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Blog Tour with Review: Luck of the Devil (Forge Trilogy #2) by Meghan March

Release Date: February 12, 2019

New York Times bestselling author Meghan March continues the story of ruthless, calculating billionaire Jericho Forge in Luck of the Devil.

My poker face has always been my greatest asset, along with my grit and determination. I was beholden to no one. Asked permission for nothing.

Then Jericho Forge took my life by storm.

I traded my freedom for something infinitely more precious, but I didn’t realize Forge was holding an unbeatable hand.

Now, all I have to do is survive the high-stakes game my life has become—with my heart intact.

But not falling in love with Forge will take the luck of the devil.

Luck of the Devil is the second book of the Forge Trilogy and should be read following Deal with the Devil. The Forge Trilogy concludes in Heart of the Devil.

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MY REVIEW

“All I’ve ever wanted is a life that couldn’t be ripped away from me at any given moment.”

“I want to slay fucking dragons for this woman–even if I was one of them.”

“When you find a woman who gives you a reason to wake up in the morning that’s more than just making more money you’ll never be able to spend–you fucking hold on to her with both hands.”

“You’re not a means to an end anymore. You’re inside me. In my head. In the blood running through my fucking veins.” “If you go, you take all that with you, along with my fucking sanity.”

Oh, man!! Talk about a thrilling ride!! I don’t know about you guys, but ever since I finished Deal with the Devil, I have been dying and I mean dying to know what happens next and let me tell you, Luck of the Devil does not disappoint!

Luck of the Devil picks up right where the last book left off and leaves no stone unturned. Questions will be answered and loyalties will be tested. The passion between Forge and India burns brighter than ever. I loved all the ups and downs. The building of trust and the walls breaking down. I loved those moments of where I thought everything was looking on the up and up and then getting my mind totally blown. The pieces of the puzzle are slowly coming together with one delicious twist after another. All leaving my mind scrambling to try to figure out what exactly is going on. I was on pins and needles, not able to turn the pages fast enough and loving every single second.

Luck of the Devil is a fabulous read from beginning to end. It’s filled with passion, lust, action and lots of exciting twists. For every answer, I’m left with a million more questions and I for one, can not wait to get all the answers. Once again, Meghan March has given me a fantastic read that has left me begging and pleading for more. I can not wait to see what this author has in store for us next in Heart of the Devil. I can only assume that we are in for another crazy and thrilling treat. In the mean time, all I can say is sit back and enjoy the latest installment in The Forge Trilogy. I hope you’ll enjoy every second as much as I did…..

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

All about Meghan March

Making the jump from corporate lawyer to romance author was a leap of faith that New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Meghan March will never regret. With over thirty titles published, she has sold millions of books in nearly a dozen languages to fellow romance-lovers around the world. A nomad at heart, she can currently be found in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, living her happily ever after with her real-life alpha hero.

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Review Blitz: Hollywood Playboy by Natasha Madison

Jessica

An entertainment journalist was the last thing I thought I would be doing.

I thought once I got my degree, I would be reporting on stories that made a difference, but now all I do is report on who broke up with who and who is dating who.

I was over it.

Then I got my next assignment.

He’s Hollywood’s bad boy.

He works hard, and he plays even harder.

He’s rude, he’s condescending, and he’s made it known he doesn’t want me on the tour.

With one month on the road with him, two things might happen

One, I may never work in this industry again.

Two, I may just be like everyone else and fall for Hollywood’s Playboy.

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MY REVIEW

“I kiss her with everything I have to give. I kiss her knowing this kiss will change everything. I kiss her knowing this first kiss beats out every kiss I’ve ever had. The need, the want, and the wait have all led to this moment, and I would imprint on this memory forever.”

“How can I let you be when I can’t breathe without you? How can I let you be when half of my soul is missing when I’m not near you? Tell me how, Jessica, and I’ll leave you and never come back.”

Hollywood Playboy was the absolute best book to spend my day getting lost in. From enemies to lovers to an unforgettable love story, Hollywood Playboy hits all the marks and will keep you begging for more.

From the moment I dove into Hollywood Playboy, I just knew this book was going to be a fun ride. I mean, from the moment you are introduced to Jessica and Tyler, their disdain for one another is completely palpable. You’re left wondering why the heck these two hate each other so much and wondering where all this delicious tension will lead. You see, Jessica is amazing at her job. She’s not afraid to ask the hard questions and isn’t afraid to run those intriguing celebrity stories. But, when it comes to Tyler, all bets are off. He’s Hollywood’s playboy and a total jerk. She doesn’t like him and he doesn’t like her. But, when Jessica’s next assignment finds herself and 9 other journalists on the road with Tyler, her sanity will be put to the test…..Can Jessica and Tyler find a way to get along or will they both end up ruining their careers???

Hollywood Playboy had me hooked from beginning to end. Jessica and Tyler’s story was incredibly well written. The story-line so real and raw. You could tell that a lot of research went into the story. I personally felt every emotion right alongside the characters. I felt like I was right there with them on the red carpet or sitting with them in the rooms during their interviews. Jessica and Tyler’s story played out like a movie I couldn’t help but watch. I couldn’t help but fall in love with these two as I desperately hung on each word, waiting to see how their story would play out.

Hollywood Playboy has totally blown me away. I loved characters and their story. I enjoyed this author’s take on a celebrity/enemies to lovers romance. I loved the passion and chemistry between Tyler and Jessica. I loved their push and pull. I even loved their initial disdain for one another. I loved the angst and the drama. I loved all the real and honest moments that kept me glued to the pages. This story was not only refreshing, but kept me on my toes in the best possible way.

Hollywood Playboy is a fantastic and I mean fantastic read. It gave me all the feels and left me with the biggest smile on my face. Hollywood Playboy kicks off the Hollywood Royalty Series in the best possible way and I can not wait to read more.

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

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

It takes a fearless woman to love the most scandalous man alive in New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s breathtaking novel 

Even a ghost hunter like Rosie Herpin couldn’t have foreseen the fateful meeting between two mourners that has brought her so intimately close to the notorious and seductive Devlin de Vincent. Everyone in New Orleans knows he’s heir to a dark family curse that both frightens and enthralls. To the locals, Devlin is the devil. To Rosie, he’s a man who’s stoking her wildest fantasies. When a brutal attack on her friend is linked to the de Vincents, he becomes a mystery she may be risking her life to solve.

Devlin knows what he wants from this sexy and adventurous woman. But what does Rosie want from him? It’s a question that becomes more pressing—and more dangerous—when he suspects her of prying into the shadows of his past.

Now, the legends surrounding the de Vincents may not be myths at all. But if she’s to discover the truth, she must follow them straight into the arms of the man she can’t resist—the handsome devil himself.

MY REVIEW

“Something flickered across his face that looked an awful lot like respect–reluctant respect, but she didn’t give a flying chupacabra’s ass what Devlin de Vincent thought or felt.”

“He kissed her as if her wouldn’t allow a single part of her to be left unexplored. The way he kissed her wrecked her.”

“His stare was greedy and devouring and she wanted to be devoured. Consumed. Taken.”

“Maybe it’s…fate. You said our paths were destined to cross and maybe that’s true. I don’t know, but I do know there are things that happen that no one can ever explain. So, maybe there’s a reason? Some higher force at work here.”

Man, oh, man! I can’t believe it’s over! What a crazy, thrilling and exciting ride. Finally, finally, finally we have Devlin’s book and let me tell you, his book was so worth the wait.

Now, I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve had a million and one questions ever since I started the De Vincent Series. And just when I think I know what is going on; that I’ve figured out all the clues, my world gets turned upside down. This book had so much mystery, so many twists and turns. I didn’t know what was wrong or what was right. But, I do know I couldn’t put this book down. I was absolutely hooked and couldn’t wait to see just how this story was going to unravel itself.

Finally, finally, we get to see inside Devlin’s head, to finally understand him, what makes him tick and his motives. It was everything that I was waiting for. There is so much more and I mean so much more to him than meets the eye. Each one of his actions is fueled by reason that only Devlin knows. Devlin is such a complex character. Only he could make me hate him & want to throw my kindle and yet in the very next breath want to swoon & understand him. And who better than to try to make sense of this complicated man, but Rosie. I absolutely LOVED Rosie! She was tough and completely unafraid of Devlin. She spoke her mind and gave Devlin a run for his money. Together these two were explosive. They had amazing tension and I loved their banter. I loved watching the two of them fight and bicker. I never knew what they were going to say next and they certainly kept me on my toes. But, I loved, loved, loved watching these two together and seeing them try to overcome all the obstacles life threw their way.

Overall, I really enjoyed Moonlight Scandals. The scandals and twists were totally delicious and kept my eyes glued to the pages. I enjoyed catching up with the De Vincent family and finally getting to see what makes Devlin tick. For me, this book was a fun puzzle to solve and I enjoyed every moment. From outstanding characters to an exciting plot. To writing that sucks you in and keeps you on your toes. To the magic that only New Orleans can bring. To paranormal research and an unlikely paring. To an unexpected romance that knocks you off your feet and keeps you begging for more. Take all of that, add in some crazy and I mean crazy twists, and you got yourself one satisfying ending to a series that filled you with question after question…..

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

Blog Tour with Review: Deal with the Devil (Forge Trilogy #1) by Meghan March

From New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller Meghan March comes the first book in a new riveting romance trilogy filled with international high-stakes, dangerous hidden agendas, and—in true March fashion—plenty of twists and turns.

ABOUT THE BOOK

DEAL WITH THE DEVIL

Forge Trilogy, Book #1

Red Dress Press | On Sale: January 15, 2019

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From New York Times bestselling author Meghan March comes the story of the ruthless, calculating billionaire Jericho Forge. India Baptiste, his latest prey, is now caught in the high stakes game that has become her life since colliding with Forge, and she’ll need the luck of the devil to survive. India Forge’s life is now part of Jericho Forge’s calculated game.

“You can put that man in a suit, but he’ll never be tame.”

One look at Jericho Forge and I knew the rumors were true. He was a predator, and he had set his sights on me.
I knew better than to bet more than I could afford to lose that night. I knew better than to bet myself. But desperation leads to bad decisions, and I thought there was no way I could lose.
I was wrong.
Now I have no choice but to make a deal with the devil.

Deal with the Devil is the first book of the Forge Trilogy, which will continue in Luck of the Devil and conclude in Heart of the Devil.

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MY REVIEW

“They know my name. Know my profile. They think they know everything about me, but they don’t. No one does.”

“I knew when he walked in the room that he was dangerous on every level, and I wasn’t wrong. Everything about Jericho Forge screams to me to run in the other direction.”

“This is no soft, sweet kiss. It’s a storming of the gates, and my defenses are already in shambles.”

“Forge is a force of nature. A rouge wave, crashing into my world and leaving it completely unrecognizable.”

It’s books like this that make Meghan March one of my go-to writers. Her books are filled with passion, suspense and they turn my world upside down. And Deal with the Devil is the latest book to fit that bill. Deal with the Devil is the first book in the exciting Forge Trilogy. Deal with the Devil filled with questions, mystery, passion and intrigue. It’s a game of cat and mouse that has me dying for resolution.

Told from dual points of view, Deal with the Devil follows the story of Jericho & India. Jericho Forge is a force to be reckoned with and vengeance is his game. He’s sexy, sure and confident. When he sees something he wants, he doesn’t ask for it, he takes it. He has strength and power and is a 100% dangerous alpha male. Jericho has a plan and that all comes crashing down the moment he gets near India…. India is smart, good at cards and is able to read people. She doesn’t trust many and will do whatever it takes when someone she loves is threatened…. For every action there are consequences. Desperation leaves you to make decisions without thinking. When it comes to life or death, how far would you go? What would you do? Would you sell your soul and make a deal with the devil???

Man. Oh, man! Deal with the devil was everything that I wanted and then some. I was positively riveted by Jericho and India’s story. I tried desperately to savor and not devour this book, but I just couldn’t help myself. The sparks between our two main characters were intense and their entertaining banter left me begging for more. I had to know what was going to happen next. I had a million and one questions and little to no answers. Who is Jericho really? What is his true agenda and endgame? How does India really fit into all of this?

Deal with the Devil is must a read for 2019! This story is gripping, entertaining and will leave you breathless in anticipation. From danger to delicious tension, to sexy good times and ending that left me with a million and one questions; Deal with the Devil hit all the marks. I loved every second of this book and look forward to seeing where Jericho and India’s story will go next. Luck of the Devil, you can not get here fast enough.

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

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Making the jump from corporate lawyer to romance author was a leap of faith that New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Meghan March will never regret. With over thirty titles published, she has sold millions of books in nearly a dozen languages to fellow romance-lovers around the world. A nomad at heart, she can currently be found in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, living her happily ever after with her real-life alpha hero.

You can find her online at: MeghanMarch.com, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Book Tour with Review: Trails of Love by Melissa Foster

Trails of Love

The Bradens and Montgomerys

Melissa Foster

Releasing January 9th, 2019

World Literary Press

Discover the magic of New York Times bestseller Melissa Foster’s writing, and see why millions of readers have fallen in love with the Bradens.

Fall in love with Graham Braden and Morgyn Montgomery in TRAILS OF LOVE.

When Graham Braden travels to Oak Falls, Virginia to attend the wedding of his buddy Reed Cross to Grace Montgomery, he sticks around to help with renovations to Reed’s new theater. The last thing he expects is to be asked to assess and possibly invest in Grace’s sister Morgyn’s business endeavor. Graham is a careful, keen businessman, and Morgyn is impulsive, disorganized, and more interested in the energy flow in her eclectic retail shop than in the accuracy of her records. While Graham isn’t ready to open his pockets to the sassy, sexy business owner, he may be ready to open his heart.

The Bradens & Montgomerys are part of Melissa’s Love in Bloom big-family romance collection. All Love in Bloom novels are written to stand alone and may also be enjoyed as part of the larger series, so dive right into this fun, sexy romance.

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My Review

“Choice is yours, sunshine. You lead, I’ll follow.”

“In the space of an instant, everything had changed. A tangible bond had formed between them, and she felt it everywhere.”

“I never thought I was missing a damn thing until the day I met you. You soared into my life like a gust of wind or a runaway kite–magical and unstoppable. You make me see and feel so much. I know I’ll never look at anything the same way again.”

“There are only three things in life you can count on in this world. The sun will rise and set, family will always have your back, and when you find your soul mate, who you are will forever change.”

The Braden’s & The Montgomery’s come together in an all new, romance. If you’re looking for a sweet and sexy story that will warm your heart and leave you smiling like a fool, then look no further, Trails of Love is just what you’ve been waiting for.

One of the things I love most about Melissa Foster’s writing is that I can drop in to any book, any story-line and immediately feel like I’m at home. While I wish I’ve had the opportunity to dive into each and every one of the Braden & Montgomery books, I just haven’t yet. But that’s the beauty of these stories. While they are all interconnected in one way or anther, they can all be read and enjoyed as stand-alones. The characters and their stories will pull you in instantly. They’ll make you feel like you’ve known them forever, so you won’t have to fret about being lost.

Trails of Love is the newest release from Melissa Foster and like her other books, this one hooked from the very first page. Morgyn is a beautiful force. I loved and admired her free spirit. She’s the kind of girl that believes in love, fate and auras. In her mind everything happens for a reason and life is too short to worry about everything. I loved how real and true to herself she was. She wasn’t willing to change for anyone and just wanted to be the free spirit that she was. And when Graham came into the picture, he totally turned her world upside down. Their connection was strong, instant and totally sweet. It’s like their two souls met and a light bulb went off. I loved how accepting Graham was of Morgyn’s personality. He loved all of her quirks and how free she was. Being a risk assessor, you’d think these two wouldn’t mesh well, but Graham has a bit of wanderer in him and these two just make it work. I truly enjoyed Graham and Morgyn’s story and love watching the two of them figure things out.

Trails of Love was a wonderful read from beginning to end. As always, I admire the family strength, love and bonds that this author puts into each and everyone of her stories. I loved the realness of the characters and how you could tell that they really cared for one another. I loved the romance between Graham & Morgyn. There was no drama, maybe some light angst, but not really. Their story was just one of straight up sweet, swoon-worthy romance with just the right amount of naughtiness packed into it. All in all, a terrific read to spend your afternoon curled up in.

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

Excerpt

“What are your three most favorite things?” Morgyn asked as she strummed the guitar.
“That’s a hard one.”
“Okay, and the next two?” She bumped him with her shoulder, looking as sweet as she did sexy wearing one of his flannel shirts over her dress.
He loved her quirky sense of humor.
“Shouldn’t that be one of your favorite things?” he teased.
She shifted her gaze up toward the sky and strummed a faster tune, singing, “It’s your turn, not mine.”
“I’ve got a lot of favorite things.” He ran his fingers along her leg. “Your sexy legs.”
Her eyes darkened, and she played a little slower.
“And the way flecks of darker blue glitter in your eyes when you get turned on.”
“Cracker,” she said just above a whisper.
“I can’t help it that you’re beautiful.”
“Stop. You’re embarrassing me. Tell me something real.”
“That was real, and number three would be your free spirit.”
“Says Mr. Prepared, who brought a pop-up shower stall, a battery-operated heater, and a Coleman stove like my grandfather used. I’m willing to bet there’s a kitchen sink around here somewhere.”
“No sink, but I can rig one up if you need it.” He leaned in for a kiss, lingering because her kisses were unlike any others. She kissed with the same energy she seemed to do everything else, giving herself over to it completely, savoring every second.
Her eyes remained closed for a few heated seconds after their lips parted. When she opened them, a sated smile appeared like a gift. He wondered if she kissed other guys like that, or if she felt the same unfamiliar, unstoppable connection he did.
“I like kissing you, sunshine.” He brushed her hair behind her ear and kissed her again, slower and sweeter than the last. “I’m adding that to my list. I think I need more than three things.”

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Author Info
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.

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Blog Tour with Review: A Place Without You by Jewel E. Ann

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A Place Without You, an all-new emotional New Adult romance from Jewel E. Ann, is available now!

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The Law of Henna and Bodhi:

When love breaks, fall inward, fall together, and fall hard. Then let time pick up the pieces.

Everything feels temporary when you’ve experienced tragedy—until Henna Lane meets Bodhi at a music festival.

Young and spontaneous, they have a lust for seizing the moment, falling hard and fast.

When Bodhi is forced to leave without a goodbye, Henna thinks she’ll never get over him. But then she meets Mr. Malone, her sexy, new guidance counselor.

They are reckless.

They are forbidden.

When their secret is discovered, Henna has to choose between finishing school—banned from seeing Mr. Malone—or dropping out to follow her nomad dreams.

Henna chooses her dreams.

Over time, she learns that life is not a destination or a journey, some things are more than temporary, and the forbidden can never be ignored. But if she returns for him, will he still be hers?

A Place Without You is an emotional story of young love, shattered dreams, and impossible decisions.

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MY REVIEW

“Fate is nothing more than another word for happiness. We’re more than fate. We sound like something undeniable–Romeo and Juliet, Johnny and June, Beyonce and Jay Z…Henna and Bodhi.”

“I’m not living. You told me to live. I’m dying. I’ve been dying every day since the accident.” Except for Bohdi. With Bohdi, I live. I breathe. I dream. I imagine. I’m limitless with him.”

“The Law of Henna and Bohdi: When love breaks, fall inward, fall together, and fall hard. Then let time pick up the pieces.”

“Love is not a rational emotion. It jumps out of planes and dives off cliffs. It leaves a permanent mark on everything it touches.”

“I want him to want me. Like the epic kind of love where he comes for me. The kind where he doesn’t take no for an answer. The kind that involves begging and groveling. I want him to chase me. Need me. I want him to hold me in his arms the way I’ve held him in my heart.”

A Place Without You was one of my most anticipated reads and let me tell you it does not disappoint! I mean, what a way to kick off 2019, than with a book that totally knocks your socks off and takes your heart for one heck of a ride. This book was everything and then some. It was more than I ever anticipated and gave me more feels than my poor heart can possibly handle.

A Place Without You is an epic and unforgettable love story. It is a story of young love and discovery. It is a story of pain and heartache. It is life changing and consuming. The writing is addictive and will leave you hanging on every word. So much heart and emotion went into this story, you can literally feel the emotions bursting from the pages. For me, A Place Without You is the kind of story you want to devour, yet find yourself wanting to savor every last word so that the story doesn’t have to end.

Bodhi and Henna are unlike any characters I’ve ever met. Their connection was instant, yet filled with such ease. They were truly like magnets. A force to be reckoned with. They were destined to be in each other lives, no matter what life threw at them. I picture Henna as this young bohemian girl, with her whole life ahead of her. Just living in the moment and unafraid to take chances. She was the definition of free. She was everything the Bodhi needed, but felt like he didn’t deserve. You see, Bodhi made a lot of mistakes in his life and let his guilt dictate his every move. Being with Henna was like a dream come true. A chance at happiness and love. Henna saved Bodhi even when he didn’t know he needed saving.

The road to HEA wasn’t an easy one at all for these two characters. Life threw a lot of obstacles their way, giving them an unforgettable love and then snatching it away. Their love was forbidden, Yet it was real and pure. It was beautiful and heartbreaking. It was the kind of love everyone wants and that is worth fighting for. So, yeah, their relationship wasn’t easy, but for me, it was so worth the journey.

A Place Without You is the story I never saw coming. It just consumed me and I wanted to live within the pages of Bodhi & Henna’s story. These characters are so real, so raw, so complicated and so beautifully broken. Their story is angsty. It’s romantic. It’s just everything. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll get angry. You’ll swoon one minute and have your heart broken the next. I found myself highlighting so many passages so I wouldn’t forget a single moment. Bodhi and Henna’s story took me on the most amazing journey and I know their story will be staying with for a very long time.

To sum it up, A Place Without You is everything. It’s beautiful. It’s painful. It’s a story of loss, pain and forgiveness. It’s a story of finding yourself and living the life you were always meant to have. It’s a story of first love and first everything. It’s a story of risks and chances. A story of epic and unforgettable love…..

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

Excerpt:

“Let’s eat before we leave. I’m sure there’s quite the spread downstairs.”

“Rich people breakfast?” I ask.

She furrows a brow for a few seconds. “Yes. I suppose so.” Rolling away, she swings her legs around and stands up, stretching like a cat.

“Do you eat rich people breakfast every morning?” My curiosity has been piqued.

After a long yawn, she cocks her head to the side, lips slightly twisted. “Shredded Wheat with cut-up banana and almond milk. Is that a rich person’s breakfast?”

I sit up, doing a bit of my own stretching, loving the way her gaze roams along my bare chest, her lips parting ever so slightly. “No. I think that’s a solid middle-class breakfast.”

“Middle. That’s average. Average is good, right?”

“There’s nothing average about you, Henna.” I stand, following her into the bedroom.

“I’m going to shower quickly, and by quickly I mean I need an hour. Do you have an hour?”

“To shower with you?” I try to play it cool, like I’m serious.

I’m a little serious.

The color leaves her face. “Oh, um …” She twists her fingers together, drawing her shoulders inward.

“I’m kidding.”

A little kidding.

Henna’s posture relaxes as her cheeks pink up again. “We could.” Her gaze darts around the room before landing on mine for two seconds only to wander around the room again.

“My clothes are at my hotel. I’ll shower there. I need to get going.”

A slow sigh deflates her chest as she tries on a smile that misses the confident mark by a few centimeters. “Okay.”

“But thanks for the offer.” I wink.

More color paints her cheeks, and it looks stunning on her. “I kinda sorta thought we’d have sex last night, but we didn’t, and that’s fine, but now I don’t know what comes next.”

Does that make me the world’s biggest idiot for not taking what she was planning on offering? Or does that make me a gentleman? I’ve already fucked her a hundred different ways in my head, so I’m going to shy away from the gentleman label.

“How about you put my number in your phone and I’ll call you later today? That feels like a good next, don’t you think?”

Henna nods and turns, walking toward the bedroom door. Digging through her purse, she retrieves her phone. When she pulls it out, a string of three condoms comes out with it. “Oh jeez.” Quickly snatching them off the floor, she shoves them back into her purse.

I don’t respond because I’m not sure what the correct response should be.

“I was conceived at Coachella.” She hands me her phone with the contact screen open, ready for my information.

Taking her phone, I give her an expectant look, but she withholds all elaboration.

“And by conceived, you mean physical conception, not merely an idea kind of conception?” I hand her phone back and give her mine.

“In the shadows behind a stage. I know more details than most people should actually know about the moment they were conceived.” She lifts a shoulder in a small shrug. “But Juni is my best friend. She’s the absolute coolest mom ever, and the story of how she met my dad is my favorite story ever.”

I nod as she keeps her chin tipped toward the screen to my phone. “Why is that?” I take my phone back when she holds it out to me.

“Yin Yang. Opposites. Laws of the universe.” She wears a satisfied smile. “My parents were temporary. I was permanent.” Holding out her arms, she inspects her henna tattoos as if seeing them for the first time. “My mom had henna tattoos on her body when she met my dad. Henna grows in intensity over a few days before fading to nothing. It’s magical and beautiful and then it’s gone. My parents say that about their love for each other. It grew quickly into something deep and intense, but over time it faded. Their love—like most everything in life—was temporary.”

“We’re temporary.”

Her empty stare shifts to meet my gaze and she nods. “Don’t sweat it. Everything is temporary. But today…” she walks into my chest, and my arms wrap around her as she looks up at me “…we should be at our brightest, our most intense.”

About Jewel:

Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.

With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.

When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.

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Review Blast: Promises (Web of Sin #3) by Aleatha Romig

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The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity continues with the epic conclusion of the all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.

Have you been Aleatha’d?

Learn the truth behind the secrets and lies.

Surrounded by secrets and lies, can promises be believed?

Promises is book three—Sterling and Araneae’s epic conclusion—of the acclaimed Web of Sin trilogy.

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MY REVIEW

“Somehow, because of you, life and hope have been allowed to bloom in a place where I never thought that would be allowed. I choose to believe that you’re sincere in wanting her happy. It’s all I’ve ever wanted. No matter the reason you found her, thank you.”

“Sterling’s possessiveness, his declaration of proprietorship pissed me off and reassured me at the same time. I was his, which meant he was mine. The shitstorm–as he called it–could continue to blow as long as we’re together.”

Man, oh man! Have I been waiting for this bad boy to hit my kindle. I mean, the way the last book left off, I was once again on pins and needles desperate for the outcome. Would everything work out for Sterling and Araneae? Would we get all of our answers?? I couldn’t wait to find out….

Promises was everything I had wanted and hoped for in a conclusion to this series. Once again I found myself totally glued to the pages and hypnotized by the storyline. I was completely and totally hooked with no hope of putting this book down. The writing and the characters were just as addictive as I found them in book one and in fact, I think I fell for them all a little bit more.

In book 3, Araneae and Sterling’s relationship is once again put to the test, but if there’s one thing I know about these two, it’s that their bond can withstand anything that life throws at them. I am simply in awe with how far these two have come; how deep their love, trust and respect for one another is. They make the perfect team and I just love watching them overcome all the obstacles that life throws at them.

Promises is the suspenseful and heart pounding conclusion to the Web of Sin Series. The twists and turns had me holding my breath with the suspense and danger kept me on the edge of my seat. As you know from the previous books, I’ve had a million and one burning questions and am happy to report that we do get answers to all of those questions. Hit after hit, bombshell after bombshell….let me just say, there was never a dull moment. Promises was everything that I was hoping it would be and in the end left me with a huge, satisfied smile on my face.

Aleatha Romig has totally outdone herself with Promises and the Web of Sin Trilogy. From sexy good times, to dark and twisted, I loved every single moment of being Aleatha’d and can not wait to see what wild ride she has in store for us readers next!

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

The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity is coming back at you with an all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.

I’m Sterling Sparrow. You’ve no doubt heard my name or read it on the top of tall buildings. There’s more to my business—my realm—than what is seen above ground.

Within the underbelly of one of America’s largest cities lives a world where a man’s word is either his most valuable tool or his most respected weapon. When my father ruled that world and that city, he promised me someone who would one day make my reign complete.

Since that day, long ago, Araneae McCrie has been mine.

She just didn’t know.

My father is now gone.

The city and the underbelly are now mine.

The time has come for me to collect who was promised to me, to shred her life of secrets, and make her who she’s always been—mine.

Have you been Aleatha’d?

Secrets is book one of the Web of Sin trilogy

For series information visit: https://www.aleatharomig.com/web-of-sin

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The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity continues with an all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.

What is real?

What are lies?

Have you been Aleatha’d?

Lies is book two of the Web of Sin trilogy

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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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