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New Review: Ruthless King (A Kings of Rittenhouse Novel) by Maya Hughes with Playlist & Giveaway (5 eARCs of RUTHLESS KING!)

Title: Ruthless KingSeries: Kings of Rittenhouse #3

Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: January 10, 2019
My dick never got me in half as much trouble as my heart…We were high school sweethearts. I was head over heels for her and no one could tell me we weren’t going to last forever. College? Going pro? My family’s money? None of it mattered. She was all I needed.

Then she ripped my heart out. But I’m not going to let that happen again.

She’s back. Invading my life and acting like she was the wronged one. The pain is still there, but I can’t keep my eyes off her. I can’t stop thinking about her and how much was left unsaid between us. Being this close is making me question everything I thought I knew about her.

This time everything will be on my terms. Everything…

Christie’s Review


Oh my goodness, Maya Hughes had control of my emotions from the first pages of this book until I finished the very last line.

Ruthless King is the rollercoaster romance of Emmett and Avery. These two fell hard and fast for each other when they were just in high school. Both of them thought they could achieve their dreams together. However, that wasn’t destiny’s plan for them…at least not at that time. Their breakup was devastating to each of them, especially Emmett as he believed something he thought he knew. But, appearances can be deceiving. Both tried to pick up the pieces and move on. Emmett’s dreams were realized, but Avery was still working on hers. Neither of them were able to move on from one another. When fate brings them together for a summer reunion with friends, they will have to decide whether to go on together or apart. Needless to say, the drama and emotion is at an all-time high.

Both Avery and Emmett had family issues that continued to affect their present day lives. Emmett has never had a good relationship with his family. He could never rely on them. The only thing he could get from them is their money, and it always had strings attached. Avery was the caretaker of her family. She was a mother to her younger sister and tried to help her father, all while putting her dreams on hold. Avery was definitely the stronger of the two, and Emmett would need that strength when secrets are revealed.

I loved both Avery and Emmett as well as their friends. I hated the way in which they broke up, and the two still made immature and hurtful decisions based on their past pain. I wished each of them had just talked and had been honest with each other, but I think they needed to mature. It made them both stronger when they came back together.

I love a good second chance romance, and Maya Hughes gave me one of my favorites. She definitely knows how to tug at your heartstrings. I can’t wait for the next book. She did a great job of setting that one up for us in the epilogue!!!!

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Maya Hughes has always loved romance novels. One look at her Kindle is confirmation. She started writing her first romance novel while pregnant with her third child and she hasn’t looked back. Now, her romance writing addiction has replaced her romance reading addiction.

You can find her writing on her foldable keyboard and phone anytime inspiration strikes. Her sweet and steamy stories range from rockstars to small towns and everything in between. When she’s not writing, she’s playing with her three kids, running errands or vegging on the couch with the love of her life and biggest fan, her husband.

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The Uncompromising Lord Flint (The King’s Elite Book 2) by Virginia Heath Blog Tour with Review & Giveaway (Win 2 x e-copies of The Uncompromising Lord Flint (Open INT)

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The Uncompromising Lord Flint

by Virginia Heath

Imprisoned by her past- Set free by her enemy!

Charged with high treason, Lady Jessamine Fane is under the watchful eye of icily calm Lord Peter Flint. It’s a task this spy won’t be swayed from, no matter how alluring his prisoner! Only it’s not long before Flint realises that tenacious Jess hides a lifetime of pain. With so much at stake, can he afford to take a chance on their powerful attraction?

Christie’s Review


The Uncompromising Lord Flint is a great addition to an already great series!!!! It is the story of romance between two very unlikely people.

Lady Jessamine is a prisoner who is accused of treason and is on her way back to England to face them. Flint is the man who in charge of bringing her back. All the evidence points to her guilt, but things aren’t always how they appear as Flint will soon discover.

One of my favorite things about Virginia Heath are her characters, and I loved both Jessamine and Flint. Both are fiery and have been burned in the past, so they have some trust issues. However, they can’t stop the attraction that they feel towards one another. Both will do what they can to fight it, but thankfully, they won’t succeed on that point.

Heath always creates a female lead that is strong, intelligent, and beautiful in a time period in which women weren’t seen more than a possession by men. Jessamine is no different…she isn’t only a survivor but a fighter! Flint, like other male leads in Heath’s novels, respect the women they love and treat them as partners. I have come to love that about her writing.

The storyline is full of adventure and romance that sizzles with chemistry. The setting for this one is a bit different. Much of it is on a ship and not in places like grand homes or ballrooms. That makes it unique. I also have come to appreciate the way in which Heath gives readers both POVs, but it isn’t done in alternating chapters. She is one of those rare writers who can flawlessly seam that into the storyline itself.

If you are looking for a romance with fiery characters, sizzling chemistry, and grand adventure, look no further than this book!


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When Virginia Heath was a little girl it took her ages to fall asleep, so she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling. As she got older, the stories became more complicated, sometimes taking weeks to get to the happy ending. Then one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down. Despite that, it still takes her forever to fall asleep.

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The Fallback by Mariah Dietz Blog Tour with Review

Today we are celebrating the release of THE FALLBACK, a standalone, contemporary romance title by Mariah Dietz! It is the book many readers and bloggers are calling Mariah’s best work to date. It’s FREE with KindleUnlimited.


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THE FALLBACK by Mariah Dietz

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Breaking up is hard to do.

It’s even harder when you’re not expecting it.

Brooke Jensen is a planner. Not only in her personal life but also professionally as one of the most sought after event planners in Chicago.

But, when the ideal life she built for herself, complete with handsome, long-term boyfriend and perfect apartment crumbles, she realizes there are some things you just can’t plan for.

While trying to start anew from her best friend’s guest room and discovering the best doughnuts in the city, an idea sparks to life when she meets Levi. He’s intriguing, funny, and shockingly good-looking, and what had been a few stray thoughts becomes a new passion for Brooke, a blog detailing learning how to be single. The project introduces Brooke to new people and experiences, and keeps returning her back to Levi.

But, Brooke learns kismet may have been wrong when she learns Levi is the last person she should be interested in.

Falling for the wrong guy once has Brooke hesitant to start a new relationship, but Levi is quickly proving that The Fallback might be even better.

Christie’s Review


“It’s difficult to always strive for perfection and then accept that sometimes perfection isn’t what we’d originally thought it was. Sometimes perfection is what we didn’t see. What we didn’t know. Sometimes, perfection is the fallback.”


Mariah Dietz has given her readers a story packed with emotions, a beautiful romance, some twists I didn’t see coming, and most importantly, an important life lesson.

Brooke has some serious trust issues, and she has every right to have them. She has grown to expect people to hurt her and eventually abandon her. That impacts all aspects of her relationships. Her only friend is Felicity, and she has a good relationship with her Grammy. She has never been able to give her heart freely or completely to anyone. However, when Levi enters her life, she will have to face her issues. Will Levi finally be the one whom Brooke gives her heart to?

Levi is the whole package. He is intelligent, sexy, and has a heart of gold. He, like Brooke, has had his heart broken, but he realizes she is the one for him. He is incredibly patient with her. He isn’t perfect as readers will discover, but neither is Brooke. Every decision he makes, he does it with her heart in mind.

The story was well-written, and as I mentioned earlier, Dietz has some surprises in store. Those added more depth to the romance between Brooke and Levi. While this is a romance, it’s also a story about a young woman discovering who she is and loving herself despite her imperfections.

I love when a writer has a deeper meaning within the pages of a book, and Dietz is one of those writers who has a talent for this. She has left me with a precious little gem. People aren’t perfect, and life isn’t perfect. It can be painful at times. As she showed me through her secondary characters, such as Felicity, her Grammy, and yes even, Catherine, life is about the people who love you. Instead of concentrating on those people who don’t care about you, bask in the love and joy of those who do. Life is much better that way. Thanks, Mariah Dietz for reminding me of that.



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Mariah Dietz lives with her husband and three sons, who are the axis of her crazy and wonderful world in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Mariah grew up in a tiny town outside of Portland, Oregon, where she spent most of her time immersed in the pages of books that she both read and created.

She has a love for all things that include her family, good coffee, books, traveling, and dark chocolate. She’s also obsessed with Christmas ornaments and all things Disney.


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