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Donna’s Review of Torrid Little Affair by Kendall Ryan

by Kendall Ryan
Genres: Contemporary Romance

 

 

 

TLA AmazonThe best way to get over someone is to get under someone else. And I have the perfect candidate all picked out.

My new assistant is tempting beyond belief with her curvy body and take-no-shit attitude. All those luscious curves, and a juicy ass I’m already in love with. God, the things that I would do to that ass…

But it’s the haunted look in her eyes that speaks to me. Like she’s taken just as much shit in her past as I have—maybe more. We both deserve a little fun.

Love can’t fix everything. Mind-blowing sex and a few killer orgasms, on the other hand?

I have a feeling those might do the trick.

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I really enjoyed this quick and fast-paced read. I really needed to know what happened and couldn’t put the book down. Although some of the plot lines were a bit obvious it didn’t harm my enjoyment of this great story. The story was a little bit full on but what do you expect when they work and run an escort agency. However, I found myself cheering from the sidelines.

The characters were great and the interaction between them all was brilliant. Cooper was just swoon-worthy and his broken heart made him so appealing. The way he was with Corinne was just so sexy to read. He was so understanding and he made her feel so special. This book is full of heartache, sacrifice and a love that will never stop regardless of the circumstances.

This book is a huge recommendation from me.

Reviewed by Donna

 

 

 

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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Donna’s Review of The British Knight by Louise Bay

by Louise Bay
Genres: Contemporary Romance

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The British Knight by Louise Bay
Release Date: December 5th
Genre: Contemporary Romance

When I’m offered the chance to leave New York to live in London for three months, I can’t pack my suitcase fast enough.

As soon as I touch down I’m obsessing over red telephone boxes, palaces and all the black cabs.

But my favorite place is the tube. It’s wall-to-wall hot British men in suits.

When I’m offered a temporary job working for a barrister, I say, sign me up.

On my first commute into work, it’s a total accident when I lose my balance and fall against the most handsome Brit alive. He’s as charming as James Bond and as suave as Mr. Darcy. I want to lick tea from his hard abs and listen to his accent all night long.

Turns out Mr. Handsome is my new boss. And his attitude isn’t as hot as his gorgeous face, broad shoulders and tight ass. He’s brooding, short-tempered and the most arrogant man I’ve ever met.

As we’re fighting, out of nowhere he kisses me. And I’m pretty sure I see fireworks over Big Ben and hear God Save the Queen.

I wasn’t looking for the fairytale but I might have found my knight in shining armor. The problem is he lives an ocean away.

A stand-alone, contemporary romance.

Excerpt:

Alexander

My workout this morning had been punishing. The harder I worked, the harder I worked out. I was a big believer in that if I wasn’t physically fit, I couldn’t perform as well in my job. And I was willing to do whatever I had to do to be the best barrister I could be. As a result, I’d been up since five, worked out until six thirty, and then had a conference call with Dubai at seven. I hated days when I was late into the office, but this morning couldn’t be helped. My commute had been . . . unusual. The woman I’d knocked into while getting off the tube had been beautiful, and I couldn’t keep the image of her gazing up at me in the middle of Lincoln’s Inn Fields out of my brain. I needed to focus. And perhaps get laid when I got the time. But it wouldn’t be tonight. I’d be working. I had hundreds of witness statements to go through and my opening statement to draft.

In three days, I’d be in court, and that was my sole focus. There was no time to be wasted on fantasizing about women.

As I trawled through my emails, trying to pick out the important ones from the hundreds littering my inbox, someone knocked at my door. I resisted the temptation to growl. I hated being interrupted—I needed a sign for the door.

“Come in,” I barked.

The door swung open, and I could tell by the footsteps that the head clerk had swooped in. “Mr. Knightley.”

“Craig.” I didn’t take my focus off my laptop screen. Craig was an avuncular and charming man in his mid-fifties. He’d been in the business since he was fifteen and had clerked my father. If anyone could interrupt me, he could. And he knew it. Over the years, I’d tried to get him to call me Alex, but he insisted all the clerks and admin staff call the barristers by their surnames. The bar could be a very old-fashioned place.

“I want to introduce you to your new assistant, Violet King.”

I paused, my fingers hovering over my keyboard. I knew nothing of this and would never have agreed to it—I worked alone. Slowly, I turned to find Craig in front of my desk, his eyebrows raised in expectation.

“My what?” I asked. A figure moved in beside him and I slid my gaze to the right. I found myself staring straight at the beautiful woman who’d invaded my thoughts since I’d arrived in chambers. What was going on? I looked away from her, sure that Craig would see my attraction to her if my eyes lingered over her for more than a split second.
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What an Incredible book. I don’t think I have read a book quite like this from Louise Bay. Not since I read The Empire State Series, where I fell in love with Ethan and Anna. This book is pretty much a roller coaster of emotions from the beginning to the end and I found that every chance I got I read a little, be it a chapter or paragraph. And i went on a huge 3 am sob fest that left me reeling and wanting to grab the Gin.

Alex and Violet are honestly two of the best characters, that I have read for sometime and especially when I found myself swept up in their story. Alex was a hard, arrogant arsehole that took no prisoners and was a shallow man that was completely career orientated. Leaving him alone in the world and he liked his world like that until, Violet. Violet was a bright, beautifully sexy, take no nonsense from anyone, fully of sass woman. She’s planned for nothing, well she didn’t anymore. Violet was scared to plan, to love, to commit and to trust, Until Alex.

To say this story is full of knowledge, fun, laughter and heartache is an understatement, but seeing both parties effected equalling was what made me cry so, so much. They breathed life into each other and made so much difference to the other persons life.

This book is a book that I would highly recommend, it’s a very beautiful story that just carries you away into a world that anyone would be glad to be a part of. Louise Bay is one of my favourite authors. Her ability to be diverse is refreshing, she has a funny wittiness about her writing that in the end just leaves you smiling.

Reviewed by Donna

 

About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Duke of Manhattan, Hollywood Scandal, Park Avenue Prince, King of Wall Street, The Empire State Series, Indigo Nights and Hopeful.

Ruined by bonk-busters and sexy mini-series of the eighties Louise loves all things sexy and romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.

Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

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Donna’s Review of The Sounds of Secrets by Whitney Barbetti

by Whitney Barbetti
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Title: The Sounds of Secrets
Author: Whitney Barbetti
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 6, 2017

 

Blurb
I’ve been in love
with him forever.
But to him, I’ve always been off-limits. Until the night that changed everything.Maybe it was the alcohol. Maybe it was the secrets we shared. Maybe he finally
opened his eyes and saw me.

By the time the sun rose, I’d lost him again, my heart shattering on his
parting words: “It was a mistake.” So I ran. Ran until I was thousands of miles
away, in a country I didn’t know, surrounded by people who only made me miss
him more.

I never expected him to follow me … or to pry more secrets from my soul. In
exchange, he gave me more of his secrets too.

The more he let me into his heart, the more I loved him, but I’m afraid that
some secrets may be too big to overcome.

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Let me begin by saying that I loved the style of writing and the way the story went along but to me, the story didn’t really have that much to it. Apart from the secrets that were kept and the sad incident at the beginning, I felt the book was a little flat and didn’t really go in any particular direction. I know what it means to hold a secret from the world. I hid one for years but even knowing that I still didn’t get excited at all.

The characters were great in this book and I could relate to the 2 main ones. They were very normal nothing flamboyant. Like us, all with there own set of problems.
Although I didn’t completely love this book I would still recommend it. As someone may just love it.

Reviewed by Donna
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Excerpt
I was going
to throw up from the nerves.
No, I told myself. No throwing up. Not
when you’re expecting Sam to come into your room any second.
But the
feeling was so strong. I popped a mint from my bedside table in my mouth, rolled
it around my tongue a few times, but the urge was still there.
Oh, shit.
Was this a mistake? Was inviting Sam into my room a big fat problem? I was
leaving for America tomorrow.
The printed
itinerary, neatly stacked on my chest of drawers laughed at me. What was I
going to do? I couldn’t let Sam come up here.
My hands
fisted in my hair as I berated myself for telling him to come. What was I
thinking? I wasn’t some sexual nymph, skilled in the way Sam surely was. I
wasn’t a virgin, but I hadn’t actually messed around with a bunch of guys.
I didn’t
know what to do. 
I walked to
the door, pressed my palm flat to it. I’d lock it. Then he couldn’t come in.
He’d walk away, and we’d forget this ever happened.
Look how well that happened the last time you
kissed him,
my
memory taunted me. Three years later, and
you’re still wondering ‘what if.’
There was
no reasonable escape from this situation. And, if there was, there was no
escape that would make me not obsess over the ‘what if.’
It’d be
okay, I told myself. Of course it would. Sex was nothing, right?
But I
didn’t even believe my own thoughts. My nerves battled with my own desire. I
couldn’t process a single thing.
I ran my
fingers over my eyebrows or, what was left of them that wasn’t colored in, at
least. I’d pulled so many out in the days leading up to the trip, needing some
control over this impending trip.
I trailed
my fingers to the sides of my face, tugging on my earlobes to ground me, and
then, in tandem, I pulled out a hair with each hand. The immediate relief was
nearly as intoxicating as the alcohol I’d consume in how it numbed my fears.
It would be
okay.
I took in a
cleansing breath, looking around my room for anything potentially embarrassing.
The blinds
were open, so I closed them, leaving my room in soft, muted grays aside from
the yellow lamp that lit up my dressing table.
My hand was
on the back of the lamp to turn it off when my door creaked open.
Sam stood
in the threshold, nearly taking up the entire space.
I switched
the light off.
It was only
a few loud heartbeats before he said, “Turn it back on.”
I
hesitated.
I couldn’t
see him, but I heard the creak on the floor by the door. “Turn it on, Lotte.”
Swallowing
hard, I did.
The room
was illuminated again in soft light, casting shadows into the angles of Sam’s
face—making him look exactly as he was: dangerous.
Author Bio

 

I am a wife to one and a mom to two humans and one cat. I have a deep and abiding love for nachos – especially the kind with the liquid cheese, like from Taco Bell (sorry). I run on less than four hours of sleep thanks to copious amounts of Diet Coke. (Note: this paragraph is not sponsored by anyone except my hungry stomach.)
As a Navy brat, I grew up all over the country, from California and up the east coast from Florida to New England and Colorado. I currently live in Idaho, where we have lots of potatoes and windmills.
I write character-driven contemporary romance novels, heavy on the emotional connection. I LOVE love. I love writing about broken characters who find their soul mates.

 

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The British Knight by Louise Bay

by Louise Bay
Genres: Contemporary Romance

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The British Knight by Louise Bay
Release Date: December 5th
Genre: Contemporary Romance

When I’m offered the chance to leave New York to live in London for three months, I can’t pack my suitcase fast enough.

As soon as I touch down I’m obsessing over red telephone boxes, palaces and all the black cabs.

But my favorite place is the tube. It’s wall-to-wall hot British men in suits.

When I’m offered a temporary job working for a barrister, I say, sign me up.

On my first commute into work, it’s a total accident when I lose my balance and fall against the most handsome Brit alive. He’s as charming as James Bond and as suave as Mr. Darcy. I want to lick tea from his hard abs and listen to his accent all night long.

Turns out Mr. Handsome is my new boss. And his attitude isn’t as hot as his gorgeous face, broad shoulders and tight ass. He’s brooding, short-tempered and the most arrogant man I’ve ever met.

As we’re fighting, out of nowhere he kisses me. And I’m pretty sure I see fireworks over Big Ben and hear God Save the Queen.

I wasn’t looking for the fairytale but I might have found my knight in shining armor. The problem is he lives an ocean away.

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Ruined by bonk-busters and sexy mini-series of the eighties Louise loves all things sexy and romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.

Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!



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Our 5 Star Reviews of Cocky Fiance by Melissa Jane and T.L Smith

by Melissa Jane, T.L. Smith
Genres: Contemporary Romance

Title: Cocky Fiancé

Authors: TL Smith & Melissa Jane

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: December 1

He wasn’t meant to be on my radar, he was definitely the off limits guy.
My brother’s best friend, my friend’s ex, but most of all he was my boss.
Hawk Carnage resembled one thing, and one thing alone. Sex.
He used it, he knew it, he lived it. Hawk owned the biggest lingerie company in the world, and I was his leading lady.
In business.
But now business and friendship were about to be crossed. The lines blurred, and I was ready to dip my toes into the forbidden water. Because no matter how much I said I could refrain from Hawk Carnage, now was not the time.
He was to be my fake fiancé.
And I was about to sink into that forbidden water, with Hawk’s hands clutching my sides.
Lord help me because I was about to enjoy every moment of it.
Even if it was just for fun, even if it would ruin everything.
I was about to dive in head first.

 

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Boom!!! This is what is happens when you get two great writers collaborating and stepping away from their norm. This book had me hooked from the first words and I didn’t put it down until I had devoured every single word.

As I said Cocky Fiancė is a different kind of book, there is no death and destruction and people don’t actually die, although some deserved to and I was expecting just that to happen. But alas it remained without it and I can honestly say it was brilliant.

Britta was a strong character, full of wit, sass and has 4 brothers that stand strong behind her. And the one person that she falls for is just what she needs but is warned against. Hawk her brothers best friend and her boss to boot. Hawk is sexy, strong and powerful in the boardroom and bedroom. He is a no-nonsense, tell it like it is hottie that will leave you with your tongue hanging out from his dirty talking quips.

This story is really good and the writing is great. You can see that these girls work well together. This book is a huge recommendation from me. It takes you one hell of an emotional journey that leaves you wanting more and more. I shed a few tears but I laughed heaps. A book sure to leave you feeling great by the end.

Reviewed by Donna

I love everything both of these Authors write so you can imagine my excitement when I heard they were collaborating! And hell they did not disappoint!!!

I totally devoured this book in one sitting, with its flawless creation and amazing characters I want more. Bring on the brothers stories.

Reviewed by Cherie

TL Smith

USA Today Best Selling Author T.L Smith can be found in almost any chocolate store, eating all the chocolate. She lives in Brisbane, Australia with her two kids and husband. Her favourite things to do is dancing, writing, reading and travelling the world. A lover for twisted words and things that make your heart pump. You can find her on the following links.

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Melissa Jane

Melissa Jane is an Aussie author who writes about Alpha men and strong heroines no matter the adventure.
When she isn’t writing, Melissa spends time with her husband and little Yorkie, Pocket.
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Donna’s Review of As Long As You Hate Me by Carrie Aarons

by Carrie Aarons
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Rockstar Romance

 

Title: As Long As You Hate Me
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 3, 2017
Blurb
Kara
High
school sweethearts. What a load of bull.
He might
have been my first love, but it never meant I wanted to hear lyrics containing
my name, love story, and *cringe* how I lost my virginity peddled out for the
masses to digest.
Seven
years later, and I’m still being haunted by his photo in every magazine, his
music on every radio station. I thought breakups meant that you never had to
see the person again. Especially when they ripped out your heart and made
hamburger meat with it.
But when
a chance encounter ends up going viral, I’m tied to him in a way I’ve always dreaded.
And the last person on earth I’d want to spend an hour with, much less a
lifetime, makes me an offer I can’t refuse. I might just be desperate enough to
take it.
Dean
The girl
in the song is real. And she’s made me a rich man.
I’ve
been dedicating choruses to her for a decade, she’s the muse she never wanted
to be. Off of our love, I’ve become famous … and a complete egomaniac.
When
another one of my flings goes off the rails, and lands me in hot water with the
media, my recording label is less than thrilled. And so comes the marching
orders from my agent; devise a scheme to transform into a squeaky clean good
guy.
Coming
face to face with her is something I’ve only dreamed about. If not to win her
back, then to at least apologize for the ways I’ve exploited her. Instead, I
rope her into my madness, proposing a deal only a masochist would accept.
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4 .5 stars

I really enjoyed this second chance romance, and with it involving a Rockstar, I was doubly in my element as they are both 2 of my favourite things to read. This book was about a lost love that really shouldn’t have been lost in the first place. If only they would have spoken or confronted each other, things would have been so different.

The Characters are great and although Dean is a Rockstar and has more money than sense, he is down to earth. Kara is the love interest in this book but how this all comes about is through a deal that she really can’t refuse. Especially when childhood sweethearts makes you a deal that will rid of so many problems. Once they have the contracts sorted the fun really begins. Well, fun, games and heartbreak.

I really recommend this great, quick, sexy read that you won’t be able to help falling head over heels for. Well, who wouldn’t love a book about a love affair that beats all others?

Reviewed by Donna

Author Bio

 

Author of romance novels such as Red Card and All the Frogs in Manhattan, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoon-worthy, sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book, and
can’t imagine a better or more maddening profession.

A lover of good manicures, Riesling and the beach, she enjoys chasing her puppy
through the dog parks of New Jersey, or trying to make her husband binge watch
the latest Netflix craze.



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Donna’s 5 Star Review of Shallow by Cora Kenborn

by Cora Kenborn
Genres: Contemporary Romance

 

 

Title: Shallow
Author: Cora Kenborn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 28, 2017
Blurb
 
Shiloh


Only the good die young. But I’ve never been good.
I’ve lived a life most people only dream about. Famous men,
expensive booze, and the finest drugs money could buy. But every vice has its
price, and living a life of excess has finally dragged me down, forcing me back
to the one place I swore I’d never return.
We met in high school, but we were far from sweethearts. I
ruined his life and then walked away. Losing everything is bad enough, but
crawling back to people who wish you were dead is a nightmare. 
Some say absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Not always. You either forgive and forget, or fracture and
finish.
Cary


Seven years ago, Shiloh West was my world. I gave up my
future for her. Then, I spent every waking moment hating her for it. I’ve
followed her train wreck of a career in the tabloids since she drove out of
town with her nose in the air. The woman is toxic.
The fact that a judge has court ordered her back to town
means nothing to me—except maybe the payback I’ve waited a lifetime to collect.
I’m going to build her up and tear her down.
A better man would walk away. I’m not a better man. She
thinks she has the upper hand. Think again, Starshine.
Beauty is only skin deep, but revenge goes straight to the
bone.
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Wow! What a story, I can honestly say I loved every single word. It’s the kind of book that you could never say was a lovely and safe love story. It’s a love story but also a brutal, gut-wrenchingly tragic story, spun from a series of events that changes and shapes the lives of so many people. The tears fell with so much heartache whilst I read this book. I was so emotional and so angry in parts too.

Although you wanted to hate Shiloh for her mistakes that cost people so much. You couldn’t help but feel for her and want to take some of the pain away. Shiloh broke Carrick’s heart and destroyed him as a girl but when she returns as a woman she finds a man that she helped shape through circumstance and pain. Cary, the man that is in Carrick’s place wants revenge, payback and he wants to hurt Shiloh.

This is their story. It’s not pretty, far from it but it’s brilliant. It’s so hard to say more about this book without knowingly ruining for everyone. Just go in with eyes wide open. This is a story that I really recommend. This may just be my book of 2017.

Reviewed by Donna

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Excerpt
I rip off
my drenched clothes on my way into the locker room while cursing her name. With
every slam of my fist into the shower tile, I hear a telltale cracking sound,
letting me know I’ve gone too far. Closing my eyes, I brace both palms against
the fractured material as water pelts me from overhead and try to control
myself. I’m in debt enough. I’d be an idiot to willingly destroy property I
can’t afford to repair. Admitting that to myself pisses me off even more,
causing me to want to rip down every piece and smash it against the concrete
floor with my bare hands.
Within
thirty seconds of standing there, my senses go into overload. As usual, I smell
her before I see her. Fucking rain and sunshine. One whiff and my cock stands
at attention, curling into my stomach as if nudging me toward her. 
“If
you’re gonna be in here, Starshine, you’re gonna be naked.” I don’t have
to turn around to know she’s scowling. I feel the fury vibrating off her, and
it makes me smile. Choosing to ignore her, I continue to lather myself, making
an unnecessary production of soaping my chest and biceps. 
“I—I
should go,” she finally stammers. When she makes no move to leave, I know
I’ve got her. 
“What’s
your hurry, sweetheart? You’ve got another half hour on the clock. Leaving
before your assigned time is over and without my signature puts you in breach
of contract.” I glance down, making sure to drag her eyes along with mine.
“And it appears I have no place to hide a pen on me, does it?”
The old
Carrick was self-conscious about his body, hiding it behind layers of
sweltering clothes. However, the new Cary is well aware that hours in the ring
has transformed it. Men grab their women and women grab something to steady
themselves when I’m around. I’m far from shy now and making Shiloh sweat a
little is an added perk of my game. 
Besides, I
want her to look. I already know her almond-shaped eyes are glued to my ass,
but I need more. There’s a raging fire in my veins that needs her so enthralled
with me that she forgets to breathe. 
“Cary…”
She tries one last time, but I’m done pretending. My name is name barely out of
her mouth when I turn to face her, fighting the smirk that’s dying to betray
me.
As I
expect, her eyes drop then widen as she scans what I have to offer. I fight the
urge to give it a few strokes just to fuck with her.  
“You’re
naked,” she says, her voice barely above a whisper. 
“Yeah,
see that seems to be the problem here, Shy.”
“Problem?”
“I
told you, we have house rules around here. The first one is that if you’re in
the locker room while someone else is naked and showering, you’d better be
naked and showering too.” I don’t realize I’m moving until she takes a
step backward, her palms shooting out in front of her in battle ready stance. 
“I’m
not taking my clothes off, Cary.”
“Fair
enough.” I stalk her like prey, guiding her into a useless half circle
until she realizes too late she’s backed against the chipped blue shower tile.
“I’ll do it for you.”

 

Author Bio
Cora Kenborn writes twisted romance novels about bad boys
and damsels NOT in distress while shocking readers with unpredictable plot
twists.



A true Southern girl from Eastern North Carolina, Cora grew
up on sweet tea and front porches, and knows the real meaning of “bless your
heart.” She’s the mother of three hyperactive and occasionally adorable
children and the wife to a husband who she’s conned into believing Hot Pockets
are a perfectly acceptable family dinner.



Cora can usually be found taking notes during true crime
shows, effectively freaking out everyone in the room. She proudly admits to
being a domestic rebel and plans to pen future self-help books including:
“Microwave Dinners For Dummies,” “Allergic To Laundry and Other Common Household
Dangers,” and “When Hot Glue Guns Attack: A Mother’s Nightmare.”

 

Oh, and she and autocorrect are mortal enemies.
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Nat’s Review of House of Payne: Max by Stacy Gail

by Stacy Gail
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Title: House of Payne: Max
Series: House of Payne
Author: Stacy Gail
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release Date: October 16, 2017

TRIGGER WARNING: This book contains flashbacks of violence and drug abuse, and the impact of these factors on family members. If you have issues with these elements, this book is not for you.

Chicago’s premiere tattoo studio, House Of Payne, is across the street from the Mad Cow diner, but it might as well be on another planet as far as waitress Paradise Simone is concerned. She’s a good girl from Waukegan with a past she’d rather forget, and a future that goes only as far as the next day. What does she know about superstars and paparazzi?

But Pari does know danger when she sees it, and tattooist Max Kulagin has it written all over him. A proper Waukegan girl should know to steer well clear, but she can’t resist Max when he leaves beautiful, intimate art sketched out on cheap diner napkins.

Beautiful, intimate art…of her.

Max knows ugliness. He was born in it. Raised in it. Had it shoved down his throat every goddamn day. So when he stumbles across true beauty, he worships it. There’s a deep sensuality in the waitress who likes to suck on her pen whenever he’s around, and he’s just the man to bring that beauty out in her. She might be a lady in the street, but one look at Pari tells him she’s going to be a freak in the bed.

And in the shower.

And while he’s driving with her head going to town in his lap.

The life Max leads might be in the spotlight, but it’s Pari who gets caught in the glare. When her past catches up to her, it’s her life that holds all the excitement, and not in a good way. But there’s no force on earth that can take Max’s beautiful Paradise away now that he’s finally found it.

93,000 Words
***This standalone, mildly erotic contemporary romance contains a woman with an oral fixation and a man who’s happy to encourage it. There are multiple sex scenes that include oral sex. No cheating, no love triangles, no cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed. Due to adult language and sexual content, this book is not intended for people under the age of eighteen***

New author to me but when I read the blurb I was like ‘I have to read that book’. I certainly wasn’t disappointed, this story was highly entertaining… it had fiery chemistry between the two lead characters! Max the hot tattoo artist who is totally swoon worthy in his relentless pursuit of Pari the feisty, warm hearted waitress who is running from a tragic past. Fast paced and action packed this book had it all… I need to now go back and read the rest of the House of Payne series.
Reviewed by Nat

A competitive figure skater from the age of eight, Stacy Gail wrote stories between events to pass the time. By fourteen, she told her parents she was either going to be a skating coach who was also a romance writer, or a romance writer who was also a skating pro. Now with a day job of playing on the ice with her students, and writing everything from PNR and cyberpunk to contemporary romance at night, both dreams have come true.

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Our 5 Star Reviews of Dr Stantons The Epilogue by T L Swan

by T L Swan
Genres: Contemporary Romance

 

Title: Dr. Stantons The Epilogue
Author: T L Swan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 19, 2017

 

Blurb
 
Follow the next five years for Cameron Stanton and Ashley
Tucker………..
If happiness is a gift.
Then Cameron Stanton is my Santa Claus.
I can’t tell you the exact moment I fell in love with him.
Only that I did.
With every glance, every touch, every minute…. he stole a little more of me.
They say that all men are created equal.
Well that’s a blatant lie!
I know because I met Gods gift to women in Vegas,
I pretended he was my husband to get rid of another man.
He took our fake marriage seriously and it became his
personal goal to consummate.
He spoke to me in French and I lied to him in German.
His laughter was addictive.
But I thought what happens in Vegas would stay in Vegas.
Until it didn’t.
Dr. Stanton turned up where I least expected and my lies came back to haunt me.
The attraction is palpable.
The secrets unchangeable.
I need him more than air.

 

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Oh the humour in this is fantastic and had me chuckling out loud.

Dr Cameron Stanton and Dr Ashley Tucker are living the dream, together with their young son. Ashley is nearing the completion of her studies and Cam is a very successful cardiac surgeon. Cameron has his heart set on something else though.

The banter between the lead characters is fantastic, you almost feel like you are there with them. So much fun and more importantly so real! They work long hours and get tired and worn out just like everyone else.

The passion is off the charts and definitely shows how close the bond is between Cameron and Ashley. Her little digs about his not having a romantic bone in his body is not only funny but so much like conversations I’ve had personally!

Just when you think this series couldn’t get any better..it does!

Reviewed by Robyn


And this series just keeps getting better and better. What a fantastic and perfect ending to this part of the story. I can only hope that this series doesn’t end here. This story is continuing the same vein as the rest of the books and you find yourself laughing hysterically.

This is a great novella that sees Cameron wanting to bite the bullet on forever with Ashely. This book is a huge recommendation from me but I really suggest that all previous books including the Stanton serious are read first. You won’t be disappointed the whole Stanton world is amazing.

Reviewed by Donna


I Freaking Love T L Swan!!!! Like an artist with a brush, she creates beautiful art with the words she creates on paper! You are totally drawn into the book and swept away in every emotion the characters feel, you will laugh, cry, get angry and maybe even want to slap the beautiful but sometimes insanely annoying Dr Stanton! But honestly Ladies, after reading the rest of this amazing series you will probably want to keep him for yourself. Do yourself a huge solid and grab a copy of the Stanton books NOW!!!

Reviewed by Cherie

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Lover of her
husband, children, words, chocolate and margaritas.
When she is not
writing her next novel, you will find her in a café drinking coffee with
friends.
Writing is her
passion.
Books by T L Swan
Stanton Adore
Stanton Unconditional
Stanton Completely
Stanton Bliss
Find Me Alastar
Play Along
Dr. Stanton
Dr. Stantons The Epilogue
Marx Girl
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Nat’s Review of Mr North by Callie Hart

by Callie Hart
Genres: Contemporary Romance

 

Mr. North by Callie Hart

Release Date: November 16th

 

 

 

 

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Mr Raphael North a multibillionaire recluse locks himself away from the world in his tall tower overlooking New York city after a tragic accident five years earlier… Beth a struggling law student is coerced by her best friend; into playing chess with the reclusive man, and this is where the fun begins. I liked the premise of the story and I can’t say I was disappointed; especially in the last 30% of the story when things really started to heat up and all the secrets that had been kept hidden for years came out. A good book and Callie is one author I will definitely automatically one-click.

Reviewed by Nat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

Law student Beth Dreymon is out of money and struggling hard. If she wants to finish her degree, she’s going to have to earn some money and fast. When she learns of an exciting opportunity—playing chess with New York’s most elusive billionaire—the offer sounds too good to be true. Reassured the offer is legit, Beth gets her game face on and prepares to geek out…

 

Only, when she steps foot into Raphael North’s luxurious penthouse, the rulebook goes flying out of the floor-to-ceiling windows. North is beautiful and damaged—a terrible temptation—and he has his sights set on winning Beth over. He’s just a job, though. A job Beth needs in order to make ends meet. If she plans on making her life in New York work, she needs to keep her eye on the prize. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, however, and it isn’t long before Beth finds herself entangled in Raphael’s world of dark desire.

 

Captor.

Curator.

Lover.

Enigma.

 

Beth should run from the devastatingly attractive blue-eyed devil, but Mr North has other ideas…and he’s about to make his next move.

 

 

 

 

 

EXCERPT

Raphael North stands on the other side of the abnormally thick glass. He’s dressed in a plain dark blue t-shirt, and a pair of washed out blue jeans. His feet are completely bare. His hair is even darker than it was in his picture, if that’s at all possible. Almost curly, too. It’s then that I realize it’s wet—he must have just gotten out of the shower. There are small dark patches on his t-shirt where water has obviously soaked through the material.
He turns those startling vivid green eyes on me and I’m breathless all over again. It feels like I’m tumbling over some steep cliff face, a weightless sensation turning my stomach over as I fall. Inside, I’m back to wanting to flee the building. Externally, I’m praying to deities of faiths and religions all over the world that I don’t look like I’m about to slump in an unconscious mess on the floor right in front of him. My top lip begins to twitch—something that only happens when I’m really, really anxious. Without thinking, I press my fingertips to my mouth, as if I can put a halt to the twitching by touch alone. A strange look passes over Raphael’s face. A slight movement at the corner of his mouth. I can’t decide if it’s displeasure or amusement. Either way, the reaction is fleeting, barely noticeable at all, and then his face is a blank mask again. He places his hand on a curved silver handle on the other side of the door, and then pulls it toward him, opening it. There are no barriers now. Nothing standing between myself and a man whispered and gossiped about by an entire city. Screw that, an entire nation. I’m in an enviable position right now, but I’d gladly thank the universe if the ground opened up and swallowed me whole.
The first words Raphael North speaks to me will haunt me until the day I die. He angles his head ever so slightly to one side, then says, “Your toenail polish is chipped, Ms. Dreymon.”
Lord have mercy. His voice is deep but soft. It has no hard edges, but at the same time his tone is overflowing with self-confidence and command.
“I’m sorry, I…wasn’t aware of your no-shoe policy.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Callie Hart is a USA Today bestselling author of dark romance novels. She is an obsessive romantic who loves throwing a dark twist into her stories. Her characters are imperfect, flawed individuals who dictate when she eats, sleeps and breathes. She loves to travel, and often pens her books when she’s on the road, drawing inspiration from her often unique and wild surroundings.

If she’s not writing, you’ll undoubtedly find her with her nose buried deep in a book, or binge watching Game of Thrones.

 

 

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