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Release Blitz with Review: Rock Rebel (Nothing But Trouble #3) by Tara Leigh

Rock Rebel is now available!

“Tara Leigh has written her best Nothing But Trouble Book with Rock Rebel.

~Musings of the Modern Belle

 
SYNOPSIS

He’s a rock star with a secret; she’s a pop princess with a painful past, can their forbidden romance survive, or will their lies destroy them both?

I’ve earned my bad reputation.

A few years ago, I was New York City’s hottest classical music prodigy. But I wanted something else, something more. So I chased my real dream, and now… I’m rock royalty. Dax Hughes, lead guitarist of Nothing but Trouble. But to my family and former Juilliard classmates, I’m an outcast. A misfit. A rebel.

They’re not entirely wrong. I don’t give a damn what other people think, and I’m all for breaking the rules… except when it comes to our new opening act, Verity Moore.

Rock gods don’t tour with pop princesses.

It’s not personal. Actually, under that fallen diva reputation, Verity’s incredibly talented. And her fiery redheaded personality is… intriguing. But I’m convinced the skeletons in Verity’s closet are as scandalous as my own, and when we’re not sparring, she has a way of drawing out all those secrets I’m determined to keep hidden.

Yeah. Verity Moore is definitely off-limits . . .
But since when do I give a damn about the rules?

MY REVIEW

“If I was going to go up in flames, Dax could light the damn match.”

“I barely knew Dax. He barely knew me. But this invisible thread between us–I knew it deep in my soul. It was universal, primal, powerful.”

“He was in the zone. That place where music took over and you were just a conduit, a means of expressing something bigger and more powerful than you could fathom unless you experienced it for yourself. All bristling intensity, Dax was so beautiful in this moment. His passion pure and potent. He took my breath away.”

“Verity Moore. She was a sickness and a cure. Risk and safety net. The face of an innocent, the body of a sinner. A past filled with darkness, a future shining bright. My broken bombshell. My reckless, resilient rebel.”

I fell in love with Verity from the very beginning. She’s a lot tougher than she seems at the same time is the kind of girl you just want to protect. She made a lot of mistakes when she was younger, but everyone deserves a second chance. And when life tosses her that second chance, she’d be a fool not to take it. You see, Verity always wanted to be a singer and her big dream is about to come true. Being the opening act for Nothing But Trouble doesn’t seem real. She wants nothing more than to be a success and to prove to her fans that she’s more than just a has been. But when Dax enters the picture, he manages to turn her entire world upside down. Verity can’t stop thinking about him and worries that getting involved with a man like him would bring her nothing but trouble…There is a lot more to Dax than what meets the eye. Yes, he’s a sexy and talented musician, but would you have guessed that he was a child prodigy and has studied with some of the best? He could play just about anything you put in front of him and was a star when it came to classical music. That is until a woman broke his heart. He followed her to LA, but that just ended up being a dead end. Only his heart never recovered and he soon found a new outlet for his music. He’s great at what he does, but his walls are sky high. And when Verity enters the picture, all bets are off. There’s just something about her that gets under Dax’s skin and he can’t get her out of his mind. Their chemistry is intense and just begs to be taken a chance on. Staying away from each other seems impossible no matter how much they try…..

Overall, I really enjoyed Dax and Verity’s story. I was pulled in instantly and easily devoured this book in just a single sitting. I loved this author’s writing style and I loved the steady pace of the story. I will say that Rock Rebel does deal with some pretty tough issues and I appreciated the way that the author handled them.

I loved the pull between Dax & Verity and I really enjoyed seeing them trying to figure out things. They both had secrets in their past and guarded their hearts. But, the feelings these two had, were way too hard to deny. All they could do was sit back, enjoy the ride and hope that everything would work out in the end.

Rock Rebel is a fun and sexy read. While it is the third book in this series, it definitely can be read as a stand-lone. Rock Rebel will have you feeling a ton of emotions, but in the end, it’s totally worth the ride. This is the first book that I’ve read in this series and I’m super excited to get my hands on the other two books.

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

ABOUT TARA LEIGH
Tara Leigh is a multi-published author of steamy contemporary romance. A former banker on Wall Street, she graduated from Washington University and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, but she much prefers spending her days with fictional boyfriends than analyzing financial spreadsheets. Tara currently lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut with her husband, children, and fur-baby, Pixie. She is represented by Jessica Alvarez, of Bookends Literary Agency.
 
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Release Blitz with Review: ReWined Volume 2 by Kim Karr

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The dirty little enemies-to-lovers romp continues…

How to make a reluctant fiancée happy:

*Buy her a huge-ass diamond ring. ✔
*Throw a balls-out engagement party. ✔
*Make the wedding a quickie. ✔

Every girl dreams of getting married.
Right?
Not Paris Elizabeth Hollis Fairchild.
And especially not to me.

She says this party boy is anything but husband material.
Cocky. Arrogant. Presumptuous. And even manipulative.
Hey, those are all perfectly acceptable traits.

When it turns out she doesn’t have a choice, the arranged nuptials go off without a hitch.
But that doesn’t mean we’re riding off into the sunset anytime soon.

With both of our failing wineries merging and a contract that states only one family business can survive, we’re spending a lot of time negotiating. And not the kind I prefer. The truth is it’s just a matter of who will come out on top, her or me? I wish I meant that literally.

In the meantime, she demands separate bedrooms.
I insist we break in our new bed.
She says she hates me.
I think it’s love.

She believes our marriage won’t last.
I know it will.
She tells me not to bother popping the champagne.
I disagree.
In fact, I think it’s time to get this party started.

***This is Volume 2 in the Party Ever After series. Volume 3 will release December 20th.***

My Review

“His eyes were raking over every inch of me. Hot. Hungry. Primal.”

“It was beautiful. Romantic even. But Tyler Holiday didn’t do romance, I reminded myself…he just did destruction. That I knew all too well.”

“We were fire and ice. Hot and cold. Good and bad.”

Ahhhh!! You’re killing me!! It can not end like that!!! I don’t know if I’m angry, sad or disappointed in Tyler right now. But, man what a crazy, crazy ride.

ReWined Volume 2 picks up right where the last book left off and totally hits the ground running. Tyler and Paris are the perfect match, Paris just doesn’t realize it yet. And while she and Tyler will do anything to save their companies. She’s not so sure she can trust the man who previously broke her heart. Tyler is more determined than ever to prove to Paris that marrying him the right answer and that he is a changed man. Slowly he breaks down her walls and shows Paris the new man that he’s become. Together these two are hotter than ever and are a force to be reckoned with. And just when you think things are going on the right track, a bombshell gets dropped. A bombshell that will lead Tyler down a very dangerous path. Hit after hit keeps coming for Tyler & Paris and only time will tel if their relationship is strong enough to survive the destruction….

I love, love, loved ReWined Volume 2. I was completely and 100% addicted to Tyler & Paris’ story. These two captured my heart and kept me begging for more. From secrets to lies to sexy good times, this book had it all. I was kept on my toes and my mind is still reeling over the last part of this book. I literally have no words. ReWined Volume 2 ended with the best cliffhanger ever and I am just dying to get my hands on the epic conclusion to this series!

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

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It’s the birthday I’d been expecting…

Turn 27.
Move back to my hometown.
Inherit my grandfather’s winery.
Marry my old high school sweetheart. Wait, what?

We hate each other’s guts.

But I only have thirty days to turn my company around or lose it forever, so I don’t have time to worry about that. Besides, she’s days away from declaring bankruptcy, and merging with me is her last chance.

There’s a big problem, though–only one winery can survive.
Before we even entertain a little game of survival of the fittest, I have to put a ring on her finger.
Easy.
Right?
Not so much.
Paris Elizabeth Hollis Fairchild isn’t interested in my plan, and it really pisses me off.

Apparently, she doesn’t know me as well as she thinks.
Doesn’t understand I’ve changed.
Doesn’t realize her rejection only spurs me on.

Proving her wrong becomes my mission, a mission I won’t fail.
There’s a thin line between love and hate…and she’s about to find out just how fine it is.

Paris was my first
And I’m going to make sure I’m her last.
Just wait and see.

***This is Volume 1 in the Party Ever After series. Volume 2 will be released December 9th and Volume 3 December 20th.***

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Reader * Chocolate Lover * Writer * Coffee Lover * Romantic * Beach Lover * Yoga Beginner

Kim Karr is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of eighteen novels. Best known for writing sexy contemporary love stories, she enjoys bringing flawed characters to life and creating romances that are page worthy. Her stories are raw, real, and explosive. Her characters will make you laugh, make you cry, make you feel. And her happily-ever-afters are always swoon worthy. From the brooding rock star to the arrogant millionaire to the Football Player. From the witty damsel-in-distress to the sassy high-powered businesswoman to the boutique owner. No two storylines are ever alike. If Kim’s not writing, you can find her wandering through antique stores with her husband, trying out new fitness classes with her sons, venturing out to new coffee shops with her daughter, or with her nose stuck in a book.

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Review Blitz: Lies (Web of Sin #2) by Aleatha Romig

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

What is real?

What are lies?

Have you been Aleatha’d?

 

Lies is book two of the Web of Sin trilogy

 

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MY REVIEW

“I don’t always do what’s best–sometimes it’s downright wrong. But I do what I believe is right for the sake of those involved. That includes you.”

Lies is the epic second book in the Web of Sin Series and will leave you spellbound right until the very end. Just like in the first book, Lies hits the ground running and takes you on another crazy ride. Questions will be answered. Chemistry will be off the charts. Questions will once again be asked and in the end you won’t know what’s up or what’s down.

I loved seeing all the puzzle pieces come together through the web of lies and deception. And just as we are given answers and things are finally starting to make sense, we’re through for another loop that will leave us begging for more. Lies is sexy, smart and utterly delicious. It’s filled with lies and truths, twists and turns.

There is so much I wish I could say, but I just can’t!!! Ugh! You’ll just have to take my word for it and trust me when I say this a ride you won’t want to miss out on. I thoroughly enjoyed this book from begging to end. I was once again hooked from the very first page and just could not put this book down. I was completely and utterly glued to Sterling & Araneae’s story. And man! That ending!! All I’m gonna say is that Aleatha Romig sure knows how to leave us dangling and dying for more. I can not wait to get my hands on Promises and see just how this story is going to unravel. For now, I’ll just be sitting here counting down the minutes until we all of our questions answered….

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

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

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

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

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

She just didn’t know.

My father is now gone.

The city and the underbelly are now mine.

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

Have you been Aleatha’d?

Secrets is book one of the Web of Sin trilogy

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Have you been Aleatha’d?

Learn the truth behind the secrets and lies.

Surrounded by secrets and lies, can promises be believed?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Release Blitz with Review: Hotshot Doc by R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey’s next romantic comedy, HOTSHOT DOC, is available now! Find out more about it below and pick up your copy today!

About HOTSHOT DOC

Dr. Russell has a bad reputation around our hospital. The scrub techs say he’s cold-blooded, the nurses say he’s too cocky for his own good, and the residents say he’s the best surgeon in the world—really, just a swell guy!—on the off chance he’s within earshot.

I try to avoid him and his temper at all costs. It’s just as easy to admire his sexy, grip-it-while-he’s-ravishing-you hair and chiseled jaw from a healthy distance, preferably from the other end of the hallway…half-hidden behind a plant.

Unfortunately, my plan crumbles when my trusty ol’ boss decides to swap his white coat for a Hawaiian shirt. His retirement leaves me with two terrible options: switch specialties and spend months retraining, or take an open position as Dr. Russell’s surgical assistant.

That means I have to stand near him in the OR for hours on end and anticipate his every need without letting his biting words and bad attitude intimidate me. Oh, and as if that’s not difficult enough, my silly crush on him—the one I’ve tried to stomp on until it disappears—might just be reciprocated.

It’s fine.

I’m fine.

I take my job seriously. There will be no smoldering bedroom eyes across the operating table, no angry almost-kisses in the storage closet. (Well, no more of those.)

What’s the phrase? An apple a day keeps the doctor away?

Maybe I should go for a whole damn bushel.

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MY REVIEW

“His eyes are locked with mine and there are a thousand words passing between us: longing, need, desire, want, jealousy, rage, and finally….impatience.”

“I’m shaking as if he has me on the edge of a cliff. One single finger could push me over. I’d tumble down, and right now, there’s no way to know what awaits me at the bottom. Pain, love, heartache,  elation-each as likely as the last and I cant willingly do this to this to myself. I cant give myself over to a man who has the power to upend my life so easily. ” 

“We kiss until my lips are sore, until I have to break away and grasp for breath, until i feel lightheaded and dizzy with need. If i had a bottle of water within reach, I’d dump it on my head. Everywhere he touches, it feels like he’s dragging a flame across my skin. It swears. It ignites. It turns me on to the point of close-tearing, nail-dragging, teeth-biting insanity.”

Hotshot Doc is a fun and entertaining read. It’s flawless writing will have you hanging on every word and begging for more.

From the moment I started reading Hotshot Doc, I was absolutely hooked. I fell in love with the characters and couldn’t wait to see how their story would play out. Bailey is the kind of woman you want in your corner. She’s smart, great at her job, devoted and someone you can count on. She’s given up a lot in life and found herself to be the guardian of her little sister at a young age. She’s doing the best that she can, but that devotion doesn’t leave much time for a social life. However, fate has other plans. When the Doctor Bailey works for suddenly retires, she finds herself forced to work with the hospital’s most feared doctor…Matt is feared by everyone he crosses paths with and has been known to make his surgical assistants cry. When his latest assistant quits, he’s on the fence about bringing on someone new, but can’t resist giving Bailey a shot. And let me tell you, Bailey is a forced to be reckoned with. She isn’t just going to stand there and tolerate Matt’s intense, brooding behavior. She challenges him at every turn and the breath of fresh air he never knew he was looking for. The tension between Matt & Bailey is off the charts. They should hate each other and stay away, but the fire between these two might just prove to be too hard to extinguish……

Hotshot Doc was such a fun read. I loved the setting and the story-line. I got a kick out of all the Grey’s Anatomy references and fell head over heels for the characters. I adored Bailey and respected how hard she worked and how devoted she was to her little sister Josie. Their relationship was so sweet. You could tell that these two looked out for each other’s best interests and they were more like best friends than sisters.

I had a lot of fun getting to know Matt & Bailey. I loved their pull and how much they challenged each other. Their chemistry was amazing and kept me dying for more. Matt & Bailey’s story is the kind that you want to just read in one sitting and that you won’t want to put down until you reach the end. It’s filled with lots of laughs, scorching chemistry, a lot of will they/won’t they moments and some delicious sexy good times. I really enjoyed how well Matt & Bailey just worked together and had a lot of fun seeing their story unravel.

I fell head over heels for Hotshot Doc from the very first page. It was everything I was looking for in a romantic comedy. With light drama and little angst, Hotshot Doc is a straight up love story that will give you all the feels and leave you with a huge smile on your face. I really enjoyed spending my day getting lost in these characters.

*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 thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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Review: All of Me (Confessions of the Heart #2) by A.L. Jackson

A forbidden stand-alone romance in A.L. Jackson’s Confessions of the Heart Series.

“This is without a doubt my top read for 2018.”~A Book Lover’s Emporium Book Blog

My loves!

I am so proud to bring you ALL OF ME!! I am MADLY IN LOVE with this story – Ian and Grace absolutely seeped into my soul and became one of my very favorite couples I’ve ever written. This book…it’s EVERYTHING! I am so excited for you to fall in love with it the way that I did!!

⋆Sexy Attorney

⋆Forbidden Romance

⋆The one woman who will make him question everything

DETAILS: 

TITLE: ALL OF ME

SERIES: A Confessions of the Heart Stand-Alone Novel

RELEASE DATE: December 3rd, 2018

People call me callous. Arrogant. Ruthless.

I call myself tenacious.

One of the most powerful attorneys in Charleston, I don’t let anyone or anything stand in my way.

Until a chance encounter changes everything.

One glance.

One touch.

One night.

It only leaves me wanting more.

But Grace is off limits. Most people would even say forbidden.

Everyone knows an attorney can’t sleep with his client.

Too bad I already did.

And even with the threat of losing everything, I don’t know if I can stop myself from having her again…

All of Me – a Confessions of the Heart forbidden, stand-alone romance

MY REVIEW

“I warned you who I was.” Selfish. Greedy. Incapable of love. The devil.”

“I learned at a young age that I was the sun. It was up to me to make the world gravitate around me.”

“I felt it again. An overwhelming surge of heat washed over me from behind. Something dark, almost sinister, an open invitation to step into his expensive brand of sin.”

“When she looked up at me with a river of mascara running down her cheeks, I fucking forgot everything. My mind. My sanity. My reason.”

As much as I want to say I was ready for Ian’s story, I can honestly say that no way was my heart ready for it. Ian and Grace’s story was nothing like I thought it was going to be. Was it forbidden? Yes. But it was so much more. It was a story of two lost souls trying to make the most out of the cards they’ve been dealt. A story of second chances and dreams that you never thought would come true. A story of love that will capture your heart and will definitely get under your skin.

Ian has had a tough life. He’s done and seen things that no one should have to. He’s cocky and arrogant. He doesn’t let many get close and doesn’t do relationships. The only thing he’s looking for is power and a good time. The one thing he never saw coming was Grace. Their attraction was instant. From the moment he saw her, he just knew she would be a game changer. He perused her unlike any other woman. One night of passion will never be enough. But, when Grace wants to hire Ian as an attorney, everything changes. Ian & Grace find themselves in a battle of a lifetime. There’s so much to lose, but neither one can stay away…..

All of Me grabbed me from the very first page and had me hanging on to every single word. In true A.L. Jackson style, the writing is captivating and will just slay you. The story weaving its way deep under your skin and leaving you absolutely breathless. The characters are absolute perfection. Both lost and damaged, yet completely perfect for one another. Her wanting the dream that any woman would want. A good man. Someone to fight for her. Someone to love her. Someone to take a chance on HER. And him…he never believed he was good enough. He sees himself as the devil for the choices that he’s had to make. Feeling as though he doesn’t deserve any kind of love and happiness. His demons so hard to battle, but Grace waking up things in Ian that he was so utterly unprepared for. These two made me want to believe in love. They made me want to believe in second chances. I wanted them to take a chance on what they wanted. I wanted them to find peace. I wanted them to find happiness. And boy oh boy was I rooting for them to find their happily ever after.

All of Me is a beautiful and heartbreaking love story that will just take your breath away. It’s sexy. It’s sinful. It’s forbidden. It’s a story filled with pain and passion, hurt and longing, hope and fear. This story took me on a journey that I never saw coming and yet I loved every single moment of it. A.L. Jackson has once again taken my heart for an incredible ride and I loved getting lost in Ian & Grace’s story.

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I can’t wait for you to fall in love with Ian and Grace’s story the way I did! Enjoy!

xoxo ~

Amy

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.

Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, BLEEDING STARS, and FIGHT FOR ME novels. Grab A.L. Jackson’s latest novel, ALL OF ME, the second stand-alone novel in her brand-new CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART series.

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Review: Only Love by Melanie Harlow

A gorgeous ex-Marine with a tortured soul.
The beautiful, compassionate therapist living next door.
A meddlesome grandma determined to get them together.

From USA Today Bestselling Author Melanie Harlow comes an all new standalone romance that will make you believe in the redemptive power of love.

***

I was expecting a proposal on my birthday, and I got dumped instead.

How could I have been so clueless?

Grams knew exactly how to distract me.

The “cute boy next door” who’s been helping her with yard work clearly needs a little therapy. Who better to call than her newly single therapist granddaughter?

She even fakes dementia to get me to visit, and now that I’m here she’s doing everything in her power to throw us together.

Not that I’m complaining. Ryan is the sexiest man I’ve ever met–I mean the full package, from the chiseled jaw to the massive shoulders to the rippling abs. (And yes, his package is full, and he knows exactly how to deliver it.) He makes me want to get out of my head and follow my heart. He makes me want to take chances I never thought I’d take.

He also makes me want to take my clothes off. A lot.

But he’s moody and challenging–one minute he’s an open book, and the next he’s completely closed off. He holds me like he’ll never let go, but insists he wants to be alone.

Some wounds are so deep, only love can heal them.

How can I convince him to let me try?

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My Review

“Never underestimate a granny on a mission. Especially the matchmaking kind.”

“This wounded man is healing something in you. Don’t give up on him. Open your heart–you can feel enough for the both of you.”

“When I closed my eyes at night, all I craved was the dark. But she made me want to dream again.”

“The bravest thing you can do is trust another person, and let them see the real you.”

Only Love is the third book in the One and Only Series and it follows the story of Stella and Ryan. From the moment I jumped into Only Love, I was hooked. We first meet Stella who thinks her boyfriend is going to propose to her, but instead ends up getting dumped. Instead of letting that get her down, she goes to visit her Grams who knows just how to distract her. Yes, Grams maybe old, but she’s got plenty up her sleeves and can’t wait to get Stella to fall for the boy next door….However, capturing Ryan’s interest isn’t going to be easy. Sure he likes Stella, but his baggage and wounds run deep. Ryan isn’t really the trusting type, but when Grams & Stella come in to his life, he’s got no choice but to sit back and enjoy the ride….

Only Love captivated my attention from the very first page. I was completely hooked and could not wait for more. Stella & Ryan were such a terrific match. Stella understood Ryan in ways that no one ever had. She didn’t want to change him or try to make him better. She just wanted to give him love and a place to feel safe. And Stella….Stella had the biggest and I mean biggest heart. She just wanted a love and happiness like her sisters found. But, she was afraid to give someone her heart for fear that it would be totally demolished. Together, these two had a lot of demons to work through. Ryan more so than Stella. But, the pull these two had was just incredible. You just knew that they could be amazing together if they would just give in. If they could both be brave when it counts and if Ryan could open himself up to something more. I absolutely loved their push and pull even if Ryan made me crazy sometimes. I found myself totally swept up in Ryan and Stella’s story and wild horses could not stop me from putting it down.

Not only were Ryan & Stella amazing, but we must and I mean must mention Grams. After all, she totally stole the show. She made laugh so much and I just loved her scheming ways. I couldn’t wait to see what this little old lady had up her sleeves next. She was a riot in the best possible way and her heart was totally in the right place.

Only Love was a terrific story from beginning to end. I fell in love with Stella and Ryan instantly and could not wait to see just how their story was going to play out. Yes, their story had a lot of ups and downs, but I loved every single moment of their amazing ride. I laughed. I teared up. I swooned and got frustrated. It was everything a second chance romance should be. From learning to fall in love and feel, to opening not just heart, but your mind as well. To not letting fear run your life and being brave when it counts. This story gave me all the feels and then some.

Melanie Harlow has once again delivered a powerful and emotional story that I know I won’t be forgetting any time soon. Only Love was the perfect story to end this amazing series. I loved how all the stories came together at the end and getting to see all those familiar faces one last time. We also got introduced to a new character to whom I hope we’ll see more from in the future.

All in all, Only Love was a wonderful story to spend my day getting lost in.

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

Review: Dirty Bad Boy by Mira Lyn Kelly

I’m not a total dick…
Most days, I’m a damned decent guy. Just not around my buddy’s sister.
She’s sexy as sin, sharp as hell, and she’s also the lush little harpy who’s been rubbing me wrong since we were kids.

I don’t want to do her a favor…
If it had been any other damsel in distress looking to shake some unwanted attention, I’d have been the perfect fake boyfriend for all of five minutes.
But Laurel brings out the bastard in me, and five minutes hardly seemed enough time to make her squirm.

She wants to one-up me, and I want to win.

But maybe I need a favor too…

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“It’s the kind of dictate that should have her eyes narrowing, her stubborn chin rising in challenge. But for once, this woman who has been fighting me for as long as I’ve known her doesn’t fight me at all.”

Dirty Bad Boy is the third book in the Back To You Series and can be read as a standalone novel. Dirty Bad Boy is a fun and sexy enemies to lovers romance. And when you add a fake relationship into the mix, you’ve got the recipe for one entertaining read.

When we first meet with Jack & Laurel, I had a feeling that their story was going to be just what I was looking for. Right off the bat, you could feel the tension and chemistry just oozing off the two of them. The more they were around one another, the more I wanted. I just couldn’t get enough. I found myself totally devouring their story, yet never wanting it to end. These types of stories are one of weakness and in my opinion, this one was done just right.

From an fun and entertaining story-line, to fantastic characters with great chemistry, to frustrating moments and ones that thrill your heart. This book had just the right mix of sexy good times with some drama sprinkled along the way. I thought this story was well written and held my interest the entire time. I had a lot of fun getting swept up in Jack & Laurel’s story and look forward to checking out more in this series. This is my first book by this author and it most certainly won’t be my last.

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