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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Review: Falling in Eden by Willow Aster

Falling in Eden, a novella by Willow Aster is now live! Check out my review of this new paranormal romance. 

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Star-crossed lovers who are given a second chance...

Phina wakes up in a beautiful place that feels familiar, but she doesn't remember how she got there. When she's told she survived a plane crash, it feels true, but all the details are blurry.

A gorgeous, grumpy stranger owns the house where she's recovering, and she's drawn to him, but everything about him confuses her. His elusive answers. The way he disappears right when they're connecting. The dreams she has of the two of them when they were young.

The longer she's there, the more comfortable she feels in her new home, and the more she falls for Nial.

But her past begins to catch up with her, and it's beyond anything she ever imagined.

Legends and Lovers is a collection of dark legends, and star-crossed love stories, from 20 best-selling authors. Woven with mystery and magic, love and lore, romance and suspense, this multi-author collaboration promises to make your heart pound.


Discover all the books in the series at legendsandlovers.com.


Download today on Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Google Play, Kobo!


Amazon: https://amzn.to/3LhvKv3

Apple Books: https://apple.co/39unBWS

Nook: https://bit.ly/38zVndl

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3yOfjEd

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3M7Md6p


Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3KGB7UK


Review:


Falling In EdenFalling In Eden by Willow Aster
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4- 4.5 stars! Falling in Eden (Legends and Lovers Collection) by Willow Aster is a modern-day spin on the story of the Garden of Eden. Star-crossed lovers Phina and Nial get a second chance at love after a tragic accident brings them together again. This paranormal romance was a quick read and a binge-worthy page-turner.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

You can find THE BEST MEN Right Here!

THE BEST MEN by Bestselling authors Sarina Bowen and Lauren Blakely NOW LIVE! Don’t miss out on this enemies-to-lovers, opposites-attract, irresistibly sexy standalone romance between the best man and the other best man! Check out my spoiler-free review below.

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Blurb:

In my defense, I was left alone with a bottle of single-malt and a life-long penchant for protecting my baby sister. Still, that's no excuse to send ten drunk-texts on why her hasty marriage would be a mistake.


If only I had just texted my sister. But nope. I accidentally sent the message to her, her groom, and his super hot wingman.


I also used the phrase “super hot wingman,” so I’d like to die now.


Instead, I have to plan a wedding with the aforementioned hottie and share a too-small guesthouse in steamy Miami.


Three days in the sun with the cocky, charming former athlete who likes to push my buttons? Fine, two can play at that let’s-infuriate-each-other game.


Until Asher ups the stakes with one wildly sexy suggestion. A no-strings fling, then I go back to my single dad life in New York, and he returns to his star-studded one.


Sign me up.


But the more nights I spend with the other best man, the more I want days too, and that just can't happen. Especially when I find out the real reason why…


Contents Include: First times, a secret to-do list, champion-level flirting, fast cars, #eggplants, and two men who look good in formal wear.

NOW AVAILABLE!!! 

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3IedVfr

Apple: https://apple.co/3tJuLyy

Nook: https://fave.co/3GCAZ7i

Kobo: https://fave.co/3Fwm39m

Google: https://geni.us/BestMenGoogle

Audible: https://amzn.to/3AaIe40 Narrated by Teddy Hamilton & Jacob Morgan!


REVIEW:


The Best Men (The Best Men, #1)The Best Men by Sarina Bowen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Best Men, Lauren Blakely and Sarina Bowen's first co-authored m/m romance, was spicy and sweet. This opposites attract and enemies-to-lovers book checked all the romance boxes with a perfect blend of the feels and fun. The chemistry between Mark and Asher was off the charts HOT!




About Sarina Bowen:

Sarina Bowen is the award-winning author of more than thirty contemporary novels. She has hit the USA Today bestseller's list nineteen times and counting. Formerly a derivatives trader on Wall Street, Sarina holds a BA in economics from Yale University.


Sarina is a New Englander whose Vermont ancestors cut timber and farmed the north country since the 1760s. Sarina is grateful for the invention of indoor plumbing and wi-fi during the intervening 250 years. She lives with her family on a few wooded acres in New Hampshire.


Sarina's books are published in over a dozen languages on five continents.


Connect w/ Sarina: 

Website: https://sarinabowen.com/ 

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorsarinabowen 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sarina.bowen/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SarinaBowen



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About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible

Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s

sexy, sweet, and witty. She also writes USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance.


With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York

Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with

more than 55 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4.5 million books. A Brown University graduate, Lauren likes dogs, cake and show tunes and is the vegetarian at your dinner party.


Connect w/Lauren: 

Website: laurenblakely.com 

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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LaurenBlakelyBooks 

Instagram: http://instagram.com/laurenblakelybooks 

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

This Day is THIS HOT!

This Day by Blanka Lipińska is LIVE and crazy HOT.  This is the second book in the 365 Days series. Check out my spoiler-free review below. This book should be read after reading 365 Days.

Buy Links:

Read this in series in order:
1. 365 Days https://amzn.to/3rM8EXA

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SYNOPSIS:

The steamy and thrilling story of Laura and Massimo continues in this unputdownable sequel to the international bestseller 365 Days—the inspiration behind Netflix’s blockbuster movie.


Laura Biel’s new life in Sicily looks like the perfect fairy tale: a grand wedding, a wealthy and devoted husband, a baby on the way, and lavish luxury complete with servants, extravagant cars, and seaside palazzos. Yes, all of this would be perfect, except for the fact that Laura is constantly surrounded by gangsters as the threat of her kidnapping looms large. Laura is about finally discover what it means to be married to the most dangerous man in Italy.

SPOILER-FREE REVIEW:

This Day (365 Days, #2)This Day by Blanka Lipińska
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 There is hot, and then there is THIS BOOK. This Day by Blanka Lipinska is nuclear hot. I loved that I had visuals of the characters from the 365 Days movie and the actors on Instagram pages. We met a few new characters in Don Massimo and Laura's world. Nacho (played by actor Simone Susinna in the 365 Days Part 2 movie) is crazy hot and quite a snack ;) We also get acquainted with Don Massimo’s twin brother. This Day played out like a steamyAF movie in my head. This smutastic mafia romance was hella sexy. Did I mention HOW CRAZY SEXY THIS BOOK IS? If you are looking for a wholesome, just-the-tip hearts and flowers romance, this is not it. These characters gold medaled in bedroom antics. I have to say the sexy time stuff did get a little old with a wash, rinse, repeat vibe. The Michele Morrone visuals made this 413-page book unputdownable.

This Day ended with a tear-jerker-worthy cliffhanger. I'm looking forward to seeing how it all plays out in the final book in the 365 Days series. It needs to get translated from Polish to English ASAP. Teraz proszę.  

About Blanka:

Blanka Lipinska is one of the most popular authors and influential women in Poland. She’s an author out of desire rather than necessity and writes for fun instead of money. She loves tattoos, values truthfulness, and treasures altruism. Annoyed with the lack of openness about sex, she took it upon herself to start a discussion about the many sides of love. She likes to say that talking about sex is as easy as preparing dinner. With over 1.5 million copies of her bestselling trilogy sold in Poland, Blanka was ranked as one of Poland’s highest-paid writers in 2019 by Wprost magazine. In 2020 the same magazine listed her as one of Poland’s most influential women. The Polish National Library readership survey lists her in the top 10 most popular authors in Poland and Forbes Women magazine included her among the top female brands. Her bestselling novel 365 Days is the basis of one of 2020’s most successful Netflix movies worldwide. The film has spent 10 days as #1, the second-highest in the chart’s history.

Friday, October 25, 2019

New Romance Book Review + Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!


PRACTICE TO DECEIVE by Olivia Evans is LIVE! This NA romance was a solid page-turner!  Check out my spoiler-free review and enter for a chance to win a $50.00 Amazon gift card!  You can read this book for free by using Amazon's Kindle Unlimited program.  Sign up here and try it for FREE! 



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ABOUT THE BOOK
I wasn’t always a bad guy, but betrayal has a way of finding your darkest inner demons. Great friends and family weren’t enough to save me. I wanted revenge. When the opportunity presented itself, I felt justified. That’s karma, right? 

Turns out, karma has a way of circling back. 

If only I hadn’t been so stupid.
If only I’d known what my deceit would cost me. 

It will take a lot of work to unravel the damage I’ve done, but I’ll do it. I’ll do anything to keep from losing her.

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Review of Practice to Deceive

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
4.5 Whoa, Practice to Deceive by Olivia Evans gave me some serve emotional whiplash. Brennan Dixon hatches a revenge plot, and Skylar Griffin has no clue she is participating in his plan. What happens when a relationship that’s based on lies turns into love?

I was infuriated by Brennan’s actions. There were so many times that I wanted to dropkick or hug him. If this story ended without a HEA, it almost would have been justified. I say almost because of the beauty of redemption. I ended up cheering him on in a big way! Practice to Deceive was a solid page-turner! 


EXCERPT
For the next couple of hours, we lay together on her couch watching reruns, wrapped up in each other. We didn't talk, but we didn't need to, we'd done enough of that. Even though there was still so much I was keeping from her, a part of me felt lighter, better. Because now I had one less secret, one less thing hanging over my head. I also knew, now more than ever, that if I wanted to be completely free of all the bullshit, I'd have to come clean. She deserved it. The selfish side of me hugged her tighter, like a child with his favorite blanket. What would my honesty cost me? My subconscious whispered the answer against my ear with a hiss of air...everything. 


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Olivia Evans is a writing obsessed, world traveling, thrill-seeking, music junkie.  A true Gemini, she follows her heart blindly and lives life to the fullest. Wife. Mother. Oscar Wilde lover. ~To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. 
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Goodreads- https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9866530.Olivia_Evans
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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: Hold You Close by Melanie Harlow & Corinne Michaels






Check out my spoiler-free review of Hold You Close by Melanie Harlow & Corinne Michaels.

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“Corinne Michaels and Melanie Harlow are a match made in heaven. Five-Sweet-Stars for this unforgettable collaboration!” --A.L. Jackson, New York Times bestselling author


Hold You Close, an all-new second chance standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Corinne Michaels and USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow, is available now!



Synopsis

From NYT Bestseller Corinne Michaels & USA Today Bestseller Melanie Harlow, comes a second chance standalone romance.

Ian Chase broke my heart at seventeen, and I’ve spent the last eighteen years hating him for it.

He makes it easy, with his smart mouth and playboy lifestyle—which I unfortunately have to observe since he lives behind me. Every time I see him climbing out of his pool, practically naked and unreasonably sexy, my blood boils.

I’ve always loved to loathe him.

I never planned to need him.

***

London Parish is my little sister’s best friend, not that it stopped me from falling for her.

Our history is complicated. The only thing we have in common is being godparents to my sister’s three adorable kids—until our lives are changed in one tragic moment.

Now we’re trying to raise the children we love, mourn an unthinkable loss, and fight an undeniable attraction.

My life is already upside-down, and the last thing I need is for old feelings to resurface.

Because I’ll never be able to keep her, no matter how hard I try to hold her close.

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Download Your Copy Today!








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Review of Hold You Close
Hold You CloseHold You Close by Melanie Harlow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
4- 4.5 This enemies-to-lovers romance was heart-wrenching heartwarming and everything in-between. I’m not going to regurgitate the synopsis about London and Ian and their relationship. They share a complicated history and can’t stand to be around each other. Life throws them a curve ball: they are thrown together in the worst possible circumstances. These two wanted to rip each other's hearts out or tear each other's clothes off. There is a fine line between love and hate, and these two walked the tightrope together! Hold You Close is one-click worthy. 
About the authors:
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New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Corinne Michaels is the author of nine romance novels. She’s an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife.

After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness. She enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak and finding a way to heal them through their struggles. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love.
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USA Today Bestselling Author Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she's not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of the AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway + Review of Whore by Willow Aster

Check out my spoiler-free review of Whore by Willow Aster.  Whore made it to my best of 2017 list!  Enter for a chance to win a $50.00 Amazon gift card from Willow. 
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Synopsis

“I need a reason to exist.”


Beautiful, intelligent, independent, strong-willed, wealthy—Lilith Fontenot seems by all appearances, to have it all. But that’s not how the highest paid prostitute in New Orleans sees herself.


A stain on society. A scourge. A waste. Outsider. Prisoner…


Any idyllic dream of the normal life she may have once imagined, Lilith buried long ago. Her only plan now is survival.


But mob boss Nico Santelli and community center owner Soti Christos have not given up on Lilith. Each has his own very specific, very opposing, plans for her, and neither will rest until it becomes a reality.


WHORE is a singularly bracing take on an ancient tale of tireless love, betrayal, and the possibility of redemption.


Buy Links:

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2z7tykY
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2yY5D83
B&N: http://bit.ly/2iQYB1U
iTunes:  http://apple.co/2CU7mwG
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2BhfiaX
Goodreads Link: http://bit.ly/WhoreGoodreads

Review of Whore

WhoreWhore by Willow Aster
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Soti sized stars! Review to follow!
UPDATE:
Is it too late to add another book to my Best of 2017 list? Nope. I make the rules, and it’s still 2017. 

Whore, by Willow Aster, is absolutely incredible. This emotion-packed, unconventional romance was intense. There were a few times I had to put this book down to keep myself from peeking ahead every few pages.  My anxiety levels were pretty cranked up from the angst and suspense-filled plot.

Lili is forced into following her mother's footsteps to work at Maison D’amour as a prostitute. She meets Soti, a generous man with a heart of gold.  After a twist of fate, Lili might be able to leave her depressing life at the whore house.  Her scheming mother forced Lili into a relationship with Nico, an upcoming mafia associate with an agenda of his own. That's all I'm going to say because I don't want to spoil this story for you.

Lili and Soti’s unconventional romance will tug at your heartstrings.  If you're thinking this story is going to be like the movie Pretty Woman, it isn’t. Whore is a story of unconditional love, strength, devotion, and redemption.  One-click this one!

This review appears on www.kindlecrack.net, www.facebook.com/kindlecrack, Goodreads, Amazon, Pinterest, Google+ and Twitter. A review copy of this book was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.



Excerpt:
I take a sudden deep breath and my breasts brush against his chest. The contact surprises us both. I do it again, intentionally this time, trying to gain control in the only way I know how. His neck flushes and he takes a step back. I enjoy the rush it gives me, knowing that I affect him too.
“Hey, would you like to come around the corner with me to—”
I swallow my surprise and shake my head, holding my hand up before he says anything else.  
“Please,” he says louder.
“What’s your name?”
“I am Sotirios … Soti.”   
“Soti, what makes you think you know anything about me?”
He tries to make eye contact, but I focus on a spot just past his left ear.  
“I just want to help you…” His words trail off.
The wind blows my hair forward, a sheet of black coming between us until I smooth the long strands down on either side. I gaze down the street and see a blurry little girl with black hair down to her waist in middle school, standing shy and hopeful in front of a group of girls.
“We know what you are,” they said. They hurled spit and names on her and she stood there, taking it, until the teacher came and helped her.
Help only got me so far.
“You listen to me, okay?” I say so softly he leans in to hear me. “I was born for this.”
When my eyes finally land on his again, I know his face will haunt me forever. He looks as bleak as I feel.
I clear my throat. “Now, if you’ll excuse us.”
With that, I loop my hand through the arm of my next income source, calculating how I can get the most money out of him for the least amount of time. It takes every ounce of willpower I own to not look Soti’s way one more time. Once we round the corner and I know he’s out of sight, all the adrenaline leaves my body, and I’m actually glad to have someone to hold onto.
I avoid my reflection as we walk back to the house. I don’t want to know what the rest of the world sees when they look at me.
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Author Bio

Willow Aster is the author of True Love Story, In the Fields, Maybe Maby, Fade to Red, and the upcoming release, Whore. Willow loves nothing more than writing the day away—anywhere will do. Her husband and two children graciously put up with her endless daydreaming and make fun of her for reading while cooking.

Website: www.willowaster.com

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/willowasterauthor/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WillowAster

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/willowaster1/


Willow is giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card. 

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