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c40f1-hod_lgTitle: His On Demand
Author Fiona Murphy
Reading Source: ARC/PROMOTIONAL
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Star Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

About His on Demand:

To make my dream come true I’ll do anything, even put up with an asshole like Leandros Kaplan. Four years, five tops and I’ll have enough money saved to stop working and write full-time. I know lying to him to get the job is crazy and stupid. It’s as crazy and stupid as the requirement for his new assistant to be married. I’m not married, and I’m not like his past assistants, the ones who dropped sexual innuendo daily and then would hand him their underwear when he asked for reports. I’m a freaking virgin at thirty-one. 
I swear I never thought I would fall for him, it doesn’t matter that he’s a gorgeous Greek god billionaire, he’s also a jerk who takes pride in being ruthless and cold-blooded. He’s so out of my league we don’t even play the same game. He’s into dating double zero models. There’s no way he would ever be interested in a plus size like me.
When he finds out I lied I’m not surprised he wants his pound of flesh, I’m surprised he wants it in the form of my flesh, naked for him. The retribution he demands is me, whenever, however, he wants my body. I’ll give it to him, everything he demands. He doesn’t want my heart or tears, only I can’t stop giving him both, and it’s slowly tearing me apart. Can he ever forgive me for lying or will that one lie be the end of us?
REVIEW 

Man, I loved this story. His Demand by Fiona Murphy is the story of Leandros Kaplan “Leo” and Alexandra Clark “Alexa”.

Alexa is in a horrible job and is talked into lying to get a “better” one which is to be a PA to Leo. I say “better” because it is more demanding, hard, and such but with better pay. But Leo is demanding and hard to work for. But he wants someone who is married and won’t put any sexual demands on him. Leo is tired of all his PA’s having to quite or being fired because he is so good-looking.

But when Leo finds out that Alexa has been lying to him about being married all hell breaks loose. Will Leo be able to get over Alexa lying to him?

From the first page to the last I was hooked. This will not be my last Fiona Murphy book, that is for sure! I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.


 

Series: Wags Novel
Author: Naima Simone
Reading Source: ARC/PROMOTIONAL
Book 1: Scoring with the Wrong Twin
Book 2: Scoring off the Field
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Book 1: Scoring with the Wrong Twin
Book 2: Scoring off the Field

About Scoring with the Wrong Twin:

Shy, awkward Sophia Cruz has a hard time telling her vivacious identical twin “no.” But when her sister begs her to swap places for a modeling shoot, she caves … again. Then Zephirin Black walks onto the set. The brooding, aloof, and gorgeous tight end for the Washington Warriors. But she can keep it professional… She has to. Because the adorable Cruz twin has no luck with guys once they compare her to her sister.

After a bad break-up, Zeph hasn’t been big on second chances—and even less with trust. But he finds himself giving please-call-me-by-my-middle-name-Sophia both. The woman he’d dismissed as a spoiled cover model is different from the first time he met her. Quirkier. Funnier. Definitely sexier. What started as one night turns into another…and another…and another…

Still, Sophia can’t go on keeping her secret from him. But telling Zeph the truth will mean losing him for good.

Review Coming Soon!

About Scoring off the Field:

Tennyson Clark is getting a life. First step: quitting her job as assistant to Dominic Anderson, star quarterback for the Washington Warriors, her best friend…and the man she’s been secretly in love with for years. But since the gorgeous, if overprotective playboy has only ever seen her as his BFF, she’s finally ready to relinquish her tattered fantasy and move on. Enter steps two and three: new job and new man.

Football is Dominic’s life, and with his contract soon up for renewal, all his focus needs to be on the game. But Tennyson—dependable, logical Tennyson—is making that next to impossible with her mysterious new job and her sudden interest in online dating. He doesn’t do relationships. But the thought of another man touching her sexier-than-hell curves has him suddenly wanting more from his best friend.

Indulging in hot, dirty, what’s-my-name sex with no strings and lots of benefits is simple, uncomplicated…until it’s not.

REVIEW
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
For my first Naima Simone book, I have to say I loved it! Friends to lovers are one of my favorite types of books.
This one is wonderfully written and the characters are great. I love when I can laugh out loud with a book.
 
Dom is a great guy. He is a football player and does everything so that he can stay the best. But he also makes sure that his life is better for his best friend Tenny so that he can pay it forward as it is.
 
Tenny follows Dom to Seattle when he is drafted there and becomes his PA. While doing that she gets two degrees and is still in love with Dom (secretly) but keeps having her life circle around him. But now is time for her to make a life away from him. So when she announces that she is quitting and starts really dating, Dom freaks out. What will he do without his best friend?
 
Great story! I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.

 

Duet: The Deep Duet
Authors: M. Malone & Nana Malone
Reading Source: ARC/PROMOTIONAL
Duet 1: Deep
Duet 2: Deeper
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Duet 1: Deep
Duet 2: Deeper

About Deep:

She didn’t just bring me back to life. She brought me back to living.
You think you know my story, but you have no idea. How could you? I cover my tracks well.
After a hellish past, I’ve got a good thing going being hired at Blake Security. I’m one of the good guys now…protect and serve and all that jazz. Kicking ass and rescuing damsels in distress – all in a day’s work.
Then I discover *this* damsel is not that innocent.

REVIEW⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is a great start to a new duet. This is Rafe’s story and I will say it is a stand alone. I have not read the Shameless Trilogy and don’t feel like I missed a lot. I will read it later though.

Rafe is a civilian now and working for his brother in laws security company. He is lying low and making the most of his ‘retirement’ when he meets Diana.

Diana has been hunting Rafe for a better part of a year. She is convinced that he killed her innocent father and she is going to make him pay for it. So when she sets herself that she needs help, and he goes beyond that and offers his home to her. They are now stuck with each other and the very real and hot chemistry they feel for each other is too much for either to ignore.

Loved this book, and can’t wait to see how it ends. Although there is no real threat in this one, I feel the next book will have some in it. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.

About Deeper

The plan was never to fall in love… The plan was to avenge my father’s death.
Hell, I knew better. Never fall in love with the mark.
For ten years I have plotted and planned my revenge against Rafe DeMarco. He took the most important thing in my life away from me and I meant to return the favor.
Except, I was wrong…
Now, I need his protection. And I’m the fool who went and fell in love.
The best laid plans and all.

REVIEW⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This is the end of Rafe and Diane’s story. Deeper picks up where Deep ended. Diane had just learned about her family and what she thought she knew is nothing compared to what she found out.
Rafe finds Diane missing with things from Rafe’s safe. What did she take and will he ever find her and save her from herself?

This is fast passed, the story was strong and the characters kept things going well. I did enjoy this story and the final chapter.

I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest for my honest review.

 


 

Duet: Where We Began
Author: Nora Flite
Reading Source: PROMOTIONAL/ARC
Duet 1: Where We Began
Duet 2: Where We Ended
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Duet 1: Where We Began
Duet 2: Where We Ended

About Where We Began

I’m a hostage.
The food is fancy, the carpets are lush, but this bed isn’t mine. I’m only here because of my father’s enemies.
I hate all of them. Except for him.
The first time I meet Dominic Bradley, he saves me without a second thought. This kind boy is nothing like the rest of his family. Our friendship comes easy.
When he leaves for six years it shreds my soul.
It’s nothing compared to when he comes back.
He’s turned into a hardened soldier with hungry eyes; a man that makes my heart race.
A man that wants to hate me while also aching to be my first kiss. My first everything.
He acts like we’re enemies, like he’s forgotten our past. But I can’t.
It’s impossible to forget the moment I fell in love.
I know where we began.
I’m not sure where we’ll end.

REVIEW⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Where We Began is the first book of the Duet out by Nora Flite.

We meet Laiken and her family at the beginning of this book. She is young, carefree and free-spirited. But when she and her sister come home and there are strange people in her home telling her that someone will be taken that day, her or her sister, she freaks out. One of the sisters must leave the family to make sure that the father stays in line.

When Laiken gets to her new home she meets Dominic, the son of her new “family”. They become fast friends when nobody wants them to. But the family makes sure it doesn’t last long. Dominic is made to leave for military school within a month of the meeting.

Fast forward 6 years. Laiken is ready to head home to her family, Dominic is coming home and life seems to be coming together. Then all hell breaks loose.

This is a slow-burn, on the darker side, but not to dark, twisted to become a love story. We end on a pretty big cliffhanger and I really have no idea how or where Nora is going to go with this story. But I am intrigued and can’t wait to see where she goes.
I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.

About Where We Ended

Laiken has finally heard the dark rumors about me.
Everyone who hears runs away. But she can’t.
She’s trapped here, in my house–with me.
Each minute we’re together I’m driven to swallow her up. To see if the electricity that moves between us will grow or vanish. I thought we were falling in love. Now, I’m sure that she hates my very existence.
But when she glares at me… I see a flicker of desire in her blue eyes. The way she fixates on my mouth reminds me of how filthy we’ve been.
How filthy we could be.
My father has warned me to stay away from her. He knows she’s become my weakness. All my life, I just wanted to be the perfect soldier for him. To do everything he asked so he’d be proud.
I thought I could.
Laiken is doing her best to prove me wrong.

REVIEW⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

What a wonderful ending to this twisted love. Not only do we see the final to Lakin and Dominic’s love story but there is so much more to everyone’s story that it will blow your mind.

Lakin is holding on by a thread at this point. Her sister is finally with her. Dominic secret is out and Lakin is trying to wrap her mind around it. But as always, Dominic’s family needs her to find her father and will do anything to make it happen.

This is one twisted family and the secrets are deep. I loved it.
I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.


Series: Royals Undercover
Authors: Nana Malone & M. Malone
Reading Source: PROMOTIONAL/ARC
Duet 1: Cheeky Royal
Duet 2: Cheeky King
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Duet 1: Cheeky Royal
Duet 2: Cheeky King

About Cheeky Royal

All they want is everything they can’t have.

Penny…

Yes, yes, I’ve heard the rumors.
The prince is royal, and cocky and has a—well never mind about all that.
The problem is, he’s also my job.

When the King called on me to retrieve the wayward prince, I was ready to walk away.

Then I caught my boyfriend cheating—and suddenly leaving never felt like a better idea.

Sebastian…

I never wanted the throne.

When I left behind my gilded cage of a palace, it all sounded so simple: find my long-lost brother & make him the prince so I don’t have to rule the kingdom like my father expects.

Then I meet my new neighbor, and quickly realize I’ve found the queen of my heart—and bed.

Just one problem, I can’t let her find out who I really am.

REVIEW⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I really enjoyed this story. Nana Malone is becoming one of my go-to authors!

This story is a refreshing story of the royal meets commoner and finds love. Sebastian is a prince with reasons of not wanting to be the prince anymore. SO when he is told that his father has two other children out there he takes it upon himself to go find them. He is hoping that maybe one of them will want to take the spot of King or Queen when the time is right.

Len is a Royal Guard. It isn’t her dream job, but something that comes with being in her family. So when the King asks for her to follow his son and befriend him to stay close, she is pretty sure she is not the right person for the job. But after having her heart-broken she decides to take the job.

These two (Sebastian and Len) do have a history, but Sebastian doesn’t seem to recognize her. But it has been years. Len and Sebastian do have some wonderful chemistry in this story and it is a great story. There is some mystery surrounding Sebastian and the ending is just WOW. I can’t wait to see what happens next.
I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review

 

About Cheeky King

What good is a King without his Queen?

Sebastian…

I never wanted the crown, but now it’s mine.
Instead of my freedom–instead of her.
But even though she’s not mine to keep, I can’t seem to stay away.

Penny…

The moment he became king, I knew we were over.

Now I’ve returned home some kind of conquering hero.
If only they all knew that we’d both lost our hearts.
If only I could stay out of the royal bed.

What good is being cocky if you can’t get what you want?

REVIEW⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
So Prince Sebastian is now King and we all know he never wanted that. He is totally upset at Len when he discovers she lied to him about who she is/was. Len decides she needs to be away from the palace and goes back to New York.

These two are of course meant to be, so Sebastian and Len will get back together but there is a murder to figure out and a kingdom in the way. Will these two be able to stay together or will other things get in the way?

I enjoyed the first one, and this one brings everything together and adds a hint of mystery with the King dying and Sebastian trying to find who would do such a thing.

Another great story by Nana Malone whom I happy voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.


 

Series: Doing Bad Things
Author: Jordan Marie
Reading Source: PROMOTIONAL/ARC/BOUGHT
Book 1: Going Down Hard
Book 2: In Too Deep
Book 3: Taking it Slow
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Book 1: Going Down Hard
Book 2: In Too Deep
Book 3: Taking it Slow

About Going Down Deep

I’ve only loved one man in my life.
Gavin O’Leary.
He destroyed me.
Not because he loved me.
Not because he hated me.
But because he had no idea who I was.

He was the popular guy with the chiseled abs, dark tan and perfect hair.
The type that only dated the perfect-ten cheerleader.

I was the nerd who hated high school and couldn’t wait to say goodbye.

The last thing I expected was to see him again twelve years later.

Only this time—he notices me.
This time—he kisses me.

This time saying goodbye to Gavin O’Leary might destroy me.

REVIEW⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Yes, this is a shorter book by Jordan Marie. But it is a wonderful story. A story about young love never dealt with and when the two meet again things are a lot different. Casey is trying to make her way through Hollywood doing makeup for the actors.Gavin is stunt devil to his friend Aden when he bumps into Casey. These two are wonderful characters and I loved this story.

About In Too Deep:

I did a really bad thing.
I’m not a bad person, I swear.
I just made a few mistakes.

Mistake number one was agreeing to rent my hotel out to an insufferable a**hole, named Aden Smith.

Mistake number two was ignoring his threats to sue me when he handed over a list of items he deemed “unacceptable”.

Mistake number three was saving his life when he fell. It would have been less complicated to hide his body.

When the hospital refuses to let me know how he is, I panic. Claiming to be his wife might be my biggest mistake yet—especially when he believes me!

REVIEW⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

As always Jordan Marie brings the most emotions out of her writing. I laughed, cried, and was plain mad at Aden and Holly at times. We met Aden in the last book and we knew or should have known that he has some major issues with trust and women. Not all the time together but some major issues all the same. So when he goes to hide out in Idaho with one of the only people in the world that don’t know who he is things take a weird a turn.
Holly has a lot of things in her life going on and having some entitled man show up and treating her like crap is the last thing she needed. So when she finds herself in a little bit of trouble she finds herself lying to the one person she finds herself loving.
Yes, these two should probably not be together but they just might find happily ever after. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.

About Taking it Slow

A bottle of tequila
10 lime wedges
1 sexy blonde
Add in a crazy Vegas weekend
Lick and Swallow.
What do you get? A recipe for disaster.
Last night I got married.
I think.
I was drunk off my ass, so it’s not exactly crystal clear.
But I woke up with a ring on my finger, a marriage certificate, and a sneaking suspicion I had a wild wedding night.
Oh, and a bride who is long gone.

Apparently, what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay here. Sometimes it takes off running.

Now I’m chasing after my runaway bride with divorce on my mind.
What could go wrong?
Besides everything.

REVIEW⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Oh my god, I loved this book. I love this family. I love this storyline.

Faith and Titan have one wild night, which in the first chapter you can figure out all on your own. Jordan is not afraid to describe in detail what these two do 🙂 But when Faith figures out that they are married, she hits the bricks. There is no way she is going to stay around and be told she isn’t wanted.

Titan wakes up and finds he is married but no wife can be found. But when he does find her, HAHA now the fun begins. Not only does he have to deal with Faith and her craziness if that is what you want to call it. But her family and Ida Sue. Whom we all love!

This is a must-read and one click! I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.


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