Wednesday, May 11, 2022

4 Star Review ~ On The Edge by Aleatha Romig



Release Date: May 11


From New York Times best-selling author Aleatha Romig comes a stand-alone new-adult, romantic thriller where love is new, and monsters lurk in expensive suits behind million-dollar smiles. 

 

Woodland Cliffs Country Club is the crown jewel of the small Monterey-area seaside town. It’s comfortable stomping grounds for those born to money and opportunity. With the club’s esteemed members from near and far, it’s not unusual to spot celebrities, business tycoons, or those with even more power. 

 

It isn’t the glamour or intrigue that attracts Rae Watson to seek a summer job at the Cliffs. As a struggling college student, she simply wants to earn money for her senior year at the university and concentrate on classes. 

 

When Rae’s friend helps secure her summer employment at the Cliffs, Rae willingly accepts. She quickly learns there’s more to the Cliffs, particularly the hidden world of those the country club employs. 

 

The lives of the elite and those who serve them are worlds apart. 

 

What will that mean for Rae and the handsome blue-eyed college student who makes her swoon? 

 

Will she discover the secrets purged from the high cliffs, waiting to be found on the rocky shores, or will she find herself on the edge?


Review:


I am a huge fan of Aleatha Romig and really enjoyed this thriller.  Money is truly the root of devious things and it make those who don't have it want it more and do things to get it.


Rae is a college student who starts working at the country clubs restaurant.  This exclusive club has many secrets, a murders, grits, suspense and so much more.  Rae has to survive and needs the cash so although she has been told not to work there, she has to do what she can.  


Rae has decisions to make in her life when it comes to the club Frankie, the man in her life. His background is that of wealth and since his family are members it puts things into perspective for her.


I enjoyed the book but was a little overwhelmed with the different POVs. I wanted more of this story and the mystery definitely kept me on toes searching for more.


Have you been Aleatha’d?  

*ON THE EDGE is a small town, friends-to-lovers, romantic thriller, stand-alone novel.

*Fans of Downton Abbey are raving about this modern-day version, in ON THE EDGE.

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Meet Aleatha Romig
Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life!
Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat.
In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.
In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT.
Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
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Monday, April 18, 2022

5 Star Review ~ Mine to Hold (Protection #5) by Kennedy L. Mitchell



Release Date: April 18


Can Bryson keep her safe, or will Tinley’s past nightmare become her new reality?

Every moment, Tinley Harper lives in fear that the man who abducted her ten years ago will keep his promise and return to finish what he started. Scared and alone in her older brother’s absence, she welcomes a familiar handsome face, Special Agent Bryson Bennett, when he comes knocking on her door.

FBI Agent Bryson Bennett knows it’s time to put his past behind him and move on from the tragic accident that left him a single father. When his best friend calls out of fear for his little sister’s safety, Bryson jumps in to protect the beautiful Tinley for fear that another person close to him will be taken away.

Stuck together in her tiny apartment, the two fight to control their unspoken attraction. Anonymous disturbing gifts, new murders, and watchful eyes that monitor their every move signal that Tinley’s terrifying past is now bleeding into her present. As passion burns, dark secrets are revealed, and the elusive stalker seeks to catch them unawares. Can Bryson keep her safe, or will Tinley’s past nightmare become her new reality?

Mine to Hold is a standalone romantic thriller, the fifth book in the interconnected Protection Series. Each book can be read as a standalone but due to character crossover the series is best read in order. Please note this book DOES contain several triggers (stalking, murder, mention of past abuse, memories of time in captivity, and more) and detailed mature content. This book is recommended for readers 18+.

Review:

This is my first book by Author Kennedy l. Mitchell and I'm slapping myself for not reading her stories. I was immersed in this story and I can't wait to start from the beginning of this series.

Bryson is a special agent and when his best friend called and said he needed him he went to him and his sister to protect her.  

Tinley had a great relationship with Tinley.  They were close but she went through some things years ago and it took her a long time to get back to herself.  She was ready when she knew Bryson was coming.  Now was the time to get what she's always wanted.

Bryson and Tinley wasn't prepared for what was coming after them.  Danger was close and Tinley had to prepare for what could happen.  Bryson was lost in her as she was him and he prepared for everything that could and did happen.

This story was so good!! I loved all the characters and can't wait to read more.

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Meet Kennedy L. Mitchell


Kennedy lives in Dallas with her husband, son, and 80lb Goldendoodle who still believes he’s a lap dog. 

A bookworm at heart, Kennedy loves to snuggle up in bed or by the campfire with an unputdownable book. 

She began writing two years ago with Falling for the Chance and has no plans of stopping. Her novels are witty, action-packed, and offer enough steam for a great facial. 

If you like strong heroines and sexy, tattooed men who can’t keep their hands off them, then this author is the one for you.


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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

5 Star Review ~ Gold Lust (Sin Series #3) by Aleatha Romig



Release Date: April 5


Synopsis:

Sexy, mysterious, with secrets hiding in the darkest of shadows, Donovan Sherman has stopped at nothing to achieve success. No one was immune.

One snowy night, his world and his life changed when he found Julia McGrath at the side of the road.

Finders keepers.

With Julia’s happiness as his new goal, he must keep his past hidden. Unfortunately, the casualties he’s left in his wake are back to threaten the life and love he never thought he’d have.

Will Donovan’s sins destroy their future?
Can Julia navigate the unfamiliar landscape where lust is more precious than gold?

From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a brand-new age-gap, family saga, chance meeting, contemporary romantic-suspense novel in the world of high finance, where success is sweet and revenge is sweeter. 

Have you been Aleatha’d?

*GOLD LUST is a full-length novel and book three of the Sin Series that began with RED SIN, continued with GREEN ENVY and GOLD LUST, and will conclude with BLACK KNIGHT.

Review:

It just keeps getting better! Aleatha Romig has us on the edge of our seats once again to see what the next step is in Van and Julie's life.  If obstacles were worth money, both Van and Julie would be able to buy a several countries because of all the things thrown their way.

When we at the end of Green Envy, things started to play out in ways we just couldn't imagine and a high speed ball was thrown at us.  When we were left to think what is next, those things were not the expected.  

What does one do when everyone comes out to claim you happiness? Julia was confused but this confusion made her think and their relationship stronger.  Van has some many things trying to claim his soul but Julia's light and determination will not let anyone destroy what is theirs and meant to me.

This story is coming to an end and it's one that I want to keep throwing thing at us. I love Van and Julia!! 


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Meet Aleatha Romig
Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life!
Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat.
In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.
In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT.
Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Cover Reveal ~ Mine to Hold by Kennedy L. Mitchell

Release Date: April 18


Synopsis:

Can Bryson keep her safe, or will Tinley’s past nightmare become her new reality?

Every moment, Tinley Harper lives in fear that the man who abducted her ten years ago will keep his promise and return to finish what he started. Scared and alone in her older brother’s absence, she welcomes a familiar handsome face, Special Agent Bryson Bennett, when he comes knocking on her door.

FBI Agent Bryson Bennett knows it’s time to put his past behind him and move on from the tragic accident that left him a single father. When his best friend calls out of fear for his little sister’s safety, Bryson jumps in to protect the beautiful Tinley for fear that another person close to him will be taken away.

Stuck together in her tiny apartment, the two fight to control their unspoken attraction. Anonymous disturbing gifts, new murders, and watchful eyes that monitor their every move signal that Tinley’s terrifying past is now bleeding into her present. 

As passion burns, dark secrets are revealed, and the elusive stalker seeks to catch them unawares. Can Bryson keep her safe, or will Tinley’s past nightmare become her new reality?

Mine to Hold is a standalone romantic thriller, the fifth book in the interconnected Protection Series. Each book can be read as a standalone but due to character crossover the series is best read in order. Please note this book DOES contain several triggers (stalking, murder, mention of past abuse, memories of time in captivity, and more) and detailed mature content. This book is recommended for readers 18+.

Pre-Order Your Copy Here!
Free in KU 

Add to your Goodreads TBR List! 

Start the series here!
Meet Kennedy L. Mitchell


Kennedy lives in Dallas with her husband, son, and 80lb Goldendoodle who still believes he’s a lap dog. 

A bookworm at heart, Kennedy loves to snuggle up in bed or by the campfire with an unputdownable book. 

She began writing two years ago with Falling for the Chance and has no plans of stopping. Her novels are witty, action-packed, and offer enough steam for a great facial. 

If you like strong heroines and sexy, tattooed men who can’t keep their hands off them, then this author is the one for you.


Connect with Kennedy L. Mitchell


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Friday, March 18, 2022

Cover Reveal ~ Second Chance Love by M. Robinson

Release Date: May 17


From Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author M. Robinson comes a second chance romance. 

 

Falling for my brother’s best friend didn’t just break the rules. 

It also broke my heart.

 

For years I saw the way he looked at me—conflicted. Like he wanted me, but taking me was forbidden. 

 

Until one night, we got drunk and broke all the rules. Here I thought this was finally our time to be together. Never did I think he wouldn’t remember. 

 

Now there I was, sitting in the back of the church. Watching the man, I love…

 

Marry someone he didn’t. 

 

Little did I know, I’d end up his nanny. Having to look at his handsome face every day was the worst kind of torture. This time, he was off-limits, and I was trying to decide if I still loved him…

 

Or hated him. 

 

For making me feel this way.


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Meet M. Robinson

M. Robinson is the Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author crowned as the "Queen of Angst" by readers around the world. 

Dive into her visionary world that will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions and leave you wanting more. 

She writes everything from contemporary to suspense romance and is best known for her novel, El Diablo.

When M isn't in the cave writing her next epic love story, you will find her shopping and living on a boat in Florida with her real life pirate, her lobster, her husband Bossman. Sipping on Starbucks and hanging out with their two dogs, a German shepherd mix and a gordito Wheaten Terrier reading a good book. Or spending time with her family, who she is extremely close with.

Above all, M loves her readers more than anything and loves to connect with them! She is on all social media platforms but you will find her in her happy place the most. Her VIP Reader Group on Facebook or her second favorite happy place, Instagram.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022

5 Star Review ~ Decker's Dilemma (Knights & Dragons MC #1) by Chantal Fernando




Title: Decker's Dilemma
Series: Knights & Dragons MC #1
Author: Chantal Fernando
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 22, 2022


BLURB

The Knights of Fury and the Wind Dragons MCs come together in New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando’s gritty new series.

Wind Dragon princess Cara and ex-cop Decker will have to cross every line to be together—including the law.

At a Turning Point

It was a typical PI gig: track down the client’s newly discovered half sister. For ex-cop Seth Decker, finding Cara Ward was the easy part. Walking away from the sexy schoolteacher is going to be a whole different story.

At a Crossroads

Cara thought she had the road ahead all mapped out—she’d be a biker’s old lady, straddling a Harley behind the man she fell for in her teens. But she’s all grown up. And while the Wind Dragons will always be family, Cara wants something more, something for herself. Decker may not be a biker, but that means his woman will always come first.

Caught in the Cross Fire

Once an MC princess, always an MC princess, though. When Cara’s connection to the Wind Dragons puts her in the line of fire from a gang out for revenge, Decker realizes the safest place for her is by his side. After all, there’s nothing he won’t do to protect the woman he loves. Even if it means crossing the line of the law he once swore to uphold.

Knights & Dragons MC

Book 1: Decker's Dilemma

REVIEW

This story was fantastic!! Cara has taken on a new role in her life and that is standing up for herself and not letting ANYONE take advantage of her.  In your mind you knew that Rhett was the one but Decker took things to another level.  

Cara was put in a situation and needed protection so who better than Decker.  Rhett did some things and now he seems lost, a little sad but also he sees the things that he has done messed up a great opportunity and he lost something very dear to him.

Cara and Decker's fire was instant and both were into each other. Their story was great to watch but also the growth of the characters and the sadness that surrounding some as well.  

I can't wait to the next story!!







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New York Times, Amazon & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is thirty-one years old and lives in Western Australia.

Lover of all things romance, Chantal is the author of the best-selling books Dragon's Lair, Maybe This Time and many more.

When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family.

Chantal loves to hear from readers.


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Friday, January 28, 2022

5 Star Review ~ The Marriage Debt by Clarissa Wild




Title: The Marriage Debt
Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: January 28, 2022


BLURB

She ran from the mafia prince.
But he won’t stop until she’s his wife.

I’m Luca De Vos.
Heir to one of the most powerful mafia empires in the Netherlands.
Notorious mobster with a wicked taste for girls.
But there’s only one woman I truly wanted.
Jill Baas, mafia princess and the only woman who doesn’t want me.

She did the unforgivable and then ran away.
Now I’ll marry her sister.

Until Jill storms right back into my arms on our wedding day…
Begging me to marry her instead.

It’s a dream come true for a depraved sinner like me.
Jill Baas—the runaway bride—mine to mark, own, taint.
My wife.
I’ll put my ring on her finger…
And turn her world into a living nightmare.

REVIEW

This book was so good! The suspense, betrayal, determination and secrets took Luca and Jill to another level.  Their beginning didn't start after the became adults but as children.  When something tragic happens Jill goes into hiding and Luca has to do something to pull her out.  When he does what he feels needs to be done they get married.

Their road isn't the easiest. There are so many lies and a lot of deceit on both ends but they know that the feelings each of them have for each other is real and have been real since they were children.

This story will leave you panting for more and you can't put it down.  There are things that may kill what they have and what they are making if the truth can't be revealed.  Will they get through their enemies and themselves?








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TRAILER



EXCERPT

I grab her hand and press a kiss onto the top, which immediately grabs her attention … and makes the air lock in her throat.
“You think you know me, but you don’t,” I say as I look up at her from underneath my eyelashes.
“I know you hate me as much as I hate you,” she responds.
“I never said I hated you …” I reply, leaning over the tub so she can’t look away. “I hate what you’ve done to me. What you make me do.” I grab her face and inch closer and closer. “How greedy you make me.”
Her lips are wet, the steam rising from the bath drawing smoke between us. But nothing can keep me away from her.
Nothing.
Not even my own damn stone-cold heart.
“I want to hate you,” I murmur so close to her lips I can almost taste them. “So badly …”
“Hate is all you’ve ever shown me,” she murmurs back, her eyes completely transfixed on mine.
“If I hadn’t, there would’ve been nothing left of you.”
She sucks in a breath, her body freezing in the hot bath, her nipples growing taut as I hover so close to her face I can feel every one of her twitches just from the vibrations in the air.
“Show me then. Show me what it means not to hate.”
I press my top lip against hers, and whisper, “Kiss me and find out.”
One second.
That’s all it takes for our lips to collide and for her mouth to finally crave mine as I have craved hers. I’ve claimed her lips before, but she’s never given them to me freely. Willingly. Hungrily.
And fuck me, that makes me hungry for more.
The way she kisses me back wakes the hunter inside me.
I groan against her lips as I coax them to open, desperate for a taste. And when she does, our tongues entangle, and I kiss her deep and hard, wanting to draw out her soul.
I’ve kissed girls before, but none of them ever made me this lusty, this greedy for more.
I lean up and get closer and closer until I’m halfway into the tub with my arms, but I don’t care. The warmth only heats me up even more as I circle my tongue around and lick the roof of her mouth.
She tastes pure, divine, like everything I could ever want to ruin.
The more I have, the more I want to take, and take, and take until there’s nothing left.
I want to break every last inch of her until all she’ll ever want is me.






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Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of Dark Romance and Contemporary Romance novels. She is an avid reader and writer of swoony stories about dangerous men and feisty women. Her other loves include her hilarious husband, her two crazy but cute dogs, and her ninja cat that sometimes thinks he's a dog too. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, playing video games, reading tons of books, and cooking her favorite meals.

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4 Star Review ~ On The Edge by Aleatha Romig

Release Date: May 11 From New York Times best-selling author Aleatha Romig comes a stand-alone new-adult, romantic thriller where ...