New Age/College 2

51VKpIEZETL._SY346_Title: Pretend Princess with Benefits
Author: Lara Swann
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Star Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

About Pretend Princess with Benefits
I’m not a princess. And this isn’t a fairytale.
Even if my Playboy Prince seems to think it is.
He asked me to marry him. Sort of.
No way. I’m not playing this crazy game.
But then I lost that stupid bet…
So now, maybe I’m playing princess after all.

The kind of princess who curses off camera, offends his uptight parents, and runs away from high society events.
Well, I did warn him.
His family will never go for this.
I’m too out-spoken. Too unsophisticated. Too American.
But maybe they’ll believe my playboy prince is trying to settle down and fulfill his duties.
If I can just make it through these crazy traditions in one piece.

My one consolation?
The Prince’s dashing, playboy looks. His hard, muscular body and panty-melting charm. That cocky grin and knowing gaze.
…not to mention his crown jewels.
Sure, princesses are meant to be virtuous and pure.
They don’t tempt or tease. They ignore that hot, princely charm.
And they definitely don’t saunter through the castle hallways or whisper naughty ideas in polite company.
But if I have to pretend for the summer?
I’m going to be a princess with benefits.

REVIEW

My first Lara Swann book and it didn’t disappoint. It was nice to read a book that had more friends than immediate sex buddies. Derek is a dick at times since he wants nothing to do with his family obligations so that is just how he is. Hanna just wants to get the vacation she is promised for doing this favor for Derek. But while these two are doing the fake thing, real feelings start coming to light. Family members also start making their feelings known about these two. Loved this story. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.


51qh7IXr5lL._SY346_Title: Owned by the Soldier Prince
Author: Devon Birchley
Reading Source: HIDDEN GEMS/ARC
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Star Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

About Owned by the Soldier Prince
Dead inside.
Royal Prince. Ex-soldier.

Fighting for my country, risking my life was the only thing that ever mattered to me.
But that all got destroyed. Now I’m back in my palace again. The most eligible bachelor of the entire Royal House. From ex-soldier to f*cking show pony.
My refuge? The scores of willing subs, ready to satisfy my every need.
Then I meet Blair:
Smart, beautiful, irreverent. And not from this world.
She makes me feel like a normal guy. She makes me come alive.
And when she submits, it’s the most f*cking beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.
Then she discovers my secrets, and has no idea how much danger she’s in.
The only way to keep her safe is under lock and key. But she’s nobody’s pet.
Suddenly I want to shatter it all. To hell with what my family thinks, I’m going to make this cinderella mine.
And this time I’m not stopping until the battle’s won, and she’s princess of my castle.

REVIEW

This is my first Devon Birchley book and I really liked it. It is hot and steamy with a really well-written story. If you have a chance to read this book differently do it! I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for Hidden Gems for my honest review.


Title: Envy
Author: Isabella Starling
Reading Source: ARC
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Star Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

About this Book:

Let love kill you, babydoll.

I will never forgive my sister.
She took everything I deserved.
But now Charli’s gone, and I’m going to take her place.

Beau Wolfe wanted my sister, just like everyone else.
Taking him will be the ultimate revenge.

But Beau is a monster.
A scarred, sadistic and painfully obsessive billionaire.
And he’s not going to stop until he breaks me

REVIEW

Another great book by Isabella. I don’t know what it is about dark romances and how Isabella writes but her books always get to me. I always feel the emotions she puts into these books and that is what makes a great book. Beau is a beautifully destroyed man and he knows what he wants in life. Lucy just happens to be there when he finds what he wants. Lucy is need of love, she feels as if nobody has ever loved her. So when certain things happen and she finds herself with Beau she finally feels at home.
I loved this book and everything in it. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.


Series: Lucas Brothers
Author: Jordan Marie
Book 1: The Perfect Stroke
Book 2: Raging Heart On
Book 3: Happy Trail
Reading Source on all three: ARC/PURCHASED
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About The Perfect Stroke

CC
Gray Lucas is everything I hate in a man.
Cocky, rich, entitled and a player.
He’s a pro athlete and his exploits are legendary—one of which was me.
We had a one-night-stand.
It was wild, passionate, exhilarating and a big mistake.
Except maybe it wasn’t.
Because the more time I spend with him and his crazy family, the more I want him to stay…
But men don’t stay…do they?

Gray
The moment I saw Claudia Cooper again, other women ceased to exist for me.
She’s smart-mouthed, tough-as-nails, and gorgeous. She’s perfect.
I’m the man for her, the only man for her. She just doesn’t know it yet.
I have a reputation for playing hard, fast and dirty.
Love ‘em and Leave ‘em.
What CC doesn’t know yet,
Is that I’m not playing. I’m claiming her.

Take a man who always gets what he wants,
A woman who has learned not to want,
A crazy mother and insane siblings…
And oh yeah add in a skunk just to make things interesting—
And you just might have The Perfect Stroke.

REVIEW
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I LOVED this book!! CC is such a great women character that you just want to be her. And Gray well he is just the kind of man that you just want to smack. But in the end he crawls into your heart and pulls your strings. CC on the other hand takes some more convincing.. Loved the story and can’t wait for the next one!!

About Raging Heart On
Kayla:

I’ve decided to have a baby.
The only problem?
I’m as single as they come.
So I jokingly make a list of possible baby daddies.
The problem?
My best friend White finds the list … and his name’s on top.
My panty-melting-hot, best buddy, White.
My football player, never-going-to-settle-down best friend.
He’s telling me he won’t let anyone else near me.
He’s out to prove he’s the only man for the job.
I should say no. The idea is crazy, right?
Except the things he does to my body leaves me begging for more.

White

My crazy best friend wants a baby.
Like hell I’m going to let her get knocked up by anyone but me.
Having a baby with my best friend is the last thing I ever thought I’d want.
But one taste of those sweet lips and I can’t think about wanting anything else.
She’s not sure I can commit.
But I’ll convince her I have exactly the tool she needs… even if her and I have to break a few beds to prove it.
She wants a baby? I want her everything.
And I’m going to be there every step of the way… with a raging heart on.

REVIEW
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I have so found my new book boyfriend in White. I so love this family. And so far White is my favorite. That man is just so hot and you just want to smack him sometimes. Men can be so dense sometimes, you really just want to smack them. This book was wonderful. Two people that have known each other for 15 years, Kayla has been in love with White for years, never showing or telling him. White being a man, never sees this and is blind by everything that is Kayla. Until White gets the phone call that Kayla is getting married so that she can have the family she always wanted.
I laughed, cried and just greatly enjoyed this book. This one will be added to my book collection. A MUST READ!

About Happy Trail:
Petal

I’ve loved Luka Fields my entire life.
He was my first crush, my first kiss, my first time, and my first heartbreak.
Love isn’t like in the movies, or the books you read.
It’s hard.
Sometimes you give up…
And regret it your entire life.

Luka

Petal was the love of my life.
Losing her nearly destroyed me.
I’ve tried to move on, but I can’t.

It’s time to get my woman back—and this time I’m keeping her.
Luckily as a sheriff I have handcuffs at my disposal.

A Lucas Brother’s standalone novel.

REVIEW
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I love Luka and Petals story. There was just something about these two and their love story. This story brought out so many emotions that it was sometimes hard to read. It also dealt with a lot of issues. I really enjoyed this book and was sad to see it end. Although I can’t wait to see who is next in this wonderful family!
I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.


 

Author: R.R. Banks
Book 1: Damaged
Book 2: Redemption
Book 3: His Property
Book 4: Forbidden
Book 5: Rebel
Reading Source: ARC
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Book 2: Redemption
Book 3: His Property
Book 4: Forbidden
Book 5: Rebel

About Damaged:

10 years ago, I lost her.
Now only Charlotte can melt my cold heart.

I made my billions, and then I built my fortress.
I was alone on my mountain.
Till she came.
I saved her, but she can’t remember her past.
And I can’t forget mine.
The winter storm trapped us together.
But I’ll keep her safe and warm.
With every caress, I’ll show her body what it craves.
With every kiss, I’ll mark her as my woman.
I know someone hurt her.
And that b@stard wants her back.
He doesn’t know who the f*ck he’s messing with.
Charlotte is mine now, and I’ll protect her no matter what.
   
But will she stay mine when her memories return?

REVIEW
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Okay, something you need to know about me. I am not a fan of amnesia books. However, R.R has done a wonderful job with this story.This story hits some major issues, domestic abuse, family not believing you and self-doubt. These are hard issues to deal with and read about. But I think R.R did a great job.I enjoyed this book greatly. Another must read! I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.

About Redemption:

I’m the new fire chief in town. 

Gwen is the one flame I can’t put out. 

The scars of my past haunt me. 
They chase me like I chase fires. 
But sh*t can’t continue this way.  
I’ll be damned if I let my son end up damaged like me. 
This new town is just what we need. 
Little did I know a night of scorching lust would be my salvation. 
No names, no commitment, and blazing passion. 
That’s all it was supposed to be. 
Until I find Gwen again… 
This time I’ll take her body and her heart. 
   
But if she knew my secret… Would she or this town still want me here?  

REVIEW
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I loved this story. It is sweet, emotional, and a deeply wonderful story.
Garrett is a man with a haunted past that is still bothering him. But he has a son to raise and he sees his mistakes coming forward in his son. So when he gets the opportunity to go to his old town to become the fire chief he takes it.
Gwen is a high school teacher with a past of her own. When she meets Garrett’s son and see’s the problems that he has all she wants to do is help. But Garrett doesn’t take to kindly to her help. And with the very intense chemistry that comes between them, everything might get in the way.
I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review

About His Property:

Brutal Billionaire. Vengeful Kingpin. Fierce Protector.
The mafia made me what I am.
I take. I destroy. But it’s time to go legit.
I’m the one in charge now.
Men bow down to me.
Women submit to me.
Harper was supposed to be collateral.
Now she’s my property.
A strawberry blonde virgin with curves that could kill.
If my enemies aren’t careful, I’ll do just that.
They want to sell her, but I already own her.
They said they’re coming for me.
Well, let them come.
I can lose my life.
But I won’t lose her.
When I’m through with them, they’ll wish they were dead.
Who will still be standing when the bullets fall?

REVIEW
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Nobody should be surprised to see a five-star rating for R.R. Banks. This is another wonderful story from him. This one has a mafia theme but isn’t too deep into it.
I really loved Rob and everything he portrayed. Such a hard ass man wanting to do everything he can to make his family better. So when he meets Harper and she is so innocent he really doesn’t know where to go with it.
Harper is innocent. She wants to come across as not so, but there isn’t much she can hide when everyone around her is taking advantage of her and she really has no idea. The only one watching out for her IS the big bad wolf.
Loved this story. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.

About Forbidden:

This f*cked up world left me numb.
Incapable of love.
Seduction. Submission. Possession.
That’s all I wanted from her.
My billions can buy anything.
Except Veronica.
She walked into my classroom,
And I knew she was mine.
I don’t ask. I take.
One kiss sealed her submission.
My touch claimed her innocence.
I marked her. Possessed her. Taught her.
She wants more,
But I can’t give more.
The horrors of my past won’t allow it. 
But now she is carrying my baby. 
Can I protect her and my baby… or will I lose it all? 

REVIEW
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
R.R. Banks is one of my go-to authors whenever I want a really good deep story. Forbidden is no different. This story brought tears to my eyes and hurt my heart.
Forbidden is about Jude and Veronica a professor and student that takes you through their story now and then with their past.
Jude has a really ruff history with his past and not being able to get over it. He is a colder character when it comes to his woman so that was different.
Veronica is innocent that is the best way to describe her. And I mean that in the best and worse way. She is innocent in everything she does. But while this story progresses she does grow (thank god) and gets stronger, but she has to, to be able to deal with someone like Jude.
Altogether this is another pretty good book by R.R. that I enjoyed. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.

About Rebel:

Savage Rival. Hardened Marine. Ruthless Hero.
I can have any woman I want,
Except Bree.
She’s untouchable. My enemy’s daughter. 
But I wanted her the moment I saw her. 
Her sweet lips. Her curvy hips. 
I’m addicted to her taste.
She submitted to me eight years ago.
But I screwed up. 
Now I’m back. She hates me.
She has a son now and I’m damn sure he’s mine.
A century-old feud kept her from me in the past.
Now nothing will stop me from having all of her.
She may be the enemy’s daughter, but I’ll risk it all for my family.
This war is going to leave someone dead,
And I swear it won’t be Bree.
Will we make it down the aisle or will this feud destroy us all?

REVIEW
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is a wonderful story of two families that want nothing to do with each other. But when a bet sets off a domino effect that just keeps going even years later blows this book away.

Bree is so miss treated by not only her family but also Milo (even though he doesn’t realize it) she still has a heart of gold. So when Milo comes back because of his brothers funeral Milo finally decides to apologize for what he did to her. But family feuds never die. Too bad Bree and her child are stuck in the middle.

I couldn’t put this story down. But that is not unusual when it comes to R.R. Banks books. I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.


 

Title: A&E
Author: Kailee Reese Samuels
Reading Source: PROMOTIONAL/ARC
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Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

About A&E

Bleu is you.
Misfit girl.
Unpopular girl.
Girl that does bad things when no one is looking–lost girl.

Struggling with an encyclopedia’s worth of mental diagnoses-chronic depression, bipolar, and self-harm–will Bleu ever discover who she is and that the future is worth more than the sum of her chart?

He is untouchable.
The charming quarterback.
What would he want to do with a lost girl?

Turns out, Alex Torino wants everything to do with Bleu. From loving and accepting her crazy, can he save Bleu from her demons before it’s too late?

From the mother of the Juliet world, Kailee Reese Samuels brings you an all new book––the completely standalone A&E.

REVIEW

What can I say about Kailee Samuels that hasn’t already been said? Her writing is just beyond anything you can read by most other authors. She brings out such emotions when you read her stories that sometimes it is hard to read her books. You almost have to physic yourself up to read her books. You know you’re going to cry, get upset, get horny, laugh, and at the end have your happy ending (you hope with every character).

This story takes on some issues that might be hard for some to read. I thought Kailee did an excellent job of combating depression and such in this book. I loved this story and would reread it again.
I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.


Series: Blackthorn Mountain Men
Author: Madison Faye
Book 1: Claiming His Mountain Bride
Book 2: His Captive Mountain Virgin
Book 3: Her Mountain Baby Daddies
Book 4: His Big Mountain Axe
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Book 2: His Captive Mountain Virgin
Book 3: Her Mountain Baby Daddies
Book 4: His Big Mountain Axe

About Claiming His Mountain Bride:

My mountain. My cabin. My rules. And she’s my woman – she just doesn’t know it yet.I left civilization and my demons a long time ago, seeking solitude up on Blackthorn Mountain. Just one ex-Marine, a remote cabin, and the wilderness, with no distractions.
But then she turns up, blowing in with a winter’s blizzard like a very f**king big distraction.
Blonde, beautiful, and mouthy as all hell, even when I save her from freezing that sweet little butt off.
A rough mountain man like me should want nothing to do with a rich city girl like Katrina. Except one look at her sweet, tempting curves, and one taste of those sassy, pouty lips, and I want everything to do with her.
I saved her from freezing, but maybe it’s her who’s going to save my frozen heart.
We’re trapped up here for the storm, locked in a cabin with only the heat between us to keep us warm. Her wealthy, city family thinks they can marry her off to some rich little sh*t. But they’re very wrong.
My mountain. My cabin. My woman.
I’ll make Katrina my bride, and I’ll be d*mned if I let them take her from me.

REVIEW⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is a quick read by Madison Faye. I love her stories and this one is no different, although it is shorter than her normal books. But if you like a great smut book this is it. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.💕💞

About His Captive Mountain Virgin

Up on my mountain, she’ll play by my rules. My obsession. My Temptation. My Captive.

When I left life as a hitman for the Russian mob years ago, I never wanted to look back. I took the millions I’d made doing their dirty work and built my retreat up on Blackthorn Mountain, away from everything.
But a flash wildfire brings her to my front door, and from the moment I lay eyes on her, I know one thing: she’ll be mine.
Gorgeous, sassy, innocent, untouched…and my prisoner. No one can know I’m here, so she stays. I’m keeping her.
Life as a contract killer and now as a rough mountain man has turned my heart cold. I should keep a sweet girl like her away from me. But once I put my hands on her tempting curves and once I taste those sweet, innocent lips, I want nothing else than to keep her as close as possible.
I’ve saved her from the fire, but if we aren’t careful, we’ll both get burned.
Because my past isn’t done with me. The mob I walked away from years before thinks they can use Chloe to get to me, but they’re dead f-ing wrong.
Up here, I’m king, she’s my mountain queen, and I’ll storm heaven and hell to keep her safe.
Chloe’s got a fight in her, but once I lay my hands on her, I’m never letting her go.

REVIEW⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This is another great book by Madison. His Captive Mountain Virgin does lightly go with Claiming His Mountain Bride but is standalone.

Vlad is a Russian mob killer that has left the life behind without approval. He is on the run and is in hiding from the boss. His mountain is hiding place. So when he finds Chloe in the middle of a wildfire, he saves her and decides to keep her. Not that she fights that thought very hard for very long.

This is a great “caveman” “jane” kind of book. I really enjoyed both characters and it was nice to see the Claiming His Mountain Bride characters again. The ending is explosive and wonderful. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.

About Her Mountain Baby Daddies

Two rough twin mountain men. One princess on the run. She thinks she can’t have babies. But baby are we gonna prove her wrong.
When our enemies conspired to murder our father, take our company, and set us up for the crimes, running to the woods of Blackthorn Mountain was the only option we had.
We thought we’d left everything good and beautiful in the world behind. That is, until she tumbles into our arms.
Gorgeous, whip-smart, and a mouth as fiery as that red hair. Catching her skinny-dipping in our lake lights the spark.
…Laying our hands on her sets the whole thing on fire.
Life in the woods has turned us into the hardened rough mountain men we are today. She should stay away – from us, and from the dark past that looms over our shoulders. But one taste of her sweet lips, and one of her breathless moans in our ears, and we both know we’re never going to let her out of her hands.
We share everything, and we’ve always sworn that nothing will get between us. But then, Stella between us might just be exactly what saves us.
With the shadow of our past still hunting us down, and the demons from hers still looming, this whole thing could blow up in our face. But we’ll be d*mned if that keeps her away from us.
She thinks she can’t have a family. We’ve always wanted one. The odds are against us, but then, three is a crowd… 


REVIEW  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I am loving this Blackthorn Mountain Series. This time we get the twins story. Dallas and Austin.

Having to leave Texas, they are hiding out when they find Stella in their pond camping. Needless to say, she is everything they were never looking for.

Stella has been doing IVF and trying everything on her own. So now that two men are after her she doesn’t know what to do.

Another steamy, dreamy, romance by Madison. I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.

About His Big Mountain Axe

Beard? Check. Alpha as hell? Check. Huge, hard lumber? Very check.
The biggest outlaw on the mountain has his sights on one woman, and he’s got a very big axe to grind…
Beast. Monster. Outlaw. I’ve been called a lot of things, but let me promise you, a knight in shining armor ain’t f*ckin’ one of them.
But when the man I’m supposed to kill lays a hand on her – the firecracker cocktail waitress with the soft lips and the sweet curves that make my pine tree grow – there’s no way I’m not stepping in.
Beautiful, blonde, tempting as hell. She’s got a body that was made for me to claim, and legs that were born to spread around my bike. Or my waist.
But I’m a man with a mission – a blood vendetta that has to be paid. Mixing it up with Larkin is a bad idea at best. At worst, it might get us killed. But once I feel that sweet little body of hers pressed against mine with my chopper rumbling between her legs, I know there ain’t a chance in hell I’m letting her go.
I’m not here to save her. I’m here to take her – over my bike and across my bed
Pretty little Larkin is about to get a taste of how a real man claims his woman. Because up on my mountain, I carry a big axe.
…And I know how to use it.

REVIEW  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Larkin and Axe are a wonderful couple in this latest story by Madison Faye.

Larkin is running from an ex that is abusive. While working in a strip club she comes across Axe.

Axe is on the hunt. He is hunting a man that killed everyone in his biker gang years ago. He has finally found his prey and he is hanging out at the same strip club Larkin is working at. She is the last thing he saw coming, but he will be taking her with him when he leaves.

I loved Axe when we met him briefly in the last book. He is a rescuer, and quite. He doesn’t want help from anyone nor does he want to be friends with anyone, but he will put himself at risk to help others. So when he finally needs help from others he doesn’t know how to take it.

We do get to see the other men from the last books, which was nice. This is a wonderful book and who knows we might get another since we see another man from Axe’s past.
I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.


 

 

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