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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Catch the Sun by Jennifer Hartmann is LIVE

Catch the Sun by Jennifer Hartmann is LIVE and available to download now on Kindle Unlimited.  Check out my spoiler-free review and get ready to binge-read this one.  Catch the Sun is one of my top reads of 2024. 

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"Kissing you feels like catching the sun…"

At seven years old, Ella Sunbury and Max Manning were inseparable—until life scattered them in different directions, forcing Ella to abruptly leave town. A decade later, she returns for their senior year of high school, moving in across the street from her childhood best friend.

But she's not the same girl Max once knew.

She now lives in the shadow of her brother: a notorious felon on death row, convicted of a crime that shook the nation. Reeling from the fallout and shunned by her peers, all Ella wants is to fade into the background.

Max has little room for distractions, juggling responsibilities for a disabled father and a distant twin brother. But Ella's return reignites something within him. He wants to be close to her again, to understand her…and to turn their friendship into more.

But as their relationship blossoms, new tragedy strikes, and darkness threatens to tip their delicate balance. In order to find the light, they'll have to navigate the shadows.

And to catch the sun…they must first endure the flames.

Spoiler-free Review for Catch the Sun

Catch the SunCatch the Sun by Jennifer Hartmann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jennifer Hartmann, what have you done to my heart? Catch the Sun was an epic journey of the heart and soul, a coming-of-age new adult romance that sucker-punched me in the feels and owned my heart.  Jennifer's writing was lyrical sunshine, and my heart basked in an ever-lasting orange glow as I turned each page.

Max and Ella's story was as heartbreaking as it was heartwarming, encapsulating every emotion in-between. This story was heartbreakingly beautiful and profoundly painful at times, drawing me in with its raw authenticity. I found myself highlighting so many lines — more than I have in a long time, captivated by Jennifer's evocative prose. Catch the Sun captures the sweet innocence of first love intertwined with catastrophic tragedy and complex family dynamics, making this book unforgettable.

Catch the Sun is undoubtedly one of my top reads of 2024 and might be my favorite book by Jennifer. It's a total Kindle Crack and an absolute must-read. 

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Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Book Review: The Unraveling by Vi Keeland is LIVE!

The Unraveling by Vi Keeland is LIVE! When Vi Keeland announced she was writing a thriller, I pre-ordered it immediately, given my love for her contemporary romance novels. Her debut suspense novel, The Unraveling, exceeded all expectations. To be honest, I'm blown away. This seductive and addictive thriller has earned a spot on my Best of 2024 list.  Check out my spoiler-free review below.

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Meredith McCall was once a respected New York City psychiatrist. But the night of the accident she lost everything: her husband, her reputation and almost her mind.

When she crosses paths with the man whom she shares the most tragic connection, Meredith can't help but follow him. How is Gabriel Wright doing so well when her life is in shambles?

Watching Gabriel from afar becomes a compulsion she just can't shake - her newest obsession. But when he walks into her office as a patient, seemingly unaware of who she is, she knows it crosses all ethical bounds to treat him. Yet, Meredith can't bring herself to turn him away...

Could delving into Gabriel's mind give her the answers that she needs? Or will their relationship set off a chain of events that she can no longer control?

Spoiler-free Review (The cover is for the foreign edition)

The UnravellingThe Unravelling by Vi Keeland
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When Vi Keeland announced she was writing a thriller, I pre-ordered it immediately, given my love for her contemporary romance novels. Her debut suspense novel, The Unraveling, exceeded all expectations. To be honest, I'm blown away. 

Dr. Meredith McCall's life begins to spiral out of control, leading to a meticulously crafted and chaotic game of cat and mouse. The question of who is the predator and who is the prey, along with their ultimate end game, kept me on the edge of my seat. This seductive and addictive thriller has earned a spot on my Best of 2024 list.

Vi Keeland masterfully weaves a complex web of love, lies, and deception, making this book unputdownable. The Unraveling shook me to my core. After the jaw-dropping plot twist, I had to reread it to search for hidden clues. This novel is one-click-worthy and features one of the most memorable endings I've ever read. 


Thursday, June 27, 2024

The Sinner by Marni Mann is now live! Check out my spoiler-free review and one-click this new spicy romance on Kindle Unlimited

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A scorching hot, he-falls-first, touch-her-and-die, billionaire romance from USA Today best-selling author Marni Mann …

The first time I saw her, I wanted her.
The second time I saw her, I knew she had to be mine.
Beautiful blonde hair. Cornflower-blue eyes. Body to die for.
All things I knew I couldn’t live without.
But after one night, she ghosted me, leaving me desperate for another taste.
I was usually the one to walk out the door before the morning light came.
This time, it was her, but not without becoming my obsession in the process.
Lily was a mystery.
She had a past shrouded in secrets she was unwilling to divulge.
She was running from something, and I was determined to find out what it was.
And once I did, I’d do anything to protect her.
They called me the sinner for a reason.
Because I wouldn’t hesitate to burn down the world or cross any line to save her.

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The Sinner (Spade Hotel #3)The Sinner by Marni Mann
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 stars Man, oh, Marni Mann did it again. The Sinner (Spade Hotel #3) by Marni Mann was everything I hoped it would be and then some. I've always wondered what it would be like for Brady Spade to finally fall for a woman and retire from his player ways. Dirty-talking Brady falls for Lily, an unattainable flight attendant with a dangerous stalker hell-bent on causing turbulence.  Brady and Lily's relationship heats up in-flight and between the sheets. Things take a dangerous twist when Lily's stalker tries to make their relationship crash and burn. What a sinfully sexy story that had me flying high for my love of the Spade brothers and this series. One-click this book and this series of interconnected standalones.

Meet Marni:

USA Today best-selling author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Marni was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotions. A New Englander at heart, she now lives with her husband in Sarasota, Florida. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop, working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling, boating, or devouring fabulous books. Want to get in touch?

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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Review: Sapphire Scars by Pepper Winters is Live

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“I thought I was strong enough to survive this awful nightmare. I did my best to take back my power and refused to let my heart fall. Only problem is…my heart is an idiot.”

It only took one droplet of blood to forever change me.

Her blood.

The taste of it. The heat of it.

I swallowed her down and devoured her.

For a while, it was enough.

My monster was content. I believed I’d found where I belonged.

But now…that droplet is no longer enough.

I want rivers of it. Oceans of it.

I want the world dripping in red and I honestly don’t know who I’m hunting anymore.




One thing’s for certain, someone is going to die today.

I just hope it won’t be me.

Triggers on every warning possible.

This is dark, explicit, and will push every boundary that exists.

Be warned....

And to all those dark souls out there...welcome to The Jewelry Box

This series must be read in order.   

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Sapphire Scars (The Jewelry Box, #3)Sapphire Scars by Pepper Winters
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Pepper Winters is the undisputed queen of darkness, and Sapphire Scars (The Jewelry Box, #3) is her crown jewel. This book is one of her darkest, most depraved works, and I devoured every twisted page. Brace yourself for an unimaginable journey straight into the depths of hell (and hopefully back).  THE ENDING is one big OMFG moment that will leave you breathless. Pepper eviscerated my heart, and I am dying to see what fate awaits Ily and Henri in the conclusion to the series, Diamond Kiss, when it releases in August. This soul-sucking series has rocketed to the top of my all-time best Kindle Crack list. Pepper, ILY!

Friday, June 21, 2024

Review: Chasing Harlow by Jay McLean

Chasing Harlow by Jay McLean is LIVE and ready to binge-read. Check out my spoiler-free review below. Chasing Harlow is available to read on Kindle Unlimited. 

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What started as a bet can only end in heartache.

 Moving to the middle of nowhere right before my senior year wasn’t ideal.

Then again, neither was my brother dying. 

The move was supposed to be a fresh start. 

A new town, a new school, a new mindset. 

Too bad my past indiscretions followed me.

Enter Jace Rivera, the literal boy next door. 

Jace is loved by the town. Admired by his peers. Worshipped by his teammates. 

On the basketball court, he’s a god amongst men.

Off the court, he’s… nothing at all like I expected. 

He’s profound and pure and… devastatingly tortured.

Yet somehow, he offers me light while I offer him hope. 

In the end, we’ll either hurt or heal each other.

There’s no in between. 

“Pain is the price we pay for love,” he once told me.

And a broken heart is the consequence of it.

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Spoiler-free Review of Chasing Harlow

Chasing HarlowChasing Harlow by Jay McLean
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Jay McLean, what did you do to my heart? I'm still recovering from an emotional sucker punch in the feels. I almost forgot what the power of Jay's words can do to me. I've waited a long time to read a new book from Jay, and she did not disappoint. Chasing Harlow rekindled my heart's muscle memory of Jay's words.  This emotion-packed YA/NA sports romance is not to be missed. JMac is back!


Jay McLean is an international best-selling author and full-time reader, writer of New Adult and Young Adult romance, and skilled procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her three little boys, investing way too much time on True Crime Documentaries and binge-watching reality TV.

She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.

Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in her dream home where music is loud and laughter is louder.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Review: Honey Cut by Sierra Simone

Honey Cut by Sierra Simone by Sierra Simone is LIVE! Check out my spoiler-free review below. This MMF review is HOT!

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I have one job in this arranged marriage, and that’s to seduce my husband.

It should be easy; I’m the heiress to a transatlantic fortune, bred and raised to make a good match.  I’ve spent a lifetime building up my endurance, my discipline, my dedication to my god and my church. The danger lies in falling for the devil who put his ring on my finger—a mistake I made years ago, and can’t afford to make again.

There is one more danger: handsome and green-eyed, emotionally wounded.  Tristan Thomas, former soldier and my new husband’s bodyguard.  A hero who stole my heart with salt-soaked kisses on the sea.

But Lyonesse is not like other places, and this isn’t like other marriages. Soon Tristan, Mark, and I are tangled in a knot of vicious jealousy and gorgeous wickedness, where suspicion is an aphrodisiac and secrets and vows are one and the same.

And there is something far darker at play than my real purpose, than the machinations of the Church I serve.  Darker even than the twisted longings of my own heart. Because my husband has secrets of his own, and the reason he’ll stop at nothing to possess me could slice my soul deeper than the honeysuckle-hilted knife he gave me once upon a time.

Because when it comes to Mark Trevena and his games, the first cut is more than the deepest—it’s the sweetest

And he always leaves you begging for more…

Spoiler-free review of Honey Cut

Honey Cut (Lyonesse, #2)Honey Cut by Sierra Simone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Honey Cut (Lyonesse Book 2) by Sierra Simone is a must-read. This book transcends the four "s's" of romance—smutty, sexy, spicy, and steamy. Honey Cut is much more than just a spicy book. It's a masterpiece where Sierra weaves an intricate web of secret societies, unrequited love, and kink in this MMF romance. This book is lyrical sex dust, tugging at your heart while heating up your Kindle screen. Honey Cut's cliffhanger ending left me begging for more. I highly recommend reading the Lyonesse trilogy in order. You don't want to miss Mark, Tristan, and Isolde's debaucherous backstory in Salt Kiss (Lyonesse Book 1). Read this book in public if you dare. Chef's kiss!

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Thursday, June 6, 2024

Book Review: Forbidden King by Laura Pavlov

Forbidden King by Laura Pavlov is LIVE and available on Kindle Unlimited.  Check out my spoiler-free review below. 

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Forbidden King by Laura Pavlov Kindle Romance

From USA Today and Amazon Charts Bestselling Author Laura Pavlov, comes an all-new Small Town, Brother’s Best Friend, Found Family Standalone Romance.

Saylor Woodson is the one girl I can’t have, and the only girl I want.
She’s my best friend’s little sister, and completely off limits.
We have a history, a connection―one that no one else knows about. One that I’ve tried hard to forget.

I've kept my distance for years, which was easy because she’d been away at school.
Now she’s home, and she’s everywhere I turn.
And the way that I want her is unexplainable.
She’s sunshine on a cloudy day.

I do everything in my power to keep my distance, because her brother is my best friend. My family. But the pull is too strong.
I want to claim her and keep her and make her mine.
So, we cross that line in the sand―slowly at first.
Until I’m drowning in this girl and can’t find my way up for air.

Betrayal runs deep, and guilt hangs over me like a dark cloud.
Except I can’t seem to walk away, no matter how hard I try.
Because now that I’ve had a taste of forever, I’m willing to risk everything to keep it.

Can we weather the storm that’s coming for us?

Only time will tell.

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Forbidden King (Magnolia Falls #3)Forbidden King by Laura Pavlov
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I laughed. I cried! I loved this book so much. Forbidden King by Laura Pavlov is small-town romance solid gold! Forbidden King is the third book in the Magnolia Falls series of interconnected standalones. Kingston, a notorious player, has always been attracted to Saylor, his best friend's sister, but he would never dream of acting on his feelings.  Saylor has always harbored feelings for Kingston and finally decides to push him to explore the possibility of more. Their attraction is undeniable, and Saylor finds herself falling for her own Forbidden King. The two navigate their nuclear chemistry while dealing with their emotional baggage.

This book checked off all my romance-loving boxes with the perfect blend of sweet and heat, funny banter, and lovable characters. I'm ready to pack my bags and move to Magnolia Falls. This book and the entire series feel like a warm book hug.

I can't wait to see Nash get a much-deserved HEA in Beating Heart when it releases on August 15th. 

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