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Review: Reckless by Aurora Rose Reynolds

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aurora Rose Reynolds comes a steamy romance about what happens when a risk-taker tries to follow the rules.

Jade has always been the reckless type. But after her relationship implodes and her business goes under, she realizes it might be time to change her ways. She decides on a fresh start in a new place: Montana.

But shortly after her arrival in Big Sky Country, she meets headstrong wilderness retreat owner Maverick, whose name, fittingly, means “dissenter.” Jade tries to convince herself he’s not the type of man she needs in her life. The problem is, she wants him in her life. She wants him more than anything.

For Maverick, his attraction to this out-of-towner is undeniable. But he’s sworn off relationships—until he gets to know the fiery-haired, fiery-tempered Jade. He can’t help but wonder if it’s worth opening himself up to her. It’s a gamble, sure. But is it reckless?

Or is love a high-stakes game of risk and reward that just might pay off in the end?

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MY REVIEW

4.5 Stars!

I absolutely adored this book! After just coming off a reading a really heavy read, I was looking for something light and filled with romance, and Reckless was just what the doctor ordered.

When we first meet up with Jade, Jade is fresh off a disastrous relationship and has found herself homeless and without a job. She’s headed to Montana looking for a fresh start. But what she didn’t plan on was Maverick. Despite the obvious chemistry between the two of them, Jade has convinced herself that they could only be friends. But the more time they spend with one another, the more Jade questions herself. Will Jade and Maverick take a chance on love or are they destined to remain friends? There’s only one way to find out…

Reckless is a fast-paced second-chance romance filled with the insta-love/instant chemistry that we’ve come to know and love from this author. This story is filled with depth, angst, and uncertainty. The characters are perfectly imperfect and deserved not just a second chance in life, but in love as well.

I loved the angst and uncertainty. Jade was looking for a fresh start and men were nowhere on her radar, but Maverick was a force to be reckoned with. Their chemistry was instant and despite their better judgment, neither character was about to let what was happening with them pass by. I just loved watching these two characters fall.

If I had one complaint, it would be that the ending felt a bit rushed. While I couldn’t have been happier with the outcome of this story, I just felt like with all of the angst and heartache, we could have seen Maverick grovel just a little bit more.

Reckless is a fantastic small-town, second-chance romance. I loved the characters and the secondary ones as well. I loved how accepting everyone was of Jade and how willing they were to help her. Jade and Maverick’s story gave me all the feels and delivered delicious angst and romance, but kept the drama on the light side. Ultimately, this was a great book to spend my day getting lost in.

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

Review: These Twisted Bonds (These Hollow Vows #2) by Lexi Ryan

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Review: These Twisted Bonds (These Hollow Vows #2) by Lexi Ryan

In this thrilling conclusion to These Hollow Vows—the sexy, action-packed fantasy by New York Times best-selling author Lexi Ryan that started it all—Brie finds herself caught between two princes and two destinies while the future of the fae realm hangs in the balance.

After Abriella’s sister was sold to the fae, she thought life couldn’t get any worse. But when she suddenly finds herself caught in a web of lies of her own making ­- loving two princes and trusting neither – things are not quite as clear as she once thought.

As civil war wages in the Court of Darkness, Brie finds herself unable to choose a side. How can she know where she stands when she doesn’t even know herself anymore? In this darkly romantic thrill ride, the more Faerie is torn apart from the inside, the clearer it becomes that prophecies don’t lie and Brie has a role to play in the fate of this magical realm – whether she likes it or not. 

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“Once upon a time, there was a little girl with blazing red hair who was destined to save a kingdom.”

These Twisted Bonds is the heart-pounding and thrilling conclusion to These Hollow Vows. Picking up right where These Hollow Vows left off, These Twisted Bonds will take you on a thrilling and unforgettable journey that will keep you on your toes right until the very end.

These Twisted Bonds captivated me from the very first page. I was completely obsessed and consumed by this story. I had to know what would happen next, how things would play out in the Fae realm, and who would finally win Abriella’s heart.

Now, I will say, I’m not usually the biggest fan of love triangles but found myself hopelessly obsessed with this one. Just when I thought I had chosen a side, something would happen to leave me wondering if the person I picked was the right one, and let me tell you, I couldn’t have been happier with the outcome.

The only issue I had with this book was that I did feel that the ending was a bit rushed. Everything seemed to wrap up really quickly and after everything these characters endured, I would have liked to have the conflict/fight play out a little bit longer. Like really make these characters earn their happily ever after. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely loved this story and the characters, the ending just left me needing more.

Overall, I thought These Twisted Bonds was a fantastic read. This story completely consumed me and wild horses couldn’t make me put it down. I loved the world this author has created and all of the characters we met along the way. I loved getting swept up in Finn, Abriella, and Sebastian. The twists and turns kept me on my toes and I had the best time trying to figure out what would happen next.

These Twisted Bonds is a story of love, friendships, and the bonds that tie us together. It’s a story of duty and loyalty. A story about making hard decisions and sacrifices. A story that will tie you up in knots and keep you begging for more.

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

Release Blitz with Review: The Scandal by Kristen Proby

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The Scandal is an all-new marriage of convenience, age-gap novel set in the Single in Seattle Series, featuring Stella McKenna

The Scandal by Kristen Proby is now live!

The Scandal is an all-new marriage of convenience, age-gap novel from New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby, set in her Single in Seattle Series, featuring Stella McKenna!

Who knew that weddings in Vegas were the real deal? I certainly didn’t when I agreed to marry my co-worker while on a bender in Sin City. Now, I need a quick annulment, which means I need an attorney, STAT.

Honestly, with a name like Grayson Sterling, Esquire, I expected an old man in a three-piece suit. But the guy behind the desk is anything but stuffy and old. Tall and sexy with tattoos and striking blue eyes, I simply can’t take my eyes off him, and I have no intention of declining his offer of a date…and more. So much more!

The conversation between us is good, and the man should win awards for his bedroom escapades. I find myself trusting him in ways I never thought I would—until he breaks that trust.

Gray insists he can fix it.

He claims he loves me.

But I don’t know if we can survive this.

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MY REVIEW

I don’t know about you guys, but I am just obsessed with the Single in Seattle series. I thought nothing could top the With Me In Seattle series, but this series is trying its best to prove me wrong.

The Scandal follows the story of Gray and Stella. When Stella finds herself in need of a quickie divorce, she turns to Gray Sterling, and let me tell you, Gray is the kind of guy that knows what he wants, and what he wants is Stella…. With his striking blue eyes, tattoos, and Viking appearance, Stella never stood a chance…

Stella is a force to be reckoned with, 100% independent, and would do anything for those she loves. Gray is the hot and mature, sexy lawyer that knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. Together, these two are the ultimate pairing. Their relationship is insta-love at its finest, but with these Stella and Gray, it just works. Their story was filled with all the relationship ups and downs that you’d expect from a good romance. From excellent chemistry and banter to encounters with family and just enough drama to leave you frustrated, this book had it all.

The Scandal gave me a run for my money and I loved every second of this sexy, swoon-worthy story. If you’re looking for an age-gap romance filled with a sexy alpha male who isn’t afraid to go after what he wants, look no further, this book is exactly what you’ve been waiting for. Kristen Proby has knocked it out of the park with this book and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in the Single in Seattle series.

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

Meet Kristen

Kristen Proby has published more than forty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion and Romancing Manhattan Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two cats.

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Review: Places We’ve Never Been by Kasie West

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Review: Places We’ve Never Been by Kasie West

A sweet and swoony contemporary Young Adult novel about a cross-country family road trip that puts one girl and her childhood best friend on an unexpected road to romance!

Norah hasn’t seen her childhood best friend, Skyler, in years. When he first moved away, they’d talk all the time, but lately their relationship has been reduced to liking each other’s Instagram posts. That’s why Norah can’t wait for the joint RV road trip their families have planned for the summer.

But when Skyler finally arrives, he seems…like he’d rather be anywhere else. Hurt and confused, Norah reacts in kind. Suddenly, her oldest friendship is on the rocks.

An unexpected summer spent driving across the country leads both Norah and Skyler down new roads and to new discoveries. Before long, they are, once again, seeing each other in a different light. Can their friendship-turned-rivalry turn into something more?

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It’s been quite some time since I’ve picked up a Kasie West novel and I’m happy to report that she didn’t disappoint. Places We’ve Never Been is a captivating Young Adult romance that is sure to steal readers’ hearts no matter their age.

When we first meet up with Norah, she’s excited to embark on a road trip adventure of a lifetime. Not only will she be reunited with her best friend, but she’ll also be interviewing with her dream college. However, her excitement is dimmed when she discovers that her bestie, Skyler, has changed into someone she doesn’t recognize. As their summer trip moves along will these former besties be able to mend fences and possibly see one another in a different light? There’s only one way to find out….

Places We’ve Never Been is exactly what I’ve been searching for when it comes to Young Adult reads. This story is well-written and entertaining. It deals with real-world issues and how time changes everyone and everything. I really dug the enemies to lovers vibe between Skyler and Norah. I couldn’t wait to find out what happened to these two and if they’d ever find their way back to one another.

If I had to make one complaint about this story is that I thought the conflicts were resolved a little too easily. I still had some things that I wanted to see play out, but sadly didn’t get to see. Don’t get me wrong, I’m extremely happy with how this story ends, I guess I was just left more when it came to the whole picture.

Overall, Places We’ve Never Been is a wonderful and entertaining story of young love, friendships, and family. This book was filled with all of the sweet and swoon-worthy moments that I’ve come to love and enjoy from this author. And in the end, this book reminded me of just how special Young Adult books can be.

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

Review: Looking for You by Kelly Elliott

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Review: Looking for You by Kelly Elliott

The last person I would ever expect to be waiting on the front porch for me in the middle of the night was Everly Higgins. To say I was both surprised and thrilled to see her would be an understatement. I hadn’t been able to stop thinking about her since we met last fall when my sister, Greer, fell in love with Everly’s brother, Hudson.

When I see her bruised up face, I instantly want to hurt someone. The problem is, Everly won’t tell me who hurt her or who she’s running from. The only thing she’ll tell me is that she needs a safe place to stay where no one can find her.

Being a cop, I have the urge to unravel this mystery, but the other side of me simply wants to protect Everly from whatever it is she’s running from.

But as the people she is hiding from catch up with her, I quickly discover there is nothing I wouldn’t do for Everly Higgins.

I’d even die for her.

Looking for You is book six in the Boggy Creek Valley series. It can be read as a stand alone, but for a better reading experience it is recommended to read the books in order.

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MY REVIEW

Talk about a story that hits you with all of the feels. Looking for You is a suspenseful romance that will keep you on your toes and leave you breathless for more.

When we first meet up with Kyle and Everly, the sparks between them are instant. But due to Everly’s challenging job, she knows she can’t pursue anything with Kyle. A year has passed and for Kyle, Everly is the one that got away. So, when Kyle finds Everly on his porch one night, he was both surprised and thrilled to see her. That is until he discovers that someone has hurt Everly. Now, Kyle will do everything in his power to keep Everly safe and bring the people that hurt her to justice….

Looking for You took me by surprise in the best possible way. Kyle is the ultimate catch. I’m talking seriously swoon-worthy book boyfriend here. I mean, he is absolute perfection. All he wants to do is protect Everly, no matter the cost. This brings us to Everly. She has the biggest heart ever. She’s tough and independent. She doesn’t want to bring trouble around her family but knows that she can trust Kyle. Kyle was just what Everly needed in her life and I couldn’t get enough of the two of them together.

Looking for You had quite a different feel from the other books in the Boggy Creek Valley Series. I loved how suspenseful this book was. Kelly Elliott weaved quite the web of mystery that kept me on the edge of my seat, dying to know more. I really enjoyed all of the twists and turns and once you add in a steamy, hot romance, you just can’t go wrong.

Looking for You had everything I was looking for and then some. I was completely lost in Everly and Kyle’s story. I loved their connection, the chemistry, the sparks. As much as I wanted to savor it, I couldn’t help but devour their story. If you’re looking for a romantic suspense that will keep you on your toes but also swooning, Looking for You is just the book you’re looking for.

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

Blog Tour with Review: A London Villain by Catherine Wiltcher

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“He was coming back for me, and the whole of London was going to burn because of it.”

A London Villain, all-new second chance standalone romance by USA Today bestselling author Catherine Wiltcher is now live!

It started with a dare:
Steal a kiss from the pretty, green-eyed girl with the Irish mobster father.
Turns out, Ada O’Sullivan was a much better thief than me.
In the span of one night, I lost my head, my senses, my loyalty to my own crime family…

At nineteen, she was the only thing worth fighting for.
Dying for.
Loving.
But I was a boy playing a man’s game.
In the end, they drove me from this city, while Ada was driven straight to hell.

Now, I’m back—an avenging devil—with red hands and loaded bullets.
Irish. Mafia. Bratva. British.
Everyone who tore her from my arms, everyone who has ever hurt her, will suffer the consequences.

But time bleeds secrets.
Secrets open old wounds.
Ada isn’t the same sweet girl I knew before they ripped her innocence apart.
And that boy?
I’ve turned him into a villain who will stop at nothing to make her mine again.

A London Villain is a heart-stopping, second chance romance with NO cliff-hanger and a guaranteed HEA.

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MY REVIEW

“How can you love someone with just one glance? How do you know they’re right for you before a single word is shared? I can’t explain what we are, or what’s passed between us that first day in the library. I just know there are some connections that fly without definition, ones that are strong enough to last a thousand lifetimes and break a million rules.”

“Patience is a virtue, but I was born a sinner.”

A London Villain was an unexpected read in the best possible way. It was dark. It was consuming. It kept me on the edge of my seat, with twists I never saw coming.

A London Villain is an action-packed, dark mafia romance. The characters are damaged and all-consuming. Their story will tug on your heartstrings and leave you wanting vengeance for them. Ada and Frankie were a force to be reckoned with. Their connection was instant and the romance between them burned up the pages. Their journey to happily ever after was anything but easy. They endure so much and their love will be tested in ways they never anticipated. Readers will be left wondering when the hits will stop coming and if these characters will ever find a way to happily ever after…

A London Villain ticked off all of my boxes and left me dying for more. This book totally blew me away and I can’t wait to check out more from this author in the future. If you’re a fan of dark mafia romances, you won’t want to miss A London Villain!

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

Excerpt

PROLOGUE

ADA

           They told me he was dead, and I believed them.

           Two weeks later, the first book arrived.

           There was no postmark, no return address, but I knew it was from him. I’d been holding a copy the day he set fire to my soul in a stolen car on the edge of darkness. When for twelve hours the world had sparked with light and colour before they’d shrouded it in black again.

           After that, they appeared once a month, and it was always the same book, just different versions. Some had discreet covers. Others were straight-up classics. French, German, Italian, Arabic… Every translation you could think of.

           Most were torn with age, but a few had been newly reprinted that year. No two copies were identical, but the story never changed because it was our story now. They’d turned him into the villain, and me into a footnote: framed for a crime we didn’t commit, and then punished and kept apart for years because of it. 

           One was so rare it had been auctioned off for a huge amount of money—the highest anyone had paid for a first edition. The buyer was anonymous, of course. I read about him in a newspaper someone had left behind in a coffee shop. According to the by-line, the final bid had come in from Monaco. 

           Monaco.

           I remember thinking then how sad and strange it was that for all the blood money we had, we were both still bankrupt in all the ways it mattered.

           Then, five months ago, the books stopped arriving. 

           I figured he was dead now for sure, and my grief was so great it felt like every chamber of my heart was being pierced by a bullet. 

           I waited weeks for my Bratva bastard of a husband to show up and taunt me with the news, but he never came.

           That’s when I knew the truth:

           Our chains had finally broken. 

           The war was finally here.  

           Frankie was coming back for me, and the whole of London was going to burn because of it.

Meet Catherine

Catherine Wiltcher is a USA Today and Amazon Top 15 bestselling dark romance author. A stage 4 cancer thriver and a former TV Producer, she writes flawed characters who always fall hard and deep for one another, whatever the cost.

She lives in the UK with her husband and their two young daughters.

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Release Blitz with Review: The Bully by Willa Nash

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The Bully by Willa Nash is now live!

Nellie Rivera is trading traffic for tranquility. When the quiet streets of small-town Montana beckon, she leaves Denver behind and moves to Calamity. It would be the perfect adventure if not for Cal Stark.

When her archnemesis dares to show his face one Saturday morning, declaring he is moving there too, she vows to make his life a misery. The town isn’t big enough for the both of them and besides . . .

She was here first.

Cal has been a thorn in her side since high school. He might have bullied her back then, but she’s not a modest teenager anymore and has learned a few plays of her own. If all goes to plan, she’ll run the former pro quarterback out of town within a month.

There’s only one problem. Cal has the same plan. He wants Calamity bad enough to pull out all the stops. And after one kiss, she realizes that he doesn’t play fair.

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MY REVIEW

“This was us. Push and pull. Cold or hot. Off to on. We were magnets, one flip and we’d repulse each other. But turned the other way, there was no ripping us apart.”

“He looked like a man who needed to sleep for a decade but had been waiting to find the right place to rest and had finally found it in my bed. He looked like he belonged there.”

“Life’s not about what most people think. Life’s about finding the right people. The ones who will take you at your worst, so you can give them your best.”

Talk about push and pull! Cal and Nellie had it in spades. They hated each other, but boy did they want each other! You see, Cal and Nellie have been at odds since she was 14. They say time heals all wounds, but for Nellie, Cal is just a thorn in her side that won’t go away. Nellie can’t seem to escape Cal no matter how hard she tries and when Cal blows into Calamity, Montana, it turns Nellie’s world upside down.

I absolutely adored Cal and Nellie. I was invested in the two of them right from the start. Cal and Nellie had me all twisted up in knots and begging for more at the same time. The banter and chemistry between them was off the charts and just oozed off of the pages. That being said, the road to happily ever after wasn’t an easy one, but watching Cal and Nellie navigate their way through all the ups and downs, and mistakes of the past was everything this reader could hope for.

To say Cal and Nellie are complicated is a complete understatement. Cal and Nellie are the kind of couple that will drive you crazy one minute and rooting for them the next.

The Bully is a terrific addition to the Calamity Montana Series and I couldn’t help but fall head over heels for this small-town, enemies to lovers romance. Willa Nash definitely knocked it out of the park with this one!

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

Meet Willa


Willa Nash is USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Devney Perry’s alter ego, writing contemporary romance stories for Kindle Unlimited. Lover of Swedish Fish, hater of laundry, she lives in Washington State with her husband and two sons. She was born and raised in Montana and has a passion for writing books in the state she calls home.

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Review: Mr. Wrong Number by Lynn Painter

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Things get textual when a steamy message from a random wrong number turns into a thrilling anonymous relationship in this hilarious rom-com by Lynn Painter.

Bad luck has always followed Olivia Marshall…or maybe she’s just the screw-up her family thinks she is. But when a “What are you wearing?” text from a random wrong number turns into the hottest, most entertaining—albeit anonymous—relationship of her life, she thinks things might be on the upswing….

Colin Beck has always considered Olivia his best friend’s annoying little sister, but when she moves in with them after one of her worst runs of luck, he realizes she’s turned into an altogether different and sexier distraction. He’s sure he can keep his distance, until the moment he discovers she’s the irresistible Miss Misdial he’s been sort of sexting for weeks—and now he has to decide whether to turn the heat up or ghost her before things get messy.

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“You’re aren’t a hot mess at all, Livie. You’re just this…this…human tornado who is so alive, so filled with the energy of the moment, that there occasionally is a little collateral damage.”

Mr. Wrong Number was an absolute joy to read! This book was smart, funny, and kept this reader hooked from start to finish.

Bad luck follows Olivia everywhere she goes. She is the definition of a hot mess and is pretty much labeled the family screw-up. But, when Olivia receives a random text from a wrong number, her luck might just be starting to change…To Colin, he’s only ever seen Olivia as his best friend’s annoying little sister. But when Olivia has to crash with Colin and her brother, he suddenly starts seeing her in a different light. He’s trying his best to keep things status quo, but that all goes out the window when he discovers the identity of his misdialed text….

Mr. Wrong Number is a fun read from beginning to end. Olivia is a total hot mess, but I found her so relatable. She doesn’t have her stuff all together and is doing her best to figure it all out. I loved how she owned the mistakes she made and remained true to herself. And then there is Colin. Colin is the complete opposite of Olivia. He’s successful and has all of his ducks in a row. Colin and Olivia couldn’t be more opposite if they tried, but once you get these two together, the sparks are unable to be denied.

Olivia and Colin’s story hit so many of my favorite tropes: romantic comedy, enemies to lovers, and older brother’s best friend. I loved the banter between Olivia and Colin. They both dished it out as well as they took it. They were real with one another and the chemistry between them was off the charts. I loved all of the slow-burning moments, wrong number texts, and of course, the will they/won’t they moments. I honestly couldn’t get enough of Olivia and Colin and never wanted their story to end.

Mr. Wrong Number is my first book by Lynn Painter and it certainly won’t be my last. This book knocked it out of the park and checked off each one of this romance lover’s boxes. I hope you’ll pick up Mr. Wrong Number and fall head over heels for Colin and Olivia as I have.

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

Review: Surrender to Me by Kelly Elliott

Arabella Adams was the one woman I would have laid my life down for, no matter the circumstance, because that’s what you would do for your soulmate. But when she broke up with me our senior year of college—for no reason or explanation at all—my world as I knew it fell completely apart. My heart was instantly ripped from my chest…and it was a pain I felt in my very soul, and one I never truly recovered from.

Now, here I am, ten years later, and I’ve finally learned the real reason Bella pushed me away. So, I must prove to her that anything that happened in her past—our past—doesn’t change the way I feel about her. After all, soulmates never stop loving each other, and even a decade later, I will make her see that I will protect her until the day I die.

Because you see, we promised one another we wouldn’t keep secrets, wouldn’t hide parts of ourselves that the other wouldn’t understand. Except, well, I lied. Because the moment I find the person who took Bella from me all those years ago, I’m going to make him pay for every lost moment of the past ten years, and nothing—not even the fact I’m a cop—will stop me from inflicting the same level of pain on him that Arabella and me endured all this time.

Note to readers: Arabella endures trauma no woman should have to suffer. Respectfully, the author invites you to emotionally and mentally prepare before experiencing this book on your own terms, should you choose to do so.

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The Boggy Creek Series just keeps getting better and better.

Surrender to Me is the latest installment in the Boggy Creek Series and follows the story of Arabella and Hunter. Arabella and Hunter had the kind of relationship and connection that people could only hope to find. They were so sure of the love they shared for one another and had no idea that one simple twist of fate would turn their entire worlds upside down….

Surrender to Me is a beautiful and heartwarming second chance romance. It is the kind of story that will tug on your heartstrings and leave you feeling a buffet of emotions. Hunter is the kind of guy that every girl wishes for. He loves fiercely and hard. He’ll do anything to protect those who are important to him. And despite the odds and how hurt he was losing Arabella, he never gave up hope. That brings up to Arabella. Arabella has the biggest heart and just lights up the room when you’re around her. She too loves fiercely and loves hard. But when her life gets turned upside down, she finds herself in a neverending loop of pain and confusion. The last thing she wants to do is hurt the man she loves….

Surrender to Me is a truly beautiful story. I was swept up in Arabella and Hunter’s story instantly and couldn’t wait for them to find their way back to each other. Their story isn’t an easy one and deals with some tough subject matter. Author Kelly Elliott did an amazing job with this subject matter and made it very easy to connect with the characters.

Hunter and Arabella’s story is a beautiful love story that will make you swoon, rage, fall in love, and believe in second chances. Kelly Elliott fans, you won’t want to miss this heartwarming love story.

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

Release Blitz with Review: Beautiful Nightmare by Gianna Darling

Release Blitz with Review: Beautiful Nightmare by Gianna Darling

Beautiful Nightmare by Giana Darling is now live! 

Bianca has finally found her rightful place amid the powerful Constantines. But all is not what it seems in this glittering new world. And Tiernan Morelli refuses to give her up…

BEAUTIFUL NIGHTMARE is the final book in the Dark Dream duet by USA Today bestselling author Giana Darling.

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MY REVIEW

“All I ever wanted was acceptance and unity. All I’d ever been was alone and a tool of chaos.”

“That was the problem for people who created monsters, it was only a matter of time before they turned on their creators.”

“This madness I have for you.” “It’s in my blood.”

Beautiful Nightmare is the heart-pounding and thrilling conclusion to the Dark Dream Series.

Beautiful Nightmare picks up right where Dangerous Temptation left off and once again, hits the ground running. With nothing left to lose, Tiernan will stop at nothing until Bianca is back in his arms. No matter the price, no matter what he has to do, Tiernan is a man with a mission. So, buckle up and get prepared for another wild and crazy ride that only Giana Darling can deliver…

Beautiful Nightmare was everything I was hoping it would be. Filled with secrets, lies, and a quest for revenge, this book leaves no stone unturned. You will be kept on the edge of your seat dying to know what will happen next. The stakes for Bianca and Tiernan are higher than ever, but that doesn’t stop these two from steaming up the pages.

Once again, I was captivated and utterly swept up in the pages of Bianca and Tiernan’s story. Wild horses couldn’t stop me from finishing this book, even if that meant I would devour this book quickly. I was hooked and had to see how things would play out. All I can say is that Giana Darling does not disappoint.

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

Meet Giana


Giana Darling is a USA Today and Top 40 Amazon best selling Canadian romance writer who specializes in the taboo and angsty side of love and romance. She currently lives in beautiful British Columbia where she spends time riding on the back of her man’s bike, baking pies, and reading snuggled up with her cat, Persephone, and Golden Retriever puppy, Romeo. She’s a lifetime athlete, playing and coaching basketball, soccer, field hockey, and softball, so she comes by her competitive spirit naturally. A born reader and self-proclaimed geek, she is enamored with mythology, history and all kinds of literature. Before becoming a romance novelist, she was a food journalist, a food blogger, a coach, a French tutor and the owner of a pie company. For the last few years she has been living all over Europe, mostly in her second home France, but she’s finally settled with the Love of Her Life in her hometown on an island off of Vancouver. 

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Website: https://gianadarling.com/

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