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Review: Last Guard by Nalini Singh

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Review: Last Guard by Nalini Singh

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to a world devastated by change in her award-winning Psy-Changeling Trinity series, where two people defined by their aloneness hold the fate of the Psy in their hands…

Termed merciless by some, and a robotic sociopath by others, Payal Rao is the perfect Psy: cardinal telekinetic, CEO of a major conglomerate, beautiful—and emotionless.

For Canto Mercant, family and loyalty are everything. A cardinal telepath deemed “imperfect” by his race due to a spinal injury, Canto cares for the opinions of very few—and ruthlessly protects those he claims as his own. Head of intel of the influential Mercant family, he prefers to remain a shadow in the Net, unknown and unseen. But Canto is also an Anchor, part of a secretive designation whose task it is to stabilize the PsyNet. Now that critical psychic network is dying, threatening to collapse and kill the entire Psy race with it.

To save those he loves, Canto needs the help of a woman bound to him by a dark past neither has been able to forget. A woman who is the most powerful Anchor of them all: Payal Rao. Neither is ready for the violent inferno about to ignite in the PsyNet…or the passionate madness that threatens to destroy them both.

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MY REVIEW

Last Guard is the 5th book in the Psy-Changeling Trinity Series and it follows the story of Canto and Payal. Overall, I thought this book was an ok read. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it either. Last Guard hits the ground running and never looks back. This book had a lot going on and didn’t hold back. From an intriguing plot-line to characters you can’t help but root for, this reader couldn’t help but fly through this story.

Canto and Payal are really intriguing characters. I enjoyed getting to know them and their story. I really liked the two of them together and looked forward to seeing how their story would play out. I will say, because this book is heavily plot-driven, the romance isn’t as much as a star as I’d like it to be. Yes, the romance was there and I enjoyed Canto and Payal together, but I was left feeling disappointed because I didn’t connect with them as much as I was hoping for and wasn’t left with the feels and emotions I had anticipated.

My other issue or concern with the Last Guard was the amount of information being thrown at the reader. OMG was there a lot going on in this book! Now, don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a plot-driven book, but sometimes when there is so much going on, it makes it hard to keep up with/keep track of and it becomes overwhelming.

While a really interesting read, the Last Guard is one of those books that will be a hit for some and a miss for others. I really wanted to love this book, but in the end this book was just an ok read for this reader. Even though this story wasn’t a 100% hit for me, I’m still glad to have given it a try.

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

Review: Simply Irresistible by Melody Grace

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Review: Simply Irresistible by Melody Grace

“If you like Sweet Magnolias and Virgin River, you’ll fall in love with Sweetbriar Cove!”

Escape to Cape Cod with this feel-good summer romance. Millions of readers have fallen for the bestselling series — join them today!

Jules Rivera loves a challenge. She’s saved failing businesses, and transformed scruffy guys into handsome bachelors — who turn around and leave her in the dust. Some thanks. She vows not to make the same mistakes again… until she stumbles over a gorgeous, run-down vineyard in Sweetbriar Cove. Jules knows the place could be something special. And as for the surly, rugged owner? All her instincts tell her, he’s something pretty special too…

Reeve Hastings has no intention of being anyone’s project. He’s trying to save his family legacy, and he doesn’t need help from anyone, especially not the brunette spitfire who knows nothing about wine. But Jules is annoyingly determined — and full of surprisingly good ideas — and soon, she’s making her mark on the vineyard. And driving Reeve crazy, in all the best, most tantalizing ways…

Jules knows she should keep businesses and pleasure far apart, but Reeve’s smile is more intoxicating than any bottle of Merlot. And as for his kisses… Simply irresistible. Their passion is undeniable, but with the future of the vineyard on the line, can this summer fling put down roots? Or will past heartache spoil their chance of happy-ever-after?

Find out in the new stand-alone Sweetbriar Cove love story — featuring all your favorite characters at the Beachcomber Inn! 

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MY REVIEW

What an absolute joy it is to back in the world of Sweetbriar Cove! Simply Irresistible is the 16th book in this beloved series, but can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel.

When we first meet up with Jules, her entire life has been turned upside down. If losing her job, boyfriend, and apartment in the same day wasn’t bad enough, Jules gets a flat tire on the way to visit her friend in the pouring down rain. When she goes to look for help, the last thing she planned on was Reeve. Reeve too was angry at the world and wasn’t ready to deal with people, but especially not the beautiful out-of-towner, Jules…

Simply Irresistible is a quick, yet satisfying read. The characters were easy to connect with and had me loving their beautiful small town. Sweetbriar Cove is one of those towns that is built on long lasting friendships. Sure, everyone knows everyone and gossip spreads faster than wildfire, but that just adds to the charm. And when you add two hot strangers to the mix, all bets are off!

I had the best time getting to know Jules and Reeve. From the moment I met these two characters, I knew their story was going to be a good one and I wasn’t disappointed. You could feel the instant chemistry between them and despite Reeve always putting his foot in his mouth, I couldn’t help but root for the surly vineyard owner. As with any good love story, the road to happily ever after can’t be an easy one. Naturally there are obstacles our couple must overcome, and I have to tell you, I loved watching these two try to figure things out. Jules and Reeve stole my heart and I couldn’t have been more happier with the outcome.

In the end, Simply Irresistible was just that, an irresistibly good romance. The kind of romance that captivates you instantly. The kind that makes you feel as though you’re a part of the story and makes you feel right at home. The kind of story that makes you swoon and in the end leaves you with a smile on your face. Simply Irresistible is a wonderful addition to the Sweetbriar Cove series and I look forward to getting my hands on the next book in this much loved series.

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

Review: It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

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Review: It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey

Tessa Bailey is back with a Schitt’s Creek-inspired rom-com about a Hollywood “It Girl” who is cut off from her wealthy family and exiled to a small Pacific Northwest beach town… where she butts heads with a surly, sexy local who thinks she doesn’t belong. 

Piper Bellinger is fashionable, influential, and her reputation as a wild child means the paparazzi are constantly on her heels. When too much champagne and an out-of-control rooftop party lands Piper in the slammer, her stepfather decides enough is enough. So he cuts her off, and sends Piper and her sister to learn some responsibility running their late father’s dive bar… in Washington.

Piper hasn’t even been in Westport for five minutes when she meets big, bearded sea captain Brendan, who thinks she won’t last a week outside of Beverly Hills. So what if Piper can’t do math, and the idea of sleeping in a shabby apartment with bunk beds gives her hives. How bad could it really be? She’s determined to show her stepfather—and the hot, grumpy local—that she’s more than a pretty face.

Except it’s a small town and everywhere she turns, she bumps into Brendan. The fun-loving socialite and the gruff fisherman are polar opposites, but there’s an undeniable attraction simmering between them. Piper doesn’t want any distractions, especially feelings for a man who sails off into the sunset for weeks at a time. Yet as she reconnects with her past and begins to feel at home in Westport, Piper starts to wonder if the cold, glamorous life she knew is what she truly wants. LA is calling her name, but Brendan—and this town full of memories—may have already caught her heart. 

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MY REVIEW

One glance at the synopsis for this book and I just knew I had to get my hands on it. I mean, Schitt’s Creek inspired?! Sign me up!!

It Happened One Summer follows the story of Piper and Brendan. Fresh off of a humiliating break-up, Piper decides to do something wild and crazy to try and save face. Little did Piper know her so called best friend would rat her out and her whole world would get turned upside down. Piper’s step-father has had enough and decides to teach her a hard lesson, and that lesson lands Piper in Westport, Washington. It’s a totally different pace of life there and Piper has to learn to adjust and fend for herself. The last thing she needs is the broody Brendan who thinks he’s got her number. He’s her complete opposite and challenges her in every way. As Piper starts to reconnect and lay down roots in the last place she ever thought, Piper starts to question everything she ever knew. Will Piper stay put and enjoy the simpler life or will she revert back to her old Hollywood ways? There’s only one way to find out….

It Happened One Summer is a fantastic read from beginning to end. I was sucked into this story from the very first page and never wanted to put it down. I adored Piper and her sister Hannah. I loved how they had each other’s back and how Hannah stuck by Piper’s side and endured being cut off. Hannah helped Piper grow and learn that there is more to life than just the glamour they were used to. I love, love, loved the slow burn between Brendan and Piper. They started off as an enemies, but the more they got to know each other, the more impossible their chemistry was to ignore. And let me tell you, this couple is one you want to root for. You want them to learn and grow together, to find a way to move away from their pasts, and take a risk on each other. And yes, they 100% burn up the pages together.

It Happened One Summer is everything I was looking for in a sexy, rom-com. I loved the Schitt’s Creek and small-town vibes. The characters are fantastic, relatable, and will leave you wanting more. This story is filled with friendship, fresh starts, and taking chances. I laughed, I swooned, and even teared up a little. It checked off all of my boxes and I for one hope that this won’t be the last we see of these characters.

I had the best time getting swept up in this story and highly recommend checking this book out!

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

Review: Learning to Live by Kira Adams

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Review: Learning to Live by Kira Adams

Ciera
All I wanted was to be able to make it through my senior year. I didn’t need the stares, the jokes, or the bullies. I thought I could do it all on my own, but I was wrong. He filled my veins like a poison, the kind you can’t run from. Harsh and uncaring, he was broken, but somewhere along the way he seeped into my pores. There was no way out, so that left me with one choice: to open his eyes to the beauty around him–to help him live.

Topher
She wasn’t on my agenda; it was fate’s cruel way of telling me I needed to get my shit together. To be fair, my head was so far up my ass, I’m not sure how we extracted it. I knew the power I held over my peers, and I exuded it daily. I could have had any girl I wanted at the snap of my fingers, and yet I found myself fantasizing about her–someone so far off my radar it wasn’t even funny. She helped me understand that sometimes you need to let go to really live.

Sometimes being alive means taking risks.

Learning to Live is the first book in the Infinite Love series.


The Infinite Love series comes with hard hitting subjects such as bullying, suicide, depression, disorders, abuse, addiction, fears, love, death, and more. The stories aren’t going to be pretty, but they are going to be real.

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MY REVIEW

Learning to Live is an unexpected, and heartbreaking love story. Told from dual points of view, this story doesn’t back down from the hard and uncomfortable topics. Topher and Ciera’s journey isn’t easy, but is so worth the ride.

When we first meet up with Ciera, we learn that she just wants to disappear and fade into the background. She is relentlessly bullied by a former friend and the popular kids. Her goal, just to take one day at a time and make the most out of the time she has left. What she wasn’t planning on was him. The last thing on Topher’s radar was Ciera…that is until one day he stands up for her. Since that moment, he can’t help but take notice. There’s just something about her. She’s not the typical girl that flocks to him and hangs on his every word. And now that his eyes are open, he can’t stop thinking about her. Unfortunately for these two, fate has other plans for them…..

Overall, I thought this book was a quick read. I was pulled into the story instantly and couldn’t wait to find out more. I hated the way that Ciera was treated and that she was too afraid to stand up to her bullies. Topher was kind of a jerk, but I quickly discovered that he wasn’t cut from the same cloth as his friends. Once his eyes were opened to how horrible his so-called “friends” were, he didn’t let them disrespect Ciera. Speaking of Ciera, I thought Topher’s feelings and concerns for were real and genuine. I liked their unexpected friendship that quickly changed into more.

Learning to Live deals with a lot of heavy and uncomfortable subject matter. I applaud the author for the way she tackled these tough issues. I thought she handled them with care and honesty.

Learning to Live is my first book by this author and most certainly won’t be my last. Learning to Live is written with a lot of heart and honesty. It’s real and tough at times. It’s a story of unexpected first love and learning to accept the challenges life throws your way, and most importantly, learning to live….

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

Review: To Sir, with Love by Lauren Layne

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Review: To Sir, with Love by Lauren Layne

Love Is Blind meets You’ve Got Mail in this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy following two thirty-somethings who meet on a blind dating app—only to realize that their online chemistry is nothing compared to their offline rivalry.

Perpetually cheerful and eager to please, Gracie Cooper strives to make the best out of every situation. So when her father dies just five months after a lung cancer diagnosis, she sets aside her dreams of pursuing her passion for art to take over his Midtown Manhattan champagne shop. She soon finds out that the store’s profit margins are being squeezed perilously tight, and complicating matters further, a giant corporation headed by the impossibly handsome, but irritatingly arrogant Sebastian Andrews is proposing a buyout to turn the store into a parking garage. But Gracie can’t bear the thought of throwing away her father’s dream like she did her own.

Overwhelmed and not wanting to admit to her friends or family that she’s having second thoughts about the shop, Gracie seeks advice and solace from someone she’s never met—the faceless “Sir”, with whom she connected on a blind dating app where matches get to know each other through messages and common interests before exchanging real names or photos.

But although Gracie finds herself slowly falling for Sir online, she has no idea she’s already met him in real life…and they can’t stand each other.

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MY REVIEW

This has to be hands down one of the cutest stories I’ve read in a long time!

To Sir, with Love follows the story of Sebastian and Gracie. Gracie would do anything for her family; even if it meant putting her own dreams on hold. After the loss of her father, Gracie steps up and takes over the family business. But, no matter how hard she tries, nothing can change the fact that her business is struggling. The last thing she needed in her life was Sebastian. On the outside, Sebastian seems like a ruthless businessman who just snatches up businesses without a second thought. However, there is so much more to Sebastian than meets the eye. Sebastian has a kind heart and is trying to do what he thinks is best. It’s not personal. It’s just good business, isn’t it??

To Sir, with Love grabbed me from the very first page. Gracie and Sebastian’s story rocked some serious You’ve Got Mail vibes and I absolutely LOVED it! Gracie and Sebastian had a series of serendipitous meetings. One might definitely think that fate wanted these two together! Their chemistry was instant and their banter was off the charts. Too bad, their last encounter makes them realize they are destined to be foes. Gracie can’t stand Sebastian and thinks the absolute worst of him, but I promise you, she couldn’t be more wrong. Sebastian proved himself over and over again and had this reader falling head over heels in love.

To Sir, with Love is one of my favorite reads from author Lauren Layne. It’s smartly written and entertaining. The characters are a lot of fun and are easy to connect with. I adored Gracie and her relationship with her siblings. Sebastian was truly genuine and gave you all the feels. I loved the enemies to lovers vibe with Gracie and Sebastian. It lead to some seriously delicious tension and will they/won’t they moments I just couldn’t get enough of.

In the end, this book was just the read I was looking for. It made me laugh. It made me smile. It made me swoon and fall head over heels for these characters. If you’re a fan of feel-good romances and enjoyed the movie You’ve Got Mail, you won’t want to miss To Sir, with Love. I hope you fall in love with these characters just as I have.

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

Review: Paws and Prejudice by Alanna Martin

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Review: Paws and Prejudice by Alanna Martin

It’s up to a trio of adorable rescue huskies to make two lonely hearts in a coastal Alaskan town realize that true love is worth too much to turn tail and run.

Glaciers have nothing on Kelsey Porter when she decides to freeze someone out. After getting burned once, she’s not about to let it happen again. And right now all that icy contempt is focused on one annoyingly attractive and entitled interloper: Ian Roth. Not only is he looking to take advantage of her quaint, coastal community, tainting the small-town charm of Helen, Alaska, but he has committed the one crime she can never forgive—he doesn’t like her dogs.

Unlike what Kelsey believes, Ian loves Helen’s charms as much as she does. That’s partly why he’s determined to open a brewery there, and he’s not about to let anything or anyone stop his dream from coming true. But he didn’t count on the beautiful, prickly woman getting under his skin. Or having to be within hand-biting proximity of her three huge huskies.

When Kelsey’s family conscripts her into helping Ian get his brewery off the ground, she finds herself caught between a rock and a hard . . . muscular . . . man who has a fear of dogs. But the longer they work together, the more she can feel herself begin to thaw. Now she’ll have to choose: let sleeping dogs lie to protect her heart, or mush head-on toward love.

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MY REVIEW

Small-Town Romance ✔

Enemies to Lovers ✔

Pride and Prejudice Re-Telling ✔✔

Paws and Prejudice is a fun and entertaining romantic comedy that is sure to capture the heart of any romance lover!

Paws and Prejudice follows the story of Kelsey and Ian. When it comes to men, Kelsey is guarded and isn’t about to let just any guy get close. That is until Ian blows into to town and turns her world upside down. At first glance, Kelsey finds Ian to be annoyingly attractive, until he commits one fatal crime, his dislike of dogs. That’s not the only problem Kelsey runs into. Soon Kelsey will find herself stuck in an unimaginable situation. Does she continue to protect her heart or does she take a chance on love? There’s only one way to find out…

Overall, I thought this was a really cute read. I really dug the small-town vibes and loved all of the Pride and Prejudice elements. I was captivated by Kelsey and Ian instantly and really enjoyed their banter. They started off like enemies and the more time they spent together, the more their chemistry grew. However, the road to happily ever after wasn’t an easy one. When you throw small-town gossip and feuding families into the mix, you’ve got yourself one recipe for disaster….

Paws and Prejudice was a quick, yet satisfying read. It checked off all my boxes and I couldn’t help falling head over heels for Kelsey and Ian. I can’t wait to check out more of the Hearts of Alaska Series.

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

Review: The Kings of Kearny by Navessa Allen

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Review: The Kings of Kearny by Navessa Allen

Jakob Larson is going to be the death of me.

That’s what I think every time he strides into my bar.

The Kings of Kearny run this small Texas town, and Jakob is their chief enforcer.

The Viking, they call him. He’s a criminal. As dangerous as he is sexy. The kind of man who makes my inner cavewoman sit up and take notice.

Him big. Make strong babies. Bring home mammoth for dinner.

I’m ready to indulge her desires, but just for one night. Unfortunately, Jakob has other plans.

Someone in town is breaking one of the cardinal rules set by the leader of The Kings. And Jakob thinks they’re using my grandmother’s nursing home as a front for their illicit activities.

Now I’m neck-deep in trouble with him, and every time I think I’ve figured out what’s really going on, Jakob reveals another piece of the puzzle.

I need to figure out how far I’m willing to go to protect this town. How far I’m willing to go with Jakob.

Because if I fall for him, there’s no going back. No hope for a peaceful ending.

But Jakob is the kind of man who makes me think that peaceful is overrated, and that descending into darkness with him could lead to something even better than a Happily Ever After. 

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MY REVIEW

The Kings of Kearny is a fun and entertaining read that is sure to entertain readers right until the very end…

The Kings of Kearny follows the story of Krista and Jakob. Krista is new in town and is working at a bar owned by the kings. All Krista wants to do is work hard, keep her head down, and keep on an eye on her grandmother. Unfortunately for Krista, when Jakob gets wind of a potential drug operation at the nursing home that Krista’s grandmother resides in, Krista’s whole world is about to be turned upside down.

Overall, I thought this book was an enjoyable read. I love discovering new authors and have a weakness when it comes to biker romances, so I couldn’t resist giving this one a try. I thought the plot of this book was exciting and refreshing. I liked how the kings were all ex-military and how they looked out for one another. They were totally bada$$ in every way that mattered. I really dug Krista. She was feisty and an unbelievably strong character. I liked that she wasn’t afraid to take care of herself, and didn’t need a man to save her. Poor Jakob had his work cut out for him with Krista. She gave him a run for his money and wasn’t afraid to take him on. Jakob may have had alpha tendencies, but he definitely knew when to give Krista her space and handle herself.

If I had one complaint about this story, it’s that I felt it was rushed in quite a few places. There is so much going on in this book and so many moments or people touched on. I wished that certain moments had been delved in deeper and fleshed out more, especially when the other biker gang came in to play. Some moments felt like more of an afterthought. Now, I don’t know if maybe it was done on purpose. I’m not sure if there will be another book to follow up this one, but it felt to me like there some unfinished business.

The Kings of Kearny ticked off most of my boxes when it comes to MC Romance. This book had insta-love and great banter. It had some action packed moments and a quiet intensity to it. While I did have some issues with this story I think this author has a lot of great potential and I’m looking forward to checking out more from her in the future. All in all, The Kings of Kearny is an easy read and I had a lot of fun getting to know these characters.

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

Release Blitz with Review: The Fall of a God by Holly Renee

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Release Blitz with Review: The Fall of a God by Holly Renee

✨✨ ℍ𝕠𝕥 ℕ𝕖𝕨 ℝ𝕖𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕖✨✨

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝗚𝗼𝗱, 𝗕𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗧𝘄𝗼 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗼𝘆𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗹𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁 𝗕𝗮𝘆 𝗯𝘆 𝗛𝗼𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗥𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘!! 𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗝𝗼𝘀𝗶𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗕𝗲𝗰𝗸’𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆!

#𝟭-𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆!

Innocent. Blameless. Pure. Heartbroken. Josie Vos belonged to the one family I hated more than anything.

And I had forced her to despise me just as much.

It didn’t matter that I had lost track of my plan and fallen for my enemy.

Irrevocably hurt and enraged by my deceit, she had no intentions of doing anything but watching me lose my throne.

The secrets of our families can never be forgotten.

I knew that from the beginning, but I refuse to allow the sins of our families to determine our future.

I should have left her alone and let her hate me.
I didn’t.

I was going to fight for her, even if she now held all the power.

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MY REVIEW

I don’t know about you guys, but ever since finishing The Touch of a Villain, I have been dying to find out what would happen next for Josie and Beck. And let me tell you, I was not disappointed! Author Holly Renee delivered one heck of a ride that left me devouring The Fall of a God….

The Fall of a God picks up right where The Touch of a Villain left off. Josie is left to deal with the aftermath of the events of the last book. She’s hurt, confused, and can’t stop wanting the one guy she should stay away from. She has every right to be furious, but I promise you, what happened isn’t completely black and white. Yes, when it comes to Beck and Josie, there is a lot of hurt and gray area to get passed, but I promise their story is totally worth the crazy ride it takes you.

The Fall of a God is filled with lies, betrayal, and hot, hot, hot moments. What happened with Josie and Beck will have you all twisted in knots. There is so much hurt, distrust, and will they/won’t they moments. But, I have to say, Beck really stepped it up. Yes, there were still moments where I wanted to throat punch him, but he owned his mistakes and worked hard to fix them. His actions when it came to Josie might not always have been smart ones, but in the end, his feelings were genuine and left this reader wanting to know how things would fall into place in the end.

Once I started reading The Fall of a God, I couldn’t stop. I had to know what would happen next and was completely unprepared for the twists and revelations that would come. If you’re looking for a book that will consume you, that’s filled with twists, lies, and betrayal, that has great characters and a romance that will frustrate you, yet have you rooting for a happily ever after, then this is a book you won’t want to miss. The Fall of a God hit all the marks for me and was everything I was hoping for in a follow up to The Touch of a Villain. I truly enjoyed this story and hope this won’t be the last that we see of these characters and the boys of Clermont Bay!

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amazon Top 100 bestselling author of contemporary romance, Holly Renee brings readers a pinch of angst, an indulgence of heat, and the perfect amount of heart in every book.

Born and raised in East Tennessee, she is a married mom of two wild children. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, pretending to be a dragon for the hundredth time that day, being disgustingly in love with her husband, or chilling in the middle of the lake with her sunglasses and a float.

Holly is a lover of all things romance, Mexican food, Harry Potter, and yoga pants.


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Review: Sancte Diaboli: Part 2 by Amo Jones

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Review: Sancte Diaboli: Part 2 by Amo Jones

He held a darkness that could never be touched.

She carried a light that could never be seen.

Not by anyone. Only by each other.

Simply two halves of the same soul, Brantley and Saint were fused together with equal parts wrath and peace. Nothing could break through their bond. Nothing.

Until now.

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MY REVIEW

“The only thing worse than knowing you love someone irrevocably is feeling your sanity leave your soul anytime he looks at you.”

“You give a villain something worth fighting for and he’ll burn the whole fucking world to ash just to hear her heartbeat one more time.”

“Death is the experience you feel when you lose someone you love; pain in just the aftershock.”

I just finished Sancte Diaboli: Part Two and I am not ok. I am at a complete and utter loss of words. My mind has blown and I can not believe the crazy ride my heart just went on….

When I first picked up Sancte Diaboli: Part Two, I’m not gonna lie. I was scared, terrified of what was going to happen next. There was a reason I waited so long to read Sancte Diaboli: Part One and now that Part Two was finally here, I was afraid my heart wouldn’t be able to take it. I was right to be scared. My heart racing the entire time I read this story. At times, I felt like I couldn’t read fast enough. I was at a constant war with myself. Read faster, but try to savor it.

Sancte Diaboli: Part Two picks up right where the last book left off and hits the ground running without looking back. This book pulls out all the stops and leaves no stone unturned. This book had so many twists, turns, and shocking surprises. You will be left questioning everything you think you know and understand. A war has been started and only the Elite Kings can bring it to an end. The only thing you can do is just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Saint and Brantley’s story was absolutely EVERYTHING! I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, trying, but epically failing to see where this story would go. Author Amo Jones did an amazing job of weaving this web of lies, betrayal, and revelations. Wild horses wouldn’t have been able to stop me from finishing this book. And now, as I’ve finished this story and am trying to find all the words, I am just in awe. What a crazy, crazy ride.

I am full of so many feels right now. Sancte Diaboli: Part Two doesn’t disappoint and is definitely a top read of 2021 for this reader. If you love dark and twisted reads that will utterly consume you, I highly recommend checking out the Elite King’s Club Series. You will not be disappointed!!

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

Release Blitz with Review: Friends With Benedicts by Staci Hart

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Release Blitz with Review: Friends With Benedicts by Staci Hart

Friends With Benedicts, a brand new, heart felt rom-com from Staci Hart, is finally LIVE!! Who’s reading? Grab your copy today from your favorite online book retailer!

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Timing is everything.

Presley Hale and Sebastian Vargas are no strangers to goodbye. Their high school summers were spent wrapped up in each other until she would inevitably go home to California. One season after college, Sebastian finally escaped the little Texas town to travel the world, and they said goodbye for what they thought might be the last time.

Sebastian went one way. Presley went the other.

For the first time in five years, they’re both in town, but the timing is no better than ever. So the only thing to do is what they do best. Keep it casual.

Friends with benefits.

They’ve done it before—doing it again will be easy.

But their hearts don’t get the memo.

When the lines of their arrangement blur, Presley and Sebastian are faced with decisions they’ve avoided for years. And that’s not even their biggest problem.

A small town in danger of failing.

A secret that could tear them apart.

And two hearts that can’t hide anymore.

They’ve shared so many summers, but none compare to what they’ll face.

Timing is everything.

And their time is almost up.

MY REVIEW

“If the Blum sisters could upset the balance of the solar system, Presley could have swallowed up the universe with the voracity of a black hole.”

“Sometimes we mistakenly figure them for equals. We look at those things we need–money, shelter, and the like–and assume having those things will make us happy. But surviving and living aren’t the same thing. I think we forget that, on occasion. Usually when it matters most.”

Friends With Benedicts is a smartly written small-town romance.

Friends With Benedicts follows the story of Presley and Sebastian. Presley and Sebastian’s love story rocks a friends with benefits vibe with all the small-town goodness readers will just eat up. These two had an undeniable connection and neither one could stand being in town without the other. But, when Sebastian’s dreams take him away from this small town in Texas, he had no way of knowing that Presley’s life was being turned upside down. Now, almost 5 years later, Sebastian and Presley are reunited. Like magnets, they can’t help the pull they feel for one another. Sebastian is hoping that this time he will finally get to keep the girl he’s always wanted, but when a big secret is revealed, only time will tell if Sebastian and Presley will finally get their happily ever after…

I absolutely adored Sebastian and Presley’s story. You could just feel their chemistry ooze off of the pages. Every summer when Presley would come to visit, she would find herself in Sebastian’s arms. These two wanted nothing more than to be together, but the timing was never right. Flash forward 5 years, and both Sebastian and Presley’s lives have changed. Presley and her mother find themselves returning home to a place they never thought they’d come back to. Now, that Presley is home, she knows she has to find Sebastian and confess her secret, even if it means losing him forever….

Friends With Benedicts is everything a small-town romance lover could ask for. It’s got a rumor mill that never stops and town you can’t help but fall in love with. The characters are fun and easy to connect with. You can’t help but want to know more about each and every one of them. Sebastian and Presley were perfectly matched, and yet perfectly imperfect. They both had flaws and fears to move past. Yes, there were times where I wanted to shake some sense into both of them, but at the end of the day, these two managed to win my heart over and cheer them on as they worked toward their happily ever after.

Author Staci Hart has once again delivered an unforgettable romance. I had the best time falling in love with these characters and I can’t wait to see what this author has up her sleeves for us next!

*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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