crowns

This series just continues to tear my heart to shreds every single time I read one of these stories. I’ve been dying for Bianca’s book from the beginning, anxiously waiting to see how Ashley was going to present her, because let’s face it she is not a nice character. And after having read this I can safely say my mind is blown and I’m a little taken aback and honestly still trying to process all the feelings this book elicited.

I’m going to keep this review to the basics because of all the hard work Ashley put in to keeping this book under wraps. And after having finished it I can whole heartedly agree that you need to go into this completely blind. You won’t be able to grasp the relevance of what’s happened and what’s happening if you get spoilers beforehand. This is one of those stories that leaves you reeling with so many thoughts and questions. That if you know what’s happening before you start those feelings are corrupted and they aren’t natural to the process of discovering what’s going on.

Bianca always fascinated me on a visceral level. I just needed to know what’s actually going through her mind when she would do the things that she did. I never once questioned her unfailing loyalty or love for her family. I knew that deep down some of what she did was due to that. But it wasn’t enough I needed to know more. And even after reading this honestly, I still do. I’m still left with so many unanswered questions regarding her, her family, what happened that night and what has happened to her throughout her life to this point.

Despite being left with many unanswered questions, I really enjoyed this story. I fell easily into this world from the moment I opened the book. Ashley has this magnetic way with words that literally draws you in and holds you captive. I devoured this cover to cover in one sitting. The layers and nuances throughout keep you riveted, and the angst is next level, my heart physically ached while reading this bringing tears to my eyes. I love this world and these characters that Ashley has so meticulously created, I’m not ready for it to end but alas all things must.

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#Review “Crew Princess” by Tijan

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Title: Crew Princess
Author: Tijan
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Romance
Release Date:
 August 19, 2019


Aundi’s Musings…

5 We Were Feared. We Were Loved. We Were Respected Crowns

Tijan effortlessly wrenches you into this story from the prologue and doesn’t let you go until the very last word. Tearing through every one of your emotions, while simultaneously transitioning from one confrontation to the next, in this angsty but satisfying read. You will not want to put this book down once you start. These characters and this story will have you utterly enraptured; food what’s that, sleep who needs it!! Welcome back to Roussou you’re in for a ride.

We already knew that Bren is this badass chick who is beyond loyal and fierce, striking fear into those around her with just a look. But throughout all the drama of the story and every situation her Crew is in, you get to see Bren growing and maturing. You have first hands accounts of how she’s trying to become a better more solid person. It’s not a secret she has a lot of baggage that she’s holding onto. And watching as she slowly drops some of it off a little a time was so gratifying to watch. The growth that she exhibits it not easy for her, but she knows where she needs to expand and explore and she does. Becoming something so much more than what she was. She’s still the same badass who loves fiercely with unending loyalty but she’s also more.

I said this in my last review for Crew but I desperately wanted a dual POV situation so I could see into Cross’s head. Welp I got my wish. In this book there is one Chapter that is all Cross and let me tell you, I loved Every. Single. Second of it! This man is beyond all my expectations. His love and possessive need to take care of Bren and love her the way she deserves is the hottest thing I’ve seen. He’s protective of her to a fault and watching as he comes undone for her was Pure. Kindle. Crack. This man is a freaking animal in the best way and I died for that chapter. I wish there was so much more, because being in his head was a treat and definitely upped the hotness level of him.

This book shows the importance of The Crew system and all the good it does. It’s not all bad just as people aren’t all bad there’s good in them and bad in them. It’s how you balance that dichotomy inside you that determines the person you are. The Crew system has a purpose will everyone understand it? No. Are they at times violent? Yes. Are they violent for no reason? No. It’s these types of questions that Tijan brought to the surface. While reading this she’ll have you thinking if this existed when you were in school how different would your experience have been. The Crew is not a gang they are the antithesis of that. They are better than that. I am obsessed with this world just like I am with all things Tijan. This series is so much more than I could have hoped for and I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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#CoverReveal “Heresy” by Lily White

Title: Heresy

Series: Antihero Inferno #4

Author: Lily White

Release: September 23, 2020

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Cover Design: Lori Jackson Designs | Photographer: Michelle Lancaster @lanefotograf | Model: Chad Hurst @chad_hurstt


Synopsis:

Sixth Circle

Heresy

Also Known as Shane Carter

There are no rules with this man.

No courtesies.

No acceptable behaviors he’ll conform to in order to be accepted.

He marches to his own beat.

Gives the finger to expectations.

And does whatever pleases him because nobody can control him.

Arrogant.

Aggravating.

Absolute Chaos.

Shane is the last person you want walking into your world.

It’s too bad he walked into mine.

Now I can’t get rid of him.

Not that I’m sure I want to.

He wants something from me.

He’s playing a game.

And every time we come together, I can’t help feeling like I’m dancing with the Devil.

It all started with a chance meeting.

With the exchange of a few angry words.

And now that I’m trapped in this man’s maze, I fear I won’t be strong enough to resist being seduced.

*** Each novel in the series depicts a unique romance, but the plots through each book connect in one world. For the best experience, read the series in order.

Nine Ruthless Men. Nine Unrepentant Sinners. Nine Irresistible Manipulators.

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#NewRelease “Not My Romeo” by Ilsa Madden-Mills

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“Rife with uproarious moments and banter that sings, this scorching contemporary will captivate Madden-Mills’s fans.” —Publishers Weekly


Aundi’s Musings…

5 Romeo Crowns

Ilsa Madden-Mills has without a doubt slayed this superbly written and utterly captivating Rom-Com. Jack and Elena are the epitome of opposites attract with unyielding chemistry and a connection that can’t be broken. I loved everything about this story from the moment I opened the pages until the very last sentence in this story.

Jack is low-key this sexy Alpha football star with a wall around his heart the size of a football field and rightly so. He’s been burned before not just by prior relationships but also with all the negative media attention he’s been receiving. So, when he first meets Elena he’s suspicious of her and what she really wants with him. I felt so much for Jack, it’s got to be so hard to not really trust anyone because you’re not entirely sure of their intentions with you. It has to be a truly lonely place to live and can make you very bitter and wary, which Jack is both. But being with Elena has slowly opened him up and the connection they share, he wants to be able to trust her and that in itself is a huge thing.

Elena is a beautifully pure soul. She is open and friendly with a huge heart. She has just been severely burned by her ex and is just recently getting back into the dating game when she comes across Jack. With him she feels more herself than she ever has with anyone else. She hides parts of herself from her family for fear of embarrassing them. They live in a small town that thrives on gossip and she doesn’t want to expose her family to that. I loved Elena her personality and desire to do what she’s passionate about even if she has to keep it a secret.

This book is completely Unputdownable, I devoured it cover to cover in one sitting. Ilsa has crafted a fervent and enthralling read that is sure to leave you with a smile on your face. The desire and connection between Elena and Jack were pure fire, consuming each page and every moment they are together. Ilsa has created another MUST READ for me. And I can already tell that this will be on my reread list for years to come. If you are looking for a smart, funny romance that will leave your heart and soul happy than this is for you.

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#NewRelease “The One for Me” by Corinne Michaels

An all new and endearing friends-to-lovers story…

The One for Me by New York Times bestselling author Corinne Michaels is now live!


Synopsis:

Devney Maxwell has been my best friend since we were six years old, but she has no idea I’m in love with her.

Even when I’m on the road playing professional baseball, she’s my home—the only one I’ve ever known. But when I return to Sugarloaf to care for the family farm, I discover she’s trying to talk herself into a life with the wrong man … and I become desperate.

It only takes a single, perfect kiss to change everything.

I have six months to get it right with Devney—to convince her to leave this town and turn that kiss into forever.

I aim to do just that as I spend my days coaching her nephew’s baseball team, fixing up the farm, and loving her with all I have. Finally, it seems like our relationship is secure and we’ll find a way to make it work.

Then tragedy strikes … changing her life forever. She’s needed here more than ever, but as for me—there’s no way I can stay.

I know she’s the one for me, but I might have to let her go …

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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 love this world, and I am very excited to return to this family of brothers. Each standalone has been heart-achingly good. If you are an audiobook fan, these are very well done. I always oneclick them.

FULL REVIEW TO COME THIS WEEK

Synopsis:

Devney Maxwell has been my best friend since we were six years old, but she has no idea I’m in love with her.

Even when I’m on the road playing professional baseball, she’s my home—the only one I’ve ever known. But when I return to Sugarloaf to care for the family farm, I discover she’s trying to talk herself into a life with the wrong man … and I become desperate.

It only takes a single, perfect kiss to change everything.

I have six months to get it right with Devney—to convince her to leave this town and turn that kiss into forever.

I aim to do just that as I spend my days coaching her nephew’s baseball team, fixing up the farm, and loving her with all I have. Finally, it seems like our relationship is secure and we’ll find a way to make it work.

Then tragedy strikes … changing her life forever. She’s needed here more than ever, but as for me—there’s no way I can stay.

I know she’s the one for me, but I might have to let her go …

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#NewReleases for the Week of August 16, 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.


  • 8/18 – The Truest Thing – Samantha Young
  • 8/18 – The Jackal – J.R. Ward
  • 8/18 – Disorderly Conduct – Rebecca Zanetti
  • 8/18 – The Switch – Beth O’Leary
  • 8/18 – The One for Me – Corinne Michaels
  • 8/18 – Hard Fall – Sara Ney
  • 8/18 – Not My Romeo – Ilsa Madden Mills
  • 8/18 – From that Moment – Carrie Ann Ryan
  • 8/18 – Professional Development – Kate Canterbary
  • 8/18 – Wicked Princess – Ashley Jade
  • 8/18 – Dark Fairy Tale Anthology
  • 8/20 – Fierce – Tracey Lorraine
  • 8/21 – Loveless – C.L. Matthews
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#CoverReveal “Sicko” by Amo Jones

SICKO by Amo Jones

Release Date: September 1st

Cover Designer: Graphics from the Modern Belle


Blurb:

He was my foster brother.
He swore to protect me.
He failed.
They all failed.
I’m an open box of passé photographs, snapped in chaste daylight, but filtered in sepia. I’m the past that he tried to forget, and he was the future I needed. When he left four years ago, I screamed for him every night. But then it all stopped. My screams were suddenly muffled by cruelty, and further coaxed by pain.
But he has come back. He’s not the cute big brother I had a furtive crush on, or the bad boy, rich brat that I hated to love.
He’s the ruthless vice president of Wolf Pack MC, and he doesn’t answer to Royce Kane anymore.
He answers to Sicko.

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#Review “Crew” by Tijan

TITLE: Crew

SERIES: Crew #1

AUTHOR: Tijan


Aundi’s Musings…

4 You Go After One You Go After All Crowns

I absolutely loved the Fallen Crest Series; Mason is still one of my all-time favorite book boyfriends ever. So of course, I was so excited to read Crew and fall back into the world I loved. This is different than FCH its Roussou so you could definitely feel the contrast between the schools. Roussou had crews and Fallen had Mason and Logan. I liked that Tijan had that separation between the two, so it didn’t at all feel like you were reliving FCH but with different characters it’s a whole new world just one that rubs against the Fallen border. 

Bren is a dark character she has a lot of demons she lives with daily and she has this darkness that pulls at her from time to time, trying to drag her beneath its surface. It follows her everywhere she goes and when she’s having too many emotions it comes out acting as a shield against those feelings. She’s closed off and has these walls that no one can penetrate except Cross her best friend and Crew member.

I loved the dynamic between them you could tell that they’ve been friends for forever, they always just knew what the other needed. And they provided a never-ending comfort and safety that both of them so desperately desired. The connection between them is strong and unyielding, they are their own unit. Bren needed this she needed him and I’m so glad that she had this steady strength within Cross to rely on and help her even when she didn’t want to admit to needing help.

You don’t really get to know all the much about Cross. You know he’s a shelter for Bren and that they are connected on a visceral level. You know that he’s strong, people are afraid of him and his quiet ferocity. But otherwise you don’t get to know him as a person, what makes him tick what he’s feeling. Because of this I wish that Tijan had made this a dual POV. It would have been nice to know his feelings regarding everything that was going on not just with Bren but with the Crew. 

Tijan has crafted an angsty YA novel that will bring out so many differing emotions. The darkness that follows Bren is one that you can connect to on a personal level. The need for family and love that is prevalent throughout with not only Bren but Cross will tug at your heartstrings, leaving you wrung dry by the time your done. These characters and their struggles are heartbreaking. I’m glad to be back in this world again, missing Tijan’s unique writing style and her innate ability to draw you completely into any story and getting you utterly lost to her words. 

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