Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Release + Review - Mercy - K.L Savage

 



To understand me, you have to understand my pain.
You have to understand where it all started...
 
I see her differently now.
My friend, Michelle Douglas.
It’s the summer of 1994 where the love of the 80’s still holds on for dear life.
She’s wearing a black ACDC shirt that hangs over the shoulder and she is hanging out with a group of friends.
I don’t know what it is about her right now, but in this moment, everything has changed for me.
Everything about her calls out to me.
I think it always has. It always will.
Her love isn’t easy to get, but I’m determined to get it.
There’s one problem.
 
She’s promised to another.
An abusive man that doesn’t know he has the entire world right in front of him.
We fall in love realizing we have always been in love.
She’s going to leave him.
I have the rest of my life planned out. My future is Michelle.
I just need to survive the war.
I need to come back to her.
But when I do…
Nothing is the same. 
And everything has changed.
 
Life.
Love.
Shows no mercy.


Johnaka's Review
“Heartbreak, 4 stars”

I wasn’t a hundred percent sure when I started reading Mercy what I was getting into. I just saw Ruthless Sinners and one-clicked. Mercy made my heart hurt in a good way.

Mercy isn’t exactly a love story. Is there love? Yes. But it’s so much more. We watch Audrey try to put the puzzle pieces of the past back together to get the answers he needs. The only one who could tell him is no longer alive, and he wants nothing more than to get to know the daughter he never knew he had.

My heart went out to him. I think if you're looking for something a little non-traditional you should try Mercy.

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

 
 
 
 
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EXCERPT
 
“Okay.” Brandon slaps his hands together and rubs them villainously. “Let’s go get our palms read.”
“In there?” I point to the double-gallery house behind him. There isn’t a sign. There’s a blue neon light in the shape of a palm in the window, and in the middle it says, ‘Palm Readings.’ Nothing else. No business name or anything. If anything, the building gives me the creeps. It’s two blocks over from Bourbon Street, so it isn’t as busy. It’s dark; the only light illuminating the sidewalk is from the blue glow of the sign.
“Look, this place has got to be legit, right? I saw a flyer at the bar,” Brandon protests.
Michelle is grabbing my hand tight and hiding behind me, peeking out from around me. “It looks creepy,” she whispers, just as the wind blows, causing the wind chimes hanging above the doorway to tinkle mysteriously.
I narrow my eyes at the musical instruments creating gorgeous high-pitched tunes, but the closer I look at them and the more my eyes adjust to the night, I begin to notice something off about them. I take a step forward, the porch groaning as I step onto it.
“What are you doing?” Michelle hisses to keep her voice low so no one inside hears us.
Doubtful, since no one seems to be here.
“How have we lived in New Orleans all this time and not done this? I’m excited.” Brandon goes to knock, but I grab his wrist before he can.
“Because locals fucking know better. Either you dive into the real shit or you don’t. Tourists don’t care,” I explain.
I keep my arm stretched out to keep Michelle behind me. Something feels off. I look around noticing no one else around. The upbeat jazz music has faded in the distance, but the cheers of drunk people can still be heard.
The clonks of hooves tap against the road, which has me turning my head to see a horse and carriage. The loud wail of the chimes rings again, bringing my attention back to the odd shapes. Are those… my eyes widen when I finally see what I think they are.
“Oh my god, are those bones?” I reach up to touch them to see if maybe they feel real, but Michelle stops me.
“Don’t you dare. If they are bones, you could catch something…”
“They aren’t real. Come on.” Brandon runs his finger over what looks like a ribcage. “It’s supposed to be spooky. Gives it the ‘real feel.’”
“Your friend is right, mon cher.” An old woman’s Cajun accent has us all jumping and taking a step back.
When the hell did she open the door?
“‘Dem bones are from a cat. Don’t worry. It was already dead. Did not want to let it go to waste.” She rings the chimes by pulling the spine that sways in the middle and runs it across the ribs to create more music.
Honestly, now all I hear are sad meows.
 
 
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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.
If you have the same itch, their alpha males should fix that.
 
 
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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Release + Review - Maybe We Will - Melissa Foster


 From Melissa Foster, the New York Times bestselling author of She Loves Me, comes a sexy and heart-warming novel about finding love—and family—where you least expect it.

When chef Abby de MessiĆ©res returns to Silver Island with her sister to get their late mother’s affairs in order, she expected to inherit her mother’s bistro along with their childhood home, not to discover a half sister they never knew existed, and a handsome vacationer camped out on her mother’s patio.

Workaholic Aiden Aldridge has been sent to Silver Island on a work-free vacation, armed with a “Let Loose List,” and ordered to get a life by the much-younger sister he raised after the death of their parents. After years of focusing on his sister’s well-being, he’s blindsided by his intense attraction to the gorgeous, free-spirited Abby.

Aiden might not know much about chilling out, but he’s excellent at striking deals. He helps Abby with the restaurant in exchange for her help in tackling the items on his list. Sparks fly as Aiden and Abby work, and play, side by side. Intimate conversations lead to steamy kisses and undeniable passion. But there’s more to Aiden then Abby knows, and when the truth comes out, their new romance is put to the test, as the two find out if true love really can conquer all.

The Silver Harbor series is published by Montlake Romance and will be available in paperback and audio formats at all book retailers, and exclusively in digital format for Kindle and Kindle apps. Download a free Kindle reading app here: http://bit.ly/FreeKindle_App1


Johnaka's Review
“Sparks fly, 4 stars”

When Abby and Aiden meet, sparks fly. There’s something about the who doesn’t know how to vacation that draws Abby in. Abby is carefree and open in a way that Aiden hasn’t seen in a long time. Over time, their relationship grows. The question is, is happily ever after in store for these two or are they just too different?

I enjoyed these two. They bantered like no other; the chemistry was on point, and I just fell into the story. Between these two, I also enjoyed seeing previous Foster characters along with seeing who’s going to come next.

If you love to binge a series about a town, then look no further. Foster has you covered.

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

Louise's Review 
Maybe We Will is book 1 in the new Silver Harbor series, Foster is a solid go to for romance.

Abbey and Aiden’s chemistry is scorching, when it comes to being around each other they play off each other like a well timed orchestra. Aiden doesn’t know how to be on holidays, from the moment he lost his parents he hasn’t stopped looking after everyone else. Abby is chasing her dreams, she has had to fight for everything in her life and she isn’t giving up her future.

I personally enjoyed this story, I enjoyed catching up with previous characters and also the introduction to the minor characters. I look forward to what comes next. 

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


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About Melissa Foster: 

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa's fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, and the Wild Boys After Dark. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented.  

 

Melissa also writes sweet and clean romance under the pen name Addison Cole. 

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod. 

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Monday, May 3, 2021

Release + Review - Wild Hearts - Cala Riley



 

Shane
Shane wants it all.  She wants marriage, kids, and the white picket fence.
The problem?
She can't seem to find a guy to accept her for who she is.  Instead of make-up and fake eyelashes, she is all about the adventure of skydiving, whitewater rafting, and anything between. Then she meets Mick. He's different from the rest. He isn't looking for a barbie to mold. Could he be the fairytale ending she has always looked for?
 
Mick
As a seal, Mick is always on the move. In and out of war zones, seeing the worst in the world. He promised himself that he would always say yes to the adventure. Always answer that call.
When his seal brother needs help at home, he goes to offer a hand. What he didn't expect was the feisty little thing running the family adventure business. Or the feelings she seems to invoke within him. Is he truly ready to slow down or are they destined for heartache?


Louise's Review
Wild Hearts is set in the With Me in Seattle series created by Kristen Proby.

Shane is an independent woman, she can put the men in her town to shame; she wants is all like any other woman but finding the right guy is proving to be harder than she ever expected. When her brother’s Navy Bro Mick comes to visit and sparks begin to fly can they make it work or will 1 text send their HEA into tail spin. 

I personally LOVED this story, I was a on point with the characters personalities and the chemistry was off the charts. I am looking forward too Kaylee’s story because the way they left it has me hanging! 

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

 
 

 
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Cala Riley, better known as Cala and Riley, are a pair of friends with a deep seated love of books and writing. Both Cala and Riley are happily married and each have children, Cala with the four-legged kind while Riley has a mixture of both two-legged and four. While they live apart, that does not affect their connection. They are the true definition of family. What started as an idea that quickly turned into a full-length book and a bond that will never end. 

 

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Release + Review - Jack - McKenna James

 


Meet the Vegas Kings!

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Jack Stapleton and his friends rule Las Vegas. They’ve got more money than they know what to do with, and Jack can have any woman he wants­­­­—except Ellie.

JACK

Rejection. That’s what I get for trying to save a girl who obviously doesn’t want saving.

Paying off her father’s debt so she can stop taking off her clothes for other people? That was a no brainer. Obviously, I hoped she’d fall victim to my irresistible charm. My selflessness.

But no.

I’ve offended her independent spirit, and instead of falling for me, she’s doing everything she can to avoid me. I should forget all about Ellie Masters, but I’m a sucker for her sassy smile and that fiery, luscious mouth.

I’m more than willing to take a gamble on this girl, but she’s made it clear I’m going to need more than luck to win her heart.

ELLIE

My momma raised me to believe that I don’t need a man. Except, apparently, I do.

And now that I owe a debt to a billionaire, I feel sick to my stomach.

It’s not like I’ll ever be able to pay him back.

The man is richer than God, and hotter than the Devil. When he’s next to me, I just about melt.

The last thing I want is to fall for a man like that.

The problem is, I think I already have…


Louise's Review

Jack is the first book in the new Vegas Kings series, James is a new to me author and had all the feels.

Ellie has been through hell and now adding her fathers’ past worries to her list is not something she planned. Meeting Jack wasn’t planned and it did not go smoothly that’s for sure, especially considering the circumstances. Jack didn’t hide his status but he didn’t advertise it either and I that gives him the means to be Mr Fix it then he just might.

I personally enjoyed this story, Jack and Ellie had personality and chemistry from the beginning; the minor characters were on point and I cant wait to read their stories. 

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



EXCERPT:

“Wait, please!” a feminine voice calls out as the doors begin to close.

 I put my hand out, triggering the sensor, and they burst open to reveal a woman standing there. She isn’t just any woman, though. With long dark hair that hangs loosely around her shoulders and impossibly long legs that spill out from beneath the short white jacket she’s wearing, she’s quite possibly the most stunning woman I’ve ever seen. Her icy blue eyes flicker up and meet mine as she steps into the elevator.

“Thanks,” she murmurs, giving me a tight smile.

“What floor?” I ask.

“Top,” she replies, avoiding any further eye contact.

Amused, I press the button for the top floor again. That can only mean one thing—Ace ignored Asher’s request about the strippers. No doubt he’ll try to pin it on me.

    “Fuck. I can't do this.”

    I glance at the woman in surprise. I’m no expert when it comes to female emotions and shit, but she looks like she’s about to either burst into tears or start punching the elevator wall. Either way, something is obviously bothering her.

“Are you okay?” I ask.

Her head snaps up, and she looks at me like she forgot I was there. A faint glow of pink spreads across her cheeks as she quickly nods, then shakes her head.

“This is so not me,” she mutters, releasing a harsh laugh. “I tried, but I can’t do it.”

“Do you want to talk about it?” I offer. “I can be a pretty good listener.”

That part is a lie. Piper’s always telling me I can’t listen for shit, but honestly, I’m not sure what else to say to this girl.

“What the hell is talking going to do?” she snaps. “I’m sorry, I just…” She sighs. “No. There’s no way I’ll be able to go through with this.”

“Then don’t.”

If she is part of the entertainment that Ace hired—though she really doesn’t strike me as the type—I’m worried someone is making her do something she doesn’t want to do.

“It’s not that simple.”  She mumbles so softly that I’m pretty sure she didn’t mean for me to hear it.  “I need the money.”

“There are other ways to make money.”

“Only a rich person would say that with such ignorance,” she replies, her lips twitching.

Burn.

But at least I got her to almost smile.


About the Author:

Mckenna James is the pen name for a collaborative writing duo who share an addiction to sweet tea and a love for wealthy, attractive men.

Since they don't know enough devastatingly handsome men with boatloads of cash to spare, they decided to create some. They specialize in fairytales for today's world featuring modern princes and heroines who speak their minds and carve out happily ever afters on their own terms.

 

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Release + Review - The Screw Ball - Samantha Lind

 


Lucas

My dreams of making it to the big league had finally come true,

But one wild night in a strip club which was clearly a mistake

Landed me squarely on the team’s bad boy list. 

 

The PR manager is supposed to smooth it all over,

Too bad all I wanted was to get in trouble with her. 

 

I wasn’t really the playboy they thought I was, 

I just needed to find the right woman to set me straight. 

Now I just have to prove I’m not what she thought.

 

Carmen

I have the career I’ve always dreamed of,

Even if I have to deal with players who can’t seem to keep out of the news. 

What’s more infuriating is the one player I want to hate the most I can’t stop thinking about. 

The one whose voice makes me want to drop my panties at his feet. 

 

I know all about his playboy ways, 

But I also know the press can spin things to fit their narrative. 

 

Is he really as innocent as he claims to be? Or will he throw a screw ball I never saw coming?



 

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Meet Samantha Lind:

Samantha Lind is a contemporary romance author. Having spent the first 27 years of her life in Alaska, she now calls Iowa home where she lives with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, watching hockey (Go Knights Go!), and listening to country music.


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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Release + Review - Savage Hero - Logan Fox

 


Kick-ass assassin. Deadly drug lord. It's a match made in hell. 
 
Nyx Gray
 
Bryan Domingo wasn't the first person I've been paid to assassinate.
But he was my first failure.
I'd been staking out the Dom of the Colombian cartel for weeks.
Everything was lined up perfectly...until the heir to his empire walked in.
Deadly, fierce, and hot as hell, Caesar 'Savage' Domingo ruined everything with one look.
Now I'm his captive until he decides what he wants to do with me.
For now, it seems tormenting me and treating me like his toy are his only interests.
There's no way he'll let me escape now that I'm his.
But even if I could...would I want to? He's as vicious and brutal as his namesake. But I'm drawn to him, like a moth to a flame.
Lines are blurring.
Rules are being broken.
If we're not careful, we'll both get burned.
 
Savage Hero is the first book in the Crime Family Affair Series, a dark cartel romance series. This book ends on a cliffhanger and contains scenes of graphic violence, murder, and other mature content.
Reader discretion is advised. 


Louise's Review

Savage Hero is book one in the new A Crime Family Affair; Fox is a new to author and this book has so many feels; leaving this story on a cliff hanger was brutal!

Nyx had a job to do and when it doesn’t go down as planned she left being held hostage by a man that she has no right to have feelings for. Caesar aka Savage is playing with fire, he is breaking rules and there is serious consequences if he falls flat on his face but he cannot stop himself.

I personally enjoyed this story, it was intense and that cliff hanger left me on the edge of my seat, I cannot wait to get the next instalment.

Star Ratings; Plot: 3.5/5 Characters: 3.5/5 Heat: 3.5/5 Writing Style: 3.5/5 Overall: 3.5/5

 
 
 
 
 
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EXCERPTS
  
Nyx is heaven. And only good men go to heaven.
I am not a good man. I'm a savage beast. A criminal. I’ve destroyed more lives than anyone my age should be able to lay claim to. I don’t deserve even a brief moment of happiness.
But I don’t stop kissing her.
I can’t.
I know I’m going to hell when I die. Who can blame me for stealing a slice of heaven?
 

 
COMING SOON
 
#2 Wild Angel
 
 
 
AUTHOR BIO
 
Hailing from the notoriously sunny South Africa, Logan Fox writes deliciously dark and twisted romance. Her books feature gruff, grumpy alphas that, although broken, can almost always redeem themselves to their feisty heroines. Her couples have enough chemistry to fog up an ice rink, and her stories the kind of the grit and grime she loves reading herself.
 
 
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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Release + Review - Wright with Benefits - K.A. Linde

 


A feisty stand alone friends with benefits romance from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde. With new characters set in the bestselling world of the Wrights, this is a perfect jumping on point for new readers!

I shouldn’t have hooked up with my one night stand... again.

To be fair, I was having the worst day of my life. I was sure that nothing else could go wrong.

Then in walks Jordan Wright.

We have a heated history, and I’ve been avoiding him. Not least of all because he’s a hundred percent my type with those big brown eyes, a ripped body, and his blisteringly broody charm. I said I’d never go near him again.

But he’s there for me when I need him. And well, old habits die hard.

Only problem?

I’m leaving in a matter of months, and nothing is going to change my mind.

Maybe in the meantime, I can still have my Wright...with benefits.


Johnaka's Review
“Second chance, 4 stars”

Jordan and Annie had sparks flying when they met. They knew the score that it would be one night. What they didn’t realize at the time is they would both end up wanting more. Only misunderstandings and pure stubbornness kept them apart for a while. Once Annie lets her walls down, it's game on.

Wright with Benefits gives us everything we expect from Linde. We also get to see some of the Wright family as well that we have all come to know and love. If you love a good second chance romance that will make you want to yell, get it together, then look no further!

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


Louise's Review 

Wright with Benefits is part of the Wright series, I have read this one as a standlone and it’s a good 2nd chance story.

Jordan and Annie have their own prequel, showing their original connection. Jordan and Annie have chemistry there is no denying that, they both have their own situations going on which leads to them not connecting for a long time. When the walls come down they ignite and its game on.

I personally enjoyed this story, one thing I know for sure is that you cannot go wrong with a K.A. Linde romance; it has all the feels leaving you wanting more.

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

 

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Meet K.A. Linde:

K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, binge-watching Supernatural, traveling, and dancing in her spare time.

She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.

 

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