Thursday, March 4, 2021

Release + Review - Forever Never - Lucy Score

 


You don’t fall for your brother’s high school sweetheart, your boss’s daughter, or your ex-wife’s best friend. Especially when they’re all the same woman.

Under Brick Callan’s mile-wide chest beats a loyal heart with a few cracks in it. He’s the steadfast, overprotective type. Especially when it comes to the one woman he can never have. It’s a long, complicated history punctuated by fights, friendship, family, and an attraction that strains his iron willpower.

When Remi Ford returns to Mackinac Island in the dead of winter with a secret, Brick makes it his mission to find out what put the shadows in those green eyes. Even if it means breaking down the walls he’s built between them. Even if it means falling for the one girl he’ll never get over. 

The free-spirited artist just needs to lay low for a few weeks so she can figure a way out of this nightmare. She’s definitely not staying. Not when the man who broke her teenage heart into splinters keeps showing up at her parents’ dinner table. Remi doesn’t need broody, bearded Brick riding to her rescue…again. Not when it will put them both in danger, costing them much more than their hearts.

Author’s Note: Frenemies-to-lovers. Opposites attract. Slow burn. Girl in danger. Glorious, glorious banter. Fighting as foreplay. Small-town shenanigans. Big, grumpy, pining, overprotective hero. Wild-child, trouble-finding heroine who keeps on pushing the hero’s buttons. Steam Level: Lava. Suspense: Nail-biting. Feels: Big time.


Johnaka's Review
“Expect the unexpected, 5 stars”

If there is one person Brick has mixed feelings toward its Remi. He heard she was back on the island, seconds before running into her. If there is one person he can read, it’s her, so when he sees that something isn’t right, it sets him on edge. Will he be able to convince her to open up to him?

Brick is the guy who unknowingly broke her heart. Now she’s back home, and he’s the only one she wants to be around. Even if he drives her mad. Brick being Brick he keeps pushing her, wanting to know why she’s back. But sometimes you have to protect those you care about, even if they are a cop. Will their time be cut short or will they finally get their shot at a happily ever after? Only one way to find out.

I rarely do slow burn stories, but I loved Forever Never. The pull between these two jumped off the page. In typical Score fashion, I was sucked into the story and didn’t come up for air until I read the last page… at 3 in the morning. Do yourself a favor and check out Forever Never.

Plot-5/5 Characters-5/5 Heat-5/5 Writing style-5/5 Overall-5/5

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57118988-forever-never

 

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Author Bio:

Lucy Score is a Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author. Small town contemporary rom-coms are her lady jam and she enjoys delivering the feels with a huge side of happily ever after. 

Her books have been translated into several languages, making readers around the world snort laugh, swoon, and sob. Lucy lives in Pennsylvania with the devastatingly handsome Mr. Lucy and their horrible cat.

In her spare time she enjoys sleeping, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and reading all the romance novels in the universe.

 

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Release + Review - Dotted Lines - Devney Perry

 



Dotted Lines by Devney Perry is now live! 

Clara Saint-James is completing a journey started by an old friend. She'll return a Cadillac to California, a place she's avoided for more than a decade. But it's time for closure and to put old ghosts to rest. And it's time to find out if the feelings she's cherished for the boy from her past are just fanciful memories--or if there's a chance they are real.

Timing was never on her side, especially when it came to Karson Avery. The two of them lived in a junkyard as runaway teens, and though she wanted more than his friendship, he always belonged to another--until that one night when he was hers.

When Clara finds Karson living in a small, coastal town, she's not surprised the beautiful boy from her past grew into a stunning man. His smile is as captivating as ever. His eyes have the same roguish glint. But timing is still working against her.

Clara must decide how far she's willing to go to battle for Karson's heart. Or if it's time to let him go and surrender to the dotted lines that have always kept them apart.

  Download today on Amazon, Apple Books, Kobo, Barnes & Noble!


Johnaka's Review
“The end of a series, 5 stars”

It hurts my heart that Dotted Lines is the end of the Runaway series. I adored this series and I have my fingers and toes crossed that Perry writes this group’s children’s stories.

Clara and her son road trip back to her past to deliver the car to the guy who made sure their group of misfits were good growing up. What no one knows is Clara has loved Karson forever. So seeing him again is bittersweet for her. The trip is meant to be short, but sometimes life has other things in mind.

Karson has thought of Clara over the years, even going as far to look her up one time. When he saw that, she looked happy he left her alone. When she shows up on his doorstep, he knows things are about to change. Were his feelings for her at one time real, or was it just circumstance? Only one way to find out.

Plot-5/5 Characters-5/5 Heat-5/5 Writing style-5/5 Overall-5/5


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Meet Devney 

Devney is a USA Today bestselling author who lives in Washington with her husband and two sons. Born and raised in Montana, she loves writing books set in her treasured home state. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her family. Writing one book, let alone many, was not something she ever expected to do. But now that she's discovered her true passion for writing romance, she has no plans to ever stop.

 

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Release + Review - Savage Liars - Kristen Luciani

 




I Kidnapped My Enemy’s Little Sister…Now I’m Obsessed.
 
Jaelyn Torres is equal parts sexy and ruthless, with a confidence that grabbed me by the balls. She’s no innocent dove with her fiery tongue and a body so sinful it could tempt even the most faithful of men.
 
But she’s my captive not my plaything. I need to keep my mind and my hands off the leather-clad siren to protect my empire, no matter how badly I want to punish her for running her smart mouth.
 
I will claim her.
Break her. 
Use her.
Jaelyn, you will be mine.
 
One taste of the seductive beauty ruined me,
Crushed my resolve.
Before long, I’m infatuated, on fire for the woman I’m supposed to hate.
 
So I give her an ultimatum.
If she wants to save her brother’s life, she’ll have to submit…
To me.

Louise's Review

Savage Liar is book 2 in the ‘Sinfully Savage’ series, a mafia story that turns into a love story.

Jaelyn and her brother have suffered a huge loss and they have flee if they want to survive themselves. They have a clear path in their revenge and when a door opens Jaelyn rushes through it determined to finish it. Sergio is trying to find his place and prove to family that he is worthy, when a gorgeous woman catches his eye he finds himself kidnapping her to make the deal of a lifetime.

I personally enjoyed this story, we got a glimpse at Sergio in book 1 and it made me very curious; I am looking forward to what the next instalment brings.


Star Ratings; Plot: 4/5 Characters: 4/5 Heat: 4/5 Writing Style: 4/5 Overall: 4/5

 
 
 
 
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AUTHOR BIO
 
Kristen Luciani is a USA Today bestselling romance author and coach with a penchant for stilettos, kickboxing, and grapefruit martinis. As a deep-rooted romantic who loves steamy, sexy, and suspense-filled stories, she tried her hand at creating a world of enchantment, sensuality, and intrigue, finally uncovering her true passion. Pun intended…
 
 
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Release + Review - Underboss - Kristen Proby

 



Underboss by Kristen Proby is now live! 

From New York Times Bestselling Author Kristen Proby comes an all new family in her With Me In Seattle world! Hold onto your seat as we introduce you to Kristen's new MAFIA FAMILY!

As the eldest son of Seattle's current mob boss, Carmine Martinelli's life has never really been his own. But he doesn't mind because his family means more to him than his life. Which is why he's determined to make those responsible for the death of his aunt and uncle pay--in inventive and gruesome ways. And what better way to do that than to infiltrate the Russian mafia from the inside? It's a good thing the bratva's princess is stunning and seemingly willing to do whatever he asks. This vengeance could be the perfect mix of business and pleasure.

Nadia Tarenkov has several things stacked against her: she's a woman, and she's not the eldest child in her family. But it doesn't matter. She has her sights set on ruling the syndicate, and she always gets what she wants. When the heir to one of the States' most powerful crime families comes knocking, Nadia sees it for the gift it is. He thinks he has her fooled, but she's smarter, more cunning, and always two steps ahead. She'll beat the gorgeous mobster at his own game, and secure her place in the fold.

What neither of them takes into consideration, however, is that they aren't the only ones with deadly plans in motion. To survive, they'll have to come clean and work together--and acknowledge that the growing love they've been pretending isn't there, is very real.

  Download today on Amazon, Apple Books, Audible, Kobo, Barnes & Noble!


Johnaka's Review 
“Enemies to lovers, 5 stars”

I love a good enemies to lovers and I love Proby so right away I knew I was going to love Underboss. The push and pull between these two… *sigh*

Nadia as a child was told to stay away from Carmine, but that didn’t stop her. Years later when their paths cross is it done strategically or is it genuine? If the chemistry is anything to go by do their families have anything to worry about? Not much is worse than sleeping with the enemy when you live a life of crime.

I cannot wait for the next book in the story. Hurry up, Kristen!

Plot-5/5 Characters-5/5 Heat-5/5 Writing style-5/5 Overall-5/5



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Narrated by: Kelsey Navarro & Tor Thom



Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2L9HyGx

 

Meet Kristen

Kristen Proby has published more than forty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion and Romancing Manhattan Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two cats.

 

Connect with Kristen

Website: https://www.kristenprobyauthor.com/

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Release + Review - Thrasher - K.L Savage

 



War can never be forgotten.
 
No matter how many years have gone by.
No matter how many roads I’ve travelled.
No matter how many women I lose myself in.
The memories remain.
 
And on top of it all, I have the Dear John letter memorized in my head I received the day of the bombing.
War and love can go straight to hall because I’m done with both.
The only solace I have is the club.
We’ve been traveling awhile now and it’s time to go home.
But before we do, I’m collecting my mark and hopefully Reaper remembers.
Because I’m not leaving Vegas without it.
 
Only, I never thought I’d want a beautiful blondie instead.
There’s a catch.
She’s off-limits because she’s The President’s sister.
Of the Ruthless Kings.
I don’t want love.
And I sure as hell don’t want war.
I’ve lived both and both nearly killed me.
But I can’t seem to stay away, and my terms have changed for the debt has changed.
 
I’m not leaving without Delilah.
The damn woman’s made me believe in love again.
And I’m not letting that go.
Even if it means I have to fight.
 
What’s that saying?
Nothing is fair in love and war.


Johnaka's Review
“Kick off for a spinoff, 4 stars”

Thrasher is from a different club and he decided to drop by and pay his old friend Reaper a visit. Reaper owes him and he’s ready to cash it in. What he didn’t expect was to meet Delilah, Reapers sister. From the moment he saw her, he wanted her. Only thing is, Reaper wants nothing to do with it. Will he get the girl or not? Only one way to find out.

Okay, so I enjoyed Thrasher. Savage made the spin off hook perfect. I’m interested in this new club and all that they do. The only reason it’s getting 4 instead of 5 stars is because 1, it was short. I felt like I blinked and it was over. And 2, because she left us with some unanswered questions. Which I get because it will make readers come back to see what’s actually going on. I’m just impatient. With that all said, I will continue reading to see what she has up her sleeve next.

Plot-4/5 Characters-4/5 Heat-4/5 Writing style-4/5 Overall-4/5

 
 
 
 
PURCHASE LINKS
 

Free in Kindle Unlimited
 
 
AUTHOR BIO
 
K.L. Savage decided they were tired of looking for the kind of books they wanted to read. They had an itch that needed to be scratched, and as every girl knows, nothing scratches better than an alpha.

They write about gritty, alpha males, sometimes their dark sides, and the women they love.
If you have the same itch, their alpha males should fix that.
 
 
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Release + Review - Bet The Farm - Staci Hart

 



 BET THE FARM IS FINALLY HERE!! 

 

A broody farmhand. A sunshine girl. Baby cows. This enemies to lovers, small town romantic comedy is everything you need to escape the crazy world. To find a little hope, to have all the laughs. To feel ALL. THE. LOVE! You need this book in your life, so do yourself a favor and pick this book up. You can thank me later!

 

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Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55283321-bet-the-farm

 


Olivia Brent has one summer to save the dairy farm she just inherited.

But there’s one problem, and it’s not her lactose intolerance.

Jake Milovic.

The brooding farmhand has inherited exactly fifty percent of Brent Farm, and he’s so convinced the city girl can’t work the land, he bets she can’t save it in a summer.

Determined to prove him wrong, Olivia accepts what might be the dumbest wager of her life.

His strategy to win seems simple: follow her around, shirtlessly distracting her between bouts of relentless taunting. And it’s effective—if his dark eyes and rare smiles aren’t enough to sidetrack her, the sweaty, rolling topography of the manbeast’s body would do the trick.

What they don’t know: they’ll have to weather more than each other.

Mysterious circumstances throw the farm into disarray, and with the dairy farm in danger, Olivia and Jake have to work together. But when they do, there’s more to fear than either of them imagined.

Because now their hearts are on the line, and the farm won’t be the only casualty if they fail.


Johnaka's Review 
“Love on the farm, 5 stars” 

Bet the Farm was a fun, light hearted, dairy farm romance. Look I know it may sound a little weird but it was so good. I loved so many things about it. Like how dedicated Jake was to the farm, how Olivia got to leave and come back, how she wanted to stay once she did. I love a good second chance romance and Bet the Farm definitely had some of those vibes.

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve gotten anything new from Hart, but let it be known she came out swinging. Do yourself a favor and read this one. I think you’ll enjoy it. Farm, mischief, and all.

Plot-5/5 Characters-5/5 Heat-5/5 Writing style-5/5 Overall-5/5

   

Staci Hart 
Author/Designer/Reader/Ex-Waitress/Gamer

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Release + Review - Hawk - Kat Savage

 



Hawk Tanner is not a man of many words—especially if you’re a silly girl getting a silly tattoo in his shop. The owner of Bird’s Eye Tattoo Studio doesn’t want you to tip him with your phone number or flirty glances. He’s tired of all the wrong women wanting him for all the wrong reasons.

Drew Ashby has no time—for anything. As a recently-divorced single mother, her focus is on finding a job, caring for her daughter, and rebuilding some semblance of a life after hers was wrecked.

When Drew lands a job at Bird’s Eye, sparks don’t immediately fly. She can't deny the fact that her boss is a delicious specimen of a man. His tattoo-covered skin might even drive her wild, but his brooding presence and set jaw make him hard to read.

That is, until he drops the bad boy persona and starts making moves on her—kind and caring gestures she doesn't expect.

Things turn hot, and just when Drew thinks everything is finally going right, life does what it does best: It throws her a curveball from her past.

Bird’s Eye might not be the family Drew envisioned for herself, but ideals can change in a heartbeat. There’s no doubt Hawk is the man she wants, but can he step up and be the man she needs?


 Louise's Review 

Hawk is book 1 in the new ‘Men of Bird’s Eye’ series, a 2nd chance at love romance that has all the feels. 

Drew is starting over with her daughter and finding a job is top priority; when she lands one she quickly realises that her wardrobe is not suited at all. Hawk only has time for a couple of things in his life number 1 being his tattoo shop and 2 being his dog’s; when his newest employee has him changing the rules and opening his door for her he knows he is in way deep! 

I personally loved this story, Kat is a one click author for me and I cannot wait to get my hands on book 2! 

Star Ratings; Plot: 5/5  Characters: 5/5  Heat: 5/5  Writing Style: 5/5  Overall: 5/5


Buy Link: 

books2read.com/badboyhawk

 

Meet Kat Savage:

Kat Savage resides in Louisville, Kentucky with her three beautiful children, her hunky spouse, and two spoiled dogs. She secretly has hope of getting chickens one day.

By day, she’s an office manager, pushing paperwork and daydreaming. When she’s not at her nine-to-five, she’s writing. Or thinking about writing. Or preparing books and book stuff. Or quite possibly, designing stuff for other people’s books.

She was driven to writing out of a need to distraction and self-preservation after the death of her sister in 2013. Since then, it’s snowballed into a full blown passion she can’t escape. Even on the toughest days, she wouldn’t want to.

She writes poetry packed with real, raw, and sometimes ugly truths. She won’t lie. Her goal is to make you ache, in that perfect delicious way we often secretly crave.

Shortly after putting her poetry and prose out into the world, she turned to novel writing. Savage is a natural storyteller, getting better with each book. She tries to give the characters in her novels depth, whether they’re serious or comical, she builds them in layers with the hope that you see a little of yourself in some of them.

 

Connect with Kat Savage:

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