Thursday, April 8, 2021

Release + Review - I Pucking Love You - Pippa Grant

 


You know those stories where an adorably misunderstood clumsy girl needs a fake date to a wedding so she asks her brother’s best friend and they accidentally fall in love?

I wish that was the kind of life I lead, but it’s not.

I don’t need a date to a wedding. I need a date to a funeral.
Clumsy sometimes fits, but then, that’s true for all of us, right? But adorable? No. Misunderstood? Nope again. I’m just your average girl, standing in front of a funeral invitation, asking it to be a winning lottery ticket instead.

And I don’t have a brother, or a best friend with a brother available, which means I’m stuck with Tyler Jaeger.

Sure, he’s a professional hockey player who also knows advanced calculus, but let’s say we’re not compatible and leave it at that. I should know. I am a matchmaker.

Not a very good one, but that’s beside the point.

I know a mismatch when I see one.

Still, Tyler’s what I’ve got, and I am not going to this funeral solo, so he’s what I’ll take.

After all—what could go wrong at a funeral?

I Pucking Love You is a hilariously wrong romantic comedy about the world’s worst matchmaker, a hockey player with a problem he doesn’t want to talk about, and an awkward date-of-convenience that everyone would prefer to forget. It comes complete with a cat working his way through his nine lives, all the sexy times, fish and chips, and a swoony happily-ever-after. 

Johnaka's Review 
“Laugh out loud, 5 stars”

I won’t lie, it took me a hot minute to convince myself to read I Pucking Love You. Not because I didn’t think it would be good, but because I’ve been on a much different book kick lately. Rom-com’s have been so far off my radar, it's not even funny. Once I finally cracked this bad boy open, I was reminded on why Grant is my go to for rom-coms. I laughed out loud more than I have in, well… too long to actually say.

Muffy needs a date to a funeral and in steps Tyler. They aren’t exactly friends, but they aren’t acquaintances. Because of some awkwardness, they have kept their distance. Until now. These two are quirky and march to the beat of their own drum. And I was here for it. The tension and build up between these two was spot on.

If you love a story that is so outlandish that you can’t help but picture with perfect clarity, hero’s who embrace their heroines' quirks, and heroines who are unapologetically themselves, look no further. Pippa is your author.

Plot-5/5 Characters-5/5 Heat-5/5 Writing style- 5/5 Overall- 5/5
 
 
 
 
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EXCERPT
 
Tyler
 
We all have to be at practice tomorrow morning—check that, this morning, as its shortly after midnight—but I dont want to go home.
 
I dont want to drink. I dont want to talk. I dont want to screw.
 
I want—
 
Dammit.
 
I want a bucket of greasy fried fish and chips, because its what my big brother used to take me to get every time he came home on leave from the Marines and got annoyed at being hen-pecked by the four sisters between us.
 
My cars cold, thanks to the early November weather, and no, Im not telling you what kind of car I drive, because yes, it very much feels like compensation tonight.
 
It gets me where I want to go.
 
Thats all that matters.
 
That, and getting my ass to Cod Pieces before they close for the night.
 
Could I stay at the bunny bar and get fried fish and chips?
 
Yes.
 
Will I?
 
No fucking way.
 
Im still stewing in my own misery when the bright neon sign with the armored cod and the storefront that looks like a medieval castle comes into view at the edge of a strip mall four miles the wrong direction from my downtown condo. I roll the window down, letting in a blast of chilly air and the scent of fries.
 
Just in time.
 
I holler my order over the sound of my engine, then pull around to the window to get my fish.
 
Debate calling my brother in Miami.
 
Its one AM. He and his wife recently celebrated their kids first birthday, and I think theyre working on baby number two.
 
If I call him in the middle of the night to bitch about how I cant get it up, hell probably hang up on me, then tell our sisters.
 
And Mom.
 
Shes a professional comedienne with her own popular Netflix special. Theres no damn way Im bothering West in the middle of the night for this.
 
Ill talk to the fried fish and call it even.
 
Has as much personality as West had before he married Daisy.
 
The window swings open. Thatll be fourteen seventy-three, please.”
 
My car lurches forward before I remember to put it in park, and I gape up at the woman staring down at me. Muffy?”
 
My brain is playing tricks on me.
 
It has to be.
 
Because theres no way the curvy, clumsy, smart-mouthed goddess whos haunting my dick is standing there wearing a Cod Pieces polo and hat.
 
But she is.
 
And I swear to god, her long brown braids are recoiling in horror as her whole face twists, her lip curling, her left eye squeezing shut, before she snaps herself together. For the hundredth time today, I have no idea who this Muffy person is. My name is Octavia Louisa Beaverhousen.”
 
Fuck me.
 
There are two of them? She looks exactly like Muffy. Im not seeing things, and Im not projecting just because I want my dick to work again and the bunnies made me think about screwing Muffy in the walk-in fridge at the bunny bar.
 
Fourteen seventy-three, please.” She turns away as she holds out a hand, twitching her fingers like shes waiting for cash or a card.
 
And thats when I see the tattoo.
 
Rufus.
Her cats name. Its on her wrist.
 
Octavia Louisa Beaverhousen, my ass. This is Muffy.
 
 
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Pippa Grant is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes romantic comedies that will make tears run down your leg. When she's not reading, writing or sleeping, she's being crowned employee of the month as a stay-at-home mom and housewife trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be productive members of society, all the while fantasizing about long walks on the beach with hot chocolate chip cookies.
 
 
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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Release + Review - My Almost Ex - Piper Rayne

 




In the middle of a crowded bar in our small Alaskan town, my estranged wife snuggles up to me as if we’re still a happy couple.

Don’t get me wrong, we were a happy couple—before she walked out on me a year ago. We were the high school sweethearts everyone thought were destined to be together forever. We thought so too, which is why we married shortly after graduation.

We had a good marriage. Until she left me without any real explanation.

Now, she’s back—and this is the real kicker—she has amnesia and thinks I’m still her husband. Technically I am, although the divorce papers are sitting at the lawyer’s office. 

She’s desperate to remember her life in Sunrise Bay but I only want to find out why she left me. Once we conjure that memory up, it’s sayonara because there’s no second chances here. But as you probably already figured out, things didn’t go quite as I planned.


Johnaka's Review
“Second chances, 5 stars”

Adam and Lucy were childhood sweethearts who were madly in love. Or so Adam thought until one day Lucy walked out without giving him a reason. Now a year later she’s back in town. Adam wants answers as to why Lucy left, and he wants to protect his heart until he does. But will Adam be able to protect his heart from the only woman who’s ever claimed it?

There are so many things I could say about My Almost Ex, but I don’t want to give the story away. I really wanted to hate Lucy, I won’t lie. But I think she did enough hating herself for the both of us and in the end redeemed herself. Piper and Rayne took a trope that usually I’m not a fan of and made me enjoy it. For that alone, this book deserves 5 stars. Add in the fact I got to see the rest of the Greene family and well, they hit it out of the park. Now if only I can get my hands on the next one as soon as possible…

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


Louise's Review

My Almost Ex is book 2 in the new Greene Family series, a blended family that carries a fair share of drama around with them. 

Adam has just been making it through each day, his high school sweetheart/wife left him and he still doesn't know why but when she turns  up on his door believing that they are still together and nothing has happened this is his chance to find out what went wrong. Lucy is struggling she remembers some very minor things but is forgetting the big things; when it all comes to light will she run for the 2nd time?

I personally enjoyed this story, Piper and Rayne continue to create characters that pull you in and make you want to be part of the family. I am looking forward to the next installment My Vegas Groom.

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

 

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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.

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Release + Review - Kansas - K.L Savage

  



Instincts are all we have to rely on.
And mine were spot on.
There are a few things I don’t like to talk about in life.
My father.
And Kansas.
I hate him, and I hate that godforsaken state.
To this day, I haven’t loved because there’s a fear.
An inkling.
An instinct that I will be just like him.
I convinced myself our blood was rotten, tainted, and sour.
I believe I didn’t have the ability to be faithful or loyal.
But then after a blizzard, a sailboat washed to shore.
And she was there.
She’s here at the clubhouse now.
Violet Winston.
A name that matches the fields of lavender of her eyes.
I have no right to want her.
I can’t love her.
I’ll ruin her.
The more I get to know her, the harder I fall.
Usually, there’s a calm after the storm.
But not this time.
Between her father being a drug dealer.
The drugs hidden in the boat.
And the man that wants his drugs.
We are about to feel the havoc of a hurricane.
Truths hit us out of nowhere and they hurt worse than a lie ever did.
Love tests us and rips us open. Friendships are lost. Loyalty is damned. 
I’m not in Kansas anymore.
But Jersey hurts just the same.


Johnaka's Review
“Unexpected love, 5 stars”

Can I just say that I love Kansas? First off, finding out how he got his name, like dang. Then you add in the very unconventional meet-cute between Kansas and Violet, and I was sold. Savage nailed it with this one. I like how Kansas was one person with the guys, but with her he was softer but yet alpha. He could read her before he really even spoke to her (once again, unconventional meeting). I love how Violet just knew she was safe with him. How she rolled with the punches that were thrown her way since she woke up. If MC books are your jam, look no further. I cannot wait to see where Savage takes this group of bikers.

Plot-5/5 Characters-5/5 Heat-5/5 Writing style-5/5 Overall-5/5
 
 
 
 
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EXCERPT
 
I wake up in the middle of the night to the sound of whimpering. For a second, I don’t know where I am, but then I hear a soft beep of a monitor and realize I’m with Springs. I glance down, and my nose gets buried in the bush of her unruly, wild, curly hair. I’ve never seen hair like this before. It’s how I came up with the name Springs. Each strand of hair looks like a tightly wound coil or spring.
Since I don’t know her name, I’ve been calling her Springs.
She quiets down and settles against me again, and I do something weird, something I’ve never done before, and I’m glad she’s asleep for it.
I inhale the scent of her hair, and my eyes roll to the back of my head when I smell peaches. I have to hold back a groan and many, many other things that are not appropriate right now.
I’m such an ass.
She rolls away from me, and blood rushes through my arm. Static tingles my fingers, and I slide my arm out from under her and then fix the sheet as it slides down her shoulders. She has a small tattoo right under her collarbone, simple, delicate, and sophisticated. It’s a simple flower, a rose. The line work is thin, which gives it a feminine, elegant appearance. I want to lean down and kiss it so badly, but it’s selfish thinking, considering everything she’s been through. I shouldn’t want her like I do. I have no right.
There are a few things I tell myself to stay away from.
Love.
And hate.
I like to be balanced. Being right in the middle means nothing can go wrong. There are no expectations to be met. No promises can be broken. No disappointment can be felt. No love can be lost.
I live life in the middle for the most part. Personally, I think it’s worked out pretty well, minus being whipped and strung up like a pig for standing up for what I believe in.
Keeping my desires close to my heart saves me, even if what I want suffocates me every day.
Even though I want love, even though I want more, and I don’t want to slide between the legs of a club whore, I’m scared.
What if I’m just like my father? What if what I have isn’t enough, and I’ll want another life, another family? What if his bad blood runs through my veins, and I’m just this piece of shit human being? Maybe I try too hard to be a decent man because inside I know just how rotten I am.
My stomach growls, yanking me out of my pity party. I rub my hands over my face and look at the time. It’s four in the morning. No wonder I’m hungry. I missed dinner, and that means she did too.
I sit up and swing my legs over the bed as I stretch my neck left, then right, getting the cricks out. My boots hit the floor with a soft thud, and I look over my shoulder to make sure I didn’t wake her. Her curly hair looks like a huge cotton ball on the pillow. Her body is covered by the sheet and all I see are those curly coils. I chuckle to myself and fight the urge to reach up and run my fingers through her hair.
 
 
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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.
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Release + Review - Jailbait - Lani Lynn Vale

 


The first time I saw her was across the room at a bar. I had no idea at the time that she was only sixteen. All I knew was that she was beautiful, she was sending me do-me vibes from across the room, and I was fresh off a deployment where there’d been nobody but men for nine of the longest months of my life.

The second time that I saw her was at a court hearing that would decide how long I’d be sent to prison for. She was a cute little curly-haired blonde with wide, expressive eyes, a banging body, and the reason that I’d gone to prison in the first place.

The third time I saw her was through a glass divider of the prison visitation room as she waited for her stepfather, my lawyer, to tell me how sorry he was that he lost my case. Especially when I’d been the one to kill the man that was about to kill his daughter.

The last time, the time that I decided enough was enough, was when I saw her at my bar eight weeks after I’d been set free.

Unlucky for her, I’d stopped being a good guy about two seconds after those bars closed behind me twelve years ago. Now all that was left was a shell of a man that didn’t see the good in anything. Anything except for her.


Johnaka's Review
“Trick and Swayze, 5 stars”

I adored Trick and Swayze. From their unconventional meeting, to the second time they meet. To say both have them have gone through h-e- double hockey sticks would be an understatement. But they both bounce back. Swayze is probably one of the strongest heroines of Vale’s in a long time (if you’ve never read Vale, all her heroines are strong as heck). Vale literally tortures her and Swayze just gets up swinging. Trick is the best kind of man. He knows what’s right and what’s wrong. And as much as he hates his feelings for Swayze, he has them. Will he be able to let go of the past and let her in?

Vale killed it with these two, and I seriously cannot wait for the next.

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

 

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About Lani Lynn Vale

Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.

 

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Release + Review - Southern Heart - Natasha Madison



 

Some secrets have a way of coming back and haunting us, no matter how much we try to bury them.

Chelsea
Coming back home was supposed to be normal.
Not that my life had ever been normal, but it was getting there.
Then I opened the door and found a man—broken, bloodied, and fighting for his life.
I don’t know why, but I said I would take care of him. I had to. Needed to.
He was a mystery, showing up from out of nowhere. But he might have already stolen my heart.

Mayson Carey
The only thing I have ever wanted in my entire life was to forget who I was. Joining the military helped me do this.
Keep your head down and glide through life was my new motto. No strings, no relationships. Nothing.
Everything was working until a knock at the door had me face-to-face with the reason I was running.
So I ran—I fell into her arms, and she fell into my heart, but I know better than to think it’ll last.
Some secrets have a way of coming back and haunting us, no matter how much we try to bury them.


Louise's Review 
Southern Heart is book 5 in the Southern Series, a series that spans decades and feels like home when you pick a book up and catch up with a family that has been through it all. 

Chelsea has had a thing for her brothers’ friend from the moment he first brought him home, years of having a crush and now it all leads to this one moment when she finds him on her brother’s door step on the verge of death. Mayson didn’t know where else to go, the person that destroyed everything is still out there and bringing his troubles to his friends is not ideal. Falling for Chelsea and believing he has a future is something he never dreamed of happening, finding the person that did this is priority one before they can hurt anyone else.

I personally loved this story, I have read this series from the beginning and I feel like I have watched all these characters grow, If you want a small town romance then this is your story/series.

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

 Johnaka's Review 
“Brothers best friend, 5 stars”

Ever since Chelsea’s brother brought Mayson home for the first time, she’s wanted him. When he falls through the door during a story severely injured, she doesn’t know what to do. But her training kicks in and she nurses him back to health. While her family concentrates on finding the man responsible, she’s slowly worming her way into Mayson’s heart.

Mayson has always wanted Chelsea. But a woman like her deserves so much more than him. Being forced to be around each other though brings all their suppressed feelings to the surface. Will he be able to keep her at arm's length or will he finally cave into his biggest desire and get the girl?

Madison killed it with Southern Heart. One thing is for sure, it had a whole lot of heart and I absolutely loved seeing some of Madison’s other characters. If you love small town romances with some action, look no further.

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

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Meet Natasha Madison:

When her nose isn't buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she's in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It's a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn't listen to her...

 

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Release + Review - Savage Beast - Kristen Luciani




He Stole My Kiss…Right Before He Stole Me.

The second my brother’s ex-best friend tore off my clothes, I was obsessed. His ripped muscles, seductive smirk, and bad boy charm made my knees weak and everything else tingle ever since we were teenagers.
I always dreamed I’d become the center of his world.
I guess I should have been more specific about my wish.
 
He ruined me.
Then my childhood crush kidnapped me. 
Now I’m a pawn in his vicious game.
He thinks he can use me as leverage,
Revenge for my brother’s betrayal.
I should hate him for starting this war with my family and for taking my life.
I don’t.
I should resist my cravings for his rough touch, his hungry lips, and his sinful body.
I can’t.
Because even though Roman Villani is evil and cold, a brutal monster who is incapable of love,
It only makes me want him more.


Louise's Review

Savage Beast is book 3 in the Sinfully Savage series, a peek into the world of Mafia life. 

Roman has been given a chance to prove himself, he is the youngest in his family and he wants nothing more than to show his brother that he is good enough. Marchella aka Chella has been working herself into the ground to help support her brother after what their father put them through, her dreams have been shattered and the life she thought she was going to have has vanished until a blast from the past shows up and changes everything.

I personally enjoyed this story Roman and Chella’s chemistry was there from the beginning. I am looking forward to Dante’s story in Savage Sinner in May 2021.

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


 
 
 
 
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EXCERPT
 
I fold my arms over my chest. “So I guess you’re a dog person.”
She lifts an eyebrow at me. “So just like that, we get personal? This isn’t a sweet reunion, Roman.”
“I was just trying to make conversation. Look, you don’t have to tell me anything you don’t want to. Hell, we don’t need to speak for the next week. But don’t mistake my questions for congeniality. I’m not looking for a friend here. I’m looking for my money. And you being here is gonna get it for me.”
“Wow, you’re a real charmer. I guess some things never change,” she says sarcastically, continuing to dance around with the dog. “You must need a stick to fight off all the ladies, huh?”
I push myself off the wall, my stomach grumbling. “Like I said before, this ain’t social, Marchella.”
“You know, it would be a lot easier for me to figure out how to deal with you if you weren’t so inconsistent.”
“What’s that supposed to mean?”
She nestles the puppy against her shoulder and walks toward me. “Well, let’s see. You purposely avoid telling me who you are, then you stalk me, kiss me like I’ve never been kissed in my life, drug me, and kidnap me. Then you have my brother beaten to a pulp, threaten us both with extreme torture before death.”
The corners of my lips curl upward and I let out a chuckle. “Like you’ve never been kissed in your life, huh?”
She rolls her eyes, flipping her hair over her shoulder. “That would be what you caught. I should have known,” she mutters.
“No, no, keep going. I wanna hear the rest. Don’t leave me hanging.”
“You basically hired me so I’ll go with you to that event, in essence paying me to sit tight so that my brother stays on task to get your money back. Then you rescued this puppy because you knew she meant something to me.” She shakes her head. “Completely inconsistent.”
“Well, I’m not a total dickhead, much as you’d like to believe otherwise,” I say. “Besides, it gets cold at night. The puppy should be inside. Christ only knows what she sees, or just barely escapes, when she’s creeping around Inwood at night.”
Marchella narrows her eyes, the blue much darker than it was only a few minutes ago. More turbulent, like a violent wave that’s about to consume everything in its path. “I came here hating you with every fiber of my being.”
“And so what now? Did I score any points?” I flash a half-smirk.
 “Not enough to make a difference,” Marchella snips. “I just wanted to point out that your behavior for a mafia thug is bizarre as hell.”
“So I basically risked my life going into your neighborhood for nothing? Not even a fucking ‘thank-you’?”
She recoils, her eyes now wide. I guess the thought didn’t occur to her. Then her expression is eclipsed by the pent-up anger at her situation. “Let me tell you something, Roman. If you want me to kiss your ass because you did a couple of somewhat decent things after shooting me up with a drug that could have killed me, as well as making me your captive for the foreseeable future, you’re crazier than I thought!”
I grit my teeth, my hands balled into fists at my sides. Of course, she’s right. I did some pretty shitty things today, like stealing her freedom. Did I really think that finding the puppy would make her forget that I’m a vicious and somewhat unhinged killer who slapped a target on her beloved brother’s back?
Still, a little gratitude wouldn’t hurt. I did risk my life and my car.
That’s the heated side of me, the irrational side that tries to justify all of the bad.
The side that doesn’t give a damn about anything but being close to her.
I stomp across the room, my jaw tight as the puppy jumps out of her arms. She gasps as I put my hands on her hips, my fingers digging into her flesh. The puppy stares up at us as if she knew to get the hell outta dodge, then trots into the kitchen.
Electricity crackles between us, my insides sizzling at her nearness. “I don’t normally give a damn about people’s feelings,” I growl, tightening my grip on her. “People serve a purpose to me. They’re a means to an end. Period.”
“Why are you telling me that?” she says, her teeth clenched. “Do you think I’m some kind of an idiot? I know how your world works. I know you only care about your money. And I know you made this grand gesture to get on my good side so I don’t mess up your event by telling everyone what you’ve done to me, my brother, and our lives. You’re using me. Manipulating me!” She struggles against my grip, her sinful body rubbing against me in the process. It makes my blood boil, except it’s desire, not anger, coursing through me.
My pulse throbs against my neck as we glare at each other, death wishes co-mingling with a hunger that proves we share the same inner conflict.
The longing infused with hatred. 
The craving that battles the disdain. 
Our lips are so close together that I can almost graze them with my tongue.
The all-consuming lust blinds me, clouding my judgment and my objective.
“I’m doing what I need to preserve my organization,” I hiss. “You’re only alive right now because of what you can do for me. And you’ll go to the event as my date because I’m paying you to. But, like your brother, if you decide to fuck around, you’ll suffer the same fate as him. So don’t test me, Marchella.” I force out the words because I need to do something to show her I’m not some pathetic excuse for a leader. It’s the only way I can preserve my place, and I need to remember said place unless this whole plan goes up in smoke. 
I can’t let myself be distracted by her gorgeousness, her smart mouth, or her fiery will.
All of those roads most definitely lead to hell.
Her eyes widen for a split second and she takes in a sharp breath.
Yeah, I surprised myself with that little speech, too.
It may fuel her hatred but it’ll keep me in control.
“You’re a fucking monster,” she whispers.
“I know,” I snarl. “Always remember that. You’ll survive longer.”
“Ooh,” I say in a mock scared voice. “I’m so scared.” I shove my good shoulder against his thick, muscled chest and of course, it doesn’t do a damn thing. He stays rooted to his spot and presses his fingers deeper into my flesh. 
My heart thumps, blood rushing between my ears as the overwhelming urge to kiss him grabs hold of me. 
The line between lust and disgust…my God, it’s almost invisible right about now.
“Don’t make me prove it to you,” he grunts. “Because I will, and you won’t want me to stop once I get started.”
I gasp. “You’re sick!”
“It’s the only way to thrive in this world, sweetheart,” he says, letting me go with a smirk playing on his lips.
 
 
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Release + Review - My True Love - Melissa Foster

 




Can a man who resents the hand he's been dealt and a woman who spends her days grateful for every little thing find true love in each other's arms--or are their differences stronger than both of them? Find out in this funny, sexy, heartfelt romance, and fall in love with Grant and Jules on the sandy shores of Silver Island, home to coffee shops, boat races, and midnight rendezvous.

Even war heroes need a little help sometimes...
After spending years fighting for his country and too damn long learning to navigate life with a prosthetic leg, Grant Silver returns to Silver Island to figure out a future he couldn't fathom without fatigues and a gun in his hand. He'd almost forgotten how a man could suffocate from the warmth and caring community in which he'd grown up, and if that weren't bad enough, his buddies' beautiful and far-too-chipper younger sister won't stop flitting into his life, trying to sprinkle happy dust everywhere she goes.

As a cancer survivor, Jules Steele knows better than to count on seeing tomorrow. She doesn't take a single moment for granted, and she isn't about to let a man who used to be charming and full of life waste the future he's been blessed with. She's determined to get through to him, even if it takes a few steamy kisses...

 

Johnaka's Review
“Getting the guy, 5 stars”

Jules and Grant. Okay, so I’ve been interested in Julies since I first read about her family. She’s just so freaking happy. Then you have Grant and he’s, well, not. Jules is Grant’s sister's best friend. He grew up with her brothers and their families are tight. But when Grant came home from war a changed man, he was just that, changed. He separated from his family even more and Jules was sick of it. Jules reminded Grant what it was like to be happy. Slowly their relationship changes. The question is, will Grant be the one in the way of his own happiness? Only one way to find out.

I adored My True Love. It was the sweet kind of romance that I didn’t know I needed.

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


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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of more than 100 novels. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic, always family oriented, and feature fiercely loyal heroes, smart, sassy heroines, and complex relatable issues. Melissa enjoys chatting with readers and book clubs. Send her an email invitation to your next event!

 

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