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Donna’s Review of Midnight Valentine by J.T. Geissinger

by J.T. Geissinger

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About MIDNIGHT VALENTINE

True love never dies.

Megan and Cassidy were childhood sweethearts who thought they would be together forever. Fate had other plans. Soon after they were married, Cass’s life was tragically cut short. Still grieving her soul mate five years later, Megan moves to the small town of Seaside, Oregon, hoping to rebuild her life.

Her first night there, she meets the town recluse, Theo. Withdrawn, guarded, and mysteriously silent since a terrible accident left him scarred, Theo takes an instant and inexplicable dislike to Megan. But as their paths cross again and again, Megan becomes convinced there’s more to Theo than meets the eye.

When she discovers the reason for his silence, his nightmares, and especially his pointed dislike, Megan becomes convinced of something far more astonishing.

Is a second chance at a once-in-a-lifetime love possible, or is a broken heart the cruelest kind of liar?

 

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REVIEW

Wow! What can I say about this heartbreakingly beautiful written story. The way this book is written is spellbinding and the emotions that came with it, was expected but I really didn’t think I would feel this way after reading it. It touched my heart so much.

To find a soulmate in life is just magical and for you to lose that is just devastating. But to find a soulmate for a second time is a fairytale come true and as much as this book made my heart sad, it made me so happy too. It just seemed that fate had Theo and Meghan together even when they were fighting against it. It seemed that the dice were cast and it was beyond their control.

Putting all the sadness to one side. You are still left with a fantastic story that you will find so hard to put down. I never wanted it to end. This book is yes, very hard to read but it contains everything you are looking for in a second chance at love romance. It’s a huge recommend. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Reviewed by Donna

 

 

Read an excerpt from MIDNIGHT VALENTINE:

“Hi, there, Megan, this is Coop.”

“Hi, Coop. What’s up?”

Long, awkward pause.

“Uh…I’m still standin’ outside your house.”

I walk to the windows, and there he is, out on the sidewalk near his truck.

“Are you having car problems?”

“No, I’m, uh, just waitin’ on Theo. He’s comin’ out to see you. I texted him what you said, and, uh…” Coop clears his throat. “Well, anyway, he’s on his way. I thought I’d give you a heads-up.”

The circus never stops with this guy. “That’s unfortunate, Coop, because I just got off the phone with Craig from Capstone. He’s going to handle the job.”

Coop scoffs. “Craig? That self-important S.O.B.? You like flushin’ your money down the toilet?”

“No, I don’t. Which is why I negotiated a discount.”

“Lemme guess. He probably quoted you…” He thinks for a moment, looking up at the house, then names a number which is only a few hundred dollars off from Craig’s quote, which is very irritating.

“You seem like a nice guy, Coop, but this conversation is pointless, considering your boss has no interest in working with me.”

“I never said that,” he says quickly. Our gazes meet through the window. I see how serious he is suddenly, his easy grin nowhere in sight.

“I wasn’t going to tell him you did,” I say, sensing this is somehow a matter of great importance.

When Coop blows out a breath, looking relieved, my hunch is proven right. Before I can say anything else, however, he straightens, looking down the street.

“He’s here.” He flashes me a look full of warning, then hangs up, steps out into the street, and holds up a hand.

Fascinated, I watch as a classic Mustang slowly rolls up the street, engine rumbling. It’s black, with windows tinted so dark I can’t see inside, and chrome wheels that gleam in the sun. The car stops in the middle of the street, then Coop walks over and bends down to the driver’s side window.

Several minutes pass and Coop is still standing there, talking to Theo. Or drawing pictures or whatever it is he does to communicate with Mr. Incommunicado.

“What the hell is it with this guy?” I mutter, growing more irritated by the moment.

Finally Coop straightens and the Mustang pulls up to the curb. The engine shuts off. I want to look away, but I’m rooted to the spot, staring out the front parlor window, waiting for what feels like an eternity until the driver’s door opens and Theo steps out.

Black hair.

It’s my first thought when his broad shoulders rise up over the roof of the car. I’ve only seen him in a raincoat, his head covered, but now I see he has a lot of thick, black hair, the length past the collar of his leather jacket. It’s messy. Windswept and untamed, like he only ever combs it with his fingers.

When he turns and looks toward the house, it’s like he knew exactly where I was standing. Our eyes meet with the sensation of a key fitting into a lock: a smooth, inevitable click.

A tremor runs through me, something close to fear but more primal, a pulse of restless energy that makes me want to break into a run.

I’ve never met anyone with more naked emotion in his eyes. His face is stony, but his eyes burn with a thousand unspoken things, all of which are dark.

I resist the urge to step back. We stare at each other until it becomes uncomfortable. I move first, turning to head to the front door, taking deep breaths to calm the sudden throbbing of my heart.

When I open the door, Coop and Theo are walking up the brick pathway toward the porch. Coop is in the lead, smiling nervously. “Hi, Megan!” he calls, as if he hasn’t seen me in forever.

“Hi, Coop. Long time no see.”

Coop ambles up the steps onto the porch that wraps around the front of the house, but Theo stops at the first step and looks at me, as if for permission.

“Sure, Dracula,” I say drily, unamused by this strange situation. “You’re welcome to come in. I’ll put away the garlic and crosses.”

A muscle in his jaw flexes. He doesn’t look amused, either. He steps slowly up, one big boot at a time, until he’s on the porch and I have to look up as he walks toward me with thunderclouds churning over his head. He stops a few feet away and stares down at me as Coop looks back and forth between us, visibly worried.

But I can’t pay attention to Coop anymore. Not with the boiling cauldron standing in front of me. The rumbling mountain of magma about to blow. The seething pool of silent emotions clad in a leather jacket and jeans. If I were a cop, I’d arrest this guy on the spot for disturbing the peace. All by himself, he’s a riot threatening to destroy the entire town.

On the left side of his neck, a snarl of scar tissue peeks over the collar of his shirt. His nose was broken once and not fixed well. There’s a ragged white scar above his left eyebrow that disappears into his hairline, and he walks with a barely perceptible limp, favoring his left side. And those dark, dark eyes. God, how they burn.

Whatever the accident was that he was involved in, it’s left its mark on this man, in more ways than one.

 

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About J.T. Geissinger

A former headhunter, J.T. Geissinger is the author of more than a dozen novels in contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense.

She is the recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book, the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and is a two-time finalist for the RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America®. Her work has also finaled in the Booksellers’ Best, National Readers’ Choice, and Daphne du Maurier Awards.

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Robyn’s 5 Star Review of the Pretender by HelenKay Dimon

by HelenKay Dimon
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Title: The Pretender
Author: HelenKay Dimon
Genre Romantic Suspense
About The Pretender:
They say it takes a thief to catch a thief, and Harrison Tate is proof. Once a professional burglar, he now makes a lawful living tracking down stolen art. No one needs to know about his secret sideline, “liberating” artifacts acquired through underhanded methods. At least until one of those jobs sees him walking in on a murder.
Gabrielle Wright has long been estranged from her wealthy family, but she didn’t kill her sister. Trouble is, the only person who can prove it is the sexy, elusive criminal who shouldn’t have been at the island estate on that terrible night. She’s not expecting honor among thieves—or for their mutual attraction to spark into an intense inferno of desire.
Under the guise of evaluating her family’s art, Harris comes back to the estate hoping to clear Gabby’s name. But returning to the scene of the crime has never been riskier, with their hearts and lives on the line.
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 REVIEW

Romantic suspense rarely gets any better than one of this author’s stories, this book is a prime example of her seemingly effortless magic with words and plots.

Gabby Wright finds her sister, Tabitha, murdered on the family island where she lived by herself. Harris Tate is on the scene to ‘liberate’ a painting from the home but instead walks into this tragedy. Stephen Wright, Gabby’s paternal uncle, points the finger at Gabby as he always does!

Without giving too much away, this is full of intrigue and mayhem as you would imagine but it really has you guessing about the actual murderer. Twists and turns make for interesting change ups and reveal more details about the story but also the characters.

Harris is a likeable character as is Gabby, both similar in many ways including pasts that have influenced their lives and the decisions they’ve made. The tale is written from both lead characters points of view, giving more insight into their personalities. Uncle Stephen plays the ‘bad guy’ well and you definitely find yourself hoping he comes a cropper at some stage.

A thoroughly entertaining story which is fast paced and very easy to read.

Reviewed by Robyn

 

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Harrison Tate didn’t believe in luck. He believed in planning. Right now, he needed the luck.
He blinked a few times, hoping the scene in front of him would change. No body, no blood . . . nope, it was all still there.
A woman—the woman—the one who stuck to a schedule and rarely ventured outside a three-mile area. She should have been reading at the dock, as she did every nonrainy day at this time for the last three weeks. Sitting there, watching the waves lap up on the stone retaining wall that separated the Chesapeake Bay from Tabitha Island. Her private island.
He’d staked out the isolated land, this house and this woman for more than a month. Watched from a boat at one point and from the small uninhabited island a short distance away at another. He’d been able to hack into the camera on her laptop. He knew when she was working on it, which was almost always.
He’d tracked her movements, knew her schedule. But on the ride over here he’d missed seeing someone else go into her house. Someone who wanted more from her than a painting.
The longer he stood there, looming over her still body, the more he became locked in a confining shell he could not break. Less than thirty seconds had passed since he walked into the old-school library with its dark floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and massive desk positioned in front of the French doors to the small patio outside. He’d found her there, sprawled on the floor with her eyes closed and her chest not moving. Blood pooled around her and seeped into the muted gray carpet beneath her.
Just as his brain signaled to his hand to grab his cell and call for help, her eyes popped open. Stunning green. That fact registered in his mind. Next came her fear. It bounced off the walls and pummeled him. Her body shook with it.
She reached out and her fingertips brushed his pants right near his calf. She likely thought she grabbed him and pulled hard, but he barely felt the touch. Whatever energy she possessed had been spent during the furious battle that waged in the room before he got there. Glass shattered on the floor, an overturned table. Books and papers scattered everywhere.
He dropped down, balancing on the balls of his feet, and reached for her hand. He still wore his gloves but she didn’t seem to notice. She kept mouthing something. A soundless word he couldn’t make out. He leaned in with his ear right over her mouth, trying to pick up a thread or any noise but that didn’t work either.
He pulled back and looked into her eyes. They were clouded now and unfocused. “Tabitha?”
He knew her name because he made it his business to know the people from whom he planned to liberate any number of items. In her case, a specific painting that usually hung over the fireplace in this room. It balanced there now, ripped from the wall with one edge hanging over the mantel. Teetering, ready to fall. All eleven million dollars of it.
“Help me.” The words came out of her on a strangled cry. Her chest heaved as she fought for breath.
He could see her wince as she inhaled. Her hand slipped out of his as all the tension drained out of her. Her eyes rolled back then closed.
“No, no, no.” This time he started mouth-to-mouth. He blew and counted, trying to remember the precise sequence from every television show where he’d seen it performed and from a class he’d taken more than a decade ago.
Nothing worked.
He clamped down on his fight-or-flight instincts and reached for the burner cell tucked in his back pocket. He’d just hit the first button to make the call as he heard the sound. A gurgling in her throat, as if she was drowning in her own body. An openmouthed labored breath . . . then a shocking stillness. Saliva dribbled out of the corner of her mouth as her head dropped to one side.
The death rattle. Had to be. He’d never heard it before and never wanted to hear it again.
About HelenKay Dimon:

HelenKay Dimon spent the years before becoming a romance author as a…divorce attorney. Not the usual transition, she knows. Good news is she now writes full time and is much happier. She has sold over forty novels and novellas to numerous publishers, including HarperCollins, Kensington, Harlequin, Penguin Random House, Riptide and Carina Press. Her nationally bestselling and award-winning books have been showcased in numerous venues and her books have twice been named “Red-Hot Reads” and excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine. She is on the Board of Directors of the Romance Writers of America and teaches fiction writing at UC San Diego and MiraCosta College. You can learn more at her website: www.HelenKaydimon.com

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Robyn’s 5 Star Review of What The hail by Lani Lynn Vale

by Lani Lynn Vale
Genres: Romantic Suspense

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Title: WHAT THE HAIL
Series: Hail Raisers
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Day: December 14th

 

About WHAT THE HAIL

He’s wanted her since he repossessed her car and made her cry.

Baylor Hail knew two things. One, he hated crying females. Two, it was even worse when he was the one to make that female cry.

He never meant to do anything but his job, but when one thing leads to another, suddenly all he can think about is the broken woman whose car he towed.

She’s wanted him since he patted her back and told her it was okay to cry even though she knew he was lying.

Nothing ever goes right for Lark.

Not when she got married. Not when she tried to leave her abusive husband, and not when she arrived in a new town with a fresh, clean slate.

That clean slate came courtesy of a secret organization that specializes in helping abused women find a way out.

They set her up with a whole new life. It just turns out that it happened to be right smack dab in the middle of another woman’s old one.

That woman also happens to be down on her luck, something that Lark learns the hard way when on her first day there, her car is towed by a handsome stranger.

It’s been two years since she’s felt any kind of sexual attraction toward a man, and she reacts badly. We’re talking full-on, hysterical breakdown as he loads her car onto his tow truck while looking at her like she’s lost it.

Maybe being crazy isn’t all that bad.

The next thing she knows, she’s spending time with the sexy stranger and life couldn’t be better—even though she still doesn’t have a car.

She thinks she’s in the clear, that she’s got it all figured out… well, that is until her ex-husband finds her again.

Now the ball is in her sexy stranger’s court as he decides whether or not her kind of crazy is worth getting killed over.

Turns out, for Baylor Hail, maybe it is.

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Lani Lynne Vale creates such interesting characters and Baylor and Lark are just two of these fascinating people.

Lark, as she is now called, has escaped from her abusive husband and landed in Hostel where the Hail brothers live. Baylor Hail works for his brother in the tow truck business and meets Lark after towing her car.

The chapters start with a quote from either Baylor or Lark and they are a quirky addition, often adding a sense of fun, adding to these as well are some fun expressions sprinkled throughout the book like..’Testicle Tickler’! There is a darker element with the abusive past Lark has experienced and that underlying suspense of whether or not her ex, Sal, will find her, just to keep you on your toes! 😉 The way Sal is described and his actions are enough to make you fear for Lark, become angry with her ex and to be honest just shake your head in astonishment!

I have to say that this story grabs your attention from the first page and never let’s go! It has nerve-wracking suspense, lots of drama, humour and romance. The intimacy between Lark and Baylor is hot!

Another fabulous story in this series, I’m already looking forward to the next one!

Reviewed by Robyn

Excerpt

As I exited their house a couple minutes later, three pieces of bacon in one hand, and a disposable cup of coffee in the other, I came to a sudden halt when I saw the woman outside getting ready to mow her lawn.

She wasn’t in jeans today.

No, she was in fucking Spandex.

Spandex.

Spandex that was pink, stretchy, and clung to her unlike anything I’d ever seen before.

The closest thing I could compare it to was fucking saran wrap.

“So, what are today’s panties?” I asked, my filter all but gone.

This woman had the power to unman me.

She grinned and said, “I’d have to take another testicle shot at you with my button for you to find out.”

I was pretty sure it’d be worth it.

“Come on,” I said. “My ball is still throbbing if that counts.”

It was, too. Each step I took caused a sharp pain to shoot up into my belly.

I’d never felt something so debilitating in my life, and I’d been hit by a goddamn car.

She immediately reddened at my words.

“If you have to know,” she blushed seven shades of red, “they say ‘Sour Puss’ on them. Happy?”

My grin was slow as it took over my face. “Sure am.”

She rolled her eyes and looked away.

“Do you live on this street?”

I shook my head and pointed to the house that was three down from hers. “That’s my brother’s place.”

Understanding dawned.

“The tow truck.” She snapped her fingers as if she was let in on a secret. “I’ve always wondered if he was the owner, or if he was just special enough to take his truck home,” she commented.

I shrugged. “All of the employees take them home, honestly. The only way they don’t is if they’re still in the probationary period, but everyone that’s working for us right now is off probation.”

“Why?”

“Why what?” I countered.

“Why do they take them home?”

I shrugged again. “It’s easier to have them with us, that way when we get a call after hours, we don’t have to go to the shop before we run it.”

“Ahhh,” she murmured. “That makes sense, I guess. Why would someone be on probation?”

“If they’re new hires or if they’ve done something stupid like lose a car on the interstate.”

She snorted. “That doesn’t actually happen, does it?”

I grinned. “More than you’d think.”

She leaned her hip against the lawn mower almost out of instinct as she started to laugh.

However, the lawn mower started to roll, and she began to fall.

Doing my manly duty, and my manly duty only, I lurched forward, ignoring the twinge in my balls, and caught her before her ass could kiss the ground.

She gasped when I pulled her in line with my body, and her hands went to my chest.

“That was close,” she gasped. “You’re fast.”

I let her go and stepped away, and my knee nearly gave out.

“Goddamn,” I groaned as I doubled over.

She bent down with me, but my eyes were squeezed shut as I tried to breathe through the pain in my ball—which had trumped the pain in my knee.

I really thought that I might die.

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Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children, and lives in the Great State of Texas.

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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

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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 is an Aussie author who writes about Alpha men and strong heroines no matter the adventure.
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Robyn’s Review of Burn in Hail by Lani Lynn Vale

by Lani Lynn Vale
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Title: Burn in Hail
Series: Hail Raisers #3
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romance Suspense
Release Date: November 15, 2017

 

Wow! I needed to sit back before writing this review because of its amazing impact! This author never fails to write quality stories and she has a winner with this one.

Tate Casey is the town ‘bad boy’ and yet is he really? Hennessy Hane is the preacher’s daughter with the strict, overprotective father. Years later they meet up as therapist and client but this is really just the beginning.

The characters are extremely likeable..well the good ones…and this sums up Tate to a tee…
‘Tate did what he wanted when he wanted. He didn’t work on anybody else’s timetable but his own.’….thoughts of Hennessy. She is right but he is so much more as is she, Lani Lynn Vale describes them perfectly.
Then you have the so-called ‘bad’ characters and Hennessy’s father tops the list with his child-rearing ways and hypocritical manner. Again the author leaves you with clear visuals of him and the other rotters.

Hot passionate scenes ignite the book but it’s definitely more than just ‘scratching an itch’ as you will, the intimacy is there in bounds. All the way through the book is a grey area, that does get explained, the puzzle pieces fitting but not flush until everything is exposed and you are left thinking..’Yes, it all makes sense!’

A really entertaining story I recommend to everyone!

Reviewed by Robyn

“There is no shortage of danger and suspense in the lives of these badasses and I’m enjoying the hail out of getting to know them better.” – iScream Book Blog


“Yep I am totally hooked on this series.” – You Can’t Resista Dirty Book Blog


“Once again Lani Lynn Vale delivers a book that pulls you in from the very first page and doesn’t let you go!” – Britt Red Hatter Book Blog

One look at the sixteen-year-old, prim and proper town goody-two-shoes, Hennessy Hanes, and Tate Casey knows he’s in trouble. He knows he should stay away from the preacher’s daughter, but there’s something about her he’s drawn to, and he can’t resist the pull.


The more he gets to know her, the more he realizes that something isn’t right. He may not be able put his finger on what it is, but he’s determined to find out what’s going on with the girl with the haunted eyes.

Tate didn’t anticipate that someone else would be just as determined to keep Hennessy’s nightmare a secret, and he never realizes just how far that person is willing go to keep those skeletons in the closet until it’s too late.

With the very real threat of jail time hanging over his head, Tate leaves without a backwards glance at the town or the girl. The problem is that out-of-sight doesn’t necessarily mean out of mind, and it’s Tate who’s now haunted by his decision and memories of Hennessy.

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Hennessy Hanes knows better than anyone that not everything is always as it appears to be. After years of being on the receiving end of her squeaky-clean preacher father’s abuse, she seizes an opportunity to leave it all behind and runs.

Her only regret is that in walking away she loses any chance with the one person who tried to save her.

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Fast forward ten years, and they’re both back where they started. 

Tate was never a good boy, and it turns out that the man he’s now grown into isn’t all that much better. Anger is a living, breathing part of him, and there’s a court order forcing him to seek help from the one person he’s never forgotten.

Hennessy never thought she’d see Tate Casey again, and certainly not on her couch. But now it’s her turn to save him, and there are rules she must follow as his psychologist, not to mention a court order instructing her to help him manage his anger. If she doesn’t follow those rules, he’ll end up back in jail. 

Tate Casey has never been a man who followed the rules, and Hennessy is no longer the straight-laced, timid preacher’s daughter she once was. 

His hands may be tied, so it looks like for the first time in Hennessy’s life, she’ll be the one breaking the rules for the chance to finally get what she’s always wanted. Him.


I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 8, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.



  



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Robyn’s 5 Star Review of Hopeful Whispers by Bink Cummings

by Bink Cummings
Genres: MC Romance
Title: Hopeful Whispers
Series: Sacred Sinners MC #2 
Author: Bink Cummings 
Genre: MC Romance
Release Date: November 9, 2017
Pregnant- ✔
Single mother of two – ✔
Biker best friend – ✔
Ex that’s still a D-Bag – ✔ ✔
New Years is the time for new beginnings. I thought I’d gotten that when I visited Texas over Thanksgiving. Then again, very little has changed. I’m still a librarian living in the same house. My daughters are growing up fast. Sure, I’ve acquired a new best friend who’s convinced me it’s time to give dating a fair shot. Which isn’t exactly easy when I’m pregnant with an Asshole’s baby. Does that complicate matters? Sorta. But there’s nothing left for me to do except move on. The jagged edges of my shattered heart have been polished. Questions answered, and blank holes from my past plugged. Now I’m ready to take the plunge into uncharted waters, to build a happier life… until a bomb comes along and tests my strength like never before. Nobody fucks with my family and gets away with it. Not even you. 
Warning: Proceed with caution. Contains adult sexual content, the excessive use of the F bomb, violence, and whatever else that makes it unsuitable for anyone under the age of 18.
Not a stand-alone, 2nd book in a Trilogy.
Must read Hopelessly Shattered previously.

Continuing on from the first book this story is also told from Ryker and Katrina’s points of view and often where they are speaking directly to the reader, we gather an insight into their individual lives as it is at the moment. Katrina’s self-honesty at times is quite funny providing readers with a few chuckles along the way.

The book is liberally sprinkled with fun expressions and scenes like when Katrina thinks about how cold it is outside…
“…fellas who’re busy freezing their twig and dingleberries off.” OR
‘Holy mother of unicorns.”
And when Katrina faces off to Ryker…
‘Mimicking his stance, I heft my breasts higher to show him that his pecs might be impressive, but those bad boys have nothing on the girls.’ 😂
As well as thoughtful ones like this..
‘Strength is more than an eight letter word.’

Katrina is living contentedly with her two daughters and pregnant with her third in Indiana. She is a librarian at the local library and has decided to give dating a chance. Unfortunately for her a rival MC interferes with her plans and this is just the start of this adventure.

This story has plenty of action and drama, enough to keep you on the edge of your seat at times with adrenaline pumping. It is a cliffhanger and boy what an ending! A full vault of emotions is unleashed on readers and you definitely go for a ride on the emotive merry-go-round.

I found this book so easy to read with its fast pace but more so because of its fantastic storyline. I’m certainly hopeful the third book will be released soon, a year was quite a long time in between!

Reviewed by Robyn
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by David Michael, Dzintra Sullivan, Emma James, Jaymin Eve, Kylie Price
Genres: Paranormal

Paranormal Hotel

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Paranormal/Romantic/Comedy

Release date – 31st October

Proceeds will go towards One Minds Institute,  helping mental health on a global scale.

Authors included are:

Jaymin Eve Author, Emma James, Kylie Price, David Michael, Harper L. Jameson, Author Dzintra Sullivan.

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Review

Do yourselves a favour and read this terrific anthology!

Kord, the concierge of Hotel Paranormal, is a star all by himself! Amon, the batman, is a hoot and a very enjoyable character to. I loved each and every story so much I need this in paperback form!

Anu by Harper L Jameson
A new author for me but one I hope to get to know better.
Anu is a djinn who seeks an answer to the question that plagues him. He accepts a task in order to find the answer.
The task is one wild erotic ride that really is magical! Good humour, especially with the role playing and little primate.

Death at a Hotel by Dzintra Sullivan
As usual Dzintra brings her wonderful sense of humour to this story..Mickey Mouse pocket watch! 😂
Kaah Maah, or the Reaper, is finally going to get some much needed leave..72 hours of rest and rum! Only things don’t go according to plan!
I can tell you that this is one hot little story with fabulous characters and a good twist or two to keep you on your toes. I can’t tell you any more for fear of giving away the rest of the story.

Descent by David Michael
This is the first story by this author that I’ve read and I was hit with the fantastic humour straight away, I will definitely be investigating his work.
Jack Horn is a unicorn and the cutest one you could imagine, no he’s no petite, but so, so colourful when the glitter is released. Of course this does create issues for others so he tends to stay by himself.
Jack is such an adorably honest character and so much fun!

The Siren’s Alpha by Jaymin Eve
Another new author for me but wow what a fabulous descriptive writer who clearly paints each character and scene. I think I might go broke as I now need to read more of Jaymin Eve’s books!
This story is about a siren called Lettie and an Axel who is a wolf shifter. I don’t want to give any more away but know that the story has fantastic drama and action as well as intensely passionate love scenes, as well as a touch of fun sprinkled throughout.

Awaken by Kylie Price
What an aptly named story as Sinthia, the main character, truly does go through a time of self awareness, which is the crux of the story.
I found this tale absolutely fascinating and encapsulating. Great descriptions of characters, scenes and emotions make the reader really feel a part of the story.

Bearing the Rockstar by Emma James
Wow! This is hot, hot, hot!
The characters are really interesting and could easily have their own series! Hint..hint! The banter between is fun but that sense of family is up front and powerful too. Kali and Bron are combustible together but more than that, they know how to have fun!
Another sensational story by this talented author who is a definite one click for me!

Reviewed by Robyn

 

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Harper L. Jameson
An award winning author of paranormal romance, Harper L. Jameson was born in the foothills of the Appalachians and raised in Central Florida. She began her adventures in writing through a love of online role-play. What started as a hobby turned into a passion and with the encouragement of her family and friends, she began to listen to the voices in her head, creating characters and worlds of her own.
Harper currently resides in North Carolina, where her time is divided between wrangling her children and refereeing her voices. Her world is a little dark, a lot sexy and always expanding.
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David Michael
David is the author of The United Series – a five star book paranormal romance series – and the Dick Dynasty
Trilogy.
His passion for writing was born of his passion for reading. He spent his childhood escaping into the worlds created for him by authors and has always aspired to join their ranks. After the publication of his first novel, he couldn’t be stopped.
David lives in Salt Lake City, hates the snow, loves his pets and, more often than not, can be found sitting in front
of his laptop in his underwear hammering away at the keyboard. He’s a firm believer that what you put out into
the universe comes right back to you and always looks for the silver lining around the rain clouds in life.
Connect With David
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Jaymin Eve
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About the Author
Jaymin Eve is the USA Today Bestselling author of
Young Adult and New Adult romance novels (both urban
fantasy and contemporary). She loves surrounding herself
with the best things in life: her two girls, a good book, and chocolate.
Facebook  |  Twitter: @JayminEve1  |  Webpage
Kylie Price
Liked what you read?
Check out Kylie’s other books on Amazon.
Dormant – FREE (adult)
Wings of Vengeance (adult)
TRINITY Series
B1 – The Prophecy
B2 – Defying Destiny
B3 – Accepting Fate
B4 – Embracing Hope
Emma James
Emma loves writing hearts and flowers romance as much
as she loves taking a walk on the dark side, writing in
both contemporary romance and dark suspense. Love is
always only a happily-ever-after away, even if sometimes
it is a little twisted getting there. She lives life positively
with writing, reading, music, and photography being her
passions.
The important things she needs to surround herself with
are family, friends, and furry creatures. She loves giving
hugs as much as receiving them and winding down with
good food, good friends, and a nice drink of the alcoholic
variety when she pops her head out of her writing cave.
Be who you want to be and keep jumping those hurdles.
They are only put in front of us to keep us on our toes.
Peace, love and live life.
Xxx
Emma James
OTHER BOOKS BY EMMA JAMES
Men of Ocean Beach Series
A Little Faith
Hope Is Lost
Joy is Found
Walk of Shame (coming late 2017)
Hell’s Bastards Series
Wrenched
Warped
Contorted
Entwined
Dzintra Sullivan

My name is Dzintra Sullivan and I am an international best selling author based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. I am happily married to an amazing Canadian man and a mother of four delightful children. i fell in love with books as a young girl, reading Judy Blume and Enid Blyton. i progressed onto loving the supernatural genre as a teenager and never left. I write romantic comedies with a paranormal twist, my motto being “Love Is Love, no matter species you are”

My books are…

Halfway House Series. (Seven books)
Apalala Clan Series (Five books)
Paranormal Hotel – anthology
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Donna’s 5 Star Review of Strip Me Bare by M. Never

by M.Never
Genres: Contemporary Romance

 

Title: Strip Me Bare
Author: M. Never
Genre: Contemporary/Second Chance Romance
Release Date: October 5, 2017

 

Blurb
“I may have had more lovers than you, and I may take my clothes off for countless women, but you are the only one who can strip me bare.”Do you ever stop loving someone just because they’re gone?Five years ago, Ryan Pierce disappeared from Alana Remington’s life without a
trace. He was the one she gave her heart to, her soul to — and her virginity
to. So, imagine her surprise when she finds him dancing at one of NYC’s hottest
male revues as ‘Jack the Stripper.’

Ryan never stopped loving Alana, and now that she has serendipitously dropped
back into his life, he’s vowed never to lose her again. But being together has
its costs, and challenges Alana isn’t sure she can handle. She finally has Ryan
back. But how in the world is she supposed to share the love of her life with
half of the women in New York City?

Strip Me Bare is a second chance, standalone romance. It contains angst, heat,
humor, heartbreak, and one seductive male stripper who will not only have you
handing over your panties, but also your heart.
You’ve been warned.

 

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Review
Omg! Where do I begin with this review. I am still a muddled mess of emotions and it’s been hours since I finished reading this amazing second chance love story. When I first started this book I thought it would be the typical stripper book, like a Magic Mike-esk story but what I got was so much more and believe me when I say you won’t be disappointed when you start this great book.

The characters are both broken in their own way and when they find each other again the story just takes off. The surprises, twists and turns with the characters and the story are just mind-blowing. Ryan isn’t what I expected him to be like and the way he loves is just beautiful. He has strong feelings for Alana and the feeling is very mutual. But enough about all that, the story will unfold for you and will have to get all the surprises I got. It’s what made this book so great.

This book is a huge recommend from me and I definitely recommend all that this author has to offer. She has become one of my favourite authors and I would have no problem one clicking without even thinking about it.

Reviewed by Donna

Author Bio
M. Never resides in New York City. When she’s not researching ways to tie up her characters in compromising positions, you can usually find her at the gym kicking the crap out of a punching bag, or eating at some new trendy restaurant.
She has a dependence on sushi and a fetish for boots. Fall is her favorite season.
She is surrounded by family and friends she wouldn’t trade for the world and is a little in love with her readers. The more the merrier. So make sure to say hi!
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Donna’s 5 Star Review of Keeper by Amy Daws

by Amy Daws

 

 

They were best friends until they became roommates.

 

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They were best friends until they became roommates.

 

Booker Harris has spent the last several years pushing himself to become the best goalkeeper in the Championship League. Tired of living in the shadows of his headline-splashing brothers, he has finally carved a path of his own.

 

As a child, Poppy McAdams was content in her own little make-believe world, until the boy next door with dimples and pained eyes came barreling into her makeshift fort demanding all her attention.

 

Best friends for most of their lives, everything changes when Poppy abruptly leaves London for University.

 

Now she is back, and gone is the awkward girl from Booker’s youth. She has been replaced by a stunning woman with secrets.

 

Secrets that Booker is desperate to know.

 

Sharing a bedroom wall with your best friend from childhood quickly turns to anything but sweet and innocent.

Review

Wow!!! To say I loved this great book is a complete understatement. I can honestly say this story was emotionally beautiful and Booker stole my heart, the story was one of loss, passion and deeper bone numbing love.

The story spans years, of which you manage to catch a glimpse of a special bond that developed between Booker a lost little boy from a huge loving family and Poppy a crazy girl, who loves to sing and dance like no one’s watching. Catapult them 6 years after Poppy runs away to Germany broken hearted, she returns a stunning self-assured bombshell. To become Booker’s flatmate.

This story is full of sexual tension, where, boundaries are broken and crossed but where fears and crossed wires are confronted. And people are told truths that they have been running from. I cried heaps reading this book and wanted to scream at Booker at times. God, men can be so stubborn sometimes.

This book is a huge recommendation from me, it swept me away, sucked me up and spat me out. Leaving me a mess of emotions, that just made me get all kinds of feels. The Harris family are just brilliant and you can’t help but fall in love with them.

 

EXCERPT 

Locking secret eyes with Belle, I quickly unwrap my purple ice treat and pop it in my mouth. I lean across the counter so I’m only a foot away from Booker, who’s now watching my lips. “So, Booker”—I suck hard and then take a nibble, my tongue swiping out to catch the syrupy liquid on my lips—“Do you know anyone who might be good for me?”

“Good for you for what?” Booker asks, his face devoid of any humour as he stares at my mouth with heat in his eyes.

“For a date. I thought maybe a teammate of yours might be good because they are familiar with Tower Park. They could show me around the stadium after the wedding. Give me a tour.” I wink.

His face turns red. “You’re not taking one of my fucking teammates to my brother’s wedding.”

“Why not?” I ask innocently and then plunge the lolly back in my mouth, going deeper this time.

He frowns as he watches my lips. “Because if you want a bloody tour of Tower Park, I can give you one.”

Rolling my eyes, I reply, “Fine, he doesn’t have to give me a tour. But I’m out of touch with people since I left, and you have a gaggle of teammates, Book. Surely you know someone who wouldn’t hate to spend the evening with me.”

“Roan DeWalt would be fun for her!” Vi interjects, snapping everyone’s attention to her as she whisks something in a bowl.

Tanner pipes up next. “Over my dead body he’s coming to my wedding. I’ve finally stopped wishing dismemberment on the prat.”

“It was only a suggestion!” Vi peals, looking perplexed. “It’s just that I set him up with our cousin Alice and she loved him! Roan is a South African dreamboat.” She waggles her eyebrows at me and I can’t help but smile.  

Suddenly, Booker stands, his stool screeching on the marble floor as he pushes it away. “Not Roan. Not any Bethnal players. None of them would work. You’re not their type.”

I hear Vi suck in a breath of air, and my cheeks heat with embarrassment. “Why not?” My jaw is tight with anger as my ice lolly drips, forgotten between my two fingers.

His fists clench on the counter. “Because I know you, Poppy. You’re not the kind of girl they’d go for.”

The way he’s acting gets right up my nose. I wanted to make him jealous, but that’s not what’s happening. He’s insinuating I’m not good enough for his mates, as if they’d never go for anyone like me. He doesn’t even know me as an adult. He’s pigeonholing me into the Poppy he thought he used to know. It’s complete and utter shit! “If you actually think I’m not good enough for your team—”

“They’re not good enough for you!” he shouts, interrupting me as he leans over the counter to get in my face. Booker eyes me hard, clearly not amused by my request. “No teammates, Pop. Not Roan. Not anyone. Got it?” His shoulders rise and fall as he pins me with the most aggressive face I’ve ever seen on him.

I can tell the moment he snaps out of it because his neck turns red and he looks around at his family, who are all staring at us with their mouths open. He shoves two hands through his hair as he turns on his heel and strides out the back door and into the garden.

It’s quiet in the kitchen as everyone sits there gobsmacked.  

“Wrong button,” Tanner quips and Belle elbows him in the ribs. I turn my red face to look at her and she nods with reassurance.

“I hope you girls know what you’re doing,” Vi says. Then she wipes her hands off and tosses the tea towel in front of me as she scurries out after Booker.

 

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Amy Daws is a lover of all things British and her London-based love stories bring the incredible city to life on every page. Read all about hot British men, hilarious heroines, and unforgettable and original ensemble casts that pull out all the feels. For more of Amy’s work, visit www.amydawsauthor.com

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Robyn’s Review of Daydream by Sapphire Knight

by Sapphire Knight
Genres: Romantic Suspense

 

Title: Daydream
An Oath Keepers MC Standalone
Author: Sapphire Knight
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 1, 2017

 

Blurb
Daydream, or was it more like a Nightmare?
He was a biker, a Nomad at that.
They’re the worst type of outlaws to fall for.
He called me his daydream and I fell.
I promised I wouldn’t f×ck him, but I lied and then left.
I had to, he didn’t want kids and I was carrying his child.
Now, I have to go back and can’t help but wonder…
will he kill me for keeping his son a secret?

 

Purchase Links
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Review
So much action and drama..I loved it all!

Sapphire Knight is an amazing author and this is just another example of her ability to entertain and engage readers through her fabulous writing skills. This spin off series is no exception!

Bethany met Nightmare, became bed buddies then she left…with a secret. Years later she returns for her best friend’s wedding with her nearly three year old son that Nightmare knows nothing about! That’s when the fireworks begin!

The angst and tension of the characters is described so well you can almost feel it yourself when reading the story. As well the passion and excitement is just as tangible in this fast paced, easy to read story. There were times I was on edge waiting to see what happens!

The epilogue is terrific and leads us to possibilities for stories which is great!

I totally recommend this book to everyone, it is a definite 5 star read!

Reviewed by Robyn
Author Bio
Sapphire Knight is the International Bestselling Author of Secrets, Exposed, Relinquish, Corrupted, Forsaken Control, Unwanted Sacrifices, Friction, Unexpected Forfeit, Russian Roulette, Princess and 1st Time Love.
The series are called Russkaya Mafiya, Oath Keepers MC, Ground and Pound, and Dirty Down South. Her books all reflect on what she loves to read herself.
Sapphire’s a Texas girl who is crazy about football. She’s always had a knack for writing, whether it is poems or stories.
She originally studied psychology and believes that it’s added to her passion for writing.Sapphire is the proud mom of two boys and has been married for thirteen years. When she’s not busy in her writing cave, she’s playing with her three Doberman Pinschers. She loves to donate to help animals and watch a good action movie.

 

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