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RELEASE BLITZ: The Muse by Emma Scott

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The Muse by Emma Scott is now live!

From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Emma Scott, comes an emotional paranormal romance about sacrifice, redemption, and the power of true love. 

Cole Matheson didn’t expect the road toward being a successful painter would be paved in gold, but he hoped there’d be a few less potholes. Insidious self-doubt that whispers that he’s no good, talentless, hopeless has him on the brink of despair. Maybe it would be better to just give up.

A midnight visit by a beautiful creature of darkness changes everything…

Ambrosius Edward Meade-Finch surrendered to the underworld centuries ago after knowing only pain and suffering during his short life. Now, Ambri makes humans dance on his strings, feeding on their desire for his own pleasure. But his liege lord questions his loyalty and commands him to bring a pure soul into their dark realm.

Cole Matheson seemed like an easy mark, but Ambri didn’t count on his goodness or the depth of his generous spirit that wants Ambri just as he is. And Cole never expected to find in Ambri a muse who unlocks his talent and who might also be what his lonely heart has been searching for. Something fragile yet powerful grows between them, and the possibility of soul-deep love hangs in the balance, if only they have the courage to reach for it.

But fairy tale endings don’t come without a price. The dark forces Ambri answers to have been promised a soul, and they’re coming to collect…

The Muse is book 2 in the Angels and Demons series but can be read as a standalone.

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Emma Scott is a USA Today and Wall St. Journal bestselling author whose books have been translated in six languages and featured in Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After. She writes emotional, character-driven romances in which art and love intertwine to heal, and in which love always wins. If you enjoy emotionally-charged stories that rip your heart out and put it back together again, with diverse characters and kind-hearted heroes, you will enjoy her novels. Visit

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Year in Review: 2022 Reading Challenge Completed ✔

Each year, I try to create a reading challenge that’s not only fun and challenging but also realistic. This year, I set the bar pretty high, and couldn’t be happier with the results. I’ve read over 153 books for this challenge, 85 of those being books that have sat on my kindle for far too long. I’ve discovered a lot of new authors and exciting books in 2022 and can not wait to see what next year’s challenge will bring.

Here are the books that made my 2022 Reading Challenge a success:

CategoryBook Title
Re-Read a favorite bookThe Host by Stephenie Meyer
Re-Read a Book you read 5 years agoTrophy Wife by Alessandra Torre
A Book that’s been on your tbr for 3 years or moreFinding Storm by Samantha Towle
A Book that will be made/has been made into a movie/tv showDead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
A book set in a different country from where you currently live.Beautiful Enemy by Piper Lawson
A book by an author new to meInevitable by Kristen Granata
A ContemporaryRun to You by Lara Adrian
A New Adult ReadMad World by Hannah McBride
A Biker NovelBiker Schmiker by Bella Jewel
A Paranormal/FantasyThese Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan
A Sports RomanceThe Varsity Dad Dilemma by Lex Martin
A Romantic ComedyScrewdrived by Alice Clayton
An Opposites Attract NovelScrewed Up by Harlow Rae
A Grumpy/Sunshine RomanceBlind Pass by Teagan Hunter
A book chosen for its coverFragile Longing by Cora Reilly
An Accidental Pregnancy RomanceFloored by Karla Sorensen
An Older Brother’s Best Friend RomanceEvery Sweet Regret by Lexi Ryan
A Holiday Romance (any holiday)Kissing My Co-worker by J. Sterling
A Forbidden RomanceStone Cold by Winter Renshaw
A Billionaire RomanceThe Billionaire by Marni Mann
A Bad Boy RomanceRock Me by Cherrie Lynn
A Workplace RomanceSexy Filthy Boss by Piper Rayne
A Fake Relationship RomanceFaking It With #41 by Piper Rayne
A Marriage of Convenience RomanceBound by Duty by Cora Reilly
A Forced Proximity (1 Bed Trope) RomanceTaste by Melanie Harlow
My Favorite troupeForce by Cassandra Robbins
A book with a red coverThe Professional, Pt.1 by Kresley Cole
4 books on my TBRThe Redemption by Nikki Sloane
Repeat Offender by Lani Lunn Vale
Book Boyfriend by Claire Kingsley
Conceal by Ava Harrison
4 New ReleasesThe Surprise Seduction by Amy Alves
Only Ever Yours by Nikki Ash
The Wright Rival by KA Linde
The Grump Who Stole Sunshine by Ella Fields
A Rock Star RomanceFamous in a Small Town by Kylie Scott
A Gothic RomanceNightshade by Keri Lake
A book picked by a friendThe Bone Witch by Ivy Asher
A Dark/Taboo RomanceThe Ritual by Shantel Tessier
A Historical RomanceThe Unknown Beloved by Amy Harmon
A Fairy Tale Re-TellingBeauty and the Beast by Skye Warren
A Royal RomanceMy Wicked Prince by Molly O’Keefe
A YA BookIf There’s No Tomorrow by JLA
An Enemies to Lovers RomanceAt First Hate by KA Linde
A book that will make you Ugly CryReminders of Him by Colleen Hoover
A book with an Age Gap troupeImagine Me by Fiona Cole
A book with Friends to Lovers troupeLass by Harloe Rae
A book with a Blue coverHer Forbidden Hero by Laura Kaye
A Book with a Purple CoverFantastical by Kristen Ashley
A Book with a White CoverThe Professional Pt. 3 by Kresley Cole
A Book with a One-Word TitleCrave by Piper Lawson
4 books on my TBRThrone of Glass
Crown of Midnight
Heir of Fire
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
4 New ReleasesWicked Matrimony by Logan Chance
Sinful Hands by TL Smith
Shackled Hands by TL Smith
Broken Dove by Chelle Bliss
1 DuetLove Me Duet by TL Smith
A Mafia RomanceBecause I Need You by Claire Contreras
A NovellaShame on You by Tara Sivec
A Romantic SuspenseFrozen on Ice by Cynthia Eden
A book with a Cowboy on the coverWild Card by Karina Halle
A book, where the main character is/, was in the militaryIn Bed With Mr. Wrong by Katee Robert
A Small-Town RomanceQuintessentially by Aleatha Romig
A First Responder (Police Officer/Firefighter/EMT) RomanceChasing Her Fire by Claire Kingsley
A Second Chance RomanceSecond Chance Rival by M. Robinson
A Dystopian/Science Fiction RomanceEverything Under The Sun by J.A. Redmerski
A book with a yellow coverThe Professional Pt2 by Kresley Cole
4 books on my TBRThe Relationship Pact by Adrianna Locke
Ruthless People by JJ McAvoy
My Highland Fling by Meghan Quinn
Otterly Irresistible by Erin Nicholas
4 New ReleasesBlame It On The Vodka by Fiona Cole
Brutal Vows by JT Geissinger
Reason to Believe by Rebecca Yarros
His Rule by A. Zavarelli & Natasha Knight
An Insta-love RomanceBad Boss by Michelle Valentine
A Romance With A Bearded Man On CoverTen Thousand Words by Kelly Jean
A Fighter/MMA BookFateful Fighter by Kathy Coopmans
A TrilogyThe Society Trilogy by A. Zavarelli & Natasha Knight
Finish A Series I StartedThe Revenge (The Insider’s Trilogy) by Tijan
A Bully RomanceDeviant King by Rina Kent
2 DuetsDay to Night Duet by Stylo Fantome
The Wildflower Duet by Michaela Smetlzer
2 NovellasShame on Me by Tara Sivec
Shame on Him by Tara Sivec
A Suspense or Romantic Suspense NovelThe Bodyguard Next Door by Cynthia Eden
Read 1 SeriesEntitled Series by Cassandra Robbins
2 Box Sets of BooksThe Midnight Duet by K. Loraine
Black: The Complete Series by TL Smith
A Small-Town RomanceSomeone Like You by Kristen Granata
A Stand-alone NovelTill It Hurts by Cora Brent
5 Books I Already Own Per Month
JanThe Boy I Shouldn’t Want by Stephanie Rose
Inked Kingdom by Carrie Ann Ryan,
The First Score by Amie Knight
Regrets by Nicole Dykes
No Perfect Hero by Nicole Snow
FebThe Marriage Effect by Karla Sorensen
Twice As Sexy by Carly Phillips
That’s The Way I Loved You by Carrie Aarons
Dirty Sexy Saint by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde
The Ex Effect by Karla Sorensen
MarchThe Heart You Break Cynthia Eden
Fighting for Her Cynthia Eden
Roman Will Fall Cynthia Eden
Flirting with Frenemey by Pippa Grant
Lessons from a One Night Stand by Piper Rayne
AprilCity of Sin by Ivy Smoak
An Imperfect Heart by Amie Knight
Black by TL Smith
Machiavellian by Bella De Corte
Charmed by the Bartender by Piper Rayne
MayDirty Deeds by Nicole James
Seduced by the Boss by Lexi Noir
Strays by Cora Brent
Fade by Ashley Munoz
Sweet Mercy by Nina West
JuneEnemy’s Secret by Ashlee Price
Still Waters by Anne Malcolm
Burden by Melissa Ellen
Only Once by Ashley Munoz
Undefeated by Claudia Burgoa
JulyLife in Reverse by Beth Michele
The Two Week Stand by Samantha Towle
Loved You Once by Claudia Burgoa
London is Falling by Danielle Norman
Baking with a Rockstar by Jasmin Miller
AugInterpreter by Kristy Marie
Risky by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Not Without Your Love by Lexi Ryan
There’s Always Someday by Harloe Rae
Marrying My Billionaire Boss by Nadia Lee
SeptReal Fake Love by Pippa Grant
The Dirty Truth by Winter Renshaw
Crave Me by Lexi Foss
Misadventures of a Backup Bride by Shayla Black
Crossing the Line by Maggie Cole
OctThe Wright Love by KA Linde
The Wright One by KA Linde
Say Yes by Kandi Steiner
His Heart by Claire Kingsley
Legacy by Laura Pavlov
NovThe Boss by Melanie Moreland,
Beautiful Liar by Lauren Rowe
Beloved Liar by Lauren Rowe
Wild Card by Ashley Munoz
Craving the Fight by L.P. Dover
DecHateful by Cora Brent
Grave by Shantel Tessier
Bastards and Scapegoats by Coralee June
Thornes and Forgiveness by Coralee June
Bittersweet by Deborah Blandon

RELEASE BLITZ PACKET – In Flesh We Burn by Claris Jade

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Title: In Flesh We Burn

Duet: Forged Duet #1

Series: Abyss #1

Author: Claris Jade

Genre: Contemporary Supernatural Romance

Release Date: October 3, 2022


A spit-fire forensic scientist.

A possessive crime boss. 

A contract marriage and a bride with an expiration date. 

Yesenia is murdered and finds herself in the mythical Underworld and is granted a second chance to live. A chance to make different choices, save her best friend, and protect what’s left of her family before her illness inevitably seals her fate. This time, she won’t be playing the victim.

Armando, CEO and feared leader of The Abyss crime syndicate, has been searching for the young girl that saved him years ago. The girl with no memory of the broken man that darkens her doorway. 

When everything they’ve built comes crashing down will they survive the fire or will their secrets burn away their flesh and future? 




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Claris lives in Sunshine California with her family and dog. Claris had been mesmerized by enthralling story telling as a kid and now chooses to express herself with all art forms. She loves to explore the different ways to mix sub-genres and tropes that are not normally put together, like a contemporary supernatural romance. She loves to write about how broken alphas and badass heroines fall in love to find the best versions of themselves and solace in each other. When she is not drawing or binging crime shows, she is probably adding more angst and drama to her books or thinking about how to connect all of her series. 





Release Blitz with Review: Never Look Back by A.L. Jackson

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Release Blitz with Review: Never Look Back by A.L. Jackson

Never Look Back

An Enemies-to-Lovers, Close-Proximity, Second-Chance Romance from A.L. Jackson

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“The spice was on point and the romance was swoony. A total must read.”– The Boho Book Blogger

“This amazing story is dark and decadent, with the past never really being all it seems.

I loved his fierceness and his determination to make the past right again, with just enough Alpha attitude to give him a “lickable” edge.”-Mere, Sweet Reads & Treats

“Second chance romance is my absolute catnip and Never Look Back is a beautiful, angsty, and gritty addition to that trope.”– Nose Stuck in a Book Blog

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Logan Lawson won me in a bet.
The second I saw him sitting at the illegal card table, I knew I was in trouble.
Years ago, he sealed my fate and condemned me to a life I didn’t want to lead.
Yet he’s filled with untamed fury and thirsting for vengeance against the husband I hate.

Aster Costa is everything I never should have wanted.
The second she showed with her pompous, prick of a husband, I should have gotten up and walked.
But there’s no looking away from the woman who wrecked me.
Worse, I can’t stop myself from plotting to get her back.

I want nothing more than to be free of my husband.
I’m afraid Logan Lawson is the only one who can make that happen.
He might hate me for our past, but now it’s me on my knees begging for help.

Finding each other in the middle of it wasn’t supposed to be part of the bargain.
But once Logan touches me, I’m gone.
A torch is rekindled. A fire is lit.

Aster Costa has always been mine.
And this time, no matter the cost, I won’t give her back…


“They say the devil is so beautiful you wouldn’t be able to look at him if you saw him in his original form.”

“I wanted to beg him to stop. To tell him I couldn’t deal with this. That this push and pull was killing me. The gravitation and the disgust. The hatred and the echo of a star-crossed love.”

“You are the existence that forever burned within me, Aster. You are the belief that I can live right. Do fucking better. Proof I can have a bigger purpose than this superficial bullshit that I’ve been chasing after. When I walk into a room? I want to walk in it for you. When I get up in the morning? I want to rise for you. When I live this life? I want to live it for you.”

Never Look Back is a lyrical and compelling masterpiece that will consume you from the very beginning. From the moment Logan wins Aster in a card game you know all bets are off and you’re in for one heck of a ride.

Never Look Back is an all-consuming enemies to lovers, star-crossed, second-chance romance that will take on the most amazing journey. A journey filled with secrets and regrets, pain and hope. A journey filled with love and second chances. The writing will slay you in the best possible way and leave readers begging for more.

Logan and Aster’s road to happily ever after isn’t an easy one. No, this author made her characters work and fight for their happy ending. This story is filled with explosive chemistry, an undeniable pull, and buried feelings that refused to be ignored. Every bit of danger, drama, and heartache was worth the ride this story took my heart on.

A.L. Jackson has delivered an unforgettable, heart-pounding romance. I didn’t know how badly I needed this story until I got lost in it. I loved every second of this story from beginning to end and hope you will fall head over heels for Aster and Logan’s story just as I have.

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


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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, FIGHT FOR ME, CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART, FALLING STARS, and REDEMPTION HILLS novels. Get her latest enemies-to-lovers, second-chance romance, NEVER LOOK BACK, available now!

If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.

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Cover Reveal: It Started With A Kiss by S.L. Scott

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S.L. Scott

Release Date: June 10

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Photographer: Britt & Bean Photography LLC

Models: Grace and Tristan

Tropes: ​​Opposites Attract | Friends with Benefits to Lovers | Forced Proximity Billionaire | Big City


It started with a kiss.

Admittedly, it was a moment of weakness on my part. But even the strong-willed have been known to fall for a hard body underneath a tailored suit and a five o’clock shadow coating a sharp jawline.

It didn’t matter that Jackson St. James was nothing but trouble. Trouble was just my type.

Been there.

Done him.

Not making that mistake again.

We were friends, a low-key affair we designed ourselves—over before we began. After all, together we made no sense.

Jackson is into sports. I prefer the arts.

He gulps beer. I sip champagne.

While I might not be described as humble, his arrogance is through the roof.

But when he asks if we can talk, my traitorous Louboutins come to a full stop. Although I’ve seen enough movies to know how these conversations go, maybe, just maybe, he’ll surprise me.

He has before . . .

We may have started with a kiss, but how will we end?

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Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling, avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She’s obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist.

Scott writes character driven, heart-racing, and swoony romances to suspense that will leave you glued to the page. Her stories are regarded as emotion-filled and soulful. With stories ranging from light and witty beach reads to heart wrenching and heart healing, Scott has a story for all readers. Her books are more than escapes for the voracious readers of today. They are journeys of the heart that always come with a happily ever after reward at the end.

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Cover Reveal: ALONG CAME YOU by Claudia Burgoa

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Claudia Burgoa

Release Date: July 12

Photographer: Wander Aguiar

Model: Soj

From USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Claudia Burgoa comes this billionaire workplace accidental pregnancy romance that’ll leave readers laughing and swooning!

What happens when you break the cardinal rule?

I’m good at following rules.

Like, don’t sleep with your hot employees. That’s a good rule.

At least I was until that night. I blame the champagne and the tuxedo he wore.

There are several reasons why I shouldn’t be attracted to Elliot McPhee.

  1. He’s emotionally unavailable.
  2. He’s in his mid-forties—too old for me.
  3. He’s my employee.
  4. He’s jaded after a disastrous divorce.
  5. He’s leaving soon.

But he has gray eyes, and a deep velvety voice…did I mention he looks like Joshua Jackson?

I can’t resist.

It’s just a one-night stand before he leaves.

Except, things get complicated.

We’re talking two bright pink lines complicated.

Did I mention he has no desire to commit?

So, we agree not to try.

Except, we can’t keep our hands off each other.

Then I find out he’s not who I thought.

He’s so wrong for me. So why do I still want to create a family with him?

Along Came You is a forbidden age gap romance involving a secret billionaire and an accidental baby. Get ready to laugh, swoon, and be seduced by sexy billionaires willing to please their women!

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Claudia is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author. 

She writes alluring, thrilling stories about complicated women and the men who take their breaths away. Her books are the perfect blend of steamy and heartfelt, filled with emotional characters and explosive chemistry. Her writing takes readers to new heights, providing a variety of tears, laughs, and shocking moments that leave fans on the edge of their seats.

She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, her youngest two children, and three fluffy dogs.

When Claudia is not writing, you can find her reading, knitting, or just hanging out with her family. At nights, she likes to binge watches shows or movies with her equally geeky husband.

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Review: Antichrist by Amo Jones

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Meraki Mallory lived two lives. The one that everyone thought she did, and the one she worked hard to hide. She burned with her demons instead of running from them, but when Niko Davis rode back into town with a bag full of secrets, she knew she would need to start hiding them instead. Niko knew her inside and out, and if he saw even a smidge of her soul, he would see that she was no longer the girl he left behind…

When the president of the New York chapter of the Seven Knights MC dies, he passes the gavel down to Niko… but unknown to anyone else, that’s not the only thing he left him.

Niko fights for what’s his, and he’s only ever claimed one person in his life—Meraki. So when he rips away the walls she built around herself with his bare teeth, the secrets that she has so fiercely hidden away all of these years suddenly bleed onto the four unmarked graves laid out in front of his steel-cap boots…

It started with a bond that destroyed everyone around them…

…it ends with blood.

*this is a DARK ROMANCE. Please check triggers if think you may need to.

**Antichrist is not a retelling of Hunchback of Notre Dame, there are slight nods here and there toward the original tale.

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“This kind of love doesn’t die out, it burns.”

“He and I are dangerous because we will always choose each other. No matter what.”

“Baby, I may be the Antichrist, but you’re definitely my holy grail.”

As one of my most anticipated reads of 2022, Antichrist delivers a sinfully dark tale that kept me on the edge of my seat and wondering what the heck did I just read?

Antichrist is a well-crafted and intriguing story that will captivate you from the very first page. From the moment you start reading this story, you are given tiny little pieces of the bigger picture. A story filled with darkness, intrigue, betrayal, secrets, lies, and oh, so much hate. A story that will have you questioning so many things. A story filled with twists and turns that you’ll never see coming, but will leave you with bated breath, wondering what will happen next. Your boundaries will be tested in so many ways. Dark romance lovers, you have been warned. Meraki and Niko’s story is not for the faint of heart.

Antichrist took my expectations and threw them out of the window. I just experienced one heck of a dark and delicious journey. When it comes to this book, all I can say is to go into it with an open mind. This book is anything but your typical dark read. Expect the unexpected and just let yourself experience the crazy ride this author is about to take you on. Amo Jones does not disappoint and I can’t wait to get my hands on whatever she decides to write next!

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Release Blitz with Review: The Secret by Kristen Proby

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From NYT and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby comes a forbidden romance. The Secret is the first in the Single in Seattle series!

Vaughn is everything I’m supposed to stay away from. Sexy. Cocky. And famous.


I grew up in a family full of wealthy celebrities. My father, Luke Williams, is the celebrity of them all. A superstar actor and producer, my father knows the downside of living in the spotlight. And because of that, he sheltered my siblings and me from everything Hollywood entailed. We didn’t attend premieres. We weren’t photographed. There were no friendships with other celebrities’ children.

The limelight couldn’t touch us.

But now, at twenty-five, I’m ready to start my life, working for my father’s production company in downtown Seattle—until Vaughn Barrymore walks through the door.

He can’t keep his hands off me. He’s completely forbidden, but I can’t help falling for the sweet, complicated man.
When—and it’s when not if—my family finds out that I’ve been keeping this secret, will I have to choose between the man I love and those who mean the most to me? Or, by some miracle, can I have both?

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The Secret is the first book in the exciting new, Single in Seattle Series. This book is filled with delicious romance, swoon-worthy moments, and just enough drama for any romance lover.

When we first meet up with Vaughn and Olivia things couldn’t have gone worse. To say they got off on the wrong foot would be a complete understatement. But, the one thing they had going for them was some insane chemistry. What started off as an enemies to lovers vibe quickly transformed into an undeniable romance that will leave readers rooting for their happily ever after.

The Secret had its fair share of drama and frustrations, but I loved every moment of it. I loved watching Vaughn and Olivia navigate their way through all the obstacles thrown their way. They had to learn to communicate with one another, no overreact and decide for themselves if their romance was worth fighting for.

Now, if you’ve read Kristen Proby’s With Me In Seattle Series, you will see quite a few familiar faces. I loved reconnecting with all of them and seeing all of the cousins interact with one another. Olivia’s family is amazing and I loved how they looked out for her and always had her back.

In the end, The Secret was just like coming home. I enjoyed everything about this book from beginning to end. Olivia and Vaughn were a force to be reckoned with. They more than delivered on the enemies to lovers/forbidden romance vibe. I couldn’t help but fall head over heels for this story and am really excited to see where this series is going to take us next. Kristen Proby fans, you won’t want to miss The Secret.

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

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Kristen Proby has published more than forty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion and Romancing Manhattan Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two cats.

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Review: The War of Two Queens by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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War is only the beginning…

From the desperation of golden crowns…

Casteel Da’Neer knows all too well that very few are as cunning or vicious as the Blood Queen, but no one, not even him, could’ve prepared for the staggering revelations. The magnitude of what the Blood Queen has done is almost unthinkable.

And born of mortal flesh…

Nothing will stop Poppy from freeing her King and destroying everything the Blood Crown stands for. With the strength of the Primal of Life’s guards behind her, and the support of the wolven, Poppy must convince the Atlantian generals to make war her way—because there can be no retreat this time. Not if she has any hope of building a future where both kingdoms can reside in peace.

A great primal power rises…

Together, Poppy and Casteel must embrace traditions old and new to safeguard those they hold dear—to protect those who cannot defend themselves. But war is only the beginning. Ancient primal powers have already stirred, revealing the horror of what began eons ago. To end what the Blood Queen has begun, Poppy might have to become what she has been prophesied to be—what she fears the most.

As the Harbinger of Death and Destruction.

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The War of Two Queens is the highly and much anticipated fourth book in the Blood and Ash series by Jennifer Armentrout. War is coming and the stakes for Casteel and Poppy have never been higher. All I can say is get ready. Casteel and Poppy’s story is about to take you on a fantastical journey that will leave no stone unturned and is certain to put your emotions through the wringer.

There is so much I wish I could say about this book, but I’m keeping this review 100% spoiler-free. The War of Two Queens is best enjoyed if you dive into it blind and experience the wild ride for yourself.

This book was everything I had hoped it would be and then some. The War of Two Queens picks up right where The Crown of Guilded Bones left off and sucked me in from the very first page. Wild horses couldn’t stop me from reading this book. I devoured it in just two short days and with a book that sits at 626 pages, you know that is no easy task. I was utterly consumed by this story.

From completely unexpected twists and turns to shocking revelations, an unforgettable love, and ride-or-die friendships, this book had it all. I had no clue what direction this story was going to take and it was definitely fun trying to figure it all out. The complex world this author has created kept me on my toes and just keeps getting better and better. It is so unique and intriguing. I love all the fantasy elements and the amazing characters that fill the pages.

The War of Two Queens has left me completely and utterly spent. My emotions are all over the place in the best possible way and all I can think of is what an incredible ride this story has just taken me on. With each book, I fall deeper and deeper in love with Casteel and Poppy. Their story continues to leave me breathless with anticipation and feeling so much love. And while The War of Two Queens answered so many of my questions, in true fashion, it left me with a whole lot more.

The War of Two Queens is a heart-pounding and epic thrill ride that will leave readers glued to the pages and desperate for more. I can’t wait to see what this author has in store next for Poppy, Casteel, and friends.

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

Review: Decisions We Make After Midnight by Rachel Higginson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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