Saturday, August 31, 2019

Release + Review - Covetous - Natalie Bennett




Warnings come with everything forbidden. Consequences follow every sordid action.

An illicit affair results in me becoming captive to the one man I dared to trust.

Pierce Serban had always been off limits. Cruel and dangerous, I knew to stay away.

I didn’t.

Now a pawn in a game played by devils in suits, I must standby as his carefully controlled chaos unravels, and do all I can to survive the wreckage.

18+ Previously titled Sordid Mistress

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Author Bio:
Natalie Bennett is the creator of erotic stories that always come with a warning label. She writes about depraved alpha a**holes and women that love to hate them. Her books don't follow any specific tropes, have no set word counts, and tend to deviate from traditional HEA's.

When she isn't in front of her computer she's spending time with her husband and their three little boys.

Natalie is an avid fan of caramel frappes, horror movies, Shameless, and of course, reading.
You can find Natalie on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Jenn's Review 


What an interesting dark read. Covetous was an interesting story. Natalie Bennett does a great job writing dark romances and this book is no exception. I liked the plot and setting. The heat was top notch. 

My only complaint is I was not in love with the characters. I liked them and they were good, but at times I felt they were stagnant. With that being said, I still enjoyed the story.

Overall, this was a great book. It kept me entertained and had me guessing what really happened. What is the truth of the past? Could they possibly have a future?

Ratings: Plot: 5/5 Characters: 4/5 Heat: 5/5 Writing style: 4/5 Overall: 4/5

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Release + Review - Already Gone - Kristen Proby & K.L Grayson


Already Gone, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby and USA Today bestselling author K.L. Grayson is LIVE!

Falling in love is easy…

New Hope, South Carolina is my home. It’s where I grew up, got into trouble, and fell in love for the first time. Scarlett Kincaid was more than the girl next door, she was my best friend, until she decided that small town life wasn’t for her. One minute she was here, and the next she was gone.

The girl I used to fish with down at the creek is now the biggest name in country music. She headlines world tours, has won four Grammys, and I haven’t seen her since. Until today when she sped through town in her fancy car. One look at her big brown eyes was all it took to stir up a whole slew of emotions. Emotions I’d long ago buried and sure as hell don’t have time for.

It’s the aftermath that’s hard…

There are two things in my life that matter. My music, and my dad. Twelve years ago, I packed a bag and chased my dream. Leaving New Hope and escaping the gossip mill was the easiest decision I ever made. I never planned to return, but my father needs me, and he always comes first. So, I did what I had to do. I cut my tour short and came home, despite having a sister who hates me, and a community that doesn’t trust me. 

And then there’s Tucker Andrews.

When he propped an arm on the roof of my car, pulled down his sunglasses and flashed his police badge, I nearly swallowed my tongue. Gone is the lanky boy who used to throw rocks at me and pull my pigtails. Tucker is now a six-foot package of brawny, sexy man wrapped in more muscle than I have hit singles. Did I mention he’s a cop and a single dad?

My goal was to help Dad, and get back to my life. But what am I supposed to do when the life that used to strangle me suddenly fits like a glove, and makes me dream of things I never thought I’d have? What happens when the boy I walked away from years ago becomes one of the most important people in my life? I don’t have room for a man much less love.

Right?

Because it’s impossible to hold onto someone who’s already gone.



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Excerpt:

New Hope, South Carolina.
                Population 6,129.
                I know every soul represented in that number. Not a single one of them drives the shiny red Mercedes that just went speeding by.
                Seventy-five in a forty-five.
                I flick on my lights and press on the gas, sending my cruiser flying past the city limit sign and the godawful billboard that sits directly behind it; the one declaring New Hope home to country music superstar, Scarlett Kincaid.
                It wouldn’t be a big deal if this were actually her home. It’s not. Scarlett may have been born here, but her fancy boots haven’t landed on this soil in over a decade.
                All it took was one call from a hotshot music executive to send her packing before the ink was dry on her high school diploma. Scarlett flew from this town fast enough to leave our heads spinning. Before any of us could process what had happened, little Scarlett Kincaid—the same girl who used to build forts with me in my living room while my mama made us mac ‘n’ cheese—had a hit single sitting at number one on the Billboard charts.
                She went from homecoming queen and most likely to marry a rich spouse in our senior yearbook, to the queen of country music.
                The country loves her. Hell, the whole world loves her.
                New Hope…not so much. And it’s high time that fucking sign comes down. 
                But first, I have to deal with this speed demon in the sexy red car.
                I sound the sirens, and the car pulls to the side of the road and waits while I walk to the driver’s side window. It’s still up, the heavy tint preventing me from seeing inside. With a hand on my holster—because you never know what you’re going to walk up on—I knock on the window.
The dark glass lowers.
My first thought: this woman is absolutely gorgeous. Long, dark hair. Pouty lips. And a tiny pink dress. Her eyes are covered by oversized aviators, but I’m sure they’re as pretty as the rest of her.
My second thought: what crazy excuse is she going to come up with to try and get out of this ticket? It never ceases to amaze me the things women are willing to do to keep from getting into trouble. I’ve been offered everything from a blowjob to a pay-off to marriage. 
“Do you know why I pulled you over today, ma’am?”
                “Tucker?” The woman smiles, then pushes her sunglasses to the top of her head. And that’s when I see the brown eyes I’ve spent more than a decade trying to forget. “Tucker Andrews, is that you?”
                I step back and square my shoulders. “You can call me Officer Andrews. Do you know why I pulled you over today, ma’am?”
                “Tucker.” The woman laughs and shakes her head. “It’s me, Scarlett.”
                At the mention of her name, I’m met with an onslaught of flashbacks. Running hand and hand through the neighborhood with her, laughing and playing, only to have her ignore me the second we got to school. The popular crowd versus the nerds who desperately tried to fit in. She the former, me the latter, and the pain it caused every time she acted as though she didn’t know my name. For years, I pretended it didn’t bother me because I knew that when I got home, Scarlett would meet me at the fence, and the awkwardness from the day would dissipate as though it never happened. 
But it did. Day after day after day. I was a glutton for punishment. There was nothing in the world I loved more than Scarlett Kincaid, and it didn’t matter how badly she hurt me, I was always willing to forgive her. 
                Her smile and laugh might’ve gotten to me in middle school and high school, but I refuse to let it affect me now. 
                “I know who you are.”
                Her smile falters.

About Kristen: 
Kristen was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years. 
During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups. She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than she can count up before the dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike, but was always told no. In the summer of 2012, the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: to publish just one book. It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list.
Not only did she publish one book, she’s since published close to thirty 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 Series. 
Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two pugs and two cats.

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About K.L. Grayson

K.L. Grayson resides in a small town outside of St. Louis, MO. She is entertained
daily by her extraordinary husband, who will forever inspire every good quality she
writes in a man. Her entire life rests in the palms of six dirty little hands, and when the
day is over and those pint-sized cherubs have been washed and tucked into bed, you can find her typing away furiously on her computer. She has a love for alpha-males,
brownies, reading, tattoos, sunglasses, and happy endings…and not particularly in that
order.

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Johnaka's Review 
“Second chance and single dad, 5 stars

Once upon a time Tucker was Scarlett’s best friend but it’s been years since she’s seen him. It’s been years since she’s been home. Then when she finally does of course he’s the first one to greet her, only his greeting is a little…cold. Will she be able to thaw Tucker out or did she burn the bridge between them long ago?

A lot of things have changed since Tucker last saw Scarlett but one thing is for sure, she’s still under his skin. Scarlett proves to him she’s still the same girl he fell in love with over a decade ago and that’s a problem. His life, his daughter’s life is here in their home town and Scarlett’s well, its not. Will he let her in or will he keep her at arm’s length? One way to find out.

Proby and Grayson worked some serious magic between Scarlett and Tucker. I loved the banter and the pull between the two. Toss in the way Scarlett takes in Tuckers pre-teen daughter and it’s a match made in heaven. The only thing I didn’t like was the relationship between Scarlett and her sister, but that’s probably because I don’t have the best relationship with my sibling.

Just go one-click Already Gone. You won’t regret it. And I cannot wait to see what Proby and Grayson do together next.

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

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Release + Review - That Forever Girl - Meghan Quinn





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USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn’s second book in the Getting Lucky series brings heart, humor, and heat back to Port Snow.
There are two little words every small-town man dreads:
She’s back.
Harper Sanders, the girl who was supposed to be my forever, has returned to Port Snow, Maine, for good—and she’s bringing back memories of our shared past.
We once had a bright future together, but when tragedy struck, I threw it all away and pushed her out of my life. People in our small town think I’m cursed, but I know better. I did it all to myself.
And now she’s creating a life of her own in the place where we first fell in love. I can’t fight my feelings for her—or the strong attraction that keeps pulling us together. But after all this time, can she forgive the past and fall in love with me all over again?
Everyone hopes to find that forever girl…I just hope I haven’t lost mine for good.


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EXCERPT:
There is no way in hell she’s here.
My family isn’t that cruel. Right?
From my car, I try to gauge the number of bodies in my parents’ house through the windows. Ugh, I can’t see shit.
She can’t possibly be at family dinner. My family loves Harper, but they wouldn’t invite her, not after I called my mom the other day, telling her to put her matchmaking skills to rest. She just chuckled but reassured me she knew what she was doing. Whatever the hell that means.
I was very adamant about leaving Harper alone. The Knightlys can be too much at times, and I’m sure we’re the last thing she needs right when she’s trying to settle back into town.
Resigning myself to the inevitable, I retrieve my keys from the ignition and make my way to the front door. Hand on the doorknob, I take a deep breath and walk into the house I grew up in. The warm walls and carefully hung family pictures greet me first, followed by my family’s raucous laughter emanating from the back of the house.
I remove my shoes and hang my suit jacket on the coat hanger by the front door before cautiously making my way down the long hallway to the connected kitchen and large dining room. Ren, Griffin’s girlfriend, is the first to spot me. She gives me a small smile and a little wave. The rest of the family is scattered around the kitchen as usual, getting in my parents’ way as they try to finish up the dinner prep.
Griffin sees me next. “Ah, you finally decided to join us.” He checks his watch. “I think that was eight minutes in the car. Who had eight minutes?”
Reid raises his hand and hops off the counter, grabbing a bowl from the center of the table and pocketing the wad of cash inside. “I know him too well.” Reid pats me on the back and slips me a one-dollar bill. “Here, this is for you. Thanks for taking eight minutes to prepare yourself to come in the house. Daddy is going to buy a new pair of jeans.” He pats his pockets.
Ignoring everyone and their stupid bet, I pop the fridge door open and grab a water. Reid joins me, sticking his head in the fridge so I’m forced to look at him. “Aren’t you going to ask?”
“Ask what?” I grit out.
“If she’s here. I know that’s why you were hanging out in your car, debating if you should come in or not.”
My skin prickles, and I brace myself for the answer as I shut the fridge door. “Is she here?” I hiss.
Slowly, Reid smiles and nods. “Yup, she’s in the bathroom.”
“Are you fucking kidding me?” I angrily squeeze my water bottle, nearly popping the top off. “Why? Why is she here?”
Reid shrugs. “I don’t know, maybe because she wants to be here.”
“Who invited her? Was it Mom?” I don’t wait for an answer. Instead, I walk over to the culprit, who’s hovering over the stove, stirring a huge pot of chili.
“Oh, hey, sweetie. Cornbread is in the oven, honey is in the crock, and I also got tortilla chips because I know how much you like crumbling them in your chili.”
“Mom, why did you invite her? I told you to leave her alone, to leave usalone.”
“What are you talking about?” My mom looks me up and down and then goes back to the chili.
“Harper. I asked you not to invite Harper.”
The bathroom door opens, and Jen pops out, rubbing her hands together. “Did he come in yet?” Her eyes light up as she spots me. “What time was it?”
“Eight minutes. Reid won.”
Disappointed, she snaps her fingers. “Damn, I for sure thought I was going to win.”
Confused, I turn back to my mom. “Harper isn’t here?”
“No, of course not. I wouldn’t invite her so early. She needs time to settle. What made you think she was here?”
I whip around to find Reid leaning against the kitchen wall, arms crossed and with a giant grin on his face. I point at him. “You better run, because I’m going to fucking kill you.”
Like a bolt of lightning, he takes off, and I chase after him, nothing but pure murder on my mind.


AUTHOR BIO:
USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.



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Johnaka's Review 

“Second chances, 5 stars”
 
If you Read the first book in the Getting Lucky Series you know who Rogan is. You know he’s a little bit of a mystery and insanely broody. That’s like a big sign me up right kind of hero. So here I was a completely unsuspecting reader who had no idea what Quinn had in store. Then she blew my socks off. I loved Rogan, I loved Harper, she was perfect for him. And the kind of love they share? That’s some once in a life time kind of stuff. Quinn killed it and I cannot wait to see what she does next with the Knightly brothers.

Rogan is the serious brother who works harder than he plays. He doesn’t have time for anything but his work. But when Harper comes back to town for more than a visit, he knows this can only go one of two ways. He can get his girl back or they can make each other’s lives unbearable. The question is which side will he choose?

Harper has horrible luck when it comes to men. The first one broke her in ways she will never recover and the last…well we wont talk about him. Now she’s home and she’s face to face with Rogan. The town wants them back together but there’s just too much history between the two, right? But maybe that’s not such a bad thing.

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


Release + Review - You For Her - Bella Jewel




Revenge is a dish best served cold. 
 
They weren’t kidding about that. 
 
They really weren’t. 
 
 
Dear Celia,
 
Your family are a bunch of…
Wait. No. It isn’t your fault. 
None of this is your fault. 
I’m sorry. I wish you knew how sorry I was. 
 
Dear Andrea, 
 
Your family and you are a bunch of…
Nope. 
Still not it.
It’s not you I hate. 
 
Dear Tanner, 
 
You’re a monster. 
A cold, broken monster. 
I think they have a name for you, oh right, a sociopath. 
A gorgeous, strong, incredible sociopath. 
How could you do this to me?
So easily?
So effortlessly?
How?
Please, for the love of god, tell me how?
I trusted you. But you knew that, didn’t you? 
It’s exactly what you wanted.
Where will it end?
Will it end?
I don’t want to have to hate you, can’t you see that?
I don’t want to have to seek my own revenge…
But you’ve left me no choice. 
 
Dear Ethan,
 
Screw you. 
You were my best friend. 
How could you?
I have nothing else to say to you. 
Nothing. 
 
Dear Fate, 
 
Well done. You won. 
 
You won. 
 
 




Johnaka's Review 


“rubs face in frustration, 3”

Okay, so if you read my review for This for That you know I wasn’t sold on this whole story line. But I read the first book so I had to read the second to find out what happens. Because cliffhangers are stupid. Let me just say again that I typically like Jewel and her stories, but dear baby jesus I have never wanted to punch characters in the face so much!

Our heroine is self-centered, her best friend needs to grow up, the hero is also blinded by his hurt and me, me, me, personality, his best friend is a shady pile a dog poo, oh and let’s not forget the heroine’s guy best friend who has been plotting behind her back.

So here we are in book two trying to figure out what happened to Celia (aside from dying). It’s guys vs. girls basically until heroine and best friend call the guys out. Then they magically join forces *eye roll*. So, they go on this adventure for the lack of a better word, truths are told, feelings are hurt, and no real justice is done. We figure out what happened to Celia and her reasons why she was acting strange before her death (yay!) but then SOMETHING ELSE HAPPENS LEAVING US WITH ANOTHER FREAKING CLIFFHANGER!!

I loathe cliffhangers. Sometimes I can do them, because they are needed. But this was completely unneeded. I’m to the point where I don’t even know why I’m rating You for Her a 3. The only reason I would recommend this series is if you want to feel ragey go for it.

Plot-3/5  Characters-2/5  Heat-2/5  Writing style-3/5  Overall-3/5 
 



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Johnaka's Review 
“Romantic suspense, 3 stars”

Alrightly…. So, I just saw Bella Jewel and jumped on it. I typically enjoy her stories. But This for That had me scratching my head. So, in This for That the heroine starts off as a teenager who is out joyriding with her three best friends. I’m sold at this point even though I know something bad is about to happen. Then the bad happens in the form of a car accident that happens to kill someone else, one of her friends is severely injured, another is hurt but not bad, she’s hurt, and one walks away. At this point I’m still into the story.

Then she gets sent to prison for killing the one girl, and this is where Jewel lost me. First the heroines mother sounds like a nut job and her father not better. I’m sorry but as a parent I cannot imagine not fighting for my kid. So then we go back and forth with her past (in prison) and present (right after release.)

I won’t get too far into it but heroine wants justice for herself and the truth about the girl who died to come out. She has not made any sort of peace with what happened and the roll she played. She’s all me,me,me and frankly it was exhausting. Then you have the other characters…*sigh*

The best friend is a piece of work. The Hero…yeah saw what he does coming a mile away. I just can’t.

Long story short I found This for That wildly predictable and not really needed. I can see how it would have been a killer story off the original plot, I just don’t care for where Jewel took it after that.

Plot-3/5  Characters-2/5  Heat-3/5  Writing style-3/5  Overall-3/5
 
 
AUTHOR BIO 
 
Bella Jewel is a self published, USA Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013 she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her writing career, planning many new releases for the future.
 
 
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Release + Review - Wild Tendy - Toni Aleo


Nico has goals...and she's number one on his list.

Wild Tendy by Toni Aleo is available now!



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Nico Merryweather loves women—all women. Sure, they’re sexy and fun. But “Player” is an easy reputation to hide behind, a way to keep the good times rolling and reality at bay. He’s loud, he’s cocky, he says exactly what he’s thinking, and people just laugh it off because they think they know him. But Nico makes sure no one is close enough to know the truth. With a new season starting, he is ready to play the game he can control. They’ll all be watching Nico, the goalie, but they’ll never know the man behind the mask who is just trying to breathe. He hasn’t ever wanted anyone close enough to him to see the truth, until Aviva rams herself into his ass. Literally.

Aviva Pearce’s life is a collection of bad days all wrapped up without a bow. If it can go wrong, it will. All she wants is to run her business, take care of her sister, and keep her head above water. But with a father who is out to ruin her like he has himself and debt trying to drown her, it’s hard to stay afloat. Aviva isn’t the type to waste time dwelling on her misfortunes or to give up, though. She’s got too much fight in her. And she definitely doesn’t have time to waste on the wildly sexy, rich, showboating goaltender everyone wants. She’s got goals.

What she doesn’t know is that Nico has goals of his own.

And she’s number one on his list.



Cover Designer: Lori Jackson Design
Cover Photography: FuriousFotog

About the Author:

My name is Toni Aleo and I’m a total dork.
I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic.
I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!
When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel.
I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life… probably Belle.
… and did I mention I love hockey?



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Louise's Review 
Wild Tendy is book 2 in the IceCats series; Aleo is a new to me author and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book. I haven’t read book 1 but starting at Wild Tendy I didn’t feel like I was at a disadvantage at all. 

Nico wears the mask very well; he lets everyone see what he wants them too; The playboy goalie who has no filter and is dam good at blocking pucks. When Aviva slams into his life he just can’t let her go, she isn’t throwing herself at him like all the other woman do; she has caught his attention without even trying. What feels like a lifetime of back luck Aviva just can’t get ahead especially when she has a persistent man wanting nothing more than to take her out on a date. 

Can Aviva accept help in grace or continue to be the strong independent single woman she has always had to be.

I personally enjoy Wild Tendy; touching on emotional and raw subjects throughout I could not put it down. This story had me up till late to the point I couldn’t keep my eyes open; when I woke at 3am I couldn’t get back to sleep without knowing how Nico and Aviva’s story ended. 

Aleo has taken her time and dotted her I’s and crossed her t’s knowing every piece of information that she needed for this story had to be accurate and relatable. 

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


Release + Review - Unworthy - A.K Evans




Sometimes your first love needs a second chance…


A boy from the wrong side of the tracks, Trent Michaels never cared what anyone thought of him. That is, until the girl he fell in love with broke his heart in the worst way possible. 

Delaney Rogers knows she made the biggest mistake of her life when she allowed Trent to walk away from her. So, when Trent unknowingly rescues her baby fifteen years later, Delaney’s relieved she’ll finally have the chance to make things right. 

The only problem is that Trent can’t bear to look at the woman he loved and lost. The woman who now realizes just how much damage she’s done. 

Following a series of accidental encounters, Trent soon realizes that everything is not as it seems. And Delaney is hoping for a second chance to prove that it wasn’t him who was unworthy. 

It was her.

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AUTHOR BIO 
A.K. Evans is a married mother of two boys residing in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania, where she graduated from Lafayette College in 2004 with two degrees (one in English and one in Economics & Business). Following a brief stint in the insurance and financial services industry, Evans realized the career was not for her and went on to manage her husband’s performance automotive business. She even drove the shop’s race cars! Looking for more personal fulfillment after eleven years in the automotive industry, Andrea decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer.
While Andrea continues to help administratively with her husband’s businesses, she spends most of her time writing and homeschooling her two boys. When she finds scraps of spare time, Evans enjoys reading, doing yoga, watching NY Rangers hockey, dancing, and vacationing with her family. Andrea, her husband, and her children are currently working on taking road trips to visit all 50 states (though, Alaska and Hawaii might require flights).
  

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Johnaka's Review 

“Second chances, 4 stars”

Delany and Trent were once deeply in love, until Delany destroyed them with a few choice words. Trent hadn’t seen her in years and suddenly it’s like she’s everywhere around him. That has to mean something right? Will Trent be able to let go of the past, hear her truth, and let her back in? Or are these two destined to love one another from afar?

Delany loved Trent. He was always there when she needed him. But she had to let him go. Ever since her life has been one disaster after another. When Trent comes back into her life, he brings the sunshine and happiness. The question is will he let her apologize and make her mistakes right.

I loved Unworthy. I loved how both Trent and Delany both at different times felt like they were unworthy of the other. The pull between them was undeniable. I loved watching them fall back into love. The only complaint I have is it was like they picked up right where they left off. Which was hard for me because its been so many years and I can’t picture it being that easy, but maybe I’m crazy. Either way Evans killed it with Unworthy and I cannot wait to see what she does next.

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


Release + Review - Wild Steamy Hook-up - Piper Rayne




He’s the quiet brooding guy who’s owned my heart since I was sixteen but has refused to claim it. 
I’m the na├»ve woman who believes that someday our time will come.
I just didn’t realize that someday would include waking up in Vegas with a raging hangover and a ring on my finger.
If we believed in fate, maybe one of us would’ve trusted that something more powerful than ourselves interceded because our love is one of tangled vines. As twisted and frayed as they’ve become over the years, they’ve never broken. 
An annulment seemed like the easy way out. We should’ve known it wouldn’t be fate that intervened, but our Italian Mamas. They can deliver Oscar-worthy performances when heaping on the guilt.
We thought it’d be easy to pretend to be a happily married couple in front of our families for three months and then say we gave it our best shot and go our separate ways.
But nothing is easy when it comes to Dominic Mancini and me. Nothing.



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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have "Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle" (okay...you caught us, that's our tagline). A little about us... We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We're both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.





Johnaka's Review 
“Get it together man! 5 stars”


I’m going to be real honest, I have never wanted to throttle one of Piper Rayne’s heros as much as I wanted to throttle Dom. Dear lord did this man drive me crazy! Was he hunky and swoony don’t get me wrong, but the man had serious blinders on. With that said Val was just the kind of woman he needed.

Val and Dom have both made mistakes where the other is concerned. But you know what? Val won’t apologize for hers because her son was a product of it. Dom is money hungry and driven by success. He doesn’t know how to balance both his personal life and his professional one. One thing is for sure he’s willing to try for Val.

These two were fire and ice. I wanted them together from the very start. Add in the Italian mother guilt and I was sold. Then you have in the rest of the Mancini clan and your bound to have a good time. I cannot wait to see what Piper Rayne does for the only Mancini sister.

Plot: 5/5 Characters: 5/5 Heat: 5/5 Writing Style: 5/5 Overall: 5/5


Louise's Review 
Wild Steamy Hookup is book 3 in the White Collar Brothers Series and I could not wait to get my hands on the brooding, successful & sinfully sexy Dominic Mancini. 

Success and Money is the 2 thing’s on Dom’s mind, professionally he was at the top of his game but balancing love was something he didn’t excel in. Dom and Val have a long history, on and off the past several decades their connection is undeniable. Can their scheming Italian mothers be right for once? 

Both Dom and Val drove me crazy; I just wanted to shake both of them and bang their heads together to knock some sense into them!

As always Riper Rayne has delivered a masterpiece, I personally loved reading Wild Steamy Hookup; Dom and Val have amazing chemistry, realising that they were missing pieces from each other’s lives. 

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