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Release Blitz with Review: Date Me Like You Mean It by R.S. Grey

Release Blitz with Review: Date Me Like You Mean It by R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey’s next standalone romcom, Date Me Like You Mean It, is out now! Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!

TItle: Date Me Like You Mean It

Author: R.S. Grey

Genre: Rom-Com

I’m good at hiding my feelings.
Having to pretend I’m not in love with my best friend?
Pfft. That’s child’s play.

Here’s how I do it: I avert my eyes when he walks out of his room, shirtless in all his toned glory. I squash the butterflies that fill my stomach every time he slowly unfurls a dimpled smile. And, most importantly, I keep an arsenal of “personal massagers” in my bedside drawer. Wink.

Not to brag, but Aiden Smith isn’t hard to resist if you’ve been doing it for as long as I have. In fact, we might have continued as best friends forever if not for the fact that I needed him to play the part of my fake boyfriend.

Date me like you mean it, I told him. Nudge nudge. C’mon, just go along with a little lie, help a girl out, and then we can all return to life as we know it.

Except he veered from the plan.

He crossed the line.

Flirting with me when no one else was around? Pinning me down and kissing me like that? Okay, how exactly is taking off my bra part of the ruse, Aiden?!
I’d ask him about it if I could, but well…things got ugly and we’re not best friends anymore.

In fact, we’re the exact opposite.

Now, I have to play nice even though I want to crush his heart in the palm of my hand.

Pretending not to love Aiden was the easy part.
Pretending not to hate him?
Well…I might need a little more practice.

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MY REVIEW

“These are the words I’ve wanted to hear. They’re the words I imagined during so many lonely nights. But they’re just…words. They don’t change the past. They don’t repair the damage that’s already been done.”

“It feels like I can’t get her close enough. I want her inside me, part of me.”

“It’s the kiss of a lifetime. The kiss I’ve wanted for years. A kiss that comes right after the truth.”

R.S. Grey has knocked it out of the park with Date Me Like You Mean It. Aiden & Maddie’s story pulled me out of my reading rut and left me with the biggest smile on my face.

Date Me Like You Mean It is the latest romance novel from author R.S. Grey and it follows the story of Maddie and Aiden. For years, Maddie has harbored romantic feelings for her roommate Aiden but has never acted on them. She’s always been too afraid of the consequences and let’s face it, nothing is worse than admitting your feelings and finding out that they’re not reciprocated. So when Maddie needs a fake boyfriend, even though she shouldn’t do it, she asks Aiden to help. Only, fate had other plans in mind for these two, and Aiden deviated from the plan. In the end, Maddie was left with a broken heart and more confused than ever. It will be a year before these two are reunited. Maddie isn’t the same girl Aiden used to know and Aiden isn’t going to walk away without a fight…..

I love, love, loved absolutely everything about this book. From the very first page, I was hooked. I connected instantly with Maddie and loved her friendship with Aiden. Their banter was off the charts and entertaining. Their chemistry just flowed off the pages and left you dying for more. My heart ached right along with Maddie’s and I felt every bit of her frustration.

You see, Maddie and Aiden were the best of friends until one night everything got screwed up. If only they could have communicated better with one another, a lot of this pain and heartache could have been avoided. Maddie and Aiden had some of the most delicious will they/won’t they moments. The yearning so intense, it lept off the pages.

Together Maddie and Aiden were an excellent match. The road to happily ever after wasn’t an easy one for them, but neither one of them was willing to let go without a fight. I absolutely loved that about them. Neither one of them was perfect and both had me wanting to knock sense into them at times, but at the end of the day, I couldn’t help but root for this couple to find their happily ever after.

And I just have to say, Aiden is without a doubt a great book boyfriend. Is he perfect? No. Does he try to right his wrongs? Yes. Is he swoon-worthy? Without a doubt. Aiden is 100%, knock you off of your feet swoon-worthy and I just loved him!

Date Me Like You Mean It is a fantastic read and I absolutely adored every single second of it. Maddie and Aiden’s story delivered everything I wanted and then some. Date Me Like You Mean It had the perfect combination of swoon, romance, humor, and heart-tugging angst. Date Me Like You Mean It is easily one of my top reads from this author and I hope you’ll check it out and fall in love with this book just as I have.

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

About R.S. Grey:

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels. She lives in Texas with her husband and daughter, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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Review: The Brightest Night (Origin #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The thrills, drama, and intrigue continue in the third installment of the Origin series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout.

He is the darkest star.
You are the burning shadow.
And together, you will bring about the brightest night.

Less than a year ago, Evelyn Dasher was a normal girl, living an unremarkable life.

Now, she’s on the run, under the protection of the beautiful, deadly inhuman Luc. She’s been betrayed by those who were closest to her. And she’s learned truths about herself that she never saw coming–things she once knew, and was made to forget. Truths with devastating consequences. She’s caught in the eye of the storm.

She is the eye of the storm

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MY REVIEW

“If you were letters on a page, you’d be the fine print.”

“When am I supposed to thank you, Luc?” “When I do something worth thanking me for.”

“You’re the burning shadow and he’s the darkest star, and together, you will bring about the darkest night.”

Another thrilling and exciting installment of the Origin Series!

The Brightest Night picks up right where The Burning Shadow left off and kept me on the edge of my seat right until the very end. When we meet up with Evelyn, she’s on the run and under the protection of Luc. Trust doesn’t come easy to Evelyn, as those who were the closest have betrayed her in the past. Her memories may have been gone, but they are certainly not forgotten. Truths that were once hidden will be revealed and have devastating consequences. Forget everything you thought you knew and hold on because The Brightest Night is sure to take readers on one wild ride…

The Brightest Night was everything that I was hoping it would be. It picked up right where the last book left off and had me hooked from the very first page. There is so much I want to say right now, but I absolutely can’t! So, I’ll leave you with this. The Brightest Night is thrilling and exciting. There are dangers around every corner. There are some achingly beautiful moments and a romance that is sure to make readers swoon. Truths will be revealed and the floor will be ripped out from you. I can tell you this, I was in no way prepared for the last 10% or so of this book. I thought I was on the right track and knew how the story was going to play out and let me tell you, I was dead wrong. This was a twist and turn I didn’t see coming. Everything I thought I knew was gone in a snap of a finger and know I’m sitting here dying to know what in the world is going to happen next!

Jennifer Armentrout has once again blown me away with her incredible writing and story-telling. She gave me a story filled with so many emotions and unexpected turns and I loved every single second of it. The Brightest Night was a terrific read from beginning to end and I’ll be anxiously waiting for the next installment of the Origin Series.

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

Blog Tour with Review: Rifts and Refrains by Devney Perry

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Rifts and Refrains by Devney Perry is now live! 

From the moment Quinn Montgomery sat behind her first snare and cymbal set, she was destined for fame and glory. As Hush Note’s infamous female drummer, she sets the rhythm for the band’s chart-toppings hits. When people tap their feet to their music, it’s to her pulse. Quinn is content to live in a world away from her family and the cage of her youth. Her only regret is leaving Graham Hayes behind without a goodbye. No matter how many sold-out stadiums she plays, no matter how many crowds sing her songs, his voice haunts her when the music stops. When a family tragedy forces her to return home to Montana, she plans to leave the second she’s paid her respects. But seeing Graham again turns her life upside down. As a boy, he wasn’t able to make her stay. As a man, he might be her future. If they can mend their rifts and find solace in the refrains.

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Rifts and Refrains is the second book in the Hush Note Series and it follows the story of Graham and Quinn. From the moment I met Quinn, I was absolutely intrigued with her. Quinn is the famous female drummer for Hush Note. She’s living the dream, but a part of her is missing. She left home at the bright age of 18 and never looked back. But, there’s more to her story than meets the eyes. When a family tragedy pulls Quinn home, Quinn is faced with the past she left behind. Will time be able to mend the pain of the past? Will the heartache ever go away? Will Quinn ever feel good about being home? There’s only one way to find out…. Rifts and Refrains is a heartachingly beautiful second chance romance. It’s rich with emotion and will leave you with all the feels. Quinn left home at the age of 18 after a fight with her family. Nine painful years have gone by with no closure in sight. So, when a family tragedy forces Quinn to come home, not only will she have to face the ghosts of her past, but also the man she left behind. I had a lot of mixed feelings when I first met Quinn’s family. Nine years may have past, but their hurt was clear as day. It shouldn’t have taken a tragedy to bring them back together, but sometimes, it’s the moments that hurt us the most that bring us back together. That brings us to Graham. Graham was everything to Quinn. But, a few harsh moments and wrong decisions tore them apart. Graham doesn’t know what to think now that Quinn has returned home. And it’s not just himself that he has to think about. He’s also a single father. Time may have passed, but there is no denying the pull between Quinn and Graham. The love these two share is the kind that can withstand anything. They just have to be willing to fight for it. Neither one of these characters were perfect. They both made tough decisions that they would learn to regret. But, they were young and stupid and couldn’t see what they were giving up. This couple is the kind that you just want to root for. They give you a reason to stay glued to their story and hope for a happily ever after. Rifts and Refrains took my expectations and blew them out of the water. Devney Perry has knocked it out the park with this emotional second chance romance and will leave readers hooked on each and every word. I’m not ashamed to say that I devoured this book. It was filled with so much delicious angst, there wasn’t a chance of me putting it down. I’m not lying when I say I had tears in my eyes throughout most of this book. I was just filled with so much emotion and so consumed by Quinn and Graham’s story. Rifts and Refrains took me on one heck of an emotional journey and in the end, left me with all of the feels. There wasn’t one moment of this story that I didn’t love and that is a rare thing. This book is truly special. It is everything that I want and need from not only a rockstar romance but a second chance romance as well. I loved getting swept up in this story and highly recommend checking it out.

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

Excerpt

She took one step before stopping. A smile tugged at the corner of her mouth, the same corner I’d kissed earlier, and I fought the urge to stand and capture that mouth again. Her smile broadened, though there was pain in her eyes.

 “Colin is a cool kid. You’re a good dad, Graham. I always knew you would be.”

She might as well have stabbed me in the chest.

“Thanks,” I said, watching as she walked away.

Fuck me.

When had I never loved that woman?

Maybe that kiss had woken me up. Maybe it had made me realize how goddamn lonely I’d been without her. I had Colin, but there was a corner of my heart that would always belong to Quinn.

I should have followed her nine years ago.

Because now it was too late.

Meet Devney 

Devney is a USA Today bestselling author who lives in Washington with her husband and two sons. Born and raised in Montana, she loves writing books set in her treasured home state. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her family. Writing one book, let alone many, was not something she ever expected to do. But now that she’s discovered her true passion for writing romance, she has no plans to ever stop.

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Release Blitz with Review: Rifts and Refrains by Devney Perry

Rifts and Refrains by Devney Perry is now live! 

From the moment Quinn Montgomery sat behind her first snare and cymbal set, she was destined for fame and glory. As Hush Note’s infamous female drummer, she sets the rhythm for the band’s chart-toppings hits. When people tap their feet to their music, it’s to her pulse. Quinn is content to live in a world away from her family and the cage of her youth. Her only regret is leaving Graham Hayes behind without a goodbye. No matter how many sold-out stadiums she plays, no matter how many crowds sing her songs, his voice haunts her when the music stops. When a family tragedy forces her to return home to Montana, she plans to leave the second she’s paid her respects. But seeing Graham again turns her life upside down. As a boy, he wasn’t able to make her stay. As a man, he might be her future. If they can mend their rifts and find solace in the refrains.

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MY REVIEW

Rifts and Refrains is the second book in the Hush Note Series and it follows the story of Graham and Quinn. From the moment I met Quinn, I was absolutely intrigued with her. Quinn is the famous female drummer for Hush Note. She’s living the dream, but a part of her is missing. She left home at the bright age of 18 and never looked back. But, there’s more to her story than meets the eyes. When a family tragedy pulls Quinn home, Quinn is faced with the past she left behind. Will time be able to mend the pain of the past? Will the heartache ever go away? Will Quinn ever feel good about being home? There’s only one way to find out….

Rifts and Refrains is a heartachingly beautiful second chance romance. It’s rich with emotion and will leave you with all the feels. Quinn left home at the age of 18 after a fight with her family. Nine painful years have gone by with no closure in sight. So, when a family tragedy forces Quinn to come home, not only will she have to face the ghosts of her past, but also the man she left behind. I had a lot of mixed feelings when I first met Quinn’s family. Nine years may have past, but their hurt was clear as day. It shouldn’t have taken a tragedy to bring them back together, but sometimes, it’s the moments that hurt us the most that bring us back together. That brings us to Graham. Graham was everything to Quinn. But, a few harsh moments and wrong decisions tore them apart. Graham doesn’t know what to think now that Quinn has returned home. And it’s not just himself that he has to think about. He’s also a single father. Time may have passed, but there is no denying the pull between Quinn and Graham. The love these two share is the kind that can withstand anything. They just have to be willing to fight for it. Neither one of these characters were perfect. They both made tough decisions that they would learn to regret. But, they were young and stupid and couldn’t see what they were giving up. This couple is the kind that you just want to root for. They give you a reason to stay glued to their story and hope for a happily ever after.

Rifts and Refrains took my expectations and blew them out of the water. Devney Perry has knocked it out the park with this emotional second chance romance and will leave readers hooked on each and every word. I’m not ashamed to say that I devoured this book. It was filled with so much delicious angst, there wasn’t a chance of me putting it down. I’m not lying when I say I had tears in my eyes throughout most of this book. I was just filled with so much emotion and so consumed by Quinn and Graham’s story.

Rifts and Refrains took me on one heck of an emotional journey and in the end, left me with all of the feels. There wasn’t one moment of this story that I didn’t love and that is a rare thing. This book is truly special. It is everything that I want and need from not only a rockstar romance but a second chance romance as well. I loved getting swept up in this story and highly recommend checking it out.

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

Meet Devney 

Devney is a USA Today bestselling author who lives in Washington with her husband and two sons. Born and raised in Montana, she loves writing books set in her treasured home state. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her family. Writing one book, let alone many, was not something she ever expected to do. But now that she’s discovered her true passion for writing romance, she has no plans to ever stop.

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Review: Falling Into You (Falling Stars #3) by A.L. Jackson

Richard Ramsey is the guitarist for the world’s hottest new band.
Gifted. Charismatic. Hot as sin.
Lend your ear, and he’ll steal your heart.
Nah, you can’t have his considering he left it in his hometown years ago.

He knows better than going back. But it’s his younger sister’s wedding, and there’s no way he can say no to that.

He should have known she would be there, invading his senses and making him thirst and hunger for what he wants most.

Violet Marin hates him for what he’s done. He left her emptyhanded with their wreckage strewn all around. She’s picked up the pieces and is living her life the best way that she can.

But their connection is fierce.
Their attraction unending.
It only takes one glance for their worlds to collide.
One touch to set them on fire.

But she doesn’t know the dark secrets he keeps. If he had understood the true price of fame, he would have known he’d sold his soul and this debt is something he cannot repay.

Letting her go is impossible, but will loving her cost it all?

A sensuous, captivating contemporary stand-alone romance in the Falling Stars series from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author, A.L. Jackson . .

MY REVIEW

“Maybe I shouldn’t have given him that trust. Maybe I shouldn’t have given him the chance to lie. Maybe I should have known I would regret it all over again when I saw the guilt flash across his stunning face. But I was finished running.”

“I might have been the one who’d backed her against a wall, but she was the one that had me chained.”

“I think you might be every line I’ve ever written. Interwoven in every song. There before I even knew you existed.”

“She was the forever that had been written on my heart.”

5, You’re every song I’ve written, Stars!

Slay. Slay. Slay. A.L. Jackson’s words absolutely slay me. Falling into You is an incredibly well written and consuming love story. I am overwhelmed by the love and emotion this book has brought out in me. This is the kind of love story that you just know will be a part of you long after the end….

Falling into You is the exact definition of a second chance romance. I mean it delivers in spades.

A story of devotion ✔

A story with heartache ✔

A story with redemption ✔✔ 

Falling into You hit all the marks I was looking for and I am just completely blown away. Words can not even begin to express how I’m feeling right now. I feel like a jumbled mess as I try to write words to convey my feelings….

Here’s what I can tell you about Falling into You. Falling into You is EVERYTHING. I mean, absolutely everything. I trusted A.L. Jackson with my heart and her soulful writing does not disappoint. Richard and Violet will pull you into their story instantly. These two beautiful characters are real, flawed, and yet completely perfect. Their story is one of romance and pain, heartache and secrets, devotion, and redemption. It’s a story of choices; even if they’re the right ones at the time, they’re also the ones that end up breaking your heart. It’s a story filled with unexpected moments and twists that will leave you on the edge of your seat and completely breathless.

A.L. Jackson has woven a story that has left me spellbound and utterly consumed. It has invoked a buffet of feelings and has left its mark on my soul. Falling into You is unforgettable and is easily one of my favorite reads for 2020. It is a must-read for angst and second chance romance lovers.

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

Review: A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire (Blood and Ash #2) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

A Betrayal…

Everything Poppy has ever believed in is a lie, including the man she was falling in love with. Thrust among those who see her as a symbol of a monstrous kingdom, she barely knows who she is without the veil of the Maiden. But what she does know is that nothing is as dangerous to her as him. The Dark One. The Prince of Atlantia. He wants her to fight him, and that’s one order she’s more than happy to obey. He may have taken her, but he will never have her.

A Choice…

Casteel Da’Neer is known by many names and many faces. His lies are as seductive as his touch. His truths as sensual as his bite. Poppy knows better than to trust him. He needs her alive, healthy, and whole to achieve his goals. But he’s the only way for her to get what she wants—to find her brother Ian and see for herself if he has become a soulless Ascended. Working with Casteel instead of against him presents its own risks. He still tempts her with every breath, offering up all she’s ever wanted. Casteel has plans for her. Ones that could expose her to unimaginable pleasure and unfathomable pain. Plans that will force her to look beyond everything she thought she knew about herself—about him. Plans that could bind their lives together in unexpected ways that neither kingdom is prepared for. And she’s far too reckless, too hungry, to resist the temptation.

A Secret…

But unrest has grown in Atlantia as they await the return of their Prince. Whispers of war have become stronger, and Poppy is at the very heart of it all. The King wants to use her to send a message. The Descenters want her dead. The wolven are growing more unpredictable. And as her abilities to feel pain and emotion begin to grow and strengthen, the Atlantians start to fear her. Dark secrets are at play, ones steeped in the blood-drenched sins of two kingdoms that would do anything to keep the truth hidden. But when the earth begins to shake, and the skies start to bleed, it may already be too late.

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MY REVIEW

“The Dark One wasn’t someone most would dare to anger.”

“And that was another lie, another fact exposed to everyone who stood here now. I immediately knew yet another truth.”

“Let me help you replace the fear and helplessness. I can erase it. I promise.” “Let me be enough, at least for tonight.”

“I chose him because he made me feel like I was something other than the Maiden, and he saw me when no one else ever really did. He made me feel alive. He valued me for who I am and didn’t try to control me. And then it all seemed like a lie once I realized the truth of who he was and why he was a part of my life.”

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire picks up right where From Blood and Ash left off and left me utterly glued to the pages. Immediately we are thrust back into the story of Casteel and Poppy. Everything Poppy thought she knew was a lie and Casteel proves to be someone other than he seems. In spite of everything, Poppy and Casteel can not fight the pull they feel towards one another. Casteel’s plans for Poppy have changed and it will take a miracle to get Poppy on board. Will Poppy be able to trust Casteel’s motives? Will Poppy and Casteel give in to their feelings and make a real go of it? Will Casteel make his way home before all is lost? There’s only one way to find out….

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire delivered everything that I was hoping for in a follow to From Blood and Ash. Jennifer Armentrout has once again knocked out of the park with her fascinating characters and an intriguing plot. Her world-building with this series is off the charts and has me desperate to learn more about the lands and people that inhabit this area. The characters are real, flawed, and easy to connect with. Every single one of them adds to the story and keeps you coming back for more.

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire is gripping, engaging, and will leave you on the edge of your seat. There’s romance and secrets. Betrayal and oh, so many questions. Truths will be questioned and loyalties will be tested. War is coming and it’s only a matter of time before you have to make the choice as to which side you are on. And romance….OMG! The romance. It is oh, so sweet and was exactly what I needed to take my mind off the more nerve-wracking parts. If I thought I was in love with Poppy and Casteel before, they both took it up a notch in this book!

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire delivered on all fronts and was exactly the read I was looking for. Jennifer Armentrout has given us a fresh and exciting fantasy world with characters I can’t get enough of and an ending that will leave readers talking for quite some time. Once again, I have a million and one questions that I need to be answered asap!! One thing is for sure, I will be dying to get my hands on the next book and seeing how everything will come together in the end. And if I know Jennifer Armentrout, it’s going to be another wild, thrilling, and epic ride….

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

Review: Wild Highway (Runaway #2) by Devney Perry

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Release Date: June 23rd

Gemma Lane built an empire. Not a small feat, considering her home as a teenager was a makeshift tent in a California junkyard. She’s dedicated her life to turning pennies into millions. She has power, fortune and prestige.

And she’s leaving it all behind.

Gemma is headed across the country in her best friend’s Cadillac when a detour in Montana reunites her with old acquaintances and a man who hasn’t changed. Easton Greer challenges her every word and tests her every limit because he doesn’t believe she’s really abandoned her riches. She ignores his snide remarks and muttered censure—until the day she’s ready to return to the wild highway, and Easton taunts her to stay.

She’ll prove to him she’s not just running back to her wealthy life, that she’s more than her money. She’ll unlock her guarded heart and hope that this time around, he’ll treasure the key.

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MY REVIEW

Devney Perry has knocked it out of the park with Wild Highway. When I think of second chance romances, I think of romance, angst and heartache. Wild Highway hit all those marks and took me on a journey I never saw coming…

Wild Highway is the second book in the Runaway Series and it follows the story of Gemma and Easton. From the moment you meet these two characters, you will be utterly consumed by them. I mean, you might as well cancel all of your plans for the day, because you’re going to want to just devour their story.

Gemma’s life has never been easy. Her home life was toxic and it forced her to leave home at a young age. Ever since she left home, she’s fought and worked hard for everything in her life. She’s tried to make something of herself and tried to find her place in the world. But, no matter what Gemma does, she always feels like she’s spinning her wheels. She’s never truly found her place, so when the opportunity to take a road trip to California presents itself, Gemma can’t turn it down. What started off as a road trip to clear her mind, ends up with a detour that turns her life completely upside down……

Wild Highway is literally everything that I could want and need in a second chance romance. The characters are real, flawed and filled to the brim with emotion. They are easy to relate to and the more you spend time with them, the more you want to see their story come together. Gemma & Easton had me hooked from the very first page. The chemistry between them was scorching and impossible to miss. They had the enemies to lovers vibe going and when you add their past to it, it only made things more intense. Gemma was strong and fierce. She had been through so much and just wanted to find her place in the world. And while Easton appears to be this gruff, broody man, there is more to him than meets the eyes. He’s got the weight of the world on his shoulders. He’s got major feelings for Gemma, but is afraid of letting her get close again. I loved watching these two try to figure things out and see if they could find their way back to one another again.

Wild Highway consumed me. It filled me with so many emotions and I couldn’t help but devour this book. Gemma and Easton were a force to be reckoned with. Their story proved to be everything that I wanted and wished for. It’s the kind of story that knocks you off of your feet and will keep you begging for more. It’s a story filled with love, angst and heartache. It’s a story of forgiveness and hope. It’s a story that will leave you with so many feels and the biggest smile on your face.

Wild Highway was a fantastic read from beginning to end and I just loved every single second of it. I am completely in love with the Runaway Series and can not wait to see what journey this author will take my heart on next!

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

EXCERPT

I opened the door, a smile still on my face, and collided, headfirst, with a wall of muscle.
“Oh, sorry.” I looked up and my heart stopped.
The smell of leather and aftershave filled my nose. I looked up to see a pair of dark brown eyes hooded by long, onyx lashes. I took in the straight nose, the sharp jaw and strong chin. My gaze dropped to the full lips I’d tasted once, on a night eleven years ago.
I’d never seen a face as symmetrical and so beautifully masculine as Easton Greer’s.
Even when he scowled, like he was now, it was a wonder.
He’d gotten even more handsome. How was that possible? He’d transformed from a young man to just a man, man. Rugged and rough and sexy.
“Gemma.” My name came out as a growl in his deep voice and I tore my gaze away from his mouth, taking a step back.
“Hi,” I breathed, the air heavy and thick.
He took a step away, then another, his glare unwavering.
Easton cast his scowl over his shoulder and spotted the Cadillac. “That yours?”
“Yes.”
“You’re staying here.” Not a question. An accusation. If he had it his way, I’d be uninvited.
I lifted my chin. “Yes, I came to see Katherine.”
His jaw ticked. “I thought we’d gotten rid of you years ago.”
Ouch. I guess he was still pissed about that whole sex in his room and waking up to find me gone.
But, good or bad, he hadn’t forgotten me.

Release Blitz with Review: Love The One You Hate by R.S. Grey

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R.S. Grey’s new standalone romance, Love the One You Hate is out now! Check it out and grab your copy today!

About Love the One You Hate (OUT NOW!)

Nicholas Hunt is the man I hate.

For good reason.

His opinion of me is tainted by prejudice even before my arrival at his grandmother’s estate, and my first impression of him is just as abysmal.

His arrogance and icy demeanor make it clear that he’s the type of man who’s best handled at a distance.

Fortunately, space shouldn’t be an issue inside this Gilded Age mansion and its lush gardens. If I stick with the servants and he keeps to his sailboat and vintage Porsche, we should hardly cross paths at all. Unfortunately, at Rosethorn, I find that all roads eventually lead to Nicholas Hunt.

Sparks fly as we spar at the dinner table. Fighting words are flung in the shadows of the palatial halls.

We hang suspended in our hatred of one another, painfully oblivious to the heat and tension that build with every moment we’re left alone. We’re liable to kill one another, I think…right up until my eyes land on his lips and a new feeling grips hold of me: lust.

What’s worse?

He knows it.

They say you should keep your enemies close, but when Nicholas tightens his grip on my waist and draws me near, I’m not sure if it’s out of loathing or love.

One thing’s for sure—I intend to find out.

MY REVIEW

“Touching Maren feels like that, like I’m defiling an angel, kissing my way straight to hell.”

R.S. Grey has done it again!! I fell totally, completely, absolutely head over heels for Nicholas and Maren. Love the One You Hate is definitely a favorite read of mine for 2020!

Love the One You Hate follows the story of Maren and Nicholas. When we first meet up with Maren, she is down on her luck. She’s working a thankless job where she has been accused of things due to her past. Maren’s life has been anything but easy, but she doesn’t let her past get her down and does the best that she can. Maren’s luck begins to change when she meets Cornelia. Cornelia has a proposition for Maren that seems too good to be true, but Maren would be stupid to turn down. As Maren spends time with Cornelia, she not only finds happiness, but discovers things about herself that she never expected. All is going well, until Cornelia’s grandson comes into the picture. Nicholas is arrogant and rude. He thinks he’s got Maren all figured out, but he couldn’t be further from the truth. The tension between Nicholas & Maren is sky high as sparks fly with every encounter and Nicholas & Maren will leave you hanging on every word, waiting to see what would happen next…..

Love the One You Hate is the kind of book that once you start, you won’t be able to put it down. Maren is such a likable character. Her character grows and blossoms so much. I loved seeing her transform and figure out what she wants out of this thing called life. And then we have Nicholas. In the beginning, he was rude and standoffish. He gave Mr. Darcy a run for his money. Yes, he had his reasons for the way he was. He wanted what was best for Cornelia and was afraid of people taking advantage of her. And let’s just say he made this story definitely rock a Pride and Prejudice vibe. Together these two had a lot of tension and brilliant chemistry. I loved the slow burning romance romance between them and the push & pull left me begging for more. I honestly couldn’t get enough of their story and couldn’t wait to see how things would play out.

Love the One You Hate is a fantastic read from beginning to end. Nicholas & Maren will have you falling head of heels in love with their story. Cornelia is a force to be reckoned with and is hands down, one of my favorite secondary characters. She’s real, honest and is the kind of woman that everyone needs in their lives. Love the One You Hate is a story of romance, angst and self discovery. And I loved every single second of it…..

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

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R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels. She lives in Texas with her husband and daughter, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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Blog Tour with Review: Madam Temptress (The Magnolia Duet #2) by Meghan March

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Madam Temptress Blog Tour

Release Date: April 14, 2020

From New York Times bestselling author Meghan March comes the stunning conclusion to the highly-anticipated Magnolia Duet.

I didn’t choose this path. No one would.

I played the cards I was dealt.

This life made me. This city made me.

I won’t apologize for who I’ve become.

Moses wouldn’t have me any other way.

He says he wants forever, and I’m starting to believe him.

But I can’t outrun my past, and my sins are catching up with me.

If it’s time to atone, I’ll gladly pay my penance.

We might be getting our second chance, but we have to make it out alive first.

Madam Temptress is the conclusion of the Magnolia Duet and should be read after Creole Kingpin.

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MY REVIEW

“You decide what kind of life you want, and I’ll figure out how to give it to you.”

“I don’t know what the fuck we’re going to have to go through to get to the other side, but there’s no way in hell I’m going to lose the paradise I’ve found. I will fight for this. For us. For our future. Come hell or high water, I’m never letting her go.”

Madam Temptress picks up right where Creole Kingpin left off and answers all of your burning questions. Madam Temptress leaves no stone unturned and is going to take you on one thrilling ride. This story is epic and is going to sweep you off your feet. It is hands down some of Meghan March’s best writing and is going to leave you on your toes and have you gasping for more.

Madam Temptress is everything I wanted, needed and was looking for in the conclusion of the Magnolia Duet. I devoured this book and did not want to put it down. I got completely swept up in Magnolia and Moses story. Magnolia is just as tough as ever and will not stop until she finds out who is after her. And Moses…Moses is a force to be reckoned with. He’s made mistakes. He’s told lies. He will do anything to keep Magnolia safe and will stop at nothing to uncover the truth.

Madam Temptress the thrilling and epic conclusion to this duet. This story delivered and hit every single mark. I loved the romance and drama. I loved all of the unexpected twists and turns. I loved the moments that had me holding my breath and left me hanging on the edge of my seat. This heart-pounding story will leave you devouring each and every word..

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

About the author:

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: From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Captivating and action-packed, From Blood and Ash is a sexy, addictive, and unexpected fantasy perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Laura Thalassa.

A Maiden…

Chosen from birth to usher in a new era, Poppy’s life has never been her own. The life of the Maiden is solitary. Never to be touched. Never to be looked upon. Never to be spoken to. Never to experience pleasure. Waiting for the day of her Ascension, she would rather be with the guards, fighting back the evil that took her family, than preparing to be found worthy by the gods. But the choice has never been hers.

A Duty…

The entire kingdom’s future rests on Poppy’s shoulders, something she’s not even quite sure she wants for herself. Because a Maiden has a heart. And a soul. And longing. And when Hawke, a golden-eyed guard honor bound to ensure her Ascension, enters her life, destiny and duty become tangled with desire and need. He incites her anger, makes her question everything she believes in, and tempts her with the forbidden.

A Kingdom…

Forsaken by the gods and feared by mortals, a fallen kingdom is rising once more, determined to take back what they believe is theirs through violence and vengeance. And as the shadow of those cursed draws closer, the line between what is forbidden and what is right becomes blurred. Poppy is not only on the verge of losing her heart and being found unworthy by the gods, but also her life when every blood-soaked thread that holds her world together begins to unravel.

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MY REVIEW

“From Blood And Ash We Shall Rise.”

“I don’t care what you are.” “I care about who you are.”

“Some truths do nothing but destroy and decay what they do no obliterate. Truths do not always set one free. Only a fool who has spent their entire life being fed lies believes that.”

Poppy’s life has never been her own. As a maiden, she lives her life mostly in solitude waiting for the day that she will ascend. Unlike most maiden’s Poppy would rather spend her days training and learning to fight, then trying to be worthy of the “gods”. If only she was allowed to think or make decisions for herself….Hawke has sworn his life to protect the maiden as her royal guard. He drives Poppy crazy and makes her question everything she ever thought she knew….

From Blood and Ash is a refreshing and exciting new story from author Jennifer Armentrout. This book blends all the themes of fantasy and paranormal romance and brings forth an unforgettable tale of romance and betrayal…

From Blood and Ash captivated me from the very first page. Author Jennifer Armerntrout created a world and characters that I just couldn’t get enough of. From the moment I was introduced to Poppy, I was desperate to learn more about her story. Her life seemed so perfect, like she was being tasked with this incredible honor. But, as you dive deeper into the story, truths will be exposed and you will see that Poppy’s life is anything but perfect. And when Hawke comes into the picture, all bets are off. Hawke is everything that is forbidden to Poppy, but no matter how much she knows she should stay away, she can’t fight the pull. Hawke and Poppy had some pretty incredible chemistry and I loved watching the two of them together. Even though nothing is what is seems, and my heart was all tangled up in knots, I still found myself waiting with baited breath to see what would happen next.

My immediate thoughts after finishing this book is “What in the world did I just read?” and “I desperately need more.” From Blood and Ash is fresh and exciting and will leave you begging for more. This story has some amazing world building and I loved all of the fantasy elements. Even if you are not a fantasy reader, I promise this as story that you can get behind and just devour. From action and danger, to romance and intrigue, to exciting twists and turns, From Blood and Ash left me on the edge of my seat and had my heart racing.

Jennifer Armentrout totally knocked it out of the park with this book and as the story comes to an end, I’m left with a ton of questions and I can not wait to have them all answered….

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