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Review: Archangel’s Prophecy (Guild Hunter #11) by Nalini Singh

Return to New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh’s darkly passionate Guild Hunter world, where human-turned-angel Elena Deveraux, consort to Archangel Raphael, is thrust center stage into an eons-old prophecy….

Midnight and dawn, Elena’s wings are unique among angelkind…and now they’re failing. The first mortal to be turned into an immortal in angelic memory, she’s regressing. Becoming more and more human. Easier to hurt. Easier to kill.

Elena and Raphael must unearth the reason for the regression before it’s too late and Elena falls out of the sky. Yet even as they fight a furious battle for Elena’s very survival, violent forces are gathering in New York and across the world.

In China, the Archangel Favashi is showing the first signs of madness. In New York, a mysterious sinkhole filled with lava swallows a man whole. In Africa, torrential monsoon rains flood rolling deserts. And in Elena’s mind whispers a haunting voice that isn’t her own.

This time, survival may not be possible…not even for the consort of an archangel.

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Man, Oh, Man. What a ride. When I picked up this book, I honestly didn’t know what to expect or what I was getting into. I should start this review by telling you that I haven’t read any of the previous books in the series. I know. I know. After reading this book, I definitely need to. I had never even heard about this series until I came across the Archangel’s Prophecy. And once I read the synopsis for this book, I knew I couldn’t wait to get caught up, I just had to jump right in. So, I’ll be honest with you, in the beginning, I did have a little trouble getting into this story, but that is of no fault, but my own since I didn’t have all the previous stories history. That being said, once I got into this story, I couldn’t put it down. I immediately got lost in the characters and their story. I was captivated. I was intrigued. I was dying for more. Archangel’s Prophecy kept me on the edge of my seat while delivering all the feels. I was not expecting this story to take me on such an emotional ride, but boy did it ever. This story was so unexpected and the ending not only shocked me, but has me dying to get my hands on the next book. And I can promise you, when time allows, I am definitely going to start this series over from the very beginning.

Archangel’s Prophecy was a fabulous read from beginning to end. I loved the world that the this author has created and found her story-telling to be very refreshing. I loved all the paranormal and fantasy elements. The characters grab you from the very first page and their story will leave you riveted. Archangel’s Prophecy left me with a lot of questions that I am excited to get the answers for. I am so glad I went with my instincts and picked up this book. I will definitely be checking out more from this author in the future.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via the publisher & NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

Excerpt from ARCHANGEL’S PROPHECY By Nalini Singh

Illium turned in a direction that would take them to the Catskills if they kept on going.

Sweeping closer to him, she said, “You just want to fly?”

Hair rippling in the quiet but cutting wind, he twisted down in a complicated fall before flying back up to her side. She laughed at his showing off. That was Illium. An angel of violent power who had a heart that might almost be mortal. And, these days, she could appreciate his tricks again. Not a single angel in the city had been ready to witness his acrobatics in the immediate aftermath of the day he’d crashed out of the sky.

Elena would never forget her screaming fear.

To his credit, Illium had flown with absolute discretion for months, letting the memory dull and fade.

When he returned to her side today, his face was flushed, the gold of his eyes rich. “Sky’s too beautiful to shut ourselves away in a club.”

“Just don’t forget I’m not as fast as you. Also, I’m currently lame.”

Illium lifted one cupped hand close to his shoulder, the other moving back and forth . . . and she realized he was playing a tiny violin in response to her morose tone.

“Crossbow, Bluebell.” Narrowed eyes. “Remember the crossbow.”

He dived, his wicked laughter floating up on the night air. Lips twitching, Elena continued to glide, letting the air currents sweep her along with cold but gentle hands. Illium, meanwhile, flew circles around her—but he never went far, always close enough to halt her descent should she tumble.

She landed a number of times to rest her wings, once in an isolated park whispering and dark. A luminescent insect appeared then disappeared from sight before she could truly see it, an earthbound star. The ghostly owl sitting on a tree branch watched her with eyes even more luminous.

A sigh deep in her mind, an old, old presence restless in Sleep.

The hairs rose on her arms.

Then Illium shot them both up into the sky again, and together, they flew far beyond the diamond-bright skyline of the city and over the sleeping homes of ordinary people who lived in a world of vampires and angels, blood and immortality.

Another rest stop for Elena.

Another throb of pain from the cut on her forearm.

Another watchful owl, this one landing on Illium’s shoulder without his knowledge. Ashwini had told her not to be afraid of the owls, so Elena ignored the goose bumps and said, Hello, with her mind. A good night to fly.

A vein began to throb at her temple.

The answer came a long time later, after they were in the air again, the glow of the sinkhole visible from the distance.

It has been an eon since I flew.

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Release Blitz with Review: Waiting For Autumn by J.A. DeRouen

Title: Waiting For Autumn
Author: J.A. DeRouen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 25, 2018 
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“Race me for it.” 
 
Four simple words. Five desolate years.
 
Sebastian Kelly believes he isn’t worthy of redemption, of a chance to right his wrongs. But an unexpected trip home, the place he dreads most, calls in question everything he’s come to believe. And who knows, he may find exactly what he’s been waiting for. 
 
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One broken promise. Two pink lines.
 
Autumn Norris knew in an instant her life would never be the same. Years have flown by in a flurry of sparkles and dress up, and Autumn has refused to let the anchor of regret pull her under. 
 
Until she lays eyes on Sebastian, and the wave of why, where, and how could you flood her every thought.
 
Old hurt and new betrayal twist first love into a reluctant partnership, and theirs may be a bond even pigtails and butterfly kisses can’t mend. But the past five years have felt like a lifetime, and Seb is willing to wait as long as it takes.
 
Because the truth is, he’s always been waiting for Autumn.

“This author again floors me. She brings together a Story about love, loss, and a forever that nobody can touch.” – Books and Bandanas

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My Review

“Sometimes forgiveness is about letting go–taking that five-ton boulder off your chest and heaving it into the abyss. I’ve carried this weight for far too long.”

“Five years, ten…blonde hair or black. It makes no difference. Autumn Norris will always have a direct line straight to my heart.”

“Loving Autumn was never a conscious decision. No, our relationship was a living, breathing thing, constantly morphing and changing through the years. Maybe that was why losing her rocked me to my very core. Because loving her was like a golden thread of memories woven into the deepest part of me.”

“The possiblity of something more…I’ve lived on less, so much less than that over the last few years. I think I’ll take my chances.”

Waiting for Autumn is a beautiful and heartbreaking second chance romance. From the moment you meet Autumn and Sebastian, you can just feel the love between the two of them. It’s that once in a life time, destined for one another love. The sky was the limit for these two….That is until tragedy stuck. This one moment in time destroyed everything and ripped them apart. Decisions were made and actions were taken. Secrets were made that would remain buried until fate decided to intervene….Years later, these two former lovers will once again be brought together. The regret and pain still burning between them. But underneath all that pain is a spark that refuses to be put out. So much has happened, but a love like this can never be forgotten…Will Autumn and Sebastian find their way through all the pain and regret? Will they be able to forgive, forget and finally be able to move on? Will Autumn and Sebastian finally get their happily ever after??? There’s only one way to find out…..

Waiting for Autumn was everything I wanted and then some. This story tugged at my heart and gave me all the feels. I was captivated from the very first page and I hung on to every word. I couldn’t read through the pages fast enough and could not put this book down. Waiting for Autumn is a book that you can easily finish in just one sitting and I dare you to not devour each and every word. This story will consume you and keep you begging for more. The hurt. The pain. The longing. The emotions…it’s all so palpable and real. You experience each moment, each emotion right along with the characters as if they were your own. This story is complicated, yet beautiful as the same time. You’ll laugh. You’ll have tears in your eyes. You’ll swoon and rage all at the same time.

Waiting for Autumn is the perfect story to spend your day getting swept away in. The story captivating you and making you fall in love with the very first page. The characters are real, flawed and perfectly imperfect. Their love and pain is the kind that is worth fighting for and never giving up on. It’s complicated. It’s beautiful. It’s everything I never knew I needed..

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

J.A. Derouen lives in South Louisiana with her husband, son (aptly nicknamed “The Professor”), and her furry friend, Scout. She has a bachelor’s degrees in psychology and nursing. When she’s not writing or inhaling romance novels by the stack, she works as a women’s health nurse. She’s been an avid reader and daydreamer since childhood, and she’s never stopped turning the page to get to the next happily ever after.
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Review: Trailer Park Heart by Rachel Higginson

Trailer park born and raised. It’s my legacy. That’s how my mama lived. And that’s how her mama lived. It’s the life I was born into and it’s the life I swore I would leave the second I was old enough to make it out.

Only legacies have a funny way of sneaking up on you. An innocent decision the night of high school graduation led to a series of complications in my plans to escape.

Seven years later, I’ve resigned myself to this small town and the roots I’m tied to. Nothing could make me leave. And nothing could make me spill the secrets that keep me here.

Until he walks back into town with a chip on his shoulder and a stupid hunch nobody else in town has been smart enough to follow.

Levi Cole is my opposite. Born on the right side of the tracks with family money to spare, he’s the kind of black sheep that can afford to be rebellious—because his family will always pay for his mistakes. He’s also the only living heir to Cole Family Farms, after his brother Logan was killed in duty seven years ago.

He sees something in my life that he thinks he has a right to. But he’s wrong. And obnoxious. And he needs to take his stubborn good looks and that intense way he looks at me and go back to wherever it was he came from.

I know better than to trust men like him. I was born and raised in a trailer park, I know nothing good happens to girls like me—girls with trailer park lives and trailer park hearts. Especially from gorgeous, kind, pigheaded men like him.

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My Review

“He smirked. Because that’s what Levi Cole did. He smirked and smoldered and sneered.”

“Everything inside me heated and burned and tingled and all I wanted to do was get lost in the music and Levi’s magic.”

“This is not how I planned my life to go. But…at the same time, it’s so much better than I ever imagined.”

“It’s never been easy. There hasn’t been a single day that was easy. I don’t think good things ever are. The hard things make the victory and the success so much better, so much more beautiful.”

Man. Oh, man! From the moment I laid my eyes on the blurb for Trailer Park Heart, I knew this book was going to take my heart for a ride and what a ride it was. From enemies to lovers to an unconventional love story, Trailer Park Heart grabbed a hold of my heart and had my eyes glued to the pages….

From the moment I picked up Trailer Park Heart, I was hooked. I was totally captivated by Ruby’s story and had to know more. Ruby is the kind of girl who’s been dealt some pretty crappie cards when it comes to this game of life. All she ever wanted was to escape the trailer park stigma and see what the world had to offer. However, life had other plans for Ruby. Graduation should be the best night of her life, but for Ruby, her life was about to change in ways she never expected….

I gotta say, I totally loved Ruby. She was sassy, strong and independent. She was young, so she didn’t always make the best decisions. But, I honestly think she was doing the best that she could with the cards that she was dealt. She didn’t have a ton of friends and was hurt by the town gossip. But, she didn’t let that gossip get her down. Nope. She gave just as good as she got. Always ready for a fight and always willing to do what she had to protect the things most important to her….Levi was the one thing Ruby never saw coming. He challenged her in ever possible way. Their banter was some of the best sexual tension I have ever seen. I mean, it always seemed like these two were up for a fight, but there was definitely more to that than what meets the eye. These two had an incredible back and forth and I just loved watching the two of them interact. And Levi…I just loved the sweet moments with him. He was the type that wasn’t afraid to go after what he wanted and that led to some seriously delicious alpha moments.

Trailer Park Heart is a wonderful and emotional second chance romance. It has a delicious slow burn that will tug at your heart and leave you begging for more. Trailer Park Heart is filled with lots of emotion and is a story about fighting for the things that you want. It’s a story of growth and family. A story of learning not to judge people. It’s a story of learning to go with the flow and make the best out of the life you have. Things may not always go as planned, but sometimes the surprises change your life in the best possible way.

Trailer Park Heart took my emotions on one incredible ride and surprised me in the best of ways. I enjoyed every second of this story from beginning to end and look forward to seeing what adventure this author has in store for us next.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

Excerpt

It was only the middle of September, but I knew I had to start putting away a little bit every paycheck, so I would have something extra if Jamie suddenly asked me to purchase all the treat bag paraphernalia or juice boxes for the entire school.

“You look tired, baby,” Mom commented. “Hard day at work?” “Just a hard day.” I sighed and slid onto the stool beside her. “Don’t you hate how many of those there are?” she asked, her eyes glittering with mischief.

“This grown-up thing is for the birds.” “Amen.”

Max returned with the cuss jar. “Two dollars, Grammy.” “Two dollars?” she gasped. He grinned at her. “The F word is five! You’re getting a bargain.” We laughed at my crazy, smart, ridiculous kid. He’d been the one to decide the varying

degrees of fines. On one hand, I knew I should be a better mom and protect him from all these words to begin with. On the other, I knew it was more important to raise him the right way than to always put him in the right situations. I couldn’t possibly control every single thing he’s exposed to during our lifetimes. But I could help him become the best man possible. I could teach him through the hard and awkward and awful situations and help him become kind and honest, loyal and giving.

Or, at least that’s what I hoped to do. “I guess I am.” My mom laughed. “What about homework, little man?” I asked him after he’d collected my mom’s money. He made a frustrated sound. “Maybe, I don’t know.” Pulling out his folder, I dove into the after-school mom responsibilities I knew so well. It was

weird that Jamie had invited us over for a playdate. But it was even weirder that Levi Cole was coming back.

What did he want here? How long was he going to stay? Not that it mattered to me. I planned to ignore him, remember?

Easy.

Release Blitz with Review: This Love by Kelly Elliott

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I was a self-appointed bachelor and happy to have the title. Everyone thought it was time for me to settle down and find a nice girl. Well, no thank you. This cowboy wanted to stay clear of relationships. I wanted the freedom that came with no strings.

But what did I know? Nothing apparently.

Everything changed when I looked into her green eyes; my world tilted when she smiled at me.

What was this feeling?

Whatever was happening had me losing my damn mind. I fumbled with my words. My body wasn’t my own. I wanted her … desperately.

Was I ready to give up my bachelor days, or was this Irish girl simply an itch I needed scratched?
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My Review

“A guy like Cord Parker was bound to break me heart. He was a player, but damn it all to hell, the way he looked at me sometimes made me quiver with desire.”

“You, Cord Parker, have fallen for a girl. You’ve been Smurfed.”

“Her heart was the purest I’d ever known.”

When it comes to sweet and sexy romances, I just can’t get enough of the Cowboys and Angels Series by Kelly Elliott. These stories are rich, full of heart and know just how to knock a girl off her feet and make her swoon. This Love is the latest story to runway with my heart.

This Love is a heartwarming and sweet romance. It’s the kind of romance that just want to curl up with a blanket and put up a do not disturb sign. This story will give you all the feels and will make your heart soar.

From the moment we’re introduced to Cord and Maebh, you get a sense that their story is going to rock your world. The pull between the two of them is instant and has you dying for more. Cord is the sweetest guy, but he’s the kind of guy your mom always warned you about. His looks and charm are lethal. He is the very definition of a player and isn’t going to settle down anytime soon. All that seems to be working until Maebh enters the picture. With her amazing accent, beauty and innocence, Cord doesn’t stand a chance. Despite just how opposite these two were, they were like magnets. Wild horses couldn’t keep these two away from one another. Their back and forth. Their push and pull. All of it left me in anticipation and excitement for the possibilities yet to come.

I had a lot of fun watching Cord and Maebh navigate their way through things. Both feeling things neither one of them ever anticipated. Both wanting to do things right because they knew what they were feeling was special. Their story was just so incredibly sweet. It left my heart aching and dying for more. I just couldn’t enough of these two and was excited to see just how their story was going to play out. Now, of course you know, their journey to happily ever after wouldn’t be without its share of ups and downs, but these two had a connection worth fighting for and I couldn’t help but root for a happy ending for these two.

Once again, Kelly Elliot has blown me away. She’s written a beautiful, heartwarming story that has captured my heart and has given me all the feels. This series just keeps getting better and better. I didn’t think it would be possible to fall more deeply in love with a set of characters and their family, but this author just keeps proving me wrong. Each new book is like an exciting episode of my favorite television show. While the book may be new, their are so many familiar faces and it honestly just feels like coming home.

I loved every moment of This Love. It hit all the marks for a good romance and certainly had me swooning. This Love is filled with a lot of heart and emotion. With just the right amount of drama and angst, you’ll find yourself devouring the pages just as quickly as I have. And don’t even get me started on the ending!! All I’m gonna say is the stage has been set for the final book in this series and I just know my mind is going to be blown. So, you can be sure that I am going to be counting down the minutes until I get that seventh book in my hands……

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.

Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few.

Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012.

Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings.

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Release Blitz with Review: Not Until You by Corinne Michaels

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Not Until You by Corinne Michaels
Publication Date: October 1st, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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I have two rules in life:
1. No relationships, falling in love or attachments.
2. No sleeping with clients of my interior design firm.

Since the last guy turned out to be married, they’ve been easy to follow.

Until him.

Callum Huxley is a ridiculously sexy Brit, and the connection we have the moment our eyes lock scares the ever-loving hell out of me. Thank God I came to my senses before going back to his hotel where I would’ve ended up naked, panting, and unable to forget him.

Thinking I walked away from that night unscathed was stupid. Sure enough, at the biggest meeting of my career waits the CEO of Dovetail Enterprises—him. It might be the most embarrassing moment of my professional life. And breaking my no-client rule might just be the hottest moment of my personal life.

Learning to trust has never felt so good, but falling has never hurt so bad.

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“This man has sin, sex, and power exuding from him. I could drown in it and still want more.”

“He’s broken me. The stupid asshole broke my vagina without even touching it.”

“I craved being near him. It was like my body was being pulled toward his and I couldn’t stop it. He looked at me as though he couldn’t make himself either.”

“I’m so sure this man will wreck me, but I’m walking the plank anyway, pulling him along with me as we jump into the rough seas.”

Not Until You is the kind of book that is just impossible to not fall in love with. You have a strong female lead and a sexy hero with a British accent. Add in an unforgettable romance and you’ve got the recipe for a great end of summer read.

Not Until You grabs you from the very first page. It is so beautifully written and totally easy to get lost in. From the moment we meet Nicole, I found myself hooked. Nicole is a total bada$$. She kicks all kind of butt and takes names. She is fierce, independent and speaks her mind. She loves men and sex, but closely guards her heart. She’s happy with the life she has and isn’t looking for a change. However, when Callum enters her life, he turns her world completely upside down. Callum is the kind of guy that is hard to resist. With his charms, good looks and accent, Nicole never stood a chance. He makes Nicole want things she never dared to want again. Rules were made to be broken and I for one couldn’t wait for Nicole’s to all fly out the window. Will Callum be able to break down Nicole’s sky high walls?? There’s only one way to find out…..

Let’s face it, no one quite writes second chance romances the way Corinne Michaels does. She writes the kind of stories that are easy to connect with, that bring on the feels and that take our hearts for thrilling rides. And Not Until You is the latest novel to do just that. This book had me feeling a variety of emotions. From humor to frustration to delicious tension and undeniable angst. Callum and Nicole’s story had me all twisted and turned inside out. The chemistry between Callum and Nicole hold on to your seat, off the charts! I loved the banter between them and all the will they/won’t they moments in between. Their story was filled with passion and intense romance. I was glued to the pages and didn’t want to put their story down.

Not Until You is the perfect story to spend your day getting lost in. The characters are fun, real and relateable. Their story is filled with angst, steamy-sexy moments and some great twists along the way. Not Until You hits all the marks for an unforgettable romance. This story will give you all the feels and keep you begging for more.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness. She enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak and finding a way to heal them through their struggles. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love.

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Release Blitz with Review: The Good Samaritan by R.C. Boldt

Title: The Good Samaritan
Author: RC Boldt
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 18, 2018
Blurb

The biggest story of her life is the one he wants to hide.

I’m homeless by choice.
I have no intention of returning to my former life after what I’ve done.
This—living among the filth and discarded remnants of others—is what I deserve.
As atonement for my sins, I give back; I help those who cannot help themselves. But it’s always under the guise of anonymity.
Newspaper headlines throughout the city are clamoring to discover my identity. Including the beautiful woman who manages to see through my “armor.”
She has the capability to put my entire life at risk.

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My Review

“Sometimes, people lose their way, but the important thing to remember is that it’s always possible to find the road back.” ” The path may be a bit difficult to navigate and hard to discover, but it’s still there.”

“He’s the most tortured soul I’ve ever encountered. He’s bound and determined to carry this burden and not allow anyone else to help with the load, regardless of what it costs him…” “But when it comes to you, it seems to spark something within him.”

“Just remember, Faith. Everyone has secrets. It’s the ones we hold close and keep hidden that are the most dangerous. Because those can be the most damaging. Whether to their heart or to our own.”

“Faith single-handedly breathed life into a heart I thought was lifeless.”

The Good Samaritan has been on my tbr/watch list for a while now. This story sounded so intriguing that I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. And when I did, I have to say, this story blew me away. It was so unexpected. So unique. It was a story that gripped me from the very first page and had me devouring each and every word.

The Good Samaritan is an unforgettable and unique romance. It’s not your typical love story at all. When I started reading this book, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the characters and their story. I was instantly drawn in. The plot was unlike anything I’ve ever read- A homeless man doing good deeds and saving those in need-I mean how unique is that?? Add in a bright young woman who is completely down on her luck and is just trying to make the best of the cards that life has thrown at her. Faith and Jude were such an unlikely pair, but somehow these two just worked. They were there for one another in the toughest of times and were a shoulder to lean on when needed. Their relationship was slow to develop, but definitely worth the wait. I loved seeing Jude open up and lower his walls. I loved seeing Faith bring Jude back to life and make him see the good that is inside of him; to see the person that he really is.

The Good Samaritan is a powerful story with many important messages. If I learned anything from this story it would be to always find the good in people. Understand that there is always more than what meets the eye. That there are so many good people in this crazy world, they just need someone to show them the way and to take a chance on them. To pay it forward when you can and have hope that there will always be a better tomorrow.

The Good Samaritan is an emotional story that I know I won’t be forgetting any time soon. It is a story of making choices and dealing with the outcome of those decisions. It is a story of helping others and making amends. A story of accepting help when it’s offered and finding your true self. It is a story of friendship and love. But, most importantly, it is a story of second chances. The Good Samaritan was a terrific read from beginning to end. I hope you’ll take a chance on Jude and Faith’s story and be just as captivated by this story as I am.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

Author Bio

RC Boldt currently lives on the southeastern coast of the U.S., enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you’re in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can’t recall the lyrics to a particular 80’s song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she’s your girl.

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Review: Professor Feelgood by Leisa Rayven

What’s a girl to do when a man who’s countless shades of wrong feels oh-so-right?

Ambitious book editor Asha Tate is a hopeless romantic. Despite her mediocre track record with men, she believes in swooning, sighing, and the everlasting love of true soul mates. Sure, sex is okay, but she’s not someone who’s ever been driven by her animal urges.

Until now.

When Asha stumbles upon the scorching hot Instagram feed of someone calling himself Professor Feelgood, she falls in lust for the first time. Not only is she left panting over the professor’s insane body, but his angst-filled poetry about losing his one true love speaks straight to her soul.

Desperately in need of a bestseller for her struggling publishing company, Asha knows the professor’s potential to sell to his millions of loyal followers could be the lifeline her bosses need. However, the ink is barely dry on a book deal before she realizes she’s made a terrible mistake. Sure, the professor is incredibly talented and sexier than any man has a right to be, but the man behind the persona isn’t at all who she pictured. In real life, he’s intense, arrogant and infuriating, and his uncanny ability to rub her the wrong way turns her dream project into a total nightmare.

Knowing that the professor is everything she doesn’t want in a man should help Asha ignore her occasional urges to mount him, but she quickly learns that explosive, unwanted chemistry can make even smart people do stupid things.

Don’t miss this sexy new standalone from the international bestselling author of Bad Romeo and Broken Juliet.

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My Review

“Your words are just so….visceral. They’re full of passion, and longing, and pain, and how you write…” “It affects people. And that’s what the best art should do. Art shouldn’t make us happy and comfortable. It should challenge us. Dare us to step outside our comfort zone for a while.”

“Whether you or not you love someone is irrelevant. The difference between heaven and hell is them loving you back. If they don’t, you can’t do a damn thing about it except pack up your heart and move on.”

“I have the strongest urge to just sit here and immerse myself in his words. Bathe in their literary richness like Scrooge McDuck bathes in money.”

Professor Feelgood has been on my can’t wait to get my hands on list and was one of my most anticipated novels. I am a huge fan of Leisa Rayven’s books so, the bar was definitely set high for this book and let me tell you this book was soooo worth the wait. Professor Feelgood is smart, funny and filled with delicious tension. This book captivated me from the very first page and had me devouring every single word…

Professor Feelgood follows the story of Asha & Jacob. A hopeless romantic with a budding career in the book industry, Asha believes she has stumbled upon the next big thing. She’s riveted and spellbound by the words of Professor Feelgood. His words are sexy, real and full of hope. She’s convinced that Professor Feelgood could be a best seller. But, when she secured the deal, she never imagined what she would be getting herself into. You see, there is more to the professor than what meets the eye. He’s rude, arrogant, the very definition of jerk. He challenges Asha in ways that she never expected and stirs up feelings that she thought were dead….

Professor Feelgood is the kind of book that captivates you and sweeps you off your feet. The story-line is fun and entertaining. Jacob is by far the biggest jerk, but I just loved him. I couldn’t wait to see what would come out of his mouth next. And Asha took it as well as she gave it, never missing a beat. The banter between these two is off the charts. The kind of banter that makes you want to grab a bag of popcorn and settle in for the ride. Their story was hands down one of my favorite enemies to lovers stories. It gave me everything I was looking for and then some. From entertaining banter to intense chemistry. To secrets of the past and misunderstandings. To oh so swoon worthy moments and moments that just made your heart ache. I’m telling you, this book hit all the marks.

I loved every moment of this story from beginning to end. Jacob and Asha’s story was so unexpected and so much more than I ever thought would be possible. It was beautifully written and sweet with an oh so satisfying ending. These characters were so easy to get lost in and kept me begging for more.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*