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Review: A Stormy and Sultry Sea (Witches of the Island #2) by Katie McGarry

A witch and a Fae aren’t supposed to fall in love, nonetheless be soulmates…

New witch and midwife Cassie Strega helped a human mother through the tumultuous birth of the queen of the demons, and now Cassie and the baby have been kidnapped by one of the four demon princes fighting each other to lay claim to their new queen. Cassie hopes she can appeal to the human side of the child in order to save humanity, but as the child feeds upon her soul, Cassie must also battle the four demon-prince-uncles who intend for the infant to fulfill her dark destiny.

The love of Cassie’s life, the sultry Fae warrior and heir to the Fae kingdom, Orion, is still searching for the Fae queen he’s been tasked to find, but he is also desperate to save Cassie from his archenemies. He is torn between his heart and his duty, but if he doesn’t save Cassie by Beltane, the blood bond that connects Cassie to Orion will forever be severed and she will be marked as an enemy to the Fae—one he is sworn by oath to kill.

Fate was cruel when it linked Cassie and Orion together. Their attraction to each other is undeniable, their love assured, but these fated lovers are doomed by a curse that threatens to keep them apart. Every touch during every shared dream, every kiss during every cherished moment together is driving them closer to what will either be a victory of humanity or an end no mortal will be able to survive. Will love, in the end, truly conquer all or will it destroy them all?

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“You know my heart. You and I are connected. Beyond space, beyond time. You are the heart that beats in my chest. My role in the universe’s plan is to save you. Our relationship is not a curse. We’re fate.”

“I leave if she tells me to leave. I stay if she tells me to stay. I hold her when she doesn’t want to be alone. I fight for her when she is in danger. I am at her mercy. I am her husband. That is the amans oath I made to her, whether she remembers it or not.”

“I now understood how fully he was mine, and we were meant to be together. There was no together forever. Forever didn’t exist. Forever implied time, and Orion and I–we defied time. We defied space. We defied all.”

A Stormy and Sultry Sea picks up right where A Wicked and Beautiful Garden left off and completely hits the ground running. When we meet up with Cassie and Wren, they are dealing with the fallout of not only the baby Cassie delivered, but also being kidnapped. You see, the demon princes want the baby Cassie helped delivered, as they believe her to be their queen. But, Cassie made a promise to the baby’s mother; that she would protect this innocent life. Cassie hopes that maybe just maybe she can appeal to the baby’s human side and change the destiny that has been foreseen…Meanwhile, the love of Cassie’s life, Orion is riddled with worry and is desperate to find Cassie. While he might be torn between his duty and his love for Cassie, there is anything he wouldn’t do for the woman he loves….

My heart is still racing after finishing A Stormy and Sultry Sea. Once again, I was easily swept up in Cassie and Orion’s story. Their struggles so real and palpable. Both of them wanting to do the right thing and wanting to change fate. They endured obstacle after obstacle this time around and their faith and devotion towards one another never waned. I loved seeing this power couple together. You know that they are destined for great things and are just left on the edge of your seat wondering what would happen next.

There is sooooo much I’d love to tell you, but you’re just going to have to pick this one up and read it for yourself. Here’s what I can tell you. A Stormy and Sultry Sea is the perfect second book to this trilogy. It bridges the gap from book one and leaves you breathless waiting for what you know will be an epic conclusion. This story is filled with friendship and romance. It’s filled with love and fate. It’s filled with hope, action, and suspense. It has magic and quite a few unexpected twists and turns. If there’s one thing this story has taught me, it’s that not everything is how it seems…

Katie McGarry has delivered an unforgettable, thrilling yet romantic story that sucked me in from the first page and has left me dying for more. One thing is for certain I am absolutely hooked on this story and can not wait to see how it will all come together in the end…

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

Review: Decisions We Make After Midnight by Rachel Higginson

Lola Ellis has a picture-perfect life. Until she doesn’t.

Successful, engaged to the man of her dreams, and focused. Until suddenly she’s questioning her position in the family company, her fiancé’s fidelity, and everything she thought she knew about life.

On her way to Florida to open a new branch of the family business and meet her fiancé Owen, she unexpectedly detours to visit her best friend in Durham, North Carolina. What was meant to be a week of rest and relaxation as she gets her mind right stretches into a permanent TBD. She can’t face the future waiting for her in Destin, Florida. And the longer she stays in Durham, the less she wants to.

Will English is an uptight, arrogant bartender who keeps scaring away waitresses. Too busy micromanaging his co-owning siblings, his patience is thin when it comes to the rest of the business. When Lola takes a job at his bar to fill her time while she decides what to do about the mess her life has suddenly become, he decides not to engage with the clearly underqualified new waitress. She’s clumsy, clueless, and costing him too much money every time she gives away another round of drinks because she’s messed up again. And yet… there’s something about her that keeps him from dismissing her.

Together, after the bar closes every night, they forge a friendship that doesn’t fit into either of their lives. Lola’s stay in Durham is only temporary. And Will’s roots in the city are deeply established. A relationship doesn’t make sense. But sometime after midnight one night… they decide they don’t care.  

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“All I wanted to do was hold his again. And again. And maybe keep holding it until my world was right side up again. Because somehow, I knew, I just knew, that he would be the one to help me get everything in order again if I let him.”

“It was like I’d been frolicking along this sidewalk of easy and fun, totally carefree. And then this black hole had just opened in front of me, and I’d fallen in without missing a step. Suddenly I was swallowed whole by emotions that were so much bigger. So much grater than I was ready for.”

Decisions We Make After Midnight is the exciting new release from author Rachel Higginson. I don’t know about you guys, but I have been anxiously waiting for something new from this author, and she does not disappoint!

Set in Durham, North Carolina, Decisions We Make After Midnight follows the story of Lola and Will. Lola lived the picture perfect life until one day it all came crashing down. Now she finds herself questioning her family’s motives and her life decisions. Unsure of her next move, Lola seeks refuge with her bestie in North Carolina. Lola had hoped that her last minute detour would provide her with some much needed clarity and a handle on her future. But what Lola hadn’t planned on was Will….

Decisions We Make After Midnight pulled me in from the very first page. I felt an instant connection with Lola and was excited to see where her story would go. You see, when we first meet up with Lola, she’s in a bit of a personal crisis. Her life has been turned upside down and the only thing she knows is that she needs time before making any big decisions. Her trip to North Carolina ended up being more than just a soul searching journey for her and I enjoyed every moment of it. Lola grew a lot as a character and learned to stand up for herself, but to live the life she wants to live. I enjoyed her banter with Will and how she didn’t put up with his broodiness. Speaking of Will, I knew he was going to be amazing right from the get go. He was broody and seemed like one mean dude. But there was so much more to him than meets the eye. Will has a heart of gold, he just need the right person to bring it out.

The tension and banter between Will and Lola was off the charts. I loved how they took things slow and really got to know one another. I appreciated how Will didn’t try to rush Lola into anything or make any life altering decisions. They met at the absolute wrong time in Lola’s life, but I loved how Will opened her eyes to a world of possibilities and made her see didn’t need perfect to live a happily life. Will and Lola were an undeniable force and I was definitely rooting for them to get their happily ever after.

The Decisions We Make After Midnight is an enjoyable read from beginning to end. Will and Lola captivated my heart from page one and I couldn’t help but devour their story. The Decisions We Make After Midnight is well written and entertaining. It’s filled with love and second chances. It’s got a sweet, slow burning romance. It’s got just the right amount of drama. And is a story of finding oneself, learning to stand up for yourself, and recognizing real love when you find it. I fell in love with every aspect of this story and am so excited to dive further into this series. This book checked off all of my boxes and all I can say is “Give Me More!!”.

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

Review: Fated Hearts by Kelly Elliott

It was only meant to be a short trip—up to Chicago for two days and then back to Texas. At least, that was the plan until a massive snowstorm leaves me trapped in Chicago at a local hotel with no definite timeframe of when I can go back home. If that wasn’t a crazy-enough turn of events—I wake up to a beautiful princess standing in my hotel room.

She was definitely a sight to behold, but she’s not the least bit thrilled to see me—think Momma Bear finding Goldilocks lying in her bed type of annoyance.

You see, my princess turned out to be a tired and angry traveler who had been double-booked…in my hotel room. With no rooms left anywhere in the city, we are forced to bunk together to ride out the storm. Now all that’s left to determine is will we survive each other.

After a rocky start and some much-needed rest, Analise and I soon forge a friendship that turns into a no-strings-attached fling.

When the fairytale we got lost in melts away, we have an even bigger storm to weather that we never saw coming. The one where I’m faced with the uncertainty of having to walk away from the one woman who has opened a part of my heart I had thought was as frozen over as the city we found each other in.

Fated Hearts is a stand-alone novel and the last book in the Southern Bride series.

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Fated Hearts is the eighth and final book in the Southern Bride Series and let me tell you, author Kelly Elliott saved the absolute best for last….

Fated Hearts captivated me from the very first page. All it too was one encounter with Analise and Roger and I was a goner. Wild horses wouldn’t have been able to stop me from reading. That probably explains how I devoured this book in just a few short hours-it was that good!

Analise and Roger were brought together by a series of chance moments. And while their first encounter may not have started off on the right foot, the chemistry between them was undeniable. I mean so off the charts, you could just feel the tension oozing off the pages.

As a fan of fated lovers, soulmates, and chance encounters I couldn’t wait to see how Roger and Analise’s story would play out. Neither one of them really looking for love, but in the end, love found them.

As much as I loved Analise and Roger together, you had to know that fate was going to make them work for their happily ever after. I mean, fate did her part, and now the rest was up to them. The road to happily ever after had quite a few bumps in store for Anaslie and Roger, but I for one loved every second of it.

Fated Hearts is a fantastic read from beginning to end. From fated lovers to chance encounters and a truly special romance, Fated Hearts checked off all of my boxes and gave me a totally unforgettable love story. There’s not much else left to say other than I thoroughly enjoyed this story and never wanted it to end.

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

Review: Mile High with a Vampire by Lynsay Sands

Review: Mile High with a Vampire by Lynsay Sands

In the latest Argeneau novel from New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands, an immortal and her mortal pilot are on the run from hungry vampires…and discover they’re life mates along the way. 

Jet Lassiter likes being a pilot for Argeneau Inc. Perks included travelling to exotic locations and meeting interesting people, even if they are the blood-sucking kind. He’s living the good life, until his plane goes down in the mountains and four of his passengers are gravely injured. They need blood to heal… and Jet is the only source.

Quinn Peters never wanted to be immortal. Once a renowned heart surgeon, she was turned against her will and now she has to drink blood to survive. Before she can ask how her “life” can get any worse, she’s in a plane crash. One of the few survivors, Quinn is desperate to get the mortal pilot to safety before her fellow immortals succumb to their blood lust and drain Jet dry.

But hungry vampires are the least of their worries—the crash wasn’t an accident, and someone is trying to kill Quinn. Will she and Jet find their happily ever after as life mates, or will her assassin find her first?

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MY REVIEW

Jet Lassiter is living his best life. He loves his job and doesn’t even mind that his passengers are vampires. It’s everything he could dream of until his plane goes down and four of his passengers are seriously injured, with only his blood to cure them….Quinn Peters never asked to be an immortal and was turned against her will. She hates the direction her life has taken and just when she thinks it can’t get any worse, it does….

Overall, I thought this book was a quick and easy read. This story hits the ground running and never looks back. I found this story to be fresh and interesting. I haven’t read many books by this author, but was still able to enjoy this read without feeling lost. When it comes to Quinn and Jet’s romance, it definitely is a case of insta-love. Their story was filled with drama, lots of exciting moments, and an overall enjoyable romance.

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

Release Blitz with Review: For Love Or Honey by Staci Hart

Release Blitz with Review: For Love Or Honey by Staci Hart

For Love or Honey by Staci Hart is a brand new enemies to lovers rom-com, available NOW! This new release is the perfect weekend binge. Grab your copy from your favorite online retailer!

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“Leave me with this book, the characters and the bees and I’ll be one happy reader – probably forever.” – The Chatty Romance Reader

When the devil comes to town, you have to meet him head on.

Which is exactly what I did when Grant Stone rolled into our small Texas town, driving a sports car I could fit in the bed of my truck, wearing a suit as black as his soul. He’s here to acquire mineral rights to half a dozen farms in town.

And there’s no way he’s getting mine.

I don’t make deals with the devil.

So when he challenges me to show him the small town ropes, my motivation is the prospect of seeing him make a fool of himself. He might have an angle, but if he thinks he can finagle me into endangering my bee farm, he’s got another thing coming.

Until the line in the sand is washed away.

My farm in danger. A town in upheaval. A man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

And me in the middle.

When the devil comes to town, you have to meet him head on.

And when he sneaks into your heart, he’ll only break it.

MY REVIEW

For Love Or Honey is the latest sweet and sexy romance from author Staci Hart.

For Love Or Honey follows the story of Jo and Grant. When Grant rolls into town, he’s perceived as the devil. His mission to acquire the mineral rights to half a dozen farms in the small Texas town Jo resides in. But, if he thinks he’s going to get the rights to her land, he’s got another thing coming. A challenge has been made and all is going to plan until the line in the sand has been washed away….

Overall, I thought this book was a quick and enjoyable read. Jo and Grant are a riot right after the bat. When Jo loves, she loves big and hard. She’s loyal to her family and will protect them at all costs. So, when Grant enters the picture, she gives him a real run for his money. With her snarky banter and Grant’s sarcastic whit, these two were a ton of fun to watch together. Despite both of these characters being incredibly stubborn, I think they balanced each other out really well. I loved the tension and chemistry that built between them. The road to happily ever after wasn’t an easy one for these two characters. They had quite a few obstacles and issues to work out along the way. I lived for the sweet and swoony moments and couldn’t help but root for these two characters.

For Love Or Honey is a fantastic small-town romance. I loved the enemies to lovers vibe to Jo and Grant’s romance and devoured their story in just a single sitting. In the end, this story delivered a sweet and heartwarming romance that left this reader with a big smile on her face.

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

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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Review: When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting

Review: When Sparks Fly by Helena Hunting

Running the Spark House, a hotel/event space that has been in her family for years, has been Avery Spark’s lifelong dream. After years of working hard and making personal sacrifices, Avery and her two younger sisters have turned the Spark House into the premier destination in Colorado Springs. Avery is living her best life—she works with her sisters and loves every minute of it, she has a great group of friends, and she lives in a fantastic condo with her best friend Declan. She might not have any love in her life, but she’s happy.

But everything comes to a screeching halt when Avery is in a car accident, leaving her immobile for weeks. After nearly losing Avery, Declan insists that he will be the one to take care of her while she recovers. However, as Declan becomes Avery’s caretaker, lines begin to blur.

Avery and Declan have been best friends since college and always had an attraction to one another, but when she ended up dating his best friend, Sam, they successfully stamped down any feelings they may have ever had for one another. Now, as Declan and Avery spend more time together, they each begin to wonder what would’ve happened if she’d dated him instead of Sam. What starts as a friend helping out another friend turns into foreplay and, before they realize it, they recognize how deeply they care for one another. But when things get serious their past threatens to destroy everything they have built.

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Avery Spark’s lifelong dream is to run the Spark House. After years of hard work and sacrifice, Avery and and her two sisters have turned the Spark House into a premier destination. Avery might not have love, but she’s living her best life. That is until an accident brings everything to a screeching halt. With Avery immobile, Declan becomes her caregiver and lines begin to blur. Best friends since college, the attraction they feel for one another is undeniable. The more time they spend together, the lines begin to blur. As things get serious, their past threatens to destroy everything….

I thought this book was a cute read. It was a little slow in the beginning, but once I got in to it, I couldn’t put it down. I adored the friends to lovers romance with Declan and Avery. I loved watching the two of them grow and try to navigate their way through their feelings for one another. That being said, the road to happily ever after wasn’t an easy one for these two. Their story was filled with romance, family drama, and misunderstandings. I was curious to see where this story would go and how it would all come together in the end.

When Sparks Fall is a sweet friends to lovers romance. While I had an issue with the pacing in the beginning, I think this book is a solid and enjoyable read.

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

Review: The Rebound by Kendall Ryan

Review: The Rebound by Kendall Ryan

Title: The Rebound

Series: Looking to Score

By Kendall Ryan

Release Day: September 14, 2021

A smokin’ hot new standalone romance from New York Times bestseller, Kendall Ryan.

My coach hates me, and our team captain now watches my every move, so that’s super fun.

Which is why I’m trying something new—being a good guy. It might not be what I’m known for, but I’ll try anything once.

The part of this that’s not an act? Helping out my new neighbor Kinley. She’s beautiful, funny and newly single. (Score!)

There’s just one problem. She’s also the team captain’s sister.

There are rules about this kind of thing. But rules were made to be broken.

Contents include: A dreamy AF hero, a bad boy trying to be good, a good girl who likes him naughty, oh, and a bun in the oven.

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MY REVIEW

A reformed bad boy with a heart of gold?! Sign me up please!!

The Rebound was just the book I was looking to spend my morning curled up with. The characters were fun and engaging. From the moment I met Saint and Kinley, I was hooked. Saint is the quintessential bad boy. The media loves him and can’t get enough of his antics. But, his team has had enough and is left with no choice but to suspend him. Now, his every move is watched and laying low is his only option. What he didn’t plan on was his new neighbor, Kinley. Kinley makes Saint forget the man he was and now his only mission is to be a man Kinley would be proud of.

I have to say, it was a lot of fun watching Kinley and Saint together. I loved seeing how much Saint’s character grew and how the right woman made him want to be a better man. The road to happily ever after wasn’t an easy one for these two by any means. Saint had quite the reputation that left Kinley wondering which Saint is the real one and it definitely didn’t help that her brother hated Saint’s guts! But, no matter what life threw at these two, they never gave up and I had the best time watching their story play out.

If I had to make one critique about this book, it would be the back and forth between Saint and Kinley as far as their relationship was concerned. While I felt it was important to see Kinley’s struggles with Saint’s past, I felt like she didn’t really give him a chance to explain himself or prove that he was a changed man. Otherwise, I think The Rebound is a solid reformed bad boy romance and an overall enjoyable read.

If you enjoy sweet and sexy romances with a reformed bad boy, you won’t want to miss The Rebound by Kendall Ryan!

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

About Kendall Ryan

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold millions of books and they have been translated into several languages in countries around the world.

Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 100 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

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Blog Tour with Review: Chasing Serenity by Kristen Ashley

She’s high heels, he’s hiking boots . . . and they’re perfect together.

Chasing Serenity, an all new steamy and emotional opposites attract stand-alone from New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley is available now!

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley brings a new novel in her River Rain series…

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Ashley brings a new novel in her River Rain series…

From a very young age, Chloe Pierce was trained to look after the ones she loved.

And she was trained by the best.

But when the man who looked after her was no longer there, Chloe is cast adrift—just as the very foundation of her life crumbled to pieces.

Then she runs into tall, lanky, unpretentious Judge Oakley, her exact opposite. She shops. He hikes. She drinks pink ladies. He drinks beer. She’s a city girl. He’s a mountain guy.

Obviously, this means they have a blowout fight upon meeting. Their second encounter doesn’t go a lot better.

Judge is loving the challenge. Chloe is everything he doesn’t want in a woman, but he can’t stop finding ways to spend time with her. He knows she’s dealing with loss and change.

He just doesn’t know how deep that goes. Or how ingrained it is for Chloe to care for those who have a place in her heart, how hard it will be to trust anyone to look after her…

And how much harder it is when it’s his turn.

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MY REVIEW

“Life was not easy. You suffered for what you earned. Worked for it. Cheated for it. Stole for it. Whatever you had to do to get it.”

Chloe Pierce was trained by the best to look out for the ones she loves. But when that special someone passes, Chloe’s foundation breaks into pieces. If that wasn’t enough, she just has to bump into Judge Oakley. He’s her opposite in every way and drives her absolutely crazy. Each encounter with him ends up in disaster. Unfortunately for Chloe, Judge likes a challenge and isn’t going to back off anytime soon…

It’s no secret that I am a huge Kristen Ashley’s books, so when I heard about Chasing Serenity, I couldn’t get it in my hands fast enough.

Chasing Serenity follows the story of Chloe and Judge. Now, I’m going to be 100% honest, I did not love Chloe in the beginning. While I admired her independence, she was super rude, high maintained, and completely unlikeable. Judge certainly had his work cut out for him when it came to Chloe. But, Judge likes a good challenge and Chloe is unlike any woman he’s ever encountered. Together these two couldn’t be more opposite if they tried. Their relationship was slow to develop, but in the end had me rooting for their happily ever after.

While I did find Chasing Serenity to be an enjoyable read. I did have a few issues with this book. The first one being the pacing. The pacing in the beginning was extremely slow to the point that it was hard to stay focused. I found myself getting easily distracted and have no problem taking a break, which is not the norm for me when it comes to a KA read. That being said, the pacing does pick up after you reach the 50% mark. So, be aware that this book starts off on the slow side and the romance is very slow building. My other issue was the drama. Yes, I know that KA books tend to be a little over the top, but this book had way too much drama for this reader. To be quite honest, I feel like this book was missing the signature KA flare that I have come to know and love.

In the end, I think that Chasing Serenity is going to be one of those books that will be a hit for some, and a miss for others. And for this reader, it was just an ok read. Did I enjoy it? Once the pace picked up, I couldn’t put it down, but getting there just took forever for me. Did I like Chloe and Judge’s story? Yes, I found it entertaining and even though Chloe drove me absolutely nuts, in the end she won me over.

So, even though this book wasn’t a 100% hit for me, I’m still glad to have checked it out and look forward to the next adventure Kristen Ashley has lined up for us readers.

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

Excerpt

Considering the fact he’d brought in a coffee for his buddy, Rix, who managed the store, Judge was down on the floor where Rix’s office was, not on the top floor where his was, so he saw her when she walked into the shoe section.

He’d dated Meg.

And before Meg, there was Jess.

And before Jess, there was Kimberly.

They all had different color hair, Meg and Jess were tall, Kim was not.

But even so, Judge had a type.

He knew it.

And that woman who’d strolled up to the shoe displays?

She was his type.

Multiplied by a thousand.

Christ, she was beautiful.

And bad news.

He could tell that last by the outfit, including her ridiculous, high-heeled booties.

He’d worked at River Rain Outdoor stores for nine years—starting as a sales associate when he was still going to college and advancing to director of the Kids and Trails program.

In all that time, he didn’t think he’d ever seen a woman walk into any of their stores wearing shoes like hers.

And when he came down again a half an hour later to hit Rix’s office to make some copies because the copier in the corporate offices at the top level was busted, he noticed she was still there.

He also noticed he had further evidence she was bad news.

That evidence?

The sheer number of boxes of boots that she was trying on scattered around her.

She looked like she’d not set foot on a hiking trail in her life.

And she looked like she was there because she’d already trolled through all the boutiques around the square, but this hadn’t assuaged her shopping fix, because nothing really did.

Therefore, there was a possibility, after making a member of staff bring her fifteen pairs of shoes, she’d walk out not buying anything.

She’d do this not thinking a thing of it.

However, he noted some of the boots she was trying on were riding boots, and Judge could see that round ass of hers in the saddle on top of a horse.

Wearing a riding habit.

Even if she was trouble, and he had not the slightest interest (or he was telling himself that), he couldn’t keep his eyes off her.

Because he was a moron.

That said, she caught his gaze every time.

So he was looking.

But so was she.

His instincts proved true when he came down for the third time with more to copy, and he again walked through the shoe section to get to the office in the back. Doing this close to where she was seated, still trying on boots, because, yes, in the fifteen minutes between then and now, he had not stopped being a moron.

And again, she caught his gaze.

He had no clue why, but as her gorgeous hickory brown eyes hit his, he muttered, “Nice booties.”

Her back shot straight, and she demanded, “What did you just say?”

About Kristen Ashley

Kristen Ashley is the New York Times bestselling author of over sixty romance novels including the Rock Chick, Colorado Mountain, Dream Man, Chaos, Unfinished Hero, The ’Burg, Magdalene, Fantasyland, The Three, Ghost and Reincarnation, Moonlight and Motor Oil and Honey series along with several standalone novels. She’s a hybrid author, publishing titles both independently and traditionally, her books have been translated in fourteen languages and she’s sold over three million books.

Kristen’s novel, Law Man, won the RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award for best Romantic Suspense. Her independently published title Hold On was nominated for RT Book Reviews best Independent Contemporary Romance and her traditionally published title Breathe was nominated for best Contemporary Romance. Kristen’s titles Motorcycle Man, The Will, Ride Steady (which won the Reader’s Choice award from Romance Reviews) and The Hookup all made the final rounds for Goodreads Choice Awards in the Romance category.

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Blog Tour with Review: Ruined Sinner by Becker Gray

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RUINED SINNER (Hellfire Club #4) by Becker Gray

Release Date: August 24th

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It’s no secret that I hate Phineas Yates, but what most people don’t know is that I have a very good reason why. One hot summer, he broke my heart in the worst way, and I promised myself then and there that I would never fall prey to the sinner of Pembroke Prep again. Even if it meant re-inventing myself into a girl I barely recognized.

There is a fine line between duty and desire.

I’m not just any girl, I’m a princess. When my family begs me to get engaged to save the family name, I’m trapped with no way out. In a panic, I blurt out the ultimate lie and create myself a fake boyfriend. Which means I need someone to foot the bill immediately.

The problem? The only person willing to help me is the one person I never want to see again: the careless, heartless, hot-as-Hellfire playboy himself.

Phineas Yates.

The even bigger problem? His help doesn’t come for free. And this sinner won’t be satisfied with anything less than my absolute ruin.

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MY REVIEW

There’s a thin line between love and hate and truer words have never been spoken with it comes to Aurora and Phineas. You see, once upon a time, Aurora thought that maybe Phin could be the one. But then reality slapped her in the face and a single moment turned her world upside down. Unfortunately for Aurora, she’s got bigger issues to worry about. You see, in order to save her family, she needs to get married to the one person who creeps her out. Aurora has no idea how she can’t get out of it until the last person she expects offers to help her out….

Ruined Sinner was a quick yet captivating read. From the moment I picked this book up I knew I was in for a treat and man was I not disappointed. This book hooked me instantly and I LOVED the banter between Aurora and Phin. I lived for their moments together. And I’ve gotta tell you, you can’t go wrong with the fake relationship trope. These two characters knocked it out of the park and reminded me why I love enemies to lovers and fake relationship romances.

Ruined Sinner gave me just the read I was hoping for. I loved the storyline and the characters. I loved the romance and tension. I didn’t even mind the drama. My only complaint was that Aurora and Phin’s story had to come to an end…

If you’re a fan of the Hellfire Club Series or you love enemies to lovers/fake relationship romances, you won’t want want to miss Ruined Sinner.

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

About the Author:

Becker Gray is the brainchild of two best friends who love rich boys in peacoats. The Hellfire Club is their first series together.

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Release Blitz with Review: Alpha CEO by M. Robinson

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ALPHA CEO

M. Robinson

Release Date: August 31

From Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author M. Robinson comes a best friend’s baby sister, second chance billionaire romance.

I came from nothing and made something of myself. I’ve only ever loved two things. Cars and her.

I took that passion and built an empire. 

Now I’m the CEO.

The alpha.

On top of the world.

I’m not the carefree man she once knew.

That was the problem with being one of the richest men in the world—everyone thinks they know me, but they only know what I want them to.

I’m demanding. 

Arrogant. 

Controlling. 

My company thinks they can change me.  Soften my image. Make me more appealing to the public.

Little do they know, the woman they hired was my best friend’s little sister, and the last time I saw her…

I broke her heart.

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MY REVIEW

“Our emotions were running wild, fighting a battle I knew I could never win.”

“Our memories became nightmare. My love that became hate. It. Ruined. Me. He ruined me.”

“I’m standing in front of you, hoping you’ll stand with me.”

Julian only ever loved two things, cars and Autumn. He took that passion and created an empire. Known as the ruthless alpha CEO, Julian has no choice but to soften his image before his company goes public. Julian could care less about his image, but when he sees who his company has hired to help him out, he’ll do anything to make her stay…..

Alpha CEO is a must-read angst filled romance. From the moment I picked up Autumn and Julian’s story I was hooked. I was completely, 100% addicted. This story took me on a roller-coaster ride of emotions and I never wanted it to end.

From the first encounter with our 2 main characters, you can just tell that their story is going to be epic. Julian was the love of Autumn’s life and she was most certain that he felt the same way until one day he broke her heart. It will be 10 years before these two are reunited and gone is the girl that Julian used to know. Autumn is harder and her walls are sky high. And while on the outside, Julian lives up to the name of ‘Alpha CEO’, there is more to this man than meets the eye. Once you understand his reasoning for breaking Autumn’s heart, you understand that hurting her is his biggest mistake. There’s nothing he wouldn’t do for the woman he loves and now that fate has put them on the same path, he’ll do anything to win her back…

The road to happily ever after was definitely not an easy one for this. Their journey is filled with lots of ups and down, so much push and pull, and one heck of a twist. So many frustrating moments where I just wanted to shake Autumn and Julian and make them figure things out. But, I got to tell you, their story is worth it. Their journey is worth each and every moment. In the end, all you can do is just sit back and enjoy this angst filled ride.

Alpha CEO exceed my expectations and took me on one unforgettable journey. The characters and their story captured my heart from the very first page and I never wanted their story to end. I loved every second of this story and can not wait to see what this author has in store for us next!

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

Meet M. Robinson:

M. Robinson is the Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author crowned as the “Queen of Angst” by readers around the world. Dive into her visionary world that will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions and leave you wanting more. She writes everything from contemporary to suspense romance and is best known for her novel, El Diablo.

When M isn’t in the cave writing her next epic love story, you will find her shopping and living on a boat in Florida with her real life pirate, her lobster, her husband Bossman. Sipping on Starbucks and hanging out with their two dogs, a German shepherd mix and a gordito Wheaten Terrier reading a good book. Or spending time with her family, who she is extremely close with.

Above all, M loves her readers more than anything and loves to connect with them! She is on all social media platforms but you will find her in her happy place the most. Her VIP Reader Group on Facebook or her second favorite happy place, Instagram.


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