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Review: More Than Words by Mia Sheridan

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No one lays open the heart and soul quite like New York Timesbestselling author Mia Sheridan.
The moment she met Callen Hayes, eleven-year-old Jessica Creswell knew he was a broken prince. Her prince. They became each other’s refuge, a safe and magical place far from their troubled lives. Until the day Callen kissed herJessica’s first real, dreamy kissand then disappeared from her life without a word.
Years later, everyone knows who Callen Hayes is. Famous composer. Infamous bad boy. What no one knows is that Callen’s music is now locked deep inside, trapped behind his own inner demons. It’s only when he withdraws to France to drink his way through the darkness that Callen stumbles into the one person who makes the music return. Jessica. His Jessie. And she still tastes of fresh, sweet innocence . . . even as she sets his blood on fire.
But they don’t belong in each other’s worlds anymore. There are too many mistakes. Too many secrets. Too many lies. All they have is that instinctive longing, that needand something that looks dangerously like love.
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My Review

“The princess thought she’d been waiting for the prince and yet…and yet, she’d had it all backward. The prince had survived the battle and crawled to the dark cave nearby to hide, where he’d been waiting…to be rescued by her.”

“I wanted to kiss those freckles, each and every one, to touch them with my tongue and know if they tasted like innocence.”

“Then write me love letters with your music. Write me songs that make my heart ache and my soul feel full. If you…if you have feelings for me, express them through your songs. I don’t care. But don’t live a life you don’t want to lead. Don’t become something you don’t want to be. Don’t throw away what we have because you don’t feel worthy of me.”

“I’d asked him to help me, begged him to save me, and he’d sent Jessie, not only to provide friendship and laughter when I needed it the most, but to gift me the joy of music. She’d delivered it straight into my arms, like a messenger bearing miracles, and I hadn’t once recognized her for what she was. My gift. My fate. My love.”

There are so many brilliant and wondrous things that I want to say about this book. But, I don’t know if I will ever be able to truly tell you just how and amazing and unexpected this book was for me. True to Mia Sheridan fashion this book has my heart all tied up in knots, feeling so many emotions. I know when I’m reading one of her books that I should expect to be taken on an incredible journey, but I am utterly floored by just how much I loved this book. More Than Words is one of those stories that just sneaks up on you. You won’t stand a chance. You may as well lock yourself in your room, because you are not going to want to put this book down..

From the moment I picked up More Than Words, I was inexplicably drawn to the characters and the story. I was completely captivated and was dying for more. The lyrical writing and flow of the story just sucks you in. You can’t absorb the words fast enough. This story is so unique, but delivers so many powerful messages. This book is so much more than a love story. It is a story of friendship and hope. A story of the worst pain and heartache. A story of despair and at times hopelessness. A story of demons and hitting rock bottom. A story of longing and love you want to give so badly, but don’t think you deserve. This story is just so much more than I will ever be able to say.

To say I loved this book would be a total understatement. It is the book my heart has been waiting for, but didn’t know existed. The characters will consume you and become a part of you. They are so real and flawed and beautiful. Their struggles and pain are so palpable. You can’t help but get lost in Callen and Jessie. Jessie is the girl who believes in fairytales and happy endings, always searching for an escape in made up worlds. And Callen is the beautiful broken boy who is lost and surrounded by demons, looking for a way out and finds hope in an unexpected place. Their story is complex and will tug at your heart. It will have you feeling so many emotions and at the same time will have you rooting for a happily ever after.

More Than Words has stolen my heart with it’s incredible writing and brilliant characters. It has consumed me and has left me with one heck of a book hangover. For me, this book ties Archer’s Voice for favorite reads and is definitely a top read of 2018.

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

Review: Ace of Hearts (The Cursed Ravens MC #1) by Chantal Fernando

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The New York Times bestselling author of the “swoonworthy and addicting” (Kim Karr, New York Times bestselling author) Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club series is back with more bad boy bikers in this first novel in the Cursed Ravens Motorcycle Club series.

Erin Dawson had the perfect life growing up in a perfect home with a perfect family. Her parents gave her and her sister everything a child could want. But after learning that the man she’s called “dad” her whole life isn’t actually her biological father, Erin is determined to find the man who is.

Armed with her original birth certificate, she finds her father, but begins questioning if her mom had been right all along to keep this information buried. It turns out he is the president of a motorcycle club, which could not be further from the life Erin leads. But, she’s determined to get to know the man who she gets her striking blue eyes from. Despite getting what she wants and finding her biological father, it’s the slightly older, much rougher but incredibly sexy biker Ace that catches Erin’s eye.

As the new “princess” of the Cursed Ravens, Erin is learning a whole new world, but her father has made it clear she is off limits. Will Ace follow his President’s orders or will he put his heart ahead of his duty? A sizzling tale of family and passion, Ace of Hearts features Fernando’s signature “snark and sass” (Booklist) and is perfect for fans of Kristin Ashley.


My Review

“People spend their whole lives looking to connect with someone. To feel that pull, that tether, and to be understood. To be loved. He might be a big tough biker, but he can’t pretend that he’s different from the rest of us.”

When I first heard about Ace of Hearts, I was over the moon. I was ridiculously excited. I’m a huge fan of Chantal Fernando’s Wind Dragon MC Series, so I couldn’t wait to dive into this one. Ace of Hearts hits the ground running and had me totally captivated. My first impressions of Erin was she was one badass, ballsy chick. She had no fear when it came to confronting the father she never knew about. Suddenly Erin finds herself immersed in a world that she never knew existed and has the caught the eye of Ace. Ace is rugged, sexy and everything Erin should stay away from. But, the pull between these two is instant and wild horses couldn’t keep these two away from one another. Will Ace and Erin pursue their connection despite her father’s warnings? Will Erin be tough enough to handle the biker world?? There’s only one way to find out…

Overall, I thought this book was an ok read. It’s kind of hard for me to review because there were so many wonderful parts that I just loved and wanted more of.  And then there were parts that were just rough. Let’s start with the good: I loved the characters. They were everything I wanted and then some. They were bikers with a heart of gold. You could tell they were badass when they needed to be, but also had really big hearts. I loved Ace. He was real with Erin and didn’t play games. He was sexy and swoon worthy; the total package. And Erin, I really loved her fearlessness. She had balls and was tough. I could definitely see her fitting in well with the MC world. Together, I thought Ace and Erin made a good match. Their chemistry was instant and smokin hot. The tension between the two of them was definitely palpable and made you want to see more of their story.

What didn’t work: At times the story felt a little rough, like it needed to be developed a little more. I felt like the the intensity of the MC world was dumbed down at times for Erin and I would have liked to see it be a little more real. There were definitely some moments that felt a little cheesy to me. Also, I wish there had been a little more consistency with Erin. For most of the story, she is portrayed as this strong, badass daughter of the MC president. However, there were moments where she appeared bratty, weak even. I wanted to roll my eyes at some of her behavior.

So, while this book isn’t a 100% slam dunk for me, I do think that this series has a lot of potential. For me, there were some elements that worked and others that didn’t. And while I didn’t love it, I still had a good time reading this book. Like I said there is a ton of potential here and in the end, the characters won me over and had me wanting to know more. I’m curious to see where this series will go next and would be open to reading more from it in the future.

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

Review: Company Ink by Kat Colburn

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Office intrigue takes on a whole new meaning in this story of love, friendship, and the secrets hiding behind boardroom doors…

The Company has a rule about falling in love on the job.

I’ve never been one for rules. But I need this one. I need this rule to remind me why I can’t be with Dani Wallace.

I need this smart little foul-mouthed fighter by my side more than I need her in my bed. I need her to close this massive deal. She thinks it holds the key to her escape from cubicle hell and another shot at the life she always wanted.

But there is more riding on our success than she can possibly ever know. So I’ll keep my hands to myself and my secrets safe for one more day.

But now I can’t stop wondering what my best friend has on beneath her conservative suit. I can’t stop imagining the things that sharp mouth of hers could do to me if I leaned back in my chair and unzipped my pants. And I can’t stop pushing our flirting too far.

I’m trying to remember the rule. But some rules are made to be broken.


My Review

Company Ink is the debut novel from author Kat Colburn. Company Ink is told from dual points of view and follows the story of Dan and Dani. Dani is smart, outgoing, and has a total mind of her own. She is anything but ordinary. I loved her confidence and that she had insecurities just like everyone else. She’s had a bad run with love and is now focusing on her career. What she wasn’t planning on was her new boss Dan. He’s smart, confident and totally off-limits. Despite the mutual attraction these two have for one another,  mixing business with pleasure would be a recipe for disaster. So, despite the connection these two have, they are determined to be just friends. Only being just friends proves easier said than done……

Overall, I thought this book was a really good debut novel. I’m a huge sucker for office place/friends to lovers romances, so I knew I just had to give this one a try. I loved Dani & Dan together and thought they were pretty easy to connect with. I adored their friendship and the slow burn/build to their relationship. The journey to happily ever after wasn’t an easy one for these two. Not only did they have the office place obstacles in their way, but Dan was hiding a pretty big secret that had to the power to ruin everything. And I for one couldn’t wait to see how things were going to play out between.

As far as debut novels go, I enjoyed this one. Company Ink was a quick and easy read for me. One that I easily finished in a single afternoon. I thought the overall story-line was fun and it intrigued me. I loved the forbidden aspect to the story and the friendship between our two main characters. I thought this story had just the right amount of steam and drama with a dash of suspense.  I think this author has a lot of great potential and I look forward to checking out more from her in the future.

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


Blog Tour with Review: Misadventures with a Rock Star by Helen Hardt

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Misadventures with a Rock Star by Helen Hardt
Release Date 5th June
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Heather Myles isn’t exactly thrilled to accompany her groupie roommate to an Emerald Phoenix concert. The aspiring screen writer would rather be home with a good book. After Susie pleads with her, though, Heather relents. What the heck? Maybe a change of scenery is just what she needs to combat her desolation over getting turned down by yet another small production company.
After the performance, Jett Draconis, lead singer and guitarist for the band, isn’t up for the party scene. He’s grown tired of being mauled by horny devotees…until an auburn-haired goddess catches his eye. Though she initially rebuffs his advances, he’s determined not to take no for an answer. Sparks erupt between him and Heather, but Jett knows better than to fall in love. A secret from his past could destroy him—and everyone close to him—if he does.

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“Baby, all I know is that I was willing to throw myself into a burning fire to get you out of there safely tonight. That has never happened to me.”

“She had gotten inside me somehow. Stirred up emotions I had left dormant far too long. Emotions that would eventually be my undoing.”

Misadventures with a Rock Star is a hot and sinful addition to The Misadventures Series.

Jett is everything you could ask for in a rock star. He was sexy, confident and wasn’t afraid to go after what he wanted. When Jett meets Heather, his world is knocked off its axis. You see, Heather isn’t a groupie and isn’t impressed by the rock star life style. And for a man always used to getting his way, that is a challenge he just can’t seem to walk away from….

Overall, I thought this book was a fun read. It was hot. It was sexy and filled with lots of good times. I think the author did a great job depicting the rock star lifestyle. Jett is the character that you love to hate. He’s arrogant and flirty. But underneath it all is a man who is tired of the status quo and is looking for something more out of life. Meeting Heather was just what he needed. She wasn’t like all the women he was used to. She made him want more and certainly didn’t make things easy for him.

Misadventures with a Rock Star is a sinful read filled with lot of naughtiness, insta love and a rock star that is sure to win your heart. This was a fun book to spend the evening curled up with and I think it was a great addition to this series.

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

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#1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family. Helen loves to hear from readers.
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Review: Dirty Exes (Liars, Inc. #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

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They’re serving up some red-hot revenge. A sizzling series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel van Dyken.

Blaire has never quite gotten over Jessie Beckett, the ex–NFL star whose kisses were hot enough to ignite the entire Eastern Seaboard. When he chose work over her, Blaire was left brokenhearted. Why else would she have married a skeezy two-timer, just to divorce him less than a year later?

Now Blaire is getting even by becoming one half of Dirty Exes, a PI firm fully committed to humiliating cheating jerks. If only the new jerk she’s been hired to uncover wasn’t Jessie Beckett himself.

Exposing Jessie isn’t going to be easy, especially when she still daydreams about his sexy smile. Further complicating matters is Colin, Jessie’s best friend. He’s gorgeous, a little bit cunning, and willing to help Blaire get the inside scoop on Jessie—for a price.

Now caught between two men—one totally right and the other totally wrong—Blaire will need to decide just how much she’s willing to risk…and whom she’s willing to risk it for.

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“In that moment, I wondered. What. If. Two very dangerous words. Two horrible words. Words that should never be put together in any way, shape, or form.”

“He kissed me tenderly, he kissed me like he wanted to do nothing more than taste me for the next few hours and memorize every inch of my body.”

“I was keeping him. End of story.”

Dirty Exes was such a fun and unexpected read. I mean, I just loved the heck out of this book. From laugh out loud moments to crazy antics to a swoon worthy romance that just knocks you off your feet, this book is easily one of my favorite books that I’ve read so far this year.

Dirty Exes is smartly written and will suck you in from the very first page. The plot is fun and entertaining. The characters will captivate you and suck you in to their stories. I fell in love with Blaire from the moment I met her. Life had dealt her some pretty craptastic cards when it came to love, and she wasn’t in the market at all. She loved catching cheaters and serving their spouses or significant others justice and the closure they need. Closure…that is the one thing Blaire never got. She has a lot of what if’s in her life and it looks like fate is about to drop into her life and turn it totally upside down….

Dirty Exes took me on one heck of a ride. It wasn’t anything like I expected. It knocked my socks off and had me laughing in stitches. I couldn’t get enough of this story and the characters. It was the perfect book to spend my afternoon getting lost in. This book had it all: smart writing, witty banter, fun characters, light angst, just the right amount of drama, and some seriously sweet moments. I may have found myself swooning over a particular character a time or two, but I’m not going to tell you which one. You’re just going to have to pick up this read for yourself and see which character won over my heart…..

A truly fantastic read. I can’t wait to read more from this series!

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


Review: In Bed With The Beast by Tara Sivec

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A tale as old as time: she needs a place to stay, he’s a grump with a secret and an extra room…can love find a way?

Meet the Naughty Princess Club, a series from USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec that brings readers to Fairytale Lane and the hilarity—and romance—that three women fall into once they decide to strut their stuff and bring on their own happily ever after.

Living in her overprotective dad’s basement, shy Belle lives her life through books. Being a part of the Naughty Princess Club is the first adventure she’s ever had, plus she desperately needs the money to save one of her favorite places – the local library.

But when her new friends and new business gets her kicked out of her dad’s house, Belle is rescued by the surly Vincent “Beast” Adams who invites her to be his house guest until she gets back on her feet. Despite his attitude problem and long list of rules, Belle finds herself warming to the muscled man with a penchant for growling and starts seeing a gentle side to him that wasn’t there before.

Yet there’s a room that Beast keeps locked and Belle keeps getting hints that Beast is hiding something…can a nerdy librarian tame the beast or will their romance be over before it has a chance to blossom?





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“I’ve lived my life in black and white, content with being the shy, quiet wallflower who does nothing but read, just waiting for something exciting to happen to me like it does for the heroines in my books.”

“I’m nobody’s hero, princess. And this isn’t a fairy tale.”

“There’s nothing more rewarding than the risk of falling in love. Sometimes you hit a few roadblocks along the way, but it’s always worth it in the end.”

Ever since I finished At The Stroke of Midnight, I have been impatiently waiting to get my hands on the next book in the Naughty Princess Club Series, and let me tell you, it was so worth the wait. In Bed With The Beast was everything I had wanted and had been waiting for.

From the moment I started reading this book, I was totally sucked into Belle and Vincent’s story. Their chemistry and banter made it impossible for me to put this book down. I was addicted and had to see how their story would play out. Tara Sivec has knocked it out of the park with her witty banter and entertaining story-line. These characters are just so much fun and so easy to relate to; you just can’t get enough. I mean, you think you know their stories, but what this author brings to their stories will knock you off of your feet. She breathes fresh life and sexiness into our favorite fairy-tales and will keep you begging for more.

In Bed With The Beast captivated me from page one. I couldn’t get enough of Belle and Vincent together. They were the perfect match, but neither one of them was ready to realize it. I loved how raw and intense Vincent was. He was a total jerk with a heart of gold. And Belle…she was so sweet. So innocent. She wanted it all: the romance, the swoon, the happy ending. She couldn’t be more opposite of Vincent, but it just worked. These together had some amazing chemistry. Their push and pull had me begging for more. And even though I am very familiar with the tale of Beauty and The Beast, Tara Sivec gave me a sexy and sweet story with some terrific twists that just left me breathless…..

In Bed With The Beast is a terrific addition to The Naughty Princess Club Series. This book was sexy, smart and just a whole lot of fun. It is the absolute perfect book to spend your afternoon getting lost in. I loved the banter. I loved the chemistry. I loved the angst and drama. I loved all the little moments with Belle and Vincent. I loved seeing their relationship grow and how they changed one another. I loved getting to spend time with Cindy and Ariel again. They had me laughing so much and I just love seeing what trouble these ladies are going to get themselves into. I am telling you now, I just know that Ariel is going to be a force to be reckoned with when we finally get our hands on her story and I can not wait!!

Simply put, I just loved this story. It is a fantastic fairy-tale re-telling and The Naughty Princess Club is quickly becoming one of my favorite series’. It’s one that I can easily see myself reading over and over again. This series just keeps getting better and better. I don’t know about you guys, but I will be sitting here waiting very impatiently to get my hands on Kiss The Girl, later this year!!! I can’t wait for more and I hope you’ll give this fun and sexy series a try.

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

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Review: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

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A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there’s not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick.

Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases–a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.

It doesn’t help that Stella has Asperger’s and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice–with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can’t afford to turn down Stella’s offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan–from foreplay to more-than-missionary position…

Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but to crave all the other things he’s making her feel. Soon, their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic…

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If you’re looking for a fresh and unique story, then this is the one for you. The Kiss Quotient is diverse, unique, and completely captivating. The characters are adorable and you can’t help but fall for them. I mean, these two could not be more opposite and they really should not work, but somehow they do. Somehow they are able to get past their differences and ideals of who they should be. They discover a love that they never knew existed or that could be possible. These two characters pulled me into their story and had me rooting for their happily ever after.

There is a ton of buzz surrounding The Kiss Quotient and I am definitely glad that I checked it out. The Kiss Quotient is a fantastic debut novel.  It is very well written, with a unique and fresh plot. It is a story that you can easily finish in one sitting and one that you won’t be able to put down. I know I couldn’t stop myself from devouring each word. The Kiss Quotient hit all the marks for me, delivering a sweet and swoon-worthy romance with loads of steam that will keep you begging for more. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

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


“You’ve watched Pretty Woman too many times. Kissing doesn’t mean anything, and it’s always best if you’re not thinking too much in bed. Trust me,” he said.

Her mouth thinned into a stubborn line. “This is too important for me not to think. I’d rather not kiss anymore if you don’t mind.”

Michael’s irritation redoubled, and he forced his hands to relax before he popped all his blood vessels. How the hell had he gotten himself into this? Ah yes, he’d been worried about his escort colleagues taking advantage of her. Stupid of him. His life was complicated enough without worrying about his clients. This was exactly why he had the one-session policy.

He would have backed out—it was tempting—but he’d promised. He always carried through on his promises. It was his way of balancing out the universe. His dad had broken enough promises for the both of them.

“All right,” he made himself say. “No kissing.”

“Do the other plans look okay?” she asked.

He forced himself to read them and found them pretty similar, only she’d moved from hand jobs to blowjobs and changed the sexual positions.

Amused despite himself, he said, “I’m surprised you used the terms ‘doggy style’ and ‘cow girl.’”

Her cheeks went bright red, and she adjusted her glasses. “I’m inexperienced, not clueless.”

“Your plans are missing something important.” He held his hand out, and she placed the pen in his palm with wary motions.

She tilted her head to the side as she watched him write FOREPLAY at the top of all the plans in capital letters. As an afterthought, he drew a box in front of each iteration with hard stabs of the pen.

“But why? I was under the impression men don’t need it.”

“You do,” he said flatly.

She wrinkled her nose and shook her head. “You don’t have to bother with me.”

He narrowed his eyes. “It’s not a bother. Most men like foreplay. I do. Getting a woman hot is satisfying as hell.” Besides, he was not having sex with her if she wasn’t ready. No fucking way.

Swallowing, she stared down at the menu. “So you’re saying I don’t have a chance to improve.”

“What? No.” His mind scrambled to figure out why she might say that and came up with nothing.

“You saw how I reacted. It was one button.”

“And then you slept with me all night. You were basically naked, and you cling.”

“Are you two ready to order?” the waitress interjected. Judging by the amused glimmer in her eyes, she’d caught the last part of their conversation.

Stella perused the dinner options, her nails picking at the fabric edging of the menu.

“We’ll have the special,” Michael said.

“Wise choice. I’ll leave you to it.” The waitress winked, gathered the menus, and disappeared.

“What’s the special?” Stella asked.

“I have no idea. Let’s hope it’s not woolly.”

A troubled frown bracketed her mouth, and she leaned forward hesitantly, meeting his eyes for the briefest second. “What exactly do you mean by ‘cling?’”

Michael grinned. “It means you like to cuddle when you’re asleep.”


She looked so horrified Michael couldn’t help laughing. “I confess to liking it.” Which was the truth, and unlike him. Cuddling was an obligatory thing he did for his clients because he understood they needed it. He usually spent the time counting the seconds until he could leave and go home to shower. Holding Stella had been nothing like that. They hadn’t had sex, so there’d been nothing to wash away, and the trusting way she’d curled into him had made him feel things he didn’t want to think about.

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About The Author

Helen Hoang is that shy person who never talks. Until she does. And the worst things fly out of her mouth. She read her first romance novel in eighth grade and has been addicted ever since. In 2016, she was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in line with what was previously known as Asperger’s Syndrome. Her journey inspired THE KISS QUOTIENT. She currently lives in San Diego, California with her husband, two kids, and pet fish.