Romantic Suspense


Series: Longshadows Company
Author: Natalia Banks
Book 1: Steal Me
Book 2: Capture Me
Reading Source: ARC
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Book 2: Capture Me

About Steal Me

A surreal experience like no other.
Heart pounding, explosive, electrifying role play.
Snatched during an unsuspecting moment and whisked off to an exotic location is what we provide for our exclusive client list at Longshadows. Absolute discretion guaranteed.
The formula is always the same. Give the client exactly what they’re looking for. No more, No less. A pure hedonistic escape from the monotony of everyday life.
I know how to read a woman’s body language, the subtleties to ensure maximum satisfaction.
It all changes when I see her. Something in the way she’s looking up at me, a hunger far beyond the physical.
I’m not even allowed to know her name, but when she stops me at the door before I leave and whispers, “I’m Kat, Kathleen Le Fleur” those words burn hot into my memory.
I don’t do girlfriends, but for the first time in my life, I need to find her…. F*ck the rules!


An experience.
A mind-blowing, heart-pounding, once-in-a-lifetime experience. And I signed up for it.
Steal me, take me away to a destination of my choice
And I wanted it.
What the hell do I have to lose, other than my inhibitions?
I’ve never come close to experiencing that level of intensity. Raw, masculine power.
I’m hooked. I have to see him again, I’ll do whatever it takes to find him.
He’s more, so much more.
I can’t get enough.
I’m aching, craving one more taste, touch, anything!
But something tells me it’s over.
For one of us.


I really enjoyed this latest book by Natalia! Kat just finds out that her boyfriend of 6 months is living a double life, her job is not what fulfilling, and her family wants her to move back to Arizona. So when her friend tells her about this company that “kidnaps” women and makes their fantasies come true. Kat is a little weird-ed out but has nothing to lose so goes ahead with it. Little does she know it might just be the biggest experience she ever has. Kat and Carter do not have a “normal” get to know you relationship in this book, and I think that is what keeps this book so interesting. You really have no idea what is going to happen next. I would highly recommend this book. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.

About Capture Me

A Bird in a Gilded Cage-
That’s me.

Mansions all over the world.
More money than you could spend in a lifetime.
Yachts, luxury cars… Did I mention my unlimited black card?
To the outside world, I’m living the dream.
But money can’t buy what I desire most- Love.
I’d give up everything, If I could experience the chance to look into a man’s eyes and know.. I’m all he’ll ever need.
Then I met Camden.
Sure, we met under unusual circumstances, but nothing about my life has ever been usual.
I know I signed up for a fantasy, an experience..
but where do I sign up for forever?

Sexual ecstasy. An experience of a lifetime.

The thrill of being captured. This is what the exclusive clientele at Longshadows are guaranteed.
I aim to please, and I never miss.
But when I meet my next client, I’m shocked.
She could buy the whole damn town if she wanted.
She may have been born with a silver spoon in her mouth, but she’s so much more than that…
Gorgeous. Intelligent. Innocent.
And looking for the one thing money can’t buy.
She needs me… She fell for me hard.
But what she doesn’t know is she’s the only one I’ve ever needed too.
I just hope it’s not too late.



Another hit for Natalia. This is the second book out of the Longshadows Company Series. This is an awesome series and I have really enjoyed both stories.
I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.


Title: Guarding Her
Author: Lexi Whitlow
Reading Source: ARC/HIDDEN GEMS
Star Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

About Guarding Her
Avery is a f*cking nightmare.
That smart, spoiled mouth of hers makes me hard as a rock.
Maybe that’s why she’s the only girl I’ve ever loved.
My contract with her famous parents has me on her ass 24-7…
But I’m forbidden to touch her.I’m her bodyguard now, and I’m supposed to keep things professional.
She’s teasing me. Taunting me.
And soon I’ll have her bent over my knee,
screaming my name.
No one will know.
It’s just a little fun.
Until player three enters the game.
Now there’s a baby on the way, and my whole world’s turned upside down.
And I’ll risk everything to protect what’s mine.

This is my first Lexi Whitlow book and I really enjoyed it. This book is something possible when it comes to politics and family. Maddox and Avery just happen to be in the middle of everyone else’s priorities. This is a good book and should be read!
I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for Hidden Gems for my honest review.

Title: Saved
Author: DD Prince
Reading Source: ARC
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
About Saved
I saved her from a fate many would believe was worse than death. But, I’m no hero. Far from it.
I’m saving her for myself, which might be an even worse fate.
He’s dark. He’s dangerous. He’s the most attractive man I have ever laid eyes on. Everything about him says villain but I can’t help but think that maybe there’s a hero deep inside.
He’s kept me apart from the others for a long time. No one is allowed to touch me. Few are allowed to even set eyes on me.
I arrived here just before my sixteenth birthday. But soon, I won’t be a little girl anymore.
How much longer will I be safe? And is safety all that matters?

Holy Crap! DD does it again. Warning: this is a DARK book with a few triggers so if you don’t like DARK or you have triggers STAY AWAY. Pay attention to authors warning and don’t read the damn book and then give a bad review because it wasn’t to your liking on how dark it is.

Lex is a dark man. He was raised to be that dark man, his father made sure of that. But when he gets his sights set on Holly he knows what he wants and it is her. Holly is an innocent girl in the wrong place at the wrong time. But she sees the best in Lex and wants to bring light to his dark.
There is not a part of this book I would change. You need the madness in this book to get to the light. I spent hours reading this book and did not like to be interrupted while I was. I cried, laughed a little, and just greatly enjoyed this story of two very destroyed people that deserved happiness at all cost.
You don’t have to have read the other books before reading this one. But if you want to know the others stories then I would read them
I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.



Title: Beautiful Beast
Author: Aubrey Irons
Reading Source: ARC/HIDDEN GEMS
Star Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

About Beautiful Beast:
I’m no princess. He’s the anti-prince-charming. This is our happy ever disaster.

Here’s the first thing you should know: this is not a fairytale. Happily-ever-afters are fables, and Prince Charming is a sweet little lie.
I know all this because he taught me.
Once upon a lifetime ago, the rich, arrogant, sinfully gorgeous, and tragically broken dark prince of the Hampton’s was my tormentor. My darkness, my shameful attraction, my all-consuming, forbidden temptation.
I hate Sebastian Crown because nine years ago, for one night, I was stupid enough to think I loved him. And I’ve been paying for it ever since.
Except now, he needs me to help him save his empire.
…And he’s not taking no for answer.

She’s my nemesis. My addiction. My weakness.
My obsession.
I used to tell myself I hated Anastasia Bell – for being poor, for not worshiping the ground I walked on, for looking at me like she pitied me for being me.
When the rest of my world always told me yes, she was the ever-provoking no.
She thinks I’m a monster – a tragic, f**ed-up, broken beast.
She doesn’t know the half of it.
Because she can’t begin to know the crimes of my past, or imagine the things I’ve done to her behind the scenes since she left this place.
Years ago, I thought breaking her would fix me.
I was wrong.
Now I’ve got her in my sights again, and this time, I won’t be letting her go. Even if it means we both go down in flames…

OMG, this book BROKE me. So let me start at the beginning. I have been waiting for this one for a while. So when I started reading this book I was wondering what the h*ll was going on. But once you get into it (doesn’t take long) holy crap! Even the back and forth (the past to present) just makes this book better.

Bastian breaks my heart in places, and in others, I just want to smack the crap out of him. But in the whole book, I love him. This man is so torn for every emotion he has that he just doesn’t know how to process them and I love that.
Anastasia thinks her love life is so broken that she has given up on all men. Every one of them has left her someway somehow. Ana is asked to come back to the Castle Estate to help her father out and that means being in Bastian’s cross hairs again.

These two and all other characters make you crazy with all these emotions and you don’t want to put this book down. I am so hoping for more from this story (it does not end in a cliffhanger) but I want to know about the others.

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



Series: Violent Series
Author: Linnea May
Book 1: Violent Delights
Book 2: Violent Cravings
Book 3: Violent Hearts
Book 4: Violent Desires
Reading Source on all four: ARC
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Book 2: Violent Cravings
Book 3: Violent Hearts
Book 4: Violent Desires

About Violent Delights

She agreed to play. She agreed to be mine.
I won’t let her change the rules of the game.
Violence has always been part of my life. I was angry as a child, underchallenged and neglected, with no outlet for my dangerous rage.
Years have passed, and I’m no longer a victim of my own aggression.
I’m in control now.
A control that many seek to surrender.
Just like her.
My Pet.
The beautiful blonde who agreed to submit to my will.
She agreed to be kidnapped and locked away until our contract is over.
She’s here to play a role.
But her defiance seems too real, her terror too honest. Watching her struggle is bone-chilling.
She’s getting to me like no one ever has before, seizing a heart that cannot love.
Or so I thought…

I loved this book. It kept me reading from beginning to end and never disappointed.
This is a book of mistaken identity, kidnapping, BDSM, Stockholm Syndrome and eventually some kind of love that works for these two.
This is a gritty and sexy book that could not be put down. I loved the rawness that was in it and the plot twists in it. This book is awesome and needs to be read. Of course, if any of these idea’s bother you DON’T read this book. I personally have read a lot worse, and to me, this one is not that bad. With the chemistry these two have for each other it just works. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review

About Violent Cravings

I will break every single rule to make her mine.
My life has always been defined by the extreme. I don’t balance – I’m an all or nothing kind of man.
Doesn’t sound healthy? It sure as hell isn’t.
Giving in to my cravings has almost ruined my life before and I’m not going to let it happen again.
That’s why I need rules. A strict regulation to keep my head in place.
Once a year. A different girl each time. No exclusivity – no addiction.
Laura is fueling my hunger like no girl ever has before.
But she’s not on the menu.
Taking her is against the rules.
Keeping her could ruin me.
…Or finally appease the monster within me.


Linnea May has become one of my go-to authors! These books are just freaking awesome. WARNING: there are triggers of BDSM and mild kidnapping if you read this book you will understand. Laura is a young/virgin girl that is just trying to make life better (ya we hear that a lot) she is working 3 jobs try to pay off debts from college, her mother’s cancer and just trying to live day-to-day. When she is waitressing at a gala she is noticed by Ryan a very handsome and noticeable man. Ryan is a self-made billionaire. He doesn’t like to be in the public eye and hates galas. When he comes across Laura, someone so different then he has ever met. He wants her right away, he craves her right away, and he knows this is bad for him. He does not do this. He has a retreat once a year, where he gets a woman from an escort service and does what he needs/wants to her and then goes about his business the rest of the year. Having someone “normal” would mess that all. But he can’t get over her, he has to have her. When Laura is offered a proposition by Ryan she has no idea what she is walking into. She has an idea, of course, it is all there in writing. But when emotions (even after only 24 hrs) come up after so much sexual charge, what do you do with that. Now that is where the story really begins. This book is HOT sexy, dirty, sad, lovely, and just wonderful. I didn’t want to put this book down and thank goodness I didn’t have to!I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.

About Violent Hearts
Others see the devil in me. All she sees is her perfect match.
They call me a prodigy in the business world. Rich, powerful and cunning. At 29 years old, I’m running an empire, built from scratch.
The political realm is next. I want my voice heard and my name on the ballot.
But my character credentials are lacking.
I need a woman at my side, under contract. Someone with a pretty smile for the public eye, to make me look like a trustworthy, loyal man.
Ann Porter is the woman I want for the job.
Her heart is just as violent as mine, her mind sharp and cunning.
Her body willing and begging to be broken – ready to bend at my will.
She has the potential to get me where I want to be – or to destroy everything I’ve worked for all those years.
She’s a perfect risk.


As always Linnea brings her A game with this one. Two totally different people drawn to each other for one thing submission and domination. Ann is the perfect companion for Jared. I loved these two characters and how they interacted with each other. This story is a must read and a one-clicker. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.

About Violent Desires
I want real fear. Real submission.
She’s giving me all that –
and taking so much more.
I’m the last son. The one who doesn’t matter. I was never meant to inherit my family’s wealth, but my brother’s gutless betrayal left me as the one holding the bigger fortune.
Now, with money to my name and the looks to match, women see me. They want me.
But they don’t know me.
I savor a very specific kind of leisure pursuit. I buy women to lock them up and make them submit to my will.
But this time, I want the real thing. Real fear, real submission.
Someone special, who doesn’t play a role.
Someone like her.
A luscious lamb, curves all in the right places, and eyes so deep, I’ve lost myself in them before we even exchanged a single word.
She doesn’t know what’s coming. She doesn’t know that she’s going to be mine, my captive, my submissive, my possession.
For as long as I please.
But something is wrong with her. She’s twisted, with a soul just as broken as mine.
She’s not playing by the rules, and that makes me want her that much more


I really hated to see this series end! Though I have to say what an ending it is. I was wondering what happened to Ruby from the last book as we met her with the beautiful red jacket. So in this book that is whom we get the story from. I love her thinking and how strong she is. She goes into this “contract” with full thinking and knowledge of what might happen of course she NEVER thought she might actually get kidnapped for real. Loran has wanted the real thing for a long time. A submissive that gives everything to him, the fear, the fight, everything. But he doesn’t bargain for Ruby. These two characters bring out the worst and best of each other. Such a great book! I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.


Title: Forget Me Not
Author: Willow Winters
Star Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

About Forget Me Not
I fell in love with a boy a long time ago.
I was only a small girl. Scared and frightened, I was taken from my home and held against my will. His father hurt me, but he protected me and kept me safe as best he could.
Until I left him.
I ran the first chance I got and even though I knew he wasn’t behind me, I didn’t stop. The branches lashed out at me, punishing me for leaving him in the hands of a monster.
I’ve never felt such guilt in my life.
Although I survived, the boy was never found. I prayed for him to be safe. I dreamed he’d be alright and come back to me. Even as a young girl I knew I loved him, but I betrayed him.
Twenty years later, all my wishes came true.
But the boy came back a man. With a grip strong enough to keep me close and a look in his eyes that warned me to never dare leave him again. I was his to keep after all.
Twenty years after leaving one hell, I entered another. Our tale was only just getting started.
It’s dark and twisted.
But that doesn’t make it any less of what it is.
A love story. Our love story.

This story is a love story unlike any you will read. It starts with two young children and brings you to them when they are adults. I don’t think there was an emotion I didn’t feel while reading this story between Jay, Robin, and John. This is a beautifully written tragic love story that I am so happy was written. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review. And my honest opinion is to go buy/borrow/steal this book and read it is as soon as possible. Willow did an amazing job with their love story.

On a side note. I have this beautiful sign on my wall and it reminded me of this story. “Every love story is beautiful but ours is my favorite”

Series: Devil’s Nightmare
Author: Lena Bourne
Book 1: Cross
Book 2: Tank
Book 3: Rook
Book 4: Scar
Book 5: Ice
Book 6: Hawk

Book 1: Cross
Book 2: Tank
Book 3: Rook
Book 4: Scar
Book 5: Ice
Book 6: Hawk

About Cross:
I’m the guy whose name brings fear into the hearts of even the hardest men. They call me Cross, because I’ve killed enough men to fill a cemetery, and I never saw any problem with that. Until a woman I hardly remember brought my eleven-year-old daughter that I didn’t know existed, to my doorstep and left her for me to take care of.
At first my daughter was a complication I didn’t need, but now I’ll do everything I can to raise her right. I’ll even stay away from her hot-as-sin guidance counselor Roxanne, who makes me feel like I’m twenty again, and not pushing forty. Which isn’t to say I wouldn’t show her what a real man can do with a woman like her.

My father was the president of an outlaw MC, and until I turned twenty-one a world of bikers, mayhem and crime was all I knew. Then a rival gang destroyed it all, killed my family and everyone I held dear, and made me the property of a brutal, ruthless man. I ran away, got an education, and haven’t looked back.
Now I’m the guidance counselor at a small town junior high school, my old life so far behind me it might as well be someone else’s past, and I was happy to leave it there. But then I met Cross, the bad boy biker father of one of my wayward students. He makes me yearn for the life I lost, crave all the excitement that used to be my everyday. Makes me want to be a bad girl again, if only for one night.
But I won’t go down that road again. It doesn’t lead anywhere good


I read the other MC books by Lena and I have to say, I LOVED this book and can not wait to see where this group goes. Yes, I did have to go back and make sure I was reading the first book since Cross does take you “back” in time to when things happen with his daughter. But that is due to the last set of books with the Viper’s guys. But you DO NOT have to read those books to highly enjoy this book.
Cross is a wonderful father for as much as he wants to get involved. Lily understands what is going on and just wants her father to be safe and live a “normal” life. So when she starts acting out at school and is sent to the new guidance counselor who happens to be Roxanne. Cross has no problem becoming a hands on father.
This is an emotional story from the very first page to the last page. I loved it and was so intrigued with the characters I really could not put the book down. Great book and diffidently one to read!

About Tank

I always had a thing for redheads, but between their wildness and fiery temper, I kept getting burned. Now that I’m VP of my motorcycle club, my wild and crazy days are over. But I lost none of my taste for redheads. So when Kim, the first redhead I’ve ever known who can keep her fire hidden behind a cool, though slightly uptight exterior appears in my life, the only sensible thing to do is go after her. Catch her, tame her and maybe even keep her. And she’s not resisting either. She wants to be caught.
There’s only one problem. I’m an outlaw biker, a killer wanted in five states, and she’s the Sheriff’s daughter. They say love conquers all, but this might be the exception that proves the rule.

I’ve always been the good girl. From taking care of my mother and my brother with Down’s Syndrome after my dad died, to becoming an internationally renowned investigative journalist by the age of thirty-two. Now I’m burned out and living at home again, taking care of my frail mother while my step-dad campaigns for county Sheriff. I deserve a break and I deserve to have some fun, not that I’ve ever let myself enjoy much of either.
When Tank, a bad boy every girl dreams about having at least once, starts chasing me, I decide to do something for myself for a change. What I didn’t expect was to fall for him quite so hard. Nor was I ready for the secrets he keeps and how they could destroy my whole family, the one thing I’ve spent my whole life preventing.


So this one I gave this one 4- 4/1/2 stars. I liked Tank in the last book and I liked him in this one, and I felt for Kim at the beginning of this book and understand why she went home. I didn’t have any issues with Tank and Kim and their relationship per-say, but when it came to the secondary characters, I just didn’t like some of them and their attitude. There were just little things that got me. But if you ignore little things then this is a good book. Tank and Kim are a good couple and Tank comes out in the end to be a wonderful man. I would have liked to have seen more of Cross and his woman some more, but that is just my thoughts.
Another good book by Lena Bourne. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.

About Rook

I only ever loved one woman. I still love her, even though she left to get us breakfast one morning ten years ago and disappeared. I searched for her for months, but she was just gone. Most days it’s all a distant memory of what could’ve been, but I do think of her whenever I wake up next to a strange woman and wish it was her.
Then I see her on the sunny Mexico City street one random afternoon, and it’s like no time has passed at all. I still want to grab her and take her to my room, not let her dress for days. Just like it was back when we fell in love.
But she belongs to the cartel boss now. She’s out of my reach. Technically. I’m a calm man, nothing much gets me going. But Ines, she wakes the fire inside me, makes my blood run hot and has done since the day we met.
Now that I’ve finally found her, nothing and no one will keep me away from her ever again. Not even all of the Mexican cartel.
Rook: Devil’s Nightmare MC is biker romance novel, which contains steamy sex scenes and deals with disturbing themes that may be uncomfortable for some readers. Intended for 18+ audiences.


We get to visit Devil’s Nightmare again. I love these stories by Lena Bourne and this one is no different. Although this is a second chance story (which I am not a big fan of) I did enjoy this story. Rook is a wonderful alpha biker that has been searching for his long-lost love for the past 10 years. And although he is pretty sure he is never going to see her again, he is damn surprised when he sees her across the street in Mexico City.

Ines fell in love with Rook 10 years ago. She had run away from “The Gentleman” a Mexican cartel boss. He found Ines and takes her from Rook. For 10 years he abuses and holds her prisoner. So when Ines sees Rook, it is like a dream come true. But Ines has been held captive for so long that she is afraid to leave. Sometimes it is better to let people hurt you than the ones you love.

This is a great MC and love story. I really did enjoy it. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.


About Scar:


Twelve years ago I saved a woman after a bunch of low-lifes kidnapped her and kept her locked up for weeks. I risked everything–my future with the MC, even my life–to save Lynn. But they destroyed her. She was alive but nothing of her was left. So I forgot her, because I had no other choice. Now all the men who destroyed her life are dead, and I wanted her to know that.

She’s still as gorgeous as ever, still every bit the beauty queen she was when we met. But she’s not well, and she doesn’t need a compassionless killer like me in her life. Some call me the Scarred Devil and I earned that name. Saving Lynn from life as a sex slave was the last “human” thing I did. Now there’s none of that humanity left.

No, she doesn’t need another monster in her life. But I can’t stay away. This time I’ll claim her, get what I couldn’t have then. And I don’t want to break her again, but I probably will.

SCAR is the fourth book in the bestselling Devil’s Nightmare MC series by Lena Bourne. It is a standalone story with a guaranteed HEA ending, no cliffhanger, and no cheating!

About Ice:


The fighting cage made me a monster, and that’s what came out when they freed me. She thinks I saved her from monsters, but she just fell into the hands of an even bigger one. She also thinks we’re falling in love. She’s wrong. I forgot how to do that. Besides, love’s not what I want from her.

She should’ve run away from me when I told her to do it. Because now it’s too late.


What I didn’t give freely they just took anyway. Until there wasn’t much left to give. But he showed me different, so I’m giving what’s left to him. I’m not letting him toss me aside, I’m staying right where I am. In his arms, and in his bed, and on the back of his bike.

We’ll find the road together or get lost trying. Because Ice and me, we were made for each other.

About Hawk:


I lusted after the gorgeous female MMA fighter Yanna for years through the computer screen, where I spend most of my time as the hacker for the notorious Devil’s Nightmare MC. When I finally meet her in person, she’s everything I hoped she would be. And more. As sweet as honey, but edgy and hard like a knife too. The perfect blend of sass and sweet. 

But being with her means going against direct orders from my President, and could mean messing up the most important job the MC’s taken on in years. 

The trouble is, I don’t care. I’d gladly lose it all for the taste of her lips and the touch of her sweet curves.


I’ve been fighting my whole life. Fighting to win, and fighting to escape the danger I’ve been in since I was a teenager. Now here’s this guy, saying he can erase all that danger for me like it never was.

But he’s the real danger. His touches. kisses and strong arms around me make me soft, make me weak, make me unable to fight. If I surrender to him, he’ll take away all I worked for, all I sweated and bled for. 

It’s impossible not to surrender to him, because that’s all I want to do, all I ever wanted, but didn’t know it. He will take me under and he’ll make me love it. Wanting him is the first thing in my life that I can’t fight. 




Series: Interview With
Author: Rylee Swann
Reading Source: ARC
Book 1: Interview with the Bad Boy
Book 2: Interview with the Dom
Book 3: Interview with the Rockstar
Book 1: Interview with the Bad Boy
Book 2: Interview with the Dom
Book 3: Interview with the Rockstar

About Interview with the Bad Boy
When two broken souls come together, it’s an exploding volcano of passion. Can they survive the intensity?

When I’m assigned to write about the football team’s winning streak for our college’s paper, I can’t believe it. I want to write about hard-hitting, thought-provoking topics, not interview the biggest manwhore on campus.

And Cole James truly is an asshole, but he’s also so damn sexy that it curls my toes. And there’s more, something beneath the arrogant facade he presents to the world, something that calls to me, makes me ache. Makes me want to soothe his pain, kiss it all away.

Yes, he’s an asshole but I have issues too. We might be each other’s saviors… if we don’t break each other first.


This book is just freaking awesome. These two characters are so wonderful and have such chemistry I couldn’t put this book down. I was an emotional wreck reading this book and was so happy with the ending that I felt tears coming down my face. What a great rollercoaster. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.

About Interview with the Dom
There’s just one condition to this interview… but will I survive the heat when we come together?
When the respected newspaper I work for changes owners and becomes nothing but a gossip rag, I quit. Bad idea. Three months later, I’m still looking for a job, watching my savings dwindle down into nothing.
Then a miracle happens… Glam magazine needs a journalist for their World column. I couldn’t be more perfect. Except that their idea of news is vastly different from mine. Instead of writing award-winning editorials about world hunger and sex trafficking, I’m assigned to interview Master X, the handsome owner of a sex club.
The Dom agrees to the interview… on one condition. He won’t answer my questions about his lifestyle. He wants to show me instead.


I loved this novella from Rylee. It hits all the right spots with hotness, romance, and characters. I could not put this book down until the very end and even then I wanted more. Great book. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.

About Interview with the Rockstar

He was my first love. My first hate. I can’t let him be my worst mistake… again.
I was eighteen when Kace Rymer stole my heart. Twenty-two when he broke it.Ten years later, he’s back and bigger than life. And guess who has to interview the big, bad rock star? Me! Unbelievable.
He’s sorry, he says. Forgive me, he asks.
No. The flat-out answer is no, with a kick in the balls to prove how much I mean it.
Then, the grand gesture.
He goes on a campaign to win me back, and I can’t help but wonder… am I punishing him or punishing myself?



51SAzxi82OLTitle: The Baby Pact
Author: Lexi Whitlow
Reading Source: ARC/HIDDEN GEMS
Star Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

About The Baby Pact
She’s desperate to have my baby.
Eliza Lane was the good girl in town, until I got a hold of her.
I ruined her, and she gave it right back.
Now she’s back in town, on the run from her abusive ex-husband.
She needs help — and she’s ready to start a family.

She just doesn’t want the whole marriage thing that goes along with it.
Fine by me. I’m a billion dollar playboy,
and after I split with Eliza, I never wanted to settle down.
Her luscious curves are making me want to sign up for the job of Baby Daddy anyway.

Once I get a taste of her,
the old addiction returns.
This good girl turns bad just for me.
Now it’s my mission to make her and our future baby all mine —
and I’ll move heaven and earth to protect her if anyone stands in our way.

This book was nothing of what I expected. Macon and Eliza story is so much better! These two had so much taken from them and then find themselves back together only to maybe be swept away again is heartbroken. I loved this book and how much emotion is put into it. I really could not put it down. I voluntarily read this book for Hidden Gems for my honest review.


Duet: Beast/Beauty
Author: Mary Catherine Gebhard
Book 1: Beast
Book 2: Beauty
Reading Source on all two: ARC
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Book 1: Beast
Book 2: Beauty

About Beast
Once upon a time, I thought love was a fairytale.
I thought selling myself to a mafia boss was noble. So what if they called him the Beast? I grew up in rags, and he would lift me to riches. All I had to do was give him my soul.
He was punishing. Insatiable. Captivating. Nothing like I expected him to be. Each day my reality blurred, leaving me wondering if I was slave or princess.
The longer I stayed, the more I lost myself to him. Even after every cruelty the Beast visited upon me, I longed for his touch. Even after every savage word he spoke, I begged for his lips. I thought the worst thing he could take was my body. I was to naïve to guard my heart.
Once upon a time, I thought love was a fairytale.
Now I know better than to speak of happily ever after.


Wow. This is my first Mary Catherine Gebhard book and all I can say is WOW! This book is so much more than just a romance novel.This book is about two people fighting their way to each other (maybe) with so many people against them. Beast is a very complicated man who has fought his way to the top and wants to keep it that way. But now that he has Frankie he doesn’t know where to go now. Frankie has no idea what she has gotten into when she takes her fathers place for his debt. But she finds it is not what she thought. I loved this book and could not put it down!

About Beauty:
Once upon a time, I thought love was a fairytale.
My prince was a Beast with blood on his hands and ice in his veins. My family offered to save me. The only price: leaving the tattered pieces of my heart behind.
Our love was irrational. Cruel. Unforgiving. Nothing like the story books said it should be—but it was perfect.
The longer we were apart, the more I lost myself. He was vicious and domineering, but I craved the submission. Together we were destructive, but I was addicted to the devastation. Still, I thought titles mattered. To my family I was princess, and to the Beast I was slave. I was to naïve to understand that even though he’d been my captor, he’d broken the shackles on my soul.
Once upon a time, I thought love meant happily ever after.
Now I know better.


I will say there was a lot of this part of the book I did not see coming. Of course, I won’t tell you what those parts are but man there was some OMG moments. Those are parts of the book that I love. Keep me surprised! I really am happy I waited to read the first book till this one was out, man I would have been on pins and needles to read this one. This book answered a lot of questions from the first book and took the story to a whole nother level. Loved Beast and Frankie’s love story. It is diffidently their own. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my own review.


Duet: Addiction
Author: Vivian Wood
Reading Source: ARC
Book 1: Addiction
Book 2: Obsession
Book 1: Addiction
Book 2: Obsession

About Addiction
From Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author Vivian Wood
It started innocently enough. Beautiful Harper gave Sean those eyes… those eyes that meant, yes, take me. But Harper didn’t know Sean’s secrets… She didn’t know that he liked it rough.
More than rough. He liked to dominate. To punish. To degrade. It was the only way that the black hole in his soul wouldn’t swallow him up.
He would push her a little too far, and she would run. They all ran, eventually.
But that’s not what happened… when he put his hands around her throat and squeezed, Harper moaned. When he told her to stay away, she didn’t listen, misbehaving until she got spanked. When he took out the handcuffs, there was excitement in her eyes, mixed with a little fear.
The doe-eyed redhead liked it. More than that, she wanted it. She said so, time and again.
That’s the thing about sexy strangers, though… you never know what they’re hiding. And Harper is carrying a burden so heavy that even Sean’s secrets pale in comparison.


Holy sh$t! What a book. Addiction is so much more than just about two people and sex. This story is about two people with major problems but find themselves together and are able to forget those troubles even for a night. But as we all know we can never forget or runaway from our issues.
This story is freaking wonderful and I could not put it down. I can’t wait for the next one!
I voluntary read an advance reader copy for my honest review.

About Obsession

Secrets can kill.
Harper wanted Sean to dominate her, to degrade her… and she loved every second of it. Every hot, gasping-for-breath, clenching-the-sheets moment. She loved to have him looming over her, dictating her every move. She got off on it.
But now it’s too real. Their relationship has gotten complicated and dark, fast.
For Sean, Harper is more than just a good f*ck. She’s quickly becoming an obsession. When she pulls him from the fire yet again, he can’t pretend that she’s not the center of his world.
But Harper’s got secrets too, and hers are twice as deadly. When she finally starts to unravel, they will both have to find a way to save themselves — and each other — if they want to stay together.



518Eh9aRUULTitle: Dirty Little Secret
Author: Jess Bently
Reading Source: ARC
Star Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

About Dirty Little Secret
She’s a dirty little…
How do I put this?
Sister? Fantasy? Virgin?
My best friend’s little sister.
The one girl always at the top of my ‘to-do’ list.

The rift between our families started when she was just a teenager.
When she shows up at my penthouse door half a decade later,
I won’t let her stay a virgin for long.
We may not be able to put a stop to their feud.
But we can become each other’s dirty little secret.

What happens when the secret grows too big?
When the secret is not one, but two babies in her belly?

Yea I wasn’t too thrilled with this book at the beginning. But once I got into it, I started liking it more and more. I will say that it isn’t the best work of Jess. I liked her others more. And I think it was because the characters seem to force the chemistry issue for a bit. And I didn’t like that. But after a bit, they seem to find their steam. And Bae was kind of bitch sometimes.
I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.



Title: Wreck Me
Author: Lane Hart
Star Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

About Wreck Me
I never expected to fall for a younger woman, but she’s all I think about.

She knows how much I want her, too. That’s why the beautiful tease is trying her best to break me.

Like being caught in the riptide, she’s impossible to resist.

And no matter how hard I try, I can’t stay away.

She’s completely wrecked me.

Pretty damn good book. The beginning makes you take a step back, just due to the pettiness of the girls. But that quickly gets put aside when Riley and Brody finally make a go at it. This is a must read! I voluntary read an advance reader copy for my honest review.



Author: Willow Winters
Series: A #sinsandsecrets Series
Reading Source: ARC/BOUGHT
Book 1: Imperfect (Duet 1)
Book 2: Unforgiven (Duet 2)
Book 3: Damaged (Duet 1)
Book 4: Scarred (Duet 2)
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Book 1: Imperfect
Book 2: Unforgiven
Book 3: Damaged
Book 4: Scarred


About Imperfect:
In a city ruled by corruption and powerful men, only the ruthless survive.
And that’s just what I am. Like father, like son. The life I lead is riddled with black tie affairs and dark secrets.
A simple mistake destroyed a woman I knew nothing about. She was only a name and a beautiful face in a photograph. Her fairytale life was shattered, but I didn’t give a damn.
Or at least I thought I didn’t care, until she stumbled into me.
One look, and I was tempted.
One taste, and I was hooked.
It wasn’t supposed to turn into this. She’s a good girl from the Upper East Side, innocent and naive. She’s ashamed to be moving on so quickly.
Especially with a man like me. Someone who could tarnish her sterling reputation and make the crack in her picture-perfect frame splinter even deeper.
We both know this was only meant to be a one-time thing. But I’ll never have my fill of her.
Now she has me wrapped around her little finger, using me to get through her pain. I’m addicted to her soft moans and the way her nails scratch down my back.
I’m starting to need her just as much as she needs me.
I’ll protect her from the truth as long as I can.
But even if she finds out, I’m not letting her leave me.
She’s mine now.


Willow brings another 5-star story to life. Mason and Jules have no reason to be together. They have no history, friends, business, or associates that would bring them together, nothing other than fate really.

When Jules is finally ready to heal from Herr husbands death she ends up meeting Mason. Mason, knows Jules in a way he hopes she will never find out.

This book will keep you on your toes on just what Mason knows but in the meantime, keep you going with Mason and Jules budding love story. And it is a great start to their story.


About Unforgiven:

The sins of his past can’t be forgiven.
Mason Thatcher gave me chills when I first laid eyes on him. The good kind. The kind that makes your body ache and your heart hammer.
What’s better is that he looked at me the same way.
There was a hunger in his eyes that wouldn’t be sated, and a confidence in his stride that told me I could never run from him. Back then, I didn’t want to.
It’s not fair that his touch eased my pain.
That his lips on mine made my worries vanish.
That his love gave me a reason to breathe again.
With him, I felt complete, as if fate had given me a second chance.
Then I learned the truth: the sins and secrets of what really brought us together.
I knew it was too good to be true, but I could never have imagined he’d be capable of something so cold and cruel. That he was the reason my world crumbled.
There’s no way we can go back to what we once had and it’s not as easy as walking away. He can’t risk me telling his secrets.
I don’t know what choices I have or how I’ll survive this.
What he’s done is unforgivable, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to let me go.

What an ending to Mason and Jules story! The struggle these two go through and how strong Jules has to be is felt throughout this story. Mason is a wonderful hero in this story and deserves the love he finally finds with Jules.

What a wonderful love story. I couldn’t put it down.


About Damaged:

Kat knew better than to get involved with a man like me, all tattoos and muscle. No one in Brooklyn thought it would last, but I wasn’t about to let her get away.
I got her in my bed, and I ruined her for anyone else. I made her mine.
I gave her everything but the truth.
But you can’t outrun your sins forever.
And there’s no end to the damage mine will cause if she ever finds out the truth.

Jesus, just when you think your emotions are safe, you start crying again. This book ripped me apart again and again. The back and forth between Kat and Evan is so true to real life and heartbreaking that it was almost too painful to read at times. And the “ending” Jeez I can’t wait to see what happens next.
I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.


About Scarred:
Kat was never supposed to be mine, Not with my reputation.
But the way her lips tasted, the way her curves felt under my hands… I couldn’t let go.
So I gave her everything—my life, my heart, my ring.
She made me a better man, but I still wasn’t good enough to keep her.
I should have known it would end this way.
But I’m not a man who gives up. I made her stay once, and I’ll do it again.
Just watch me.

As always Willow brings her duet to a wonderful end. Kat and Evan have had a long journey and deserve a happy ending. With this conclusion you start where the last one ended and jump into the fair of what is going on. Evan has a lot of explaining to do and Kat has a lot of emotions to deal with and a half ass husband is not cutting it.

These two characters are so beautiful and their story is wonderfully told. It also has a wonderful supporting cast, in Mason and Jules. And hopefully we will see what is going on with Suzette and her mystery man next.
I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.




    Title: Savage
Author: L.A. Fiore
Reading Source: ARC
Star Rating:  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

About Savage:

They call him a monster.
Pale blue eyes as cold as ice that see right through you.
He’s hard.
He’s damaged.
He’s dangerous.
He lives in a castle fit for a fairy tale, but he’s no prince.
He’s savage.
He’s brutal.
He’s a killer.
By an act of fate, our worlds collide.
They call him a monster, but he is my salvation.

Holy crap. This is such a heartbreaking story of loss, neglect, tragedy, hope, friendship, and finally, love and total acceptance.

Brochan was raised as no child should be raised. And although he had a couple of protectors they only had so much they could do. Brochan becomes a man who rights wrongs the only way he knows how but in the process doesn’t let anyone come close to him other than the ones he already had since childhood.

Lizzie had the opposite of a childhood. Total neglect of both parents and bullying of other children from boarding school has made her a loner and strong. So when an opportunity comes to her to go to Scotland and learn of a family she had no idea she had. While she is there she meets Brochan.

This is a beautifully written book that I could not put down. I loved it. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review. Saying that read this book! #MustRead #OneClick 


119f8-mr2bblackwell2bebook2bcoverTitle: Mr. Blackwell’s Bride
Author: Sienna Blake
Reading Source: ARC
Star Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

About Mr. Blackwell’s Bride

This marriage was supposed to be another business deal. My latest investment, a means to an end… I need an heir. Which means I want her belly swollen with my child before the year is out.
She was supposed to be my perfect little bride. Quiet. Uncomplicated. Unemotional.
I didn’t foresee the stunning firecracker who tumbled into my life and woke things in me I thought were long dead. I didn’t count on her turning my world upside down.
And I definitely didn’t plan on falling for this beauty.

This marriage was supposed to be my sacrifice. A way to save my father, a means to an end… I need to remain childless. So I can exit the contract at the end of the year.
He was supposed to be a boring old man. Distant. Uncomplicated. Passionless.
I didn’t foresee the rude, arrogant and beautiful brute who made my body react like fire and smoke. I didn’t count on their being more underneath his gruff exterior.
And I’m definitely not supposed to fall in love with the beast.

So this is my first Sienna Blake book and I LOVED it. There are so much emotion and love brought into this story that I could not put it down. I had no idea what was going to happen on the next page that I just had to keep going. These two characters are in so much pain when they meet and all you want to do is see where it takes them. And man does it take you on a journey. This is a journey of discovery, growing up, and finally finding love. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.


Series: Fairy Tale Retailing
Author: Measha Stone
Book 1: Beast
Book 2: Tower
Book 1: Beast
Book 2: Tower

About Beast:

Wouldn’t you give up everything for the one you love?

When Ellie’s father is taken by a group of thugs planning to take his life in exchange for his debts, it’s no surprise she goes running straight into the beast’s lair. After all, Ellie Stevens has been her father’s keeper for as long as she can remember.

However, Ashland Titon isn’t a man of mercy. If you owe, you pay. End of story. His unrelenting control has built his empire, and he’s not going to give over that power now. But when Ellie charges into his life with her demands and possibilities of sweet surrender, her offer proves too tempting to pass up.

Yet there’s more at play here than just working off a debt. There are secrets buried in the shadows, and dangerous desires to be explored. While the two of them dance to a sensual beat, outside forces threaten Ashland’s empire and Ellie must decide where her heart truly lies – and what she’s truly willing to risk for love.


This is my first Measha Stone story and I have to say I really really enjoyed it. She retells Beauty and the Beast in an interesting and very sexual way.

When Ellie goes to save her father from his gambling debt and gives herself up to protect him she has little idea on what she really is getting into.

Ash is the man her father owes a lot of money to. Everyone knows he is into bad things. Ellie expects that she will be put into his Annex, but is surprised when he chooses to keep her for himself. What Ash puts her through is a mental and sexual game that she is not ready for and in the end neither is he.

I really liked Ellie and Ash does redeem himself at the end. Good book.


About Tower:

I took Azalea from her tower. She didn’t come willingly, but she’s not going anywhere. She’s staying right where I have her. No matter her demands for freedom.

Azalea thinks the world outside is full of wonder and beauty. She has no clue about the danger that lurks within every shadow. And hell if I don’t want to keep her from finding out.

She’s sheltered but not stupid and damn is she gorgeous. That long stark blonde hair and those crystal blue eyes hits me in the gut every time I look at her.

The fire in her spirit only makes me crave her more. But, there’s secrets in her world. Secrets I intend to uncover and protect her from.

What’s not a secret? Azalea will belong to me.


In Tower, we get Peter’s story. We met Peter in Beast and found that he is a strong character but also enjoyed the DS side of the bedroom.

Peter doesn’t take crap from anyone, he is second in command for his cousin and knows what to do with it. So when he goes with one of his guys for a collection to a house whom he already knows is in there, there really was no way to talking him out of his plan.

Azalea is a beauty stuck in a Tower of her mothers making. She is not allowed to leave the house unless she is surrounded by her mother’s men. So when men come into the house and take her for payment she fights and knows hell will be made.

Azalea and Peter are a great couple once they get to that point. But the push and pull is also a great ride. I enjoyed this story and am interested to see where Measha goes next.

Series: Kings MC Romance #2
Author: Betty Shreffler
Book 1: Castle of Kings
Book 2: Clipped Wings
Book 1: Castle of Kings
Book 2: Clipped Wings

 About Castle of Kings:

Jake F*cking Castle
When he walks into a room, he owns it. He consumes my very breath and melts my delicate little panties. From the moment he set eyes on me, he decided I was his. No one – not even my brother, Nix – was going to tell him otherwise. It doesn’t matter that Nix is President of the Kings MC Club. Jake wants what he wants, and he’ll set out to get it, whatever the cost. Jake may be an arrogant a**hole, but there’s no denying the hold he has over me. His fierce, carnal need to make me his, and his alone, is a snare I can’t escape. And truth be told, I don’t want to. But when my life becomes threatened, Jake Castle is the only man my brother trusts to protect me. He knows Jake will do anything to keep me safe.


For my first Betty Shreffler book i have to say I really did enjoy it.
The back and forth of if they will be together or not was sometimes a little much, but it added to the drama at the end.
I enjoyed these characters and the story and can’t wait to read more.

About Clipped Wings:

They call me the Devil’s assassin. It’s true. I have blood on my hands.As the VP of the Serpents, my life is driven by loyalty, honor, brotherhood.Until I see her.Too young, too innocent. Mine to claim. What I am, what I do, can never reach her. My dark secrets are scars I bear alone.I’m torn between my duties and the woman I’ll die to protect.Until…they try to take what’s mine.


Another great story! It took a bit but the connection finally came. I absolutely loved Dom! And I had to keep reminding myself that Erika is just 18. She and her family are going through so much and hooked on the drug issue that it breaks your heart. This club is not a nice family club. This story is full of triggers so be warned.
I really loved these characters and this story line blew me away. I had to finish this story in one sitting.
I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.

Series: Blood Duet
Author: Maria Luis
Book 1: Sworn
Book 2: Defied
Book 1: Sworn
Book 2: Defied

About Sworn:

I bow to no man.

The words are tattooed on my skin, just as they’re branded on my heart.

But I never planned for Sergeant Lincoln Asher, a man as deceptive as he is cold. His dominance sets my teeth on edge . . . and my body on fire. He won’t stop until I’m his, but I’m not his to take.

My secrets bind me—and blind me.

I live in the shadows of New Orleans. Hidden and protected in the underworld I call home. I know who I am.

I vow never to kneel before a man…

Save one.

And he will be my downfall.


What a great freaking book!! I devoured my first Maria Luis book.

This story starts out with a bang and keeps you guessing all the way to the end, which of course ends on a cliff. But that is okay TRUST ME!

Avery is a 13-year-old girl when she ends up on the streets. She has to become unknown and a shadow to stay safe. Now at 25, she has become many people but she is Avery Washington a tarot card reader. She is a loner that has secrets that could get her killed, or so she believes.

Lincoln Asher has a history that is not pretty. He is a detective, killer, drug runner, and so much more. But in the very core of his soul, he has a heart, it just hasn’t beat for a very long time. But when he meets Avery on chance, he finds a young woman that defies everything he believes and sees him for what he could become not what he was.

I loved this story and couldn’t wait for the next one.

About Defied:

I am both a sinner and a saint, but I bleed vengeance.   For years, I’ve lived in the grey… until her.   Avery Washington didn’t belong in the shadows, but I dragged her into the darkness anyway.   One kiss, and I would stop at nothing to possess her.   One caress, and my need to destroy wavered.   Our attraction was poison and pleasure.   They say the devil recognizes his own, but I never saw Avery coming.   She’s determined to light the matchsticks, and I can’t resist going down in flames…

Again what a rollercoaster ride. I haven’t felt a hangover like this in a while. Maria brings you right into the middle of these peoples lives and drops you in. Love it!

Now we know more about what is going on with Avery and Lincoln. We have their past and some of what they want for their future. But man we have no idea the depths these bad people will go to get what they want. And what they want is the city of New Orleans.
Avery and Lincoln need each other and whatever friends they still have at the end of this to come out alive. But what secrets will they find and what secrets might tear them apart?

I loved this duet and I will be reading more of Maria’s books. I am a big fan now.

 Series:  A Stern Family Saga
Author: Monique Orgeron
Book 1: Art of Seduction
Book 2: Art of Forgiveness
Book 3: Art of War
Book 4: Art of Loyalty
Book 5: Art of Survival -Part 1
Book 6: Art of Survival- Part 2
Book 1: Art of Seduction
Book 2: Art of Forgiveness
Book 3: Art of War
Book 4: Art of Loyalty
Book 5: Art of Survival- Part 1
Book 6: Art of Survival- Part 2

About Art of Seduction:

Love was never supposed to be part of the end game.
Fallon’s life has been a road paved in misery and loneliness.
Then one day, she’s propositioned with a way to change it all.
From that day forward, Fallon planned on never looking back.
Until, she met her target, the man who could destroy everything.
Fallon’s a survivor, but can she survive him?
Gabriel is independent and brutal.
He learned early on about his mother’s games.
For years his mother has tried to control every aspect of his life.
He was born to be her successor, but he refused to be her chess piece.
When a mysterious woman shows up, Gabriel’s life is turned upside down.
Is she his mother’s pawn?
Soon they will learn that the games Gabriel’s mother, Catherine Stern plays are for keeps.
Secrets and deception always find a way of being revealed.


Not what I expected

At first, I wasn’t sure what I was getting into with this story.
So at first, Catherine turned me off, she was almost like a pimp, but by the end of this book I was loving her and crying for her. Catherine shows up at the diner that Fallon is working at. She tells Fallon that if she wants to make anything of her life then she should walk out with her and become someone.
So over the next few years, Catherine trains Fallon to become a sophisticated woman. But there is a reason for everything that Catherine does.

Fallon knows why she is doing this. She wants a better life for herself. She is hoping that everything that Catherine is doing will pan out. That includes marrying Gabriel, Catherine’s son. But when she finally meets him, she wants more than just his ring. She wants his heart also.

Gabriel has lived his whole life watching his mother make decisions for the business. He knows when he meets Fallon that everything Catherine says is not true and that something is up. But he will be damned if he can stay away from her. But he will also not play his mothers game. But Fallon just might be more than he ever planned for.

These characters are beautiful and so well written. I couldn’t put this story down. I loved this story and am excited to read the next story.

About Art of Seduction:

Can love survive years of pain?
Liam Stern lived a charmed and carefree life. Always surrounded by friends, he was the boy who could have any girl he wanted and did.
Until Avery.
She was pure and innocent. She was the one he never saw coming.
She was the only thing that mattered, but the time came for him to fulfill his destiny. To protect Avery from a life she was not made for, he would have to give up the one thing he loved most in this world: her.
Now the decisions made years ago come back to cost them both, dearly.
Avery Edwards was a good girl, never stepping out of line, always the obedient daughter.
Until Liam showed her everything she was missing in her life: love.
Liam was her future, or at least she thought.
Until he broke her.
That was the beginning of her nightmare.
After years apart, Liam and his family hold her future in their hands. Rebuilding a girl who no longer cares to live.
After years of hating Liam, can Avery truly give him her forgiveness?
***This book contains sensitive subject matter***


Sometimes forgiveness is harder than love. This book is all about forgiveness. Liam and Avery were in love when they were in high school. But Liam never wanted anyone to know about it. Avery had a hard time in high school and Liam had a horrible ex-girlfriend.

When Liam finds out what the family business is he feels Avery is too pure to come into his life anymore and lies to her to break her heart. Years later when he goes to save his sister-in-law (last book) he finds Avery in a dungeon. Little does he know she had been missing for weeks.

Know Avery has to heal. Avery and Liam find that healing is the easy part. But forgiving for Avery is the hardest part for her.

This book is emotional, hard, and sexy at parts. I loved Catherine in this story. She has become such a great character. Fallon and Avery are great additions to the Stern family and I am excited to read the next book!

About Art of War:

War is inevitable, but who will win?
The minute Murphy Larussa stepped foot in New Orleans, her life changed forever.
Murphy was meant to remain in the shadows, hidden from prying eyes, like any good bastard.
She finds herself hunted by a dangerous family for a debt she has no knowledge of.
Everyone wants her gone, but they underestimate her. She refuses to allow them to push her back into obscurity. From now on, everyone will know her name because she is here to stay and claim what is rightfully hers.
There will be a war, one Murphy is hell bent on winning!
Sent on a hunt for a person who owes his family, Zander will not stop until he has his man.
How was he to know who he would find?
Murphy Larussa is not what any of them saw coming.
So unexpected, she’s the only woman to ever bring the great Zander Stern to his knees.
Now he will do anything to protect her, even if that means protecting her from his own family.
Everyone wants a war.
He will give them one, but this is a war he plans on winning!


I was so excited to finally read Zanders story. And man what a story it was.

Zander is the fun-loving one in the family. From the very first book, he said that he would be honored if Catherine would find him a wife. But we all knew that it wasn’t something that he was waiting on. He went about his life working and womanizing like always. But when he is tasked to find a Murphy Jr he is stumped. Everywhere he looks he can’t find him. But he does find a beautiful redhead that he can’t get out of his head.

Murphy ends up being a chick. Murphy is a no-nonsense woman that doesn’t take crap from anyone and that includes Zander and the Stern family. She ends up pissing a lot of people off when she takes over her dads casino, and even when Catherine gives her an out, marry Zander and keep some control of her casino. What will Murphy do?

I loved this book. Murphy kicked butt and Zander falls in love. Catherine finally has to come to some terms with her past. And we learn some more about what she will do to protect her family. And we all know she will do anything for that. The ending is explosive. I can’t wait to see what is next. I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.

About Art of Loyalty:

In life there are things that will never leave you and loyalty that can never be broken.
As a boy, Vincent Stern suffered abuse that continues to haunt him long after the physical scars have healed.
His hatred turned into a need for revenge.
That need turned into guilt that would never leave him, creating a darkness in his life, festering and tormenting his mind.
But with all his darkness comes light.
A woman he never even considered, could one day become his home.
Does she possess the ability to save him from himself?
Sometimes life makes decisions for you.
Isn’t it funny how things turn out when life forces your hand?
In tragedy you do things you would never see yourself doing.
Choices had to be made, even if she was too young to make them.
She will never regret those decisions, but she will also never allow herself to dream beyond the life that she has already resigned herself to.
Until one night, her life changes and with it, her heart.
Can they save each other and find the love they both deserve?

About Art of Survival- Part 1

You think you know me? You think you know what I have been through?
My life, like I said before, has been written through my sons’ lives.
But not all.
Once, there was a girl, who was left alone in this world to fight and defend herself.
She did exactly that and became,
Catherine Stern.
Becoming someone, I wasn’t, was not easy.
It came with strings that strangled every part of my old self out.
The girl I once was would have to be destroyed and replaced with a woman who would rule.
A woman who was a fighter and a survivor.
The problem is, I’m not sure I have what it takes to fight anymore battles and endure what is to come.

About Art of Survival- Part 2
If you don’t understand the instinct to merely survive, you will never understand me.I’ve done my penance and paid a heavy price for my choices.It was never for selfish reasons that I became the person I am today.No, I can be called many things but selfish will never be one of them.It was always for them. My children.No regrets and no do-overs.The grim reaper is knocking on my door. It’s my time.I was fine with it. I knew this day would eventually come and I was ready.I was tired of living a life of battles in order to survive. Then I was forced to see how overwhelmingly beautiful life is and how tragically short my days could be.With limited time, I have to find a way to finish my job and get my sons ready for what is in store for them.They want me to fight and I will but in return, they too must fight.Am I ready for the battle of my life?Will they be ready?