Friday, January 21, 2022

Release + Review - Screams in Symphony - Kelsey Clayton


Screams in Symphony, the highly anticipated conclusion to The Malvagio Mafia Duet filled with all things dark and dangerous from USA Today bestselling author Kelsey Clayton, is available now! 

​​From USA Today bestselling author Kelsey Clayton comes a dark mafia romance filled with pain, betrayal, devastation, revenge, and a mindblowing ending that will have you questioning everything.


There once was a girl,

tarnished and ruined by the actions of others.

Some are born plagued by darkness,

but she was doused in it by those she trusted.


Like Lucifer himself,

she fell from the heavens and landed amongst the flames.

Now she wears her crown black,

with diamonds coated in the blood of her enemies.


This isn’t the story of a girl who saved the villain.

This is the story of a girl who became something much worse,

and the man who loved her for it.

Louise's Review

Screams in Symphony is the conclusion of Kage and Saxons story in the Malvagio Mafia Duet.

Left hanging by a thread after reading book 1 I pounced on this the moment it hit my kindle. Kage and Saxon's story isn't a soft sweet one, its hard, violent and fast paced. This book isn't for the faint hearted its death through and through.

I personally loved it, Kelsey's writing throughout was exceptional and while it was on the darker side it drew me in from the beginning.

I cannot wait to read what is next from Kelsey!

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

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Meet Kelsey

Kelsey Clayton is a USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary Romance novels. She lives in a small town in Delaware with her husband, two kids, and dog.

She is an avid reader of fall hard romance. She believes that books are the best escape you can find, and that if you feel a range of emotions while reading her stories - she succeeded. She loves writing and is only getting started on this life long journey.

Kelsey likes to keep things in her life simple. Her ideal night is one with sweatpants, a fluffy blanket, cheese fries, and wine. She holds her friends and family close to her heart and would do just about anything to make them happy.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Release + Review - Hold Me Forever - Layla Hagen

 As the hockey league’s star goalie, I live by three simple principles:

1. Keep a pristine image.

2. Work hard on the ice. 

3. Don’t piss off the bosses…too much.

I was killing it until a mishap tarnished my image. Now, management has me cleaning up my reputation and coaching a bunch of kids. And damn, those little punks are growing on me, and so is the program coordinator, Kendra. 

I’m hellbent on proving myself, but my attraction to Kendra takes me by complete surprise. 

Her defenses are up, but I like a good challenge.

Management’s directives are clear: "Kendra is off-limits."

But like I said, I'm the goalie. I do the blocking. I won’t let anyone stand in my way.

Louise's Review

Hold Me Forever has all the feels, a 2nd chance story that brings 2 people that destine for each other together.

Tyler is fixing his image and Kendra is there to help, but when the lines get blurred and their chemistry overtakes everything there is no denying them even when they were told off limits. The Maxwell family is fantastic with their banter making me giggle throughout.

I personally enjoyed this story, i look forward to what comes next from Layla.

Star Rating: Plot: 4/5 Characters: 4/5 Heat: 4/5 Writing Style: 4/5 Overall: 4/5

Johnaka's Review

“Unexpected love, 4 stars”


Tyler didn’t expect to meet Kendra when he showed up to volunteer to teach kids how to play hockey. He’s suspended from his team and keep his head down until they let him back on the ice. Only Kendra throws a wrench into his plans. He can’t help but want her.

I enjoyed these two. They both knew how it could end terribly for each of them, but they were willing to try for the other. I loved the Maxwell family pieces as well. Hagen has pulled me into this series and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for this family next.




Writing style-5/5


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Narrated by Jacob Morgan and Savannah Peachwood



Meet Layla Hagen: 

Welcome! My name is Layla Hagen and I am a Contemporary Romance author.

I fell in love with books when I was nine years old, and my love affair with stories continues even now, many years later. I write romantic stories and can't wait to share them with the world. And I drink coffee. Lots of it :-D

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Release + Review - Just One Spark - Carly Phillips

 He’s a playboy rock star living the rock and roll dream...

Until a very real baby scare threatens to bring it all crashing down. 

Dash Kingston has learned his lesson and knows his hard-partying lifestyle needs to change. To clean up his playboy image, he needs a fake girlfriend. 

There’s just one problem: the perfect woman for the job is a gorgeous blonde who once aroused not just his body but his emotions, sending him running. And leaving her to wake up alone.

For the band’s sake, Cassidy Forrester agrees to play the girlfriend role, but she’s not going to fall for Dash’s charm or sex appeal ever again. 

Except this Dash Kingston swears he’s a changed man, and he’s out to win Cassidy over - for good. But only a fool would make the same mistake twice, and Cassidy refuses to let their spark burn her a second time.

Louise's Review

Just One Spark is book 4 in The Kingston Family series, a story that has all the feels.

Dash needs to lay low, after a the recent paternity suit he knows he needs to change his ways, he wants to find what his siblings have. The one problem is that he screwed up with the 1 girl that made him think about more. The kicker? now he is asked to start a fake relationship with her, except that fine line between pretending and reality is starting to blur.

I personally enjoyed this story, i love a good 2nd chance especially a reformed bad boy!

Star Rating: Plot: 4/5 Characters: 4/5 Heat: 4/5 Writing: 4/5 Overall: 4/5

Johnaka's Review

“Reformed bad boy, 4 stars”

Dash is trying to rebuild his reputation after a paternity suit shook his already rocky public image. When the idea of a fake girlfriend comes up, there is only one woman for the job, Cassidy. The chemistry between them is undeniable, but there’s a catch. He’s already ruined things between him and Cass. Is there a way to fix it and convince her to help him? Only one way to find out.

I love a good second chance romance and these two were good. Just One Spark was sweet, but steamy, with a dose of humor tossed in. I couldn’t help but cheer for these two to get their HEA.




Writing style-5/5


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NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a full time writer. Carly’s book, The Bachelor, was chosen by Kelly Ripa as a romance club pick and was the first romance on a nationally televised bookclub. Carly loves social media and interacting with her readers. Want to keep up with Carly? Sign up for her newsletter (below) and receive TWO FREE books at

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Thursday, January 13, 2022

Release + Review - Deviant Knight - Tracy Lorraine


DEVIANT KNIGHT by Tracy Lorraine is LIVE!

#𝟭-𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆!

USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tracy Lorraine brings you more in her dark mafia, high school bully romance series.


Whoever said to keep your friends close and your enemies closer… was right.

Being around her is the worst kind of torture.

Emmie is an obligation I can’t avoid… an oath I can’t break.

And having her in my life is the last thing I want or need. But thanks to my father, I have no choice.

This Family—this life, is my future, and I’m sure as hell not going to let some spitfire from the wrong side of town get under my skin and in my way.

When the time comes, I will take what I need and walk away. I’ll finally be free from her shadow and she will know the truth, even if it leaves her broken.

The only problem… she might not be the only one left in pieces.


Dear Reader,

Deviant Knight is the fourth book in my angst-filled new adult mafia Knight's Ridge Empire series. It's the first book in Emmie and Theo's trilogy. It's a dark bully romance with themes that might make you squirm in all the right ways!

Louise's Review

Deviant Knight is book 4 in the Knight's Ridge Empire but book 1 in Theo & Emmie's story!!

Cancel your day and prepare your snacks because this story is one that you will not be putting down and you will be begging Tracy for the next book by the final page!

Theo is protecting his family and now he has to figure out if he can trust Emmie, if she knew what was going down behind their backs; all while trying to fight the attraction he has towards her. Emmie has been going behind her family's back, her father who has done everything for her since she moved in with him is going to be devasted when he finds out. Trying to build the trust back with her friends she finds herself wanting something more than she should.

I personally LOVED this story and i am desperate to get my hands on Deviant Princess because i need some answers NOW!!!

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


Release + Review - Five - Sara Cate and Rachel Leigh


FIVE by Sara Cate and Rachel Leigh is Live!


My family is everything to me.

When my life was ripped away from me, I found them.

Silas, Gabriel, and Baron—my hearts, my family, my home.

Together, we’re a dangerous family of assassins, but I’ve never been happier.

Until a member of our family goes missing.

He went out for a simple job and never came back.

Now it’s up to Baron, Silas, and I to bring him home—but what if he doesn’t want to be found?

What if the family he’s found is better than the one we have here?

And what if I find myself caught up in their web of lies while becoming strangely drawn to someone I shouldn’t be?

All I know is that I can’t live without my family, and I’ll do anything to keep them safe.

Even if that means facing the truth.

We’re nothing if we’re not together—all of us.


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Louise's Review

Five is a great story with all the feels, you get multiple POV's and of course alot of HEA's!

Iris has finally found her forever, even if in the eyes of other is not conventional but she has it with Silas, Baron & Gabriel .. When a job goes off the tracks it leaves them scrambling to put their family back together. When they find their way new trusts are brought to the surface and also they bring a new member into their family completing them.

I personally enjoyed this story, its full of Alpha males who take Iris to the next level.

Star Rating: Plot: 4/5 Characters: 4/5 Heat: 4/5 Writing Style: 4/5 Overall: 4/5

About the authors:

Sara Cate writes steamy contemporary romance with high stakes and big feels. She has a soft spot for forbidden romance, age gap, lots of angst, and boys so bad you can't help but love them.


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Rachel Leigh writes Contemporary and New Adult Romance with twists and turns, suspense and steam. She resides in West Michigan with her husband, three kids, and a couple fur babies.
Rachel lives in leggings, overuses emojis, and survives on books and coffee. Writing is her passion. Her goal is to take readers on an adventure with her words, while showing them that even on the darkest days, love conquers all. 


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