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New Review: Leo (Preston Brothers #3) by Jay McLean

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LEO by Jay McLean is live!! Don’t miss the third book in the New Adult/Coming of Age Series, The Preston Brothers!!

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One single summer changed them forever, and one moment of devastating silence destroyed it all. 

Growing up with six siblings, Leo Preston has always struggled to find his voice.

While his brothers are loud, greedy, and somewhat obnoxious, Leo is forever the quiet one.

The thinker. 

The listener. 

He watches his life pass by as an outsider in his own world, absent and alone. 

Lost.

Until he finds her. 

For Leo, Mia Kovács is like a prize, a gift wrapped in passion and devotion.

And she’s his—his very own secret he doesn’t have to share. 

Together, they can overcome anything…

heartache and destruction, guilt and regret. 

Mia gives Leo everything he didn’t know he needed, 

including her fragile heart. 

The only thing she doesn’t give him… 

are secrets of her own. 

Christie’s Review

5 STARS

“I used to think of you as my sunrise, but in that moment, I realized you were the sun, the stars, the moon, the sky, the ground, and everything in between.” ~Leo~

Leo is one of my top 10 reads of 2020 and an all-time favorite read!!!!

How do you review a book that is beyond words? How do you give it the accolades it so richly deserves? I’m going to do my best, and I’m sure I will fall short!

One summer changes everything for Leo and Mia. Both have their own issues, and they find in each other, someone who sees them for who they are deep down in their souls. They are really just children entering puberty. This is just the very beginning of their journey to discovering themselves as individuals and as a couple. McLean doesn’t rush that journey; that is what makes this book so incredibly special. The book takes place over many years, and I LOVED that!!!

Leo is so completely different from his brothers. While they are loud and can be obnoxious, Leo is the quiet one, always watching and listening. There are times he doesn’t know where he fits in with his family. Mia struggles with abandonment and rejection.These things will impact their future. However, when life throws them curveballs, and boy does it throw them curveballs, they always seem to find their way back to one another.

McLean is a born storyteller. All the ingredients of romance and emotion come together perfectly. She knows how to make you cry tears of sadness and tears of absolute joy. If that wasn’t enough, she threw in some twists I was NOT expecting!!! In addition, she writes so beautifully. If you look carefully, you will see the deeper parts of her writing…the symbolism she uses to tell her readers the story of these two very special characters.

Leo and Mia’s story is one that consumed me…heart and soul! It is one of those rare, rare books that you want to take your time and devour it because the only regret you will have is when you read the very last page!

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Writer. Reader. Mom. Wife. Master of awkward Sarcasm. 

Jay McLean is a full-time reader, writer of New Adult and Young Adult romance, and skilled procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her three boys, investing way too much time on True Crime Documentaries and binge-watching reality TV.

She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.

Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in her dream home where music is loud and laughter is louder.

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New Review: Hard Fall (Trophy Boyfriends #2) by Sara Ney

Release Date: August 18

“Hard Fall”
That’s what my mom is always saying: “The bigger you are, the harder you fall.” She’s talking about love—I’ve never been in it myself, but that doesn’t stop me from secretly matchmaking for my friends. Who would suspect me, a world class athlete, of meddling in other people’s love lives? I love Love, especially when it’s not me who’s doing the falling…

“No Thanks.”
That’s what Hollis Westbrooke said when I asked her on a date. Well, propositioned her, actually—but it was all a big joke; one she doesn’t think is funny. My stomach is in knots since I might actually like this girl so the joke is on me. Hollis’s father is my boss—and she doesn’t date players.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall—especially when biggest player is me.

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Meet Sara Ney


Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. 

Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced lattes, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. 

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Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Hard Fall is exactly why Sara Ney is one of my all-time favorite rom-com writers! I’m so glad she gave her readers Buzz’s story! I was in love with him in Hard Pass, and I fell even harder for him in this one!!! So, this was a perfect title for this book!

Hollis and Buzz might look like a couple who would have nothing in common. Buzz appears to have no cares in the world. He seems so relaxed about everything…nothing is too serious for him. Hollis, on the other hand, is very serious. She is the daughter of his boss, and she wants nothing to do with the family business of baseball. She has made her own way in the world, and she has every intention of continuing that journey. When she meets him, everything she thought she knew about herself and relationships will change…even if she resists at every turn. She will eventually come to realize she has more in common with Buzz than she ever imagined. 

Buzz aka Trace is the BEST!!! He is a flirt, and to be honest with you, I thought he was also a player! Holy moly, I was so wrong! That was the nicest surprise of all! Women completely underestimate him. This is a guy who works on houses, is a member of his mother’s book club,and has just about the biggest heart, who truly cares about others’ happiness. In fact, he is a bit of a matchmaker. If women aren’t completely stereotyping him, they are taking advantage of him. Even Hollis makes judgments about him. The press calls him “America’s Favorite Pastime Playboy.” Hollis wants no part of that. She has had her fill of bad men in the form of her ex and her own father. However, he isn’t going to accept that…nope…not Trace. He is an optimist, and he is going to make Hollis his. We all know what he did to Noah in the first book! 

As she gets to know him more, she realizes he isn’t at all the playboy she thought he was. 

“I was expecting a sarcastic, entitled a**h****, and now that I know for a fact he’s not, I wish I didn’t. I want to go back to the place where I put him in a box, on the shelf, to sit, stereotyped and safely away from my heart.”

Whatever this is with Trace, she begins to see life and even herself differently. She realizes there really are good guys wrapped in the most unlikeliest of packages. She discovers that she can be herself in all her quirkiness with him. 

Ney always gives her readers a fantastic secondary cast of characters…Buzz was the perfect example of this! We are able to see why he is the character he is because of his family. OMG…I loved his mother!!!! Being around them, gives our stubborn Hollis a whole new idea of family…one of love and joy. 

Ney’s awesome sense of humor always shines through in every one of her books, and it is one of the very reasons I love her writing. For instance,  Trace visualizes himself as Jake Ryan and Hollis as Molly Ringwald in the closing scene of Sixteen Candles. By the way, one of my favorite movies of all time, so I LOVED that! However, my absolute favorite is this one….a nod to Silence of the Lambs….

“I have her, I know it–and I plan to keep her, and not in an ‘I’m going to make a lamp out of your skin’ kind of way.” 

OMG, that one had me rolling!!!! If you like a writer who can make you forget about real life for a while, by giving you a book to make you laugh and swoon, that is sweet and spicy, along with great characters, you can never go wrong with Sara Ney!!!!!

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New Review: The Enemy (Haven Grace #4) Prep #by Kelsey Clayton

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Kensington Bradwell doesn’t get told no often.

Not when he built an empire from the ground up.

Not when he became the most powerful man in North Haven.

And definitely not when he met my mother.

A picture-perfect relationship,

a happy family,

and twenty years of marriage—

all thrown away for a man with no morals.

Tearing him down won’t be easy,

but I won’t stop until his empire is in flames.

For my sister. For my father. For me.

I need to find a way to break him.

Lucky for me, the answer just fell into my lap.

Daddy’s little princess may be innocent in all of this,

but Lennon’s about to get caught in the crossfire of revenge.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

 

Kelsey Clayton has done it yet again!!!! This is another winning read for me!!!!

 

I finally got Lennon’s story. I just love this girl. She is passionate, loyal, sweet, and smart. She will have to call on all of her strengths when she meets Cade. They have one chance encounter that sets up perfectly how their road to happiness will be…angst, anger, passion, and finally love! These two are like oil and water. Not only that, Cade’s mother is her father’s new girlfriend. If her father’s new relationship status isn’t surprise enough, just wait until she discovers that Cade, his sister, and their mother are all moving in with them. Yes. things are changing for Lennon!

 

“His last name may be Knight, but he’s far from dressed in shining armor and he’s definitely not her to save me.” ~Lennon~

 

Lennon learns right from the start that she and Cade will not ever be friends. He’s rude and insulting, making judgments about her just because of her father’s wealth. Because of his attitude, she assumes some things about him that might not necessarily be true. It is going to take a lot of time and energy for them to get past these first assumptions. So, yes, this book is full of back and forth and hot and cold, but oh does Clayton make it sooooo good!!!!

 

Cade is out for revenge, and he doesn’t care how he gets it, but Lennon has put an obstacle in his path, without even really knowing it. Cade knows he shouldn’t want her, but he can’t seem to help himself. Something keeps pulling him towards her like a magnet, and there isn’t anything he can do to stop it. Oh yes, he does try to! At every turn, he runs hot and cold with her. He either seems to be kissing her or insulting her, taking away any chance he may have with her. 

 

“She’s nothing but a stuck-up, spoiled trust fund brat with a serious attitude problem. She just also happens to be the one to set my soul on fire.” ~Cade~

 

Lennon is always mad at him, and who could blame her. Like Cade, she knows better than to get involved with him, again, like Cade, she can’t seem to stay away. She is drawn to him, and she wants him to only see her. 

 

You stand here, up in your ivory tower, untouchable to everyone–but not me. No. Mark my words. One day, I’ll claim your mind, your body, your innocence. One day you’re going to be mine.” ~Cade~

 

The chemistry and romance aren’t the only elements that make Clayton’s books so amazing. It’s just the way she tells a story! With every book, I have seen the same characters. With each book, she shows them in a different perspective. For example, Lennon has always been one of my favorite secondary characters. I knew she was sweet and could be sassy. However, when it was time to tell her own story, I got to see her in an entirely different light. I LOVE THAT! That is what Clayton does with each and every character. I discover I like a someone who plays a secondary role, and I can’t wait for them to get their own book. With that said, Kelsey, I’m crossing my fingers that Colby wants to tell us his story too!!!! 

 




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Book 1 – The Sinner

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Book 3 – The Rebel

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Kelsey Clayton is a 29-year-old mother of two from a small town in lower Delaware. Born and raised in New Jersey, she discovered her love for writing when she used it as a coping mechanism to get through hard times. Since then, she has been passionately writing novels that make people fall in love with the characters and the storylines. She writes from a mix of personal experiences and imagination. As an avid beach lover, her dream is to write an entire book with her feet in the sand.

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Little Tea by Claire Fullerton Blog Tour with Review

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Little Tea
by Claire Fullerton

 

About Little Tea

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Southern Fiction
Publisher: Firefly Southern Fiction (April 28, 2020)
Paperback: 252 pages
ISBN-10: 1645262596
ISBN-13: 978-1645262596
Digital ASIN: B0817J667Y

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Southern Culture … Old Friendships … Family Tragedy

 

One phone call from Renny to come home and “see about” the capricious Ava and Celia Wakefield decides to overlook her distressful past in the name of friendship.

 

For three reflective days at Renny’s lake house in Heber Springs, Arkansas, the three childhood friends reunite and examine life, love, marriage, and the ties that bind, even though Celia’s personal story has yet to be healed. When the past arrives at the lake house door in the form of her old boyfriend, Celia must revisit the life she’d tried to outrun.

 

As her idyllic coming of age alongside her best friend, Little Tea, on her family’s ancestral grounds in bucolic Como, Mississippi unfolds, Celia realizes there is no better place to accept her own story than in this circle of friends who have remained beside her throughout the years. Theirs is a friendship that can talk any life sorrow into a comic tragedy, and now that the racial divide in the Deep South has evolved, Celia wonders if friendship can triumph over history.

 




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

All-Time Favorite Read

A Top Read of 2020

Little Tea is a beautiful, lyrical read! It’s Southern fiction at its best!!!

It didn’t take me long to realize this book was going to be a gem! The author pulled me in wholeheartedly from the very beginning! The synopsis doesn’t even scratch the surface. It is a story about childhood friends, but it is so much more. Celia returns to her home and friends, Renny and Ava, but the story isn’t about just their friendship. Celia had another best friend growing up, Little Tea. There are some real unresolved issues that revolved around that friendship, and this trip will finally help Celia to make some peace with her tragic past.

I really enjoyed the moments between Celia, Renny and Ava, especially in the form of flashbacks with Celia and her friends. It brought back tender moments for me thinking back on my two childhood friends. I’m still close to them today, and it made me realize they know me in ways no one else does. Fullerton also delves into the issue of racism, and she does it in a way that really made me think. I have to also add that the ending of the book was one of the best endings I have ever come across.

There are writers who just write books, and there are writers that write literature, and Claire Fullerton writes wonderful literature! I felt like I could be sitting with her in a cafe as she tells me this emotional, complicated, and beautiful story of friendship, life, heartbreak, and finally healing. I highly recommend reading Little Tea. One final note: I’m hoping maybe Fullerton will give us a sequel to see how these amazing women are doing!




About Claire Fullerton

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Claire Fullerton hails from Memphis, TN. and now lives in Malibu, CA. with her husband and 3 German shepherds. She is the author of Mourning Dove, a coming of age, Southern family saga set in 1970’s Memphis. Mourning Dove is a five-time award winner, including the Literary Classics Words on Wings for Book of the Year, and the Ippy Award silver medal in regional fiction ( Southeast.) Claire is also the author of Dancing to an Irish Reel, a Kindle Book Review and Readers’ Favorite award winner that is set on the west coast of Ireland, where she once lived. Claire’s first novel is a paranormal mystery set in two time periods titled, A Portal in Time, set in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. She is a contributor to the book, A Southern Season with her novella, Through an Autumn Window, set at a Memphis funeral ( because something always goes wrong at a Southern funeral.) Little Tea is Claire’s 4th novel and is set in the Deep South. It is the story of the bonds of female friendship, healing the past, and outdated racial relations. Little Tea is the August selection of the Pulpwood Queens, a Faulkner Society finalist in the William Wisdom international competition, and on the short list of the Chanticleer Review’s Somerset award. She is represented by Julie Gwinn of the Seymour Literary.

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Fallen (Frenemy #3) by Kate Benson Release Blitz & Review

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Fallen (Frenemy #3) 

By Kate Benson

About the Book:

College graduation wasn’t quite what I thought it would be.
Along with my art degree, I received a positive pregnancy test.

The father just happens to be my brother’s best friend, any my nemesis-turned-boyfriend.
It’s complicated.

Now, we’re living together, in a new city, with new jobs and my hormones are raging like a crazed banshee. What else could go wrong?

I hear Mexico is beautiful this time of year.

If this had happened a year ago, we’d both be running for the hills. It’s too late for that now, though.
We’ve already fallen.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

This last book in the whirlwind that is Evie and Dash was well worth the wait!!! These two never cease to amaze me, make me laugh, and in this book bring some tears to my eyes!

As the synopsis says, Evie’s college graduation was nothing like she expected. Having a positive pregnancy test was not at all what she saw coming! Her relationship with Dash is complicated and complex. They have their own brand of crazy that has worked for them so far, but bringing a child into the picture will definitely test their love and patience with one another.

This pregnancy from the beginning until the very end is vintage Evie and Dash, lots of craziness and laughter. However, there are some other serious and emotional moments. They both are still who they are at their core, but they both also grow so much throughout this book. They are forced to face their own insecurities and become grown ups, and what amazing grown ups they become, although that journey is full of twists and turns.

Can I just say that I loved how Benson brought some of my favorite characters from her other books into this one…ladies, think Dr. Tommy, Drake, and Chase!!!! Ahhh…that was a genius move!!!!!!

I know I have written the same thing in my previous reviews of Kate Benson’s books, but she is one of those rare writers that really listens and loves her characters. They are not only a part of her books, but I think they are also a very important part of her soul as well. That magic always translates into everything she writes. That is the very reason she will ALWAYS be one of my all-time favorite writers!!!!




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Meet the Author:

Kate Benson

 

Kate Benson was raised in Texas and currently resides in central Florida with her husband and their growing army of fur minions.

She learned to read at the age of four and has been hooked ever since. She credits her passion for literature to her mother, her love of story-telling to her father and her unwavering faith in happily-ever-after’s to her husband, Sean.
Some of her favorite things include rainy days, loud music, superhero movies, hot tea and of course, lazy afternoons with a great book.
To find out more about Kate, her work or to just say hello, she loves hearing from her readers and can be found on social media.

Author Links:

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New Review: Redemption: The Complete Series

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Redemption: The Complete Series

By Kate Benson

About the Book: 

Kate Benson’s six sinfully steamy stories of The Vault Series are finally available for the first time in one complete set!

After a humiliating breakup, Isabella Baxter’s personal life had taken one hell of a hit.

She took time to lick her wounds, knowing the last thing she needed was another complication. Focusing on her career seemed like a flawless plan, she’d just need to stay off new CEO, Adam Avery’s, radar.
Once they met, there was nowhere else she’d rather be.

Adam Avery was been his father’s best kept dirty secret for more than three decades.

When his uncle appointed him as the unlikely successor to Avery Finance, the media went into a frenzy. For an admitted recluse, it was definitely a challenge. Luckily for Adam, he’d never shied away from those before. He knew he just needed to stay focused, in control, and avoid distractions.

Unfortunately, Isabella Baxter was the one distraction he couldn’t resist.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Finally, we have Bella and Adam’s story in one volume!!!! It’s the perfect combination of steam and romance!!!!

Bella’s personal life isn’t what she thought it would be….she has had a horrible breakup and certainly isn’t looking for another relationship. But, she hasn’t met Adam Avery yet!!!!

Adam isn’t looking for a relationship either, but he hasn’t met Avery yet. All their carefully laid plans are about to come crashing down.

Both try to fight their feelings, but they can’t. When they do give in, WOW, the fireworks! While the book is steamy, Benson never skimps on the emotions! I loved watching their walls come down and learning to trust each other. There are lots of roadblocks to their HEA, but I certainly enjoyed watching them fall for one another.

If you like steamy reads with lots of emotion and swoonworthy moments, you can’t beat this sexy series!!!!




 

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Meet the Author:

Kate Benson

Kate Benson was raised in Texas and currently resides in central Florida with her husband and their growing army of fur minions.

She learned to read at the age of four and has been hooked ever since. She credits her passion for literature to her mother, her love of story-telling to her father and her unwavering faith in happily-ever-after’s to her husband, Sean.
Some of her favorite things include rainy days, loud music, superhero movies, hot tea and of course, lazy afternoons with a great book.
To find out more about Kate, her work or to just say hello, she loves hearing from her readers and can be found on social media.

Author Links:

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7391945.Kate_Benson

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New Review: Engagement & Espionage (Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries #1) by Penny Reid

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Engagement and Espionage, an all-new fun and witty cozy mystery featuring The Winston Brother fan favorites Jenn and Cletus Winston from New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid is available now!

 

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Jennifer Sylvester made her deal with the devil . . . and now they’re engaged!

But all is not well in Green Valley. A chicken choker is on the loose, 61 dead birds most “fowl” need plucking, and no time remains for Jennifer and her devilish fiancé. Desperate to find a spare moment together, Jenn and Cletus’s attempts to reconnect are thwarted by one seemingly coincidental disaster after another. It’s not long before Cletus and Jenn see a pattern emerge and the truth becomes clear.

Sabotage!

Will an undercover mission unmask the culprit? Or are these love-birds totally plucked?

‘Engagement and Espionage’ is the first book in the Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries series, is a full-length cozy mystery, and is a spin-off of Penny Reid’s Winston Brothers series. This novel is best read after ‘Beard Science,’ Winston Brothers #3.

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Christie’s Review

5 STARS

I was already a huge fan of Jenn and Cletus, and this book made me love them even more!!!!

This book is best understood after reading Book 3 in the series, Beard Science. I loved catching up with all the characters in Green Valley. Jenn and Cletus should be enjoying their time together, but it seems like one thing or another is keeping them apart, and not just her mother this time. It is a busy time of year, and now the couple find themselves embroiled in a mystery. It seems like weird things are happening in town, and it starts with the death of 61 chickens. Someone is sabotaging people in town, and Jenn and Cletus are determined to find the guilty party.

One of my favorite parts of the book was seeing Jenn really come into her own. She is learning to become her own person, and it was great seeing her relationship with her mother change….even Cletus’s relationship with her mother changes. The mysteries seem to have a silver lining in that sense. The two still share their electric chemistry. It was wonderful catching up with them after their HEA. 

Reid has again put herself in her own genre. It’s part mystery and part romance with lots of spice added in. I am so excited for this series, and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!!!!




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Penny Reid is the
New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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New Review: Vicious Prince (Royal Elite Book 5)

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Christie’s Review

5 STARS

A Top Read of 2020

All-Time Favorite Read

Oh my gosh!!!! This is the best book of the series so far!!!! 

So, Ronan seems like he has it all. That is what I thought as I read the earlier books in the series. He is loved by all and loves to be surrounded by others! Boy, Rina Kent sure had me fooled. Never did I even dream what was going on behind that sexy and happy facade he presented to others. With his arranged marriage to Teal, all that pretense starts to fall away. As the title suggests, he can be a “vicious prince.” Teal seems to bring that out in him when she refuses to go back on the marriage contract! What begins as a sensuous and emotional game of cat and mouse becomes so much more!! I wasn’t sure who would be the winner…Ronan or Teal. 

Kent really threw me for a loop with this one. My heart broke…I cried. I was angry. Not only were my emotions raw, but she somehow weaved in a mystery I wasn’t expecting! Ahhh…it was so good! I have loved all her characters, and it’s because of their flaws that they are so dear to me. Ronan and Teal are my favorite so far. They are so complicated and complex. 

From the beginning, Teal makes it well-known that she has ulterior motives for agreeing to marry Ronan. They are from two completely different worlds. He was born into wealth and privilege. She was lucky to be rescued and brought into that world yet she never can forget her traumatic origins. She never cared about fitting in.

“When girls did everything to fit in, she just followed what she liked. She never once laughed or smiled because it was expected.”

“If Marquis de Sade and Snow White had an offspring, it’d be her.” 

To say Teal has suffered would be the understatement of the decade. She has learned to just go through the motions of life without having any emotions. This is where the magic that is Ronan comes in. He is the lightness to her darkness. He makes her feel things which is both good and bad for her. He could be the prince she never saw coming. 

While Ronan thinks he and Teal have nothing in common, he comes to realize they actually have more in common than he ever imagined. They just deal with their traumas in completely different ways. Teal has tried to be invisible and Ronan has surrounded himself with others. 

“It’s a commitment I made to myself when I decided to never be alone. Not for one second. Not even for a blink.”

This is one of those books I devour, but I have to stop and let it seep into my soul before I can ever sit down and write a review. The chemistry between them was electric, but it was all their own…just like their road to love was! It was the right one for Teal and Ronan. Rina Kent continues to amaze me. She can take something so dark and make it into something so beautiful. I think Teal not only accurately describes who Ronan is, but she accurately describes Rina’s Kent’s writing:

“You’re the light despite the darkness. You’re the hope despite the black dots. You’re strong despite the weakness.” 

Kent gives her readers light in the darkness, she gives hope despite the circumstances, and she gives her characters’ strengths in spite of weakness. This is why she has become one of my favorite writers in such a short span of time!!!!




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He’s prince charming. Just not hers.

I have a secret.

I stole a heart, or rather a marriage contract.

It wasn’t mine to own, to look at or to even consider.

But it was there for the taking so I took it.

Huge mistake.

Ronan Astor is a nobility in this world.

Arrogant player.

Heartless bastard.

Vicious prince.

Now, he’s out to destroy me.

What he doesn’t know is that I’m out to destroy him too.

My name is Teal Van Doren, and I’m where princes go to die.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rina Kent is an international bestselling author of everything enemies to lovers romance.

Darkness is her playground, suspense is her best friend, and twists are her brain’s food. However, she likes to think she’s a romantic at heart in some way, so don’t kill her hopes just yet.

Her heroes are anti-heroes and villains because she was always the weirdo who fell in love with the guys no one roots for. Her books are sprinkled with a touch of mystery, a healthy dose of angst, a pinch of violence, and lots of intense passion.

Rina spends her private days in a peaceful town in North Africa daydreaming about the next plot idea or laughing like an evil mastermind when those ideas come together.

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New Review: The Rebel by Kelsey Clayton (Haven Grace Prep Book 3)

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The Rebel by Kelsey Clayton is LIVE and FREE with Kindle Unlimited! A hot student-teacher romance with all the feels… Get ready to meet Tessa Callahan!

I don’t play by the rules.

Never have, never will.

The second our eyes met from across the club,

I could feel a shift in the air—an overwhelming pull drawing me in.

One mind-blowing night is all it was, or so I thought.

Repeating my senior year may not have been the plan,

But finding out my one-night stand is my new teacher—

That’s something I never saw coming.

His gaze bores into me with the same intensity.

That body, those hands, I remember every touch.

I should stay away, but I don’t want to.

This time, all bets are off.

I’ll let him think he’s in control,

Until I bring him to his knees.

Passion and fire,

Forbidden and wrong.

Like I said, I don’t play by the rules.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Just when I think Kelsey Clayton can’t surprise me, she ALWAYS does. The Rebel is my favorite book in the series so far. 

I knew Tessa would have a story to tell, but I had absolutely no idea how powerful it would be. In the earlier novels, I learned that she was pretty tough and independent. However, I didn’t realize how complex and complicated she was. 

She doesn’t believe that the rules are for her. She is the rebel.  When she sees a sexy stranger, Asher, across a club that she is too young to get into, she thinks nothing of going home with him. It is a night they will both remember, even if they believe they won’t see each other again. Oh boy, how wrong they are. 

Imagine their surprise when they realize he is her teacher, and she is his student. Before people freak out, she is 18. If this was any other person but Tessa, it wouldn’t work…but it does. Of course, she sees no problem. Asher, unlike Tessa, is a rule follower. He has done that all of his life, but all that goes out of the window with her. She is chaos…

“This girl is a storm–a tornado ready to wreak havoc on anything in her path–and I’m addicted to her chaos.” ~Asher~

She is a storm. She has the potential to destroy everything in her path, but it is what she has had to do to survive. She might have a beautiful home, but that is just an appearance. Deep down, this girl is like a wounded animal. She has a tendency to lash out at others. She doesn’t think she can let anyone get too close to her, not even Delaney and Lennon. They can only get so far! She does this to keep herself from breaking into pieces she may never be able to put back together again. She really wants a relationship with Asher. He has proven himself to her time and time again. Yet, she has such a hard time relinquishing any control and putting her heart and sanity on the line.

Asher is a knight in shining armor if there ever was one! He does try to do the honorable thing and stay away from her, but he can’t. He is there every single time to rescue Tessa from her poor choices. He has his own issues of trust, but he is willing to put everything on the line for her. Who wouldn’t fall in love with a guy like that?

Despite Ashser’s support, Tessa has to make the decision to help herself. Asher takes the pain away momentarily, but it doesn’t last. 

“He’s the antidote to my pain. When I’m with him, everything fades away, but when I’m not, I drown in misery.” 

She has the power to determine what path in life she wants to take, but it won’t be easy. Lucky for her, she has an unbelievable support system. 

I was glad I got to see characters from previous books drop in and make appearances. They do play a part in Tessa’s journey. The addition of Colby, Asher’s best friend, also adds to her story. I loved Colby, and I hope at some point we get his story. 

Clayton gave her readers a book that isn’t just a story, it has the power to give someone hope and the ability to change lives. We learn through Tessa that pain doesn’ have to define you. You can overcome pretty much anything if you try. As she so eloquently puts it, “You are bigger than the things that happen to you.” It was just an incredible story of love and resilience. Another winner for Kelsey Clayton!!!!




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Kelsey Clayton is a 29-year-old mother of two from a small town in lower Delaware. Born and raised in New Jersey, she discovered her love for writing when she used it as a coping mechanism to get through hard times. Since then, she has been passionately writing novels that make people fall in love with the characters and the storylines. She writes from a mix of personal experiences and imagination. As an avid beach lover, her dream is to write an entire book with her feet in the sand.

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New Review: Kiss to Conquer (Blairwood University #1) by Anna B. Doe

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Kiss to Conquer (Blairwood University #1)

by Anna B. Doe

About the Book:

 

The past tore them apart.

After a terrible accident took everything from Callie Stewart, enrolling at Blairwood University is supposed to be a chance at a new beginning.

Living his best life, Hayden Watson, star wide receiver for the Blairwood Ravens, is heading straight for the NFL draft and nothing is going to stand in his way.

The present brings them together.

Their paths were never supposed to cross, but when they do, all those old demons and feelings come rushing back. Hayden thinks he knows all about Callie’s life before Blairwood and he’s not ready to let go of the past, much less forgive her for what she has done three years ago.

One thing’s for sure… it’s going to take more than a kiss to conquer their broken past.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Anna B. Doe has crafted a beautiful, emotional read with Kiss to Conquer. I was mesmerized from the very first pages! 

Callie and Hayden knew each other back in high school, but the past tore them apart before they really ever had a chance to begin anything. It ended with Callie having major regrets and Hayden hating the girl who once held his heart. 

Fast forward years later, and these two will meet again. As you can imagine, it isn’t something either expected or even want. When old feelings emerge, things get even more complicated. 

Callie has come to Blairwood University hoping to begin her life again after she was involved in a devastating accident that took everything she held dear away. She is nothing like the girl Hayden knew, not by a long shot. Loss changed her in ways he could never imagine. To be fair to him, she wasn’t the most likeable person in high school as I saw in the flashbacks to their teen years. She was pretty self-centered, selfish, and cared about the trivial things in life…popularity. I like her much better now. 

Hayden has changed as well. It was almost like they switched personalities in a sense. He is now the most popular person on campus, and she shuns all attention. Although, Hayden wasn’t as self-centered as Callie was. Much of Hayden’s attitude is because of his painful past. I could definitely understand his dislike for Callie. Because of his good heart, he is able to forgive her for her past mistakes. 

Callie doesn’t believe she deserves a good life. She can’t seem to forgive herself for her past. With Hayden back in her life, she thinks happiness might just be a possibility. 

“But over time I accepted my destiny. Accepted the life I was forced to live without people I loved the most in it. But  I never started to dream again. Until now. Hayden…he makes me want to dream again. He makes me want to have a different future. Believe I can actually deserve it.”

Both Callie and Hendrix deserve all the happiness in the world, but it will NOT be easy. It seems life just keeps throwing them curveballs. They will have to fight for their HEA, and it will take both of them to do it!!! 

This is such a beautiful, emotional romance with some twists. Through this couple, Doe showed her readers that the past doesn’t have to define you.  I couldn’t help falling in love with Hendrix and Callie!!!! 




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Anna B. Doe is a young adult and new adult contemporary romance author. She writes real-life romance that is equal parts sweet and sexy. She’s a coffee and chocolate addict. Like her characters, she loves those two things dark, sweet and with little extra spice.

When she’s not working for a living or writing her newest book you can find her reading books or binge-watching TV shows. Originally from Croatia, she is always planning her next trip because wanderlust is in her blood.

 

She is currently working on various projects. Some more secret than others.

 

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