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Review: Custom Made (Fast & Fury #2) by Chantal Fernando

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Review: Custom Made (Fast & Fury #2) by Chantal Fernando

Cameron Davies has the job she’s always wanted—designing custom motorcycles at Fast & Fury. No way is she going to screw this up. But when her wild, sexy one-night stand ends up being the shop’s new VIP client, her life is suddenly turned on its head.

Orion Stenton radiates power, danger and, most of all, sex. His lavish lifestyle is fraught with dangers for Cam—and a far too intimate link to her past. She has to keep things professional, but it’s impossible to forget the feel of him or the way he whispers her name.

The connection between them demands far more than a quick fling. But when Cam’s past puts Orion in danger, she must face her demons if she’s going to save them both.

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Custom Made is the second book in the Fast and Fury Series and follows the story of Cam and Orion. Cam and Orion’s story was fun, entertaining, and kept me intrigued the entire time.

I couldn’t help but be intrigued by Cam when her character was first introduced. She made some bad decisions and paid the price for them. Now she just wants to put the past behind her and turn her life around. Meeting Orion was the last thing she expected. Orion is everything she should be staying away from. He’s sexy, powerful, and dangerous. Try as she might, she can’t fight the pull she feels towards Orion. Will Cam get that second chance she so desperately is seeking or will her past sneak up on her and destroy everything? There’s just one way to find out…

Custom Made was a fun book to spend my day getting lost in. Cam is an extremely talented artist who’s worked hard to put her past behind her. Her past has made her kind of jaded, but in spite of all of that, she still believes in love and family. Orion is everything she should stay away from, but just can’t. He’s sexy, determined, and isn’t afraid of going after what he wants. I loved that Cam didn’t give in to Orion immediately. She made him work for her affections and prove to her that he wants more than just a good time. Were these characters perfect? Absolutely not! I think that’s what drew me to them. They were flawed and easy to connect to. They had issues to overcome and while communicating didn’t always come easy, neither one of them was willing to give up without a fight.

Overall, I thought this was a really entertaining read. I enjoyed the drama and friendships. I loved the romance and good times. I loved the closeness of the MC and how they looked out for everyone. All in all, I had a great time getting swept up in this story and can’t wait to see where this series will take readers next!

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

Review: Reckless Road (Torpedo Ink #5) by Christine Feehan

Review: Reckless Road (Torpedo Ink #5) by Christine Feehan

Refuel your passion with a new installment of the Torpedo Ink series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.

While Gedeon “Player” Lazaroff is one of Torpedo Ink motorcycle club’s roughest members, he’s also one of the calmest. Little rattles Player, except for the times his gift gets the better of him. When that happens, he has to just lie down in the dark and hope for the best. But on a night when he’s on the verge of losing it, he meets a woman who manages to soothe his fractured mind.

Zyah is a striking, ethereal beauty who seduces him with every word and move. Their night together is one of pure, exquisite bliss. But when Player gets confused and thinks their intimate encounter was nothing more than a dream, his careless dismissal leaves her humiliated and angry.

Now, Player will have to devote his every breath to convincing Zyah to give him a second chance. Because she might be the only one who can save him from himself…. 

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Reckless Road is the 5th book in the Torpedo Ink Series and follows the story of Player and Zyah. Player is one of the calmest members of Torpedo Ink MC, so it might surprise you that he is considered to be one of the roughest. Not much seems to bother Player except when his gifts get the best of him. On one of his darkest nights, he meets Zyah and somehow she manages to soothe him. Their night together was amazing, but an innocent mistake threatens to ruin what was developing. Will Player be able to make things right? Will Zyah give him a second chance? There’s only one way to find out.

Overall, I thought this book was a pretty enjoyable read. I thought it well written and had a good pace. The characters were enjoyable and entertaining. I liked learning about Player’s gift and was utterly fascinated by it. I thought Player and Zyah were a good match. They had amazing chemistry and I really like how Zyah could settle Player. Just like the previous books in this series, this story had an intensity to it that draws the reader in and leaves them begging for more. All in all, a fine addition to this series.

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

Review: Much Ado About You by Samantha Young

Review: Much Ado About You by Samantha Young

The cozy comforts of an English village bookstore open up a world of new possibilities for Evie Starling in this charming new romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young.

At thirty-three-years old Evangeline Starling’s life in Chicago is missing that special something. And when she’s passed over for promotion at work, Evie realizes she needs to make a change. Some time away to regain perspective might be just the thing. In a burst of impulsivity, she plans a holiday in a quaint English village. The holiday package comes with a temporary position at Much Ado About Books, the bookstore located beneath her rental apartment. There’s no better dream vacation for the bookish Evie, a life-long Shakespeare lover.

Not only is Evie swept up in running the delightful store as soon as she arrives, she’s drawn into the lives, loves and drama of the friendly villagers. Including Roane Robson, the charismatic and sexy farmer who tempts Evie every day with his friendly flirtations. Evie is determined to keep him at bay because a holiday romance can only end in heartbreak, right? But Evie can’t deny their connection and longs to trust in her handsome farmer that their whirlwind romance could turn in to the forever kind of love. 

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“There are people you meet in life whom you just connect with.”

4.5 Sweet and Swoon-Worthy Stars!

Much Ado About You is the latest release from author Samantha Young. It follows the story of Evie and Roane. Evie is at a bit of a crossroads in life and feels as if all of her friends are moving on without her. After a failed date and change in her work status, Evie needs to escape it all. In an impulsive move, Evie books a once in a lifetime trip to Alnster. Evie hopes that this getaway will not only give her the peace she’s looking for, but to discover who she truly is….

Much Ado About You is a fun and enchanting read. I instantly fell in love with the scenery and town of Alnster. I loved how welcoming everyone was and how they made you feel like you knew them forever. And can we talk about Roane. Roane is the perfect man. He feels this intense connection to Evie and is determined to take whatever she is willing to give. What starts off as a beautiful friendship, quickly melds into something more. The banter and chemistry between Roane and Evie was fantastic. They were an easy couple to root for and they left you begging for more. The road to happily ever after wasn’t without a few bumps along the way, but as I said before, you can’t help but just love this couple and hope that everything will work out for them in the end.

Much Ado About You entertained me from the first page to the last. I loved the nods to Shakespeare and Evie’s love for the written word. I loved how comfortable the townsfolk of Alnster made Evie. I enjoyed watching Evie play matchmaker with certain members of the town, meddling in their lives for the greater good. I adored Roane and loved the way he just made me swoon. This book gave me everything I was hoping for and certainly gave me all of the feels.

If you’re looking for a sweet romance that will give you all the feels and that has just the right amount of drama, look no further. Much Ado About You is just the book you’re looking for. Samantha Young doesn’t disappoint.

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

Review: Our Italian Summer by Jennifer Probst

From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst comes a new women’s fiction novel featuring three generations of Ferrari women who need to heal the broken pieces of their lives…and one trip of a lifetime through Italy.

Workaholic, career-obsessed Francesca is fiercely independent and successful in all areas of life except one: family. She struggles to make time for her relationship with her teenage daughter, Allegra, and the two have become practically strangers to each other. When Allegra hangs out with a new crowd and is arrested for drug possession, Francesca gives in to her mother’s wish that they take one epic summer vacation to trace their family roots in Italy. What she never expected was to be faced with the choice of a lifetime. . . .

Allegra wants to make her grandmother happy, but she hates the idea of forced time with her mother and vows to fight every step of the ridiculous tour, until a young man on the verge of priesthood begins to show her the power of acceptance, healing, and the heartbreaking complications of love.

Sophia knows her girls are in trouble. A summer filled with the possibility for change is what they all desperately need. Among the ruins of ancient Rome, the small churches of Assisi, and the rolling hills of Tuscany, Sophia hopes to show her girls that the bonds of family are everything, and to remind them that they can always lean on one another, before it’s too late.

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Our Italian Summer heart-warming story of family, second chances, and learning to forgive.

Our Italian Summer follows the story of three generations of Ferrari women. Francesca is the quintessential workaholic that has let her work consume her and leaves little room for much else. She struggles desperately for a relationship with her daughter but isn’t ready to make the necessary changes. Allegra struggles to be the person her mother wants her to be. She’s frustrated with her mom and her current state of life. Her struggles lead her to hanging out with the wrong crowd and making risky decisions. Sophia’s life is in its own state of chaos. She sees her daughter and granddaughter struggling and wants nothing more to make things right. However, Sophia is keeping a secret of her own. But before she reveals her truth, she tries to convince her family that a trip to Italy is exactly what they all need. Follow these three women on their journey as they face what life throws them and takes them on an adventure of a lifetime…

Our Italian Summer captivated me from the very first page. I was intrigued by the Ferrari women and found each of their stories relatable. In a way, this book isn’t just a story about their journeys, but also a love letter to Italy. The beauty and history of the city are immersed in the pages and brings the culture to life. You learn more about these women and the choices they are faced with. You learn what is important in life and the changes that must be made, no matter how hard it may seem. I for one couldn’t wait to see which direction their stories would take them.

Our Italian Summer is a story of hope and forgiveness. It’s a story of pain and difficult choices. It’s a story of second chances and first love. Most importantly, it’s a story of family and the bonds that we make. This story was rich, beautiful, and will certainly tug at the reader’s heartstrings. It was unexpected in the best way possible and I couldn’t help but devour it.  I enjoyed every moment of this story from beginning to end and hope that I too, one day, will be able to take a trip to Italy…

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

Blog Tour with Review: Layla by Colleen Hoover

Blog Tour with Review: Layla by Colleen Hoover
Title: Layla
Author: Colleen Hoover
Release Date: December 8, 2020
Publisher: Montlake

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover comes a novel that explores life after tragedy and the enduring spirit of love.

When Leeds meets Layla, he’s convinced he’ll spend the rest of his life with her—until an unexpected attack leaves Layla fighting for her life. After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but the emotional and mental scarring has altered the woman Leeds fell in love with. In order to put their relationship back on track, Leeds whisks Layla away to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met. Once they arrive, Layla’s behavior takes a bizarre turn. And that’s just one of many inexplicable occurrences.

Feeling distant from Layla, Leeds soon finds solace in Willow—another guest of the B&B with whom he forms a connection through their shared concerns. As his curiosity for Willow grows, his decision to help her find answers puts him in direct conflict with Layla’s well-being. Leeds soon realizes he has to make a choice because he can’t help both of them. But if he makes the wrong choice, it could be detrimental for all of them.

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Colleen Hoover is my go-to author when it comes to contemporary romance. So, when I heard that she was writing something a little different, in a totally different genre, I just knew I had to check it out.

Layla is an intriguing story that will hook you from the very first page. This story is intricate and unique web a mystery that will keep the reader guessing. I know I certainly had some theories about what was going on and for once, I was totally off base. My theories were wrong and I was totally blown away.

Layla is unlike anything this author has written before. Sure, it has Colleen Hoover’s signature romance and heart that she puts into every story, but this story is also filled with mystery, intrigue, suspense and some interesting paranormal aspects.

I know I’m being pretty vague with this review, but this book is the kind best enjoyed if you jump into it blind. I had no clue what I was getting myself into with this book and I wouldn’t have it any other way….

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

Q&A with Author Colleen Hoover

You have written in many different genres and always keep your fans wanting more. For Layla, you are dipping your toes into a paranormal story that has lots of secrets. How do you describe Layla without giving anything away? #spoilerfreezone 

What is supposed to be a short, romantic getaway for new couple Leeds and Layla turns into an extended vacation full of bizarre occurrences. But no matter how much Layla wants to leave, Leeds is more focused on finding answers for the unexplainable.

The paranormal elements in your story are faint…just a whisper…until they take over. What was it like adding another worldly twist to your writing for the first time?

 It was HARD. Super hard. I love using my imagination, but I also love realistic stories, so I found myself trying to pull back on things I didn’t feel were realistic. But then it got a lot easier when I decided to just make Leeds’s reactions sort of mirror what I would do orsay in those early moments. I put a lot of my own thoughts in Leeds’s character. He finds it hard to explain some of the things that happen, so his reactions are probably what my reactions would be at first. Until there was no room left for doubt, anyway. Then his actions veer very far from what mine would have been.

Love-at-first-sight is such a mundane phrase for what these two share. Their passionate relationship seems to move in fast-forward. What is it about these characters that make their connection so instantaneous?

I knew where the story was going to go, so I needed their meet-cute to be believable, fun, and I wanted them to be a couple readers would root for. I probably rewrote that first chapter dozens of times,but I focused mainly on their banter. Sometimes we meet people we instantly click with on so many different levels. Leeds and Layla clicked with their sarcasm, their humor, their taste in music. And she read him without even knowing him. To Leeds that was special. I think he felt seen in a world where he’s often overlooked. 

It becomes somewhat of an inside joke between your couple that, before Layla, Leeds’ always wore a look like he was“dying inside.” The truth is that he was deeply unhappy before meeting Layla. How does she change his life?

Leeds is lonely and holding back on his dreams because of doubts. Leeds sees something different in Layla. She’s carefree, fun and gives him confidence to follow his dreams. In a sense, I think she’s his missing puzzle piece. She fills the parts of him that are empty.  

Before Leeds, Layla doesn’t have a real direction in her life. What does this romance provide to her and why is she so grateful to have found her hero? 

Layla is fresh out of college, living with her parents and unemployed. Leeds’s career gives her focus, and being with him inTennessee got her out of a place where she probably felt useless and unproductive. 

Can readers expect more paranormal elements in your books moving forward?

I’ll never say never! 

Author Biography


Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including the bestselling women’s fiction novel It Ends with Us and the bestselling psychological thriller Verity. She has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance three years in a row—for Confess (2015), It Ends with Us (2016), and Without Merit (2017). Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Hoover and her family founded the Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service that offers signed novels donated by authors. All profits go to various charities each month to help those in need. Hoover lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.

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Review: Custom Built (Fast & Fury #1) by Chantal Fernando

Review: Custom Built (Fast & Fury #1) by Chantal Fernando

New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando brings you Fast & Fury: A sexy new series fully loaded with intense emotions and edge-of-your-seat suspense.

After losing her job, saying goodbye to a lifelong dream and having an all-around cruddy year, Bronte Pierce needs a break. A job at Fast & Fury might be just the thing to reset her life, even though she knows nothing about custom motorcycles. But taking a job isn’t the same as keeping it, and her fresh start quickly turns into a fresh nightmare.

Starting with her boss. Crow is hardheaded, stubborn and brutally honest. He may be easy on the eyes, but he runs with an MC and he’s anything but friendly to Bronte. She suspects he has a softer side—just not for her.

Her whole life, Bronte has known that the only person she can truly count on to save the day is herself. But when a single murder turns into a conspiracy and the threat to her life is more than she can handle alone, it’s Crow who comes through—and her newfound family might just become her greatest strength.

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Custom Built is the first book in the all new Fast & Fury Series by Chantal Fernando and it follows the story of Bronte and Crow. Bronte has been having the toughest year. Her health hasn’t been doing well and she’s just lost her job. She could really use some good news. So, when her uncle has the in on a new job for her, she can’t help but jump on it. Little did she know that this opportunity was going to turn her whole world upside down….

Overall, I thought this book was a solid read. I thought the plot was entertaining and I enjoyed getting to know the characters. I really liked Bronte and Crow together. Their banter was fun and I couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. While they might have butted heads in the beginning, it quickly changed into something more. The chemistry was instant and just oozed off the pages.

I did have some issues with this story. At times, it felt like there was a lot going on. While there certainly wasn’t a dull moment, it felt like it was too much. Also, I feel like I need to mention the drama. Now, I like drama as much as the next person, but in this book, I’m sorry to say it was over the top. Some of it made sense, but the other instances were just drama for the sake of dram and it just didn’t work for me.

Custom Built is fast-paced and entertaining read. The characters draw you into their story and leave readers wanting to know what will happen next. There were some things that I didn’t like about this story, but in the end, I think this was a solid read and I’m glad to have checked it out.

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

Review: Forgetting You by L.A. Casey

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In this fiery new romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L.A. Casey, can she unlock her memories—and find true love?

When Noah Ainsley wakes up in a hospital room with no recollection of how she got there, all she knows is that she needs to see Elliot, the love of her life. Then she learns the horrifying truth: her short-term memory has been destroyed by a car accident. She and Elliot broke up five years ago. And now she’s married to Anderson, a man she doesn’t even recognise.

In an instant, Noah’s world is turned on its head. All she wants is Elliot by her side, but it’s clear Anderson is hurt by her rejection. Can she really have fallen in love with this stranger? Nothing makes sense—and when even Elliot refuses to answer her questions, Noah is left feeling all alone.

But as her memories slowly return, Noah begins to wonder if she’s been wrong to shut Anderson out—and wrong to put all her trust in Elliot. The ex she loves and the husband she doesn’t remember hold the keys to her past. And when the truth is finally revealed, which future will Noah’s heart choose?

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Forgetting You is the lastest second chance romance from author L.A. Casey and it follows the story of Noah and Elliott. When Noah wakes up in a hospital room, she has no idea what happened to her or how she got there. Her brain seems to be stuck 5 years in the past. Noah is horrified to learn that Elliott is no longer hers and that she’s married to someone else. Even though Noah is married to someone else, she can’t deny the pull she feels towards Elliott. Elliott brings Noah calm in an otherwise chaotic world. Noah has a million questions and unfortunately no answers. When the truth finally comes out, Noah must decide which path is right for her….

Overall, I thought this book was an ok read. I feel in love with the cover and synopsis immediately. I loved the idea of the story and couldn’t wait to dive in. Noah’s story intrigued me and kept me coming back for more. What was she doing that night? Why was she with Elliott’s sister? How did Elliott and Noah break up? And who the heck is Anderson??

However, there were quite a few things that just didn’t add in this story for me. First of all, I wanted more of a connection and chemistry with Noah and Elliott. Yes, we saw some flashbacks of their past, but I needed more. I needed to see how Elliott was struggling without Noah; how he still held onto his feelings for her despite her being married to someone else. Speaking of being married to someone else, we didn’t really get a lot of answers when it comes to Anderson. I feel like this story could have benefited from a chapter or two from Anderson’s point of view just so the reader could get a feel for him and see his connection to Noah. One of the biggest issues I had was Noah pursuing her feelings for Elliott even though she was technically with Anderson. I understand that she went through major trauma, but it just didn’t make sense. It frustrated me that Elliott went along with it and that is just a big no-no for me. I also felt like the story resolved itself far too quickly. All this build-up and climax and then the story was just over.

I wanted to love this book so much, but in the end, it just left me feeling meh. I guess you could say I had quite the love-hate relationship with this book. I think this is a book that may work for some and leave others hanging. I do think this book had some good things going for it, it just wasn’t a 100% hit for me. That being said, I’m still glad to have checked this book out.

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

Review: All Scot and Bothered (Devil You Know #2) by Kerrigan Byrne

They are a dangerous duke, a fierce lord, and an infamous earl—dark, bold, brave men who know exactly what they want. And there is only one woman who can bring them to their knees…

He is first and foremost—at everything. A man who’s made his own way in the world through ruthless cunning and sheer force of will. A strong and imposing Scot who can turn on the charm but does not suffer fools. His title: Lord Chief Justice of the High Court. His name: Cassius Gerard Ramsay. His mission: To investigate the goings-on at London’s most notorious gaming hell, owned and operated by one of the most intriguing and desirable women he’s ever met.

IN THIS GAME OF LOVE, THE RULES DO NOT APPLY

Cecelia Teague was an orphan facing a rather dire future—until a secret benefactor from her mother’s scandalous past swept into her life. Sent to prestigious boarding school and later to university, Cecelia believed high society was at her fingertips…Then, from out of nowhere, she became the inheritor of a gambling establishment. Now Cecelia must live two lives: one as a proper lady who finds herself undeniably drawn to Lord Ramsay and the other as a savvy gaming hell owner trying to save her business from the very same man. He has no idea she is both women…and Cecelia would like to keep it that way. But what happens when consuming passion and escalating danger threaten to reveal the truth?

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All Scot and Bothered is the second book in the Devil You Know Series and it follows the story of Cecilia and Ramsay. Ramsay is known for his ruthless cunning. He can turn on the charm at a moment’s notice and likes to be number one in all things. As the Chief Justice of the High Court, he never expected that his next mission would turn his world upside down….Cecilia’s life has been anything but easy. Her future looked dire until a secret benefactor came into the picture. Suddenly Cecilia finds herself in a life she never expected. She’s is forced to live two lives: one as a proper, respectable lady, and the other as the owner of a gaming establishment. She’s intrigued by Lord Ramsay but doesn’t know how long she keeps up with her two lives. Only time will tell what will happen when truths and secrets are revealed…

Overall, I thought this was an enjoyable read. I will be the first to admit that it did take me some time to get into the plot, but once I did, I was hooked. The plot of this story is complex and has a lot of moving pieces. I really enjoyed Cecilia and Ramsay together. They were total opposites and rocked the perfect enemies to lovers’ vibe. They kept me intrigued and coming back for more. I wasn’t sure if I was going to love Ramsay, but what can I say, I have a thing for the “anti” hero of the story.

All Scot and Bothered thrilled me and intrigued me. This story was everything I was looking for and had just the right amount of danger and romance with some delicious angst and twists that I didn’t see coming. The only complaint I have about this story is that I found the ending somewhat lacking. It felt a bit abrupt and wishing that we were given just a little more.

When it’s all said and done, All Scot and Bothered was a terrific read to spend my evening getting swept up in. I easily finished this book in a single sitting and I look forward to seeing what adventure lies ahead for us readers in the next book!

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

Review: Follow Me Darkly by Helen Hardt

I’ve been a control freak all my life. Yet he makes me want to give up control…

Working for a hotel heiress and social media influencer may not be my dream job, but at least it allows me time to do what I really love—take photographs. Pretty good for a wholesome farm girl from Kansas trying to make it in Boston. Life may not be easy working for a diva, but at least I know what to expect.

Until blue-collar billionaire Braden Black strides into the office. He’s beyond handsome and sexy, but also domineering with a definite hard edge. I’m not sure why he’s interested in me, but within a few weeks, he’s showing me a world I never knew existed.

He’s opened up a side of me I can only face in the dark, and it’s quickly becoming an obsession. How can I give up something this addictive—even if his secrets could ultimately destroy me?

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Follow Me Darkly is the first book in the brand new Follow Me Series by author Helen Hardt. Follow Me Darkly follows the story of Braden and Skye. Skye wants more from her life, and working for a social media influencer isn’t exactly the path she envisioned for herself. But, Skye is no stranger to hard work and knows that her hard work will one day land her the job she’s been hoping for. All is going well for Skye, that is until Braden Black turns her world upside down. Not only is Braden a sexy billionaire, but he’s got an air of mystery that surrounds him. He’s not afraid to go after what he wants and what he wants is Skye….

Follow Me Darkly was a rather quick read for me. I thought this story had a very promising and intriguing start. I loved the sexiness of the story and the edge of darkness. Braden was quite mysterious and I really wanted to know more about his motivations. He doesn’t do relationships, but can’t seem to drag himself away from Skye. As much as I was intrigued by Braden, I found myself constantly frustrated by him. His desire for control made him play far too many games. I know I wouldn’t have stuck around for him. Skye was the first woman to really challenge him and fight him for his control. Together these two shared a frustrating, yet all-consuming relationship. I found myself rooting for them and hating them at the same time.

Overall, I thought this book was an ok read. This story had more drama and game playing than I would have liked. While I enjoyed the mystery around Braden, I would have liked a little more clues as to what the “big” mystery was. I can say with a 100% certainty that Follow Me Darkly has some serious 50 Shades of Grey vibes going on. All in all, this book wasn’t a 100% hit for me, but it wasn’t necessarily a miss either. I’m invested enough that I would like to know what is in store for our characters next and after the way this story ended, I definitely am going to need some answers….

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

Review: Chance of a Lifetime by Jude Deveraux & Tara Sheets

In one century she loved him madly, and in another she wants nothing to do with him

In 1844 Ireland, Liam O’Connor, a rogue and a thief, fell madly in love with a squire’s daughter and unwittingly altered the future. Shy and naive Cora McLeod thought Liam was the answer to her prayers. But the angels disagreed and they’ve been waiting for the right moment in time to step in.

Now Liam finds himself reunited with his beloved Cora in Providence Falls, North Carolina. The angels have given Liam a task. He must make sure Cora falls in love with another man—the one she was supposed to marry before Liam interfered. But this Cora is very different from the innocent girl who fell for Liam in the past. She’s a cop and has a confidence and independence he wasn’t expecting. She doesn’t remember Liam or their past lives, nor is she impressed with his attempts to guide her in any way.

Liam wants Cora for himself, but with his soul hanging in the balance, he must choose between a stolen moment in time or an eternity of damnation.

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I honestly don’t know how I feel about this book, so just bear with me.

When I first came across this book, I instantly fell in the love with the cover and the synopsis. The cover was just so stunning and the synopsis just pulled at me, pretty much begging for me to read it.

For me, this book started off pretty promising. I liked the idea of the story and found it to be unique and refreshing. I loved the way Liam and Cora fell in love in 1844 and the tragedy of it. However, as the story went on, I felt like it lost some of its spark. I didn’t feel the connection with Liam and Cora in modern times. I didn’t get those feels and those moments of undeniable chemistry. Somewhere along the way, I lost my connection to this story and struggled to get it back. I don’t know. Maybe it’s just me, but this story didn’t work for me at all.

Chance of a Lifetime sounded promising, but in the end it just didn’t work for me. While this book wasn’t a hit for me, I’m still glad to have checked it out and given it a chance.

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