Romantic Suspense

Series: Kings of Texas by HJ Bellus Includes Whiskey & You 📖Review📖


 Title: Whiskey & You
Series: Kings of Texas #1
Author: HJ Bellus
Publisher: Crave Publishing

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 20, 2018

 Sometimes it’s the
hero who ends up needing a lifeline…
Jack Jarvis York is a ruthless and vindictive oil tycoon who knows no

boundaries when he’s been double-crossed. Debtors beware. He’ll slit your
throat for a nickel. And make no mistake, he will collect.You never screw with a man’s pride, money, or oil. It’s Texas Law. Unwritten,
yet gospel. They don’t call him the king of Texas for nothing.When a debtor can’t come up with his money, JJ takes his wife as collateral…What starts out as a trade-off between bitter men turns into an emotional
collision of desire and forbidden love so dangerous, it threatens to destroy
even the strongest of empires.No amount of money will ever rebuild everything that’s been shattered. Jack is
left standing in the middle of his own chaos.Greed and power are the least of his worries now. Death is knocking on his
front door, wanting to collect.The woman he’s given his heart to just might become his collateral this time
around. Past sins may trump everything…

 ~~My Review for Whisky & You~~

Be warned there is nothing sweet about this book. This book will tear you apart and spit you out. I came into this story thinking one thing. And then from the very first sentence, I could NOT stop reading. I read this book in one sitting.

JJ is nothing of what you think when you start the first chapter. I was so up in the air after the first couple chapters. I wanted to not like him and was for sure going to hate him. But once the story started to develop I LOVED him. What a tragic alpha man. He is so misunderstood and he deserved everything that comes to him.

Navy, holy crap. That girl is a warrior in every sense. No matter what Jordan has done to her, she comes up fighting. Even if it is being quiet and looking small, she is still fighting. I have no idea how she does it. But JJ is there to save her.

These two have a romance that is wonderful to read. And the other characters are just as wonderful. The ending is great and I can’t wait to read Kemps story! I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.

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HJ Bellus is a small town girl who loves the art of storytelling. When not making readers laugh or cry, she’s a part-time
livestock wrangler that can be found in the middle of Idaho, shotgunning a beer while listening to some Miranda Lambert on her Beats and rocking out in her boots.
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Series: La Asesina Bonita by Michelle Brown Includes- Pretty Killer & The Reaper

Title: The Reaper
Series: Book Two of the La Asesina Bonita Duet
Author: Michelle Brown
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Mafia
Release Date: April 5, 2018

Cover Designer: Raven Designs

Anthony’s hands are drenched in blood as The Reaper, he’s become accustomed to it.
He wanted Rosalina’s empire. 
He would have stopped at nothing to take it . 
But instead, she stole his heart.
What happens when The Reaper is told to “handle” the Pretty Killer?
This is book two of the La Asesina Bonita Duet 

Warning: this book will contain triggers and is intended for a mature audience 18+

Michelle Brown has always been an avid reader and music lover. She lives in a small town located in North Carolina. She spends her off time reading for her blog A Woman & Her Books, when she isn’t with her husband and son. She is a debut author, but is a personal assistant to some of the top dark romance authors in the genre. ‘’Pretty Killer, La Asesina Bonita’ is her debut novella.



Whisper in the Dark by Leteisha Newton📖Review📖




 I was captured…That’s just the beginning of my tale. I’ve survived Purgatory, abuse, and near death. In that abandoned farmhouse I nearly lost everything, but Jacob saved me. We were trapped in this hell together, giving each other the strength to hold on. I fell into darkness with my captor’s son.Until I left him behind.She was perfect, my Alana. Brilliant and full of pain. She understood my darkness and fueled the fire. When she left, I waited patiently to find her, and in her honor, I killed men who took away from innocents. Then I found her…She’s deadly now, a killer too, and perfectly mine. It was beautiful to behold, but she belongs in a cage. My cage. She’ll love me again, or I’ll expose her dirty secrets for the world to see while going down in flames with her. In darkness, it’s most definitely till death do us part.

Warning: This book is full of triggers. It’s wicked dark, with created evil falling in love. People die. They are hurt horribly. The bad guys get away, and there is no apology for it. Hardcore trigger within these pages.



Leaving me to my misery, Master and the doctor left the room to speak in harsh whispers in the hallway. Curling myself into a ball, I kept crying harder and harder until I was gasping for breath. Master threw a glare my way before leading the doctor far away from my room.
The pain, the loss, shot through me like I was taking a bullet to the heart. How could I have done this? How could I put my precious little one through something this awful? I was as bad as Master. I was a monster like him. Crying harder at my thoughts, my eyes caught on the doorway in time to see someone peeking in. My body relaxed in one great whoosh. Jacob was here. He slipped into the room and crept into the bed with me. Ignoring the blood and filth on the towels, for the first time, Jacob took me into his arms. I curled into his chest, inhaling his clean, crisp scent through the tears.
“I’m sorry, Alana. I couldn’t get here sooner, and I can’t stay here long. He’ll come back soon.”
It didn’t matter. He was here now, and I clung to him, curling my fingers into his shirt and holding on desperately. In his arms, the pain dulled, and I could handle it. I could cry into his chest and be held. I could be fragile, and he’d catch the broken pieces. His lips trailed up the side of my neck, soft kisses that pushed away the agony and warmed me.
“You can do it. You’re strong enough. Hold on a little longer,” he whispered into my skin. I believed it because he did too.
So I lifted my face so his lips could touch mine.
Soft and warm, his mouth was different. He slipped over the scars of my abuse and filled in the cervices left behind. Maybe it was the medicine making me fanciful, but I thought I could ask for this. That maybe I would ask him to take me. That I’d like to have him. But then, he was pulling away.
“I have to go. I’ll be with you later. Look for me.”
And as fast as he’d come, he was gone, but the pain was behind a wall, one he’d built high. He gave me strength, and I would use it to survive. I’d done the right thing, as horrible as it was, and I knew he didn’t judge me for it. We’d done this together, and it made the load easier to bear. Master stomped his way back into the room, face scarlet and chest heaving like a locomotive. I wanted to cringe at his bald fists, but I couldn’t move. I was too tired, or too resigned maybe, to care.

~~ My Review for Whisper in the Dark~~

This is one of the most screwed up books I have read in a long time. But oh man did I love it. I guess it takes a special person to love these kinds of books.

Alana Masters is kidnapped at 18 years old. She is then held for almost 2 years. She is rapped, beaten, whipped, and tormented in ways you can’t imagine. Her only solace is the boy that is her age, Jacob. He is Masters son.

Master doesn’t treat Jacob any better than the toys (the women he kidnapped). But now that Alana is there, Jacob has someone to fight for.
When Jacob and Alana find a way out, Alana runs and never goes back for Jacob, but she doesn’t give away his involvement.

Years later Alana has turned into Nila Winters and is a therapist for the worse offenders of sexual misconduct towards young children. But what she does in her spare time is what gets her going. And when Jacob finally finds her, well that just makes this couple even hotter.

I loved this book and will make it my mission to read more from her. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.


 Writing professionally since 2008, LeTeisha Newton’s love of romance novels began long before it should have. After spending years sneaking reads from her grandmother’s stash, she finally decided to pen her own tales. As many will do during their youth, she bounced from fantasy, urban literature, mainstream, interracial, paranormal, heterosexual, and LGBT works until she finally rested in contemporary romance.
LeTeisha is all about deep angst and angry heroes who take a bit more loving to smooth their rough edges. Love comes in many sizes, shapes, and colors, as well as with—or without—absolute beauty and fairy tale sweetness. She writes the darker tales because life is hard … but love is harder.

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Series: Old Money Roulette Trilogy by Natalie Bennett Includes- Queen of Diamonds, King of Hearts, & Ace of Spades

Series: Old Money Roulette Trilogy
Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Queen of Diamonds Release: April 20, 2018

King of Hearts Release: June 9, 2018
Ace of Spades Release: TBD

His enemy. His partner. His whore.
His mind games. Her morals.
The road to hell…
Well, there is no road to hell.
I already live there.
I was forced to partake in a rigged game of seduction, manipulation, and murder.
 Mateo Remmington is my formidable opponent.
 He makes the devil look like a saint.
He’s immoral.
He’s ruthless.
He’s a goddamn king. 
King of a clandestine empire who sits on a throne covered in innocents’ blood.
 I’ve become his obsession.
He’s becoming my deadly addiction.
 And if I make one wrong move he’ll end my life.
His secrets. Her sanity

The road to hell…
Well, there is no road to hell.
I already live there.

I was forced to partake in a rigged game of seduction, manipulation, and murder.
Mateo Remmington is my formidable opponent.
He makes the devil look like a saint.

He’s immoral.
He’s ruthless.
He’s a goddamn king. 

King of a clandestine empire who sits on a throne covered in innocents’ blood.
I’ve become his obsession.
He’s becoming my deadly addiction.
And if I make one wrong move he’ll end my life.

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Natalie Bennett is the creator of erotic stories that always come with a warning label. She writes about depraved alpha a**holes and women that love to hate them. Her books don’t follow any specific tropes, have no set word counts, and tend to deviate from traditional HEA’s.

When she isn’t in front of her computer she’s spending time with her husband and their three little boys.

Natalie is an avid fan of caramel frappes, horror movies, Shameless, and of course, reading.

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Scoring off the Field by Naima Simone 📖Review📖

Scoring off the Field

by Naima Simone

WAGS, #2

Publication Date: March 12, 2018

Genres: Adult, Entangled: Brazen, Contemporary, Romance, Sports Romance, Standalone



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.


🏈🏈 My Review of Scoring off the Field🏈🏈

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.





USA Today Bestselling author Naima Simone’s love of romance was first stirred by Johanna Lindsey, Sandra Brown and Linda Howard many years ago. Well not that many. She is only eighteen…ish. Though her first attempt at a romance novel

starring Ralph Tresvant from New Edition never saw the light of day, her love of romance, reading and writing has endured. Published since 2009, she spends her days—and nights— writing sizzling romances with a touch of humor and snark.

She is wife to Superman, or his non-Kryptonian, less bullet proof equivalent, and mother to the most awesome kids ever. They all live in perfect, sometimes domestically-challenged bliss in the southern United States.

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Merciless by Willow Winters


Title: Merciless
Author: Willow Winters
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Cover Design: Lara, Coverluv
Release Date: May 15, 2018

A ruthless man with a past to hide doesn’t let a soul close to him.
A coldhearted man at war doesn’t risk anything for anyone.
A depraved man with a beautiful woman at his mercy … he doesn’t fall for her.
 She was only a bargaining chip.  Now she’s my property.
own her.
Nothing has thrilled me more than the thought of taking her how I’ve always wanted to.
To break her and make that soft voice of hers whimper with a strangled moan as I ravage her.
 I know better than to give in to temptation and let her distract me from everything that’s at stake.
No matter how badly I crave more of her.
No matter how much the sordid thoughts plague me.
No matter if it’s the one thing that I’ve always wanted more than
anything else …

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Willow Winters is so happy to be a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and #1 Contemporary Bestselling Romance Author. She likes her action hot and her bad boys hotter. She certainly doesn’t hold back on either one in her writing!Willow started writing after having her little girl, Evie, December 2015. All during her pregnancy with Evie she continued to read and she only wanted to read romance. She was reading a book a day — sometimes two.

In January 2016 Willow was staying up late with Evie and just thinking of all these stories. They came to her constantly so she finally sat down and just started writing. She always wanted to do it so she figured, why not? Today Willow cannot be happier for making that decision!


Stakeout by Karen Raines & Brittany Crowley 📖Review📖



Title: Stakeout
A Stalker Novel
Authors: Karen Raines & Brittany Crowley
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 9, 2018




They say sleeping with your best friend is always a bad idea. ALWAYS.
Especially when one of them is falling in love while the other is shouting out another woman’s name…
Furious, embarrassed, heartbroken… I’m feeling it all. So when a month long
PI contract comes up, I’m jumping at the chance to retreat.
One Month.
30 days of solitude seems like the answer I need to get my heart in check.
Nothing but a beautiful beach, the suns warmth on my skin… and of course,
staking out a high profile clients cheating wife.
But as soon as I step on that private jet I know I’m screwed, in more ways than
one. He’s there, all cocky smirk and mouth watering muscles… and now I’m
stuck in close quarters with my heartbreaker best friend.
I can do this, I can work with the devil. We’re professionals, the best of the
But when chaos ensues and our lives are on the line, can I count on him to have my back?
Do I trust him enough to let him?

~My Review of Stakeout~

This review is my first for Karen Raines and I have to say I really enjoyed this story. The characters, ALL of them are wonderful. I laughed, rolled my eyes, and worried about them. The story is strong and the romance is hot.

Colby can be a dick at times, but that is what makes him so awesome. Colby and Bri have been friends for years. So when they have one night of passion and Colby yells out her cousin’s name, Bri doesn’t take it too well. As she shouldn’t. But there is a reason for everything, even this.

Bri and her friends are PI’s, which is awesome, and they have a deep stake in a new client. But Bri might have taken a bite out of something she can’t handle. So Colby comes to her rescue, or so he thinks.

Again this group of characters is great, and the story is awesome. Really enjoyed. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.


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Karen Raines

A self-confessed reading addict, Karen is usually found
either writing or with her nose stuck in a book. Or Adulting because apparently, she should do that too sometimes!

 She’s a lover of wildly inappropriate humour, has an
addiction to swear words and bananas, lands her foot in her mouth daily… but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

 Karen can be summed up with 5 words:

 Friendly, loyal, thankful, funny and above all… Smutty!

Brittany Crowley


Brittany Crowley was born and raised in Massachusetts. She still lives there today with her husband and 3 kids. Getting into the world of romance after she had her first child, she was hooked. Though she had many ideas in her head, Brittany was unsure if she had what it took to become a writer. A few encouraging words and one writing challenge later, she completed her first book. Now you can find her trying to keep up with her crazy kids and writing any chance she gets.