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Review: Cream of the Crop (Hudson Valley #2) by Alice Clayton

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Manhattan’s It Girl, Natalie Grayson, has it all: she’s a hot exec at a leading advertising firm, known industry-wide for her challenging and edgy campaigns. She’s got a large circle of friends, a family that loves her dearly, and her dance card is always full with handsome eligible bachelors. What else could a modern gal-about-town wish for? The answer, of course, is…cheese.

Natalie’s favorite part of each week is spending Saturday morning at the Union Square Farmer’s Market, where she indulges her love of all things triple cream. Her favorite booth also indulges her love of all things handsome. Oscar Mendoza, owner of the Bailey Falls Creamery and purveyor of the finest artisanal cheeses the Hudson Valley has to offer, is tall, dark, mysterious, and a bit oblivious. Or so she thinks. But that doesn’t stop Natalie from fantasizing about the size of his, ahem, milk can.

Romance is churning, passion is burning, and something incredible is rising to the top. Could it be…love?

My Review

Told from dual points of view, Cream of the Crop follows the story of Oscar and Natalie. It is the second book in the Hudson Valley series, but can be read as a stand-alone.

Cream of the Crop was exactly what I expected from Alice Clayton. It was fun, and entertaining. It made me laugh and fall in love all at the same time. I adored Natalie from the very beginning. She was confident and strong. She loved life and wasn’t afraid to indulge in the things that made her happy….especially when it comes to cheese. Oscar is the sexy cheese man. He’s noticed Natalie from her weekly visits and looks forward to their encounters. These two couldn’t be more different, but you know the saying: opposites attract, and in this case it totally does.

Cream of the Crop is smart, funny and entertaining. It’s full of laughs, romance and swoon-worthy moments. The chemistry between Natalie and Oscar is instant and it was a joy watching these two try to figure things out. And, I loved that it was light on the drama and just a good old fashioned enjoyable read. I think Cream of the Crop would be perfect for summer reading!

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


Review: One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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From the author of Maybe in Another Life—named a PeopleMagazine pick and a “Best Book of the Summer” by Glamour andUSA TODAY—comes a breathtaking new love story about a woman unexpectedly forced to choose between the husband she has long thought dead and the fiancé who has finally brought her back to life.

In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown in Massachusetts. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure.

On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever.

Emma quits her job and moves home in an effort to put her life back together. Years later, now in her thirties, Emma runs into an old friend, Sam, and finds herself falling in love again. When Emma and Sam get engaged, it feels like Emma’s second chance at happiness.

That is, until Jesse is found. He’s alive, and he’s been trying all these years to come home to her. With a husband and a fiancé, Emma has to now figure out who she is and what she wants, while trying to protect the ones she loves.

Who is her one true love? What does it mean to love truly?

Emma knows she has to listen to her heart. She’s just not sure what it’s saying.

My Review

“There is nothing more romantic than this. Holding the very person that you thought you lost, and knowing that you’ll never lose them again. I don’t think that true love means your only love. I think true love means loving truly. Loving purely. Loving wholly.”

Beautiful. Well written. Utterly captivating. These are just a few words to describe this amazing book. One True Loves, takes you an incredible journey. One that I know I will never forget. This is one of those books that simple words can not do justice. It’s one of those that the writing will just speak for itself….

From the moment you pick up this book, you will be spellbound. You will not be able to put it down. You will find yourself just absorbing every word, every sentence, every moment. You won’t be able to read the pages fast enough. The story is just one of those that will captivate you the whole time. A story that will pull at your heart and have you wondering what would you do if you were in this situation. A story that will have you questioning and wondering the very meaning of true love.

I loved everything about One True Loves, from start to finish. The writing is amazing and the characters are incredibly well- written. This is my first book by this author and I can not wait to read more from her in the future.

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

Review: Appealed (The Legal Briefs #3) by Emma Chase


The New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled books returns with the third romance in the Legal Briefs series, a collection of sexy novels about first crushes, second chances, and the final verdict of the heart.

When Brent Mason looks at Kennedy Randolph, he doesn’t see the awkward, sweet girl who grew up next door. He sees a self-assured, stunning woman…who wants to crush the most intimate—and prized—parts of his anatomy beneath the heels of her Louboutins.

When Kennedy looks at Brent, all she sees is the selfish, Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue–worthy teenager who humiliated her in high school in order to join the popular crowd. A crowd that made those years a living hell for her.

But she’s not a lovesick social outcast anymore—she’s a Washington, DC, prosecutor with a long winning streak. Brent is the opposing attorney in her next case, and Kennedy thinks it’s time to put him through a little hell of his own.

But things aren’t exactly working out the way she planned. Brent has his sights set on Kennedy, and every fiery exchange only makes him want her more—and makes her wonder if he’s as passionate in the bedroom as he is in the courtroom. In the end, they may just find themselves in love…or in contempt of court.

My Review

“I want to figure her out, to learn every part of her–the soft curves, the sharp edges, the dark, shadowy corners she tries so hard to hide. I want to break down her doors, climb her ivory tower. I want to slay all her ducking dragons. She probably won’t appreciate it at first–but eventually she’ll come around. It’ll be great.”

Appealed is the third book in the Legal Briefs series, and while it can be read as a stand-alone, I do recommend that you check out the other books in this series for full enjoyment.

One the things that I loved the most about this book, was that it was all from Brent’s point of view. I loved getting to be inside Brent’s head, and let me tell you, his head was quiet a mess. Brent was one of those guys who loved living the single life and never really had his sights set on settling down…that is until Kennedy comes back into the picture. Kennedy was the one. The girl he always wanted, but thought broke his heart. Only, Kennedy is nothing like the girl he remembers. Kennedy is all grown up and wants to make Brent’s life a living hell. Sounds easy enough right? Kennedy however, was no way prepared for the connection and chemistry that she and Brent would have. The more time these two spend together, the harder it is to fight what fate is throwing at them. Will Brent and Kennedy be able to move on from the past? What will happen when the two of them can no longer fight the fire that is growing between the two of them? You’ll just have to read to find out!

Appealed was a quick and easy read for me. It is an exciting story about first love and a second chance at romance with a little court drama thrown in between. I was pulled into Brent and Kennedy’s story from the very beginning and devoured this book in one sitting. I couldn’t get enough of Brent and Kennedy together. I loved the chemistry and connection that they shared. Their banter was incredible. They both gave just as good as they got and I couldn’t wait to hear what they would say next. Their story was smart, sexy, hilarious at times and overall, just really entertaining. There is just so much to love about this book and it is definitely my favorite in this series.

Emma Chase has given me one incredible read. I’ve followed the Legal Brief Series from the very beginning and with each book, I have fallen more in love with the characters and this series. If you’ve been thinking about checking out this series, I highly recommend it. You will not be disappointed. What you will get is an entertaining story-line with fun characters, a little drama and a lot of sexy good romance!

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

Release Day Blitz and Review: The Consequence of Revenge (Consequence #2) by Rachel Van Dyken

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After losing his best friend to another guy, the notoriously
too-confident Max Emory suddenly feels lost. He may have devastatingly good
looks, an abundance of charm, and a claim to one of the biggest hotel empires
around, but he has no ambition anymore. So when his fed-up friends decide
they’ve had enough of his moping, they sign him up to be the next bachelor on
the reality series Love Island. And between his pride and his forged signature
on an ironclad contract, Max just can’t say no.

Now he’s stranded in paradise with twenty-four women, oneterrifying goat, and Becca, the breathtaking barista who already turned him down back home. The closer Max gets to Becca, the more determined he becomes to win her over. As she gets to know him better, things start heating up. But is Becca really after Max’s heart—or is she after the cash prize she could claim once the cameras stop rolling?


My Review

What a great addition to the Consequence Series. I was captivated by Max ever since we met his character in The Consequence of Loving Colton. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on his story and it does not disappoint. Once I again, I found myself laughing so much, that my face hurt. But, not only is Max funny, he’s also sweet and romantic. I loved getting to see this other side of Max! I know, who knew he had it in him!!

I loved the idea of this story. It was so perfect. I mean, Max on a dating reality show! What in the world could possibly go wrong?? Max on an island with some crazy women, a scary goat and one woman who has the potential to change his game. It’s the perfect recipe for an entertaining story.

Becca was such a great addition to this story. She was the perfect match for Max. She didn’t scare easily and was definitely not afraid to go after what she wants in life. Max….just when you don’t think he could get any funnier, he proves me wrong and does. There is one particular scene in the beginning where he has to go to the doctors office to get cleared for the show, and lets just say, I’ll never look at doctors visits the same again.

There were so many funny moments, I wish I could share them all with you, but this one with Reid really stuck out with me: “There’s always gummy bears.” “Dun-dun-dun…”Reid sang from his bed, lifting his arms into the air like he was directing an orchestra. “I can still taste them. It’s the red bears that are the worst, they have more bark to their bite than the green ones. Holy Shit! Am I going to hate Christmas now? All because of the red and green?” The lead up to this quote is just hilarious! I am definitely more curious about his character now. I can’t wait until he gets his story. I know it’s going to be a good one and I really want to know what Grandma did to him. Poor guy is traumatized!

I loved everything about this book. It made me laugh, shake my head, smile and swoon. There were so many great moments in this story and I really enjoyed every second of it. The Consequence of Revenge was such an entertaining read. I love the characters that Rachel Van Dyken creates and love getting lost in her stories!

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


“And . . .” She held up her hand like she was doing a damn countdown! “You’re kind of, like . . .” She leaned forward and whispered, “A bit . . .” Her eyes teased. “Metro.”

“As in . . . ,” I baited her. 

“Feminine,” she snapped. “Yup, that’s the word. And Max, I mean that in the nicest way possible.”

“You mean . . .” I licked my lips, then slapped the water. “In the kindest way you can possibly say it, ‘Oh, look, Max has boobs’? Or you mean it in the way that says I lack the proper sexual magnetism to get your engine going?”

Becca rolled her eyes. “Hey, I didn’t come here to fight. I was just going to go over our date for tomorrow without the watchful eyes of Big Brother.”

“Hmm.” She was looking down at her feet. So I did what any desperate man who’d just been insulted in the worst way possible would do. I grabbed her feet, dragged her into the water, creating a huge splash, and then, when her head popped up for air, I gave her something else.

My tongue.

Kissing Becca could become a very nice, very addicting . . . pastime. Her lips were soft, pliant, but her hands were beating against my chest. Ah, classic move. Listen up, men: women fight us because they’re expected to. They have to put up the fight so they don’t come off as easy. So the next time a girl hits you in the chest, go with it, kiss her harder. It just means she wants more, especially when her chest is heaving and her tongue is doing . . . that. Yeah, exactly. Oh. Hell. Damn. Kill me now. When her tongue is doing that? Becca’s tongue pushed against mine and then she sucked.

I felt said sucking all the way through my body.

When she stopped fighting me, I wrapped my arms around her neck, pulling her as close against me as I could, and then pulled away.

Her eyes furrowed with confusion as she tried to lean forward.

I pulled back again, and swam her over to the ladder.

“Thanks, Becca,” I whispered. “I needed a little motivation.”


“Game on.” I helped her up and followed. “And by the way . . .” I grabbed her hands and moved her flat palms from my chest all the way down to my waist. “I’m anything but feminine. Have a good night.” As I walked away, I did what any sane man would do. I paused so she could get her fill and realize that yes, I was, in fact, still naked. And when I heard her gasp, I turned around and saluted her in more ways than one.

Point. Max.


Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

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Review: The Consequence of Loving Colton (Consequence #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

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theconsequencesoflovingcoltonMy name is Milo Caro and I have a confession to make.

I’ve been in love with Colton Mathews since I was five. He should have known that sharing a cookie with a sugar obsessed little monster would do the trick–it sealed his fate. So really, the fact that he’s sporting a black eye, a limp, almost got ran over by a car, and was nearly responsible for another person’s death? Right. His fault. Not mine.

I made a pact with myself–this weekend would be different. I’d come home for my brothers wedding, smile, and Colton would naturally melt into my arms, we’d get married have five kids, live in a house by the river, and get a dog named scratch (clearly I’ve thought this through).

What really happened? I punched my brother in the face, Colton kissed me and apologized, I lied about having a boyfriend, oh and everyone wants to meet the mystery man.

They say laughter always comes before insanity–ha, ha. All I wanted was my brother’s best friend…instead I’m sitting in prison.

Let this be a lesson to you all…life rarely happens the way you want it to.

Damn cookie.

My Review

I’d rather fight with you, bicker with you, every damn day of my life than having nothing at all. I’m selfish enough to want any piece of you – even if it’s the bad, the ugly, the ridiculous. So even if you hated me, I’d still die a happy man – because I’d still be on your mind.”

The Consequence of Loving Colton follows the story of Colton and Milo. Milo has been in love with Colton for as long as she can remember. The problem you ask, well besides being her brother’s best friend, he’s only ever seen Milo as a little sister. Never for the woman that she is. Now, Milo is all grown up and has come home for her brother’s wedding. She has made a pact with herself that she will get through this weekend and not let Colton effect her….yeah, right, like that’s going to happen. The minute she sees him, everything comes rushing back. Little does Milo know that Colton does have feelings for her. He was just to scared to act on them or admit that he has them. No one could be prepared for how this weekend would play out: secrets, pretend boyfriend, kisses, declarations of love, people getting punched, and what would a wedding be without an over the top, in need of sex, Grandma. What could possibly go wrong??

Oh my gosh! I loved this book. I loved every single thing about it. My face hurts from laughing so much! I haven’t had a book make me laugh like this in such a long time, especially with lines like this: “I wasn’t one of those girls who got tiny hunger pangs when it was time to eat, then took a few sips of water, burped, wiped my mouth, and announced I was full. Hell, no. Carbs. Give. Me. Carbs. Give me protein. Give me chocolate and I’ll be your best friend.”  I knew from the very first page that I was going to love this book and I did. I was a goner. I was hooked. I could not put this book down.

The Consequence of Loving Colton is one read that is not to be missed. It was a great romantic comedy. I laughed so much, it brought tears to my eyes. Not only was this book funny, but it also had just the right amount of steam and angst. The characters were so entertaining. I couldn’t get enough of them. You just never knew what was going to come out of their mouths next. And I have to say that Max and Grandma were hilarious.

This was such a great book! Definitely one of the funniest that I’ve read so far this year. It is a great friends to lovers romantic comedy. The writing is fantastic and captivating. The story will keep you hooked until the very end and trust me, with this story, there is never a dull moment. This book will make you laugh, smile, swoon, shake your head and ultimately fall in love.

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

Series Wide Sale: The Cactus Creek Series by Violet Duke is on SALE

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“A new must-read series from Violet Duke. Not only will you fall in love with the characters, you’ll fall in love with romance.” –New York Times Bestselling Author Kathleen Brooks
Cactus Creek’s most romantic eligible bachelor, new-to-town and new-to-singlehood chocolatier Luke Bradford believes in old school romance, fighting wars waged over love, and deploying his dimples whenever an impossible-to-resist woman instigates it. But for once, he’s trying not to platter up his heart to get stomped on. Luckily, he has a brand new hobby to keep him from falling:

…driving the addictively easy to incite beer-brewing beauty next door crazy.

Cactus Creek’s feisty brewmaster and town sweetheart Dani Dobson cannot believe how well that maddeningly charming man next door with all his chocolate-covered romantic idealism–the kind her heart has been shattered by before–can push all her buttons. If she’s not careful, he’ll sneak right past all her defenses. Luckily, she has her go-to hobby to keep her mind off him:

…playing her own version of cupid for everyone in town but herself.

When Dani and Luke’s inexplicable chemistry escalates their ensuing chocolate and beer feud into so much more, old wounds and new demons surface to bring them face-to-face with exactly what they’ve been protecting themselves from:

…the kind of love that can break their hearts all over again.


“Guaranteed feel-good, swoon-worthy romance!” — New York Times Bestselling Author Erin Nicholas

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Can’t Resist series, comes a fan-requested surprise addition to the USA Today bestselling Cactus Creek series.

She’s the Self-Proclaimed Wicked ‘Witch’ of the West

Fiercely independent single mom Quinn Christiansen is used to flying solo. She’s been raising her young son and figuring out how to pay his pediatric hospital bills on her own for years now. And truth is, Quinn loves the notorious reputation she’s already gained in town of having a heart too hard for any man to break. Because it is. Two carats too hard, to be exact. Courtesy of the two-carat heirloom she’d had to barter to cover her ex’s debts when he took off after she got pregnant. The day she’d promised herself never again.

So color her pissed when the universe goes and decides to make the one man in Cactus Creek not afraid of her natural ball-busting charm another gambling musician. A ridiculously handsome, wickedly gruff and gritty, pushy one at that.

He’s Everything She’s Sure She Can’t Possibly Want

Rylan Grey isn’t used to getting a woman so worked up…well, not in a bad way, at least. But somehow, his mere existence seems to annoy the guarded and gorgeous Quinn to no end. Surprising, really. A dirt-and-jeans landscaper by day with a regular gig to perform for a packed house by night, Rylan considers himself a decent guy. Sure, he’s made some gambles to get to where he’s at, but they were all of the life variety, with risks as important as the rewards, fate betting as the house, and not a single dollar in play.

While Rylan never wagers anything he’s not willing to lose—namely his heart—he’s more than ready to ante up once he sees past Quinn’s icy defenses. Quick as a firecracker, loyal to a fault, and sweet when no one’s looking, she could be his riskiest gamble yet.


“Heart-melting and guaranteed to make you laugh and cry before you finish the last page.” — New York Times Bestselling Author Sawyer Bennett

He’s a better fighter…but she has all the weapons.
After his combat injuries retire him from the military career he wasn’t ready to give up, battle-scarred Hudson Reyes now spends his new life as a movie industry fight scene and weapons specialist simply doing what he knows best: surviving.

Until he meets her. The one woman who makes him want to live again.

An antique arms authenticator with a lifetime of martial arts training, Liana Lin has made a living turning the demons of her past into the passions that fuel, and fill, her life. She’s a scrappy little thing. A sweet, angel-faced wrecking ball to his good intentions capable of making him laugh, and turning him inside out. Hell’s bells, watching her execute that wicked roundhouse kick of hers shouldn’t be a turn-on–especially not when his head is the receiving target–but hot damn, it is. She’s a fiery, unpredictable paradox who wears her heart on her sleeve, despite the wounds he knows she has hidden as deeply as he hides his own.

Even though she’s everything he’s told himself he can’t have, Hudson can’t help but want her. Sure as sin, if one woman could sneak past the barbed wires he’s wrapped around his heart, it’d be Lia.

Now if only they could stop sparring long enough to find out…


He may very well be the perfect ex…

Isaac McKnight has had enough loss in his life to know never to take anything for granted. So when the perfectly-imperfect-woman-for-him puts an end to their relationship out of the blue, it’s Isaac that makes sure they remain friends. Now a year later, whether it’s at his gym or her brewpub, or the dog park they visit every weekend–though neither of them own a dog–he and Xoey are steadily getting sucked deeper into buddy-zone galaxy, with its dangerous proximity to watch-me-settle-down-with-someone-else abyss. It’s a reality he’s resigned himself to. That is…until one drunken confession changes everything.

But she’s looking for the perfect oh…

For Xoey Montenegro, history has taught her that sometimes, it’s Prince Charming who vanishes without a trace. And fairytale love? Highly overrated. Heck, give her a real and perfect ‘oh’ over that fantasy any day. So as far as rock-solid tequila-fueled plans for her love life go, coming up with a match-finding formula based on the qualities of the men responsible for her three most epic ohs seems brilliant. Except for the fact that one-third of her genius little man-quation is all about her friend Isaac. Actually, more than a third if Xoey were being honest with herself–which she’s not. Because full honesty would require thinking not just about how perfect Isaac really is, but also about how perfect the fourth epic oh she’s kept buried deep in her past once was.

An easy enough thing to keep ignoring…until her past isn’t past tense anymore.

NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Violet Duke is a
former professor of English Education who is ecstatic to now be on the other
side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romance novels. Her NYT and
USA Today bestselling books have been Top 10 bestsellers across the major
eretailers both in the US and internationally. When she’s not writing or
feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, Violet enjoys tackling reno projects
with her power tools, trying pretty much anything without reading the
directions first, and cooking ‘special edition’ dishes that laugh in the face
of recipes. A born and raised island girl, she spends her days getting into
creatively fun trouble in Hawai’i alongside her two cute kids (daughter Violet
& son Duke) and similarly adorable husband.
Find the latest on her books and fan giveaways at

Review: A is for Alpha Male & Secret Alpha by Laurel Ulen Curtis

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I’m Haley Whitfield, and I recently had the ingenious idea to enlist my mother, Allison, as my kick*ss sidekick and set out on a road trip.

This road trip wasn’t to be just any road trip, but a very special one indeed. An adventure with an acutely specific purpose– to find our other halves. The peanut butter to our jelly. The i to our Phone. The stripper to our pole.

If our romantic desires were a personal ad, they would read something like this.

** Two sassy women (Ages twenty-seven and forty-nine respectively–Ouch. Okay, ages twenty-seven and thirty–with nineteen years experience— respectively) seeking Alpha Males to love us with zeal and kiss us with skill. Gorgeous face and sexy, tattooed, hard body a must. If you aren’t a dangerous bad*ss with the x-rated skills and virility to match, don’t bother. Must be willing to protect us from danger, value our quirkiness, and keep your mouth shut when said quirkiness is what leads to said danger. Momma’s boys named Dan Smith need not apply.**

I know. It’s a bit wordy. In fact, it would probably cost a fortune. Luckily, we’re not ready for the personal ad. We’re not that desperate…yet.

This is my story.

Warning: Some explicit language and sexual content.


My Review 

It’s not some specific quality the guy has. It’s that he wants to be all of those things for that specific woman. He wants to be whatever she needs him to be, and he’ll challenge, take on, and defeat any obstacle that gets in his way in order to do it.” 

A is for Alpha Male was such a great read. I fell in love with the writing and the characters instantly. I loved the idea of a mother daughter road trip. The story-line follows Haley and her mother Allie as the go on a road trip in search of a Kristen Ashley alpha male. The Kristen Ashley references alone had me sold. While the women are on their trip, they compile a list of their dream man and the qualities he has to have. Dan Smith was a great addition to the story. I really liked him right away. He didn’t mind Haley’s sassy mouth or how overly dramatic she was. I figured out the twist with Dan Smith pretty quickly, but it was still very enjoyable watching how it all played out.

Overall, A is for Alpha Male was a quick, but fun read for me. This book had me laughing so many times. I loved the banter between all the characters and I adored the relationship with Haley and her mom. This story was light on the drama, humorous, had me shaking my head and rolling my eyes (but in a good way) and it definitely had some great swoon worthy moments. A is for Alpha Male is very entertaining and there definitely isn’t a dull moment. I’m really glad that I checked this one out.

*I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*


I’m Dan Smith, and I’m currently living two lives. Maybe even three if you really look into it. Haley, Allison, Hunter, Wade, Sergio, and Isla all exist in one or more of them somehow.

Am I a supporting role in their stories, or are they merely characters in mine? You decide.

Haley told her story. Now I’ll tell mine.

She said. He said.

This is my story.

Warning: Some explicit language and sexual content.
Note: This IS a full length novel at ~75,700 words. It is just slightly longer than A is for Alpha Male.

 My Review 

I am just going to keep this review short and sweet. Secret Alpha is the companion novel to A is for Alpha Male. This is A is for Alpha male told from Dan’s point of view. I’m usually not a big fan of a direct retelling of a story, but I think this one worked out pretty well. I liked getting to know more about Dan and how he ended up where he is. You learn more about his job and why he had to tell all the lies that he did. I loved getting to see his side of the story once he meets up with Haley. I felt like I really understood his character more. Overall, I really enjoyed Dan’s story and I’m looking forward to checking out the next book in this series.

*I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*